Samsung’s Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible Stand for your Pixel 3 XL
Your Pixel 3 XL comes with support wireless charging, so you are only supposed to place it on any Qi-compatible wireless charging device, and you’ll have the chance to enjoy the best charging without having to plug in. Speaking of the Qi-compatible wireless charging device, this is where the confusion starts, so led me shed some light into this.
Google offers an option of its own – I am talking about the $79 Pixel Stand which offers fast wireless charging at 10W, the only add-on capable of that for the new Pixels as of this writing. Google mentioned more than once that third parties will soon have fast-charging Pixel 3 XL accessories of their own too, but we are not there, at least not yet. The Pixel Stand isn’t a second choice, but probably the very best one.
Well, it is clearly made specifically with the Pixel 3 XL in mind, and triggers an advanced docked mode with Google Photos galleries and alarms that get gradually warmer and brighter to simulate sunlight. For now, this looks like a great choice for people who want to go all-in with Google accessories and don’t mind the higher price tag to get it, but what about the others?
In a typical Google fashion, the Pixel Stand is expensive, so you should start to take in consideration the fact that there are also other options out there. While previous Pixel devices featured aluminum housings, the Pixel 3 XL has a glass back, being much more conducive to wireless charging. And like most other phones, the new Pixel uses the Qi wireless charging standard, which is the same standard supported by Samsung’s charging stands.
So, Samsung’s Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible Stand is a great alternative that won’t empty your pockets. This is already one of the most popular wireless chargers around, and as the name implies, it allows you to lay your phone flat or prop it up at an angle so you can still see notifications from your desk. It can output up to 9W to quickly top up your Pixel 3 XL battery, just as you are dreaming of and better than expected, it is priced at around $50.
And if this is still too much for you, then Samsung has other wireless chargers options for your Pixel device, such as the standing charger for $35 which is also capable of 9W fast wireless charging and has that great multi-colored LED light indicates charging status.
So, which one will be your choice?