Not anything – the brand new project from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei – has in spite of everything printed the primary concrete information about its first product: a couple of headphones it seems that named Ear 1.
Along the identify, Pei has printed in a weblog put up that the headphones will release this June, whilst teasing a couple of components in their design along this cryptic symbol that turns out to indicate Not anything is capturing for the arena’s longest true wi-fi earbuds.
“Design continues to be most sensible secret however what we will inform you is that Ear 1 combines notes of transparency, iconic shape, and delicate capability,” Pei writes. “It’s the place to begin that can outline the artistry, self assurance and craftsmanship that can raise our services and products for years yet to come.”
That’s about all that the corporate has showed to this point, leaving us most commonly at nighttime as to what to anticipate when Ear 1 arrives subsequent month.
Up to now we’ve noticed the above symbol of what Not anything has dubbed ‘Idea 1’, an “expression of our design rules” that takes inspiration from a grandmother’s tobacco pipe.
This isn’t precisely what we will have to be expecting Ear 1 to appear to be, however most probably will give you a greater concept of what to anticipate from the earphones’ aesthetic, which comes courtesy of the design crew at Swedish electronics corporate Teenage Engineering.
Lately’s weblog put up teases simply as a lot about what’s coming after Ear 1.
For a delivery, a follow-up is within the works, with Pei teasingly asking if “you [can] wager what the sequel will probably be known as.” He provides that “Ear 1 is only the start,” of the corporate’s undertaking “to create a unbroken virtual long term that appears, lives, and looks like not anything.”
Not anything hasn’t set itself out as an audio corporate, and Pei additionally explains that true wi-fi headphones have come first as a result of “we imagine the earphones marketplace was once begging for differentiation, an area the place we will lift design and ship price from day one.
“Moreover, as a space of hyper enlargement, the earphones marketplace will supply a fertile backdrop as we support our features and get ready to go into new product classes.”
As for what the ones new product classes will probably be, we’re nonetheless preserving out hope for a Not anything telephone – hope buoyed via the truth that previous this yr Not anything purchased the trademarks and logos for Crucial Merchandise, a short-lived telephone start-up from Android co-creator Andy Rubin, who left Google amid a sexual harassment allegation.
It’s no longer but transparent if Not anything owns any of Crucial’s smartphone patents, or simply its branding, however it’s arduous to believe that Pei isn’t no less than making an allowance for a go back to smartphones following his good fortune construction OnePlus into probably the most greatest Android manufacturers round.