Five US cities will get Pixel 3 ‘Sights of Sound’ experience pop-up shops

By | 2nd November 2018

  • A new pop-up experience from Google centered on the Pixel 3 is coming to five major U.S. cities.
  • Called “Sights of Sound,” the pop-ups will mostly focus on the photography abilities of the Google Pixel 3.
  • Sights of Sound is going on now in San Francisco, and will soon hit Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, and Atlanta.


In both 2017 and 2018, Google took the Google Home Mini on a brief tour of the world to show off its abilities while also giving away some doughnuts. With the release of the Google Pixel 3, Google’s next series of pop-up experiences will swap out the Google Home speakers and instead focus on its new handset.

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Called “Sights of Sound,” Google’s new pop-up shops will give users the ability to try out the photography capabilities of the Google Pixel 3. The Pixel line of smartphones have always been highly praised for their camera features, and Google wants to emphasize that even more with Sights of Sound.

You can watch the very vague and completely unhelpful video trailer below in an attempt to learn more about the event. Good luck:

Luckily, Google took some time to actually explain what the event is, which you wouldn’t learn at all from the colorful video trailer:

Visitors step inside rooms inspired by four musicians and use a Pixel 3 to navigate, capture and share the experience. To bring each room to life, you’ll need to solve a puzzle using Google Lens, the visual tool that lets you search what you see. Throughout the pop-up, you and your friends can try out Pixel’s brilliant camera by using Group Selfie Cam, Top Shot and Photobooth Mode.

We collaborated with Ella Mai, Future, J Balvin and Marshmello to create each immersive space in the pop-up. Dive deep into Ella Mai’s Inner Reflections, sit like royalty among snakes and nine-foot tall golden lions in Future’s Trap Mansion, dance your way through J Balvin’s Reggaeton World, bounce your troubles away in Marshmello’s Happier Place and capture it all on the Pixel 3’s incredible camera.

Essentially, it’s like an Escape the Room pop-up where you use a Google Pixel 3 as your tool and each room is inspired by popular musicians. Groovy.

According to the website, you can also take home a free t-shirt (while supplies last) and enter to win a Google Pixel 3 of your own.

Sights of Sound will hit five major U.S. cities. Below are the locations and dates. If you click the location, you’ll be taken to the Facebook page for that event where you can RSVP to attend:

Click the button below to visit the Sights of Sound webpage: