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Google announces new charging accessories for Pixel fans who might now really need them

The Pixel Stand 2. (Source: Google)
The Pixel Stand 2. (Source: Google)
The latest Google charging accessories can charge your new Pixel 6-series device at up to 30W, if not for free. The Pixel Stand 2 can go at up to 23 watts (W), whereas the latest wired charger from the Mountain View giant supports the USB-PD 20V/1.5A standard. However, neither are free, not even with a new phone.

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.

Buy a Spigen 30 type-C power brick for around the same price for more imminent delivery on Amazon

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-19 (Update: 2021-10-19)