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Beats by Dr. Dre Pill

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1865 reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Beats by Dr. Dre Pill is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Beats by Dr. Dre Pill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The design and size also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the price.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - White

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Beats by Dr. Dre Pill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1645 user reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Beats Pill Portable Speaker (Black) - NEWBeats Pill Portable Speaker (Black) - NEW

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Beats by Dr. Dre Pill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. People really like the size and price. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

design, usability, price, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Beats Pill Portable Speaker (Black) - NEWBeats Pill Portable Speaker (Black) - NEW

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Beats Pill+

 

The portable Beats Pill+ speaker delivers strong Bluetooth audio for its size, USB charging, and speakerphone functionality, but it's priced a bit high compared with the competition.

Rich, distortion-free audio with well-defined highs. USB port for charging mobile devices. Functions as a speakerphone.

Drivers not angled for best sound quality. Lacks truly deep bass response. High price.

Conclusions If there's a real gripe here, it's that the Pill+ sounds markedly different depending on its angle to your ears—an issue that could have been fixed by angling the drivers upward or building in a kickstand that allows you to tilt the speaker...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: 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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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: (cnet.com)

Beats Pill red

 

While it wasn't without a few glitches, its striking design, strong sound for its size, and some extra features, such as tap-to-pair NFC (for smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 that support near-field communication), an audio output, and Apt-X...

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 (cravingtech.com)

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 (chipchick.com)

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: Hurrairah bin Sohail (hardwarezone.com)

Beats Pill Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speakers - Not a Bitter Pill to Swallow

 

After experiencing success with their line of circumaural, street-inspired headphones, Beats is entering the speaker market with the Beats Pill. Armed with Bluetooth wireless and NFC pairing technology, as well as Apt-X audio coding, the Pill seems to...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Barbara Krasnoff (computerworld.com)

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: (techradar.com)

Beats Pill+ review

 

The Pill+ is a product you'll want to love, but probably won't

The Beats Pill+ far improves upon the original, but this iteration's mediocre sound and steep price mean that there are still some improvements that need to be made.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: Yes
Lightning connector: No
USB charging port: Yes