Nothing announced its second audio product today with the Ear (stick) wireless earphones. These bring а half-in-ear design (i.e. no silicone tips), 12.6 mm drivers and up to 29 hours of battery life with the charging case. The cylindrical case design is inspired by lipstick silhouettes and is yet again transparent to showcase the buds when not in use. You open the case with a twist to get to the buds.
There’s no active noise cancelation (ANC) on the Ear (stick) though you do get Clear Voice Technology which leverages the 3 microphones on each earbud for wind and crowd-proof calls. The buds come with touch controls for play, pause, skip, voice assistance and volume control.
Nothing is also bringing Bass Lock which dynamically adjusts the bass to your surroundings. The new buds are IP54 water and dust-resistant and feature up to 7 hours of playback on a single charge which extends to 29 hours with the charging case. They are Fast Pair compatible with Android devices. Nothing claims these earbuds can be worn all day thanks to their ergonomic design.
There are several special features when paired with Nothing Phone (1) including customizable gesture controls, EQ settings adjustments and a Find My Earbuds function all accessible via Phone (1)’s quick settings toggle. Other Android and iOS devices will have to download the Nothing X app to access the aforementioned features.
Pricing for Nothign Ear (stick) is set at $99 / €119 / £99 which matches the original MSRP of the Nothing Ear (1) though that product recently got a 50% price hike and retails for $150 as of today.
Nothing Ear (stick) will be available in over 40 countries from November 4 via nothing.tech and partnering retailers. Nothing is offering a 10% discount to early buyers until November 30.