Regardless of various issues with the preorder process and transport, Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional have made their approach into the world, and now the corporate is able to promote an upgraded version of its Pixel Stand for wi-fi charging in your desk or facet desk. This new stand costs $79, similar to the first-gen mannequin did when it launched in 2018 with the Pixel 3.
Like the unique, it robotically adjusts the cellphone’s UI for docked use to tug up photograph frames or shortcuts to your Nest Safety cameras and may change into don’t disturb mode at night time.
Nevertheless, this time round, Google is making an attempt to justify that comparatively excessive value by providing quicker charging. The brand new Pixel Stand can cost suitable telephones at as much as 23 watts, which, coincidentally, is the quickest fee 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 examine to the latest iPhone 13 fashions? The quickest charging accessible falls wanting the 27W-capable iPhone 13 Professional Max when plugged right into a suitable charger, though Apple’s MagSafe faster wireless charging peaks at 15 watts and 12 watts on the iPhone 13 Mini.
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 a protracted video name, a 30W PD 3.0 USB-C energy adapter, and it might cost non-Pixel Qi-certified units at as much as 15W. The 30W charger and cable alone price $35, however you gained’t get quicker 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.
For those who just like the design and the software program tweaks however don’t want the pace, the unique Stand is available 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 related wi-fi chargers which will work simply as properly, 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.