9 of the best Google Pixel accessories

AMBRANE POWER BANK (₹3,499)

Battery life on the Pixel isn't woeful - but it's not astounding, either. A day of WhatsApp, Snapchat and Super Cat Bros will see it needing a visit to the plug by the end of the evening - which is no good if you're on a days-long adventure.

This 8000 mAh Power Bank will get your smartphone juiced up faster than most. Because you see, this one comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge and has USB Type-C as well. It’s priced at ₹3,499 but you can grab it from Flipkart’s sale (at the time of writing) for ₹1,399.

Buy the Ambrane Powerbank here

Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-C cable (₹1,615)

Yes, it's a cable - but it's a cable you'll need, now that you've got a Pixel. See, the Pixel's wall adapter has a USB-C output only so, if the bundled cable goes kaput, you'll be needing another.

It plays nice with that Power Delivery tech, so it supports maximum charging speeds - not to mention two-way power and data transfer. It's reinforced, too, for extra durability - so you can keep using it when you upgrade.

Buy the Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-C cable here

Chromecast (₹3,399)

You've got something on your Pixel that you want to show on your TV. What's the easiest way to get it there? A Chromecast. 

Stick this little black puck in the back of your box and you'll be able to fling films, photos and more across to the screen in a jiffy. 

Buy the Chromecast here

Kidigi Universal USB-C Desktop Charging Dock (₹1,698)

You could leave your Pixel just lying around on the desk. It'd probably help to hide that strange, two-panel back. But it also means cluttering up your desk with wires and losing your phablet under paper and food wrappers.

Grab this dock from Kidigi, instead, and you've got yourself a Pixel plinth. Equipped with a height-adjustable USB-C connector, it'll prop up your Google phone for all to see, while speedily giving it the juice. Connect the USB-A cable to your laptop and you'll be able to sync and charge simultaneously, too.

Buy the Kidigi Universal USB-C Desktop Charging Dock here

Moto 360 Sport (₹19,999)

Granted, this isn't a pocket money way to enhance your Pixel experience, but the Moto 360 is arguably the purest way to enjoy Android Wear (at least until Google unveils its new wearables this year) - and the Sport edition distils that into a tougher silicon shell. 

Equipped with a heart rate monitor and built-in GPS, the Moto 360 Sport means you can leave your Pixel at home when you go pounding the pavement, while still playing nice the rest of the time, with notification alerts, smartphone controls and more. Better still, at ₹15,999 on Flipkart discount, it's the cheapest it's ever been.

Buy the Moto 360 Sport here

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