The HomePod is in the end right here, and we adore it. However after spending a couple of days with Apple’s sensible speaker, some customers have came upon an surprising facet impact.
WireCutter‘s evaluation, revealed Wednesday, praised the HomePod’s audio high quality, however the reviewers had been in for a wonder after they lifted the speaker up. They discovered that the speaker left a definite white ring at the countertop and facet desk the place it were sitting.
Pocket-lint discovered the similar ring after putting the HomePod on an oil-treated kitchen counter. The hoop light some days later, however by no means totally disappeared.
Mashable’s photographer additionally spotted a equivalent ring on her stainless-steel counter after she shot our evaluation unit.
A number of “sufferers” shared the speaker’s surprising legacy on Twitter:
For the HomePod, this in reality does not glance just right.
The HomePod’s design isn’t any small a part of its attraction. In contrast to some sensible audio system, which glance a bit of like glorified Pringles cans, the HomePod is big, swish, and lovely. However house owners will unquestionably be much less prone to position a speaker on a prized piece of furnishings if doing so may go away an enduring mark.
Apple has up to date its HomePod make stronger pointers to deal with the court cases:
It isn’t strange for any speaker with a vibration-dampening silicone base to go away delicate marks when put on some picket surfaces. The marks may also be led to through oils diffusing between the silicone base and the desk floor, and can regularly move away after a number of days when the speaker is got rid of from the picket floor. If now not, wiping the outside gently with a cushy damp or dry fabric might take away the marks. If marks persist, blank the outside with the furnishings producer’s advisable cleansing procedure. Should you’re fascinated by this, we suggest putting your HomePod on a unique floor.
With that, it in reality is dependent what HomePod patrons are up for. Do you wish to have put the speaker anywhere you rattling please, or are you keen to transport it (or your furnishings) to verify not anything will get marked up? That is a query each and every HomePod proprietor must solution themselves… a minimum of till any person debuts HomePod coasters.