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Trick5 – HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring – Trick5

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Trick5 – HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring – Trick5

Photo: Jon Chase (The Wirecutter)

Apple’s HomePod is a great sounding but ideologically flawed speaker, but it turns out there’s another major problem with the smart speaker aside from its lack of support for Spotify: apparently the silicon base of the HomePod can damage wooden furniture, with multiple outlets (including The Wirecutter and Pocket Lint) reporting that leaving the speaker on top of wooden surfaces can cause a white ring to form.

Apple has confirmed the issue to The Wirecutter, stating that “the marks can improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface,” with the company also recommending that users “try cleaning the surface with the manufacturer’s suggested oiling method” if the white rings don’t fade. Given that HomePods aren’t meant to be put on a soft surface (the tweeters fire down, so putting it on cloth messes with the reflectivity of the sound), it’s not the sort of problem you can solve by just putting down a cloth underneath it, either.

There’s no word on whether or not Apple will be taking steps to fix this problem, replace units, or even what is causing the reaction to occur. But for now, if you’ve got an expensive wooden furniture that you’re a fan of, you might want to keep your HomePod far away from it until there’s more information (or at the very least, maybe invest in a stand).

Update February 14, 12:15pm: Added additional information about placing the HomePod on soft surfaces.


Trick5 – HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring – Trick5

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