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The best Google Pixel 7a wireless chargers to spend your money on
The Google Pixel 7a is the first A-series Pixel phone to support wireless charging, and it’s about time it caught up with the competition. If you’re as excited about this new feature as we are, here are our recommendations for buying the best Pixel 7a wireless chargers.
What you need to know about the Pixel 7a’s wireless charging situation
The Google Pixel 7a supports wireless charging up to 7.5W, which is painfully slow next to some other phones’ wireless options, let alone USB-C fast-charging. In our test of the Pixel 7a, we found that it takes over 3 hours for a full recharge. So while wireless may be useful for overnight charging or a slow top-up at work, if you’re in a hurry, wired is the only way to fly.
No, the Pixel 7a doesn't come with a charger in the box.
The Pixel 7a doesn’t have a charging brick in the box, so you’ll likely need a separate Pixel 7a wall charger. It’s always good to have a decent wall charger around, even if you can get away with wireless most of the time.
Google doesn’t bundle a wireless charger with the Pixel 7a either, actually. That’s par for the course, even with top-end smartphones like the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The best wireless chargers for the Pixel 7a
Google Pixel Stand (2nd Gen, 23W)
The Google Pixel Stand supports up to 23W, which is overkill for the Pixel 7a’s meager 7.5W. The Pixel Stand the only wireless option you can get direct from Google, however, and it’s fully compatible with the 7a.
The Pixel Stand comes bundled with the 30W Google USB-C charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable. So if you want a complete charging kit, the Pixel Stand may be a worthwhile buy, even if it’s a little pricey like all first-party 7a accessories.
Iniu 15W wireless charging stand
The Iniu 15W wireless charger typically provides up to 10W for Qi-compatible devices — the higher 15W output is reserved for some LG phones. Since the Pixel 7a maxes out at 7.5W anyway, though, the Iniu 15W is a great budget option.
The box includes a USB-A to USB-C cable, but you’ll need a USB charging brick that can output at least 18W.
Anker 313 10W wireless charging pad
If you prefer charging pads, the Anker 313 is perfect for your Pixel 7a. Like Iniu’s stand, it tops out at 10W, which is more than enough.
The only fault with the 313 is that it uses a micro-USB connection, which is a bit dated in 2023. Anker includes a USB-A to micro-USB cable in the box, at least, so you won’t need to hunt for a cable separately.
If you like, the company does have a newer 15W model. For Pixel 7a owners, however, there’s no point to paying extra for power you can’t use.
Anker PowerCore III 10K (10W, wireless battery pack)
If you want something more versatile and don’t mind spending a little extra, the Anker PowerCore III 10K deserves your attention. It’s a power bank first and a wireless charger second, but is has a “desktop mode” wherein you can use the wireless charging pad while still topping up the bank’s 10,000mAh battery.
As a bonus, the PowerCore III 10K also has USB-A and USB-C ports, which can charge up to 18W. The Pixel 7a hits that limit with wired connections, so when you’re in a rush, you’re never stuck.
iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless 2 (10W, wireless car charger)
Wireless charging opens up options like this 10W car unit from iOttie. You can mount it on your dashboard or windshield, though it’s worth remembering that charging speeds are affected by heat. It’s probably not the best idea if you’re driving for hours at a time during a Texas summer, in other words.
iOttie has a newer version, equipped an auto-open and close clamp and more movement range for the arm. Given that it’s more expensive, however, we believe Pixel 7a users will be served just fine with the older model.
Yes, the Google Pixel 7a supports wireless charging, which is a first for the Pixel A-series.
The Google Pixel 7a supports wireless charging speeds up to 7.5W. It will take approximately 3 to 4 hours to fully charge the phone’s battery wirelessly.
To use wireless charging, simply place the phone on a Qi-compatible charger. Power should flow automatically.
Any Qi-compatible wireless charger should work with the Google Pixel 7a. To ensure you get the maximum charging speed of 7.5W, you should use a charger that supports at least 10W.