C’mon Google, do a Pixel cereal box giveaway for real - The Verge
|The Verge 22 Oct 2019 at 22:04|
Creamy, crunchy, deliriously sweet kids cereal and milk was my nectar and ambrosia growing up. I would have eaten that stuff day and night even if there werent toys occasionally waiting inside. Those days I got my Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs and a chance at a delightful new toy? Those were the best.
Sadly, Googles marketing team didnt quite capture that nostalgia in a new Pixel 4 giveaway because the picture you see above (and its associated video ) is a terrible, terrible lie.
Can you imagine the anticipation of cracking open a box of cereal wondering if a free $800+ smartphone is inside? That an explosion of alkali-processed cocoa and disintegrated corn might be accompanied by a flagship Google handset tumbling into your bowl?
But no. The reality is that 2,000 people who already pre-ordered the phone in the UK, already put their money down, are . Its a nice gesture, but it feels pretty random. What does the Pixel have to do with breakfast? And Googles going to offer something FREE INSIDE as its sticker shows, it might have wanted to pick something different than Google Photos uploads ?
Did not expect the Pixel 4 to come in a cereal box! pic.twitter.com/aVyhvfiq5U
But imagine if Google had done it right and made it a total surprise. Your phone is IP68-rated, Google! It should be able to handle crushed corn dust and a splash of milk just fine. Yes, perhaps itd be way too heavy for a box of cereal and give its presence away but Id definitely have mailed in quite a few box-tops for a chance at a phone with built-in radar . Sure would have beaten a propeller beanie, if you know what I mean.