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Beats by Dr. Dre Pill+ / Pill Plus

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill+ / Pill Plus
alaScore 93

548 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill+ / Pill Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, size, design, reliability

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill+ / Pill Plus from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Beats Pill+ - portable speakers (Wired & Wireless, Battery, Bluetooth/3.5 mm, Mobile phone / Smartphone, Black, Bluetooth)Apple Beats Pill+ - portable speakers (Wired & Wireless, Battery, Bluetooth/3.5 mm, Mobile phone / Smartphone, Black, Bluetooth)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Beats by Dr. Dre Pill+ / Pill Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Beats by Dr. Dre Pill+ / Pill Plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and size also get good comments.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Beats By Dr. Dre Beats Pill+ BlackBeats By Dr. Dre Beats Pill+ Black

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Beats Pill+

 

The Beats Pill+ is a small wireless speaker. However, it's totally different to the Pill and Pill 2.0 that came before.

Smart splashproof design ; Goes pretty loud ; Best-sounding small Pill yet

Harsh and coarse at higher volumes ; Bass power drops a bit at low volumes ; Fairly expensive ; No apt-X or NFC

It’s much better than the first two small-scale Pill speakers, but it’s not quite good enough to get close to matching the best on sound.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Beats Pill+ review

 

Beats' first wireless speaker under the Apple umbrella isn't quite what the doctor ordered...

Big, clear sound ; Can pair speakers ; Good integration for Apple users ; USB phone charging ; Good weight

Price ; Struggles at high volume ; Rivals are more expressive and dynamic

With sound still not up to scratch, the latest Pill leaves us prescribing better and more affordable rivals

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Beats Pill+ review: A pricey pill to swallow

 

Portable Bluetooth speakers are available in abundance right now. Whether ones made by companies you've heard of, or ones that you haven't, the price and ability of such speakers hugely varies. With Beats now owned by Apple adding a sense of extra...

Best looking Pill design to date, reasonable battery life, loud output, pair two for stereo/amplified output

Sound limitations, limited bass, no NFC, some Bluetooth connectivity issues, pops/clicks/drop-outs, competition offer more for less money

The Beats Pill+ is the best looking pill-shaped portable from the now-Apple-owned company. But that's not enough to make it stand head and shoulders above its competition, particularly given the overall sound quality and a scatty Bluetooth connection....

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Beats Pill+ Speaker review

 

The first Apple-fied Beats speaker isn't quite what the doctor ordered

Multiroom aspirations ; Decent battery life ; Clean, compact design

Not waterproof ; Lacks expression ; App not UK-ready yet ; Pricey for the performance

The best Pill yet gets the Apple treatment, but leaves us prescribing more talented rivals

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (techradar.com)

Beats Pill+ review

 

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

Great build quality ; Gets loud ; Charges your phone

Uncontrolled bass ; Piercing highs ; Distortion at high volumes

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

Expert review by : David Court (alphr.com)

Beats Pill+ review: Dre’s Bluetooth speaker gets the Apple treatment

 

The Beats Pill+ bears the Apple seal of approval, delivers good sound and stylish looks

As the quality of portable Bluetooth speakers has improved, the way we use them has evolved too. While they may be advertised for use by twentysomethings courting around a campfire, the reality is that a speaker that outputs good audio will be used in...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

beats by dr. dre Pill+ review

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The Pill+ is the first wireless speaker from Beats by Dre since Apple's $3bn takeover in the summer of 2014. Now in its fourth incarnation, it has been a difficult birth for the Pill. In 2015, the company recalled the Pill XL following fire risk fears....

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Luke Johnson (digitalspy.com)

Beats Pill+ review: Beats' best Bluetooth speaker yet benefits from the Apple effect

 

Cupertino giant's new speaker ticks the right boxes.

Nice, sturdy design ; Best Beats sound yet ; Can pump out loud tunes

Expensive ; Weak bass at low volumes ; Can't tweak sound levels

Easily the best Beats-branded Bluetooth speaker yet - both in terms of design and sound quality - the Pill+ shows that Apple is taking the audio space seriously since its acquisition of Beats. The Pill+ is still a little ways behind some of the...

Dec, 2015

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 (wired.com)

Review: Beats Pill+

 

Now owned by Apple, Beats has revamped its small Bluetooth speaker. The new portable Pill+ has a sharper design and better sound.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

RMS rated power:12.5

Design

Colour of product:Black / Green / Grey / Red / White
Design:Other
Product Type:STEREO / Stereo portable speaker

Features

USB connector type:USB Type-A

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Number of drivers:4
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker Type:2-way

Other features

Battery Life:1.5

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), Lightning / Lightning
Manual:Y
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Travel pouch:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Built-In Microphone:Y
Compatibility:IPhone 3Gs, IPhone 4, IPhone 4s, IPhone 5, IPhone 5c, IPhone 5s, IPhone SE, IPhone 6, IPhone 6 Plus, IPhone 6s, IPhone 6s Plus, IPhone 7, IPhone 7 Plus, IPad (1 gen), IPad 2 (2 gen), IPad (3 gen), IPad mini, IPad mini 2, IPad Air, IPad Air 2, IPad mini 3, IPad mini 4, IPad Pro (9.7 "), IPad Pro (12.9 "), IPad, Apple Watches, IPod nano 7 Gen, IPod touch 3 gen, IPod touch 4 Gen, IPod touch 5 Gen 32GB / 64GB, IPod touch 5 Gen 16GB, IPod touch 6 Gen
Compatible products:IPhone 3Gs, IPhone 4, IPhone 4s, IPhone 5, IPhone 5c, IPhone 5s, IPhone SE, IPhone 6, IPhone 6 Plus, IPhone 6s, IPhone 6s Plus, IPhone 7, IPhone 7 Plus, IPad (1 gen), IPad 2 (2 gen), IPad (3 gen), IPad mini, IPad mini 2, IPad Air, IPad Air 2, IPad mini 3, IPad mini 4, IPad Pro (9.7 "), IPad Pro (12.9 "), IPad, Apple Watches, IPod nano 7 Gen, IPod touch 3 gen, IPod touch 4 Gen, IPod touch 5 Gen 32GB / 64GB, IPod touch 5 Gen 16GB, IPod touch 6 Gen
Hands-free mode:Y
Mac compatibility:Y
Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone / Tablet / Smartphone / Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Cord Length:1.5
DC-in jack:Y
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm / Bluetooth/3.5mm/USB / Bluetooth/USB/3.5 mm
Lightning connector:N / No / Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery life (max):12
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
External power adapter:Y / Yes
Power source type:AC / Battery / Battery, DC

Technical Details

Case colour:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21 / 210 / 69.2
Height :6.36 / 63.6
Weight:745
Width:210 / 6.92 / 69.2