Nothing, the brand new enterprise from ex-OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, plans to launch a pair of wi-fi earbuds this summer time, with different merchandise following later within the yr, Bloomberg reports. In an interview, Pei mentioned Nothing plans to ultimately produce an ecosystem of units that may join to at least one one other. The product particulars have been revealed with the announcement that Nothing has accomplished a brand new $15 million funding spherical led by Alphabet’s enterprise capital unit, GV (previously Google Ventures).
Manufacturing wi-fi headphones would convey Nothing into competitors with a few of the world’s greatest tech corporations together with Apple, Samsung, and Sony. Notably, Nothing would even be competing with Pei’s outdated firm, OnePlus, which launched its first pair of true wireless earbuds final yr. Pei left OnePlus in late 2020.
Carl Pei formally announced Nothing late last month. Describing itself as a “London primarily based shopper know-how firm,” Nothing has already attracted funding from iPod inventor Tony Fadell, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, and YouTuber Casey Neistat. For extra about Pei’s imaginative and prescient for Nothing, try our interview from last month.