• 8 reasons you should buy the Sonos One instead of Apple's HomePod

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple finally released the HomePod smart speaker this month, but it's not looking like the device to buy.
    Before the HomePod, other smart speakers like Google Home, Amazon's Echo, and the Sonos One were playing music from Spotify, Google Music, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, and other streaming services. The HomePod is the first to let you control Apple Music with your voice , but that's it.
    If you don't use Apple Music, there is no reason to buy a HomePod.
    The HomePod does seem to have one thing going for it: I haven't heard it myself, but the HomePod supposedly has the best sound out of...
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  • Apple confirms HomePods can leave marks on wood surfaces, updates support page with notice

    Apple confirms HomePods can leave marks on wood surfaces, updates support page with notice

    6 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Yeah, so this is a bummer. Now that the HomePod is out in the wild, reports have started trickling in from users complaining about the $349 smart speaker's unfortunate side effect on wood furniture. A quick trip to Twitter shows various sorts of HomePod-sized rings left on desks and table tops. Apple has since confirmed the issue on its support page, noting, “It is not unusual for...
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  • Apple HomePod May Leave White Rings on Some Wood Furniture

    Apple HomePod May Leave White Rings on Some Wood Furniture

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    Apple's new HomePod Internet-connected speaker may leave white rings when placed on wooden surfaces that have been stained with certain oil or wax finishes.
    That's one of the takeaways from two in-depth reviews the HomePad, which went on sale last week for $350 .
    A review by gadget review site Wirecutter on Wednesday, noted that the Apple HomePod "left a defined white ring" on an "oiled butcher-block countertop" and a wood table. The reviewer wrote, "This really undermines the design aspect of the HomePod-especially if you were thinking of displaying it on some prized piece of...
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  • Apple admits its new $350 speaker can leave permanent white rings on wooden surfaces and furniture

    Apple admits its new $350 speaker can leave permanent white rings on wooden surfaces and furniture

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Some reviewers of Apple's new $350 smart speaker, HomePod, have noticed that the device can leave behind white rings on certain wooden surfaces.
    Apple confirmed to two outlets that HomePod can damage oiled wooden surfaces thanks to a reaction with the device's silicone base.
    While the marks may fade over time, it's possible that the surfaces would need to be re-sanded to remove the damage altogether.
    Early reviewers of Apple's new HomePod smart speaker have noticed an issue with the $350 device: it can leave white rings on some wooden surfaces.
    Reviewers at two publications - Wirecutter...
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  • Apple's HomePod seems to be destroying wood furniture

    6 days ago - By Fast Company

    Apple's new HomePod smart speakers are getting generally good reviews, especially in the acoustic department. But one deal-breaker may be the physical impact they have on the things they touch. As in, the device may end up ruining some of the furniture it sits on. According to a review from Pocket-lint, HomePad left some treated...
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