Apple successfully embedded the famous iPod name with the SmartHome and of course a sound system. Yes, the Homepod is here to challenge head-on with Amazon’s Alexa controlled Echo . Even though initially Homepod was advertised as a speaker now, you have a something beyond in this recently launched product.
- Apple redefined SIRI and made it more functional in HomePod with great voice recognition capability
- HomePod is a multiuser gadget. The six microphone design assures that ‘none in the family is spared’. Even if there are other ‘Hey Siri’ activated gadgets in the location, they would just wake up and then snoozes off on your command.
- Siri with natural language capability’s ‘I live to serve!’ is simply classical. And Siri understands your mood better than your partner. The sound clarity is commendable.
- The acoustic guard keeps the ‘intruders’ away to a great extent.
- HomePod is programme to play music, news or niceties.
- The HomeKit comes along with HomePod can help interconnectivity and streaming between other Apple products.
- HomePod has only one timer.
- Siri is not able to search neither the web nor Bluetooth streaming. It cannot control your Apple TV or iPhone directly from the speaker. HomePod has woofer with custom amplifier, an array of seven horn-loaded tweeters and a six-microphone array for far-field Siri. The internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction is an added attraction.
- It has no stereo sound system. The AirPlay, especially for third-party music, has limited functionality.
- Compared to Alexa, the connectivity of HomePod to other gadgets outside that of Apple is limited.
- The Apple HomePod is around 7-inches tall (6.8-inches to be exact) and 5.6 inches wide and weighs 2.5 kg is bit pricey at $349
The new sleek HomePod offers more versatility than the competitor’s products at least as of now.it is as if the old ‘His master’s Voice’ relived. And it provides a fully integrated smart home experience.
Yes, HomePod is an excellent buy for lazy but ardent music lovers.