The $200 Pill packs 12 watts of power and four 1-inch drivers into its attractive design (comprised of metal and soft-touch plastic), and is able to provide a decent amount of bass and clarity, even at high volumes. Its battery can last up to 7.5 hours (presumably using a wired connection), and uses pretty standard Bluetooth audio standards.
• Price: $200
• Drivers: 4, 1-inch drivers
• Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, NFC,
• Weight: 10.5 ounces
• Gizrank: 3.5
Beats audio has become a pretty familiar brand around these parts: in addition to the ubiquitous headphones, the company has licensed its brand to HP and is majority owned by HTC — both of which manufacture an increasing number of Beats-branded products. Regardless, it’s the headphones that built the brand, and the future of who will be manufacturing them is a little more cloudy today as Beats and Monster will not be renewing their contract.
Sources told Business Week that the split happened because of a disagreement over (what else?) money and credit, with each company believing it deserved more of both. Read More