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u/Gallifrasian · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I’ve seen some posts asking about the Spidgen Full Cover Glass tR Slim. I'll try to answer some questions today.

Rating: 9.5/10


  • I've used Spidgen protectors before and they always feel great. This one is no different. I've never had one crack on me, but I also take care of my phone.
  • Front coverage is really well done.
  • Slim, like the name implies.
  • Glossy- fingerprint magnet like all screen protectors, but easy to clean.
  • Reflectiveness is about the same as without the glass. On deep angles, you can see a slight fog of white due to not being adhered to the screen completely, which I think is absolutely fine because why are you looking at your phone like that anyway?
  • If you run your knuckle across with some slight pressure, you can see some temporary ripple rainbow effect on the pressured area. It goes away after some time, but it can be noticeable with the screen off or with a black background. Again, this is due to the screen part not being adhered. This is the first time I've used a glass protector with only the sides having adhesive, so I'm not sure how this will effect it in the future. However, I don't think it's going to be an issue.
  • You can tell in the pictures that the outside edges aren't completely covered but it's actually a good thing in my opinion. I use a case with it and if it didn't have that clearance, many cases (at least the ones I own) wouldn't fit or would screw with the glass cover and lift it up. Also, without the case it has a nice white trim since I got the black front with my Silver Pixel (looks really cool btw).

    The reason I gave it 9.5 instead of 10 is because of the inside coverage not being 100% accurate (See album). The top and bottom of the screen is perfectly fine and I understand the cutouts needing a little bit of extra space (camera/infrared sensor), but the left and right side of the screen are not completely covered. I heard that the other brands actually cover it a bit too much, while Spidgen's actually is a tiny bit short (preferable, but not ideal).

    That's it for the glass protector. Here's some bonus pics of some skins:

    Slickwrap's Hemp Skin

    DBrand's Concrete Skin
    Note: I cut out the Hemp sensor area because I had trouble with my Concrete skin before where it would interfere with the laser focus.


    Spidgen Full Coverage:

    The case I used for the Glass pictures (Also love it):

    Spidgen Liquid Crystal Case:

u/IronedShirts · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Yes-- Keep checking this a few times a day until the model you want doesn't say "Out of Stock"

I love this phone. It's really nice. Using the Google site above, I paid $649 for the phone, $120 extra to make it "pixel XL" and $100 extra to make it 128GB. I didn't pay the extra $100 for the extended warranty, because I bought this case and this case and plan to keep it super safe. All in all it was about $924 with tax.

Using the standard free shipping Google provided, I got my phone in two days. Some people who got their phone through Verizon have been waiting several months at this point.

I also got my Daydream View VR headset last night, and I spent about 5 hours on it having a blast. It is amazing all you can do. The only issue I (and everyone else) has is that after about an hour the phone says "Please remove your phone so it can cool off" and then you realize your phone feels like a piece of molten lava. AKA, it gets very hot after about an hour of VR use. But you simply put in on a table and after maybe 6 minutes it's fine again for another hour.

Please let me know what questions you have about this phone.

u/Gee_Golly · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I have these on my Pixel 2 (non-XL), but they are available for the 2XL as well:

Screen protector:

^ It's not glass, but I'm really liking it. Once it dries and settles after install, it's practically invisible. It's really difficult to tell it's even on since it's hard to see the edges of it. Super smooth and does not distort the image and is case friendly.


^ I originally bought a Ringke Fusion but found that it was holding smudges and oils from my hand. So even if I washed my hands, once I picked the case back up, I'd get oily hands or vice versa. This matte finish case is really nice from Diztronic. Provides a nice grip yet it's not bulky at all.

u/SerdaJ · 4 pointsr/GooglePixel

Here are some accessories I use and love.


[6' long USB A to C]( PowerLine+ USB-C to USB 3.0 cable (6ft), High Durability, for USB Type-C Devices Including the new MacBook, ChromeBook Pixel, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nokia N1 Tablet, OnePlus 2 and More

[6' long USB C to C cable]( PowerLine+ C to C 2.0 cable (6ft), High Durability, for USB Type-C Devices Including the new MacBook, ChromeBook Pixel, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, OnePlus 2 and More


[5 port (1 C and 4 A) charger]( USB Type-C 40W 5-Port USB Wall Charger, PowerPort 5 for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More

That 5 port charger has been amazing. It is routinely use to charge a combination of my daughter's tablet, my Pixel, my wife's iPhone 7 Plus, my Xbox One Controller, mine and my wife's Kindles, and random devices from visitors with no problem. It has charged tablet and both phones simultaneously without any issue and at a very normal rate. I also use my OEM wall charger in the bedroom and the OEM Nexus 6P charger for travel.


[Caseology Paralac]( Pixel Case, Caseology [Parallax Series] Modern Slim Geometric Design [Black] [Textured Grip] for Google Pixel (2016) This is my work case ( I work 7 days on and 7 days off so I use it every other week) and feels and looks great but isn't as thin as I'd prefer. I generally prefer no case or just a dBrand skin.

This is my home/out and about case. [The Spigen Ultra Hybrid clear.]( Ultra Hybrid Google Pixel Case with Air Cushion Technology and Hybrid Drop Protection for Google Pixel 2016 - Crystal Clear

Honorable mention if you want the thinnest case (note: This case won't fit over a dBrand skin.) [Niilken Nature series. ]( Pixel Case, Nillkin Nature Series Clear Soft TPU Case Back Cover [Ultra Thin] [Slim Fit] for Google Pixel - Grey

I also found these [Yootech glass screen protectors]( Pixel Screen Protector [5.0"] [2-Pack] [Update Version],Yootech Google Pixel Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Google Pixel to be more than good enough but they cover screen only and not full front (supposedly due to the subtle curvature of the fines edge).

Of course you can never go wrong with a nice dBrand skin for that finishing touch.

Hope this helps.

u/rckymtnrfc · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

My wife and I have been using this magnetic car mount from Wizgear. They also have a vent mounted model

I was originally against them as I didn't want to stick the metal plate on the back of my phone but since I'm using a case to protect my's hidden.

I really like how easy it is to just touch my phone to the mount and it stays there. Since we are both using the same setup, we can mount either phone in either car. I liked this so much, I picked up a couple of these desktop stands. I've got one on my desk at work and at home. I like having my phone elevated off the desk.

A bonus use with the desktop stand, they have some decent weight and I'm able to use them with my 10.1" tablet (in landscape) without them tipping over.

Edit: Darn it! I didn't realize the desktop stand was available in a gloss black vs the chrome.

Edit 2: You keep a 2nd phone mount in your car for passengers? I've never heard of anyone doing that.

u/DIGGYReddit · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I came from a Nexus 5 rooted on 4.4.4KK vanilla with some tweaks, which is almost as ancient sans the LTE (yes I'm still using it as a backup phone/random gaming phone at home). Here's what I've learned.

