The Pixel Slate is Google’s first-ever Chrome OS tablet to hit the market, and while it provides a lot to love right out of the box, you can drastically improve its capabilities with a few helpful accessories. From keyboards to styluses, these are all the official accessories you can get for the Google Pixel Slate!
First-party keyboard case
Pixel Slate Keyboard
If you want the full Pixel Slate experience, you’re going to want to pick up a keyboard of some sort for it. This is Google’s official first-party option, and it uses a folio design that doubles as a protective case when you’re not using it. The keys have a round shape, are designed to be super quiet, and have great backlighting. The special connector also means no fussing with Bluetooth!
Write that down
Whether you want to take notes, aimlessly doodle, or create a masterpiece, the Pixelbook Pen is a fantastic little stylus for the Pixel Slate. Available in both Silver and a new Midnight Blue hue to match the Pixel Slate’s design, the Pen is pressure sensitive, has virtually no lag, and can even be used for quick Google Assistant searches.
Incipio Esquire Series Folio
Want a folio-style case but don’t necessarily want a keyboard built into it? The Esquire Series Folio from Incipio is one of your best options. It has a durable + stylish exterior, magnetic clasp to keep is secure when shut, and a microfiber lining on the inside for the Pixel Slate to rest on.
Turn it into a laptop
Brydge G-TYPE Keyboard
We highly recommend getting a keyboard for the Pixel Slate, but we also understand that the folio style isn’t for everyone. This alternative from Brydge basically turns the Pixel Slate into a laptop with a full-size keyboard, trackpad, and backlighting for the keys. It does use Bluetooth instead of the smart connector, but it’s also a fair bit cheaper.
Add some protection
Power Support Air Jacket
When you’re just using the Pixel Slate like a tablet, you’ll want to ensure that it’s got protection against accidental drops, scratches, etc. The Power Support Air Jacket provides coverage against all of these things and does so with a body that’s just 1mm thin. It may not be the most visually appealing thing in the world, but it gets the job done.
45W USB-C Power Adapter
The Pixel Slate ships with a 45W fast charger, but having a backup charger never hurt anyone. This bundle includes the 45W wall adapter and USB-C-to-USB-C cable. It’s a pretty basic pickup, but with more and more devices moving towards the USB-C standard, it’s convenient to have a spare setup like this for juicing up your tablet, phone, and other gadgets.
We know that the Pixel Slate is already a lot of money on its own, but if you’re planning on buying one, you really owe it to yourself to go all the way and get a couple accessories to complete the whole experience. The Pixel Slate Keyboard is a must for anyone that wants to get serious work done, and if you plan on taking notes or want to express your artistic side, the Pixelbook Pen is absolutely worth the cash.
November 28, 2018 at 06:04AM