Apple’s very own smart speaker, HomePod, is finally available in India. According to reports by MacRumours,the company has sent out an email to let customers know about the availability in nation. It will take on the attention of popular Echo devices from Amazon and Nest Home speakers from Google.
To recall, it was planned to launched back in January. But due to Covid-19 pandemic, plans delayed in order to prevent the spread. But the company is hoping to catch the attention of Indian users who are familiar with smart speaker technology.
Apple back in 2017 Started to work on the design of HomePod and tried something innovative that no other company has managed to do —combines a smart speaker with incredible sound.
To make HomePod look more innovative than other products, Apple designed seven- inches tall device which has a lot of technical developments inside it. It also features a 7 tweeter array, with each tweeter outfitted with its own driver and a 4-inch upward -facing woofer for clear, crisp and distortion free sound quality even at high volumes.
Let’s get to know 10 unique features this device is all about to answer.
1.AUTOMATIC ROOM-SENSING FEATURE
HomePod features automatic room -sensing tech that can identify whether it’s kept in a room, a corner, on a table or in a bookshelf and helps in delivery sound accordingly.
2.SMART HOME ACCESSORIES WORK
Users can take tap into Apple’s Home app to make a smart home accessories work as the company doesn’t allow the third-party access. Also, you can set up the HomePod, first, plug in the homepod in to power, then unlock your iOS device and hold it next to HomePod nd then pick a room, enable personal requests and transfer settings to automatically set up access to your information on iCloud, home Wi-Fi network, Apple Music and more.
3.AVAILABLE IN WHITE AND SPACE-GREY COLOR
It is available in a trendy on-go look of white and space grey colors, having a mesh fabric designed to give a subtle and stylish look.
4.EXCLUSIVE FOR APPLE DEVICES
It does not work with Android or Windows designed gadgets devices, which makes it an ‘exclusive’ Apple -only device.
5.AI-BASED VOICE ASSISTANT SIRI
HomePod uses Apple’s AI- based voice assistant Siri for interaction with the users by answering, questioning, handling commands and other things.
6.SELLING AT Rs 19,900
HomePod is exclusively selling now at Rs 19,900 in India with the aim of customising the price to make it affordable for the customers to buy the product.
7. PURSCHASE AVAILABLE AT ONLINE MODE ALSO
It will be available on Flipkart, Paytm and authorised Apple resellers across the country so that the users can purchase via online with easy money-go transactions.
8.INSTALLED WITH CUSTOMISED AMPLIFIER FOR BETTER SOUND QUALITY
For better quality sound output, mentioned in beginning, HomePod is designed with one woofer and seven tweeters with a custom amplifier for superior room-filling sound.
9. ACTIVE SIRI COMMAND
Siri is activated via a ‘Hey Siri’ command and a visible LED waveform appears at the top of the speaker which lets the users know when the personal assistant is listening. Also, the company in mind the privacy of users, do not actively monitor Siri until the magic words are spoken, and the communication between Siri and Apple’s servers is anonymous and encrypted.
10. HOMEKIT MAKING A CENTRALISED HOME CONTROL PRODUCT
Like an Apple TV or iPad, HomePod serves as a HomeKit hub, so with a HomePod connected, HomeKit devices can be accessed remotely and Siri commands can be used to control all HomeKit- connected smart devices, positioning the HomePod as a centralised home control product.
These were the 10 uniques features of the new HomePod which Apple launched in India exclusively for the Indian users who are nowadays more inclined towards the smart tech and wants to get accessed to it.