Watch: Your First Look At And Notable Initial Reviews Of Apple’s ‘HomePod’
By Yoon Sann Wong, 07 Feb 2018
With the arrival of Apple’s wireless speaker ‘HomePod’ comes a fresh wave of unboxing videos and initial reviews to possibly help you decide:
Is the wireless speaker worth your US$349?
Popular tech YouTuber Jonathan Morrison has produced a noteworthy coverage on what Apple’s ‘HomePod’ can accomplish. He delves into the product development team’s attention to detail, the gadget’s user interface plus experience, which includes how the ‘HomePod’ functions, and of course, its audio.
For those who love exceptional auditory quality, you’d be happy to know that according to Morrison, “The ‘HomePod’ sounds really freaking good.”
That said, there are pros and cons to every device, and the ‘HomePod’ is no exception. Web video producer Marques Brownlee highlighted what ‘HomePod’ can and cannot do in a series of succinct tweets, featured below.
Watch Morrison’s video and read Brownlee’s rundown here:
Aaaaaaand I’ve watched every HomePod video that just dropped this morning.— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 6, 2018
Biggest surprise impression: It’s tiny. I don’t remember it being this small!
Also: You can’t use it as a bluetooth speaker at all. Wow.
Looking forward to testing mine soon 👀https://t.co/hKjRSETYFe pic.twitter.com/zs3diU18CP
Things HomePod apparently can’t do:— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 6, 2018
Play Spotify as a default
Add appointments to your calendar
Make/take phone calls
Pair with an Android phone
Act as a bluetooth speaker
Recognize multiple voices
Things HomePod can do:— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 6, 2018
Most of what Siri can do
Play Apple Music
[video via Jonathan Morrison, images via video screenshot]
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