Apple admits your HomePod might stain wooden surfaces
Apple admits your HomePod might stain wooden surfaces
Apple's HomePod Comes With An Extortionate Repair Bill
16 February, 2018, 07:01
Wirecuttersaid in its review that the HomePod left a white ring on an oiled butcher-block countertop, while Pocket-Lint's review model left a similar mark on an oak kitchen worktop treated with Danish oil.
The Guardian found that the HomePod did not leave marks on glass, Formica or plastic-coated reconstituted wood commonly used in flat-pack furniture.
If the issue is as common as it appears to be among speakers (and HomePod is only getting the heat because it's receiving Apple-level attention), ideally the hope is that Apple can innovate in this space and produce a solution that sounds good while not damaging common surfaces. When kept on wooden surfaces, the HomePod speakers are reportedly discoloring them, and leaving a white ring stain.
The issue appears to be related to the oils and surface polish in the wood reacting negatively with the silicone foot on the bottom of the 2.5kg speaker.
Yahoo FinanceWhere does Apple HomePod rank among other smart speakers? Several Twitter users have joked that Apple could use the issue to sell customers additional products, such as "HomePod Socks" and coasters. Yes, no kidding here, here's an excerpt lifted straight from Apple'ssupport page.
"It is not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-damping silicone base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces", states the Apple site.
According to Bloomberg, the speaker generates thinner profit margins for the company compared to products such as the successful Apple Watch and iPhone. If not, wiping the surface gently with a soft damp or dry cloth may remove the marks. Apple suggests using the oiling/waxing method recommended by the manufacturer of the furniture to get rid of the white stains. If you are really going to put the HomePod on wood, then make sure that there is a piece of cloth placed between both surfaces to prevent the irreparable harm.
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