According to the latest news, Carl Pei’s Nothing has unveiled Concept 1. In a render, Nothing has shown off the design features that it will use in its upcoming true wireless earbuds, its debut product that is scheduled for launch this summer. The earbud is designed by Tom Howard, the company’s head of design. Howards also serves as the vice head of design at Nothing’s partner, Teenage Engineering.
Interestingly, Concept 1 is not something that Nothing is actually planning to release market. As of now, there is still some doubt whether it exists as a physical device or not. In an email to The Verge, Nothing spokesperson said “While the same designs principles will be followed and there will be similarities to Concept 1, the end product will look different.”
According to Nothing, Concept 1 embodies three elements that will drive its design philosophy whose constituents are weightlessness, effortlessness, and timelessness. Now the question is why Nothing is teasing a concept design for wireless earbuds that will be available within a few months? Nothing has told The Verge that this design has concrete clues of how its earbuds will actually look like. Lack of unnecessary branding and the use of transparent materials can be considered as some of the concrete clues.
Nothing has claimed that its shape has taken inspiration from “a grandmother’s tobacco pipe.” Nothing said rather than representing a specific product, it is meant to represent the company’s overall design philosophy. It seems it certainly adheres to the Teenage Engineering aesthetic.
Nothing said, “These are the principles that have guided our product design over the past several months. We look forward to showing you how this comes to life through our first products this summer.”