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Beats PILL

Beats PILL
alaScore 92

1354 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1354 reviews of Beats PILL. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Beats PILL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Beats PILL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Beats PILL from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Views about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

price, design, size, usability, reliability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Beats By Dr.Dre Pill Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - WhiteBeats by Dr. Dre Pill XL Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - BlackBeats by Dr. Dre Pill 2.0 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Silver

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Beats PILL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1187 user reviews of Beats PILL from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Beats by Dr. Dre Pill (Black) (NEWEST)Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Red)Beats by Dr. Dre Pill (Red) (NEWEST)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Bryan Gardiner (

Is There a Doctor in the House?


This portable, 12-watt Bluetooth unit gets surprisingly loud. Unfortunately, while volume was never an issue, bass response was.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill


With its whimsical design, room-filling audio and serious Bluetooth range, the Beats by Dr. Dre Pill is just the prescription for fashionable music lovers.

Fun colorful design; NFC compatible; Good audio quality; Impressive Bluetooth range

Lacks buttons for changing tracks; No Voice CommandCall Announce; Speakerphone suffers from latency

Click to EnlargeAudiophiles might turn up their noses at the Pill, but the speaker delivers impressive sound quality for such a relatively small package. For the same $199 price tag, consumers can pick up the Monster ClarityHD Micro Bluetooth speaker,...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Beats By Dre Pill


It seems as if everyone is making portable Bluetooth speakers these days, so it makes sense a big company like Beats by Dre doesn't want to be left out. Last year saw the Beatbox Portable, which wasn't particularly portable, and consumed batteries like...

Sleek design. Works well as a speakerphone

Distorts heavily at high volumes

The Beats By Dre Pill is a sleek, portable Bluetooth speaker that can't handle the bass it tries to output.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Beats Pill ( white)


In recent months I've reviewed several compact, portable Bluetooth speakers and the list of Jawbone Jambox competitors just keeps growing. One of the higher-profile entries in the field is the $199 Beats by Dr. Dre Pill, which, needless to say, looks...

The Beats by Dr. Dre Pill is a portable Bluetooth speaker with striking design, good sound and volume for its size, decent battery life, and speakerphone capabilities. It has tap-to-pair capabilities for NFC-enabled smartphones phones, Apt-X...

The Pill is somewhat pricey, and Apple iOS 6 users may encounter an unacceptable amount of Bluetooth hiccuping. The speaker doesn't acquit itself terribly well with big bass tracks from artists like Dr. Dre.

The Beats Pill outperforms the Jawbone Jambox and has a couple of intriguing extra features, but the speaker is overpriced at $199.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Craving Tech (

Beats Pill Bluetooth + NFC speaker by Dr. Dre review


Beautiful design, awesome sound clarity, and supports NFC. Premium price and not so powerful Bass, however.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Chip Chick (

Beats Pill Wireless Speaker Review


As long as you can swallow the price tag, this is one Pill you should listen to the doctor and take. The Beats Pill comes in a choice of red, white or black and retails for $199 .

Fun product. Great design, that is ergonomic and easy to hold. Comes with plenty of accessories, including a carrying case. Crazy powerful for such a little speaker. Shines on vocals and highs.

Not the most rugged portable speaker out there, but the included carrying case makes up for that. Had some issues when pairing and often had to turn the Pill on and off. Bass is weak. Observed some distortion and popping at very high volumes.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Barbara Krasnoff (

4 Bluetooth speakers: Mono colors with stereo sound


Today's smartphones and tablets still have less-than-stellar speakers. Try one of these for a better audio experience.

Although it's got a fun and innovative form factor, the Carbon Audio Zooka simply didn't have the audio chops to compete with the other three devices in this roundup. The sound from its two speakers was adequate, but not nearly as clear or deep as the...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill review


The Beats Pill is compact and well designed, but lacks bass and distorts at high volume levels

Stylish, compact design ; Decent sound at moderate volumes ; Included, zippered carry case

Distortion at high volume levels ; Lack of bass ; Overpriced

The Beats Pill is a compact, well designed and easy to use portable Bluetooth speaker. However, it lacks bass, distorts at high volume levels and is overpriced. Spend your money elsewhere.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Beats Pill portable speaker review


Beats is renowned for bringing the bass. The company's latest portable speaker, known as the Beats Pill because of its pill-shaped design, is a change of tack for the company in many respects. With four, 1-inch speakers arranged under its casing with...

Plenty of volume, NFC, Bluetooth, carry case, quirky design, on-device volume controls

Lacks bass, some distortion issues (volume, battery life and track dependent) pricey, battery doesn't last as long as we'd like

It's odd for a Beats product to not lay down the bass, which is exactly the frequency that the Pill most lacks. That ,coupled with the £170 asking price, makes this Pill hard to swallow. Volume, connectivity and design all get the thumbs up however.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (

Beats Pill review


The Beats by Dr Dre Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker is light, portable and packs in four 1-inch drivers and NFC technology, but can it deliver?

Portability ; The big red ‘b ; Loud volume

Uninspiring design ; Bass performance ; Below par battery

With its slender styling, competitive pricing, solid build and Beats by Dr. Dre branding the Beats Pill will sell faster than Viagra. It’s a neat proposition with excellent packaging, quality peripherals and seamless NFC connectivity.

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: No


Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Audio Line-In Interface: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active