Google's NYC pop-up store is giving away ugly phone sweaters and Pixels

Google's NYC pop-up store is giving away ugly phone sweaters and Pixels
Ugly holiday sweaters have had a renaissance recently for ... odd reasons (mostly comedy or irony) and Google apparently feels that smartphones have been left out in the cold for too long, so it has taken it upon itself to bring ugly sweaters to the smartphone crowd, at least in a small way and only for those in the New York City area.

Starting tomorrow, December 17th, through December 23rd the NYC Made by Google pop-up store is running a promotion that sounds pretty cool. If you visit the store any one of those days between noon and 6pm, Google says "you'll have the opportunity to take home a sweater-shaped cookie, a Pixel-sized sweater, a human-sized sweater, a Pixel phone, or a combo of all these items." It appears as though the promotion is only open to those who own Pixel phones, but the fact that Google is also giving away Pixel phones makes that part of it a bit murky. 

The store has a knitting machine on hand to make the phone-sized ugly sweaters (though maybe not the human-sized ones). Either way, it's a really interesting idea and we'll definitely be keeping watch. You can also follow the fun on Google's official Snapchat account. If you're in the NYC area, you can visit the Made by Google store at the corner of Mercer and Spring in SoHo.



1. monoke

Posts: 1195; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

PA is right. Hard to tell which is uglier. Christmas sweaters or the pixel? lol.

3. Unordinary unregistered

I love the look of the pixel

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same, my only complaint is the big bezels, other than that it looks great IMO

6. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Hater got to hate i guess *monoke*

8. Brewski

Posts: 723; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

What's a monoke?

2. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

well, it's an ugly sweater for an ugly phone

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

And you are an Ugly person..

5. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I have the Pixel and it's a damn good device. But, it is ugly as heck due to the bezels. The rear is ok to me, although I HATE the fp reader back there. I've actually covered mine in a carbon fiber slick wrap b/c it was getting scratched up.

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