If you are an Apple fan and use Apple Music, you might love the HomePod. That's if you're fine with dropping $350 on a smart assistant speaker. You can easily pair your HomePod to your iPhone and use "Hey Siri" voice commands. However, you can't ask HomePod to make calls, check your calendar, or search online. The music quality might make up for that.
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Apple announced it will launch its HomePod smart speaker on February 9. The HomePod is very similar to the popular Amazon Echo and Google Home devices, but is powered gby Apple's voice assistant, Siri. Siri leaves much to be desired...
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