Does anyone know if the Beats Pill sold at brick-and-mortar Target store for $180 -- currently on sale for $170 -- is the old Pill or the new Pill? (The new Pill can be paired with another Pill to play the same song, therefore louder, or paired in such a way left channel goes to one Pill, right channel to the other, for better stereo separation.) I can't find the feature listed online for any of the Pills Target sells, whether via online or store or both. But it's the kind of quirky feature that often doesn't make big-box store item descriptions.
Any comments "don't buy anything Beats, it's awful" are appreciated for warning me but I know what I'm getting into. For one, I'm not going to buy anything without listening to it first. It's mainly for durable cordless small form factor rechargeable battery-powered convenience, as my sons now often want music played from my phone where right now the only available option is headphones. This doesn't work very well for beach vacations or at the park. I want to encourage their growing interest in music, but they're 7 and 9 and certainly not audiophiles. For three, the most negative bits of reviews I've read are price -- can't argue with that but sometimes people spend on what they want -- and that the Pill lacks the signature bass for which Beats products are known. That's what I hate about Beats. The bass. So who know? I might like the Pill's sound just fine.
There are little corded but rechargeable battery powered bladder-type mono speakers on Amazon for about $20 apiece and you can daisy chain them for louder, so I can buy a few of those, athough they remain mono. I admit these things are kind of cool, yet still I figure no matter how mediocre the Pill, it's got to sound better than those.