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Beats PILL

Beats PILL
alaScore 97

753 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 753 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The size and value for money also get good feedback.

usability, value for money, 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 753 reviews)

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Beats Pill XL review


The Beats by Dre brand is edgy, glamorous, eye-catching, and undeniably, extremely popular. It is also polarizing. Among the audio enthusiast community, Beats has taken … well, a beating. I've read or heard Beats' products called everything from “a...

Lots of thoughtful features ; Clever design ; Long-lasting battery ; Huge sound, lots of bass ; Clean, controlled treble a refreshing change

Bass can be overwhelming at close range ; Bass can have a “one note” effect at times ; Mids/vocals a little recessed

The Beats Pill XL punches well above its price class, sounding bigger and badder than much of its like-priced competition.

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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,...

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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.


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Beats Pill


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

Extremely well built. Easy smartphone pairing via NFC. Battery lasted six hours. Comes with an attractive, form-fitting carrying case

Close to zero bass. Frequent dropouts, even when line of sight was maintained. Upper frequencies are harsh — and so is the price

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Beats Pill XL Review: The Doctor Delivers a Bigger Dosage of Sound


If you thought the Beats Pill was good, but perhaps not big enough on sound, here comes the Beats Pill XL. The Beats Pill XL delivers an extra dosage of power in a significantly larger body, but still maintains its original pill inspired shape, while...

Once again – the pill capsule design is back and looks even better larger. NFC support. 15 hour battery life. Convenient carrying handle. You can charge your devices from the Beats Pill XL. Sound fills a room well. Great sonics with strong mids and...

Takes several hours to warm up the speaker drivers. Only one color available so far

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Beats Pill XL, as much as I thought the Beats Pill was adorable, how was the Beats Pill XL going to wedge its way in between the smaller Pill and the Beatbox Portable? Well the Beats Pill XL has managed to wrestle...

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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...

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Great Product


Jamming on the porch.

Compact Design","Easy To Use","Great Sound Quality","Loud


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Flawless Sound!


This product works great! I\'ve had mine for a few months now and have had no issues with it. I bought my daughter the pink one for Christmas and it\'s at the top of her list! Great gift for any age!

Attractive Design","Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

We Haven\'t Had Any Issues

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Great product


I bought this as a gift for my daughter. She loves her beats headphones so I figured she would like this too. She uses it all the time! It has GREAT sound considering it\'s such a small speaker.

Attractive Design","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality","Small-can Take Anywhere

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Looooovvveeeeee itttt


I simply love this pill !!! Good sound great odors!! (Neon pink) :D

Attractive Design","Easy To Set Up","Great Sound Quality

Product Specifications


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Subwoofer: No


Signal Input:Digital

General Features

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