Google announces new charging accessories for Pixel fans who might now really need them
Google has launched its new smartphones today as "the best expression of Android" (12), with newly enhanced cameras, image-processing technology, speech-recognition and what the Mountain View giant touts as the highest regard for user privacy and data security yet. All of these improvements are, of course, tied into their first-gen in-house Tensor platform. Nevertheless, Google has left some potentially crucial additions as optional purchases.
Even early unboxing videos show that the company might have gotten a complementary charging brick into the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro retail boxes (was all that paper and its shallow insert necessary, really?); however, it is now apparent Google chose not to. Nevertheless, the search behemoth has developed a new USB type-C charging brick, which supports a top rate of 11V/3A, 20V/1.5A or 15V⎓2A, as well as options on 5-9V/3A and the 21V/1.5A PPS profile.
The OEM has also now confirmed the existence of the second-gen and heavily-redesigned Pixel Stand, although it is not available to pre-order at present. It is projected to cost US$79 when it does, whereas the "Google 30W USB-C power charger" can be reserved for US$25, or $35 with a cable.