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Beats by Dr. Dre Pill - Black (Old Model - Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Tap-to-pair with NFC technology for easy and instant Bluetooth 2.1 audio and supports SBC, aptX, AAC Codecs for high quality streaming
  • Provides clear, full-range sound delivered in a portable, lightweight package
  • Internal microphone for Bluetooth call functionality
  • Use the Aux input for other MP3 players, phones, PCs, or anything with an analog output for optimal sound from all devices
  • Use the line out feature for easy connection to an external speaker system
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Beats by Dr. Dre Pill - Black (Old Model - Discontinued by Manufacturer) + Beats Dude Stand for Pill Portable Speaker (Black)
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Technical Details

Size: One Size | Color: Black
  • Battery Internal Rechargeable Lithium-ion
  • Dimensions 1.80 x 7.50" / 45.7 x 190.5 mm (HxD)

Product Details

Size Name: One Size | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.1 x 3.3 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008FQMUYK
  • Item model number: BT SP PILLBT BLK
  • Batteries Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (537 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,788 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 16, 2012

Product Description

Size: One Size | Color: Black

Built not only to act as a powerful, compact speaker but also as a portable system that lets you take calls and listen to music with the freedom of wireless.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Really want my money back. I dont think it's a discontinue model coz the material looks so cheap and the quality is so low. The charger look like the cheap one not like the… Read more ›
The sound is great but when it has low battery it's crappy at the high beats. Still, no a very big deal for me. Read more ›
did not work very good the sound is terrible Read more ›
She is clearly satisfied. Sound is fantastic with a decent range. Read more ›
The sound quality is awesome Read more ›
The sound is great but no low end. And did not come with any instructions. Read more ›
The Pill has made it so I can hear my music from anywhere in the kitchen. The clarity and volume is unbelievably GREAT!!!!! Read more ›
It can reach high volumes without distortion. The volume is amazing for a speaker so tiny, especially since the pill is smaller than I expected Read more ›
I would return it if I could. The sound pops throughout every song at low volumes and is completely distorted at high volumes. Read more ›
Unfortunately the speaker does not live up to the beats idea. The volume was low even at its highest, and at its highest, there was distortion and background noise. It's… Read more ›
If you plan to carry the USB or the separate cord, you'll have to find other means. The volume is decent, but not as loud as my iHome iDM12 speaker. Surprisingly, the iDM12… Read more ›
The sound is GREAT though, the speakers get a bit of a crackle to…Also, there is no volume control on the pill, it has to be controled with the device it is synced with. Read more ›
I used the beats pill 5 days a week at work, through blue tooth paird with my phone in a loud…The bass is weak, but I don't listen to much music that needs deep bass. Read more ›
It sounds terrific. The bass is amazing (I'm a basshead) and i also love the fact that it's bluetooth. The battery life lasts up to seven hours which i think is amazing.… Read more ›
The only thing is that the bass isn't strong enough; however, for a little portable speaker like this, it has more than enough sounds to fill up the whole room, pretty… Read more ›
I compared them side by side and the Beats Pill drowns out the jawbone. The bass is not bad and does not distort at high volumes. I work overseas so I travel allot. Read more ›
Not as good as sound quality as I would expect for the price. Seems like there is no bass at all so I don't think the Beats name fits. Was easy to connect and being… Read more ›
If there are certain higher pitches, it does kind of distort a little, but I've noticed that it does not have any problem with the bass levels drowning out the other music… Read more ›
Great sound system. The size is perfect for office, kids bedroom or traveling. I was surprise by the quality of sound this small componet has. Read more ›
My daughter loves it and uses it all of the time. Sounds great and the small size is convenient for use. Read more ›
Also they cut out occasionally on bluetooth when paired with my iPhone 5/iOS7. The design and size are very good. Read more ›
For the size it is quite powerful but the connection has to be restored ebery now and then. My music will stop emitting from the speaker while it still playing on the device. Read more ›
Not good, not great, just OK. Size is nice, but functionally it falls short. The case only fits the pill, none of the cables or the power supply, so your left with a bunch… Read more ›
