If you’ve been waiting for the Apple HomePod to pop up in Black Friday deals, your wish just has come real, at least if you live in the US.
BestBuy is offering $100 off on the Apple HomePod. The smart speaker that usually sells for $299 can now be yours for just $199. If that deal is not sweet enough for you, the retailer is giving away four months of Apple Music subscription for free with the device. BestBuy hasn’t mentioned the validity of this offer, yet. So grab the deal before it runs out.
Considering that the Apple Music costs $10 per month for the Individual plan, you are getting $40 worth benefits with the smart speaker. Considering the add-on benefits, the total effective price of the Apple HomePod comes down to $160. That is half of what you would usually pay for the speaker. However, it is worth mentioning that the free Apple Music offer is valid only for new users.
Well, don’t just get the Apple HomePod because it is on a discount. You need to have an iPhone, iPad, or an iPod that runs iOS 11.25 or later to control the smart speaker. Without these Apple devices, the HomePod would be just a really expensive paperweight. Also, you need to have an Apple Music subscription to take advantage of the speaker’s on-demand music functionality fully.
The Apple HomePod has seven horn-loaded tweeters, with each of them having their own custom amplifier. For enhanced low-range frequencies, there is a high-excursion woofer with its separate custom amplifier. There are six far-field microphones, which apart from picking up voice commands, are also used for audio tuning. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v5.0, and AirPlay 2.
Buy: BestBuy ($199)