It’s just about Christmas, and a lot of people are getting new devices to celebrate. Due to all the recent deals Google has been having recently, it’s very possible that this device is a Pixel 3, especially if you took advantage of the Google Fi deal that landed you a free travel gift card.
If you or someone you know is getting a new Pixel for the holiday season, Google recently introduced a ton of new accessories for its Made for Google program. This means the products are officially approved by Google to work well with Pixel devices, so you can have peace of mind that a case will fit well or headphones will work without issue.
Google has a lot of products in this lineup, so we’ve decided to round up some of the new additions.
Moment lens case
Moment makes incredible lens attachments for smartphones enabling a completely different field of view and level of sharpness that you could get on a regular phone. They have lenses from ultra-wide to telephoto and even anamorphic, giving your mobile photography a completely different feel than you could get previously. The cases look and feel great too, so you’re not sacrificing form for function.
Nomad leather case
Nomad has always made high quality accessories, so we’re glad to see them making this premium leather case for the Pixel 3. It comes in a light tan color which fades over time to give an old-school leather look, and we love it. We used it for about a week before taking this photo, so you can see what it looks like after a bit of wear.
Case-Mate Waterfall case
If you want a constant splash of color in your life, the Case-Mate Waterfall case will dance sparkles around every time you use it. This case is probably better suited for the white Pixel 3, but it looks pretty good on Just Black as well. The shell is extremely hard and rugged, so it’s great protection for someone who drops their phone a lot.
Bellroy Pixel 3 folio case
The Bellroy Pixel 3 folio case protects your phone’s screen by wrapping around the front of it, and protects the sides of the device with a thick rubber shell. You can put a couple of credit cards inside the folio, so this is a great case if you want to leave your wallet at home for a night out. The color can be a little polarizing, but you’ll probably either love it or hate it. Regardless, it feels great in the hand and should protect your phone very well.
Power Support air jacket
If you want a thin, clear, no frills case for the Pixel 3, this is a good pickup. It won’t provide quite as much support as a thicker case, but it’s also much more discreet. This case isn’t completely transparent, but you can see most of the color of the phone through the case.
Otterbox Symmetry clear case
Otterbox makes some seriously rugged cases, and this one is no exception. The Otterbox Symmetry is an incredibly thick case from the company that could probably survive being dropped from an airplane. It’s a little hard to get on and off, but if you put this on you’re probably keeping it on for a while.
Gamevice Pixel 3 gaming grip
If you love playing mobile games, something like the Gamevice Pixel 3 gaming grip could be a great pickup. It adds joysticks, buttons and triggers to the Pixel 3, giving you an advantage in games like PUBG and Fortnite. It plugs in via the phone’s USB Type-C port, and adds an additional Type-C port as well as a headphone jack. Heck, you might just want to keep this on to get a headphone jack back on your phone.
AIAIAI Pipe 2.0 USB Type-C headphones
There still aren’t that many USB Type-C headphones available on the market, so it’s nice that Google has an officially supported pair. These headphones are sleek and small, and come with tons of different colored tips. You can mix and match them to fit your specific style. We’ll likely be having our colleagues at SoundGuys test these headphones in the near future, so stay tuned for that.
SkullCandy Riff Wireless bluetooth headphones
Skullcandy has been around for a long time, and it’s partnered with Google on these Bluetooth headphones. These are definitely for those looking for fashion-first cans, as they’re speckled with blue and coral accents. They charge via MicroUSB which is a bit dated, but they’re made to be budget cans and are probably made for kids.
Jaybird Tarah wireless sport headphones
Jaybird has always been known for making quality Bluetooth headphones, and the Tarah are no exception. They have a fairly short cable so they don’t get tangled when they’re hanging around your head, and they’re known for lasting a long time. They also have winged tips to stay in your ears and are sweat-proof, so they should be great for someone who exercises a lot.
There are many more accessories for the Pixel 3 that would make great gifts, but it does bring some peace of mind that Google has certified these to be used in its program.
What’s the best accessory for a Pixel user? Let us know!