Nothing is back with a sequel to its Ear 1 buds, and the aesthetic is as splashy as ever.
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When it comes to design, Nothing knows how to make a mark. The Ear Stick is a perfect example; even the box pops.
Its lipstick-inspired charging case slides open to reveal both Ear Sticks, and has a satisfying click when fully twisted.
The case is easily the most noticeable shift from a design standpoint. Here’s the tubular lipstick case compared to the Ear 1’s rectangular puck.
The Ear Stick retains Nothing’s recognizable transparent design, allowing you to glimpse the circuitry inside.
Nothing Ear Stick
Size-wise the Ear Stick is similar to its predecessor, the Ear 1. The biggest technical difference is the Ear Stick’s lack of active noise-cancellation.
No noise cancellation means a fairly enticing price point, though.
Nothing’s Ear Stick was released on November 4 and are available in 40 countries, including the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.