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Make Your Garden Smarter With Google Gnome

Dave Parrack 31-03-2017

Google has launched a brand new product called Google Gnome. This is a smart product for smart people, with Google announcing that the arrival of Google Gnome means that, “The smart yard is finally here”. Given how useful Google Gnome could prove to be, you’d be a fool not to buy one.


Google Home is a smart home device Amazon Echo vs. Google Home vs. Apple HomePod In this article, you'll learn the differences between the Amazon Echo and Google Home. We'll also take a look at what features an Apple speaker may include. Read More which pretty much does it all. It can control your other smart devices, play music, answer questions, and sit in silence listening to you talk about the crappy day you’ve had at work. But what happens when you head out into your yard to catch some sun? Google Gnome takes over, that’s what…

Google Home Cosplays As a Gnome

Google Gnome is Google’s latest smart home device, and it’s essentially Google Home cosplaying as a gnome. While Google Home manages all of the indoor stuff, Google Gnome handles the outdoors shiz. That means checking the weather, telling you what plants not to eat, and musing on the fragility of life (see video below).

If philosophical discussions aren’t your thing, not to worry, as Google Gnome is capable of doing plenty of other things. The examples Google gives include playing fetch with the dog, mowing the lawn while you put your feet up, and telling you when to stop and smell the roses.

If you have the money and inclination you can even buy some accessories for your Google Gnome. These include wet weather gear, a bird bath attachment, a camp chair, and a smaller Google Gnome in case your original one gets lonely. Because everyone needs a friend.

You’d Be a Fool Not to Buy One

In case you hadn’t guessed already, Google Gnome isn’t real. It is, instead, one of Google’s famous April Fools’ Day jokes. Google is using this one to promote Google Home, a genuine smart home device we recommended in our review Google Home Review Google Home is a personal assistant smart speaker, and comes from a company that literally knows everything. The $130 Google device answers questions, controls your smart home, and plays music. Should you buy one? Read More . But I kinda prefer the Gnome, if I’m honest.


What do you think of Google Gnome? Would you like one in your garden? Do you wish this was an actual product? Or are you glad it’s a joke? What do you think of April Fools’ Day? Do you appreciate the effort Google puts into its gags? Please let us know in the comments below!

Related topics: Google, Google Home, Prank, Smart Garden.

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  1. Eric
    April 1, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    For a minute, I almost believed this year's gag until I read about all the accessories you can buy for it. A bird bath attachment!?! Really?? And, the riding lawn mower thing. No way! It's kind of a cool idea, though.