The Google Pixel Stand utilises Google Assistant to make your phone useful even when it’s charging and out of your hands.
What we expect from a wireless charger is fairly limited – that they charge our smartphones. But, have you ever tried using your phone while it’s plugged into a charging? Well, let me tell you it’s frustrating. Google Pixel Stand solves that problem by allowing you to use your phone while your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL phone is charging. Isn’t that great?
The Pixel Stand wirelessly charges your Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, both in the portrait and landscape mode. The dock is powered by USB-C, supports fast charging and can charge any phone with compatible wireless technology (Qi), but personalised Google features only work with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL.
The Pixel Stand has a minimalistic design with a flat circular base and an oval stand to support the phone. The 10W charger has a rigid line at the bottom on the base to secure the phone from slipping and falling off.
The Pixel Stand comes only in white colour, which makes it quite easy to go with most of the home decors, but, on the other hand, it’s a dirt magnet, which means frequent cleaning. There is also an LED at the bottom, which indicates that the phone is charging.
As mentioned earlier, the Pixel Stand has a minimalistic design which may make it look just like any other wireless charging, but don’t let the appearance fool you, for Google has packed in some new ideas, making Google Assistant even more useful. Through the Pixel Stand, you can quite easily receive notifications, listen to music and access the web – with the help of the Google Assistant, of course – while your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is charging.
Once docked in, the Pixel Stand automatically adjusts the phone’s UI.
Google has designed the Pixel Stand to be a go-to device for Pixel 3 owners, providing weather, traffic and calendar info, as well as a special alarm that mimics sunlight.
Users can see their favourite artists' album covers on display while listening to the music. Everything can be synced through Google Assistant, so the voice assistant is easily accessible with only a ‘Hey Google’ command. The phone also transforms itself into a digital photo frame utilising Google Photos, allowing you to sit-back and relive your favourite moments with family and friends.
Google Pixel Stand redefines wireless charging and is designed in such a way that it encourages you to put your phone on the Stand, for it doesn’t make your phone useless as it charges.
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