Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker - Black

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  • Overview

    Beats Pill+ is designed to go wherever you do and fill the room with a rich clear sound field that has as much power as it does definition. With a sleek interface, the Beats Pill+ is intuitive to use and brings people together with engaging features for a unique shared listening experience.

    Sound bigger than its size

    The stereo active 2-way crossover system creates an optimized sound field for dynamic range and clarity across all genres of music. Tweeter and woofer separation uses the same acoustic mechanics found in professional recording studios around the world.

    Designed around you

    With its sophisticated design, Beats Pill+ looks as good as it sounds. The simple, intuitive interface is no nonsense so you can get to your music fast.

    Pair and play

    Pair the Beats Pill+ to your iPhone, MacBook, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device and play your favorite tracks, videos, and games with optimized sound. Or pair it with your Apple Watch for ultimate convenience.

    Speakerphone

    Improved voice performance allows you to make and receive calls with enhanced clarity.

    Stay charged all day

    The Beats Pill+ has a 12-hour battery life to stay charged on the go. Short on time? Use the included Lightning cable and power supply to get a quick charge in three hours. Keep track of your power levels with the fuel gauge so you always know how much battery is left.

    Charge out

    Keep the music going by charging your iPhone or external music device with extra juice from the Beats Pill+.

    Beats Pill+ app

    Download the Beats Pill+ app* from the App Store to unlock features that put you and your friends at the center of your music like never before. Bring a second speaker into the mix for even more innovative ways to play. Get additional software updates and product support within the app.

    *Available only on iPhone 5s or later, iPad Air (all models), iPad mini 2 or later, and select Android devices.

    Highlights

    Defined, pure sound quality in a portable, compact design

    Pair and play with your Bluetooth device

    12-hour rechargeable battery

    Built-in speakerphone

    Charge out to charge your iPhone and other devices

    Power adapter and lightning cable included

    What’s in the Box

    Beats Pill+ Speaker

    1.5m Lightning to USB-A charging cable

    12.5W power adapter

    Quick start guide

    Warranty card

    Tech Specs

    Input Type: 3.5mm stereo jack

    Other Features: Stereo Bluetooth

    Power Source: Battery power

    Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium Ion

    Height: 2.5 in./6.36 cm

    Length: 8.27 in./21 cm

    Width: 2.72 in./6.92 cm

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

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    iPod Models

    • iPod touch (7th generation)
    • iPod touch (6th Generation)
    • iPod touch (5th Generation)
    • iPod touch (4th Generation)
    • iPod touch (3rd Generation)
    • iPod nano (7th Generation)
  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      WOW JUST WOW!! WATCH OUT BOSE!! APPLE IS COMING FOR YOU.

      From the first song I played after I unboxed this thing I was blown away. This speaker is extremely loud especially for its size. I songs with bass it songs gre From the first song I played after I unboxed this thing I was blown away. This speaker is extremely loud especially for its size. I songs with bass it songs great but doesn't over power like some past beats products. On rock and other types it's crisp and clear. I would easily say this is the best mid size Bluetooth portable speaker. I had a UE boom and I thought that thing was nice when I first got it. But the pill+ blows that out of the water by a lot. Looks like Apple is making beats awesome for all types of music to be played. Also making beats classier with their design. Keep it up Apple you have converted a once skeptic of beats to a huge fan. I'm not surprised as I knew apple would put there name on something that wasn't best in class. WATCH OUT BOSE YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!!

      • Written by Nick M from Springfield

      1334 of 1834 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?WOW JUST WOW!! WATCH OUT BOSE!! APPLE IS COMING FOR YOU.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Very Good Speaker!

