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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 584 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good charger, but didn't deliver on much else

    Posted
    Robert
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    I bought this charger because I wanted to take advantage of the Google Assistant features that are enabled when used with a Pixel 3. In particular, I was hoping to get an easier way to see weather in the morning, and to use the gradual lighting as an alarm. Setup was a snap, and the charger is certainly quick for wireless. That, however, is about the most positive comment I can make. When sitting on the charger, Google Assistant took over a few things on my phone that I didn't like. I ended up with icons on my Always On Display that bugged me. When I opened the phone, Google Assistant was there asking what I needed. What do I need? I need to use my phone; let me get on with it! I ended up disabling most of what the charger enables to be happy with how my phone functioned on the charger. The gradual lighting alarm was...decent. It wasn't anything earth-shattering. Had I really appreciated it, however, I also could have bought this thing called a clock instead of a thousand dollars worth of phone and charger. I imagine that there are good use cases for this charger and the Google Assistant features that it enables. For me, however, it became intrusive in some ways. The speed of charging was great, but I felt that it did not deliver in ways worth the money I paid. I ended up returning it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    fulfills its basic functions

    Posted
    Samuel
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    This stand-up wireless charger does a great job at that - a wireless charger for the Pixel 3 that props your phone up, showing you either the time or a slideshow of pictures that you have designated it to show. Beyond that, I wouldn't say this is worth the $80 retail price tag, but I got mine as an open box return and it may be worth it for the price I paid. The problems I have with it are not so much with the product itself, but with the response the Pixel 3 (I have the XL) has when placed on it. The assistant, while a top of the line mobile AI, really struggles to have any decent responses, either wanting me to start my good morning routine at 2am (sorry I stay up late) or making it almost impossible to set up a good night routine because the options available are hidden behind voice only commands. Basically, the product itself is great, but if you're getting it because it will enhance the way your assistant works within your home ecosystem, maybe just skip it. I believe it's meant to turn your phone into one of those Google Home Hubs or whatever, but when those are often priced only $40 more, you should just buy that a different wireless charger and you have the same thing but more than twice the functionality. While I do not regret my purchase, my recommendation score of no is simply because this seems like a fully fledged product with a half-baked companion product, which happens to be the AI of a $1000 smart phone. If you really want to have a wireless charger stand that's Google branded, then shell out the $80. Otherwise, skip.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent Charging Speed with ThinOptics

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    Jimwi
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    I have a ThinOptics plastic pod on the back of my Pixel3. When I first put the phone on the stand it states "Charging Rapidly". After a few minutes of charging rapidly, the message changes to "Charging Slowly". Sometimes it will change back to "Charging Rapidly". This can go back and forth like that until it is fully charged. I've tried it multiple times, sometimes with the glasses in the pod, sometimes with the glasses removed from the pod. Doesn't seem to make a difference. The ThinOptics pod is plastic and the glasses appear to be all plastic except for a thin wire that goes across the nose piece (I read that metal can be an issue with wireless charging). But the stand behaves the same way with or without the glasses in the pod. It may be unfair to take a couple stars away from the Stand because it may be the pod causing the problem, but everything I read before I bought it said it works through cases and the pod is no thicker than a standard case. I have no case on the phone - only the ThinOptics pod. Anyway, I guess I'll keep it - it ends up charging the phone albeit slower than I had expected when I bought it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good at Wireless, Save for a Giant Wall Plug

    Posted
    youngheart80
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    The Pixel stand is a very nice wireless charger for use with the new Pixel 3s we just brought home. I like the soft touch plastic and the very grippy rubber bottom that keeps it in place. The included USB-C cable is of adequate length and I like that I can pop it out of the stand and use is as regular charger for non-wireless USB-C phones/devices - which makes sense as it is exactly the same charger/cable combo that shipped with the phones. The only real issue I don't l like is that the charger is long and sticks out quite a bit from the wall. For a bedside table or shelf where the plug might be hidden this is fine; but I want to use the stand in my kitchen where pop-on / pop-off charging makes more sense, and the wall wart is exactly that - a wart. Since the charger / cable combo was likely selected to save on costs (no need to design a bespoke charger when you've already got something for the phone) I don't really hold it against them. Functionally, the stand works great and a little more fiddling might allow me to find a better place for it in my kitchen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Awful charging but great features

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    Usmc44036
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    Just received my Pixel 3 in total functioning order alongside the pixel fabric case. When my Google stand came in I was impressed with the build quality of the stand. As soon I started the wireless charging I had no issues using the features stated with this product. I would love to give this Google stand 3 maybe 4 stars. But this is by far the worst charging device I've ever came across. Now Google does state the Pixel 3 equipped with the pixel fabric case does charge on this stand and it does but more so it just keeps the phone from draining literally at 8hrs of sleep I saw maybe 15-20% charged improvement when I woke up in the morning I was blown away of how awful the stand charged my phone. I took off my case and imporvement was made 8hrs got me roughly 30-35% still to have to let this phone sit for 24hrs to charge to reach 100% a $80 product is a joke especially coming from Google very dissatisfied with this product mainly due to the low charging capabilities. I will say the Google features on this stand were nice and I did not encounter any issues working my phone on the stand so Google got some stuff right but I bought this stand mainly for wireless charging which I wouldn't even say it does that for an $80 product. Way overpriced!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Pixel 3 XL cases

