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Beats Pill

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1849 reviews of Beats 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 are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Beats Pill is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Beats Pill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Beats 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. Reviews about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The design and size also get good opinions. 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 - Redbeats by dr. dre PILL / BT SP PIL SLV / 900-00160-03 Bluetooth Active

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Beats Pill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1639 user reviews of Beats 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. People really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed views 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 by Dr. Dre Pill (Black) (NEWEST)Beats Pill Portable Speaker (Red) - NEW

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Beats Pill

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Beats Pill from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on 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 (Red) - NEWBeats Pill Portable Speaker (White) - NEW

May, 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: 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: 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: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (pocket-lint.com)

Beats Pill portable speaker - Pocket-lint

 

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

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

If Beats minus much of the bass sounds like a hard pill to swallow then the Pill won't be the product for you. There's volume aplenty though and, in isolation and assuming it's not cranked "up to 11" where distortion is often apparent, the Pill...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Beats Pill review - Pocket-lint

 

Beats by Dr Dre has become so much more than a brand associated with bass-thumping headphones in the last year or so. Perhaps it's the company's split

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: T3 Online (t3.com)

Beats Pill review

 

Is the Beats by Dre Pill Bluetooth speaker an antidote to the Jawbone Jambox?

Portability ; The big red ‘b’ ; Loud volume

Uninspiring design ; Bass performance ; Below par battery

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Audio Line-In Interface: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:BLUETOOTH PAIRING
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing
USB:No / USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

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