Nothing has officially announced the Ear (Stick), its second pair of TWS earbuds after the Ear (1). The announcement follows an official tease at Chet Lo’s SS23 London Fashion Week show. So, let’s take a look at the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Nothing Ear (Stick) in Nepal.
Nothing Ear (Stick) Overview:
Visually, the Ear (Stick) is completely different from Ear (1)’s slab design. It is now more cylindrical in shape, like lipstick. The new design is expected to be more pocketable. And since transparency has almost become synonymous with Nothing, it’s fairly obvious that the company has prioritized transparent design in the Ear (Stick) as well.
The case twists open to reveal the earbuds, which are half-in-ear in design, similar to Apple Airpods 3. As a result of this design choice, the Ear (Stick) lacks support for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). However, you do get Clear Voice Technology, which uses the three microphones on each earbud to make wind and crowd-proof calls.
Each bud weighs only 4.4 grams and is dust and water-resistant to IP54 standards. Similarly, you can use touch gestures to play, pause, and skip music, control volume, and activate voice assistant.
Sound and Connectivity
Nothing claims that the custom 12.6mm driver in the Ear (Stick) provides their most advanced audio experience yet. It produces authentic sound with minimal distortion and amplified fine details as a result of this. The company also asserts that the sound quality remains consistent across a wide range of frequency ranges.
Additionally, Ear (Stick) features Nothing’s Bass Lock technology, which recognizes bass loss as you wear the earbuds and adjusts the equalizer setting to the perfect level to deliver punchy depth.
The app now includes a new equalizer setting to fine-tune the sound to your preferences. Likewise, it allows you to switch to low-latency, Bass mode, and other settings. But for phone (1) users it’s easier to access these settings since everything is baked into the Bluetooth settings.
Rest of the specs
Aside from that, the Nothing Ear (Stick) has a total battery life of 29 hours with the case. Each bud, on the other hand, has a 7-hour playback time. The TWS buds can also be fast-charged, with a 10-minute charge providing up to 90 minutes of listening time. However, unlike the Ear (1), the case does not support wireless charging here.
Nothing Ear (Stick) Specifications:
- Driver: Custom 12.6mm audio driver
- Diaphragm: PEN (Polyethylene Naphthalate) + PU (Polyurethane)
- Connectivity: Wireless (Google Fast Pair, Microsft Swift Pair)
- Audio codecs: AAC, SBC
- Music time: 7 hours (buds) | 29 hours (with case)
- IP rating: Yes, IP54 dust and water resistance
- Noise-canceling: N/A
- Color: White
Nothing Ear (Stick) Price in Nepal and Availability
The earbuds are available in a single white color for USD 99 in the United States or INR 8,499 in India. We expect the price of Nothing Ear (Stick) to be NPR 17,000 if and when it launches in Nepal.
|Earbuds||Price in India||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Nothing Ear (Stick)||INR 8,499||NPR 17,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Nothing phone (1).