CMF by Nothing debuts affordable TWS Earbuds, Smartwatch and a Utilitarian 65W GaN charger

Nothing started its maiden journey with a pair of earbuds, followed by the radical phone design, backed by loads of hype and anticipation. Carl Pie’s brand has since then consolidated with stellar second-generation products. Now Carl wants to cater to the more affordable section of the market with the newly launched CMF by Nothing.

Abbreviated Color, Material, Finish – the brand is a direct aspiration of the parent company to bring great accessible design to the masses. The budget-friendly brand announced today has three products in its kitty – smartphone, earbuds and charger. According to Carl, CMF is, “here to question the world.” By our understanding that statement is clearly focused on the high price tags of some of the gadgets out there.

Designer: CMF by Nothing

Keeping with the trend of revealing earbuds as the first product, CMF by Nothing has the $49 Buds Pro earbuds to offer. At that price tag, the active noise cancellation, 11 hours of standalone battery in the buds and 39 hours of battery in the charging case are worth the deal. Compared to the now premium Nothing Ear (2) earbuds, the sub-brand’s buds have a more contoured look.

There’s no transparent aesthetic, normally associated with the Nothing products. Also, the case design is different from the Big Brother as they are stored in a circular puck case. The Buds Pro features like equalizer, ANC settings and more can be toggled via the Nothing X app earbuds. For now, the earbuds will be available in grey, black, and vibrant orange colors.

Next, there is the CMF Watch Pro which is a reflection of the brand’s ‘accessible’ motto. The price tag of $54 will shake up the smartwatch market. There are clear traces of the unannounced Apple Watch design and the Watch Ultra’s orange strap here. At one-tenth the price of Apple’s wearable, the 1.96-inch AMOLED display smartwatch touches important bases with a dedicated heart rate sensor, blood oxygen saturation sensor and multi-system GPS. Also, it comes with a claimed battery life of 13 days and 110 sports activities for fitness tracking to choose from.

The most interesting product in the line-up from the perspective of utility is the CMF Power 65W Charger. The GaN (Gallium Nitride) charger juices up most of your gadgets including phones, earbuds, smartwatches, or portable speakers. With the inclusion of three ports, two USB Type-C and a USB Type-A, the branded accessory is cheaper than most other brands at $39.

The wide range of compatibility for  PD3.0, QC4.0+/3.0/2.0, SCP, FCP, PPS, AFC, Samsung 9V2A, DCP, and Apple 2.4A protocols will make it a value-for-money proposition for users buying new flagships or products that don’t have the charger included in the package.

ROMOSS debuts Massive 40,000mAh Power Bank with 65W Charging for your Phone + Laptop

Armed with a whopping 40,000mAh battery that can charge your phone from 0 to 100 more than 10 times, and a built-in LED light that can run for 8 days on a fully charged battery, this new power bank from ROMOSS really pulls out all stops. Understandably larger than your conventional power bank, the ROMOSS Quick Charge Pro is about the same size as a smart speaker. It comes with a handle that makes it easy to carry around, has two USB-A ports, a Lightning USB-C port, and another bi-directional USB-C port that lets you either charge a fourth device, or charge the power bank itself. The Quick Charge Pro outputs a maximum 65W, and is the second in ROMOSS’ line-up of power banks which also include an Air, Max, and an Ultra that output 30W, 100W, and 200W respectively.

Designer: ROMOSS

A control panel on the top features the Quick Charge Pro’s ports and its two-button interface that let you switch the power bank on or off, and toggle the front-facing light that has three brightness modes. The two USB-A ports let you charge regular devices around you, while the USB-C ports offer much more power output, allowing you to fast-charge phones and tablets, as well as juice your laptop. GizmoChina reports that the power bank can charge “the iPhone 14 Pro (7.3 times), Huawei Mate 50 (6.4 times), MacBook Pro 14 (M1) (2.0 times), and iPad Pro 11 (5.0 times),” making it a hefty-yet-powerful battery-pack to have for the power-hungry.

The bright lamp gives the power bank yet another feature to make up for its large size. The Quick Charge Pro’s 148Wh battery isn’t rated for air-travel, but it’s perfect for camping trips, hikes, night-time backyard shenanigans, drive-in movie dates, or just having around the house during a power outage. The lighting system is bright and works well as a lantern, with three brightness settings and a whopping 8-day life on a fully-charged battery. ROMOSS’ Quick Charge Pro comes in three colors – Clear Water Green, Misty Silver, and Midnight Black, and is currently available only as a China-exclusive for 319 yuan ($43), but here’s hoping for a global release too…