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October 28, 2018

The best Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL accessories so far

by John_A

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL is finally here, and our review shows that it’s a hit. If you’re among those getting one, you might want to start thinking about the best accessories to pair with your new phone. Some of the best available accessories including the new Google Pixel Stand or USB-C Pixel earbuds available exclusively through the Google Store — convenient when you’re pre-ordering your phone — but the best cases and value can be found in the highlighted third-party accessories.

Wirelessly charge in style

Google Pixel Stand


The Google Pixel Stand is more than a wireless charging stand — it’s designed by Google to turn your phone into a bedside alarm clock that does more thanks to Google Assistant. You’ll also be able to enjoy a slideshow of your best photos as your phone charges.

$79 at Google Store

More power!

Google 18W USB-C Power Adapter


For the fastest wired charging times, you’re going to need Google’s 18W USB-C Power Adapter. You may already own a couple of these beauties if you’ve owned previous Pixel phones, but if not, it’s always great to have a spare kicking around.

$35 at Google Store

Backup buds

Google Pixel USB-C earbuds


A less ambitious, wired version of the Pixel Buds, these USB-C earbuds let you control Google Assistant and access notifications and more without breaking your stride to look at your Pixel 3. You get a pair included with the phone, but for this price, you may want a backup pair!

$30 at Google Store

All-in for Google

Google Fabric Case


Google introduced its fabric cases last year with the Pixel 2 series and it’s bringing it back for another round with the Pixel 3. There are multiple fabric designs to choose from, each with its one distinct look. These cases are on the pricey side, but they’re well, well worth it.

$40 at Google Store

Thin protector

Spigen Thin Fit


The Spigen Thin Fit case is a perfect choice if you want to keep your Pixel 3 looking nice without adding too much bulk. This minimalist case offers good protection against regular wear and tear, and should defend against an accidental drop — but keep in mind the top and bottom front edges exposed. Also available for the Pixel 3 XL.

$12 at Amazon

Clearly a good choice

Spigen Liquid Crystal


For those who love to show off their new phones without compromising on protection, the Spigen Liquid Crystal clear case is a go-to option. This case delivers added protection where it matters most — the edges and corners of the phone — without adding too much extra bulk. Also available for the Pixel 3 XL.

$12 at Amazon

Sleek and rugged

Ringke Onyx


What’s not to love about this case’s design? Ringke offers this slim one-piece TPU case that looks great and includes a lanyard hole for those requiring extra peace of mind. Affordably priced and designed to protect your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL.

$9 at Amazon

Carry less in your pockets

Bellroy Leather Phone Wallet


Bellroy’s premium leather case features four card slots — two on the front cover, and two more hidden between the case and the back of your phone. Made from environmentally certified leather and available in five beautiful colors, this one is expensive but the best option for those who want a genuine leather case for the smaller Pixel 3. Also available for the Pixel 3 XL for $10 more.

$89 at Bellroy

Charge on the go

Belkin USB-C Car Charger


Available in your choice of a hardwired USB-C cable that includes a second USB-A port or a single USB-C port. This car charger is offered in the Google Store for $35 — but you can get it for $10 less on Amazon. Trusted by Google and backed by a Belkin equipment warranty.

$27 at Amazon

Protect that screen

Mr Shield Tempered Glass Screen Protector 3-pack


Google sells a $45 premium tempered glass screen protector through it’s store, but we’ll hedge our bets and also recommend this 3-pack of tempered glass screen protectors. With a lifetime replacement warranty and this price, how can you lose? Also available for the Pixel 3 XL.

$7 at Amazon

Made for Google

InvisibleShield glass+ visionguard


This is that Google-approved premium screen protector — the InvisibleShield glass+ visionguard from Zagg. It’s designed to cover the entire display with cuts around the front-facing speakers at the top and bottom of the display, and is designed to filter out some blue light to protect your eyes. Zagg backs its products with a Worry-Free Warranty for as long as you own our phone. Also available for the Pixel 3 XL

$45 at Zagg

Pop it and watch it

PopSocket Collapsible Grip & Stand


Pop a PopSocket on the back of your Pixel 3 and you’ll always have a sure grip when snapping a wide-angle selfie. Made with aluminum for durability, a pop socket folds down to just 6mm on the back of your phone and is quick to pop out as a stand to watch a video. Available in multiple colors and styles, but beware of knock-off products.

$15 at Amazon

We’ll be sure to update this list with more verified awesomeness as the weeks roll on and the phones start to get into more people’s hands. If protection is your main concern you should pick out a case and order a tempered glass screen protector now so that you’re ready for daily use and abuse from day one.

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