At long last, the Apple HomePod is expected to arrive on native shores. The powerful tech company is now taking pre-orders for their advanced wireless speaker, which promises to provide an enriched audio experience among a slew of other functions. Place the device in any room inside the home or apartment, sync it with Apple Music, and get the tunes flowing. Responding to your voice commands will be the lovely Siri, who’s naturally sharper than ever before.
Among the endless list of services provided by the Apple HomePod is the ability to send messages, set timers, listen to podcasts, check the weather, create shopping lists, control a range of HomeKit smart home accessories, and much more. It all comes inside a clean and compact body that will blend tastefully with any modern interior.
To further separate itself from the herd, Apple is stressing the HomePod’s superior audio capability. Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said the following, “HomePod is a magical new music experience from Apple. It brings advanced audio technologies like beam-forming tweeters, a high-excursion woofer, and automatic spatial awareness, together with the entire Apple Music catalogue and the latest Siri intelligence, in a simple, beautiful design that is so much fun to use.”
Not only will each HomePod deliver improved sonics over what you might be used to, but the device also offers multi-room audio and stereo. That means if the HomePod is one room, you can have Siri play music in another room of your choice. Or you can get two HomePods and sync them together for prime stereo sound.
Minimalist in design and powerful in performance, the Apple HomePod retails for AUD $499, and is set to land on February 9th. Place your pre-order today to make your home life that much smarter.