Nothing Launches Ear (a) Earbuds with ChatGPT Integration, Rivaling AirPods

April 19, 2024
Nothing Launches Ear (a) Earbuds with ChatGPT Integration, Rivaling AirPods
  • British tech brand Nothing, led by co-founder Carl Pei, introduces two new wireless earbud models, the Ear and Ear (a), priced at $149 and $99.

  • The Ear (a) model, at $99, stands out for its impressive sound quality, effective noise cancellation, and competitive battery life, challenging higher-priced competitors like Apple's AirPods.

  • Notable features of both models include up to 45db active noise cancellation, improved battery life, and 11mm drivers, with the Ear model also supporting high-res audio over Bluetooth.

  • The Ear (a) lacks Qi wireless charging for its case, which is seen as a disadvantage amidst its positive reception.

  • Nothing integrates ChatGPT into its earbuds, enabling direct access to the AI chatbot through a pinch interaction on the stem, with compatibility on Nothing smartphones and upcoming support on other models.

  • Both earbud models are designed with durability in mind, having IP54 dust and water resistance for the earbuds and an IPX2 rating for the Ear (a) case.

  • Pre-orders for the new earbuds are live on the Nothing website, with general availability starting April 22.

  • CEO Carl Pei hints at future updates, including bringing ChatGPT integration to older Nothing earbud models through software enhancements.

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