Case - I'm using a Spigen Rugged Armor, surpsingly it's thinner (despite it's name) than the Ultra Hybrid that's so popular. It is a bit tacky with the fake CF at the bottom, but the phone has just the right amount of grip, and buttons/ports are all working as intended. Can't complain about the price.

Screen Pro - although everyone has their choices, at least in Canada we don't get a good price on so from the CaseBase 2-in-1 is the best for full coverage (only cutouts for the earpiece speaker and prox sensor) for the money

The swiping down from the fingerprint sensor on the back is actually quite easy to do, even with a case on. Definitely easier than trying to get to the top to swipe down one-handed (at least the way I hold my phone).

SystemUITuner - Enable battery % - Waiting on NRT, but WugFresh's Pixel XL was lost in shipment, so it's going to be a while till we get it.

Turn on the notification light (yes, there's one hidden in the earpiece speaker grill). Settings --> Notifications --> Gear Icon --> Pulse notification light

If you care about e-mail, make sure to enable gMail to have unrestricted background data access. I found when the phone was "sleeping" e-mails weren't being pushed so a notification could wake the phone and notify me. Settings --> Apps --> Gmail --> Data Usage. This also works for any other apps you want to be able to use data while the phone is in doze.

u/omicron_IL · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

So.... I, too, hate cases on phones but I'm SUPER prone to dropping my phone.

Enter the Spigen case.

You can thank me for this one later... I use this on my Pixel and it is awesome. Super lightweight but protects the phone from screen-down drops. I've dropped my Pixel at least a dozen times now and it's got nary a dent on it.

u/Porgey365 · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

Hey everyone. I just recently got the amFilm curved TGSP. So far I like it. It does have a dot matrix, but it's only visible if you look for it. I would never notice it otherwise. I have no touch sensitivity issues either. The TGSP works great with my Fabric case as well! It was super easy to apply. I do have a small rainbow effect, but I've been seeing that if you give it a day or two, it goes away, so I will update with that. I feel comfortable recommending this, especially for the price. Here's a link.

Edit: rainbow effect is already gone less than an hour in. If you hold your phone at an angle under light with this TGSP on, you can see the dot matrix but I'm not too bothered by it. This is more personal preference though so take it with a grain of salt!

u/etn8127 · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

I've got a Diztronic TPU Matte case and I love it. Just one caveat: If you search, me and a few other users have experienced a slight flaw in the case where the top of the phone isn't quite as snug as the rest. I've had mine replace once, and the new one is better but not completely fixed. It's not a deal breaker - I'll still recommend the case but wanted to let you know. They did make this statement to me via e-mail earlier:

>We had our design team investigate and it looks like the "click" will be a common issue with this case that is not fixable at this point in time. What we have decided to offer is free returns for customers who wish to return the case. If you'd like to return for a refund, let me know and we can get that started for you.

I'm not sure if this is just the Pixel XL (like I have) or the regular Pixel as well.

u/Handsdowndopestdope · 9 pointsr/GooglePixel

I really like tempered glass screen protectors. Swiping and doing any gestures on them, to me, feels a lot better than those film ones and they are very easy to put on. Protection is pretty solid too. When I had my iPhone 6s I had one of the Zagg ones with a lifetime warranty. I close my car door on my phone and it somehow survived. The tempered glass screen was definitely destroyed, but it saved the screen.

Check out the Yootech ones. It seems those are the best reviewed ones of the bunch. I think the reason why so many have bad reviews is because the glass protector is smaller than the glass screen. What is also nice is they're pretty cheap, and come in a two pack

u/gilbertsmith · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I bought these:
Screen protector

Had them since Oct 2017 and still going great. Case is tight, not stretched. I cracked one screen protector with my keys and bought another.

Only issue I've had with the screen protector is it doesn't adhere to the screen, it just sticks around the edge.. so I get dust under it occasionally. But, it's also easy to pull off (intentionally mind you) and clean, so you can re-apply it and it works great again. Looks great.

u/jc_cr · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I've been using this case for a year now

Google Pixel Case, Maxboost mSnap Thin Cases [Perfect Fit] [Black] EXTREME Smooth Surface with Anti-Slip Matte Coating for Excellent Grip Hard Protective PC Covers For Google Pixel 2016

It's a little fragile around the edges, mine has gotten a crack at the corner joint, but it fits perfectly and has worked pretty well. Just don't get in the habit of popping it on and off a lot and it's fine

u/vxcta · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Pixel 3 XL cases on Amazon & w/ Amazon Prime for $15<

u/BlackholeDevice · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

At the very least. I would recommend a grip case. I love my XL and all, but it's a bit too slippery. I bought for mine (the XL version, of course). I'm loving it. It's TPU, so it's flexible, yet semi-rigid. It adds almost nothing to the size of the phone and it grips pretty well.

u/t-poke · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I had a Spigen tempered glass screen protector on my Pixel XL, and absolutely loved it. It only had adhesive around the edges, but if it was dot matrix, you wouldn't know it. Or maybe it wasn't dot matrix, I don't know, but I couldn't even tell I had a screen protector on.

I have not found anything similar for the 2XL. I have the Amfilm one on now, and it's not bad, but the dot matrix is clearly visible and I think touch sensitivity has suffered a bit. I am disappointed to see that Spigen doesn't have anything for the 2XL. Based on what I've read, it seems the Amfilm is the best TGSP out of all the mediocre options, but I would love a TGSP just like the Spigen one I had. Anyone know if Spigen has plans to make one, or if there's another one that is very similar?

u/manoman042 · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

I've always used Diztronic cases from my Nexus 4 and 5, now purchased one for my Pixel, will let you guys know how it is, but I'm pretty positive it will perform flawlessly like how it did with my prior phones. Numerous of drops and impacts to the device and not one issue.

They also introduced couple new colours too

u/Vincen44 · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

I know this horse has been beat dead, but after scouring different threads and articles I'm still a little confused. For context, I just ordered myself a Pixel XL tonight (hype!) and in preparation I've been researching charging solutions. I'm aware of the amazing list Nathan K. and Venson Leung have for different cables, however I'm not 100% on what I'm looking out for. What am I looking for in power adapters? I know the pixel xl is "rated for 18w" charging, but is that the max before I damage something or maximum efficiency? Am I only worried about wattage? (Of course, P=IV. I know the basics but I know it can get complicated) I know the cable is equally important, but what about adapters? I have a whole bunch of (stock) Samsung charging adapters and cables (5V/2A - Micro USB) lying around and was hoping I could use a MicroUSB to USB-C adapter like this to make use of them. Is this feasible?

