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Google to open "Winter Wonderlab" showrooms in 6 cities for the holidays

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For the past couple years, there have been consistent rumors that Google would be opening stores in time for the holidays to show off its growing roster of devices, but nothing much has come of it except for dedicated sections in some Best Buy locations. This year, the rumors are (almost) coming true because Google will be opening "Winter Wonderlab" showrooms in six cities.

The Wonderlabs are planned to show off the Nexus 7, Google Play, Chromecast, and Chromebooks, but the early buzz is that they will be showrooms and not stores. Customers will be aided in purchasing items online (likely via the Play Store), but there won't be any stock on hand. The Wonderlabs will also feature large snow globes complete with fake snow which will allow visitors to record videos of themselves and view them at the Wonderlab website. 

Google is claiming the showrooms will be in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Sacramento; but, in reality the showrooms will be in NYC, Aurora, Annapolis, Canoga Park, Paramus, and Roseville. Of course, that first set of names just flat out sounds better, but if you live in Chicago, DC, or Sacramento, you know better. 

No word yet on when the showrooms will be set up or how long they will be operational.


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posted on 18 Nov 2013, 18:50

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yes! I live in aurora il! Yes! Yes! Yes!

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 18:51 1

2. Donforreal (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Love Google, but lame.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 18:53

3. Brewski (Posts: 122; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


I saw this the other day in Paramus, I wondered what it was...

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 20:48 1

4. Damo579 (Posts: 207; Member since: 18 May 2013)


My wife went to the one here in NYC she said it was cool. Ill check it out soon.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 06:08

5. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


so nothing scheduled for europe?

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 16:01

6. Nexus_bear (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Finially something cool coming to SACRAMENTO i thought that i would need to take a drive out to the bay to see this... roseville is far closer (15 minutes versus an hour) but i already have a nexus 5 and 7... maybe the snowglobe will justify the gas.

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