Beats Electronics has recently unveiled the Beats Pill wireless speakers that come integrated with Beats Audio technology, apart from the speakers that will most likely take on the Jawbone Jambox. The brand has also taken the wraps off The Executive headphones, which come equipped with the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature.
An official statement by Beats Electronics reads, “The Executive represents a new distinctive, sophisticated design for the Beats By Dr. Dre brand that focuses on craftsmanship using premium materials such as aluminum alloy, stainless steel and leather. The soft leather headband and comfortable ear cups are designed for long wear and a unique folding design make Beats Executive headphones easy to carry on-the-go.”
The Executive featuring ANC
Like previous Beats headphones, this model too comes equipped with an iOS-compatible microphone cable, which offers functionality such as answering or ending a call. Apart from this, one can also use the cable to access functions such as call switching and voice commands.
Beats states that the headset is designed in a way that it can be used without interruption to a height of up to 35,000 feet. The Executive is available in a single colour option -- silver, for $299. The Executive line of headphones is currently available for purchase at the Beats Store, authorized Beats resellers, as well as here. As of now there is no word on the pricing of these headphones in India.
"The introduction of the Beats Pill and the Executive is the perfect beginning to a truly autonomous Beats as we transform into a freestanding consumer electronics company this year," said Beats President and COO, Luke Wood. "These products demonstrate our total commitment to design, technological innovation and premium sound experience."
Apart from The Executive, Beats Electronics is expanding its in-ear product offering with the launch of the new urBeats. These new earphones were designed to be an upgrade from the headphones that come with your music player and offers features that were much needed such as increased durability and improved sound.
Beats Electronics ends by stating, “urBeats provide the premium sound quality that has become synonymous with the Beats by Dr. Dre brand.”
The new urBeats earphones are available in Black, White and Gunmetal and retail for $99. As is the case with the other new product announcements, no word is yet available on the pricing of the urBeats earphones in India.
The Beats Pill is the first wireless speaker to hit store shelves with tap-to-pair NFC and apt-X technology for easy and instant Bluetooth audio. Other features include:
- All call functions - including speakerphone when paired with your smartphone
- Four speaker system with Beats unique sound profile
- Rechargeable lithium ion battery provides 7 hours of continuous play
- AC Power adapter with USB receptacle for charging
- Auto shut-off after 30 minutes of no signal detection in order to conserve battery life
- 3.5mm line out for connection to an external speaker system
- Built-in mic for hands free conferencing
- Echo cancellation for call clarity and feedback control
- 8 Bluetooth profiles