Homepod leave marks on wooden surfaces, confirms Apple on support page

Apple HomePod leaves marks on wood

Apple HomePod which is launched 3 years after Amazon Eco, is leaving marks on wooden surfaces. There are so many complaints from users for the side effect of HomePod.

As this HomePod costs $349 and also it is released too late from the date of announcement, still it has too many complaints. It is really appreciated for its excellent sound quality but it is not quite good in other features.

According to reports, Apple has admitted this issue saying “It is not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-dampening silicone base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces.”

The reason for this issue is the oil  diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface. These marks vanish on its own in some days when the speaker is removed from the wooden surface.

Suggestions from company to get rid of these marks:

Apple has updated a notice on its support page about this issue. If the marks don’t go away then the company suggests to wipe the surface off with a soft damp or dry cloth. In case the problem still exists then clean the surface with furniture manufacturer’s advice.

If you are one of the users who have run into this issue then there are so many wood working firms that can help you. Here is a helping guide for how to remove stains from wooden surface. This guide will suggest you all the possible ways of removing these marks from your expensive furniture.

In order to keep away from this issue, do not keep your HomePod on a surface other than wood. Apple is already too costly. If you can afford it then you won’t be willing to damage your furniture. So have a look on the directions given by the company.

Adverse interaction between silicone and wood is a known issue as it is not the first time with Apple HomePod. Same issues were seen with the products like Echo Dot.


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