Review: Beats Pill Bluetooth Speaker

By Mike Wheeler

Once setting your eyes of the Beats Pill Bluetooth portable speaker it’s not hard to see where it got its name – it’s shaped like a pill but you wouldn’t want to swallow it because it’s about the size of 600 millilitre bottle of soft drink.

By Mike Wheeler

Once setting your eyes of the Beats Pill Bluetooth portable speaker it’s not hard to see where it got its name – it’s shaped like a pill but you wouldn’t want to swallow it because it’s about the size of 600 millilitre bottle of soft drink.

Aesthetically it’s pleasing to the eye, and feels quite weighty, which suggests that it has a bit of guts under its hood. It comes with four one-inch drivers, which you would think equals quite a bit of grunt for a unit of its size. While we wouldn’t go that far, the sound certainly was clear and crisp, although we thought the bass could create a bit more impact in the noise stakes, but we were more than happy.

You can connect to your Bluetooth MP3 players, smartphone or tablet using two different methods. The easiest way – if you have such a device – is tap-and-go using NFC technology. Having a Samsung Galaxy S4 handset was certainly handy, and it was a straight forward set up. The other way is to press the sync button on the back of the speaker, and a white light will start flashing, which indicates that it is searching for the aforementioned Bluetooth-enabled device. Once it finds it, it will stop flashing and you’re away laughing.

You can control the sound either via your music unit or the speaker itself so depends what suits you best. This is quite a simple device that does what it was designed to do.

Overall, if you’re looking to be the life of the party with the Beats Pill you’ll be sorely disappointed, but that’s okay, because that is not why it was developed. However, if you want to chill out to some sounds by the pool or while cooking the barbie with friends, then this is a really good starting point.

Pros: Good  size, nice design, reasonably good sound
Cons: Could have deeper bass

3.9 Shacks Out of 5

RRP
$259

Beats Pill @ Harvey Norman

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