The Apple TV 4 hardware is not only the new one coming out of Cupertino today, but Beats Pill+ speaker is also made available for purchase. It’s a new Bluetooth speaker announced earlier this month and will technically exist in Apple’s Beat family of speakers between the Pill and the Pill XL.
The new Beats Pill+ is now available to order for $229 in black or white finishes. Portable wireless speaker is the first new design to come out of Beats since Apple bought the headphonbes and speaker company last year at $3 billion in part to use its Beats Music service as the foundation of Apple Music.
The rechargeable Beats Pill+ speaker uses a Lightning port and cable, the same as iPhones, to power up for to 12 hours of use. It works with an app, coming soon to both iPhone and Android, to let you and friends control what music plays next as well as set the sound preferences.
UE recently added a similar inclusion to its portable speakers, whereas the Pill+ also support pairing two units together for a stereo effect. Like other Beats speakers, Pill+ still relies on Bluetooth (or line-in) and doesn’t support Wi-Fi or AirPlay.
The Beats Pill+ features a fresh design, improved stereo audio, a Lightning port, and up to 12 hours of battery life. A new application, available to download on Google Play Store and from the iTunes App Store, will seamlessly allow you and your friends to take full control over music remotely, or add a second speaker to expand the experience to additional rooms.
With that given, Pill+ also features a USB port with charge out for powering your smartphone on-the-go using the speaker’s built-in battery. It is available to order for $229 in either black or white from Apple.com with other retailers coming soon. Beats Pill+ comes with a black 1.5m Beats-branded Lightning cable and 12.5W power adapter for recharging.
Free shipping of Beats Pill+ promises Wednesday deliveries for most people with paid options for shipments as soon as before noon tomorrow.