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Beats by Dr. Dre® Pill 2.0

Portable powered Bluetooth® speaker (White)

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A "social" media player

USB port for charging

Recharge your portable device through the Beats Pill's USB port (pictured in black).

Of course the music experience you get from your Beats headphones is great, but it's a pretty isolated affair. That's perfect when you're on the subway, traveling, or simply listening to music by yourself. But what about when you want to share your tunes with others? Luckily, there's a remedy for that — the Beats Pill 2.0. Small and light enough to slip into a bag when you go on a trip, and barely a handful as you move to another room or out on the deck, the Pill 2.0 pairs wirelessly to your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device. From there you can play your music for everyone. 

The signature Beats style and sound

This speaker's unique curved design and metal grille help it stand out. And like all Beats products, the Pill 2.0's sound profile has been crafted to Dr. Dre's exacting standards. The system's four built-in speakers deliver your music with clear highs, detailed mids, and, of course, plenty of bass.

For better stereo separation and better coverage in larger spaces, you can run two Pills together wirelessly in a stereo configuration.

Stay charged on the go

You don't want to shut down the party just because your phone or mobile device is displaying an empty battery icon. Fully charged, the Pill can play for about 7 hours, or you can use some of that power to fuel your smart device. Simply plug it into the Pill's USB port to keep the tunes flowing.

Answer the call

You can also use the Pill 2.0 as a speakerphone. When your smartphone's paired with the Pill, you can accept calls and carry on conversations hands-free. The internal microphone has echo cancellation to ensure call clarity.

Product Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth streams music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or other compatible device
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) one-touch pairing with compatible devices
  • wireless range: 30'
  • internal microphone for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • recharges your phone via included USB Type A to USB mini charging cable
  • four built-in full-range speakers
  • minijack auxiliary input for laptops, handheld game consoles, and other portable devices (minijack cable included)
  • USB input for charging (USB cable included)
  • rechargeable battery lasts up to 7 hours
  • auto shut-off after 30 minutes of inactivity
  • 7-1/2"W x 2"H x 2"D
  • weight: 0.7 lbs.
  • AC power adapter
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Beats by Dr. Dre® Pill 2.0 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

8 Reviews


Written by: Chris from Baltimore on December 12, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Got what I paid for

Pros: Size

Cons: Price


Written by: 2011mineSHHH from Michigan on September 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Not Rated

I love this Bluetooth Beats by Dre speaker! The sound is excellent!!! I'm thinking of getting one more to Pair it with because the sound n portability is perfect! It's better than a stereo or any other speaker I owned!

Pros: Sound quality, volume. Portable, Bluetooth

Cons: Wish battery life was longer.

Great sound from such a small speaker

Written by: Roy from River Edge, New Jersey on May 16, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Easy to use, set-up, and it even has a USB port!

Pros: Portable, size, quality, and great sound!

Cons: None

Pill 2.0

Written by: Doug from Tennessee on January 20, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Built good,looks good but the sounds just not there,I suggest the JBL charge 2. I have both and The JBL is light years ahead of the pill.

Pros: Portable, works good for speakerphone.

Cons: No bass, empty sounding, doesn't sound good at all.

Beats by Dr. Dre® Pill 2.0

Written by: Anonymous from Newtown Square, PA on January 14, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Battery Life
  • Build Quality
  • Loudness
  • Portability

Considered buying other brands of similar product, but very happy with this purchase. My daughter uses it for group workouts at school and it can be heard throughout the gym.

Pros: Portable and great sound/loudness

Cons: N/A

Beats over rated and over priced

Written by: Bill from Charlotte NC on December 10, 2014

  • Not Rated
    "Coolness Factor"
  • Not Rated
    Battery Life
  • Not Rated
    Build Quality
  • Not Rated
  • Not Rated

Sound is definitely not well balanced. Poor definition in higher frequencies. Much better than twenty dollar speakers but your paying for the lower case b and not the sound.

Pros: Small size.

Cons: Price doesn't match product sound reproduction quality.

Beats Pill 2.0

Written by: John M from Atlanta GA on July 28, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Outstanding sound and functionality! great for the beach !

Pros: Size, quality and sound

Cons: None

Awesome little speaker

Written by: JGW from Winter Park, CO on June 28, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound, small size, easy pairing and simple controls

Pros: Sound

Cons: None

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Bluetooth powered speaker
  • AC power adapter
  • 3' microUSB-to-USB charging cable
  • 54" Stereo minijack cable
  • Carrying case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Beats by Dr Dre brochure
  • Beats Music brochure
  • Important Safety Guidelines
  • Limited Warranty
  • Beats logo sticker

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

Features and Specs

Weather-resistant No
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing Yes

Product Research


Active Bluetooth Speaker: The Beats Pill 2.0 by Dr Dre is a self-powered Bluetooth speaker. It features four 1" full-range drivers and a built-in amplifier. Despite its compact size, the Beats Pill 2.0 speaker produces good sound with clear highs and adequate bass.

Bluetooth Technology: The Beats Pill 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 speaker. You'll also be able to control basic music playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from Pill 2.0. 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 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 (not available for all phones). The Pill 2.0 can remember up to eight devices, but can only pair with one device at a time. Once paired, the Beats Pill 2.0 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 2.0 by Dr Dre.

Beats Bond: You can sync two Beats Pill 2.0's by tapping them together to play the same song in two different rooms of your home. You can also tap two Beats Pill 2.0's together twice for stereo music listening, making one Beats Pill 2.0 the left output and the other the right.

Aux Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the Beats Pill 2.0 is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.

USB Charging Port: The Beats Pill 2.0 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 2.0 Bluetooth speaker has a built-in, rechargeable battery that provides up to 7 hours of playback time on a single charge. The battery is easily recharged from the speaker's built-in microUSB (type-B) port, using the included microUSB-to-USB cable and AC power adapter, or a free USB port on your computer. The AC power adapter can also be used to power the speaker.

Carrying Case: The Beats Pill 2.0 by Dr Dre comes with a soft carrying case with zipper closure.

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