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2012-08-29_10h45_36

Google's not pulling any punches this time around with its ads for its newest Nexus device. When it's not physically invading one of the most visited sites on the internet, the Nexus 7 can be found in some adorable videos that play to every one of your sappiest emotions. Take this newest ad, featuring a five-ish-year-old girl reading Curious George, and planning her trip to the moon. (No one tell her just yet, okay?)

The video follows its predecessor entitled Camping in the marketing style of "Look at this! Isn't this adorable?!" It also demonstrates one of the primary features of the Nexus 7: it's tossability. Would you let your five-year-old take a $500+ tablet into her blanket fort, or run around with it while dressed like an astronaut? Probably not. And maybe you wouldn't even want to let her do so with a $200 tablet. But if the goal is to pitch an inexpensive, portable slate for the whole family, there's really no better—or cuter—way to do so than with a budding NASA Space X engineer.

Seriously, though, kid. You're making a mess with those bubbles.

Source: YouTube

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://trevorsullivan.net/ Trevor Sullivan

    Awesome. Google +1.

  • gladgura

    Forget kids being a dropping hazard. I know plenty of adults that are as clumsy as toddlers. Patrick Norton from Tekzila to name one. Sorry Patrick.

  • George Tunaya III

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFuga0UbWd0

    Great commercial but I prefer this one.

    • PhilNelwyn

      This screams "TL;DR"...

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        I thought it was TL;DW?

  • Mei

    Good commerical. It shows some capabilities of Nexus 7.

  • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

    Love that it highlights the new Google Search Voice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1065971454 Andrew Hime

    Mine gives the distance in kilometers, but I'm in the US.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1065971454 Andrew Hime

      (Same display though.)

      • ruit

        you can change the settings in google now to change it to miles.

  • Major_Pita

    Well said Eric - and well done Google.

  • netnoise

    anyone know what song is playing in the video?

  • Chris

    Sure, I'd let my 5 year old have an Nexus 7, but by the time she's 5 it'll be a Nexus 8 or 9. She's had an iPad since she was three and started with a nook color before that when she was 2. I hated to get an iPad, but the kids apps for android just weren't there yet. So my 2 year old son will likely get a Nexus 7 for Christmas. They both use the iPad now and take pretty good care of it believe it or not. It's really cool to walk in the room and see your 20 month old son exploring the solar system on the iPad or going through an interactive book. It just makes me sad that he's using an iPad and not an Android tab. I really hope to see more kids stuff for Android.

    So absolutely go buy these tablets for your kids. It's the best thing I ever bought for my kids and worth every penny of it.

  • master94

    Another great ad Google. Little sad when you realize NASA's funding has been cut so the little girl's dreams have little chance of coming true. Otherwise excellent.

  • http://www.thewordofjoe.com/ z3ro

    I must say that after watching that, the decision I made to buy a Nexus 7 was all the more reinforced as a great idea. :)

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