Google Chromecast Has a Clever Sci-Fi Easter Egg

By Mario Aguilar on at

During their routine teardown procedure of Google's new Chromecast, iFixit noticed what appears to be a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy easter egg that's hiding in plain sight.

The Chromecast's model number is H2G2-42, which as iFixit points out is the common abbreviation for the Douglas Adams classic followed by the '42', which happens to be 'the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything' discovered in the first book. That's either an intentional reference or one hell of a coincidence.

Google Chromecast Has a Clever Sci-Fi Easter Egg

Besides that little joke, there's nothing too surprising about the Chromecast's guts. Maybe its no surprise that the single chip design of the gadget is super easy to open, and that once it's open, there isn't much inside to repaired. What else do you expect for £30?