Ah, what a disaster, how about you just put something other than cloth on your 
table if this is a concern? I can't believe all the stuff they are digging hard 
to find to bash the product. Don't get me wrong, I am not planning to buy one 
soon since I already have Sonos all over my house, but that certainly wouldn't 
be a reason for me not to buy it.

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From: viphone@googlegroups.com <viphone@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of M. Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:12 PM
To: viphone@googlegroups.com
Subject: HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring, The Verge

HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring By Chaim Gartenberg

Apple's HomePod is a great sounding but ideologically flawed speaker, and it 
turns out there's another major problem with the smart speaker aside from its 
lack of support for Spotify. Apparently the silicone base of the HomePod can 
damage wooden furniture, with multiple outlets (including 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 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. 

Congratulations to everyone on their beautiful HomePods and sorry it secretes a 
deadly acid that destroys your furniture 
https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/apple-homepod/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medi
um=social&utm_campaign=social-promo#homepods-flaws-but-not-dealbreakers-home
pod-vs-echo-vs-google-home-max-vs-sonos-one .

Apple has also updated its official support page for the HomePod, explaining 
that "It is not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-dampening silicone 
base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces." According to the 
support page, the marks are apparently caused by "oils diffusing between the 
silicone base and the table surface." In addition to the previous stated advice 
about hoping the marks go away or cleaning the surface, Apple also said for 
customers who are concerned about the issue, "We recommend placing your HomePod 
on a different surface."

Update February 14th, 4:00pm: Added additional information about placing the 
HomePod on soft surfaces. Updated post to reflect new information from Apple's 
official support page for the HomePod. 

Original Article at:
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/2/14/17012382/apple-homepod-whi
te-ring-wooden-table-staining-issue-problem

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