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Apple HomePod Leaves Its Mark - On Furniture

Apple HomePod Leaves Its Mark - On Furniture

Apple notes that the silicone on the base of the speaker can "leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces".

The device went on sale last week after having been delayed from its original 2017 release date. Add on the £13 shipping fee for those who don't live near an Apple Store, and you get a fix bill that's nearly as much as the £319 price for a brand-new HomePod.

Some reviewers of Apple's new $350 smart speaker, HomePod, have noticed that the device can leave behind white rings on certain wooden surfaces. The company goes on to say that "the marks can be caused by oils diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface".

The Wirecutter called it the "best current speaker for Apple Music", compared to competitors like Sonos One and the Google Home Max, and Wired says it "sounds awesome".

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That didn't stop Twitter users from finding some comedic value in the design flub. "The mark hasn't disappeared and we'll have to sand and then re-oil our worktop", he wrote.

"It wasn't the end of the world for us".

Another post on Pocket-Lint said the mark appeared after just 20 minutes of the HomePod sitting on a oak kitchen countertop. In the case that the white rings don't fade, Apple recommends "cleaning the surface with the manufacturer's suggested oiling method".

For anyone um-ing and ah-ing over getting a smart speaker, especially one as expensive as Apple's HomePods, this could solve a lot of peoples issues.

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WireCutter's review, published Wednesday, praised the HomePod's audio quality, but the reviewers were in for a surprise when they lifted the speaker up.

Users of the HomePod have confirmed that the device leaves an unusual white stain on the wood on which it is placed.

It is not uncommon for technology to cause some unfortunate side effects.

At the time of writing the firm is not issuing a recall, nor it offering customers refunds or compensation for damage.

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One blogger who closely follows the company was surprised by the development. I am now going to invent and sell a iCoaster for $49.99.


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