Nothing has announced a new black edition of its sellout debut device, ear (1). The lightweight true wireless earbuds have kept their distinctive transparent case, whilst featuring a new smoky finish and a matte black colourway of the silicone earbuds and internal casing. With up to 34 hours* playtime with the case, a powerful 11.6mm driver and leading specs including Active Noise Cancellation, the ₹6,999 Nothing ear (1) black limited edition has the same full feature set as the highly-rated original ear (1).
Additionally, the London-based consumer tech brand has confirmed that ear (1) is now carbon neutral. Nothing worked with internationally recognised third parties, like Geneva-headquartered SGS, to independently assess and neutralise the carbon footprint of the first product in its ecosystem. The 1.78kg carbon footprint of the ear (1) will be revealed on a new packaging label, which the company hopes will empower users to make better-informed purchases.
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“Nothing is here to make a positive difference. Our newly carbon-neutral ear (1) is the first step in our journey to sustainability,” said Carl Pei, CEO and Co-founder of Nothing. “With ear (1) we’ve proven that new ideas, from design to distribution, can resonate with users and bring back the sense of excitement that’s been lacking in our industry. We hope this black edition raises a few more eyebrows in the months to come and that more tech brands add carbon transparency labelling to their products.”
Before official sales, Nothing will be releasing #the100 first units of the ear (1) black edition, which will be individually engraved from 1 to 100. In a first for the brand, customers will be able to purchase the limited edition units exclusively at the Nothing Kiosk, a new limited installation that will operate from 11:00-19:00 GMT starting from 04 December at Seven Dials, Covent Garden in London. Stock will be limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Open sales of ear (1) black edition will start at 12 noon IST on 13 December on Flipkart. On nothing.tech, people will also be able to purchase with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), USD Coin (USDC) and Dogecoin (DOGE). This payment option will be available in select countries*, excluding India.
Nothing recently celebrated its one year anniversary. The company’s first product, the ear (1), cut through the clutter to become one of the most anticipated product launches of the year, shipping over 220,000 units to date.
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