A minimum of the sound isn’t picket.

The HomePod actually sounds nice. On the similar time, nevertheless, Apple’s $349 sensible speaker has been tarnished for having a digital voice-pushed assistant Siri, that isn’t as sensible or helpful as Alexa on Amazon Echo audio system or the Google Assistant on Google House audio system.

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And now there’s a really totally different sort of stain being directed at HomePod: it will possibly depart a white ring on some wooden furnishings.

Apple has acknowledged the difficulty, which was first noticed by reviewers at Wirecutter and the gadget website Pocket-Lint, and by some customers on Twitter.

John Birchman tweeted, “Wait, so Apple’s Residence Pod is leaving marks on wooden surfaces handled with oil or wax? Residence Pod Coasters to hit the market in three, 2, 1…”

One other Casey Fleser tweeted, “Keep in mind iPod Socks? Coming quickly HomePod Slippers!”

And this from Twitter consumer Man San Francisco, who tweeted on Saturday: “#homepod left rings on my wooden furnishings in lower than 20 minutes of use. Thanks #apple I’m glad a paid $four hundred to make good etched circles on my costlier furnishings. Guess I can’t transfer it now to cowl up the mark. Evil geniuses you’re.”

In an up to date help web page for the speaker on its web site, Apple indicated that it “isn’t uncommon for any speaker with a vibration-dampening silicone base to go away delicate marks when positioned on some picket surfaces,” including that such “marks may be brought on by oils diffusing between the silicone base and the desk floor, and can typically go away after a number of days when the speaker is faraway from the picket…