Apple HomePod users find speaker leaves white rings on wooden surfaces

Apple HomePod users find speaker leaves white rings on wooden surfaces

According to Pocket-Lint, the HomePod can discolour wooden surfaces "within 20 minutes", although the marks may fade a few days later.

Staingate (as some people have chose to call it) was reported in Wirecutter's HomePod review today. If a white ring has been formed on your furniture, it is best that you let it be as it is or risk further damage to the wood.

That was quick. The same day Apple acknowledged that the HomePod might leave rings on some surfaces, accessory maker Pad & Quill launched its Leather HomePod Coaster. Other customers have noted that the marks are deeper and more apparent on different types of wood, but one thing remains constant, the rings will appear if you place this item on a wooden surface.

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"To clear it, I had to sand the wood down and then re-oil it", Miles said.

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed.

For those sitting on the fence on whether to take the plunge and buy HomePod, we provide you with two completely different takes on the sexy little smart speaker. iJustine is one big HomePod ad that's bright and bubbly.

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Nicole Nguyen from BuzzFeed went to an Apple store to see whether their wooden tables were stained by HomePods (they were not) and received advice from Apple employees on what to do to prevent the stains.

Still, the fact that both Apple and Sonos speakers can damage wood furniture is very distressing.

The tech giant adds that the marks should disappear "after several days" or after they've been wiped with a cloth.

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Early adopters of Apple's speaker-designed to compete with Amazon's line of Alexa-powered speakers and Google's family of Home speakers. The company later published a support document stating that the only real fix would be to not place HomePod on wooden surfaces, which isn't a good answer for a product that could allegedly be placed "anywhere". If marks persist, clean the surface with the furniture manufacturer's recommended cleaning process.

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