The era of Android-based smartphones has quickly divulged into a brand new scale of excellence and competition with the introduction of massive players in the cellphone manufacturing industries, such as Google.
Google, previously came out with Nexus series, which was a major success, and now in 2016 they have rolled out their newest feat of an invention, the Pixel & the Pixel XL smartphones.
Both are identical in every manner except for the screen sizes, 5.0″ and 5.5″ respectively, and both run on Android 7.0 Nougat, which is simply magnificent. But, the noteworthy thing that Google is doing this season is not just bringing two new bright and fast smartphones, but also a diverse range of accessories to enhance the whole experience of using Google Pixel & Pixel XL. Now, that’s what I call ‘Damn Good Marketing!’
Without further ado, hold on tight for the best and the coolest Google Pixel & Pixel XL accessories presented by Google & a few others.
Best Google Pixel & Pixel XL Accessories 2016
- Best Google Pixel & Pixel XL Accessories 2016
- 1. Daydream View
- 2. Charging Dock
- 3. Screen Protector
- 4. AUKEY USB Wall Charger
- 5. Phone Cases
- 6. EasyULT Adapter
- 7. SanDisk 32 GB Flash Drive
- 8. Lumsing Type C to HDMI Adapter
- 9. Easy-dock Car Mount by Encased
- 10. Bose Bluetooth Speaker
- 11. Anker PowerCore 10000
- 12. Jackery Titan S Power Bank
- 13. Chromecast Ultra
1. Daydream View
The Pixel and Pixel XL take the lead with Daydream-enabled smartphones. On top of that, there is a new VR (Virtual Reality) headset. The Daydream View is only $79 and offers a gouging VR experience. It comes packed with a brand new touchpad remote control that allows you to control a lot of aspects of what you see through the headsets.
2. Charging Dock
If you have ever wanted your phone to charge leaning back rather than lie flat on a table, nightstand, or your bed, now you have a charging dock. The dock comes with a USB TYPE-C Port to charge Pixel & Pixel XL. The dock comes with a sleek design that is compatible with most cases and makes it easier to charge your phone with the case on.
The popular Charging Dock currently is sold by ‘Encased’ and it is available on Amazon for about $23, they also come with a lifetime warranty! So grab yours now!
3. Screen Protector
Also available on Amazon are PLESON tempered glass screen protectors that are available for both Pixel and Pixel XL devices. The ultra-thin tempered glass provides safety to the screen from scratches or accidental falls. Being an “ultra-thin” screen protector, it does not in any form, affect the touch sensitivity or the display of vibrant colors.
Also, Mr. Shield has come out with 3 Pack tempered glass screen protector for both the devices. The screen protector is made of HD glass with round edges that are sure to protect the whole screen. They also come with a lifetime replacement warranty.
4. AUKEY USB Wall Charger
Pixel & Pixel XL come with a brand new Quick Charge 3.0 technology that is fabricated into AUKEY USB Wall Charger as well. It comes with 2 USB ports so you can charge another device simultaneously.
This charger can recharge your device up to 4 times faster but also comes with built-in safeguard protection to prevent your devices from overcharging, overheating & short-circuit, now that’s SMART! It is available on Amazon.
5. Phone Cases
There are several players in the market that are manufacturing stylish, and apt cases for both Pixel & Pixel XL.
Tauri Slim Thin TPU Case
It is strong, thin, and a “must-have” for someone who is rough with their fragile phones. The transparency allows the user to show off this brand new acquisition to their friends.
Ringke FUSION Case
If you’re looking for something to fit your smaller Pixel smartphone, then Ringke FUSION case might be just what you’re looking for. This is also a clear TPU case which is transparent and protects from all edges. Also, available on Amazon.
Google Live Cases
Google is now selling silicone cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL, but a bit if you’re willing to loosen your pocket a tad bit more then you can ‘snatch’ a Live Case. These are made of silicone as well but you can customize them with your favorite photos, or personalized designs. Live Cases allow you to make your Pixel & Pixel XL truly unique.
