I have a Pixel 2 XL preordered which is intended to be a development and testing workhorse which will be connected to all sorts of devices in vehicles, at desks, in the field. I need a dock for it.

All of the ports I need are included in devices like this dock. USB 3.1 Type C gen2, Gigabit ethernet, SD card slot, 2 or more USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, PD pass thru charging. dock without sleeve/cradle The problem with this product is that I do not want to carry it around plugged into my phone dangling from the USB port. The dock and phone need to join to be carried as a single brick. I need either

a) a dock with these features specifically designed to cradle the Pixel 2 XL body, not just its USB port. Also, add a 3.5mm audio jack to the list of ports.


b) a dumb Pixel 2 XL cradle which I can attach to the above or similar dock with epoxy. Once mounted and plugged in, I would then mold sugru around the USB cord and allow it to cure. This should result in a DIY equivalent to a).

Has anyone seen or heard of either of these? If not, chances are this will get someone started developing one.

  • Adhesive velcro? Or, for b) just about any phone case once they come out for the Pixel. There will surely be rugged ones as well
    – jaskij
    Commented Oct 26, 2017 at 9:02
  • A normal phone case is probably not an option unless it is easily and quickly removable without loose parts while its back remains stuck to the dock. I will also want to be able to quickly put the phone in a car mount by itself. I'd rather not stick adhesive velcro directly to my $1k phone. Its OK for the dock to look hacked together as it will already be ugly with cables, but the phone should be able to be returned to stock state.
    – slomobile
    Commented Oct 27, 2017 at 9:31
  • I've had two Goosperry Jelly cases and they fit quite tightly. Too bad they dont seem to be available for the Pixel 2 XL yet. And as any rubber case - they have no loose parts. Although usually during removal the back bends slightly which might be an issue.
    – jaskij
    Commented Nov 5, 2017 at 20:02


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