1. cdemot02's Avatar
    Can you buy any case and this still works? sorry just not familiar with this feature.
    10-09-2018 12:16 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    If the case is metallic, or has metallic threads, no.

    The phone has to ba about 1/4" or less from the charger, but most cases are thinner than that, so you're okay. (I always charged through an Otterbox case, and that's pretty thick. Even adding a few sheets of paper between the case and the charger didn't matter.)
    10-09-2018 12:32 PM
  3. anon(10274434)'s Avatar
    If the case is metallic, or has metallic threads, no.

    The phone has to ba about 1/4" or less from the charger, but most cases are thinner than that, so you're okay. (I always charged through an Otterbox case, and that's pretty thick. Even adding a few sheets of paper between the case and the charger didn't matter.)
    Thanks, was curious about this too.
    10-09-2018 12:43 PM
  4. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Most cases work with wireless charging these days.
    10-09-2018 12:51 PM
  5. ClintRo's Avatar
    Some of the cheap cases will block it, but most of the reputable ones don't have any metal and they work fine.
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    10-09-2018 03:49 PM
  6. Law2138's Avatar
    what's so special about this Pixel charger that puts it into Assistant mode?

    Id like to have 2 of these chargers so I can have Assistant at my desk in the office and at home on my nightstand. $160 is too much for wireless chargers though.

    I bet it's nothing more than a proprietary NFC chip that changes behavior when docked. I can change my G6's behavior when docked.
    10-09-2018 08:14 PM
  7. spiff_p239's Avatar
    I've been able to charge wirelessly through a case on my previous Galaxy S7 and iPhone 8. I can't imagine I'll have any issues with the Pixel 3.
    10-09-2018 09:17 PM
  8. Dismaster's Avatar
    The wireless charge stand at Google is pretty expensive, are there any other options?
    10-10-2018 01:40 AM
  9. Law2138's Avatar
    The wireless charge stand at Google is pretty expensive, are there any other options?
    Sure, any Qi wireless charger will work. But you won't get the Assistant mode when docked and then there's the charging speed.
    10-10-2018 06:36 AM

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