Skins are a great way to go retro & classy. The designer firm, DBrand makes the best skins in the market. The company has been assigned to design and manufacture skins for Pixel and Pixel XL which includes the classic Google logo in the back. Skins are priced at $9.99 and can be purchased from DBrand.
SlickWraps is a new firm that designs skins based on the most famous and epic Twitter wars during the 2016 Election season. These skins are a little more expensive than what you would spend typically. They are priced around $15, but the options are VAST & DIVERSE!
DGtle Pixel Case
The DGtle Case is carved from TPU material. The case fits swiftly over the device and the cutouts provide access to all ports. The case is shock-proof to ensure that the device is no harm in case you drop it. DGtle Cases are sold on Amazon.
6. EasyULT Adapter
The EasyULT adapter allows the use of any microUSB cable to recharge Google Pixel & Pixel XL. The adapter is sold as a set of three. They are also sold on Amazon for about $7.
7. SanDisk 32 GB Flash Drive
SanDisk is now selling a 32 GB Flash Drive that is OTG enabled. It has a standard USB connector on one side, with a Type-C connector on the other. This Type-C can plug into your Pixel, or Pixel XL. It may seem like an expensive buy at first, but once you start using it to watching all your downloaded favorite TV shows and movies on your AMOLED display of Pixel and Pixel XL, it would seem worth it! Priced at around $27 on Amazon.
8. Lumsing Type C to HDMI Adapter
Ever since we have held a smartphone in our hands we have wanted to connect them to our TV sets using HDMI, admit it! Well, your long awaited wish has finally come true. Presenting Lumsing Type C to HDMI Adapter connects to your Pixel or Pixel XL and to your HD TV and works like a charm to provide you HQ Audio & Video with a data transfer rate up to 10Gbps. Wouza!
9. Easy-dock Car Mount by Encased
To ensure that you keep your eyes on the road while driving instead of playing PokemonGo! Encased has come out with one of their best accessories for your new Pixel & Pixel XL. Car Mounts are the best thing that has ever happened to all the drivers out there, you can easily mount it just about anywhere, windscreen, dashboard, anywhere you like!
The best thing is, it’s compatible with a case on! It can rotate vertically and horizontally to help you view the screen better while taking driving directions from Google Maps.
10. Bose Bluetooth Speaker
This is pretty much a given, but who isn’t enchanted by Bose products? This speaker connects to your device using Bluetooth. It can be recharged using a Lithium-ion battery, and holds up to 8 hours of playback time on a one-time charge. The speaker has a wide audio range and pairs with the phone quite easily.
An interesting thing about this speaker is that it can be connected to two devices at once, so if you lose power in one, you still have another to listen to!
11. Anker PowerCore 10000
Anker PowerCore 10,000 comes compatible with a Quick Charge 3.0 Technology that lets you charge your Pixel and Pixel XL while you’re on the go! This magnificent accessory that charges your phone up enough for three times is priced at 30 bucks.
12. Jackery Titan S Power Bank
Since none of us are always lucky to have a fully charged phone before we head out of the home and don’t know when we might return, having a power bank can always come handy. The Jackery Titan S Power Bank has a USB Port and a Type-C input and output ports. The Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology also helps to charge your battery faster. The battery provides 20100 mAh which is a good capacity and can charge your devices 4 or 5 times.
It also provides 3 USB ports so you can charge other phones simultaneously but be aware that this may draw the charge out of power bank, and there may not be enough left to charge your phone a second or third time all the way up to 100%.
13. Chromecast Ultra
If you wish to transform your regular old boring TV into a Smart TV then Google Chromecast Ultra is just the thing you’ll ever need! Bring your Android phone to life on an HDTV. With 4K video and the latest upgrades, Chromecast Ultra is the best in the business and is priced at $69. The picture quality is 1080-pixels which we think is the best thing ever for a whole lot of us.
Wrapping up the best Google Pixel & Pixel Xl Accessories,
Google is an innovative company that inspires creativity and does not shy back in showing off their excellent new models with flashy cases and multipurpose accessories. We have tried to cover the latest and the “must-haves” for you to have this season to enjoy your brand new Pixel and Pixel XL, but if there is anything we missed out, do let us know in the comments below.
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