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This article was published on May 18, 2016

The internet thinks Google Home looks like an air freshener

The internet thinks Google Home looks like an air freshener
Natt Garun
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Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She previously wrote for Digital Trends, Business Insider, and Gizmodo. Facebook | Twitter | Google+

The much-awaited Amazon Echo competitor from Google is finally here – while we heard a lot about its features and its rumored name, we were all pretty clueless on what the device would look like.

And well, it seems the internet is still confused.

Air fresheners seem to be the first thing people are picking up on, but perhaps for a good reason. After all, home fragrance products are designed to fit into your home and blend in – so that’s not the worst thing to get compared to.

Another popular crowd reaction: a cute salt shaker. The irony, of course, is that the Google Home is actually next to real salt dispensers in the product photo.

Nice try, Google. Placing it next to traditional-looking ones won’t fool us.

Behold, our AI future.

But it gets stranger, based on your eyeglass prescriptions and imaginative minds.

https://twitter.com/AadiHuh/status/732984391417384961

Of course, everyone is open to their own aesthetic interpretations, but the commenter below might be a little too imaginative.

https://twitter.com/CatAndSgtBaker/status/732984560238104577

What do you think of the Google Home? Do you prefer its design over the Amazon Echo?

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