Nothing’s Ear (1) has shipped 100,000 units but the easter eggs still haven’t been found

The Nothing (1) offers affordable quality. Is it any wonder OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s first earphones are a hit?

Ear (1) Buds

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Nothing has already shipped 100,000 units of its Ear (1) earbuds – but apparently all its easter eggs still haven’t been discovered yet.

Carl Pei, who co-founded OnePlus and founded Nothing, announced the news on Twitter himself, hinting that a number of easter eggs themselves exist but haven’t yet been discovered.

A user did uncover one of the easter eggs, sharing to Twitter that you can customise the light colour of the charging case. Pei responded: “Bravo but there’s more”. Given the number of units shipped though, we have a feeling someone will crack the rest of the easter eggs soon enough.


Nothing set out to do with earphones what OnePlus had done with smartphones, producing high-quality products at affordable prices. The London-based tech company generated hype from the music technology world when it announced back in March that its product design would be led by Teenage Engineering.

The Nothing (1)’s semi-transparent design is stylish, and at a £99 / $99 retail price, they fall within the affordable range while offering some features usually only seen in higher priced products. The Nothing (1) boasts a 4-hour battery life with Active Noise Cancellation turned on and 5.7 hours without, with about 30 hours stored in the charging case.

MusicTech rated the Nothing Ear (1) highly, praising the crisp and assured sound, along with its variety of features that were on par with the competition, and at a price that made the Nothing (1) simply one of the best value propositions in the market.

Interested buyers may have to wait a bit for their pair of Nothing (1)s however, as the site suggests you’ll have to register to be notified when there’s availability.