Nothing Ear 1 earbuds launch delayed, announces Carl Pei

Nothing Ear 1
(Image credit: Nothing)

Update: The Nothing Ear 1 true wireless earbuds are the company's first product, which will be unveiled on July 27.

Nothing was supposed to make a big splash with its first product this month — the Ear 1 wireless earphones. However, Carl Pei announced today that the launch has now been delayed to later this summer.

A month ago, the ex-OnePlus co-founder said that the Nothing Ear 1 will arrive in June but could fall short of the company’s vision of "to remove barriers between people and technology to create a seamless digital future that looks, lives, and feels like nothing". Now it looks like there’s more disappointment for those waiting for it.

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Pei took to Twitter to share that they were behind schedule and will be delaying the Nothing Ear 1 launch. No specific date was mentioned except the “later this summer” timeline. While an explanation was not provided, he did say that they are close to the finish line but a few things were yet to be finalized.

Nothing has been extremely mysterious with its functioning, revealing tiny bits every few weeks. Not much is known about the Ear 1 except that it will be an audio product with a strong emphasis on design. Based on the wording, it seems to be a pair of true wireless earbuds.

Nothing Concept 1 (Image credit: Nothing)

In a blog post, Nothing shared a reference silhouette image of the earbud which had a disjointed stem and a slim ear tip, making many question how comfortable they will be.

A while ago, Nothing unveiled its product design principles along with images of a concept product, which had an unusually minimal look with transparent elements that showcase the inner workings. The Ear 1 is supposed to be weightless, effortless and timeless — characteristics that are not commonly seen on consumer electronics. Of course, all of them are also very vague, so we will have to wait till something gets official.


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