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New cases and more for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

The latest generation of Pixel cases are here with a whole new look. They are built to protect your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and they’re designed to pair beautifully with it, too. These new cases aren’t just good looking: They are made with our dual-layered construction and raised edges to guard your Pixel when it matters most. Shock-absorbing materials wrap around each corner, helping protect your screen and camera visor from scratches and drops.

Translucent cases against a white background.

We developed translucent colors that are intentionally designed to let your Pixel shine through. This lets you combine colors to personalize your Pixel even further. You can enhance the colors of your device with a matching case shade or create an entirely new color shift if you choose a contrasting hue. Each colorful case is thoughtfully crafted with an inner layer of 75% recycled material, giving plastic a beautiful new lease on life.

The cases come in three colors for Pixel 6 and four colors for Pixel 6 Pro. Pre-order yours today for $29 on the Google Store.

18 translucent cases for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro against a white background.

Coming soon: Pixel Stand 2nd gen

An animation of a phone being placed on a Pixel Stand and charging.

Along with all the other fantastic hardware and software upgrades to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, you will soon have access to even faster wireless charging. Pixel Stand (2nd gen) charges Pixel 6 at up to 21W and Pixel 6 Pro at up to 23W with the help of a nearly silent fan to keep things cool for hours of power in minutes of charge.

With the new Pixel Stand we’ve included an added level of customization to your Pixel phone charging experience. Max Charge will charge your Pixel as quickly as possible, while Quiet Charge mode is perfect to accommodate silent spaces. And if neither of those sound right, Auto/Optimized mode will let the Pixel Stand determine charging speed and style for your Pixel phone. We’ve even included a dedicated coil for easier charging of your wireless-charging-enabled earbuds.

All the existing fun features when charging on Pixel Stand, like Sunrise Alarm, Photo Frames the Pixel Stand Bedtime experience and more are all coming back to Pixel phones with Material You visual updates for an even more personalized experience.

A Pixel phone screen showing charging controls for Pixel Stand.

Every Pixel Stand comes with a USB-C charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box. Pixel Stand 2nd gen will be coming soon to the Google Store and retail later this year.

A person pulling a tan leather case on a Pixel 6 out from the pocket of black pants

Enhance the feel and design of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with a beautifully constructed leather case by Made for Google partner Bellroy. The case smoothly integrates with the phone’s design, and the leather wraps from edge to edge, giving you a touchably soft, seamless feel while protecting your Pixel. The cases are made from premium leather,chosen for its ability to protect, and look good for a long time to come. Developed with precision fit to avoid bulkiness, and available in Google-exclusive colors, it's the perfect companion to your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

Be sure to visit the online Google Store today for a new case to go with your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro - and stay tuned for more updates on Pixel Stand 2nd gen.

Accessory inspiration, courtesy of the Pixel team

A few weeks ago, Google introduced the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5. And new Pixels mean new Pixel accessories, starting with the new Made by Google cases. 

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, the outer fabric of our new cases are made with 70 percent recycled materials. In fact, assuming each bottle contains about nine grams of plastic, two recycled plastic bottles can provide enough knitted outer fabric for five cases. 

We did all of this while delivering a pop of color. In addition to the Blue Confetti, Static Gray and Basically Black, we’re adding two new colors: Green Chameleon for the Pixel 5 and Chili Flakes for Pixel 4a (5G).

Cases are only the beginning, though. How you outfit your phone says a lot about you, so we decided to find out what different members of the Pixel team are using in order to get some accessory inspiration. 

Nicole Laferriere, Pixel Program Manager
No more battery anxiety! The iOttie iON Duo is my perfect WFH companion because it allows me to simultaneously wirelessly charge my Pixel 5 and Pixel Buds. The stand provides a great angle so I never miss a notification and charges my Pixel quickly. And I love the custom Pixel Bud-shaped charging pad because it fits them so perfectly, and there’s no waiting to see if the device starts charging.

Ocie Henderson, Digital Store Certification Lead
What’s your favorite accessory and why?: I love the Power Support CLAW for Stadia because it’s my favorite way to game-on-the-go. 2020 has definitely impacted the amount of places I can go, of course, and the places I’m able to eat. Fortunately the drive-thru is still an option, and my Power Support CLAW can sit atop my Stadia Controller and transform my wait into an opportunity to adventure, too. 

Helen Hui, Technical Program Manager 
Moment lenses are my go-to accessory whenever I go hiking. With the lens on Pixel phones, I can skip the heavy digital camera and still achieve stunning results. Last December, I used the Moment Telephoto 58mm Lens and my Pixel 4 to capture stunning photos of Antelope Canyon in Arizona. I can't wait to try the new Moment case for Pixel 5.

Janelle Stribling, Pixel Product Marketing
When I'm not working, I'm always on the go—I especially love discovering new hiking trails, so my must-have accessory is my iOttie wireless car charger. I can attach my Pixel 5 with one hand and then I'm hands-free the rest of the drive since I can use Google Assistant and Google Maps to find my destination. I love arriving with a full battery so I can start capturing photos of the views immediately!

Nasreen Shad, Pixel Product Manager
Now more than ever, I like starting off each day working from home with a morning routine with my Pixel Stand. I keep it on my nightstand and use the Sunrise Alarm to gradually brighten my phone’s screen for a gentle wake up. With the new home controls, I can easily change my thermostat settings and turn on my living room lights before even getting out of bed. Once I’m up and at it, Google Assistant gives me daily briefing of headlines from my favorite news outlets And lucky for me, my San Francisco apartment is small enough that I can leave my Pixel on the Pixel Stand and play some music while I get warmed up for a morning jog.

The latest Pixel 4 accessories

Before you head out to pick up your new Pixel 4 later this month, check out the latest Google accessories and the accessories our partners have been working on. Like Pixel 4, these new accessories are designed to help you capture the best photos, get a fast wireless charge, and in some cases, help the planet, thanks to sustainable materials.

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Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL fabric cases

Our signature knit fabric cases come in four colors that complement the Pixel 4. Whether you dress up your phone with Could Be Coral or Sorta Smoky, your Pixel will stay protected and in style. New this year, we’re using a type of fabric that requires less water in the dyeing process which helps to minimize environmental impact.

Sustainability in your pocket

Pela, one of our more than 50 Made for Google partners, created a Compostable Protective phone case for Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Beautifully designed and eco-friendly, Pela makes one of the first sustainable phone cases, which are 100 percent compostable in just three months.

Fast, wireless charging

Pixel Stand is still available to quickly charge your Pixel while displaying your favorite Google Photos album in a slideshow while you charge your phone. For a helpful, quick charge on the go, iOttie is launching the Easy One Touch Wireless 2 car charger with Pixel 4 compatibility and 10 watts charging speed; so even while driving and using Google Maps, Waze, or Android Auto features, Pixel 4 can charge wirelessly.

A helpful photography sidekick

The Joby Standpoint Tripod phone case is the perfect photography companion for the Pixel 4’s latest camera features. The aluminum legs offer on-the-go stability whether you’re capturing a group shot, a time lapse or making a video.

If you live in the U.S. and Canada and purchase a Pixel 4 between October 15 and 24, you’ll get a $100 Google Store credit to put toward Pixel 4 accessories (terms apply).

Our partners in the Made for Google program work closely with Google engineers to make sure that their accessories are compatible with all of Pixel’s exciting new features. To check out all of the new Pixel accessories, visit the Google Store.