AirPods alternatives in a lipstick-style case although?
True to kind, Nothing has simply introduced the total reveal date for its upcoming audio product, Ear (stick).
So, an announcement about an announcement. You’ve obtained handy it to Carl Pei’s advertising division, they by no means miss a trick.
What we’re saying is that though we nonetheless have ‘nothing’ conclusive in regards to the options, pricing or launch date for the Ear (stick) besides a picture of one other mannequin holding them (and we’ve seen loads of these traipsing down the catwalk just lately), we do have a date – the day after we’ll be granted official entry to this info.
That day is October 26. Nothing assures us that on this present day we’ll be capable of discover out all the things, together with pricing and product specs, through the on-line Ear (stick) Reveal, at 3PM BST (which is 10AM ET, or 1AM on Wednesday in case you’re in Sydney, Australia) on nothing.tech.
Any additional info? A little bit. Nothing calls the Ear (stick), which is now the product’s official title, “the next generation of Nothing sound technology”, and its “most advanced audio product yet”.
But that’s not all! Apparently, Ear (stick) are “half in-ear true wireless earbuds that balance supreme comfort with exceptional sound, made not to be felt when in use. They’re feather-light with an ergonomic design that’s moulded to your ears. Delivered in a unique charging case, inspired by classic cosmetic silhouettes, and compactly formed to simply glide into pockets.”
It’s no secret that I would like Nothing’s earbuds to reach world dominated by AirPods; who doesn’t love a plucky, eccentric underdog?
But with a view to turn into among the greatest true wi-fi earbuds in the marketplace, there may be room for enchancment over the Nothing Ear 1, the corporate’s inaugural earbuds.
Aside from this official ‘news’ from Nothing, leaked pictures and movies of the Ear (stick) have been bobbing up everywhere in the web (thanks, developer Kuba Wojciechowski) they usually depict earbuds that look largely unchanged, which is a disgrace.
For me, the main focus must shift from gimmicks comparable to a cylindrical case with a purple part on the finish which twists up like a lipstick. Don’t get me fallacious, I like a little bit of theater, however provided that the sound coming from the earbuds themselves is prime canine.
As the pure companions for the Nothing Phone 1, it is smart for the Ear (stick) to take a spot much like that of Apple’s AirPods 3, the place the flagship Ear (1) sit alongside the AirPods Pro 2 as a flagship providing.
See, that lipstick case form possible is not going to help wi-fi charging. That and the rumored lack of ANC means the Ear (stick) might be arriving because the extra reasonably priced choice in Nothing’s ouevre.
For now, we sit tight till October 26.
By Becky Scarrott