CEO Carl Pei of Nothing mocks JBL for copying the design of the Nothing Ear (sticks)

Rithika Biswas
Rithika Biswas January 11, 2023
Updated 2023/01/14 at 5:55 PM

Carl Pei, the CEO of Nothing, mocks the JBL team for copying his design for the Nothing Ear (Stick), launched in 2022. An obvious play on the brand’s name was made by Carl Pei when he captioned the image “JB-L.”

Nothing CEO Carl Pei mocked JBL on the microblogging website Twitter for stealing their transparent design. Pei posted a picture of the TWS earbuds with the caption “JB-L,” which plays off the name of the company. Twitter users both praised and chastised him for his actions.

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Copies of a competitor’s design have been made in the past and will continue to be made in the future. But Carl Pei vented his rage on the Twitter platform when he learned that JBL was producing earbuds that were similar to their Nothing Ear (Stick).

However, a lot of Twitter users have also spoken out against him and criticized him for saying that his company came up with a transparent design on its own. The JBL Tune 225TWS Ghost Edition earbuds from JBL have a transparent design and were introduced two years ago. The HTC U12+ smartphone, which was released many years before the Nothing Phone 1, also has a transparent design.

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The Nothing Phone 1 has also drawn criticism from Twitter users for being nothing more than an iPhone with a transparent design. As a result, there were conflicting reactions to Carl Pei’s action on Twitter. JBL has not yet made any statements regarding the release of such a product.

Carl Pei’s claim of the Nothing Phone 1 is the first of its kind was not seen to be completely truthful by many Twitter users, and it has called into question the validity of his other claims. The mixed response to Carl Pei’s claim of the Nothing Phone 1 being the first of its kind has made many people sceptical about his other assertions. 

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