Google recently released its Pixel 5a 5G phone in the US and Japan. To spread the word, the search giant has made a rather amusing ad that mimics the flowery language from Apple's promotional material. To land a punch, Google takes the ubiquitous 3.5 mm headphone jack and makes it sound like something extraordinary.
In a typical Apple fashion, the video has a generous serving of words such as perfect, simple, delightful, and glorious. The ad starts off explaining the circle as "A complete set of points. Equidistant from a single point on one plane". It then, compares the 3.5 mm headphone jack to a "tiny black hole, with the gravitation pull of a trillion collapsed stars, capable of transporting us to fantastic alternative oral dimensions.
Speaking of space, the ad also draws parallels between the headphone connection and Internation Space Station docking mechanism. Just when you suspect if the narrator is mimicking Sir Jonathan Ive, the ad confirms it with the British pronunciation "al-yuh-min-ee-um" instead of aluminum.
While Google has focused on headphone jack for the lulz, its budget Pixel 5a 5G has no shortage of good stuff. For starters, it comes with a metal body rated IP67 for water and dust resistance. It sports a 6.3-inch Full HD OLED display. The handset features a 12 MP + 16 camera at the back and houses a 4,680 mAh battery. Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G chipset, the phone offers a stock Android experience with a promise of a minimum of 3 years of OS and security updates.