    Posted
    Larry
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    Considering how much the Google flagship phone costs, it is important to provide as much protection as possible. However, what they don't tell you is that the only case that their Pixel Stand is truly compatible with is their own slim fabric cover. Although the device indicates that it works with most cases, it does not seem to work with all OtterBox Defender cases.. Keep in mind that this is a limitation of the Pixel Stand and not the case as I have been able to charge wireless using many other wireless chargers. It is only the Pixel Stand that does not work. Considering the cost of this wireless charging stand, I would suggest buying two of a higher quality Samsung wireless charging stand for the same price. I have confirmed that those work. Even if you are not planning on keeping your phone in a case or are going to use a case sold by Google, I would still not recommend this product based on the customer service and support. Google's resolution to this problem is to remove the phone from the case before placing it on the Pixel Stand. They also suggested the I buy a case from them directly rather then using the OtterBox Defender case recommended when purchasing m y Google Pixel 3 XL.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best with the Discount for the Pixel 3/3XL Ownerly

    Posted
    Chris
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    I own the Pixel 3XL, and purchased this product at a discount during Black Friday 2018. The Pixel Stand unlocks additional features on the Pixel 3/3XL and allows it to charge wirelessly at quick charge speeds. As a phone stand and wireless charger, it is very well designed with a nice white rubber coating. Unfortunately, it only comes in white, and that may be too limiting for some buyers If you do not own a Pixel 3/3XL, this stand cannot be recommended at all. As of this review, other Andoid phones cannot utilize the Pixel Stand Android features, and other wireless charging phones will not charge at quick charge speeds. At the $80 MSRP price point, to me it is not worth it. They do offer the Pixel quick USB C quick charge brick and USB C to USB C cable which many other wireless charges do not offer, but definitely does not warrant such a high price point considering a family member, friend, or co-worker cannot take advantage of wireless quick charging unless they own a Pixel 3/3XL.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Major flaw: Can't be added as a trusted device!

    Posted
    Bikr
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    The whole point of a stand is so you can access your phone when it's on your desk or nightstand. Unfortunately to do anything useful, you have unlock your phone. Well the fingerprint reader is blocked on the back which means you have to enter your PIN every time. Same goes for using the Assistant, where many tasks require unlocking your phone. Android has the concept of a "trusted device" where you can select a device and make it so your phone remains unlocked when connected to it. For example, a bluetooth headset. But for some crazy reason, you can't add the Pixel Stand—something that would remain in PHYSICAL contact with your phone—as a trusted device!? I hope this is just an oversight by Google, as there's no security reason to NOT allow this. If a wireless bluetooth headset can be a trusted device, so should the Pixel Stand. Oh, and it's way overpriced for what you get. I only bought it when I saw it was on sale for $40…which is about what I think it's worth.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I, really didn't know...

    Posted
    LDaniel
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    I didn't understand why people were all over having wireless charging. I always felt like, it was a big joke, and just another gimmick for people to make money. I was able to purchase two of these stands, one for home and one for work, and decided to give them a try. Holy mother of you know what! These things are amazing. The fact that I can literally put my phone on the stand and walk away, is amazing. I can charge my phone easily and threw the case that I have, a caseology rugged matted finished case found on amazing. or while I'm at work and when I leave my office just pick up my phone without having to worry about unplugging it. It makes charging the phone so much easier. And to be the ability to see the notifications on my phone and my to do list, all together makes it so awesome. Great job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but expensive

    Posted
    Kotor
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    I got this item for free with the purchase of a Google Pixel 3 phone. It performs as a wireless charger flawlessly but I am taking away one star because of the high cost as compared to the cost of the phone itself. Included in the box is the charger and a USB C cable. I am not using the extra features but am simply using it as a wireless charger. This stand functions as a fast charger but only for the Google Pixel 3. Make sure if you are using a case on your phone, that it is rated as compatible with wireless charging. Cases that are too thick can will block the wireless charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes Phone Charging Easy

    Posted
    funits
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    First off, I bought this on Black Friday on sale for 1/2 the normal price. So my review is based on that cost. So far the Pixel Stand is great! It rapidly charges my pixel 3 and makes my phone a google home device at the same time (of course you can configure how your phone behaviors on the stand). The simple upright design makes it pretty inconspicuous. So when it is time to recharge, I just place my phone on the stand. I have a clear case and it still charges rapidly no problem. I guess the real deciding factor is, is it worth it at full price. The biggest reason to get this charging stand is if you own a pixel 3 device, since most other charging stands won't charge the phone rapidly. At half the cost this was a no brainer get purchase, basically because I have a pixel 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love this google stand!

