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Apple recalls hundreds of thousands of Beats Pill XL speakers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jun 2015 22:21 User comments (7)

Apple recalls hundreds of thousands of Beats Pill XL speakers Apple has recalled nearly 222,000 of its Beats Pill XL speakers in the U.S., after 'rare' reports of batteries overheating.
The company said they received 8 reports of batteries overheating and one of a user who received minor burns.

Apple has asked anyone using the speakers to discontinue using the product and will offer all customers refunds or $325 store credit.

The speakers were first launched in November of 2013, a few months before Apple acquired Beats for $3 billion to expand its accessories and streaming music lines.

Source:
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7 user comments

16.6.2015 2:00

Hmmm,

Batteries over heating? How about calling it a fire hazard for what i would think it actually is. A better story that really provides the real reason for the recall...

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style...e-10295025.html

As a user over heat, oh who cares if they get a little warmer then they should. Talk about a fire, now i care...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Jun 2015 @ 2:02

27.6.2015 0:45

heh ^

I shouldn't laugh I know.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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37.6.2015 13:29

That's actually pretty decent of Apple (or rather, decent by apple standards), to recall something that is clearly dangerous because of a non removable battery, and doing so without waiting years and years. I wonder if they have learned their lesson, or if maybe it is just because it was released before apple bought beats, so they can more easily admit that it is trash since they did not develop it.

47.6.2015 18:07

Originally posted by KillerBug:
That's actually pretty decent of Apple (or rather, decent by apple standards), to recall something that is clearly dangerous because of a non removable battery, and doing so without waiting years and years. I wonder if they have learned their lesson, or if maybe it is just because it was released before apple bought beats, so they can more easily admit that it is trash since they did not develop it.
I doubt they are doing this out of the kindness of their heart, I would say their lawyers explained they are still at risk for any lawsuit where the unit is shown to have caused a fire. Probably much cheap for the return policy instead of the legal fees, damages, and penalties they may face because of issue.

59.6.2015 10:27

Other concerns aside, this is yet another bit of proof that Beats Audio products simply are terrible, period. The only other audio brand that I can compare it to for lack of value for the dollar is Skullcandy*. Bose deserves an honorable mention here, but at least Bose also happens to sound good, after you give them your bucket of money; can't say the same for Beats Audio or Skullcandy products - bleh.
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* OK, yeah, there's Shakti Innovations (Shakti Stones are SO funny) and Monster Cable, but if you buy that crap, well, there's just no hope for you; you are P.T. Barnum's b*tch xD.

69.6.2015 13:42

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Other concerns aside, this is yet another bit of proof that Beats Audio products simply are terrible, period. The only other audio brand that I can compare it to for lack of value for the dollar is Skullcandy*. Bose deserves an honorable mention here, but at least Bose also happens to sound good, after you give them your bucket of money; can't say the same for Beats Audio or Skullcandy products - bleh.
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I can't agree more about the Be4t quality, when looking for a new pair of headphones, asking friends what to get, what they liked... Anyone that mentioned Be4ts all said about the same thing, "Stay away from them, the quality is crap and will physically fall apart soon." I didn't hear one person give a favorable review, some mentioned they owned a couple pairs as their pair fall apart so quickly after purchasing the store allowed an exchange.

710.6.2015 23:05

Originally posted by SomeBozo:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
Other concerns aside, this is yet another bit of proof that Beats Audio products simply are terrible, period. The only other audio brand that I can compare it to for lack of value for the dollar is Skullcandy*. Bose deserves an honorable mention here, but at least Bose also happens to sound good, after you give them your bucket of money; can't say the same for Beats Audio or Skullcandy products - bleh.
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I can't agree more about the Be4t quality, when looking for a new pair of headphones, asking friends what to get, what they liked... Anyone that mentioned Be4ts all said about the same thing, "Stay away from them, the quality is crap and will physically fall apart soon." I didn't hear one person give a favorable review, some mentioned they owned a couple pairs as their pair fall apart so quickly after purchasing the store allowed an exchange.
Hey Bozos,

I guess the expression might be:
"You get what you pay for... but you can pay too much for it!"

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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