Apple-owned Beats Bluetooth speaker roster is getting a new member. The company unveils the Pill+, which will be offered via Apple.com and Beats retailers this coming November.
The Beats Pill+ is somewhat bigger than the usual Beats Pill speaker, giving a better and jam-packed sound experience. The $229.95 Beats Pill+ comes in black and white color variants.
The Pill+ features an active two-way stereo crossover scheme, which generates an enhanced sound field for dynamic range and clearness across all music genres. In the interim, its woofer and tweeter separation uses the same acoustic methods seen in professional recording studios worldwide.
The new speaker is still tiny enough to toss in bags when traveling, but now has control buttons at the top of the unit. Users can charge it with the same cables used for iOS devices, and get 12 hours of battery life after three hours of charging. There is also a battery gauge on the speaker that lets users keep track of their power levels so they know when to give it some charging.
Meanwhile, Beats also divulged a new Beats Pill+ application, which will let users manage their speakers from the Android or iOS device. One can toggle between diverse types of play with just a tap of a finger and can let a friend in chorus pair to the speaker, so users can both control the music. Users can also add a second Beats Pill+ speaker in the mix and play their music in synchronicity to double the sound.
The new speaker comes after Apple's evoked Beats Pill XL, after discovering that the device could pose a fire hazard. That was not the only issue for Beats as of late. A teardown earlier this year exposed that the expensive Beats headphones charge $20 to create and that they are created to feel heavy and expensive with four entirely nonfunctional metal pieces.