Apple has announced yesterday a new Beats Pill+ Bluetooth wireless speaker with a simplistic design, stereo active 2-way crossover system and 12-hour battery life. The speaker will be available for $229.95 in black or white through the Apple Online Store and authorized Beats retailers beginning next month.
What makes this new speaker special is the fact that it is the first new product under Apple. It also comes with a companion app that will enable users to control the speaker and the music from two Bluetooth sources and sync two Beats Pill+ speakers together for either simultaneous or dedicated right and left playback. Beats President Luke Wood said the following:
"When you obsess about sound the way that we do at Beats, portable Bluetooth speakers can be very tricky," said We spent countless days, weeks, months testing for that perfect combination of form and function - small enough to travel but still big enough to feel the emotion of the music. That’s what you get with Pill+.”
The Beats Pill+ speaker has a 12-hour battery life; and the lightning cable and power supply provide a quick full charge in just 3 hours. You can als leep track of your power levels with the fuel gauge so you always know how much battery is left and use the USB port to charge out.
The new Beats Pill+ replaces the original Beats Pill unveiled in October 2012, being larger than the original Pill speaker, but smaller than the recalled Beats XL speaker, and weighs 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg).