The Pixel 2 doesn't support wireless charging, and that's heartbreaking

The Pixel 2 doesn't support wireless charging, and that's heartbreaking. Wireless charging may well not be as important as water proof or a great camera, but to me it's essential.

I've had a good run: since about Apr, Seems constantly by using a telephone with wireless charging. That started with the LG ELECTRONICS G6 in late March, continued with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in April, transitioned somewhat awkwardly to the Moto Z2 Play and Z2 Push with an optional Spostamento Mod, and went right through to the finish of summer with the Galaxy Note 8 and LG ELECTRONICS V30. Oh, and the iPhone 8 Plus, too.
Pixel 2 wireless charging
Sure, there were some blips in between -- the HTC U11, the OnePlus 5, the Rim KEYone -- but for the most part, the wireless charging pads next to my bed and in my office have been in near-constant use this year.

That's coming to an end with the Pixel 2 series. While the phone is practically overflowing with 2017's best hardware specs, including water resistance, its metal chassis negates the one thing that I've come to take for granted from most flagships today. Wireless charging has insinuated itself into my life in ways I didn't expect; popping a phone onto a charger for a few minutes to top it up before leaving the house is convenient in ways that hunting for a plug never will be. People can criticize Qi charging's finicky nature — you must place the phone just right, or else — but it doesn't take long to find the sweet spot.

 Wireless charging may not be as important as water resistance or a great camera, but to me it's essential.

Wireless charging hasn't exactly taken off, in spite of Apple's newfound support of the standard. Really the very meaning of a want versus a purpose, and its benefits aren't clear until really had sufficient time to call attention to itself. When first inserting a phone on a cordless charger, you may ask, 'So what? This isn't all that. ' And that first time, it could be true. But do it again and again, and then buy another asking pad for someplace else in your house, and it quickly becomes indispensable.

Which the Pixel 2 doesn't have wireless charging isn't enough to quell my devotion for this, nor dissuade me personally from buying the greater Pixel 2 XL when it's available canada, but it goes a considerable ways to make me consider the Galaxy Note 8 as my daily driver in the long-term. And with companies like Starbucks broadening their support for in-store wireless charging, and Ikea doubling down on home furniture with the feature built in, it will probably be interesting to see if the year from now people actually give a darn.