With the release of the AirPods a few years ago, other brands followed Apple’s example of no longer using a headphone jack with their smartphones. A drastic change that many people found odd, and criticized. However, looking around now, most phones don’t have the headphone jack and have released their very own earbud lineup.
There are a ton of smaller brands that create Bluetooth earbuds, with lower prices that can compete with larger brands, and they feature some great tech, too. That said, going with larger brands does have its merits and we’re not just talking about Apple. Just take a look at the Google Pixel Buds, they’re on par with Samsung’s and Apple’s earbuds, tests have shown them to be even better.
The one common thing that these higher-priced earbuds have in common is not only the higher-end tech that they use but also the wireless charging cases they have. The Google Pixel Buds case does use wireless charging, and using it to charge the earbuds seems like the best choice for a wireless accessory. In this guide, we’re covering the best wireless chargers you use for the Google Pixel Buds, so you can have the best wireless experience.
Spigen 10W USB-C Fast Wireless Charging Pad
The first thing to know about wireless charging your Pixel Buds case is that you must use a charging pad. You could potentially use a charging stand to charge the case, but the coils of the charger and your case have to be aligned, and certain stands have different locations for their coils. So on the safe side, it’s best to go with charging pads as you have better access to the coil.
The first charging pad that we’re recommending is a simple one, and this one comes from Spigen. This is one of the smallest charging pads that you can find on the market because it only has a 2.7-inch diameter, so it won’t be taking up much space at all. The charger only has a single coil, so you do have to make sure that you’re placing the Pixel Buds case in the middle.
Despite having a very small size, the charging power of this Spigen pad is not lacking and that’s because the charger can output 10W of fast wireless charging to the Google Pixel 5, chances are if you’re reading this, then you’re also a Google Pixel smartphone owner. The pad is also able to fast charge Samsung phones at 10W, 7.5W for iPhones, and 5W for all other Qi wireless charging smartphones.
The pad makes use of a USB-C port to be powered from, and it also comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable that you can use to power it. However, to get a 10W wireless charge rate, you must use a Quick Charge wall charger to power it, which is not included in the box.
|Spigen SteadiBoost Fast Wireless Charging Pad Specs|
|Samsung Wireless Charging Speed||10W|
|iPhone Wireless Charging Speed||7.5W|
|Size||2.7 x 0.4 inches|
Samsung Wireless Charger Duo
The main setback of using a wireless charging pad when you own a wireless charging smartphone, and Google Pixel Buds, is that you can’t wirelessly charge them both at the same time. That can change with this Samsung wireless charger Duo. This Samsung charger has two completely separate parts, with a stand and the other is a pad. You can place your smartphone on the stand to more easily use your phone as it charges, and use the charging pad for your Pixel Buds.
Even though it has two wireless charging points, charging power is not lacking, and that’s because each of the charging points can output 10W. Meaning you’re able to fast charge your Pixel Buds case and fast charge a Qi wireless charging compatible Google Pixel smartphone. This can be done right out of the box as this Samsung Duo comes with a Quick Charge wall charger and a USB-C to USB-A cable to power the Duo.
Specs of the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo:
Each Wireless Charger Pad: 10W
- Input: 18W with Quick Charge wall charger
- LED Power Indicator: Red Charging Indicator
- Size: 8.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 10.4 Ounces
CHOETECH 5 Coil Charging Pad
This CHOETECH charging is quite different than others on the market because it has 5 coils, this means you’re able to place the devices that you’re charging anywhere on the pad. This can be helpful in comparison to the first Spigen charging pad that we recommended, where you’d have to place your Pixel Buds case in the center, whereas this one you don’t even have to worry about where you place your devices.
In addition to the easy charging, the pad is also able to charge two devices at the same, so you can have two smartphones charging either side or your Pixel Buds case and a phone charging. Charging power is on par with the coils, with the pad featuring 10W, and 7.5W fast wireless charging for compatible devices.
This 5 coil charging pad also comes with a Quick Charge wall charger and a USB-C to USB-A cable.
