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Our Top 6 Favorite Tech Ads from Super Bowl XLVI

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 20 comments

The Super Bowl isn't just about football and snacks.

Most people watching the Super Bowl are watching it for the sport. That said, a significant number are watching it for the commercials. With so many people tuning in to watch the game, companies have an opportunity to access and advertise to millions of people. As a result, the ads aired during the Super Bowl are usually pretty different to anything you'd normally see on TV.

Though the types of companies pitching products to viewers during the big game spans many industries, as tech geeks, we are most interested in the tech companies that have forked over the big bucks for Super Bowl air time. Here are our favourite tech ads from last night's game:

Best Buy pages homage to the people who created the apps and smartphone technology we use everyday:

Best Buy Super Bowl Ad

Samsung continues to poke fun at Apple and its die-hard fans:

Samsung Mobile USA - Thing Called Love

Hulu uses Gob (okay, fine, Will Arnett) to plug Hulu+:

Hulu Super Bowl 2012 Ad

E*Trade reminds us that babies are very expensive:

E*Trade Super Bowl 2012 Ad

Telflora isn't beating around the bush with this one:

Teleflora Adriana Lima Super Bowl Ad

Creepy, Cars.com, creepy:

Cars.com Super Bowl Commercial

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    zanny , February 6, 2012 8:40 PM
    Ok Hulu. Why the hell would you take down copies of your ADVERTISEMENT uploaded to youtube, where people will watch your ADVERTISEMENT for your product, causing exactly what ADVERTISEMENTS are meant to do.

    I mean seriously. Holy crap, copyright law is insane. And stupid.
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    alidan , February 6, 2012 8:22 PM
    yea... bestbuy... they stock their stores before fulfilling the preorders... so the store may have the item... but you are backordered because you were dumb enough to preorder it (the dumb part is sarcasm... i had to for what i wanted... lucky me that i was one of the random ones chosen to receive my item 6 days after the stores got it... some were backorderd by a month i believe one by 2)

    i despise them.

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    DRosencraft , February 6, 2012 8:29 PM
    Am I the only one who thinks that ending of the ETrade commercial was a little creepy? I mean, I'm not a total prude when it comes to the ideas of these commercials with the talking babies acting like grownups. But a baby in the hospital nursery syaing it's speed dating? That kind of hits a raw nerve to me.
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    zanny , February 6, 2012 8:40 PM
    Ok Hulu. Why the hell would you take down copies of your ADVERTISEMENT uploaded to youtube, where people will watch your ADVERTISEMENT for your product, causing exactly what ADVERTISEMENTS are meant to do.

    I mean seriously. Holy crap, copyright law is insane. And stupid.
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    Anonymous , February 6, 2012 9:08 PM
    HOW COULD YOU NOT HAVE THE CLINT EASTWOOD CHRYSLER'S AD!! HANDS DOWN #1!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!! http://www.youtube.com/chrysler
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    zerghumper , February 6, 2012 9:09 PM
    @Zanny

    Yes, yes it is. I'm glad people are starting to realize that.
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    DRosencraft , February 6, 2012 9:51 PM
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    HOW COULD YOU NOT HAVE THE CLINT EASTWOOD CHRYSLER'S AD!! HANDS DOWN #1!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!! http://www.youtube.com/chrysler


    Yes it was a great ad, but the article is about top TECH ads. The ads listed here are a phone and several websites. Quite obviously, the Chrysler ad is a car commercial, and more than that one that makes no mention of ever their own product, let alone any tech or websites. Again, great commercial, just not within the topic of this particualr article.
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    Prey , February 6, 2012 10:00 PM
    Ahh Valentines Day, the day where men purchase things in order to get a few above average sexual favors.
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    Saxie81 , February 6, 2012 10:02 PM
    where is the M&M commercial??? LOL I can't believe the Best Buy ad made it.
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    11796pcs , February 6, 2012 10:30 PM
    DONTNEEDTOKNOWHOW COULD YOU NOT HAVE THE CLINT EASTWOOD CHRYSLER'S AD!! HANDS DOWN #1!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!! http://www.youtube.com/chrysler

    Wow, I find Chrysler's new ads (or really almost any car ads) boring and I live in the Metro Detroit area. They threw Clint on the screen and said that Detroit was coming back. That's nice, move on people. There really is nothing special about that ad or the Eminem one last year.
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    Prey , February 6, 2012 10:57 PM
    DONTNEEDTOKNOWHOW COULD YOU NOT HAVE THE CLINT EASTWOOD CHRYSLER'S AD!! HANDS DOWN #1!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!! http://www.youtube.com/chrysler

    I'm pretty sure Batman was narrating a lot of that commercial
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    therabiddeer , February 6, 2012 11:39 PM
    PreyI'm pretty sure Batman was narrating a lot of that commercial

    Prepare to be downrated into oblivion for speaking about clint in such a way.
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    thesnappyfingers , February 6, 2012 11:42 PM
    that is one very expensive samsung add.
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    mdahlke , February 7, 2012 12:02 AM
    Saxie81where is the M&M commercial??? LOL I can't believe the Best Buy ad made it.


    these are all technology related...M&M's have nothing to do with technology
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    A Bad Day , February 7, 2012 1:14 AM
    ZannyOk Hulu. Why the hell would you take down copies of your ADVERTISEMENT uploaded to youtube, where people will watch your ADVERTISEMENT for your product, causing exactly what ADVERTISEMENTS are meant to do.I mean seriously. Holy crap, copyright law is insane. And stupid.


    All they want to do is show off their anti-copyright powers, customers be dammed.
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    de5_Roy , February 7, 2012 1:14 AM
    they could have just used johnny knoxville for the cars.com commercial..... :whistle: 
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    ta152h , February 7, 2012 2:32 AM
    Show me a guy that picked one of those ads over the Teleflora, and I'll show you a gay man.
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    gti88 , February 7, 2012 3:33 AM
    Nothing special, really.
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    gti88 , February 7, 2012 3:37 AM
    Japanese commercials are way more hilarious.
    Check this out:
    youtube.com/watch?v=slgdYh5uegg
    youtube.com/watch?v=LpegdX8jSTw
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    doive1231 , February 7, 2012 7:22 AM
    I liked the Hulu one. Short so we can get back to the game.
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    pharge , February 7, 2012 5:09 PM
    I am glade that the H&M Backman's ad was not on the list....:D