Beats Pill XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Just as what the name of this product suggests, the Beats Pill XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker is indeed a bigger and quite heavier compared to its predecessor. With that in mind, it still has the same audio quality and great portable design as most of Dr. Dre’s array of products. The upgrade in size also comes with the louder sound experience. Shaped like a pill, it has an ingeniously placed handle that makes it very easy for users to carry around, pack away, and bring it anywhere even with the bigger size. This product is about a hundred dollars more expensive than the previous model, so let’s find out with this Beats Pill XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review if the size upgrade is indeed worth it.

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This speaker has indeed the rational features to keep up with its expensive price.  It offers a stonger bass than most speakers of the same size size. In general, on the music mainstream, the Beats Pill XL provides a powerful, clean response with respect to tracks that has a deep sub-bass.

What are the best features of this speaker?

Even with it’s bigger size, Beats Pill XL is still as good in taking your music everywhere. Its weight is just right to carry around and has a built-in handle additional portability. This speaker makes you free you to roam around the area, which denotes you’ll always have a considerably great quality sound whether you are near or far.  The pairing feature is particularly sophisticated. There are quite a number of Bluetooth speakers that have the same feature, but almost all offers only a limited left/right stereo pairing. Most stereos pair one speaker on the left, the other does right. The Pill XL’s twin play function lets two of the units play the same tune, efficiently chaining them wirelessly, so you can put one in one room and the other in an neighboring room, given that they’re still within Bluetooth’s 15- to 30-foot range. And all you had to do to get them together is to tap them: once for dual play, twice for stereo left/right pairing.

Beats approximates the Pill XL‘s battery life to be around 15 hours, but then again these estimates vary and depends mainly upon how raucously you play your music. This speaker includes a red 3.5mm audio cable for the Aux in/out. One version of this speaker has no USB cable for charging your mobile devices with its built-in battery but the other version (Beats Pill XL version 2.0) you can now charge your phone or external music device with extra juice.

PROS

  • Outstanding sound quality
  • Powerful audio performance
  • Intense solid bass response
  • Conveniently portable
  • Has a built-in speaker phone
  • Aux inputs and outputs allow versatile playback
  • Able to charge external devices
  • Extensive battery life
  • Automatically shuts off after ten minutes of no signal detection to save power
  • Simple controls with quick and easy set-up
  • Five-segment LED battery gauge to indicate battery life
  • Can be paired with another Pill XL for left/right stereo, or dual play for multi-room use
  • Dimensions 4 in/100 cm diameter, 13.3 in/33.8 cm long
    Weight 3.3 lbs./1.5 kg

CONS

  • When played too loud, has a few barely audible (quite negligible actually) traces of distortion
  • This speaker is best known to have a bass-heavy affair which is clearly not suitable for those just enjoy the pure tones of their music.

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The Beats Pill XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker  is definitely the thing you need if your eyes are set on a portable Bluetooth speaker with profound bass presence. The price can hurt the budget but ultimately, this speaker offers something most of the competition does not which is having big bass in a portable form.

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Philips WeCall Bluetooth Conference Speaker Review

A device that lets you make conference calls wherever with the best-in-class performance is the Philips WeCall Bluetooth Conference Speaker. This conference speaker features four omni-directional microphones that impressively picks up voices in all 360 degrees. These four microphones can pick up your voice to a maximum of 16 feet away with an impressive  echo-cancellation technology that makes sure a clear sound is being delivered. Read more about this device through this Philips WeCall Bluetooth Conference Speaker Review.

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The Philips WeCall Bluetooth Conference Speaker easily connects with your iPhone, iPad or Mac via Bluetooth or any other compatible mobile devices and allows you to have conference calls with clear and smooth conversations done with ease.

What are the best features of this conference speaker?

With a small, slim design and dimensions of approximately 4.3 x 4.3 x 1.1 in inches, the Philips WeCall Bluetooth Conference Speaker is lightweight (around 6.4 ounces) and is ultra-portable.  The device’s vaulted metal grill accentuates in giving an output from every direction. Its design is even more amplified by the placement of a unique button that is located in two of the four corners to maintain the call that controls the on/off,  as well as the volume and mute control. Durable materials such as metal for the grill and appealing features such as a behind tinted plastic disappearing charging LED articulates the overall balance between the ambiance of a home and modern office environment without dismissing the focus on a professional character in function, features and portability.

The Philips WeCall Bluetooth Conference Speaker is engineered with a powerful built-in speaker that has a 2-inch high-sensitivity, low-distortion neodymium magnet speaker. This has a specially designed low-profile cone that consequently result in a wide-range response and wide audio dispersion. Hence, the user can talk while walking around the room and from anywhere in the room without a drop in quality. It makes the device also great for music playback.

PROS

  • Slim and compact design for high portability anywhere you go
  • Advanced noise cancellation creates clear sound
  • Advanced echo suppression delivers smooth conversations
  • Four microphones for perfect voice pick up in 360 degree
  • Advanced HD audio technology for natural voice
  • Easily connects to Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices
  • WeCall app for quick and intuitive conference calls
  • Talk time lasts to up to 8 hours
  • Impressive powerful speaker can easily hear voices and play music
  • Has LED status indicators for call, charging, and mute functions
  • USB connectivity allows you to makes calls through your laptop
  • 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award

CONS

  • Output from the other end of the line can sometimes be inaudible but varies from one device to another as well as the background noise.
  • In comparison, the Logitech P710e is a bit louder and richer in audio output while the Philips is extremely accurate on the high pitches and perhaps a little more muffled on the lower end

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Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Speaker Review

Brookstone has recently added another member to their impressive line of wireless speakers. Introducing, the addition of its Big Blue Party, a six-driver, completely wireless, Bluetooth indoor-outdoor speaker tower. This monstrous device looks like an on-the-go version of the Big Blue Media Tower, which was a similarly vertical speaker that’s well engineered to boost your home audio and video entertainment. Read more about this device through this Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Speaker Review.

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Even with its small and portable size, the Big Blue Party is able to deliver all the bump on its own and can bring your party from indoors to outdoors.

What are the best features of this Indoor-Outdoor Speaker?

The Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Speaker has four specially angled speaker drivers that delivers a compelling 360° sound which is really great for parties. Its power runs with 72 watts, 18 watts per channel. Having said so, this speaker will surround your party in omni-directional, full-range stereo–complete and thundering bass through its 2.5-inch drivers, a 36-watt/5.5-inch circular subwoofer, and a 5 x 7-inch passive box radiator. And if ever you run out of power from the batteries, the included AC adapter works with any standard outlet.

This speaker is 6.3″ (W) x 6.3″ (L) x 15.8″ (H) in size and looks pretty trendy and groovy. If you like James Bond movies, you would compare the looks of this speaker with that some kind of bomb that James Bond has to carefully remove from the heart of a missile silo. It has a water-resistant exterior and an impressive easy-grip carry chrome and sparkling metal top handle.

PROS

  • Delivers powerful 360° audio output
  • Elegant yet robust design and has sturdy materials
  • Water resistant
  • Easily connects wirelessly to your Bluetooth devices up to 33′ away
  • Runs with a rechargeable battery
  • Portable: you can take it with you anywhere -poolside, decks or the beach
  • Has an easy-grip carry handle
  • No wires and no cords needed
  • Easy to use and operate
  • Can be controlled from your mobile device or from the top-mounted bass/treble and volume controls

CONS

  • Battery lasts only for approximately 4.5 hours per charge
  • This speaker is quite heavy (approximately 14.8 lbs)

Big Blue Party is indeed a great speaker that does what it says it does. The design is attractive and it is easy to use and more importantly it plays your music under any conditions. The price of this device is just right for its performance and quality thus it merits a favorite from a lot of music lovers.

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