Apple's newly released HomePod has been making waves in the tech world, and the 'Leather HomePod Coaster' from design company Pad & Quill shows the extent to which a new product from the tech giant can make ripples throughout many different industries. As its name indicates, the product serves as a protective covering for HomePods sitting on wood tables.
Pad & Quill's release comes after complaints about a specific feature of the HomePod. The speaker is supported by a vibration-dampening silicone ring, which functions to keep sound projecting out of the speaker rather than through the piece of furniture that it's sitting on. However, that silicone ring has reportedly been leaving marks on wooden tables. The Leather HomePod Coaster is thus a way for Apple fans with nice furniture to still take advantage of the smart product.