Apple's high-end smart speaker powered by Siri. It has a beautiful design and rich sound, regardless of where you place it.
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Pro You can easily combine several HomePods into a setup
If you put two HomePods in the room, they will automatically synchronize and create an immersive sound. You could also get more and place them across the whole house. They will communicate through AirPlay 2 and let you listen to your music all around your home.
Pro The sound quality will be great in any room
You can put the speaker in a large or a small room, in the corner or right in the center, the sound quality will be amazing nevertheless. The HomePod analyzes the layout of the room and adjusts the playback automatically to give you a great listening experience.
Pro The voice recognition works very well
Siri recognizes commands that you give from across the room, with music blasting at top volumes.
Pro It can suggest music based on your preferences
You can teach the HomePod about the music you like and don't like, and it will try to give you recommendations. You can just say “Hey Siri, I like this song,” or "Hey Siri, play something different."
Pro It can do a wide variety of tasks
You can give the speaker commands to control your lights, the thermostat, the AC, etc. You can also ask Siri about the weather, traffic, news, and much more.
Con It's very expensive
Most popular smart speakers from Google and Amazon cost under $200, while the HomePod is considerably more expensive.
Con It has to be plugged in at all times
The HomePod doesn't have a battery, it needs to be plugged into a power outlet to work.