Beats Electronics has announced they will be releasing their new Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker soon. It's the first new Bluetooth Speaker released by Beats since being acquired by Apple. It's been a while since we have seen an updated speaker from Beats. Back in June, Apple recalled all Pill XL speakers after citing the possibility that the battery might overheat and explode. Hopefully, this model will blow us all away with sound quality rather than flames and pieces of plastic.
The new Pill+ is 8.25-inches long, which makes it slightly larger than its predecessor, but smaller than the XL. It still features two tweeters and woofers that are now slightly more separated in what Beats says gives it the same acoustic mechanics found in professional recording studios around the world. The new Pill+ will offer up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge, but it doesn't seem to charge very fast as it needs three hours to recharge fully. It's also not waterproof like many other Bluetooth Speakers. We'll have to see how they compare in sound quality once it's available for better comparison.
One good feature though is that the Pill+ can recharge your cell phone or USB devices, and because of its slim form factor it can easily double as a reliable battery bank albeit a rather expensive one. The Beats Pill+ is said to retail for $230 once it is available in November.