May 19, 2022

Apple HomePod may leave a ring on wooden furniture; here is the patch from apple


At least the sound is not in wood.

The HomePod actually sounds great. At the same time, however, Apple’s $ 349 smart speaker has been tarnished for having a voice-activated Siri virtual assistant that isn’t as smart or useful as Alexa on Amazon Echo speakers or the Google Assistant on Google Home speakers.

And now a very different kind of stain is directed at HomePod – it can leave a white ring on some wood furniture.

Apple acknowledged the problem, first spotted by reviews at Wirecutter and gadget site Pocket-Lint and by some users on Twitter.

Following:Apple’s Expensive HomePod Sounds Great But Requires Some Compromises

John Birchman tweeted: “Wait, so Apple’s Home Pod leaves marks on wood surfaces treated with oil or wax? Home Pod Coasters to reach the market in 3, 2, 1… »

Another Casey Fleser tweeted: “Remember the iPod socks? Soon HomePod slippers! “

And that from Twitter user Guy San Francisco, who tweeted on Saturday: “#homepod left rings on my wooden furniture in less than 20 minutes of use. Thanks #apple, glad I paid $ 400 to make perfect engraved circles on my most expensive furniture. Guess I can’t move it now to cover the mark. You are bad geniuses. “

In an updated support page for the speaker on its website, Apple said that it “is not unusual for a speaker with an anti-vibration silicone base to leave marks. light when placed on certain wooden surfaces “, adding that such” marks can be caused by oils diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface, and will often disappear after several days when the speaker is turned on. removed from the wooden surface.

If the blemish persists, Apple suggests that you gently wipe the surface with a soft damp or dry cloth or “clean the surface with the cleaning process recommended by the furniture manufacturer.”

But if everyone else is a fan, another suggestion probably won’t make friends with Apple: “put your HomePod on a different surface.”

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