      The Beats Pill+ is kind of amazing. I moved recently and decided to not bring along my trusty Bose computer speakers due to the cumbersome nature of their size The Beats Pill+ is kind of amazing. I moved recently and decided to not bring along my trusty Bose computer speakers due to the cumbersome nature of their size and power brick. After being speaker-less for a while I decided to get this. At first I was unconvinced that its size would produce the kind of sound that I wanted, but after a couple days I was absolutely sure this fulfilled my needs. I'm kind of an audio freak and also have a several thousand dollar stereo system. So I know what good sound is. Does this live up to a high end stereo? Of course not. But people - for something the size of a Subway sandwich, I'm absolutely blown away at the quality of this. I keep wondering where the bass is coming from! But don't get me wrong - this isn't just an overpriced subwoofer... the Pill+'s mid and highs are top notch too. I literally can't get over that the sound is coming from this little thing! The design definitely harkens to Apple design - it's simple, elegant, and understated. I found the original and 2.0 version of the Pill to be garish, and this redesign just puts it to shame. Starting with the simple control buttons (there's power, volume up, volume down, and the 'b' logo) they're coated in a nice, thick, yet responsive rubber material. The have good click and good travel and I never found myself wondering where the buttons were or if I had pressed them. This Pill+ is heavy too! It feels solid and I have no fears that it will easily be damaged. In fact this may damage anything it comes in contact with. The back features a two-stage port cover. The very tip of the cover can be undone to expose only the Lightning Port for charging/keeping plugged in. The cover can also be completely moved to the side to show a USB port for plugging in a cable to charge electronics on the go and a 3.5mm jack. It's a really cool design that doesn't require you to have a cover hanging off for charging. My only concern is an early adopter concern: I hope they don't come out with a Space Gray version, otherwise my OCD may make me upgrade. But this black is hella good looking all things considered and probably more svelte than a pseudo silver object... but who knows. At first I was concerned that they're planning a new Pill+ XL, and I'll feel bad I got this, but honestly, I doubt I'm ever going to need more bluetooth/portable power than what this pumps out. I have a stereo system for that. This thing gets LOUD and not at the expense of quality. The app is well put together as expected from an Apple product, but don't expect to use it often. It's usefulness really comes into play if you have two, or you're listening to music with a friend. With two Pills you can link them to either get louder sound, or operate as L-R stereo. With a friend you can enter 'DJ Mode' which allows you to take turns playing music from your respective phones/sources. This shines with Apple products and just instantly works... sometimes bluetooth devices can be hit or miss with operation, but the Beats Pill+ is identified in the notification center with the Beats symbol and battery life and it "just works" when you press buttons and instantly finds your device and is ready to play in a matter of seconds. You pay a small premium for the Beats/Apple brand, but other speakers are priced at around $200 (such as highly regarded Bose bluetooth speaker) and I found this product fit my life better than the others.

      • Written by Aaron C from Crystal Lake

      918 of 1252 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very Good Speaker!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what I was looking for!

      + Sounds amazing. + Small size (about an iPhone and a half in length). + Well made. Has heft to it, doesn't feel flimsy. + Charges through lightning cable. A + Sounds amazing. + Small size (about an iPhone and a half in length). + Well made. Has heft to it, doesn't feel flimsy. + Charges through lightning cable. A plus if you're like me and already have a few chargers laying around the house from your other iOS devices. + Looks good. - Kinda pricey. You can do research and maybe find one that sounds as good for cheaper. However, the Pill+ sounds good, looks good, and is well made; making it worth the money IMHO.

      • Written by Cael G from Redwood City

      732 of 1055 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Exactly what I was looking for!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      worst product

      worst product ever! Does not even deserve 1 star. I use it only 10-15 times for three years and now the battery is broken (do not work unless charged). The batt worst product ever! Does not even deserve 1 star. I use it only 10-15 times for three years and now the battery is broken (do not work unless charged). The battery replacement will cost 120 $, which does not make any sense for a product that will be broken after 10 time uses. I am even more frustrated with contact with tech support people. They seem not care about the issue. totally a waste of money...

      • Written by Kangli L from Madison

      2 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?worst product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      THE BEATS PILL GOES SO HARD

      WOW. Are there even words for how great the pill is?? Anyone who has ever left a bad review on the pill is wrong and probably does not go hard enough for the so WOW. Are there even words for how great the pill is?? Anyone who has ever left a bad review on the pill is wrong and probably does not go hard enough for the sound it produces. I have had mine for five years and it has made it through multiple trips to the pool and several vacations. Just last week, I spilt a whole entire can of coconut oil into it. I thought surely that was the end of a great run. I waited a full week to turn it on, terrified that the pill that brought my friends and I countless joy was gone for good. But I can’t believe myself for doubting the pill because I turned it on and guess what? IT WORKS PERFECTLY STILL!!!!!!! just wow. I love beats so much and if you don’t have any beats products it’s time to hop on board and you’ll wonder what you’ve been doing all these years.

      • Written by Laura B from Austin

      Is this review useful?THE BEATS PILL GOES SO HARD

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Speakers sound fantastic! Operating two at the same time BAD!

      Speakers sound fantastic, but... With 2 Pills+ it's 8 steps to play music on them both and it's a learning curve to figure out what specific order to follow. Speakers sound fantastic, but... With 2 Pills+ it's 8 steps to play music on them both and it's a learning curve to figure out what specific order to follow. Why don't they remember the first pairing setup? It should be as simple as turning them on and go! The IOS App is finicky and limited. They do sound great, once they are paired.

      • Written by Dawn G

      Is this review useful?Speakers sound fantastic! Operating two at the same time BAD!

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