Nothing teases its ear (1) buds with a charging-case design reveal
Carl Pei's new company Nothing had hinted that its first-gen TWS earbuds would incorporate material capable of showing their internals back when it was just teasing their launch. Now, the OEM has made it clear that this is the case.
To be more accurate, Nothing has affirmed that the charging cradle for these ear (1) buds will be mostly transparent, at least. Its latest teaser suggest that the corresponding TWS devices will have a form-factor somewhat along the lines of Sony's WF-1000XM4s.
It seems likely that they will snap into their case via magnetic contacts picked out in red. Pei has also reportedly revealed some important specs for this accessory: it will have a 570mAh capacity conferring up to 24 hours of use on the ear (1)s between charges.
It is also now patent that this can be done via USB type C, although the option of wireless charging is also here in these first-gen buds. Nothing's CEO has also reportedly noted that the these parts of the product will be transparent themselves in part.
Meanwhile, the Nothing ear (1)s have in fact already briefly gone on sale...sort of. Their listing on StockX for an exclusive lot of 100 serialized units has resulted in bids of up to €667 (~US$786), despite the fact the actual launch price of 'normal' editions have already been set at $99.
They will be revealed in full on a day already packed with debuts for new electronics: July 27, 2021. The OEM has announced it will unveil them on its own website in partnership with the YouTube channel UnboxTherapy at 15:00 CET on that day.