As with all Nexus devices (save for the Nexus Q) up until now, Google’s tapped Patrick Boivin to make the most interesting unboxing video you’ll ever watch. This time the Nexus 7 lands into the hands of Dr. Paul who is being played by MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre. The feisty ninjas have their work cut out for them, and we’re reminded at the end of the video that even our most hated enemies deserve some hospitality. We’re a bit saddened that this ninja unboxing isn’t interactive but it’s no less awesome. Go ahead and watch it above.
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