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Active Bluetooth Speaker: The Beats Pill XL by Dr Dre is a
self-powered, portable Bluetooth speaker. It features two 1" tweeters, two 2"
midrange drivers, and a
built-in amplifier. The speaker system also contains a 2" square down-firing
passive radiator. The Beats Pill XL speaker
produces dynamic sound with clear highs and deep bass.
Bluetooth Technology: The Beats Pill XL by Dr Dre is ideal for your Bluetooth-enabled devices,
such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry,
Windows PC, Mac computer, or other Bluetooth compatible devices. The Beats Pill XL supports Bluetooth audio streaming with basic control (A2DP/AVRCP) and
Bluetooth hands-free communication (HFP), as well as a simple pairing procedure.
- Wireless Audio Streaming: The Beats Pill XL Bluetooth
speaker streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices such
as your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, or other device. You'll be
able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled
device through the Beats Pill XL speaker. You'll also be able to control basic
music playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from
Pill XL. You
will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advance music
navigation and to view song/artist information.
- Hands-Free Communication: The Beats Pill XL has a
built-in microphone and Answer/End button, so you can use it as a hands-free speakerphone
to answer, reject, and put on hold incoming calls. Use the
Pill XL to answer phone calls, talk on Skype, or with Facetime. You will continue to use your
Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number,
and control advanced phone functions.
- Simple Pairing (w/ NFC): A single button press pairs
your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Beats Pill XL by Dr Dre. The speaker
also supports NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology for pairing; simply
tap your NFC-enabled Android smartphone (OS 4.0+) to the NFC tag on the side
of the speaker for instant pairing with the Pill XL (not available for all
phones). The Pill XL can remember up to eight devices, but can only pair
with one device at a time. Once paired, the Beats Pill XL will automatically re-connect with
your device when in wireless range (up to 33').
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Beats Pill XL by Dr Dre.
Beats Bond: You can sync two Beats Pill XL's by tapping them together
to play the same song in two different rooms of your home. You can also tap two
Beats Pill XL's together twice for stereo music listening, making one Beats
Pill XL the left output and the other the right.
Aux Input + Audio Output: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the Beats Pill XL is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable
audio player with a headphone output. There is also a 3.5mm audio output jack to
feed the Pill XL's audio signal to another home audio system.
USB Charging Port: The Beats Pill XL is capable of recharging the
battery of your Bluetooth-enabled device from the speaker's built-in USB
(type-A) port. Simple connect your mobile device to the Bluetooth speaker with
the USB cable that comes with your device. Now you don't need to carry an extra charger to keep your devices
powered up. This USB port does not support audio playback.
Rechargeable Battery: The Beats Pill XL Bluetooth speaker
has a built-in, rechargeable battery that provides up to 15 hours of playback
time on a single charge. The battery is easily recharged from the speaker's
included AC power adapter and power cord. The AC power adapter and cord can also be used to power the speaker.
Note: The speaker system will automatically shut off after ten minutes of
no signal detection to save power.
Built-in Handle: The Beats Pill XL by Dr Dre is lightweight
and features a built-in handle for easy carrying and portability.