Carl Pei, CEO and founder of Nothing, revealed in recent statements that a competitor has tried to disrupt the company’s supply chains in order to delay production and shipping of the ear(1) wireless headset.
Nothing recently celebrated the company’s one-year anniversary in October of last year, and company founder Pei shared a post providing some details about the company’s launch and its first ear (1) product.
The ear (1) wireless headset was launched at a price of $99, which achieved amazing sales as the company’s first product, as the company recorded 320,000 units of wireless headphones, while the company was able to ship 180,000 units.
The CEO also confirmed expectations that the company’s shipments of the wireless headset would reach 600,000 units, but some reports indicate that Carl Pei’s expectations may be inaccurate, and the headset was compared to the iPad in its first year, where it recorded shipments of 400,000 units in 2002, which rose to 54.8 million units by 2008.
On the other hand, Carl Pei explained the attack on the company’s supply chains by one of the competing companies, which tried to prevent access to some key configurations of the ear (1) headset, and added that the competing company’s concerns about the level of pricing of the headset with the advantages offered prompted this attack to hinder company shipments.
It is noteworthy that the ear headset (1) comes with active noise cancellation, wireless charging, and supports IPX4 water resistance, a sensor to realize the wireless headset, and other features that are offered in the AirPods Pro, for example, which comes at a price of 249 dollars.