Don’t anticipate a radical design change
If Nothing is aware of the right way to do something, it is stretch out a product launch for so long as potential — its gradual and teasing bulletins got on our nerves last year forward of the Ear 1 launch. That hype prepare barreled on with the Nothing Cellphone 1, and most not too long ago, Paris Vogue Week gave us our first fleeting glimpse at Nothing’s third product, the upcoming Ear Stick. Fortunately, regulators and certification authorities are largely resistant to advertising, and take care of simple specs. Right now we’re happy to see Nothing’s subsequent earbuds passing by way of the FCC, revealing just a few particulars that we might most likely in any other case be ready some time for Nothing to disclose.
Carl Pei’s advertising group might have realized a factor or two about design, however the imagery shared with the FCC may very well be a bit underwhelming in case you’re anticipating the brand new true-wireless earbuds to vary from the Nothing Ear 1 considerably (by way of GSMArena). One picture exhibits the Ear Stick nonetheless utilizing a clear shell like on the Phone 1 and Ear 1, together with black circuitry and antennae, however the total form of the clear housing appears principally unchanged.
The FCC paperwork (ID 2AZEQ-B157) reveals Nothing’s Ear Stick bearing mannequin quantity B157 will use Bluetooth v5.2. Every bud might be outfitted with a 36mAh Li-ion polymer battery, whereas the case could have a bigger 350mAh battery, suggesting we should always be capable of recharge the buds round 4 instances earlier than the case runs out of juice. Quick charging capabilities aren’t instantly obvious from this label, however the retail field will embody a foot-long USB-C to USB-C charging cable.
Packaging label for the Nothing Ear Stick
Though the Nothing Ear Stick made an unofficial debut on the Vogue Week, we’ll most likely nonetheless have to attend awhile earlier than extra particulars come to gentle, particularly concerning the seemingly unaltered design. The corporate intends to formally launch its earbuds later this 12 months.