The Beats Pill+ is a compact wireless speaker packed with incredible sound, attractive design, longer battery life, and other great features. The speaker is different comparing to the Pill and Pill 2.0 which came earlier in market. It is the smallest speaker from the Beats but it sounds bigger than its size. With several number of other competitor of its range in the market, the speaker stands as one of the Best Compact Bluetooth wireless speaker to date.
In The Box
- Beats Pill+ speaker
- Soft carrying case
- 1.5m Lightning to USB-A charging cable
- 12.5W PSU
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
Design & Features
Attractive and compact design like other versions. It looks great just the same as it sounds. Measures 22 x 12.4 x 8.2 inches and weighs 1.28 lbs. Quite solid and heavy device wrapped up with very quality materials but still very light and portable to go with you anywhere. You can feel the quality of inside materials when you hold it in your hands. After the company was acquired by Apple, now there is no more micro USB charging port for charging like any other speakers, while you can use a USB Lightening port instead which is placed on the rear panel of the device along with the audio jack (unfortunately the cable is not included in the box) and the USB port. They are all protected by a rubber flap.
The control buttons are all located on the front top panel of the speaker. They are intuitive and very responsive too. On the left side, there is a power button with a LED battery life gauge beside it. In the center, you can see the multi-functions round shaped Beats button and on the right side, there is plus and minus buttons for volume controls. The Beats multi-function button controls playback, track navigation and call management based on number of times you press it.
The Built-in speakerphone allows your to take your calls and talk with your family and friends with full clarity.
The speaker also functions as a port for charging your mobile phone or tablet. Just plug the USB lightening cable in the back of the speaker and you are good to charge your device. Value added!!
Sound & Performance
Beats Pill Plus Speaker delivers more balanced, dynamic, clear and great sound with all music genres comparing to the original Pill. The sound quality is impressive which totally proves what the company claims in terms of audio quality. The speaker gets very loud and it also gives more bass than you can expect from such a small device which could be a bit annoying in some cases. So, you get more bass the higher you level up the volume. Still, you can notice and feel the sound quality improvement in the Pill +. For us, it gets somehow great score for its sound quality and performance.
The device has some other remarkable features too. You can sync two Beats Pill+ speakers together for dedicated left and right playback and an even more dynamic and rich sound experience using the Pill+ App. You can also amplify your sound by adding a second Beats Pill+ speaker into the mix and simultaneously play from both speakers for a sound that’s twice as full. Great features for some small parties and getherings at home.
Download the Pill+ app, which free in the Apple Store for most newer iOS devices, as well as an Android version that works with a few models. The app only adds a few more features to put you and your friends at the center of your music like never before. It also enables to increase the volume from your device and also bring a second speaker into the mix for even fuller and richer sound or stereo sound to the speaker. The DJ mode will let two smartphones or tablets connect to the app to control the speaker.
Battery & Connectivity
The Beats Pill+ speaker has up to 12 hours of battery life in full charge to entertain you on the go. Though it may vary based on the volume level and types of music you listen. Means you get 2 more hours when you compare to the Bose SoundLink Mini ll. You can fully charge the speaker in 3 hours with the Lightning cable. The LED fuel gauge on the top panel indicates how much battery is left in the speaker.
The Beats Pill Plus Speaker simply pairs and plays with your Apple or any other compatible devices via Bluetooth with the operation range of up to 30 feet which is a normal Bluetooth coverage range. The connection is strong and flawless. This speaker does not include the NFC feature.
Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker is available in black and white colors with the price of $184.00 on Amazon.
To be honest to judge the speaker, we could not find any major cons in it except the price tag and NFC feature. Overall, the speaker is an excellent speaker wrapped up with impressive sound, elegant and compact design and advanced great features. What we recommend is that check your requirement and budget and in case you think you need a Bluetooth Wireless speaker with Beats brand to enjoy your favorite music at its highest level or if you are planning to upgrade from the older version then make sure you try this out. Great piece of product we can say.
Design - 9/10
Sound Quality - 9/10
Features - 8.5/10
Price - 8.5/10