HomePod sounds amazing. However, the speaker could render a ring on wood furniture

Wirecutter and the gadget website Pocket-Lint, and by some customers on Twitter.

John Birchman tweeted, “Wait, so Apple’s Home Pod is leaving marks on timber surfaces treated with oil or wax? Home Pod Coasters to hit the market at 2, 3, 1…”

Wait so Apple’s Home Pod is leaving marks on timber surfaces treated with oil or wax?

— John Birchman (@johnbirchman) February 14, 2018

Another Casey Fleser tweeted, “Recall iPod Socks? Coming soon HomePod Slippers!”

Don’t forget iPod Socks? Coming soon HomePod Slippers!

— Casey Fleser (@somegeekintn) February 14, 2018

And this from Twitter consumer Guy San Francisco, that tweeted on Saturday: “#homepod left rings in my wood furniture in less than 20 minutes of usage. Thanks #apple I am glad a400 to make etched circles in my furniture that is more expensive. Guess I can’t move it to cover up the mark. Evil geniuses you’re.”

#homepod left rings in my wood furniture in less than 20 minutes of usage. Due #apple I am glad a paid $400 to make ideal etched circles in my more expensive furniture. Guess I cannot move it to cover up the mark. Evil geniuses you’re. #applesupportpic.twitter.com/u47xImwQQt

— Guy San Francisco (@Guyinsf415) February 10, 2018

In an updated support page to the speaker on its own website, Apple suggested that it “is not uncommon for any speaker with a vibration-dampening silicone base to leave light marks when put on several wooden surfaces,” adding that such “marks can be brought about by oils diffusing involving the silicone base as well as the table, and will often disappear after several days once the speaker is eliminated from the surface.”

If the blemish remain, Apple suggests you gently wipe the surface with a soft moist or dry fabric , or to “wash the surface together with the furniture maker’s recommended cleaning process.”  

However, ff all other fans, another proposal is not likely to make Apple any buddies: “putting your HomePod on another surface.”

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