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Grovermade's new HomePod stand helps you avoid white ring woes

Today, Oregon-based tech accessory manufacturer Grovermade (opens in new tab) launched the latest addition to its line of beautifully designed desktop solutions. Called the HomePod Stand (opens in new tab), it's essentially a base that sits underneath your shiny new HomePod, keeping the silicone away from your finished wood while also displaying it securely and attractively.

The stand sits underneath your HomePod like a coaster would, but don't be mistaken — it isn't a coaster, at least according to Grovermade:

The problem was straightforward: Apple has admitted the HomePod leaves a white ring on naturally finished wood, the same type of finish on our wood products. There are some easy fixes. You could use a wool felt pad, basically a glorified coaster, to solve the problem. But it didn't sit right with our team. It was too easy. It felt more like a bandage than a real solution. And, it looked ugly. We didn't want to just protect the table, we wanted to make the HomePod better!

And better it is. Aesthetically, each stand is minimal and tidy, and made of precision-machined and hand-finished aluminum, hardwood, or cork. That way, you can select whichever finish would fit best in your home and add to the beauty of your speaker, not detract from it. You can even choose between two different woods (walnut and maple), two different cork colors (dark and light), and two different metal finishes (black and silver). In addition, to further protect your pristine tabletop, every stand come with a layer of microsuede on its underside.

If you'd like an alternative to using decorative scissors to cut out a piece of felt to stick underneath your HomePod (not that there's anything wrong with that), you can get Grovemade's HomePod Stand for yourself starting at $20. If I were you, I'd order one ASAP, because there's currently a 2-4 week wait for delivery.

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Thoughts?

Are you considering the HomePod stand for your HomePod? Let me know in the comments!

Tory Foulk is a writer at Mobile Nations. She lives at the intersection of technology and sorcery and enjoys radio, bees, and houses in small towns. When she isn't working on articles, you'll likely find her listening to her favorite podcasts in a carefully curated blanket nest. You can follow her on Twitter at @tsfoulk.

6 Comments
  • Now you tell me. I bought a new table to go along with my HomePod.
  • I’m pretty sure a 29 cent gasket at Home Depot will be equally effective.
  • Providing you want something like looks like a 29 cent gasket
  • If the problem is HomePods on wood, why is the picture showing it sitting on marble? "If you'd like an alternative to using decorative scissors to cut out a piece of felt to stick underneath your HomePod (not that there's anything wrong with that), you can get Grovemade's HomePod Stand for yourself starting at $20." STARTING at $20? Are you high? Personally, I would go with the felt and decorative scissors route. Or a coaster. Not that I would spend $350 on a HomePod in the first place.
  • If you are going to spend $350 on a HomePod, which is designed to look premium, you probably don't want some shoddy cheap-looking stand. But then again you aren't planning to spend $350 on a HomePod
  • If I spent $350 on A speaker (not a pair), then I would absolutely go for an ordinary coaster. That way I could save up enough to get a 2nd $350 speaker, so I could actually enjoy stereo sound.