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HomePod can damage wood furniture!
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:56:27 PM »
Im sure all us dedicated Amazon fans would never dream of abandoning our beloved Alexa for a Home Pod, but if you do, beware of the new way Apple has found to run rings around the competition!

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/14/homepod-leaves-white-rings-on-treated-wood/

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Re: HomePod can damage wood furniture!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 03:59:05 AM »
I'm not interested in these sorts of things at all, but all the reviews I've seen so far express EXTREME disappointment in the Home Pod. . . basically they say they expected the Fruit to take it a step beyond Amazon and Google and they feel like it barely is as good as Siri on a phone and certainly doesn't have the capabilites of either the Echo or Google's version.

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Re: HomePod can damage wood furniture!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 07:44:01 AM »
Ive read similar disappointment. And apparently the HomePod really locks you into Aoples ecosystem. I wont be getting one. Im too tied into Amazon music and such.

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Re: HomePod can damage wood furniture!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 01:07:27 PM »
Apple is selling the HomePod as a premium compact speaker, not as an advance in home assistants. This has been their story from the start. Siri is at a disadvantage compared to Google Home and Alexa because almost all the interaction takes place on your device (for privacy issues). It isn't sending everything to a server that stores every piece of info about you to turn a profit on. So it is a bit limited in what you can do with it.

I think someone on the interweb has pointed out that the Google Assistant has a similar problem with wood, but of course that fails to get the publicity (if true). It would be nice if Apple started putting a warning label somewhere prominent, though.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2018, 04:02:14 PM by Mike D. aka jmiked »
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