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Beats Electronics BeatsPill

from  $221.01+
74
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

The BeatsPill is a well-designed Bluetooth speaker with some useful features, including easy pairing with compatible smartphones. Sound quality, according to CNET is "strong for its size." Gizmodo concurs, saying it gets "very loud with admirable clarity," though the site warns that fans of Beats' bass-enhanced sound "won't find that here." At $199, the Pill is expensive for a small Bluetooth speaker, especially when solid options like the gdgt Must-have Jawbone Jambox are available for less. And Gizmodo calls the disappointing bass a deal-breaker. However, if you're looking for a compact Bluetooth speaker that sounds bigger than it is, CNET says the Pill has "an impressive design, sounds a bit better than the competition despite its limitations, and has a strong feature set."

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User Reviews

90
bburchett
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
coologuy1957
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
philip
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Wireless speakers
Connections
3 5mm, Bluetooth
Audio playback time
up to 8.520
Model

General

Type
Wireless speakers

Connections

Connections
3 5mm, Bluetooth (Hfp, A2dp)

Controls

Controls
Yes (Volume)

Power

Has batteries
Yes (up to8.5 hours) (Rechargeable)

Other

Clock
No
Kickstand
No
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