Specs of the CHOETECH 5-Coil Dual Wireless Charger:
Samsung Fast Wireless Charging: 10W
iPhone Fast Wireless Charging: 7.5W
Standard Wireless Charging: 5W
- Input: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Green Power Indicator
- Size: 6.7 x 3 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 12 Ounces
RAVPower MagSafe Wireless Charging Pad
This RAVPower MagSafe charging is mainly for the iPhone 12, however, if you’re reading this guide, then you’re likely the owner of a Google Pixel smartphone. Most notably, a Google Pixel 5 which is compatible with Apple’s MagSafe charging. Just to put it basically, MagSafe wireless charging is Apple’s new wireless charging pad that attaches to the back of a phone for charging instead of a port and has been known to be compatible with the iPhone 12.
However, with the release of the Google Pixel 5, it has been found that Pixel 5 is also magnetically compatible with MagSafe charging. So if you want to be able to wirelessly charge your Pixel 5 with MagSafe, it can be done with the above RAVPower charger.
The above RAVPower charger is the same as Apple’s very own MagSafe wireless charging pad cable, but this one comes with a Power Delivery wall charger. In addition to wireless charging for your Pixel 5, this pad is also able to charge the Pixel Buds case. You get the best of both innovations.
|RAVPower 15W Fast Wireless Charging MagSafe Charger Pad Specs|
|Wireless Charging Output||15W|
|PD Wall Charger Output||5V /3A | 9V/2.22A | 12V/1.5A|
|Size||2.44 x 0.24 x 2.44 inches|
Aukey 10,000mAh 10W Wireless Charging Power Bank
This wireless charger is very different than the others in this guide, and that’s because this is a wireless charging power bank, even better than a plain wireless charger. That’s because you’re able to truly go wireless with this charger, as you don’t need any cables powering it when you wirelessly charge, other than needing to recharge the power bank.
The wireless charging from this Aukey power bank is not lacking in power, and it’s more powerful than some wireless charging pads, with this power bank having a 10W charge rate for Google Pixel phones, and Samsung phones, 7.5W for Qi-compatible iPhones, and 5W for all other Qi charging devices. Being able to charge your Google Pixel Buds case while you’re on the move can be very helpful if you don’t have access to a wall charger, and what better way to charge your Bluetooth earbuds than with a power bank? You won’t need any cables at all.
Along with the wireless charging, this power bank also has an 18W Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge port. The Power Delivery port can be used to fast charge Google Pixel phones, you can also recharge the power bank at PD speeds with a Power Delivery wall charger.
The size of this power bank is also very small, and can easily fit into a pocket.
|Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Samsung Phones Wireless Charging||10W|
|iPhone Wireless Charging||7.5W|
|Other Wireless Charging Smartphones||5W|
|USB-C Input||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Micro-USB Input||5V/2A | 9V/2A|
|LED Power Indicator||Four White Power Capacity Indicators | Orange Indicator for Wireless Charging|
|Size||5.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches|
Aukey LC-C6 10W Wireless Charging Pad
Another wireless charger from Aukey, this one is an actual wireless charging pad and not a power bank. This pad is very simple, just as the first Spigen one that we recommended as this one also has a very small form factor that is going to barely take up any space on your desktop, or wherever you place it. The charger does have powerful charging with 10W and 7.5W fast wireless charging for compatible devices, and you can rest assured that your Pixel Buds case will charge at its max charging speed.
The entirety of the top of the charger is rubber and this ensures that a smartphone or earbuds case won’t slide around or off the pad. There is also rubber gripping at the bottom to ensure that the charger itself doesn’t move around. The only real setback for this Aukey charger is that it uses a Micro-USB input port to be powered from, rather than the more modern USB-C port, but thankfully, included in the box is a Micro-USB cable that you can use with the pad.
Specs of the Aukey LC-C6 10W Fast Wireless Charger Pad:
Samsung Smartphones: 10W
Qi Wireless Charging iPhones: 7.5W
Other Qi-compatible Smartphones: 5W
- Input: Quick Charge 2.0 or Quick Charge 3.0
- LED Power Indicator: Single LED light that changes between Red and Green
- Size: 3.4x 3.4 x 0.4 inches
- Weight: 2.0 Ounces