In the event you simply picked up Apple’s flashy new HomePod speaker you may well be pondering of exhibiting it proudly at the nicest piece of furnishings you might have, however ahead of you do there’s one thing you will have to know. The $350 machine’s silicon base can harm picket surfaces, leaving in the back of an unsightly stain.
I will be able to’t imagine I’ve to mention this (if truth be told, at this level with regards to Apple, not anything in point of fact surprises me), however you will have to almost definitely put a coaster underneath your HomePod ahead of you put it on that heirloom nightstand by means of your mattress.
Staingate (as some people have determined to name it) was once reported in Wirecutter’s HomePod evaluate on Wednesday. It’s additionally discussed by means of Pocket-lint and a minimum of one offended consumers on Twitter.
In a observation to Wirecutter, Apple showed the problem however claimed that “the marks can toughen over a number of days after the speaker is got rid of from the picket floor.” If that doesn’t paintings you’ll need to refinish the picket to take away the stain.
However in point of fact, that shouldn’t be essential. It is a $350 product and the very least you will have to be expecting is that it received’t harm no matter floor you place it on. So if you wish to show your new HomePod on a picket desk or shelf put a coaster (or any other type of buffer) beneath the speaker. On the other hand, it’s essential to additionally position it on glass, granite without a factor in any respect, or, you recognize, simply skip the overpriced Apple tool completely this time round.