Beats Pill+ Makes Weird Return After Being Discontinued

ByDonald L. Leech

Aug 1, 2022

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After being killed off by Apple in early 2022, the Beats Pill+ speaker has been brought back, in a partnership with Devin Booker and Book Projects.

Advertised via Beats by Dre Twitter account, a brief video reveals a custom Pill+ speaker designed in conjunction with Book Projects, a company of NBA star Devin Booker. The speaker is described as being “inspired by the Sonoran Desert”.

The video shows the enclosure on a stage covered in sand dunes, hovering and slowly rotating in the air to show the back, top and front of the enclosure. With buttons and indicators on top, the speaker looks like a typical Beats Pill+ under construction.

The main design cues are the front and rear grille sections, orange with a capital “B” and “P” for Book Projects. The back also features the Book Projects logo, a signature, and a “1/25” counter, presumably signifying this is a limited edition item.

There are no details on when the speaker will be available, where it will be sold, or how much it will cost to purchase.

The Beats Pill+ was the last speaker under the Beats brand and was officially discontinued in January 2022.

However, this is not the first time that the pill+ has returned from the grave. In March, a limited-edition version of the speaker was sold in partnership with Stussy, featuring a skull and crossbones aesthetic.