Sonos One Can Leave White Marks on Some Wood Furniture as Well

Sonos One Can Leave White Marks on Some Wood Furniture as Well

Apple HomePod owners, beware: don't place the Siri-powered smart speakers on top of wooden furniture, as the device may possibly cause permanent damage. The firm says the rings will go away after several says, once the speaker has been removed from the surface.

In the meantime, the official advice? Instead, it is asking users to keep the HomePod on a different surface. This sound quality, combined with its design, and the fact it is an Apple product, is why the HomePod costs so much - its pricier than the Google Home Max and the Sonos One.

Following a discovery that the HomePod smart speaker can damage some wood furniture, it appears as though the Sonos One may also leave white marks.

Apple HomePods have reached a few, and seems like there is an issue that no one could have expected. However, Apple has reassured customers that they "often go away after several days when the speaker is removed from the wooden surface".

The company suggests the marks can be remedied by wiping the wood down with a soft damp or dry cloth, but failing that, the surface will need to be cleaned or resurfaced.

This was first discovered by Wirecutter and Pocket-lint reviewers Jon Chase and Stuart Miles, claiming that during a 20 minute testing period, the HomePod smart speaker left a white ring on a wooden worktop that was previously treated with Danish oil.

At the moment the Homepod speaker has only been released in the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Australia. And yes, it will, indeed fix the issue of the HomePod's silicone base leaving circular marks in some wood finishes.

For comparison's sake, Google sells its Google Home smart speaker at a 66 percent margin, while the Amazon Echo is sold at a 56 percent margin.

Users of the HomePod have confirmed that the device leaves an unusual white stain on the wood on which it is placed. Most of these are aimed at home users, but many can also be useful in an office or commercial environments such as hotels or restaurants (and, of course, a lot of them also support the Amazon Echo too). In a test room with a HomePod, an iPhone, and an Apple Watch, spoken queries intended for the HomePod would trigger the screen of the other devices to light up, but then the HomePod would usually handle the response as intended.

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