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    Has HomePod ripped off a very similar home speaker ?

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    papa_umau
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    Has HomePod ripped off a very similar home speaker ?

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11:39 am

    Is Apple's HomePod a blatant ripoff of this startup's smart speaker?

    Apple's newly-announced HomePod speaker looked familiar, but we couldn't quite put a finger on it.

    Until this morning, when an email from Whyd CEO Gilles Poupardin came through, with a single sentence: "Hey Raymond - looks like you nailed it .." The email came along with a screenshot of an article we published last year—about Whyd's voice-controlled speaker, that HomePod bears a striking resemblance to. 

    The similarities between HomePod and Whyd go beyond their mesh-like exteriors. Both will be offered in black and white (although Whyd has a selection of more vibrant, less-binary colors).

    Read the whole report from Mashable.UK HERE




    It is beginning to look as if none of the competing home internet speakers do not care if they rip-off the intellectual rights of other examples.

    Mind you I am not one bit surprised that Apple are happy to do this just to get their own smart-hub out there.

    One would hope that the law might sort this out, but I am not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.


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    Re: Has HomePod ripped off a very similar home speaker ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 11:22 am

    These intellectual rights thieves try it on all the time.

    Just look at what has happened to Dyson and his inventions.

    The law is there to protect intellectual rights but it is often very expensive to get in motion.

    I honestly cannot imagine what people see in these nasty little boxes anyway.
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    Re: Has HomePod ripped off a very similar home speaker ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 11:12 am

    Well said zath'.

    While I am interested in anything new and technical, I cannot see what these smart-hubs do for us.

    It does appear that they are advertising target deliverers and little else.

    Ok they play music and can be talked to and asked questions of, but that is not good enough for me to spend so much money.


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