We really wanted to love the HomePod. But, when we reviewed it, we discovered the silicone base on Apple's smart speaker left a white, discoloured ring on our solid oak kitchen worktop that was treated with Danish oil. Corroborating our findings, other reports have now found that a HomePod can leave a white ring on the surface of treated wooden furniture. And the marks don't disappear.
So, here's how to stop your HomePod from ruining your stuff.