We argued that the HomePod is arguably Apple’s most unique product in years, but we also questioned whether it was worth its MSRP of $349. Well, the Black Friday gods have answered our question with the following: right now, you can take $100 off the white version of the HomePod on Best Buy, bringing the price down to $250. While the black version of the HomePod isn’t on sale, if you buy one from Apple at full price, you’ll get a $50 Apple Store gift card (this offer is good for numerous Apple products, so it’s worth checking out).
In our full review, we found that for high-quality audio, the HomePod could compete with the likes of Bose, Sonos, B&O, Ultimate Ears and Bowers & Wilkins. “If you want great audio, privacy, and are committed to the Apple ecosystem then you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better sounding, more integrated speaker,” we wrote. So if having voice-activated capabilities that integrate seamlessly with Apple Music, iTunes and iMessage is a high priority, and if you want a product that also works as a basic speaker with Spotify and Tidal via Airplay, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal today on a quality solution.
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