With the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL coming up, you can still get a great deal on 2018’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. And to help protect your device, you’ll want one of the cases featured below.
There are also some great accessories that work well for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL and most Android smartphones.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Cases & Screen Protectors
Bellroy Leather Case for Pixel
Australian-based Bellroy makes some of the best leather cases and back when the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were announced, they introduced a great leather case. The case for both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL comes in a number of colours including Navy, Black, Carmel, Not Pink and Coral.
The Leather Case for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are available now for $45 CAD and $49 CAD respectively from the company’s website.
The Tech21 Pure is a clear case that is ultra-thin, uses the company’s Bulletshield technology and has drop protection. The case costs $49.95 CAD for both versions.
The Evo Check is a bit tougher and offers better protection than the Pure cases but also comes in Smokey Black and Ultra Violet. The cases cost $49.95 CAD for both versions.
The Evo Max is designed to offer maximum protection, has a lens cover and includes a holster. The case costs $44.96 CAD for both versions.
Speck offers two different cases for the Pixel 3 & 3 XL with their Presidio Grip and Presidio Stay Clear. The Grip case comes in Black, Charcoal Grey and Desert Rose Pink for the Pixel 3 version and just Black and Pink for the Pixel 3 XL.
The Presidio Grip and Presidio Stay Clear for Pixel 3 cost $39.95 USD while the Pixel 3 XL version costs $44.95 USD from Speck’s website.
Google Official Cases
If you’re interested in an official case for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the company offers their fabric case.
It has a knit exterior with a microfibre lining to help keep your phone protected. The case comes in Carbon (Black), Indigo (Blue), Fog (Grey) and Pink Moon. It costs $50 CAD for both versions of the Fabric Case.
InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
In addition to keeping the back of your phone protected, you’ll want to also make sure the screen is too. Zagg’s InvisibleShield glass screen protectors are available for just about every major smartphone including the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
They go for $44.95 CAD for both models.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Chargers
In addition to keeping your Pixel 3/3XL protected with a case, there are a number of accessories that work well with the device.
Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1
Keeping your device charged can sometimes be a challenge but thankfully companies like Anker offer some great solutions.
Anker’s PowerPort Atom PD 1 is a USB-C charger that uses GaN (Gallium Nitride), which helps charge your device faster and also make the charger much more compact (it’s about the size of a golf ball).
The max output of the PowerPort Atom PD 1 is around 30W and has MultiProtect safety technology to prevent it from harming your devices.
The Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1 is available now from Amazon.ca for $33.99 CAD. It’s worth noting that the charge does not include a USB-C cable, so you’ll need to purchase that separately.
If you need to charge more than one device or charge up a more powerful device, Anker also offers the PowerPort Atom III.
The charger has the same GaN technology as the PowerPort Atom PD 1 but it 1 USB-C with USB Power Delivery and 1 USB Type-A port. There is also support 60W of high speed charging when a single device is connected to the USB-C port.
The PowerPort Atom III is available now from Anker’s website.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand
One of the benefits of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is wireless charging support. While you can use any wireless charger with the devices, you’ll need a Made for Google certified one in order to get the full 10W Wireless charging speeds.
You could opt for the Google Pixel Stand but that will set you back around $109 CAD. Another option is the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
It offers the 10W fast wireless charging speeds, the ability to charge your phone on portrait or landscape and comes in two colours black and white.
The only disadvantage of Belkin’s wireless charger is that the power adapter is proprietary, unlike the Pixel Stand’s USB-C charger.
The Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand is available now from the company’s website for $69 USD.
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD
Keeping your Pixel 3 charged on the go has never been easier, thanks to the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD.
It has a USB-C (with up to 18W input and output) and USB Type-A port and has a compact design to hold the 10,000 mAh battery. You can also charge two devices at once using both ports on the battery pack.
The AnkerPowerCore 10000 PD is available now from Amazon.ca for $59.99 CAD.
Mophie Powerstation 2019 Lineup
For those wanting a more stylish looking battery pack but also comes in bigger capacities, then look no further than Mophie’s refreshed Powerstation battery packs for 2019.
I was able to take a look at some of the new Powerstation battery packs and they feel well built but have a bit of heft to them.
The 2019 Powerstation lineup features a USB-C input/output port, two USB-A ports and a fabric exterior. The side of each battery has a four-light LED indicator light that shows you the current charge.
The Mophie Powerstation line for 2019 comes in multiple capacities and colours as follows:
- Powerstation mini – 5,000mAh (up to 18 hours of total device use time), available in Black, Gray, Navy, Hot Pink and Light Blue
- Powerstation – 10,000mAh (up to 36 hours of total device use time), available in Black, Gray, Navy and Pink
- Powerstation XL – 15,000mAh (up to 55 hours of total device use time), available in Black and Gray
- Powerstation XXL – 20,000mAh (up to 73 hours of total device use time), available in Black
The Powerstation Mini costs $39 USD, the Powerstation is $49 USD while the Powerstation XL and Powerstation XXL are priced at $59 and $69 USD respectively.