The sequel to Nothing’s Ear 1 may provide the heebie jeebies. Known as the Nothing Ear Stick, these earbuds characteristic a protracted charging case and debuted on Chet Lo’s SS23 runway. In keeping with Nothing, the Ear Stick is impressed by beauty packaging—it vaguely seems to be like a tube of lipstick.
Whereas the Ear Stick’s design is clearly an aesthetic selection, it ought to include a number of tangible advantages. Comparable earbud instances, like that of the Inventive Outlier Air, provide a stunningly lengthy battery life. They’re additionally simple to seek out in a bag or a case. (Nothing claims that the lengthy charging case is extra pocketable, which is the other of my expertise with related merchandise.)
If prospects can get previous the bizarre title (and advertising and marketing), then Ear Stick could also be a profitable product. The Ear 1 was surprisingly standard, and it scored an 8/10 in our detailed evaluation. That mentioned, the Ear 1 sells at a reasonably aggressive worth, and it launched the novelty of a transparent plastic design.
We don’t have any photos of the Ear Stick earbuds. The images shared by Nothing solely present the Ear Stick charging case, sans buds. There’s no level in guessing what the earbuds will seem like, although they might be bigger than the Ear 1 to extend battery life.
Nothing will reveal extra particulars in regards to the Ear Stick later this 12 months. We’re primarily hoping for enhancements to the transparency mode, which is a weak level of the unique Ear 1.