HomePod How are your white HomePods holding up?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by sam2428, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. sam2428 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I was just inside an Apple store and took a look at the white HomePod and it looked pretty gross. Noticeable marks on it vs the space grey looked brand new.

    I know there are probabaly 100s of people putting their greasy hands on it daily...but it still makes you think about how it’ll will look long term.
  2. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    I've had it since launch and I've touched it less than 5 times. dust isn't noticeable on it. But I get a lot of sunlight, so far so good. Love it.
  3. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    The one I seen at Best Buy was black and it was down right disgusting.. the finger prints and smudges on the top of it was nasty... I asked the guy if they had any sanitary wipes before I would touch it. They actually had some that they use the wipe down the equipment so he wiped it down. The speaker had something on it, but I didn't know what it was. Nonetheless the white one that I have would of course if you handled it with dirty hands would show, but the black shows fingerprints really big time where as the white does not.
  4. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014
    Although I have the black, I think regardless of which colour you choose, a small amount of tlc won’t go amiss.

    It’ll naturally vary a lot depending on your environment. For instance we have warm air heating, which I love, but because it blasts air around it can also stir up a very small amount of dust. And the wife refuses to let me install an air purifier, god knows why.

    A gentle vacuum once a week with a soft bristled brush will keep it looking lovely. I’ve always done this with a lot of my equipment anyway, even before the warm air heating.

    It’s surprising just how much dust can build up without you noticing. At a normal glance things look fine but if left unattended for a few months, a small deposit of dust can build up in awkward areas. Speaker grills especially, those can look great for a long time unattended, until you get up close and touch them.

    As for fingerprints, I’ve yet to actually touch my HomePod beyond initially putting it in place. So fingerprints or other grubby marks don’t concern me. But a fine, soft microfibre cloth run over it now and again will keep it clean and shiny. I’d advise against using kitchen towels, I don’t think the top surface is glass (looking at the ifixit teardown anyway) and kitchen towel can be surprisingly destructive to plastic/Perspex/composite surfaces.
  5. danny842003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    I have a black home pod but since I got it I have barely touched it. With Siri and phone support there is just no need.

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