Accessory Manufacturers Start Selling Wood-Protecting Coasters for Apple HomePod


Accessory manufacturers have been quick out of the gate to create products that enhance the user experience of the HomePod. With the latest discovery of HomePod (and Sonos One) leaving ‘white rings’ on some stained wooden tables, Pad & Quill has come out with a coaster for Apple’s latest speaker.

Yes, we’re now set to pay $20 USD for a leather coaster for HomePod, to protect our wooden tables. Here’s the product description:

The latest in smart speaker innovation deserves state-of-the-art surface protection. Our Leather HomePod Coaster is designed in Minneapolis and handmade by skilled artisans. You’ll love it, but don’t put a ring on it. Your HomePod’s new home features durable & luxurious American full-grain leather with an ultra-soft leather backing because the only rings you should see in your home this season are of the Olympic variety on TV.

If you have any old CDs or DVDs laying around, that should work fine as a HomePod coaster too.

[via AppleInsider]


  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    4 hours and still no smart remarks? Sonos and other speakers revealed to also leaving marks… I guess there is going to be a lull from the haters until the HomePod fails a 100’ drop test or bends when you sit on it.

  • 4” coaster for $20

    I kinda feel I can achieve the same thing by buying coffee cup coasters at the dollar store. Pack of 6-8 for $5 or less heh

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    But what if it leave a white mark on my beautiful coaster?

  • Gerry Lee

    Just cut a 4×4″ square out of a piece of cardboard. No one will notice.

  • Spiridus

    I’ve had a roll of Easy Liner Anti-Slip mat I purchased a decade ago, I usually use it to cut squares for opening jars and for the kitchen drawers. I just cut a 4″x4″ piece that fits perfectly under my HomePod….FREEEE!!! I was also going to suggest the same idea Tom Gray mentioned, coffee coasters.

  • Spiridus

    I’m waiting for the next “gate”…..Ring-Gate? Seven days after you see that ring…..uh-oh!!