Best Wireless Chargers for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

By | 22nd October 2018

Best Wireless Chargers for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

These are the best wireless charging pads for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Now that Google’s new phones finally support wireless charging owners will want some fun new accessories.

And while Google’s wireless Pixel Stand looks great, it’s too expensive at $79. As a result, we’ve gathered a list of great options that deliver a similar experience for a lot less money.

Read: Best Pixel 3 XL Screen Protectors

Some wireless chargers are under $10 but don’t deliver “fast wireless charging” which means your Pixel won’t charge as fast. Which is why we recommend you spend a few more dollars for a faster wireless charging pad for the Pixel 3, or something made by Google.

Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL use the Qi Wireless charging standard. This means that almost any charging pad you buy will work, and wireless charging built into newer vehicles will work too.

However, buying the RIGHT wireless charging pad for your Pixel 3 will make a huge difference in how fast it’ll charge. That’s because devices like the iPhone X or the new iPhone Xs only offer regular wireless charging that takes 5-watts or 7w of power. The Pixel 3 can use those, but it also takes advantage of 10w “fast wireless charging” technology.

This allows the phone to recharge almost as fast as a regular wired wall plug while using a wireless charging. You simply have to buy the right stand or charging pad. Basically, it makes this a feature you’ll want to use, instead of just a convenience.

So now that you know what the difference is a little bit, and what you’re looking for, these are the best fast wireless charging pads and stands for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

Google Pixel Stand

Google Pixel Stand

Of course, the first wireless charging pad on our list is the official Google Pixel Stand. And while it's probably one of the best options for your Pixel 3, it's extremely expensive and adds a few features a lot of people probably don't need or want. 

This isn't your typical wireless charger though. Google put a powerful 10w of juice inside, gave it a soft anti-slip bottom, and designed custom software specifically for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. When you use THIS stand with the Pixel 3, it turns into a mini Google Home Hub or smart display. 

Basically, the Pixel Stand and Pixel 3 combine for a dock mode with tons of information, Google Photos images and live wallpapers, alarms, the latest news, and a few other things. That's in addition to simply charging your phone wire-free whenever you need it. This would be great at the office or bedside, but it's expensive. 

Buy it Now from Google for $79

Best Wireless Chargers for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.