Nothing just announced a new pair of wireless earbuds, the Nothing Ear Stick. While it’s not quite as feature-rich as the Ear 1, the new earbuds are more affordable – it even features better battery life and a unique cylindrical charging case.
For the Malaysian market, the Ear Stick retails at RM469. That’s exactly RM130 less than what the Ear 1 is currently priced at (RM599). It’s worth noting that the Ear 1 actually sees a price increase recently; it was previously going for RM499.
Anyway, for that kind of money, the Ear Stick doesn’t get the Ear 1’s active noise cancellation or silicone tips. But what it does offer is a familiar transparent design, longer seven hours of battery life – it can be extended up to 29 hours with the charging case – and a custom 12.6mm dynamic driver that offers “rich depths, clear highs, and bold details,” as the company puts it.
The Nothing Ear Stick can be purchased in Malaysia for RM469 tomorrow on 28 October from Crossover, though only limited units are offered. The wireless earbuds will be more widely available from 4 November next week.