Apple has always managed to impress the crowds with mind blowing innovation and breathtaking design. The new Apple HomePod is another example of such perfection and mastery. The HomePod is a smart speaker which operates under touch and voice commands with help of Siri. I will try to give a comprehensive review of the HomePod considering different aspects. But first, check out this creative new ad from Apple.
Seriously I don’t consider discussing this aspect because of an obvious reason. Apple has no parallel when it comes to sound quality. Be it regular phone speakers, Apple TV or the new HomePod, sound quality is the thing which not only surprises your ears, but captures your heart as well. It has seven tweeters to adjust according to the room dimensions in which it is placed.
It also contains six microphones in a perfectly engineered pattern so that it can hear your commands even while playing loud music. It masters the art of surround and you get a sound from every angle of your room. Just ask it to play some ambient music and forget about your surroundings. The HomePod combines mind blowing acoustic technology with surprisingly smart software to create an experience that was previously unknown.
Brain of The Apple HomePod
Brain of the HomePod is an A8 chip designed by Apple. This chip carries out following functions
- Advanced echo cancellation
- Beam forming
- Balancing direct and ambient audio
- Modeling woofer mechanics
- Faster buffering
With all that advanced audio mechanics, a processor of this nature was necessary. The HomePod remembers your music taste and creates playlists according to your mood. Just say “Hey Siri, I like this song” or “Siri, add this to study playlist” and it’s done. Browse from millions of songs from Apple Music and enjoy the best of music in your home. Get a free trial of Apple music for three months and Enjoy. The playlists that you create, are also saved in your other Apple devices. Not only music, it can also assist you in daily tasks. For example, listening to latest news, setting reminders and alarms, hands-free calls, and even sending and reading out messages.
How to Use Apple HomePod
The HomePod is easier to use than you think. Plug it in and your iOS device will detect it. Tap the top to play, pause, skip a song or adjust the volume. To talk to Siri, tap and hold the top. Single tap to play and pause, double tap for next track, + and – to adjust volume, and triple tap for previous song. Otherwise just ask Siri and she’ll do everything for you.
Now the price is quite high when you compare it to Amazon and Google devices of the sort but it’s worth it. It’s a lot more than just a fancy speaker which listens to your commands. It’s your new home assistant. Current price is $349 with free shipping.