this is awesome ... size is good... even the sounds is terrific! the only problem I had is in every 30minutes it's automatically shut off, then I have to turn it on again,… Read more ›
(I have a SoundLogic XT that cost less than a third as much and works fine as well but doesn't has a case etc) But if you really want to drop the $$ on something that is… Read more ›
It's super-portable, has a really great design, and works great with my laptop, Android, and tablet. The sound quality is good and very loud when I need it to be (it's… Read more ›
The light was poor the positioning of the connectors are different. Function of some of the buttons are poor and lit poorly. the design is flawed. Read more ›
With how…It sounds OK...don't get me wrong...but when you compare with other Sony and Bose products, the sound is not nearly as good, although the design is much better. Read more ›
I went through three of these things…. super cool design, but the damn speaker sounds HORRIBLE!!!! And the one I am stuck with won't connect to my blue tooth, so I have to… Read more ›
Ordered Neon Blue. Very chic look, very compact design, not so heavy, can put everywhere in the room, totally love it. Read more ›
Great sound qualities for a portable speaker, light weight and the price is reasonable for the quality. i recommend the speaker over Bose portable version which is… Read more ›
Works as indicated. Good quality and i got it for a great price. Glad it came with the carrying case, because i purchased a replacement case separate, but returned it… Read more ›
I loved it. Great sound quality, bluetooth feature is definitely a plus & with a good price. The box is intact from the moment it arrived, the product worked well. Read more ›
this item is perfect and at a good price I will shop again anytime on amazon because it is well worth it. Read more ›
Great for the beach or pool side. Great price. Charges easy. Read more ›
Wow, a powerful little bluetooth speaker, Yes, its very easy to setup with IPhone, and IPad. The pill is affordable when compared to the beatbox. Read more ›
Works great! The sound is good/clear, and it is easy to set up. It comes with a good case where you can just throw it in your bag and go. Read more ›
Was very impressed at the sound and quality of this product not to mention the fact that it was very simple to set up and use. I would recommend this product to all of my… Read more ›
This is a cool little speaker. It was easy to set up with my phone (Samsung 4). I like the fact that it was small & compact, but the sound was loud & clear. Read more ›
Having only seen pictures online, I thought the pill would be a little…Super quick set up had my ipad streaming music to it and I could not be happier with this product. Read more ›
What I did not like about the Pill was of course the limited bass and low end range. Other than this, I really enjoyed the exceptional highs on it. However, highs are not… Read more ›
We'll, your wrong, even though…You can turn the volume all the way up and you will NOT hear any crackling and the sound is solid, the treble is clear, and the base is full. Read more ›
At mid volume, sound was decent. Clear mids, highs were a bit tinny, lows were just okay. Read more ›
It pretty dang loud for something small and has great highs but not much bass but i use it for when i watch movies on my mac or when i go out to skate or hang out with… Read more ›
You cant get deep bass from a tiny speaker. Having that said, the speaker functions very well. the bass could have been better, but the highs and mids are great. Read more ›
The sound is simply horrible. A tinny onslaught of the worst midrange frequencies, no bottom to speak of. For about $50 more, get yourself the Bose Soundlink mini which… Read more ›
It seems that Beats Audio…Speaking of vocals, I haven't heard a Bluetooth speaker in this price range sound clearer and crisper in the mids, while avoiding sibilance. L… Read more ›
other than that it…The controls are easy to use and setup took about 2 minutes, and that's only because I was admiring the quality of the speaker as I was setting it up!! Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

310 of 333 people found the following review helpful By B. Harris on October 25, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size
The Beats Pill is a pretty awesome little speaker.

It has a lot of the same functions as other speakers in it's category (Jambox, Solemate, etc), but it has a number of things that set it apart from the others.

First is NFC - I you aren't familiar, NFC allows you to simply tap your phone on the speaker and it will automatically pair it via bluetooth. No messing with bluetooth menu settings... It's great! However, you need an NFC capable phone to make this happen. Most newer android phones have it, but if you're an iPhone user, this feature won't help you.

