Ok, so maybe this ruse is an obvious April Fool’s Day prank from Google in a long line of Easter Eggs from the search giant. But, you have to admit, this is pretty stinking funny. When I first spotted the post on the Keyword Blog, I will admit I wasn’t completely sure it wasn’t legit.
Google is known for light-hearted shenanigans. Even know you can head over to maps.google.com and play a rousing game of Ms. PacMan, a fun distraction Google has implemented more than once in recent years.
The latest piece of mischief is a Google Home dressed up like the traveling Gnome from those commercials you’ve probably seen. The blog touts the Gnome as the backyard counterpart to Google Home but with abilities tailored specifically for great outdoors.
Google Gnome is a voice-activated, hands-free tool designed to make backyard living effortless. Need to know what animal is squeaking in your bushes? Stay still and ask Gnome what sound an opossum makes. Running low on birdseed? That’s where Gnome comes in. You can even use Gnome’s proprietary high-intensity lasers to trim your hedges into whatever shape your heart desires. The only thing that can fence in Google Gnome is the literal fence surrounding your yard.
Hilarious to say the least, but Google didn’t stop there. A promo video is included with the Google Gnome and a product link will even take you to the Google Store where you will find a complete listing for the Gnome. There you’ll find it is all in jest and Google recommends the Google Home for now. 🙂
Funny stuff Google, Thanks for the laugh. Seriously though, if you make one of these with a laser beam can we get a review unit?