Any help is greatly appreciated. I hope this is support-y enough for this thread, otherwise I can make a seperate post about this.

p.s. I've also read throug the "More info on chargers by / u/ Nathan-k" linked in the side bar but it didn't quite clear up my confusion.

u/tontoj · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I gave up on the tempered glass options and went with a film one I had on my Galaxy S7 and liked. I went with the IQShield LiquidSkin and it's a great fit. It's much better with finger prints compared to the power support junk too.

u/Vettro88 · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I really like Maxboost case. Super thin, snug fit and not slippery (especially after a week or so). Also not too grippy when trying to get it out of your pocket. The buttons seem hard to press at first but got use to it really quickly and prefer to push the actual buttons if it means the case can be thinner. I dropped my phone on tile the other day face down and the raised edge protected the phone beautifully.

u/somanyfountains · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I hate cases and liked the bear motion on my 6p, but the cutout for the Lazer camera sensor was too small and every tiny speck of dust that got in there interfered with the focus. Finally found a case I like to replace the bear motion :

LOL at my inception pic

Here's the case in amazon :

It's a bit slippery but has a really nice feel and is minimal with button cutouts, I can't stand cases covering buttons.

u/poopnuts · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Which one do you think is the "grippiest"? I've tried all of the ones I've listed below but they're all just not very grippy. If I angle my open hand at all, it starts to slip. I never had that issued with the Ringke Slim on my iPhone 5S. I like the super low profile of the Suensan and Bear Motion but none of them feel grippy to me. The Bear Motion has the most grip but even that one is underwhelming.


Bear Motion

Suensan Pc Slim Ultra Thin

Yaker Black TPU

u/Bruce_Wayne8887 · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I tried this one on amazon. The Amfilm Tempered Glass 3 pack. Its full adhesive and is pretty good.

u/ph0b0z · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Last time i was to a Saturn haven't seen any Pixel accessories, maybe just call first? But if there's nothing in the online store.. I think you're out of luck. :)

Free (as in: I have Amazon Prime) same day delivery is applicable to this case, which i can recommend (apart from it being a bit ugly..):

u/bbarber4 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I'm loving this Spigen Rugged case so far. Very easy to pop on/off and it looks great

u/gotamd · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I just got a clear protector (case friendly) from IQ Shield, and it's great. I tried a matte protector (full screen coverage) first, but I didn't have the patience to do the edges and ended up going with this one.

The protector itself is still larger than the actual display area and the borders work great with the Spigen Thin Fit case (I got it because of the cutout for a magnetic mount plate) which I'm also using. It's not a tempered glass protector, so you do get that plastic-y feel and small amount of the orange peel look, but that's just a fact of life with the wet-apply, plastic protectors.

u/pvito · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I have four different types of cases but my favorite by far is the Bear Motion Ultra Slim Case I have it in red and it looks great on my black Pixel. The red looks kinda pink on amazon but it is just red.

Also have the Spigen Rugged Armor for when I think I may need a bit more protection.

u/WheninRome · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I have the amFilm TGSP for my 2 XL.

It was good at first. Adhesive only on the edges. Dot matrix pattern. I noticed no rainbow effect like the Spigen ones had for the Pixel 1's.

Today, I notice there's a hair between the screen and protector. Seems it slipped in through the adhesive.

I went to their store and saw that they have a version with stronger adhesive, so I contacted them and am awaiting feedback.

If the TGSP is the same, but has stronger adhesive, then it's a win in my book.

u/TechKingAmongUs · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Zagg Glass is probably one of the better ones even though they're expensive. There are cheaper alternatives on Amazon, however, dust creeps in after a few weeks of use and you do get a little bit of the rainbow/ oil effect when the screen is off. Least with Zagg, you get a lifetime replacement if you keep breaking the protector.

Check out Whitestone Dome for the Pixel 2 XL too. Pricey, but looks like it solves all of the curved screen problems everyone runs into from time to time.

Personally, I have and it works great with cases (X-Level Guardian and Spigen Rugged Armor). I do have the two issues I mentioned above, but so far it really hasn't bothered me all that much yet.

u/choose_the_rice · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I love my black Maxboost case. It's pretty thin and looks badass with my Quite Black. When I had an iPhone it was also my favorite brand of case.

I even bought and returned one of the $40 Google cases with the map print. It just didn't look as good as the really cheap Maxboost.

u/newone757 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I don't like the bear motion because it leaves the top and bottom wide open. I got the Max boost Msnap and love it. It's super thin, phone almost feels naked

u/Papa-Smurph · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

[This one from amFilm]
( is great. It was easy to install and comes with a great warranty.

u/themagpieswarble · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I've heard that the screen really only scratches if you happen to put it in a pocket with some grains of sand in there. Scratch tests on YouTube show you have to really go to town on it with stuff beyond keys to make it scratch.. but sand is just brutal for every screen.

I went with the Diztronic for my Pixel:

The Pixel is coming on Thursday so can't speak to it yet. But I wanted just a slim minimalistic case. Judging by the reviews, it seems like this case has nailed the covered buttons. Still super clicky and responsive despite being partially covered.

I'm going to try the screen protector. If it looks bad, I'll probably just go naked screen and hope for the best.

u/Baron_Von_Wasteland · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

This caseology one

And I should add it's been amazing. I pinched it in between the sliding door of a van and it saved my pixel. Even the glass screen protector I had saved my actual screen. I've dropped it on the corner so many times as well and this case has been rock solid.

u/ChevyNexus · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I'm on my 2nd Spigen and it seems to be very prone to scratches. It covers the phone extremely well fitment (sp?) wise but it seems a little on the fragile side. I just ordered the IntelliArmor so I'll see how that one works out. I'm in the united states and picked it up for like 12 bucks. Worth a shot.

u/aelron · 14 pointsr/GooglePixel

I really like the slim case by Diztronic. The protection aspect is probably better in the Spigen, but it's still pretty good and you have some color choices.

u/azpleasant · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Yes. I have the Spigen tough armor and it fits perfectly. Dust collects just like any glass screen protector. This has a good amount of adhesive. I used amfilm glass protector previously with my Nintendo Switch so I knew the company was reputable.

u/the_flying_pussyfoot · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I've got an updated Tempered Glass from amFilm with much better adhesive. In my post history you can see me trash the version one and tried new ones.

If you have a Version 1, send them an email via Amazon and they sent a replacement.

It's much better. There's sometimes a "rainbow" oil streak depending if there's moisture and humidity in the air which couldn't be helped due to no adhesive on the clear glass it self. So far, I am very satisfied. Better adhesive and no popping sound from poor adhesive. If you want to give this one a try, I would recommend it with the updated version.

Note: it's a dot matrix design and the dots are visible if the screen is off or tilted in an angle to the light.

u/cryospam · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Best screen protectors I could find when I bought them were definitely these.
They seem to get the least hateful reviews, and they fit in an otterbox just fine with no modification.

u/tankzar · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Looks promising! I picked up this Bear Motion case off Amazon and really ended up liking it. Has a sandstone finish like the OnePlus One and it's as thin as the Spigen Thin fit cases. Only gripe is that it doesn't cover the top or bottom chin.

u/Hugeloser · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Google Pixel 2 XL fabric case in carbon

I wanted to love this case. My problems with it are it's super slick, doesn't seem to offer much drop protection, and it's hard to pull down notifications with the fingerprint scanner. Also the screen protector sticks out past the lip of the case. I'm not clumsy by any means but I think the average person drops their phone at least a few times over the lifespan of it. I'll probably be returning it in a week or so once I decide on a more durable case. Aesthetically it's great, practically not so much 2.5/5

The amFilm TGSP with updated adhesive is a really good. I saw the shitty reviews on the original one but so far 0 complaints with the updated one. 4/5

u/TTwoTerror · 5 pointsr/GooglePixel

These cases actually have a sandstone feel to the back similar to the Oneplus One. I had one of these for one of my devices and absolutely loved it.



The point of these slim cases in my opinion is to protect from scratches from in your pocket or sliding across a table rather than dents and dings that you'd get if you dropped the device. I'd recommend this from personal use. It is slim, protective, and aesthetically pleasing.



If you're looking for a quality slim case as per reviews. I'd suggest looking at this case.



EDIT: Added more cases.

u/Aceblast135 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I have the Spigen Rugged Armor Case and man I love this case. The design is superb and it's very grippy. I know this phone won't be slipping out of my hands.

No kickstand though, but it is a great case.

u/thehashrocket · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I've got the regular sized version of this case and so far I've been ok. But yeah, it's the exact same case, just smaller. I'll be keeping an eye out for that slot to make sure it stays clean. Thank you for the heads up!

u/aicss · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Glad to help! I was looking for a new case as well and was going to order a live case until I saw that article. Ended up going with this one instead. I'm glad you were at least able to get a refund on the case.

u/kopitar_ · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I bought this USB C PD Battery for my Switch but have found it great for my pixel as well. No issue so far other than weight/bulk but it lets me play pokemon go all i want.

u/Zarthol · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I am a big fan of Anker products. I've bought portable battery packs from them, cables, adapters, without issue.

Here is a usb-c to usb-c cable:

Here is a usb micro to usb-c adapter:

Here is a great car charger that supports fast charging and other usb types:

I've bought all 3 of these products and had no issues (been a few months now). The usb micro to usb-c is nice because now you can re-use all of those cables from your old phone you have laying around.

u/throwawaysysadmin456 · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have the Anker-branded ones, which have been reviewed by Benson Leung:

They work great. They're a little more expensive, but Anker is generally high quality and has good support.

u/clabern · 7 pointsr/GooglePixel

I love my Maxboost case.

Here's a few pics of it on my Pixel. It's very thin, fits well, and has great coverage. There's a small lip over the front to protect the screen. The bottom doesn't have jagged edges to hurt my pinky with the phone is resting on it, and it has a nice "soft touch" finish. It isn't super grippy, but miles better than slick plastic or the metal on the naked phone.

u/toriitelini · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Google Pixel Case, Maxboost mSnap Thin Cases [Perfect Fit] [Black] EXTREME Smooth Surface with Anti-Slip Matte Coating for Excellent Grip Hard Protective PC Covers For Google Pixel 2016

This is the one I have. Really thin, fits well, protects everything. I really like it

u/Rabid_Walrus741 · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I highly recommend a screen protector, there's one from spigen that just came out and I really like the look of and it covers the entire screen. Best part is, right now it's only $9 as compared to $30

Spigen Full Cover Glass Google Pixel Screen Protector with Tempered Glass for Google Pixel - Quite Black

u/wutsdasqrtofdisapt · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I recently bought this charger and am really happy with it. I get rapid charging in the car which is usually when I need it most. Definitely recommend it.

u/satmandu · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

Ideally you want a device with USB-C Power Delivery support so you get faster charging.

This newest device from Anker, the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W PD Portable Charger, should work for that:

Granted it is more expensive.

When I was in the market several months ago I bought the Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C model:

FYI if you need a standalone brick charger as opposed to a power bank, this model appears to work, as per this Nathan K mentioned analysis:

The Anker PowerPort Speed 1 Revision 2 (model number AK-A2014112)

u/zackiv31 · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

If you have a Quite Black Pixel this Maxboost mSnap thin case looks phenomenal on it. I have one and it matches the quite black color perfectly. It's also extremely slim and has great grip after ~1 week of use.

u/schaumwaffle · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

This Spigen Tempered Glass protector is the one I'm currently using on my black pixel. I've used 2 others since I've had this phone and this is by far the best. I really don't even notice it most of the time and it makes the bezels a darker black which looks really good. It is a little expensive for just one protector but it went on extremely easily and I think it is much worth it for the quality.

u/rextraverse · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

Any of the four brands I mentioned should be fine. (I'm sure there are others, both those are the four I have experience with)

Just make sure whatever battery pack you buy supports USB-PD (for rapid charging) with a USB-C in/out, like this RavPower model

u/bombsolomon · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

If you have any extra micro USB cables handy, I'd recommend using a micro to C adapter like these. Been using one in my car and it's been working really great.

u/suey22 · 22 pointsr/GooglePixel

Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD (newest model)

Best power brick I've ever had. Charges everything I own at full speed. Main reason I got this one was to charge my Switch.

Pros: It comes with a sweet Type-C wall charger.

Cons: It's pretty big.

u/bosox284 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Thanks for the information, I almost just purchased this. I have an FR-S as well ('14). I'm having difficulty finding information on the significance of IF certification. Any idea if this one would be any better? What is the significance of having the certification?

u/forthelol · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

IMO, you're better off buying a power bank as opposed to a case for cross-device compatibility. The battery cases for the Pixel has been a hit-or-miss, and they're going to run you about 40-50 each, whereas something like the Anker Powercore+ 20k will run you $66 or the 26k will run you $83. Neither will be as portable as the case itself obviously, but it lets you charge multiple devices at the same time, supports rapid charging with USB C, and can be used with other USB C devices like later generation Thinkpads, the new Macbook, and of course the Pixel

u/Maflin18 · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Cannot recommend this screen protector enough:

Love this case, might not be what you're looking for, but it's cheap and a great option:

u/desai827 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

For the standard Pixel, I recommend the Spigen Rugger Rugged Armor (this is what I have) and for the Pixel XL, I recommend the Spigen Neo Hybrid

Personally, I've used Spigen cases for a while now and they've always served me well. I'd have opted for the Neo Hybrid for my Pixel is they made it, unfortunately, they don't. That being said, I'm very happy with the Rugged Armor case.

u/Takachsin · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

That's awesome, I'm still waiting on my Pixel to get to me. I do have a N5x and when I upgraded I just got these. They work well and it was way easier than rewiring the USB I had to in my car for Android Auto.

u/bcantana · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

This may be a tad too thick for your liking, but being a "case hopper" I try a lot of cases and I think this one will be staying on my Pixel XL for a while:

Caseology Parallax:

I also have a Rhinoshield bumper which I like but I wanted to try something a little slimmer around the edges.

I also put some GT5000 grip tape around the edges to improve the grip. I am finding myself putting this on all my cases these days.

Parallax with grip enhancement:

u/neuromonkey · 0 pointsr/GooglePixel

Seems like the perfect place to ask!

As /u/afjeep says, the Spigen gets good mentions.

I can definitely recommend that you NOT get the Zerolemon. It doesn't fit the curve at the edge of the screen, and leaves an 1/8" "halo" of un-adhered protector. It hasn't caused me any problems, but it isn't a good design.

I've never seen a fingerprint sensor protector. I don't think it's a capacitance sensor, and I suspect that it might not function if covered. I'll go cover mine with Saran Wrap and see if it works...

EDIT: Wow! It works! I'm amazed! It reads my fingerprint and swipes through a single layer of plastic wrap. It correctly rejected my other fingers, but responded to the ones I'd previously stored. When a little piece of the plastic folded over and created a bit of second layer, it stopped working. So. One layer good, two layers bad.

u/kis897 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

amFilms screen protectors are finally out on Amazon. I got the non tempered glass film one and it's great. Waiting for the tempered glass to get here 😁

Glass -

NOT Glass -

u/tacomaprime · 4 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have this one

I like that it makes it so the phone doesn't slide around on surfaces. Seems to work great so far. I had one on my previous phone as well and that's why I got it a second time.

u/NatoBoram · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

The Incipro does look charming.

I'm not so fan of the clear case.

The Diztronic, well... The logo on the side is a huge turn-off for me.

It seems like Body Glove Mobile doesn't offer Pixel cases online, hm.

u/ParrotofDoom · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I got this one:

Works perfectly. Looks like a quality item, arrives in a very nice box, all shiny, no mould marks.

u/bluezp · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I love my Oreo Pixel XL! Slapped this on my white/silver Pixel XL as soon as I got it :)

u/goldiesmith7 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I have a lumsing one that I like. It is 10,000mAh.
Lumsing USB C External Battery Pack 10050 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank USB-C Battery Charger Type C Charging Block for nexus 6p iPhone Samsung and

The thing I kind of like about the Lumsing is that it has 2 inputs. So if I'm carrying the correct cords, it can be charged quickly. The anker below, and an older version of that size Anker have been awesome for conferences and Disney but take a long time to charge. If you only need to charge one device, the one above is probably fine. If you want to be able to charge your phone and a tablet also, the bigger one is probably better. And the reason I have 2 options instead of 1.

And this Anker one:
Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C, Ultra-High Capacity Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh External Battery, 6A Output Type-C Port for Macbook, Nexus, Ninte

u/Wolf_Fluffer · 4 pointsr/GooglePixel

I use the Nekteck 5.4A USB-C Car Charge(4019006) which I highly recommend. It's a Benson approved USB-C car charger and has a standard USB A port as well. Amusingly enough it seems to charge my phone faster than the stock Google pixel charger though this hasn't been tested.

u/Umbristopheles · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I specifically bought this case to increase grip and it does very well without really adding bulk. A bonus is I put one of those metal plates on the inside of it and I can now use magnetic mounts in my car.

u/notrichardparker · 7 pointsr/GooglePixel

This one is awesome. Expensive, but I use it all the time. I had an amazon gift card so I just pulled the trigger on it.

u/blacklightburns_ · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have this one and a few of my friends have also bought it due to recommendation, we all love it:

u/snotbot3000 · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I just got this AFTER dropping my pixel, minimal damage but this would have helped so much. Really nice case, not slippery and looks and feels better in person.

u/TechSupportTime · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I have the Cimo case. I had the same style (matte black, minimalistic yet protective) on my iphone 5s for the last three years. Also I use the Yootech screen protector. It covers the screen rather than the whole display to avoic bubbling, but it's the best one available right now.

u/LordHaplo · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Good luck to you - I went with the IQ Shield - works decently but do have 2 tiny bubbles near front facing camera. Not bad though as they don't really bother me. At about $8 it was worth.

u/cantrek · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have a Rav Power pack that has 20100mAH. It's not the newest model, but it's been going strong for thousands of miles of travel for 2.5 years now. It has two regular USB ports too (one quick charge) so I can charge multiple devices at once. The extra power is great for road trips because I can go multiple days between charges (handy if you forget it in the car when you check into a hotel).

u/Hopalicious · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

That charger looks great. I chose to keep my existing charging cables and use a micro USB to USB C adapter. This is what I bought.

Between the charger that comes with the Pixel and the coverter cable I have all the dedicated USB C cables I need. I use the converters for my car and my office.

u/Berzerker7 · 8 pointsr/GooglePixel

"USB-PD" is a USB spec for fast charging, Power Delivery.

The Pixel 2 (XL) support up to 18W charging over USB-PD, 9V/2A, but also support regular USB-C charging at 15W, 5V/3A.

27W USB-PD charging, 9V/3A, is not supported on the Pixel 2/XL.

The 15W Belkin charger is a little expensive for what it is. I'd get this over it, it's also USB-IF certified, and supports 5V/3A charging over USB-C.

u/IHateTomatoes · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Not tempered but I've got this one and really like it.
I've never done a wet install before so I thought for sure I'd fuck it up...there'd be bubbles or dust trapped underneath it. But the instruction video was really good and miraculously I got it on perfect on the first try.

The texture is nice...more on the rubbery side but its smooth. Doesn't leave fingerprints or streaks very noticeably.

u/LAZER-RAGER · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Links to the Anker PDs for the lazy:

10,000 mAh ($45.99)

20,100 mAh ($99.99)

26,800 mAh ($129.99)

I personally have the 10,000 mAh for my Pixel 2 XL. My phone already lasts all day with my current usage and this battery bank can charge it almost three times over while still being small enough to fit in my pocket. It comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, and the battery itself can also be charged via your everyday phone charger. PD means it's capable of fast charging (verified by the "charging rapidly" notification on my lockscreen. I used it to camp at Paradiso this year (two-day music festival) and it was perfect.

The other two are overkill, but they seem handy for charging all your friends' devices and laptops on week-long trips.

u/junkimchi · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Here is the one for the normal pixel:

Would just like to state that I am not affiliated with Diztronic in any way. I just really liked their case for the Galaxy Nexus back in the day so I decided to try this one out. A note that the XL version is a bit loose at the top. Left them a 3 star review too lol.

u/szol · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

You really can't go wrong with any of them. I have the Rugged Armor, but I've heard good things about the Neo Hybrid as well.

u/lsf87 · 5 pointsr/GooglePixel (it's on Amazon US as well). Charges rapidly and looks pretty good :). Has a type c cable built in which clicks in well and doesn't fall out. I have my dash cam plugged into the standard usb slot and it will power that and charge the phone at the same time (I use Google maps for navigation).

u/dranani · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

dont know if you are still looking or not but I have this Bear Motion case and I love it. Doesn't offer much protection though

u/Gone24 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I got this one before it went out of stock



I will let ya'll know if its any good once I receive the phone!


