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Google is now offering a free Pixel Stand and an extra pair of earbuds when you buy a Pixel 3. That’s a $109 value and a solid opportunity for those who missed Google’s Black Friday discounts.
Google really wants to put the Pixel 3 in your hands. The popular Android device, which was initially said to be too expensive (we’re talking $799) has seen some wild discounts and bundles in anticipation of the holidays. Right now, Google is offering a free Pixel Stand and an extra pair of earbuds if you order the Pixel from the Google Store. It’s not a discount on the phone itself, but it’s a great deal if you were already planning on buying the Pixel Stand or some more earbuds with your Pixel phone.
Again, this is $109 value, but it may not tickle everybody’s wallet. Really, the Pixel Stand is the best part of this bundle. It’s a unique device that offers 10W (pretty-dang-fast) wireless charging, and it has some built-in Google Assistant features (like photo slideshows and smart home compatibility) when paired with a Pixel phone. You could say that it turns your Pixel 3 into a temporary Google Home Hub. Of course, a free Pixel Stand is only worthwhile if you’re a fan of wireless charging or Google Assistant. It’s also worth noting that the Pixel Stand is currently the only way to get fast wireless charging on the Pixel 3/XL.
Google’s choice to include an extra pair of USB-C earbuds with the Pixel 3 may not be music to everybody’s ears. For starters, we’re talking about an extra pair of earbuds—a duplicate of the earbuds that already come with the Pixel 3. Granted, they’re a neat pair of earbuds that offer Google Assistant compatibility, hands-free notifications, and real-time linguistic translations, but most people who own just one pair of these earbuds will probably never use any of those features. Of course, a free pair of USB-C headphones is a free pair of USB-C headphones. Phones don’t have headphone jacks anymore, so any pair of modern earbuds is much appreciated.
If you’re dying for this bundle, then you ought to go on the Google Store’s special offer page and click on the special offer. The Pixel Stand and the extra earbuds will show up in checkout after you add a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL to your cart. Remember that this bundle will probably disappear soon, and it may be the last big discount that Google offers on its smartphone products.
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