Over the past years, a lot of smartphone manufacturers started considering wireless charging and we must admit that it’s a pretty cool feature! After all, everything you have to do, in order to refill your battery, is to place your phone on a charging pad and wait until it’s back to 100%. Not to mention the extremely cool applications of this technology, like night stands with integrated charging pads and so on!
Keeping it short: yeah, it’s pretty cool, but some high end smartphones, like the Google Pixel, for example, still don’t have it. However, there’s no reason to panic, since you can easily add wireless charging to the pixel, using a couple of accessories. And believe us, it takes just a few minutes to set up the whole thing!
Curious about how it’s done? We bet! Let’s see how it’s done.
As mentioned above, you need two things in order to enable this type of charging on your Google Pixel: a wireless charging receiver and a Qi charging pad. After exploring a bit, we found just what you need to enable wireless charing on Google Pixel phones.
Basically, this is a universal Qi wireless charging receiver patch, designed for any smartphone that has a USB Type-C port. In order to make it work, you simply connect it to your phone and stick it to the back of the phone.
Yes, it looks weird, contrasting with the phone’s design, but as long as you have a case on your phone, nobody will notice it. However, it might be a bit difficult to charge it if you have a rugged and thick case, so please consider this!
The charging receiver is scratch resistant, otherwise, being made of high quality plastic, and rocks a slim design, so most cases will fit your Pixel perfectly with this thing between them.
Note: According to the manufacturer, the receiver will partly cover the fingerprint sensor of your Google Pixel. On the other side, if you’re planning to use it with a Google Pixel XL, there shouldn’t be any problems.
Ok, now for the second part of the magic trick, you’ll need a charging pad. There are a lot of universal models out there, but this model, from Koolpad, seems just fine, looking very good and available at a great price.
It works with any Qi-enabled device, no matter we’re talking about an adapter or an embedded chip. Also, thanks to the charging distance of 8mm, it supports charging with most non-metallic phone cases on the market. As for the power source, you can use any charger, between 500 and 2100mAh, with USB port.
What we really like about it is that audible signal, sent in case the phone is placed incorrectly. Pretty cool, huh? Just put your Pixel on the pad and let it charge.
And yeah, this is pretty much how you bring wireless charging to your Google Pixel. The method is not complicated at all and it’s definitely very practical, since you can completely forget about charging cables!
What are your thoughts on this? Would you use these two accessories for your Google Pixel? Let us know, by dropping a few lines in the comments section below.