Smartphones can help us do a lot of multi-tasking making our lives better everyday. That being said, if you truly want to make the most of your Google Pixel 2 phone, you should consider buying a few accessories. These accessories are not only compact and user-friendly but they may also come in handy in situations when you need them the most.
We have made a list of the 5 most useful accessories for Google Pixel 2, ranging from Pixel 2 cases, chargers to VR Headsets and a few others.
1. Daydream View
Daydream View, Google’s take on a high-end virtual reality headset, is essentially a glorified, head-mounted sleeve. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Once you’ve situated the headset on your face, placed your Pixel in the designated holster, and pulled tight the adjustable straps, you’ll be transported to Google’s digital Daydream world. You use the included motion remote to navigate through menus and embark on virtual reality experiences, which include 360-degree videos from apps like YouTube and Hulu, games, and there’s a lot more content on the Google Play Store. Even better? You’ll forget you’re wearing the Daydream View. Its breathable, soft fabric, hand-washable material is among the most comfortable we’ve tested.
2. Google Clips Camera
The Google Clips camera is unique and doesn’t work like a GoPro or other cameras that look the same. It’s perfect for capturing big moments, or little moments, all intelligently. This camera uses the power of Google Machine learning and AI and knows when to take photos or record videos. Sit it in your home and it learns your habits and starts taking photos or video of exciting moments.
It sounds a little scary, but Google claims none of the information it captures gets saved. Everything the Clips camera captures is instantly available to view in Google Photos on a computer, laptop, tablet, or of course the Pixel 2.
Google Clips doesn’t use an internet connection at all. All the machine learning and intelligent capturing of photos happen on the device. Pair it to the Pixel and enjoy!
There’s perhaps no easier way to beam YouTube videos, movies, TV shows, photos, music, and even games from your Pixel to the big screen than Google’s Chromecast. The little dongle, which plugs into any HDMI-compatible projector, TV, or computer monitor that has the ports to accommodate it, connects to your Wi-Fi router, and there’s not much more to it than that. That’s sort of the point, though — casting is as easy as tapping the Chromecast icon in any of the thousands of apps, menus, and settings screens that support it.
4. Google Pixel Buds
A brand new product this year is the Google Pixel Buds. Loud, proud, completely wireless earbuds with the power of the Google Assistant at your fingertips.
Similar to Apple’s Earpods, only with a cord so you don’t lose them. The Pixel Buds are in-ear headphones with a premium braided cable, carry case that doubles as a charger, and a great way to listen to music. Especially because Google ditched the headphone jack.
Press and hold the right earbud to launch the Google Assistant, and do things hands-free while your phone is in a pocket or purse. All while listening to finely-tuned music. They get about 5 hours of battery life per charge, and the carry case offers multiple charges at a time. Then charge the case and earbuds at the same time when you need to.
5. Neketech Google Pixel Car Charger
If you spend a lot of time driving between work/school/the kids’ soccer practice and home, you’ll want a quality car charger to juice up your Pixel between stops. Nekteck makes one of the best we’ve tried. It’s fully compatible with the Pixel’s rapid charging tech, meaning it’ll supply up to seven hours of battery life after 15 minutes of charging. As an added bonus, it works with other USB-C devices, including Apple’s 12-inch MacBook and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus.