18 October 2018
Apart from launching an array of hardware devices (all of them accurately and abundantly leaked already) like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones, Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub, Google has announced new accessories like the new Pixel Stand, Pixel Buds, and Pixel cases. These accessories are designed to enhance the overall Pixel experience or give a more personalized look to the device.
This wireless charging stand dubbed as Pixel Stand can charge your Pixel phone or any Q1 enabled smartphone in portrait or landscape mode. It is a USB-C powered dock that lets you access the web, listen to music, and access notifications easily with the help of Google Assistant.
It is designed to be placed on the nightstand next to the bed as a device that can do all the smart functions like providing weather, traffic, and calendar info, as well as a daily alarm that reacts according to the sunlight.
While listening to Music on your Pixel 3 smartphone, the Pixel Stand shows the album covers and can display photos from Google photos converting your device to a Digital Photo Frame. It also integrates your device with Nest Hello video doorbell, if you have one and lets you see who’s at the door while the phone is docked.
Google has announced wired Pixel Buds with Type C connection. These earbuds are first wired USB-C earphones that are Google Assistant compatible and will come bundled with the retail unit of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Apart from offering rich audio quality, but also allow the Google Assistant read notifications, give in-ear directions, and provide real-time translation through Google Translate, optimized for Pixel users, the company claims.
Google has also announced the new Pixel cases that can be customized as per the users’ choice. These cases are Qi wireless charger compatible and include the special fabric cases that come in the new color this year.