    Posted
    Garret
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    The google stand is great for a lot of things. You can use any wireless charger for the PIXEL 3 or 3XL but this stand allows you to use the new google stand APP on your phone. It will allow you to show pictures, do routines, talk to your assistant, get morning news, etc. This charging is fast and reliable i have not had the stand disconnect from my phone like some of the other stands do if you don't have them perfectly centered. The sleek design and the long cord allows you to place this just about anywhere. I have one for my bedroom side table and one by my computer to keep up with the messages and allow for me to see the screen standing up. This is a convenience item and not a must purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great concept

    Posted
    AlexT
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    This is a great idea by Google, but it just isn't the complete package. There are some bugs. Notification issue, can't get photos to always appear, and gets a bit warm. It's made with nice material so the phone stays in place and the charger won't slide around. It works with most cases. It charges rather fast but I'm not a fan of how warm it gets.. it needs a fan like Samsung's fast wireless chargers. I know Google has had a couple software updates and it has become a bit more stable. It's like have a mini Google home hub.. just a bit pricey imo. I did grab mine on sale but I don't think it's worth $80 when you can grab a Google home or Google home hub for not much more money. I'd still recommend it at a sale price though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient Accessory

    Posted
    Chewybarz
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    The Pixel stand is convenient, and causes your phone to operate in a manner similar to Google's smart displays (e.g. you can have it display a slideshow of professional or your own photos while docked. It also charges much faster than the Qi chargers I've used in the past. The two cons I've noted with limited use are that the battery gets rather warm while charging (I've read Li-Ion batteries don't like being charged while hot, so this could reduce battery life over time if true), and it's a bit pricey for what it is. However, if you catch a sale or really need a wireless charger and you don't plan to constantly use it (because of the heat issue), it's probably worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Jason
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    The pixel stand works great to wirelessly charge my pixel 3 XL. It fits in the stand comfortably and charges it pretty quick. Not quite as quick as just plugging it in but still pretty fast and as an added bonus, and with your consent, it turns your pixel into a Google Home which is convenient if you do not have one already or need another by your bed or desk. The only downside is that you can not use a pop socket because it would sit right where the phone rests on the stand. Overall however, I would recommend this product unless you can not live without your pop socket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good functional charger with minimalist look

    Posted
    ehndee
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    I have a Pixel 3 so I wanted to buy the Google made Pixel Stand to take advantage of the fast wireless charging. It's not as fast as the OEM charger that came with the phone, it's still really good. I think it looks good more than anything - really blends in with my white desk (and my white night stand, I bought 2). I haven't played around with the actual settings and features too much but I do like that it kicks my phone into a 'photo frame' mode when charging. Overall I'm happy with the purchase. Note - I bought this charger when it was half off during BF weekend. Not sure if I'd feel as good about the purchase had I paid the regular $70.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cost and design keep this from being great

    Posted
    Matt
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    For one, the cost of this thing is absurd. I got it half off, which feels right. That aside, the design is a problem because the lip that holds the phone is incredibly shallow. I am using a pixel 3, not even the xl, and in the official case it is way too easy for it to slip off. With the xl the added weight adds to how easy it is to knock off. Lastly, if you use a magnetic mount for your car you can forget about this as the charging will not work through the metal piece used to grip your phone. That is not a flaw of this device, but something to note if you mount your car in that way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Never worked

    Posted
    DrGonzo
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    Stand would never complete the setup process, kept stopping after the second step. It works as a charger but assistant is spotty and photo album unavailable. There is another pathway to device settings I found but it repeatedly says "assistant will be with you in just a sec" and then shuts down. When I chatted with Geek Squad they said take it to the store for replacement - that was their only advice. Of course the store doesn't have one in stock and I hate shipping things back. I'd be happy to change my review if I felt like I was getting any support from Best Buy for this purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Stand - But a little overpriced.

    Posted
    BrianC
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    I purchased the Pixel stand for our new Pixel XL's we got at launch. I waited for black Friday to see if the stand would go on sale and it did. The stand is very well made and charges rapidly (It'll charge from 60% to 100% in 40 min). I was worried about the phone slipping, However the phone stays where you left it. I can't comment on the assistant functions as I don't utilize it, Seems cool. My only gripe would be the price, no way is it worth full retail. If it had never went on sale I would have never purchased. My advice is for google to bring the price down to no more than $50.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best charger I have had.

    Posted
    Cbro
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    This charger is pricey, but I believe worth it. I have only used it with my Google Pixel 3, so I can't speak to how it works with other phones. But it charges very rapidly, and it has worked will all my phone cases. The Google Pixel slideshow feature is also a nice bonus. It takes a few minutes to start working and then will stop here and there. But, overall, it's a really nice feature with the Pixel. And it has worked everytime I've set it on the charger. I'll often catch my husband or kids leaning on the kitchen counter looking at the pictures. Very happy with this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend