Just before the first Nothing phone was released, a new TWS buds design surfaced. However, those expected replacements of the Ear (1) didn’t launch alongside the phone. The company was waiting for the right time to offer an official look at the new design and that time was at London Fashion Week. Dubbed the Nothing Ear (stick), these were featured during Chet Lo’s runway show.
The case has been completely redesigned, it is now lipstick-shaped and should be more pocketable than the original slab design. This was just a teaser, though, so Nothing is keeping the exact details about the new TWS buds under wraps. In fact, we only get a glimpse of the buds themselves through the transparent elements of their case.
Unconfirmed info suggests that the buds will drop the rubber tip of the Ear (1), making them similar to the vanilla AirPods. Some find this design more comfortable to wear, but it makes it harder to get a good seal.
The Nothing Ear (stick) will launch later this year, but the company refused to offer any more specifics. By the way, Nothing joined the fashion show with limited-edition bags that use sheer fabric (transparency is at the core of Nothing design), which let the Phone (1)’s Glyph lights shine through (check the image above for a closer look). The bags will be available early next year.