Ten days before the introduction of the new Windows 10, Microsoft has released a commercial voiced over by "Boyhood" actor Ethan Hawke that features adorable babies and toddlers all over the world. From London's Big Ben to Antarctica and Africa, we watch these children roam among the snow, grass or on their parents' shoulders in front of beautiful backdrops. Hawke brings up the idea of such kids not having to remember passwords or obsess about security. For them, every screen should be touched as every interaction should be shared on paper. And, as the babies and toddlers grow older and learn more, the technology will grow as well. After all, they will grow up with Windows 10.
iSpot Review — July 29, 2015
Set to Eric Hutchinson's "Tell the World", this 60-second
Microsoft ad showcases the new Windows 10 which launches July 29, 2015. Ethan
Hawke lends his voice for dialogue and describes us a beautiful future while
children from all walks of life and cultures are shown. What makes this ad so
effective isn't all the cute babies and toddlers we see playing and making
funny faces, but the commercial showing us how easy Windows 10 is to use
through the actions of a child.
When the narrator asks the viewer to imagine, and begins
listing what children do, it is made aware that Windows 10 is simple, but
capable of many things. Security, flexibility of user interface and social
media integration are all mentioned as we watch children play, tear apart
newspapers and even share food with each other. The commercial draws to an end
by reminding the viewer that as the children get older and better at what they
do, so will the technology. This commercial cleverly uses children being
children to show the powerful, yet simple Microsoft Windows 10.