Keep your Pixel charged while out on the road. Here are our favorite USB-C car chargers.
Updated May 2017: Added the Belkin USB-C car charger as an option.
We’ve all been there (some of us more than others): You hop in your car ready to rev on the road and then you check your phone — it’s dying at a rapid pace! You’ve barely enough battery life to get to your destination. Well, that’s what car chargers are for, and if you’ve a Google Pixel, this next list should be particularly resonant for you. Here are some of the best car chargers you can buy for your Pixel or Pixel XL.
The Belkin car charger with removable 4-foot USB-C cable is consistently suggested as one of the better car chargers for USB-C compatible devices. Make sure that you purchase the 27-watt version, however, which is capable of delivering enough power to rapidly charge your Pixel or Pixel XL. It can power your tablet and Chromebook in the car, too.
Tronsmart’s car charger with a built-in USB-C cable is easily your best option for keeping your Pixel juiced on the road.
The attached USB-C cable means no need to remember one every time you drive, and the USB Type A port is handy for charging another device at the same time via Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0. Your Pixel will charge quickly and efficiently, thanks to USB 3.1 and its delivery of 5V at 3A.
If you want a car charger that has exactly what you need to keep your Pixel going, check out the Benson-approved Tronsmart 33W dual USB charger.
Pleson’s charger features two USB Type A ports and a USB-C, so you can charge up to three devices at the same time! The USB-C port is USB 3.1, so your Pixel will charge quickly, giving you a significant charge in about a half-hour.
This charger has built-in safeguards so that your Pixel doesn’t fry, with automatic shut-off in case of a power surge, overheating, or an overcurrent.
If you want to charge up your Pixel, as well as a couple other devices while you’re on the go, then check out Pleson’s 3-port charger.
Maxboost’s 35W charger is another to feature a built-in USB-C cable, so you never have to worry about forgetting yours at home. The other USB port is great for any of your Quick Charge 2.0 devices and charges with up to 18W (12V/1.5A, 9V/2A, 5V/2A).
The handiest part of this charger is its muted light-up ring that shines when plugged in. It’s dimmed so as not to distract you while you drive.
This charger comes in black or white, each with a blue LED ring, so you can match it to any color Pixel you have!
Nekteck is yet another charger that features a built-in USB-C charger, so you need only bring your Pixel when you hit the road — no extra cables needed!
The USB-C cable comes in a straight or curled version, which is handy if you happen to tangle your cables pretty often.
Your Pixel will be charged as quickly as possible, thanks to USB 3.1 and your other devices can be charged through the USB Type A port at up to 2.4A.
Vinsic’s charger features both a USB-C port and a USB Type A port, so you can charge your Pixel and another device at the same time. You’ll need to bring cables along, since this charger doesn’t have anything built-in.
Your Pixel won’t be cooked, thanks to overcurrent, overcharge, and overvoltage protection, and the LED indicator lets you know when the charger is ready to juice up your devices.
Are you using an awesome USB-C charger that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below!