EDIT: Just like u/tweetibird mentioned the edges are not sticking on this screen protector..Over all its not that bad tho and I barely notice it

u/puppyyawn · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I bought two but have only installed IQ Shield. I was doubtful about IQ shield but it's damn near perfect. It's not a tempered glass but feels really smooth, I'm not sure you'd know the difference. When/if you install their instructions and if you still have a few bubble areas, let it cure over should work those out and look great afterwards. Mine looked yucky at first but the next day, wow. The other one I bought is tempered but not sure if I'll even need to put it on. Here are the two links.....

u/Chezzabe · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I been using Spigen for many years and always would recommend them.

Another Redditer suggested
this one for a glass screen protector for the 3XL. I love it so much I bought a 2nd back up package.

u/kbtech · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I like the Razer one, the best I have used till now compared to the Pixel, Essential, Sony adapters.

Razer Phone USB-C to 3.5MM Adapter Cable - Headphone Jack Cable Adapter

u/freshbeatsinc · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I'd recommend this guy for a screen protector (Spigen Full Cover Glass):

It's one of the only ones that covers the entire screen and doesn't have any halo or rainbow effects. There are some negative reviews on amazon, but I have it and can only assume that they must not have applied it correctly.

For a case I got the Case by Google silicon case (grey). Not the most protective, but I think it's pretty great. I tried out an Otterbox Commuter and an Incipio Dualpro, but I found they were just too bulky. Only issue with the Google case is that it's stupidly expensive for what it is. I grabbed mine on sale though.

u/etsai · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Here's the case. I love it so far. What type of pictures in particular would you like?

u/danvalour · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I recommend using your current magnetic micro-usb cable and getting this USBC adapter:

It's not quite what you're looking for, but it will be safe to use.

Apparently USB-C is a dramatically more complicated design, and easier for a bad cable to create a problem that could fry your device. Call me paranoid, but I'm only using Google's cables and the previously mentioned adapter until the market develops a little more. For example:

"A good cable uses a deep-draw extrusion method that produces a Type C plug that is a single piece of metal and does not have a visible seam on one side of the plug," said Tim North, a senior product manager at Monoprice (which recently had a cable approved by Leung). A folded and stamped connector, North explained, is usually made of zinc tin alloy which is easily broken and may not handle the cable's power requirements."

u/timeinreddit · 6 pointsr/GooglePixel

Haven't been able to find any?

I searched Google 2 seconds and found one.

W/ 2 day shipping free/available (for me it even shows free next day)

And if you contact Google support, they even said they would refund my credit card the cost of getting elsewhere due to their shortage.

u/Subieworx · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Most minimalistic case I have found yet. Got it today and love it so far. Very thin and adds a ton of grip. Fits very well.

u/Jedimonk · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I've been using the RAVPower 20100 (link) for a little over half a year now and it's been excellent. You can also fast charge it via USB-C, which is nice.

u/truexchill · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

This is the one I have that has the black edges. There's also a version with white edges. Some people complain about air bubbles in the middle, but I believe they were just applied poorly. I put mine on, waited 20 minutes, and decided to pull it off to adjust it. Fit perfectly with no bubbles.

u/nycska · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I've got this Maxboost mSnap and it's pretty sleek compared to my Caseology, which I use every day for the extra protection.

I tied a small quick release lanyard to the mSnap and attach it inside my ski jacket. Still fits nicely with that loop through there.

u/JayKayne · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Yeah that's the only thing holding me back is they haven't reviewed it. But the reviews are great and I haven't heard any issues.

u/xaitmi · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Awesome just ordered one in Canada
Also just got a spigen neo hybrid case as well

u/Trixter313 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I had the same issue and ended up settling with a non glass protector, until I looked on Amazon again and found this one:

It's my first adhesive around the sides only protector and was surprisingly easy to install. Micro dust specks don't matter anymore because there's no adhesive on the clear parts. The only issue I had was one time I dropped my phone and the screen protector just popped off. I stuck it back on but there was visible dust underneath it from the ground. Contacted support and they sent a new one out.

u/anonymous-bot · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Spigen makes a good TGSP for the OG Pixels.

Spigen Google Pixel XL Screen Protector Case Friendly / Tempered Glass / 9H Hardness for Google Pixel - Black

u/emailrob · 8 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have this one (well, the slightly older model) and it's been great so far. Works on my Switch without killing it.

u/hufflepuffinthebuff · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I've bought multiple of these tempered glass screen protectors on Amazon and use them along with a phone case. The screen still has the same feel and responsiveness.

They hold up really well against cracking during everyday use and normal drops and falls. The only minor problem I've had is that dust can occasionally work its way under the protector, leaving tiny little spots (but that's on a phone that is constantly in a very dusty environment). I dropped my phone screen side down on dirt/gravel and accidentally stepped on it. The screen protector shattered of course, but my phone was perfectly fine with not a scratch on the actual screen.

Edit: link to the correct phone model

u/cookiethrow · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I'm rocking this guy. It's my pet peeve when a case adds a lip around the front face - I like it to be as flush as possible.

This case has a textured, Teflon-feeling material. It's not very grippy, but it also is pretty resistant to finger grease. It already has a some signs of wear & tear after just a few weeks, so I may be in the market again for a super-minimal case.

u/olassayi · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Actually it's not diztronic case

Google Pixel Case, Maxboost mSnap Thin Cases [Perfect Fit] [Black] EXTREME Smooth Surface with Anti-Slip Matte Coating for Excellent Grip Hard Protect

u/SchwoopBoob · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I would definitely go with a Spigen screen protector if you're going to go with one. It covers the whole screen, and also works with the Caseology Parallax. I have the same case, with the Spigen screen protector here's my setup: the screen had a bubble but it's normal and went away in a few days. I've gotta say it's been my favorite screen protector I've had. Here's the screen protector:

u/tolga7t · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I had micro USB cables all around (in my car, backpack, by my bed, by my computer, and at work) and I just bought a couple of these:

Seems too good to be true. Am I not taking full advantage of USB-C tech?

u/jmartin72 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I know this is an old thread, and probably won't help the OP, but I just got this

plus this

to charge the power pack, and I love them both. I have a personal phone and a work phone. I can charge both of them three times with this bad boy before it needs charged. Plus with the wall charger, I can charge the battery pack in a little over 4 hours.

u/thehuynher · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

Yeah, I just use my USB A to C cable when I need to connect to my PC. It helps to have a few adapters laying around until USB C becomes more common.

