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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 Beats Pill+ Black B016QXV2QK
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|Dimensions||3.3 inches x 9.52 inches x 6.1 inches||8.2 inches x 12.4 inches x 22 inches||3.3 inches x 9.52 inches x 6.1 inches||2 inches x 7 inches x 2 inches|
|Item Package Weight||1.65 pounds||2.95 pounds||2.05 pounds||1.95 pounds|
|Power Source||AC||AC and Lithium Ion||AC||Information not provided|
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The old model of the Beats pill is just not that great. They have nice features, but it doesn't have enough power. Fidelity in a speaker is too important to me to ignore. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Angel Cortes
This is no reflection on the seller but the manufacturer. I've had this product for just over a year with occasional use. Suddenly it won't hold a charge. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jabo53
This speaker looks and sounds great but the input for the charger easily breaks. Now I can't charge it and it doesn't work at all.Published 2 months ago by Est A
I bought this in 8-14 and loved it but for the last year it has been cracking. So disappointed!Published 2 months ago by Bonnie Olendorf
Love this freaking thing, everyone in my house steals to use, too. Great sound, picks up Bluetooth even when I walk downstairs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Singh Family