Google has joined the likes of Apple and Samsung and has stopped shipping a charger with Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. And if you do not have a compatible USB-C charger, it's quite a bummer. Thankfully, there are many third-party chargers to juice up the Google Pixel 6 Pro fast.
The Amazon Basics charger is a simple and affordable solution to charge your Pixel 6 Pro. It's a single port charger and can output up to 30W when paired with a compatible cable. It's based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) and is much small and compact than its conventional counterparts.
This small form factor makes it ideal for travel. The prongs are foldable, ensuring that they do not end up scratching your laptop and earphones when inside bags.
Thanks to its portability and affordable price tag, this Amazon Basics charger has received many positive reviews.
The Spigen ArcStation Pro is a 45W charger apt for your Pixel 6 Pro and your laptop (like the MacBook Air). It's a GaN charger, which translates into a compact form factor. At the same time, GaN chargers are known to maintain their cool compared to their silicone counterparts.
Another advantage is that Spigen ships a USB-C to USB-C cable and the charger. This helps lower your costs if you do not already have a compatible cable.
The Spigen ArcStation Pro is almost the same bracket as the Google charger. But here, you get the advantage of a quality charging cable without paying extra.
Another USB-C charger that can effectively charge both your Pixel phone, laptop, and tablet is the one by Anker. Like its counterparts above, the Anker Nano II is small, making it a good travel companion. For the record, it's a GaN charger.
It has a solid build and will last you a long time. And several users have backed this claim.
However, Anker doesn't ship a USB-C to USB-C cable with this charger. Naturally, it adds to the cost.
If you are looking for a budget wireless charger for your Pixel 6 Pro, the Yootech Wireless Charger is a good buy. This 10W charger is shaped like a hockey puck and doesn't occupy much real estate. At the same time, the flatbed ensures that your phone won't slip off at the drop of a hat.
It's a 10W charger. However, if you have a secondary iPhone, it will charge 7.5W. It comes with the bells & whistles like protection against high-voltage and overcharging. However, there's a slight catch. You will have to pair this wireless charger with a Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 adapter. On the upside, the company ships a charging cable with the charger.
It's a popular wireless charger on Amazon and has many reviews to its credit. Users love its portability, easy-to-use nature, and affordable price tag.
The Google Pixel Stand (2nd Gen) is the one for you if you do not mind spending on a wireless charger. Unlike the one above, it's a vertical charger. It does the dual job of refueling it and propping it up simultaneously. The latter makes it convenient for you to see the phone notifications easily.
It's a fairly heavy-duty charger and stays anchored to the desk. More importantly, it can supply the needed 23W for the Pixel 6 Pro. Plus, Google also ships a heavy-duty (30W) wall adapter.
The Pixel Stand is a Qi charger and can fuel other Qi-compatible devices. However, the power dips to 15W.
Another advantage of the Pixel Stand is turning your phone into a Nest hub. If your smart home is already on the Google-Nest ecosystem, this is a plus.
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If you have a USB-C compatible laptop or tablet, it's best to invest in a charger with slightly high wattage. This arrangement removes the hassle of carrying two chargers, thereby saving space on your laptop bag.
So, which one of these will you buy?
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