If you prefer a more refined design, consider a leather case. Bellroy’s gives the phone a clean look, plus it’s made from a gold graded tannery leather that should perform well over time. It comes in a variety of colors; we especially like the forest green shade. On the other hand, if you don’t want to spend too much on a deal, the Spigen Ultra Hybrid is also a good choice and costs only $ 14. It offers just enough protection to keep the Pixel safe from minor crashes while maintaining an incredibly slim profile.
If you want to make sure that your Pixel 4a 5G is free from scratches and scuffs, it’s a good idea to get a screen protector. This one from EGV Comes with not just one but three screen protectors so you have backups in case you need them. The kit also comes with cutout protectors for the rear camera plus an alignment frame to ensure they are properly installed. Each screen protector is made of 9H tempered glass which should be enough to protect against minor scratches and drops. Its oleophobic coating is fingerprint resistant and there is also extra space around the edges to accommodate most cases.
Headphones and speakers
Google Pixel Buds (2020)
Even though Google’s first attempt at wireless headphones didn’t go so well in 2017, the last version is significantly improved. While the 2017 model still had a cord connecting the two headphones, this year’s edition takes the form of “true wireless headphones, making it a more direct competitor to Apple’s AirPods.”
Perhaps the most exciting feature of the Pixel Buds is its linguistic translation in near real time. With the conversation mode of the Google Translate app, you can use the headphones to help you speak or understand more than 40 languages. Just say “OK Google, help me speak Spanish,” hold your finger on the earpiece, say your words, and the Pixel 4a 5G will translate them for you.
Coupling the Pixel Buds on your Pixel is automatic, even if you are doing it for the first time. Once connected, the phone will show you the current battery levels of the headphones as well as the charging case. The comfortable earbuds also deliver solid sound and reliable touch controls according to our review.
Jabra Elite 85t
If, on the other hand, you just want the best audio quality, consider the Jabra Elite 85t. We’ve been huge fans of the Jabra wireless headphones for years now, and it’s no different with the Elite 85t. Not only does it have active noise cancellation, it also lets you customize how much ambient noise you want to block out. In our review, editor-in-chief Billy Steele said that the noise canceling is so powerful that it rivals some of the best headphones he’s tested.
In addition to its great noise cancellation, the Elite 85t also has excellent audio quality. It has 12mm speakers, which translates to deep bass and great depth compared to its predecessor. Billy also praised the ability to customize headset controls using the companion app; there’s even a “white noise” feature here. In addition, the Elite 85t has wireless charging compatible with any Qi certified pad. Yes, it’s more expensive than some other headphones, but it’s also one of the best.
Anker Soundcore Spirit Dot 2
For those who prefer not to spend a lot on headphones, Anker’s Soundcore Spirit Dot 2 is a great alternative. It can be found for around $ 80 and offers decent audio quality and deep bass for the price. Billy Steele also pointed out that it was even more impressive considering their small size and light weight.
It called the audio well rounded, with decent depth and clarity. No, it’s not as immersive as more expensive headphones, and you’re missing out on an adjustable EQ, but for the price, the Spirit Dot 2 hits well above its weight. Plus, it’s IPX7 certified to be waterproof, so there’s no need to worry if it gets a little wet.
Note that Anker has two low-cost headphones, the Spirit Dot 2 and the Spirit X2, which are both around $ 80. Billy even prefers the audio quality of the X2. But we agree with him that the X2’s hook design probably isn’t for everyone, especially compared to the more popular Dot 2 cordless bud design. Still, if the hook design doesn’t you don’t mind, and you only see yourself wearing them when training, for example, you can also consider the X2.
If you plan to use your phone to listen to music outdoors, we recommend a portable bluetooth speaker like the Sony XB23. The XB23’s dual bass radiators deliver incredible sound for its size, thanks in part to their oval-shaped diaphragms. (The company claims this results in increased sound pressure and reduced distortion.) The XB23 features Sony’s Live Sound Mode, which simulates 3D audio and increases its immersive factor.
As it is designed for large spaces, the Sony XB23 is rated IP67 to be dust, water and rust proof. The company also claims it’s shockproof, which basically means it’s durable enough to withstand occasional bumps or knocks (which is pretty important if you have it outdoors). The XB23’s battery is designed for up to 12 hours, which should be more than enough for your night out.
Although the Nest Audio is not strictly a phone accessory, we still believe it works well as a smart speaker to complement your google powered lifestyle. Plus, you need a phone to make it work anyway (via the Google Home app), which you can easily do with the Pixel 4a 5G. Besides playing music through streaming services, you can also use Nest Audio as a Bluetooth speaker for your phone.
Like other Google powered speakers, you can use Nest Audio to check the weather, control your smart home and, as mentioned, listen to music. It offers excellent audio quality despite its small size, and if you buy two, you can set them up in stereo. They come in five colors and are reasonably priced at just $ 100 each.
Anker PowerCore III Sense 10K USB-C Power Bank
Even though the Pixel 4a 5G has decent battery life, an extra battery is never a bad idea. We particularly like the Anker PowerCore III Sense 10K USB-C Power Bank for its 10,000mAh capacity and super-slim profile – it’s actually even thinner than the phone itself and weighs only around 10 ounces. Although it is coated in an elegant tweed finish and a variety of colors,
It comes with a USB-C port and a USB-A port, which you can use to charge two devices simultaneously. If you want to charge your Pixel as quickly as possible, we recommend using the USB-C port for 18W power delivery, which we believe was capable of delivering nearly 80% power to our Pixel. 4a 5G in just under 30 minutes. On the front is a button with a five-point LED battery indicator.
Anker PowerPort III Nano
Phones can usually take a while to recharge, so fast chargers like Anker PowerPort III Nano are always a wise buy, especially since they are universally compatible. The Nano can provide your Pixel with up to 20W of charge, and it’s also USB-C compatible, so there’s no need to purchase an additional cable. It is also compact in construction and fits most retail outlets without taking up too much space. Alternatively, the Aukey Omnia Mini also offers 20W USB-C fast charging and supports Quick Charge 3.0 on the Pixel 4a 5G. It’s equally compact and travel friendly, and works with a wide range of devices.
Anker PowerLine III USB-C to USB-C Cable 100W
In addition to a fast charger, we suggest you get a high speed compatible cable to go with it. We strongly recommend that you get one that can serve multiple purposes. the Anker PowerLine III, for example, can be used not only with the Pixel 4a 5G, but also with a USB-C laptop like the MacBook Pro. Plus, the PowerLine III is super study, with a bulletproof quadruple fiber construction that can withstand up to 25,000 bends. While it’s a small thing, we also like that it has a textured connector so it’s easier to grip when connecting or unplugging the cable.
Nekteck USB Type-C Car Charger
Not all cars have a USB port, and even if yours does, this may not be the case in a rental vehicle. This is why a car charger like the Nekteck USB Type-C charger is so convenient. It is compatible with a wide range of USB-C products and offers power supply, so you can charge not only your Pixel 4a 5G, but also a Chromebook, MacBook and more. It also has a USB-A port in case you need to charge another device at the same time. The Nekteck also comes with a USB-C cable in case you need it.