Google unveiled the 2nd gen Pixel Stand alongside the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro last month. Although the smartphones are currently available to buy, this Google-branded wireless charger was left out. That changes today, with the company opening pre-orders for the 2nd Gen Pixel Stand through its online store.
However, if you pre-order one of these wireless chargers now, you will have to wait for around a month to get it delivered. But this is your best bet if you’re seeking a first-party wireless charger for the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro. It brings a ton of features to the table, including a built-in cooling fan for heat dissipation. The 2nd gen Pixel Stand also offers two charging coils, allowing users to charge their Pixel 6/6 Pro or the Pixel Buds.
The 2nd gen Pixel Stand will set you back by $79 and include a 1.5m USB Type-C to Type-C cable, plus a 30W wall adapter (USB PD 3.0 + PPS). The new wireless charger also offers three charging modes, namely – Optimized, Max, and Quiet. The Pixel 6 can draw 21W from the new Pixel Stand, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro can recharge at 23W.
Customers who pre-order the 2nd gen Pixel Stand now will only get it by mid-December
The new Pixel Stand has a curved back and is available in a white/mint color variant. However, initial reports said that the accessory would be available in Rock Candy and Fog colors. The wireless charger uses TPU and polycarbonate in its construction. Moreover, Google claims it uses around 39% recycled material.
Users who pre-order the 2nd gen Pixel Stand in the U.S. using the fastest shipping method have an estimated delivery timeline of December 14 – 15. Customers in the UK are witnessing a similar timeline, as per 9to5Google (via).
Google updated the Pixel Stand app last month in preparation for the new wireless charger’s arrival. Though there are several third-party wireless chargers compatible with the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, customers would always prefer a first-party accessory. The 2nd gen Pixel Stand should work as advertised, and we hope the elusive second color variant pops up soon.
According to a recent report, the Pixel 6 Pro uses significantly more battery power in 60Hz mode than in 120Hz. Since this is quite unusual for a modern-day smartphone, it’s likely that Google is already working on a fix.