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Beats by Dr. Dre Pill

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1939 reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the design. The size is also appreciated, but the reliability and price get mixed comments.

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 91/100 = 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. Reviews about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The design and size also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the price.

size, design, usability, reliability

price

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

Jan, 2018

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 also get good views. There are some mixed comments 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

Jan, 2018

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 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and design also get good reviews. There are some mixed views 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

Jan, 2018

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: (laptopmag.com)

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill

 

After establishing a firm grasp in the headphone market, Beats by Dr. Dre is turning its attention to the portable speaker world. The $199 Beats Pill portable speaker combines the company's patented audio technology with a bold minimalist design that...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Beats By Dre Pill

 

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

Sleek design. Works well as a speakerphone.

Distorts heavily at high volumes.

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Beats Pill review

 

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 (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: Ken C. Pohlmann (soundandvision.com)

Review: Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Bluetooth Speaker

 

The genius of product design happens something like this: you take a familiar, ordinary item like a portable stereo speaker, and redesign it so it suddenly appears fresh and interesting. That is accomplished, in part, by tapping into whatever the...

Oct, 2012

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

Product Specifications

Audio

RMS rated power:12

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Gold / Blue / Green / Grey / Orange / Pink / Red / Silver / White / Yellow
Design:Soundbar / Tube
Product type:Mono / Stereo / Stereo portable speaker
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

Battery current:2.1
Battery life (max):7 / 7.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Battery voltage:5
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, USB / Battery / Battery, USB / USB
USB charging: Yes

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In / No
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Number of drivers:4
Number of Speakers:1 / 4
Speaker type:1-Way / 4-Way

Other Features

Built-in battery: Yes
Cable Length:59.1
Carrying case: Yes
Line-in: Yes
Rechargeable battery: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB / AUX, USB / Lightning / USB
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Travel pouch: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package height:1.8
Package width:7.5

Performance

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Hands-free mode: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Recommended usage:notebook/netbook / Universal

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth range:393.7
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Cord Length:59.1
DC-in jack:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm / Bluetooth/RF Wireless/3.5 mm / Bluetooth/USB/3.5 mm / NFC/Bluetooth / NFC/Bluetooth/3.5mm / USB/3.5 mm
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB charging port:Y
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth / Wi-Fi

Power

Battery current:2.1
Battery life (max):12 / 7 / 7.5
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Battery voltage:5
External power adapter:Y
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, USB / Battery / Battery, DC / Battery, USB / USB
USB charging:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.8 / 7.52 / 8.27
Height:1.8 / 2.5
Package height:1.8
Package width:7.52
Weight:10.9 / 11.5
Width:2.72 / 7.52