Bluetooth speakers.  Everyone should own one, because you’ll inevitably visit a hotel room, stay with a friend, or find yourself some where that music isn’t.  Finding the right Bluetooth Speaker, though, is no easy feat, as the market is littered with a myriad of choices.  Our top picks have been the Jambox and Philips Shoqbox for their big sound, while the Logitech UE Mobile Boombox is a great bang for buck.

Adding to that already long list of Bluetooth speakers is Beats, who today announced the Pill.  Yes, its shape is indicative of its name, which in our minds eye leaves something to be desired.  Unlike the Jambox and the Shoqbox, the Pill tips the scales at just over a half of pound (half the weight and then some by comparison), yet measures 7.5-inches long.  Until we get our hands on one we really can’t remark on the audio quality, and Beats has refrained from telling us what is under the proverbial hood in terms of speakers.  We can however tell you that it is battery powered, includes a 1.5m headphone cable, a USB 2.0 cable for charging, and can connect wirelessly to your smartphone or laptop via Bluetooth.  A built-in mic for taking calls, and a set of volume buttons round out the feature set.

The Beats Pill is on sale now for $200 (same price as the Jambox) and comes in black, red, or white.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."