It was only three days ago that Apple unveiled what will be soon competing against the already established Amazon Echo and Google Home smart devices. So, if more than a mid-century lover, you also love to have all the latest technologies in your home, make sure to keep reading to find out why Apple’s HomePod is one of our favorite smart home ideas of all times! Its sleek design will definitely look great paired up with your mid-century modern furniture, so you can keep your style at the same time you get a functional high-tech home!
Apple announced the launch of HomePod just three days ago at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. As it would be expected, the Siri-enabled speaker links up with the Apple Home app, allowing users to control their connected smart home devices by voice, without touching their iPhone or iPad. To enable it and start using it, users must simply say “Hi Siri” followed by their command to trigger Apple’s intelligent personal assistant to change the light setting, pause the TV or close the blinds.
However, it is on sound quality that Apple hopes to distinguish HomePod from the dominant smart speakers on the market. The world-famous tech company says the speaker produces a high-quality sound that puts it on par with “un-smart” home music systems like Sonos. Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller said that the device will “reinvent home music… just like the iPod reinvented music in our pockets“. “Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes,” said Schiller.
With just under seven inches and featuring a rounded mesh covering, the speaker includes an Apple-designed woofer that allows the volume to be turned up without distortion, as well as seven beam-forming tweeters at the base that offer directional control. Other features include a room-sensing technology that will automatically adapt the sound to the size of its location. To top this up, the brand announced that our well-known Siri will also become a “musicologist”, learning users’ music preferences and answering questions like “who is the drummer?”.
AMAZING SIDEBOARDS WHERE YOU CAN PLACE YOUR HOMEPOD!
A sideboard with a strong presence while preserving clean lines. Kahn is inspired by Louis Kahn’s monumental and monolithic style.
No, it’s not a giant radio but a rare wood & gold sideboard. The sleek outline of this unique midcentury modern piece makes you surrender to the Scandinavian design every time you look at it.
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