In a crowded Bluetooth speaker market a few months ago, Apple and its subsidiary Beats by Dre discontinued the Beats Pill+ portable speaker. They gave no word of a replacement. But now, suddenly, it arises from the dead for what appears to be one last encore. And it’s all dressed up in skulls.
The limited-edition speaker crawls from the grave on Friday at the clothing brand Stüssy’s website. But it’s a limited-time offer.
Beats Pill+ speaker returns as Stüssy limited edition
Beats collaborated with fashion brand Stüssy on a limited-edition Beats Pill+ speaker. It features a skull-and-bones design and the Stüssy logo. A message engraved on the speaker’s top says “the only good system is a sound system.”
Judging by images Stüssy shared on its website, the limited-edition model appears to have the same design as the original Beats Pill+ released in 2015. Nothing indicates updated features, either.
As for the brand, Stüssy describes itself this way on its website:
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, a brand was born from the Southern California surf scene and swept through the clothing landscape to redefine the look and ideology of casualwear. That brand was Stüssy, a label that grew organically from youth movements and inadvertently revolutionized the clothing business.
Here’s the company’s teaser video for the limited-edition speaker:
The speaker will be available worldwide on Stüssy’s website for a limited time starting Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific. The company did not disclose pricing. But the previous Beats Pill+ price was $179.95.
Where to buy: Stüssy