Regardless of various points with the preorder course of and transport, Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional have made their manner into the world, and now the corporate is able to promote an upgraded model of its Pixel Stand for wi-fi charging in your desk or aspect desk. This new stand costs $79, identical to the first-gen mannequin did when it launched in 2018 with the Pixel 3.
Like the unique, it routinely adjusts the cellphone’s UI for docked use to drag up photograph frames or shortcuts to your Nest Safety cameras and may swap into don’t disturb mode at night time.
Nevertheless, this time round, Google is attempting to justify that comparatively excessive value by providing sooner charging. The brand new Pixel Stand can cost suitable telephones at as much as 23 watts, which, coincidentally, is the quickest charge you will get with the Pixel 6 Professional, whereas the Pixel 6 tops out at round 21 watts. That’s a bit disappointing when plugged right into a 30W charger however will get extra acceptable with the comfort of wi-fi.
How does that evaluate to the latest iPhone 13 fashions? The quickest charging out there falls wanting the 27W-capable iPhone 13 Professional Max when plugged right into a suitable charger, regardless that Apple’s MagSafe faster wireless charging peaks at 15 watts and 12 watts on the iPhone 13 Mini.
Meet the second-gen Pixel Stand from Google.
It’s a superfast wi-fi charger with as much as 23W of energy. It really works with suitable Pixel telephones, Pixel Buds, and Qi-certified cell gadgets.*
— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) November 18, 2021
As promised, the brand new Pixel Stand has a fan inside that Google says is quiet sufficient to maintain issues cool even in case you’re charging whereas taking an extended video name, a 30W PD 3.0 USB-C energy adapter, and it will possibly cost non-Pixel Qi-certified gadgets at as much as 15W. The 30W charger and cable alone value $35, however you gained’t get sooner charging whether or not you’re plugged in or not.
Orders for the new 23W Pixel Stand on the Google Store are open now, with transport dates predicted for early- to mid-December.
If you happen to just like the design and the software program tweaks however don’t want the pace, the unique Stand is obtainable on Woot for $28.99. Whereas that’s a deep low cost from the unique value, and it comes with an 18W energy adapter within the field, it’s nonetheless $5 to $10 greater than comparable wi-fi chargers which will work simply as effectively, like Belkin’s 10W stand for $24.99 or Anker’s PowerWave Stand that doesn’t include an influence adapter however is on sale for $19.49.