It's a good day to take home HomePod. Right now, Amazon's Woot service sells certified, refurbished models of Apple's smart speaker for just $ 234.99.down $ 114 from the normal price of $ 349. It's one of the best prices I've seen it listed for date. HomePod's high price has always been one of the biggest strikes against it, and a deal like this makes it much easier to appreciate everything it offers. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you don't even have to pay shipping.
And it's definitely a good speaker. HomePod pumps out beautiful sound that sounds the same regardless of where you are in a room (although the bass is a bit too strong from the taste of my apartment). Amazingly, the microphone can pick up my voice even when the music is blasting.
None of this technical sound development was ever really relevant. The problem is that Apple apparently designed HomePod as a direct competitor to far more popular smart speakers from Amazon and Google, and Siri is just not good enough to finish in that area.
It was worse at launch, as all you can really ask Siri to do was simple tasks like playing songs from your Apple Music account or giving you an overview of the latest news. Things are improved now, but you can use HomePod to start conversations or add items to your calendar (among other things). You can check out our review for more information.
If you think, Woot HomePod covers with a 90-day warranty.