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Hands-on with the Beats Pill speaker and Executive headphones (image gallery)

Beats has primarily been targeted previously to the youth market, but a couple new products are aiming to attract the more mature crowd. The Beats Pill and Executive headphones are great products for the holiday season.
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There are audio in and out ports, the power button, and microUSB port on the back.

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The Beats Executive headphones come in a sturdy retail box

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Cables, batteries, an adapter, and manual are in the left side of the box

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A zippered hard carrying case is also included

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The zippered case has a black matte finish

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The Beats Executive headphones have hinges to allow it to fold flat in the carrying case

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There are no bold colors on the Beats Executive headphones and most things are silver and black

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A magnetic cover hides the two AAA batteries

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The hinges are rock solid and the aluminum headset construction is great

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The headphones are extremely comfortable with the soft leather covering

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Here you can see the hinges that rotate the headphones

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You can fold them into a compact bundle using the included hinges

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An airline adapter is included so you can enjoy stereo audio for in-flight movies

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Two cables are also included, one with a mic and controller and the other just a straight audio cable

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You can control phone calls and media with the controller cable

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My wife is modeling the Beats Executives. They don't pinch your head like other Beats headphones I have tried.

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Beats Pill retail packaging

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The Beats Pill comes in plastic, much like pills you take to ease pain

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The box contains everything you need, including an adapter, cables, a case, and a carabiner to carry the case.

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The zippered case has Beats branding too

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As you can see the Pill fits perfectly in the case. The cables do not fit in with the speaker though.

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The bottom has a flat rubber piece to keep the speaker steady on a table.

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There are four speakers inside the Pill.

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There are two volume buttons above the Beats logo.

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