Dan Bladen, CEO and co-founder of Chargifi, discusses the impact the Google Pixel 3 wireless charging functionality could have on businesses.
It’s no understatement to say the Google Pixel 3’s wireless charging functionality – both the device and stand that comes with it have the feature – was eagerly awaited.
Particularly in light of the fact that Apple failed to announce the market launch of its highly-anticipated AirPower at the Apple Keynote address earlier this month.
With the Pixel 3 device and stand, Google has delivered fast wireless charging to meet consumer demand and businesses are waking up to the opportunity that this brings.
Dan Bladen, CEO and co-founder of intelligent wireless charging company Chargifi, delivers his verdict on the wider impact this latest smartphone innovation could have.
How does the Google Pixel 3 wireless charging function work?
The Pixel Stand can power up any Qi-compatible device – an industry standard of inductive charging – and delivers on alleviating battery anxiety, but it is a significant step away from a dumb docking station to a smart wireless charging hub.
It has been designed so that when docked, the stand tilts a phone back slightly, making it easy to see everything on-screen.
It can turn a handset into a digital photo frame showcasing images from Google Photos, it can display album covers of music being played and integrated, as well as calendar and weather information – all in addition to integration with other lifestyle apps such as Nest Hello, the video doorbell.