The HomePod’s silicone base can leave white rings on some wood surfaces that have an oil or wax finish, a problem that Apple yesterday said was „not unusual.“ As it turns out, Apple wasn’t incorrect — the Sonos One, a competing smart speaker, also leaves white rings on furniture.
Tom’s Guide reviewer Mike Prospero read about the HomePod causing rings on furniture yesterday and went to check his wood cabinet, where he did indeed discover a ring caused by the HomePod. But next to it, he found smaller square shaped marks, which had been caused by the Sonos One located near the HomePod.
Image via Tom’s Guide When I got home, I [...]
Consumer Reports has conducted some early audio testing of the HomePod, and while the full evaluation isn’t yet finished, the site believes that both the $400 Google Home Max and the $200 Sonos One sound better than Apple’s new $349 smart speaker.
The HomePod received a „Very Good“ sound quality rating, as did the Sonos One and the Google Home Max, but the latter two speakers also received higher overall sound quality scores.
Consumer Reports says that its speaker tests are conducted in a dedicated listening room, with experienced testers who compare each model with „high-quality reference speakers.“ In the case of [...]
To celebrate the official launch of the HomePod, Sonos, one of Apple’s major competitors in the speaker market, made a „Welcome to the Party“ playlist for the new device with a hidden message.
Shared on Twitter, the playlist features 21 songs, with each song selected for its title to send a secret note to Apple. Here’s the song list:
Hello / Apple / Something About Us / Together / Feels Right / Even Though / You’re Crazy / For This / Home / POD / Remember / Two Is Better Than One / Just Playing / It’s a Party / Everybody’s Coming To My House / Even You / Come As You Are / Fruit Machine / No Matter What You’re Told / [...]
Sonos has announced a limited time sale launching tomorrow, January 26 in the United States and United Kingdom, bundling two of the company’s Sonos One speakers together for $349/£349. Individual Sonos One devices cost $199 in the U.S., so the company’s new sale offers $50 in savings.
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The sale offers two Sonos Ones for the same price as Apple’s $349 HomePod, and is debuting on the same day that customers will be able to pre-order the HomePod in the U.S., U.K., and [...]