Beats Pill (black) comparison

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Beats Pill (black)

Beats Pill (black)
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Bose SoundLink Mini

Bose SoundLink Mini
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JBL Flip (black)

JBL Flip (black)
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Logitech UE Boom (blue)

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JBL Charge (blue)

JBL Charge (blue)
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Price $149 to $249 at 4 stores $199 to $243 at 15 stores $96 to $99 at 7 stores $179 to $212 at 6 stores $138 to $149 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 7 reviews 4.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date October 17, 2012 July 22, 2013 September 14, 2012 May 21, 2013 March 07, 2013
The Bottom Line The Beats Pill outperforms the Jawbone Jambox and has a couple of intriguing extra features, but the speaker is overpriced at $199. While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size. The JBL Flip's decent performance and attractive design make it a worthy Bluetooth speaker contender at $100. The $200 UE Boom is a versatile and durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays loud and is great for on-the-go use. The JBL Charge is a nice compromise for those who want a better-sounding portable wireless speaker but don't want to make the jump -- both in terms of size and price -- to something like the Jawbone Big Jambox or Bose SoundLink.

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Color Black
Silver
Black
Blue
Blue
Product Type Wireless speaker
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.5 in 1.8 in
7.1 in x 2.3 in x 2 in
6.3 in
7.1 in
2.91 in x 6.91 in
MP3 Player Compatibility Android devices
Apple devices
Bluetooth devices
Laptops
Smartphones
Tablets
Bluetooth devices
Android devices
Apple devices
Nexus 7
Bluetooth devices
Laptops
Smartphones
Tablets
iOS devices
Android devices
Battery Speaker battery - Rechargeable
Info unavailable Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
Speaker battery - Rechargeable - Lithium ion
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Speaker System Details Portable speaker
Portable Bluetooth speaker
Portable speaker
Portable Bluetooth speaker
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Connectivity Technology Wired - Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Wireless - NFC
Wireless - Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Wireless
Wireless - Bluetooth
NFC
Wireless - Bluetooth
Dimensions - Diameter Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.5 in
2.6 in
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Speaker Type Active
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Active
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Weight 10.9 oz
1.5 lbs
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Built-in Decoders aptX
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Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable Info unavailable 10 Watt
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Product Description Beats Pill Wireless speaker
Info unavailable JBL Flip
Logitech UE
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Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
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Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable 150 - 20000 Hz
90 - 20000 Hz
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