Using your phone while driving isn't just dangerous. It's also often illegal. A car mount for your phone is a good first step if you're looking to avoid hands-on phone use, but it doesn't truly solve the problem. However, Anker's Roav Viva can help. Though it looks like a simple USB car charger, it's actually much more than that. It has 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 $20 at Amazon when you clip the coupon on the product page. That's one of the lowest prices we've ever seen it reach and a pretty stellar deal for all that it can accomplish. When not on sale, the gadget goes for $40. Today's deal matches one we shared last week.
Roav VIVA, by Anker, Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger
This gadget is much more than just a car charger. It adds Alexa to your car, allowing you to get directions, play music or audiobooks, and more with a few spoken words. Clip the on-page coupon to save.
$40.00 $20 off
The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals
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 data 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 and audiobooks, getting directions, and 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.
There are two charging ports that 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 listening to everything you say. If you don't have a dedicated cable for your car yet, I recommend this 3-in-1 option from Anker. It's capable of charging via micro-USB, USB-C, and Lightning.
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