Early HomePod review: Sound is superior to the Echo and Google Home, but Siri may be a liability

HomePod Review

After a brief delay, Apple's HomePod smart speaker will finally hit store shelves on February 9. Sporting a $349 sticker price, the HomePod isn't exactly cheap when stacked up against rival products from the likes of Amazon and Google. Not to be deterred, Apple strategy with the HomePod, above all else, is to position it as a premium acoustic device. So while you won't be able to use the HomePod to order Dominos pizza -- as one can do with the Amazon Echo -- Apple is confident that the superior sound quality offered by the HomePod will compel buyers to pull the trigger.

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Early HomePod review: Sound is superior to the Echo and Google Home, but Siri may be a liability originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at 16:16:45 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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