Beats Music as a brand shares a strange duality. One on end, it’s the preferred choice of essentially every top athlete and spearheaded by one of the greatest producers of all-time in Dr. Dre, who became a billionaire off the idea. On the other hand, however, seeing that lowercase ‘b’ on someone’s headphones or speakers in public can almost be the audio equivalent of Ed Hardy, with a number of studies showing that the quality is on the lower end of the premium speaker/headphone market. Well, news that the Beats Pill XL is being recalled because it could potentially catch fire could add kindling (ugh, sorry) for the latter crowd.
Apple announced today that it would be recalling all Beats Pill XL Speakers because the battery can “overheat and pose a fire safety risk.” As a mea culpa for potential burns and loss of house, the tech juggernaut is offering a refund or credit if you own the device. Sadly, the Beats speaker is unintentionally going up in flames, unlike the Sound Torch speaker, which proudly flames on whenever your song choice is 🔥🔥🔥.
But seriously, you should probably fill out that recall if it applies.