HomePod HomePod Placement in bathroom

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  1. Psosmith82 macrumors newbie

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    Is it ok to put the HomePod in the bathroom, or will the steam from the shower eventually damage it? The tech specs say
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing
    Not sure exactly what that means, but sounds like it should be ok to use in bathroom?
     
  2. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    As long as your bathroom doesn't get steamy, I would assume it'd be fine. Keep it as far enough away from water sources like the sink and faucet, shower/tub, etc. to minimize the chances of it getting splashed.
     
  3. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    If there is condensation on the mirror when you get out of the shower, then that would be condensing steam.
     
  4. Psosmith82 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All bathrooms will get steamy if you take a warm shower. You can minimize it keeping the door open and fan on, but will still get a little steamy. But yes, it is far enough away that it will not get splashed or wet.
     
  5. BSben macrumors 65816

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    In the UK you run into a problem as they don't allow electrical sockets in bathrooms. For the rest of the world I think that a well vented bathroom should'nt be a problem at all, as we all know that Apple plays it safe in regards to recommendations.
     
  6. Psosmith82 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    almost always have condensation on my mirrors when i get out of the shower. Does that mean i shouldn't place my HomePod in the bathroom?
     
  7. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    Not on an every day basis I wouldn't. Maybe leave the door cracked or make sure the exhaust fan is on so that the steam won't condense.
     
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    You shouldn't.
     
  9. Branmonkey macrumors newbie

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    I think it would be fine... although that big of a speaker in a bathroom seems like overkill! LOL
     
  10. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Just put a plastic bag over it. 1 gallon ziploc. When I shave or brush my teeth stuff flies everywhere, so its not just about steam. :p
     

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  11. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    This isn’t just something I would be willing to risk having the HomePod in the bathroom. Obviously aside the risk of water exposure, you just would have to be cautious from steam penetrating the HomePod and/or internal components. I can think of much better uses for my HomePod than being in the bathroom.
     
  12. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    Conversely, that's the one room where I'd like a HomePod. Unfortunately there's no battery so I'll wait and see what a v2.0 release or 'HomePod mini' has in store.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Some bathrooms have a separation where steam or water wouldn’t be an issue depending on how your bathroom is set up. Then I don’t see it being a problem. But I’m certainly not going to put my HomePod next to the bathroom sink and put a bag over it as another member did.

    However, I do agree that a HomePod mini is something certainly that Apple will likely expand upon at a cheaper price point and will be able to be used in multiple rooms in the house, where the larger HomePod will act as a central hub elsewhere.
     
  14. hinesmj macrumors regular

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    old post, but did you end up putting it in the bathroom? I'm curious how you made out as we're planning on doing this.
     
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  16. Expobill macrumors 6502a

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    That might make the ihomepod sound better
     

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