While virtually everything about the buds remains top secret, this does give us a time frame to look forward to finally seeing what Nothing developed. That said, here’s everything we know about the earbuds so far.
Nothing Ear 1 earbuds: What do we know?
Nothing is a creation of OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei, who is on a mission to create consumer tech with timeless design that strips away anything superficial or complex, to give you something that seamlessly integrates. In other words, gadgets that feel like “nothing” — hence, the name.
The first hint of what this may mean came in the company’s design principles post, which showed off the Concept 1: a transparent earbud whose beauty lies in its restraint. No colours and no obtuse branding. Just a pair of earbuds.
And now, Nothing confirmed we can expect something in the same vein with their Ear 1 earbuds, which will feature “the raw beauty of technology with a distinctive transparent finish,” according to the press release.
Nothing Ear 1 earbuds: When will they launch?
As Nothing themselves said, this is just the beginning, as the team plan to “create an ecosystem of connected devices with iconic designs, starting with true wireless earbuds.”
Previously, we mentioned a June release window for these earbuds, but beyond the fact we’re getting very close to the end, we found a clue to suggest we won’t see them this month.
Namely, Nothing seems to have scrubbed any mention of the month from the Ear 1 announcement post. The original URL path was “/news/ear-1-coming-this-june,” but now redirects to “/news/ear-1-coming-soon.”
However, Nothing did post on Instagram recently about being in the “final stretch” of development, so with that and this retail partnership announcement, it’s fair to say we can expect to see something sooner rather than later.
There’s still a couple of months left for summer, but whenever it lands, you can pick them up either at Selfridges in London or on Selfridges.com.