Nothing taps Teenage Engineering to design upcoming products – The Verge2 min read

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Teenage Engineerings existing M-1 headphones.

Swedish electronics home Teenage Engineering, best known for its variety of beautifully designed audio items, is working with Nothing on its upcoming item releases. Absolutely nothing is the brand-new customer tech brand from ex-OnePlus officer Carl Pei. Pei states that Teenage Engineering is among Nothings founding partners, and will drive the style visual at his new business.
Pei states that hes already worked with Teenage Engineering to produce an item roadmap “thats real and unique to Nothings vision.” Nothings very first item is a pair of cordless earbuds, due for release this summer. Itll be curious to see what design hints they draw from Teenage Engineerings M-1 headphones.

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Teenage Engineering also worked with Ikea on a range of audio items.

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The OB-4 radio and speaker system.

Nothing states that Teenage Engineerings co-founder and CEO Jesper Kouthoofd will serve as creative lead and “visionary behind Nothings design world,” while Tom Howard, Teenage Engineerings vice head of design, will be Nothings head of design. “After months of research study and development, we are now in a place where I believe we will have something interesting to show to the world,” said Kouthoofd.
As a tip of the sort of items Teenage Engineering has put out for many years, check out the OB-4, a radio/instrument/speaker hybrid which had an endless looping tape integrated in, letting you manually rewind anything used the speaker. There was also its range of $89 mini synths with noises from retro Capcom titles, or the modular synthesizers it launched the previous year.

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A mini synthesizer made in collaboration with Capcom.

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Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator 170 synthesizer.

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The I-1 instantaneous camera.

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Swedish electronics home Teenage Engineering, best understood for its range of perfectly designed audio items, is working with Nothing on its upcoming item releases. Pei says that Teenage Engineering is one of Nothings establishing partners, and will drive the style aesthetic at his new business.
Absolutely nothings first product is a pair of wireless earbuds, due for release this summertime. Itll be curious to see what design cues they take from Teenage Engineerings M-1 earphones.

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