Oddly enough, the mobo USB C port works flawlessly with my Xiaomi Piston 3 earbuds + USB C to 3.5 mm dongle.

u/Arkiteck · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Easily Googleable but here are 2 of my favs:

u/go3dprintyourself · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Spigen Rugged Armor Google Pixel XL Case with Resilient Shock Absorption and Carbon Fiber Design for Google Pixel XL 2016 - Black

Tried a few this is the best no joke. Good protection and the power button has texture.

u/mbay16 · 5 pointsr/GooglePixel

I second the Spigen rugged armor case. Was recommended to me, and it's a case that is snug, protective, and very good looking. You shouldn't have trouble putting a screen protector on with it either.


u/hackitfast · 6 pointsr/GooglePixel

The included Google Pixel 2 adapter is utter garbage. It might have a nice small form factor but the sound quality is really crappy.

I bought a Razer USB-C to 3.5MM adapter and it's working substantially better. Huge boost in sound quality, no connection issues, and the build quality of the adapter itself has braided cables and an aluminum body to house the DAC.

Go for this instead, don't bank on Google to make you a quality product. You won't get it.

u/TrylessDoer · 9 pointsr/GooglePixel

If you want one that works with your case:

Ideally the Griffin TGSP or the intelliArmor HD TGSP, but both are sold out right now. They're well cut out, have adhesive all over the screen protector, seemingly high quality, and work well with cases.

The amFilm TGSP is what I went with temporarily. The updated adhesive one sticks just fine, and it doesn't collide with the case at all while still covering the screen.
Provides solid enough protection, and it's not really noticeable that there is adhesive only on the edges. The dot matrix on it does suck, but isn't that noticeable while looking at the phone straight on.

A lot of others I've read are poorly cut out, have poor adhesive, or/and are very difficult to put on. Not problems with the amFilm at least, though I'd still prefer full screen adhesive & no dot matrix.

3D TGSPs are good if you don't expect to use them with a case. They do cover the edges of the screen better, though I don't feel unprotected in any way with a flat TGSP & a case. If you try to use a 3D TGSP with a case, the case edges might apply pressure to the edges of the 3D TGSP, making the screen protector come off or break prematurely.

For anyone curious about liquid screen protectors: they are fine for scratches, but unlike the TGSPs, they won't absorb impact as well in the case of a fall. This makes the screen more susceptible to cracking than if you were using a TGSP, so stick to those IMO.

u/e_x_i_t · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I've been using this case for the past year and it has been holding up pretty well.

u/Slowmyke · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Do you have a screen protector currently that is causing the halo? I just installed this one and it seems alright so far. $8.99 for a 3pk of tempered glass. Looking around on Amazon, everything seemed to be only ok rated, so i just went for it on this one.

u/Scarzio · 14 pointsr/GooglePixel

I actually have two, one I carry with me day to day, and another that I leave in my laptop/Switch bag.

One I carry in my bag - USB C Power Bank RAVPower 20100 Portable Charger, it's got a huge capacity and works with other USB C devices.

My everyday carry - Type-C / USB-C Input & Output Lumsing QC 3.0 13400 mAh, This one is much smaller than the one above and very pocket friendly. but still has a really nice capacity for multiple charges.

Edit: Forgot to mention that the RavPower one occasionally goes on sale for about $35 which is what I got mine for.

u/markmittens · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

IQ shield liquid plastic it may be the same one you are using. I don't like the idea of dropping my phone and having it cracked either,but the screen looks nicer is more responsive and smoother. It's quite a bit to give up.

u/dcdevito · 4 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have an amFilm screen protector. I love it.

Google Pixel 2 XL Screen Protector Glass, amFilm Google Pixel 2 XL Tempered Glass Screen Protector 3D Curved with Dot Matrix for Google Pixel 2 XL 0.3mm (1-Pack) [UPDATED ADHESIVE VERSION]

u/MEECAH · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Parallax by Caseology

I have this case and really like it. My only complaint is that some of the larger 3.5mm headphone cables don't quite fit through the headphone jack cutout, otherwise it's awesome.

u/ExternalUserError · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I have this one: Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C, Ultra-High Capacity Premium Portable Charger, 20100mAh External Battery, 6A Output Type-C Port for Macbook, Nexus 6P/5X & PowerIQ for iPhone, iPad, Samsung & more

It. Is. Beefy.

I guess technically it fits ("fits") in a pocket. Sort of. But it sort of looks like you're carrying a brick around. Forgot any "happy to see me" jokes, because, well, it bulges all the way up to the edge of my Levi's pockets.

Having said that, it carries a ton of charge. I can use it to fully charge my Pixel and it barely notices. My friends use it. It's a party. Power to spare makes you a hero. Unfortunately it can't push the 45W my Thinkpad wants to charge and work at the same time, but it will charge my laptop when it's off.

USB C works both directions. The only hiccup there is, you have to turn on the battery before plugging in your phone for it to properly negotiate who charges whom.

I dig it. ... When I'm gone for a full day or I'm traveling and I've got a messenger bag anyway. But it's way overkill for just throwing in your pocket for a quick pick-me-up at 7pm. Assuming it even fits in your pockets.

u/lostlandscapes · 5 pointsr/GooglePixel

I got this guy and it's been great: Nekteck USB-IF Certified USB Type C Car Charger with PD 45W & USB-A 12W Built-in USB-C Cable for Macbook 12-inch/ Pro 2016, Google Pixel 2/ Pixel/ Pixel XL Galaxy Note 8/ S8/ S8 Plus More

u/whitak3r · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Is it better than this one?

It's just under 2 dollars less and I've always seen that Anker one recommended. Anyone compared these?

u/baldthumbtack · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I've been using this for the past year:

I got it on sale for $60 but it would still be well worth it at the listed price.

The USB-C port will activate rapid charge on the Nexus and Pixel. Note that if you plug a USB-C cord into it without powering it on, whatever is plugged into it will actually charge the pack. To charge your phone, activate output first, then plug the cable into the phone.

u/FFevo · 5 pointsr/GooglePixel

This one from Anker is amazing. It's probably a little larger than you need, but it has USB Type-C PD so it will charge your Pixel just as fast as the stock charger.

I recently just took a couple trips and this charger was a lifesaver. One trip has a mishap with the hotel that ended with 4 dudes in one outlets were scarce. This battery kept my Pixel XL and Zenwatch 3 charged all weekend and ended with 60 or 70% remaining.

u/GuyYouKnowFrmNowhere · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Yeah, It was the rugged armor case for me that caused the issue. Spigen refuses to admit its a problem and won't redesign it. I'm using a case from Caseology now and my autofocus is perfect.

u/rockcanada · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Why would you spend $15 on a $800 phone. So many videos of cheap knock off and even the big names don't follow spec including Anker. Don't be cheap and just buy a Google charger.

