HomePod Dust, Cleaning and the HomePod

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by jlseattle, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. jlseattle macrumors 6502


    Jan 9, 2007
    Seattle WA
    Hi, I'm trying to figure out what HomePod to buy. I'm moving from Sonos to HomePod and really excited. The concern I currently have is the ease of cleaning the HomePod if I have the white one. If you have the black one you use canned air and some light water and wiping to clean off dust. But with the white one I can see it smearing and turning grey over time with light water. Or would you just spray it out and not worry about dust... I'm now thinking spraying it out with canned air is the only way to clean the white one. Any thoughts?
  2. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    I got the grey one for this reason. I'll use a duster on it periodically but nothing else. And microfiber on the top.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The white HomePod will show dirt much sooner.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I like the white one personally, but if you take a dry microfiber cloth and wipe it down regularly, it should not be a problem where acrruing dust. But the key is a clean microfiber cloth, as the microfiber cloth can penetrate the smaller intricacies on the HomePod to clean it. The black HomePod will show dust easier I think, however I personally wouldn't use a damp microfiber cloth, unless it was really dusty.
  5. CPTmom2wp macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2014
    I purchased white and plan to use the little soft brush on the vacuum hose to extract any dust. I think any kind of cloth and/or moisture would allow the dust to permeate the mesh with a resulting long term discoloration. Hopefully, that will be all it needs.

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