Carl Pei's hardware start-up Nothing has revealed more details of its first product, the Ear 1 wireless earbuds. The Ear 1 is designed by renowned Swedish firm Teenage Engineering known for its collaborations with IKEA and Panic. Unsurprisingly, the earbuds feature a striking design with use of transparent materials.
Each earbud is rated IPX4 to withstand drizzle and sweat. Weighing in at 4.7 grams, these earbuds are quite light. For a comfortable fit, the Ear 1 buds come with three silicone tips.
Nothing's earbuds offer active noise cancellation aided by three embedded mics. You also get a 'Transparency Mode' for spatial awareness. The Ear 1 offers gesture-based controls and an auto-pause feature that triggers when you remove an earbud.
On a single charge, these earbuds are said to offer up to five hours of listening time. The carry case doubles up as a battery pack and can top up the earbuds for 34 hours of playback.
The Nothing Ear 1 plays nice with Android and iOS devices. Compatible Android handsets will be treated with the fast-pairing feature. These earbuds come with a companion app that lets you fine-tune equalizers, gestures, and locate the pair from your smartphone.
Priced at $99, the Ear 1 will be up for grabs from Nothing's website in limited quantities on July 31. However, it will be followed by a wider release on August 17 in about 45 countries including the U.S., UK, and India.