The Homepod is Apple’s Siri powered speaker, aimed at rivaling Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Home, and Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered Invoke speaker. It houses an A8 chip under it that gives it sheer computing power. Why would a speaker need sheer computing power? Because the Homepod is smart. Keep it anywhere in the room and it senses its location, matches it with the music its playing, and automatically equalizes it to make your music sound good no matter where you are.