London-based consumer tech company Nothing, founded by an ex-OnePlus employee and co-founder Carl Pei, has launched its first truly wireless earbuds: Nothing Ear 1. The Nothing Ear 1 went on sale in India for the first time today via Flipkart. The company had announced the launch offers for the earphones yesterday. The launch offer included a free 6-month Gaana Plus subscription and a ₹500 instant discount for ICICI Bank credit card users. The earphones went on sale earlier today and they were sold out in less than 2 minutes. Hype achieved! Carl Pei mentioned this through a tweet and said that the company sold 4,800 units of Nothing Ear 1 in today’s sale.
Nothing Ear 1 Price in India, Launch Offers
To recall, the Nothing Ear 1 price in India starts at ₹5,999 and they are sold in India only via Flipkart. The launch offer included a ₹500 instant discount for ICICI Bank Credit Card users and a free 6-month Gaana Plus subscription.
With the 4800 units being sold out, Nothing managed to draw a total amount of ₹2.8 crores as revenue from the first sale. As of now, the next sale date of the Nothing Ear 1 hasn’t been announced yet. Customers who pre-ordered the earbuds will receive their orders by September 1, 2021. That’s quite a long wait, we would say.
Nothing Ear 1 Specifications, Features
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While they reportedly sound good (we haven’t reviewed the earphones yet), the USP of Nothing Ear 1 is that it features a partly transparent design. The Nothing Ear 1 offers some premium features like ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and they come equipped with silicone tips for better grip. Each earbud weighs 4.7g.
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The earbuds feature a Bluetooth 5.2 chip for wireless connectivity and support SBC and AAC codecs. The earbuds use 11.6mm dynamic drivers and they offer up to 40db Smart Adaptive Noise cancellation with 2 modes (Light and Maximum). They can be connected to any smartphone running Android 5.1 (and above) or iOS 11 (and above).
As for the battery life, the Nothing Ear 1 claims to offer up to 5.7 hours of music playback with ANC turned off and 4 hours with ANC turned on. The Nothing Ear 1 has fast wired charging as well as Qi wireless charging. Other features of these truly wireless earbuds include an IPX4 rating for sweat resistance, automatic in-ear detection, fast pairing, and Find My Earbud.