Nothing has shifted its focus from the phone to audio products once again. They have launched their second TWS earbuds, Nothing Ear (Stick). The design is inspired by lipstick silhouettes. Moreover, the case is transparent keeping symmetry with the overall design language of the brand. There are some subtle design changes to the buds themselves as compared to the original Nothing Ear (1).
The Buds now don’t have silicone tips. Rather, they have hard plastic tips. Moreover, the stem is transparent and the only color launched is white. They have 12.6mm drivers and touch controls. The touch controls will be mapped for play, pause, skip, voice assistance, and volume controls. Furthermore, the Ear (Stick) earbuds lack Active Noise Cancellation. However, to make up for that, Nothing has included Clear Voice Technology. This will aid the three microphones on each bud for clear and distortion-free calling.
The Ear (Stick) has a Bass Lock feature as well. This will adjust the bass according to the environment you are using the buds. On Android and iOS devices except for the Nothing Phone (1), you will have to download the Nothing X app to control and customize the earphones. However, when the earbuds are paired with Nothing’s Phone (1), you’ll be able to customize gesture controls, adjust EQ settings, and use the Find My Earbuds function via Phone (1)’s quick settings toggle.
Adding on, the buds have an official IP54 rating. These come with up to 7 hours of playback with an advertised 29 hours of battery life on a single charge with the case. Lastly, these buds also miss on wireless charging compatibility. This feature should have been there considering the price.
The Nothing Ear (Stick) will cost you $99 / €119 / £99. Moreover, these will be available in 40 countries via Nothing’s website. The original Nothing Ear (1) was launched for the same price. However, their price got hiked to $150.