Nothing Ear (Stick) with lipstick-inspired case announced
Nothing has announced a new set of true wireless headphones, the Nothing Ear (Stick), which the company calls its “most advanced audio experience yet.”
Compared to last year’s Nothing Ear (1), the Ear (Stick) features meatier custom 12.6mm drivers (vs. 11.6mm), a lighter body (4, 4g vs. 4.7g) and a comfort-focused half-ear design.
Bass Lock technology compensates for the lack of a physical seal, using software to measure the fit and detect the amount of bass lost. Despite the lack of physical isolation in the ear compared to the Nothing Ear (1), the Nothing Ear (Stick) manages to deliver the next generation of the company’s Clear Voice technology, which uses three high-definition microphones and the Nothing’s algorithms for filtering out background noise.
You can expect up to 7 hours of listening time, which extends to 29 hours via a distinctive new cylindrical charging case. Just 10 minutes of charging in this case will give 2 hours of listening time. Supposedly inspired by lipstick silhouettes, the new case is accessed via a touch-twist opening system.
Nothing has redesigned the antenna for the ear (stick), positioning it farther from your face to reduce signal blockage. It also has a low latency mode which activates whenever it detects that you are playing a game.
Press the controls on each earbud to ensure you can use the Nothing Ear (Stick) even when your hands are wet. Meanwhile, if you have a Nothing(1) phone, all settings and features (including EQ settings and gesture customization) are built right in. Anyone can just download the new Nothing X app.
The Nothing Ear (Stick) will go on sale at 10:30 GMT on November 4 in over 40 countries, including the UK, US and Europe. It will cost £99, which was the launch price of the Nothing Ear (1).