Benson approved USB Type C Car charger, Nekteck 5.4A USB-C Car Charger Adapter with Integrated Built-in Type-C 3.1 Cord for Google Pixel/ Pixel XL Galaxy Note 8/ S8/ S8 Plus More, Black - Straight Cable

u/itjjti · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Dropped mine half dozen or more times with rugged, including a screen down drop on flat surface, no damage. Lip is prob 1.5 mm. Rugged may or may not save a really awkward or catastrophic drop, but it is a good looking case without to much bulk. Look at this screen protector if you go rugged. It's not perfect but about the best to pair with rugged from what i can tell.

Came from s5 with neo hybrid and like rugged better than neo as plastic ring on neo broke after drop

u/RndmRanger · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

Second. I'm very happy with mine.
Google Pixel 2 XL Screen Protector Glass, amFilm Google Pixel 2 XL Tempered Glass Screen Protector 3D Curved with Dot Matrix for Google Pixel 2 XL 0.3

u/bycdiaz · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

I got this one and I'm really happy with it.

u/nuke_twidget · 5 pointsr/GooglePixel

I purchased the RAVPower 26800 PD and the [Anker Type-C 30W Charger] ( to go along with it. It's supposed to be delivered today, so I'll let you know how it goes. I'm going to be on the road for the better part of a month and wanted something that would not only charge my Pixel, but my wife's phone and our camera as well.

u/bravoavocado · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

My phone is a tool these days and I am boring.

128GB Black Pixel in a thin black shell and no screen protector. I stuck a metal plate inside the case so I can slap it on my car mount.

Stock Pixel Launcher; not even rooted. I VPN to my home network at all times and route DNS through my Pi-Hole for ad-blocking.

For years, starting with my Nexus S, I used to flash firmware daily, swap between kernels just as frequently, custom themes, KLWP, blah, blah, blah. I'm a busy dude now. I have 3 kids and a very demanding IT career. I have other tech toys to play with, but my phone just needs to work, every minute of every day. The Pixel does and I love it.

u/wgn_luv · 5 pointsr/GooglePixel

Nekteck charger supports PD standard and charges upto 45W depending on the device. Bonus is that it's USB IF certified and reasonably priced.

u/bimmerb0ii · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Lots of USB C battery packs out there, but "PROPERLY"tested USB C compliant battery packs are hard to find. I bought this one before having a USB C device, and luckily it is compliant (but not perfect) as per Nathan K's review.

u/KevinMCombes · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I've used two generations of RAVPower power banks. Currently using this one:

I like it because in addition to USB-C (in and out through the same, single port) it accepts and pumps out Qualcomm Quick Charge. I have several Qualcomm quick chargers, and I have a secondary phone that charges via that standard as well.

u/firepixel · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

Well then I'm doomed, I clean my phone on my pant leg sometimes, lol. I think I'll try this protector, good reviews. I've heard of glass protectors cracking easily, if it does this will be plan B. Anyone try the fabric case?

u/dennerdygay · 5 pointsr/GooglePixel

This one is amazing. I charge it once a week.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W...

u/scloutkst2889 · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Also, I highly recommend pairing the phone with the caseology parallax case and spigen full coverage screen protector. The spigen goes edge to edge and doesn't cutoff any of the lcd. Have not experienced any lifting or rainbowing due to the 2.5d glass design on the pixel. Also the screen protector goes right up to the edge of the case and leaves virtually no gap.

Google Pixel XL Case, Caseology [Parallax Series] Modern Slim Geometric Design [Black] [Textured Grip] for Google Pixel XL (2016)
Spigen Google Pixel XL Screen Protector Tempered Glass / Full Coverage / 9H Hardness / Case Friendly for Google Pixel - Black

u/Namika · -11 pointsr/GooglePixel

I think it can charge 70% in 15 minutes... but not with the stock charger.

With the stock charger I get very close to 1% per minute (and it says Charging Rapidly). I'm fine with that, as 50% charged in under an hour is really quite nice.

However the other day on a road trip o charged my phone with my external USB battery power pack. You'd think a portable battery would charge slower than directly plugging it into the wall adaptor, but on this battery it charged twice as fast. I went from 10% to 100% in under an hour.

Roughly speaking, the stock adapter charged it at 1% per minute and I got 2% per minute with the portable battery. But to get "70% charged in 15 minutes" like the ad claims, you'd have to charge at over 4% per minute. That seems insane, and is way higher than anything I've seen so far. Maybe in a few months some super amped up chargers will come out?

u/LucasJLeCompte · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I go the IQ shield. It comes on with this liquid applicator and the didnt really bubble. It doesnt go all the way to the edge of the screen, BUT it leaves a nice gap so that you can put a case on the phone. So it covers all the usable screen.

u/jonjennings · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

If you're just getting the plain Pixel then my experience is that you'll get the same charging performance from a good quality USB charger as you will from the USB-C charger in the box.

So, assuming this isn't your first Android phone, you've probably got a couple of chargers and cables around already.

For now, buy a pair of microUSB->USB-C convertors (eg and use them with cables & chargers you've already got.

(I suggest this because I found the battery life to be good enough that I no longer need chargers in all the places I used to)

Once you've worked out where you need to charge the most, replace those adaptor-cable-combinations with new full length "USB to USB-C" cables.

u/ADubs62 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Spigen Rugged Armor I'm a huge fan of this case it's really the only case I've ever used on any phone that I don't feel a compulsive need to strip off.

I also don't have a screen protector and despite having a fairly rough job at times I only have a few very minor superficial scratches that I can only see with the screen off, a freshly cleaned screen and the light hitting it just right.

u/arnham · 0 pointsr/GooglePixel

Qualcomm quick charge 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 chargers will never charge a pixel rapidly as it uses the USB-C Power Delivery instead of the proprietary qualcomm quick charge. That applies whether it's a traditional AC charger or an external battery. It's falling back to standard charging rates as it should.

You would need something like this that supports the USB-PD standard for it to charge rapidly.

u/Duraz0rz · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Here's a really slim case that barely adds any weight or thickness, but gives the phone some much needed texture and http in the back. I bought this after seeing some people mention it on here and it's the exact thing I look for in a case. Not any impact protection at all, but covers enough to protect from scratches and scuffs.

u/RxBrad · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

This has worked really well for me...

Spigen Rugged Armor Google Pixel XL Case with Resilient Shock Absorption and Carbon Fiber Design for Google Pixel XL 2016 - Black

EDIT: Removed the referral code the Android app automatically added (not sure exactly sure what the code does, but....)

u/henry_dorsett__case · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have a Bear Motion slim case on my Pixel that leaves the buttons exposed, and provides a fantastic texture.

u/Z______ · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

There's also the slightly smaller sibling at 20100 mAh. Only 1 USB C port, but you charge it through that or the micro USB port that supports QC3.0

u/Accuratus · 8 pointsr/GooglePixel

The Spigen Rugged Armor Case is a solid choice imo. (not clear though)

u/Kuga27 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Bought this set. Hasn't been delivered yet, but I have their Switch glass protector and it works well.