Dr. Dre Beatbox Portable Audio System hits AT&T March 11 for $399

AT&T just announced that it will begin to sell the Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox Portable audio system on March 11th for $399. It’s an accessory which is definitely aimed to challenge Jawbone’s JAMBOX. Compared to that, though, it seems grossly overpriced. Now all the AT&T powered phones can enjoy the music from Dr. Dre instead of just HTC. The device will feature:

  • Portable inputs that provide a built-in dock connector.
  • Full featured remote with on/off, volume, mute scan and skip control.s
  • Handles on both sides
  • The ability to be powered by either a computer’s power supply or with 6 D-cell batteries
  • A 5.25-inch sub woofer with a 3.5mm input jack for other audio sources.
Press Release:

Music The Way The Artist Intended, Beats By Dr. Dre Beatbox Available Exclusively From AT&T March 11
Latest Beats Product Offers AT&T Customers the Ultimate Experience in Sound Quality

Dallas, Texas, March 05, 2012

Key Facts

  • AT&T customers will soon be able to enjoy their favorite music wherever they are when the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Beatbox Portable high performance wireless audio system arrives in white and black, exclusively from AT&T* at company-owned stores or online at www.att.com beginning March 11 for $399.00.
  • Beats By Dr. Dre offers rich, full sounds with professional-grade sound engineering to play the music how the artist intended with a distortion-free sound at higher volume and real bass at all levels.
  • The Beatbox will be featured on AMERICAN IDOL Wednesday March 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX when mentor and Beats By Dr. Dre co-founder Jimmy Iovine incorporates the high performance wireless audio system into his coaching sessions with the finalists.
  • AT&T recently announced the HTC One X™ with Beats By Dr. Dre Audio™ integration letting customers experience rich, full sounds with professional-grade sound engineering in videos, gaming and music.
  • In the coming weeks, HTC Vivid™ customers will be able to enjoy the optimized audio experience through an upcoming software update that will provide Android 4.0, an updated HTC Sense™ experience and Beats By Dr. Dre Audio profiles.

Authentic Sound On-The-Go

The Beats By Dr. Dre Beatbox lets customers take the power of Beats wherever they go and features:
  • Portable inputs that provide a built-in Dock Connector for smartphones or portable music players, plus Bluetooth™ wireless.
  • Full-featured remote with On/Off, Volume, Mute, Scan and Skip buttons.
  • Easy-carry handles on both sides.
  • The ability to operate on either 6 D-cell batteries or a computer power supply.
  • A 5.25 inch woofer and 3.5 MM input for other sources.

In addition to the Beats By Dr. Dre Beatbox, AT&T will begin carrying the following Beats accessories in-store and online beginning March 11:

  • Wireless HD Stereo Bluetooth Headphones, $280 – Engineered by Monster® with a built-in microphone and control buttons on the ear cups for hands-free mobile calling and track and volume control.
  • Beats™ Solo™ HD Headphones, $200 – Feature high definition sound, proprietary titanium coated driver technology and a comfortable, lightweight design that is ideal for active lifestyles.
  • UR Beats™ In-ear Headphones, $99 – Includes the signature Beats experience in a sleek, compact design. Solid metal housing resists vibrations for the purest sound without sonic side effects, while ControlTalk makes hands-free calling and music control possible.


“As more customers begin to use their smartphone as their primary portable music device, it becomes more important for them to be able to enjoy premium sound quality no matter where they are,” said Michael Cowan, director, product marketing management – Accessories, AT&T Mobility. “The Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox gives consumers an opportunity to experience their music in its purest form without sacrificing quality for portability.”

“The Beatbox Portable is the perfect mobile sound system,” says Luke Wood, President & Chief Operating Officer of Beats by Dr. Dre. “In addition to having the advantage of Bluetooth wireless technology and battery-powered portability, the Beatbox Portable delivers the power and emotion found in all Beats By Dr. Dre products.”


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