Are you still rounding off your Apple ecosystem? Time to add a Siri-enabled smart speaker. For a limited time and while stocks last, Best Buy has the Apple HomePod for $ 200. That rivals any Black Friday or holiday deal I̵
A few important precautions: The product was launched in early 2018 and definitely needs to be updated. And there is strong competition from Amazon, Google and Sonos. In fact, it’s similarly robust and more audio-focusedand it goes down as low as $ 170 sometimes.
However, it cannot be denied that the sound quality of the HomePod ranks in the top tier of smart speakers. It was designed for Apple users, that is, the people who own it iOS Devices and subscribe to Apple Music. (Thankfully, with the arrival of iOS 13, you can now also.)
If you’re not sure if this is the smart speaker for you, read on. I think it’s one of the uglier products Apple has ever made, but that’s just me.
Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect the new availability.
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