Unboxing the Google Pixel XL [Video]

Yes, we just published our full review of the Google Pixel, but we thought you might want to see what’s in the box. Besides the phone, you’ll find the USB-C power brick, a USB-C to USB-C cable for charging the phone, a USB-C to USB-A cable, the SIM tool, the OTG dongle, and more…

Here’s the official list from Google:

  • Pixel or Pixel XL
  • USB-C 18W adapter with USB-PD
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB-C to USB Standard-A plug cable
  • SIM tool
  • OTG Dongle
  • Safety and Warranty information
  • Quick start guide
  • Google Play Music promo card
  • Google Assistant card
  • Google Social promo card

Check out our quick unboxing video below, and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our full review as well.

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At Google’s October 4th event earlier this month, there was one question about the Pixel Buds I overheard at least a few times. Does the cord on the Google Pixel Buds actually carry audio and power, or was it just a cosmetic or functional design decision?

The answer seemed pretty obvious to me. Clearly the Mountain View company would have preferred the buds to be entirely wireless if not only to seem with-the-times. But if things weren’t clear enough for you, Google has our answer. Yes, the Buds need that cord.

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Google’s SVP of hardware, Rick Osterloh, said during a private meeting in Barcelona this week that there will indeed — unsurprisingly, considering its wild acclaim — be a second generation Pixel announced later this year. Further, Osterloh says that that the Pixel brand will “stay premium”…

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Pixel XL 2 (2017): Leak adds details incl. always-on display, squeezable frame features, more

Hot on the heels of the leaked render of Google’s forthcoming Pixel XL 2 (or whatever it ends up being called), another report out of XDA is adding a few more details about the phone. The site claims the higher-end Pixel will have always-on ambient display features, a variety of use cases for the phone’s purported squeezable frame, a few different display profile options, and other miscellaneous features…

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Google may have a third device in the works in addition to the Pixel and Pixel XL follow-ups

Yesterday we had “confirmation” of the codenames under which the sequels to the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are being developed over at Google (“walleye” and “muskie”, respectively). However, it looks like the Mountain View firm may have a third device up its sleeve…

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Review: Libratone Q Adapt USB-C ‘Made for Google’ earbuds are expensive but excellent with the Pixel 2

Google’s new phones drop the headphone jack — that’s just a fact we’re forced to live with if we want the latest and greatest. While Bluetooth is a great option in many ways, having effortless headphones you never have to charge, pair, or use with a dongle is something many will miss. Thankfully, there are solutions, like the Libratone Q Adapt USB-C earbuds.

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This week’s top stories: Oreo factory images released, new ‘Bisto’ leaks, Pixel 2 announcement rumors, more

In this week’s top stories: Google posts the Oreo factory images for current Pixel and Nexus devices, new information reveals “Bisto” is a reference to headphones that run Google Assistant, and the announcement of the Google Pixel 2 is rumored to be scheduled for October 5th…
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