Apple-inspired Beats Pill+ is one cool Bluetooth speaker
Apple acquired the dream headphones maker Beats for a crazy $3 billion last year. Acquisition somehow sent Beats into a slumber – finally Beats is awake and it has rolled out the Pill+, its first Bluetooth speaker since joining Apple. Most of us have been really pained by the Pill and Pill XL that Beats launched, what seems like an age back now. The Pill 2.0 being slimmer, more portable and equipped with a Lightning port for charging could sound revival for the company.
Sean O’Kane on The Verge notes, the newcomer is bigger than the Pill but not as big as the Pill XL (and it has no heating issues while charging like the Pill XL). The Pill-shaped speaker features four buttons – a rubber power button, a metal pause/play button and two rubber buttons for volume control.
To be available in either black or white colors, Beats Pill speaker comes with a Lightning connector like the iPhone and iPad, but also features USB port for charging and a line-in connector, if you want to wire-up your mobile device to the Pill+. The 1.5 pound Pill+ can playback audio up to 12 hours on only 3 hours of charging.
Beats Pill+ will be released with a Pill+ app that would, amid other things, let you control volume or connect multiple devices and manage playlists like a DJ.
Pill+ is expected to start shipping next month for $229.