You know the holiday season is around the corner when major tech companies begin setting up their hardware demo pop-up shops. This year Google is trying its hand at retail with a series of interactive brick-and-mortar stores it’s calling Winter Wonderlabs.
Customers in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California are encouraged to test drive a handful of Google’s latest products, including the Nexus 7, Chromebook, and the Chromecast digital media adapter. Visitors can also shoot slow-motion videos inside a giant CGI snow globe. Disappointingly, Google Glass—perhaps the most intriguing of the search giant’s offerings—will not be on display just yet.
The New York and New Jersey stores will be open from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22 and Nov. 16 to Dec. 24 respectively, with the other stores likely to have a similar timeline. Visit the Winter Wonderlab website for details and exact pop-up shop locations.