Pass-through Audio - This has both in AND OUT jacks. So, even if you don't pair via NFC/Bluetooth, you can still hook up your computer or other audio sources via cable. MOREOVER, you can use the audio out to make ANY device a bluetooth and/or NFC capable sound device. You could leave it plugged in to your home stereo system and stream music from your phone, if you wanted. HUGE feature (actually why I got this over others).

Speaker phone capability - Some competitors have this, some don't. But, what they all don't have is the easy functionality of the pill. If you're listening to music and get a call, it gives you the option to answer it with your pill. You just tap the 'b' button on the front the answer. If you get another call while already in a call, you can tap and hold to ignore, or tap quickly to switch to the new call. You can switch back and forth between the calls with another button tap, and you can hang up with a sustained press (versus a tap). If you want to switch back to your phone at any time, you just double tap the button. Everything is handled with the same button. It's super simple and feels very natural.
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128 of 160 people found the following review helpful By OYZ on November 11, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size
I switched from the Jambox to the Beats Pill. The main reason initially was actually not for the sound quality but for the complaints I got when I was using the Jambox for hands-free conversations with an iPhone 5. For half of the times people on the other side were not able to hear clearly what I was saying. This did led me to compare the Beats Pill with Jambox, JBL Flip and Logitech UE Mobile. I don't think I could find a big difference in sound among Jambox, JBL Flip and Logitech UE, which all seem to give richer sounds. I actually think overall JBL Flip has the best sound, while Jambox is sexy and interactive with the voice messages.

Beats Pill is certainly different from the other three. While Jambox and others give richer sounds, the voice of the singers is somehow always muffled. At the first time when I listened to the same songs with the Pill, I actually felt it sound too crispy and too sharp or "metalized". I changed the EQ setting on the iPhone 5 to "Bass Booster" and then it became almost perfect for me. I also tried the hands-free calls, so far nobody complained.

While everybody is comparing Beats Pill with Jambox, but not with JBL Flip and Logitech UE, mainly because of the close price tags. The prices of Beats Pill and Jambox used to be the same, but not anymore. You would easily see a $50 difference now and you can get a Jambox for a price much closer to those for Flip and UE now. While, UE's looking is not attractive enough. Flip would be OK if it does not remind you of a lying Coca cane.

The carrying case that comes with Pill is certainly a proper one. The one with Jambox does not do much protection and it is difficult to put it on the Jambox.
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180 of 233 people found the following review helpful By aztec506 on November 12, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size
I picked this up at Best Buy, Amazon was out of stock.

This is exactly what I was looking for - small, great sound for a small package, good case, easy connection, can act as a bluetooth receiver, light weight, ability to use as a speakerphone, good looking. I intended to use the Pill when traveling to listen to music when connected to my iphone, ipad and laptop and to use at home for a speakerphone.

HOWEVER, the Pill keeps losing the connection to my iPhone (4s). Occasionally cuts in/out and eventually loses the connection. I have to shut off the bluetooth on my phone, press the Pill's connect button and reconnect from my phone. Not good since I bought it to use for exactly that purpose - bluetooth. Otherwise I would have just bought some cheaper speakers and connected it with a wire. My iPod nano (7th) and both of my laptops stay connected. This happens regardless of the distance - 1 foot, 3 foot, 10 foot. Weird. I haven't tried the speakerphone capability, but if my phone loses it's connection then it's not worth using as a speakerphone.

I'll probably return the item and maybe get another one through Amazon if they are in stock just in case this one is defective.

I've owned a Jambox and played around with the Monster, Jabra Solemate and others that are about this size and I'll have to say the Pill has them beat hands down in my opinion. I also own a Bose Soundlink and love it - none of the smaller lighter speakers come close to the Bose sound, but then again I bought the Pill for portability. The Bose is larger and heavier than what I want for traveling, but for use around the house it is GREAT.

I just want it to work. If the replacement keeps a solid connection I'll amend my review. But as of now I can't recommend the Pill for use with an iPhone.
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