The iconic Beats Pill with its distinctive capsule design portable speaker is back, updated with a raft of new features.

The 2024 version of the Bluetooth portable speaker has a longer battery life of up to 24 hours with Fast Fuel charging giving two hours of music playback from a 10-minute charge. Enhanced sound comes from upgraded acoustics that deliver powerful sound, bigger bass and improved tonality across the audio spectrum. Easily sync two Beats Pill speakers for double the audio experience in amplify or stereo modes.

The Pill carries an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, doubles as a speakerphone for hands-free phone calls and is compatible with iOS and Android. Other features on the revamped Beats Pill include on-device controls for managing music and adjusting volume and a USB-C cable for charging from a laptop or other devices.

Lighter than its predecessor, it comes with a removable carry lanyard and soft-grip silicone backing.

The Pill has been designed with the environment in mind, packaged from 100% fibre sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Available in Matte Black, Statement Red and Champagne for RRP $249.95 from JB Hi-Fi.