There are some things we realize about Nothing, a fresh hardware startup by way of a co-founder of OnePlus. We realize that Carl Pei helms it, we realize its first product will undoubtedly be wireless earbuds (which we assume informs what we’re considering above), we realize that Teenage Engineering will handle hardware design and that it is got its fingers into Essential. For some reason . Now the ongoing company has organized its product philosophy in a post, touching on a long-term vision of seamless interfaces and technology, and the more immediate future of attempting to bring existing products nearer to that loft goal of “just barely-noticeable technology”.
Last, Nothing tweeted the initial image, which ended up being half of the idea 1. (A colleague asked what Nothing was announcing today, quipping that maybe it’d show the letters ‘n’ and ‘g’, that have been obscured on the embedded image.)
To, he wasn’t far wrong. Alongside Pei’s statements on product design and the image itself, there’s very little here to go. The see-through casing on which is apparently a radio earbud is apparently a nod towards its goal of making devices less obtrusive. The form, too, is apparently inspired “a grandmother’s tobacco pipe”, that is at least not the same as the chopped off q-tip look that epitomized the most famous wireless earbuds up to now.
Nothing hopes the merchandise design shall ensure feel fresh for several years. The business’s first products are set to launch come early july.