With all the recent bans on cellphone use while driving, it might be time for you to start thinking about ways to keep your phone out of your hands while you're on the road. A car mount for your phone is a good first step, but it doesn't truly solve the problem. However, Anker's Roav Viva can. Though it looks like a simple USB car charger, it's actually much more than that. It features Amazon Alexa functionality built-in, allowing you to give voice commands like "Alexa, check the weather at my destination", "Alexa, get directions to the nearest gas station", and "Alexa, play some 90s music".
If you're ready to drive safer, the Roav Viva is currently on sale for just $17.99 at B&H as a deal of the day. That's one of the best prices we've seen it reach recently at over $10 off its usual price at Amazon and a pretty stellar deal for all that it can accomplish. Shipping is free.
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These hybrid Bluetooth headphones reduce ambient noise up to 95% thanks to active noise-cancelling mics. The battery lasts up to 40 hours with ANC on or 60 hours with it off, and recharge via USB-C. Clip the $20 on-page coupon.
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When using a USB-C power adapter (not included), you'll get the fastest possible charge for your iPhone. Plus you can seamlessly sync and charge your Mac. This is Apple MFi certified and lasts 12 times longer than other cables.
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These earbuds have active noise-cancelling that's customizable with a simple app. You'll get a total of 26 hours of playtime with seven hours from a single charge and the rest from the charging case. Uses USB-C and has wireless charging.
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They last for up to eight hours on a single charge with up to 32 hours total using the charging case. They have quick charge so you can get two hours after 10 minutes spent charging. They also charge via USB-C or a Qi wireless charger.
The Viva connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and then you connect your phone to your car's stereo either via Bluetooth or an auxiliary jack. It will use your phone's internet to access Alexa's services and relay them through your car's speakers. You can access the full range of Alexa's skills, including playing your favorite music, getting directions, or hearing the news. You can make and receive phone calls without taking your hand off the wheel. It also has voice isolation via two integrated mics that can accurately identify your voice over other car noises.
The dual charging ports have PowerIQ technology to detect what's plugged in and deliver the fastest charge. Meanwhile, the top of the device has a mute button that makes it easy to turn off the mics if you don't want Alexa to listen to everything you say.
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