It is CES 2018 week here at 9to5Toys. We have folks on the ground in Vegas bringing you the best-of-the-best from the world’s biggest electronics show. We have already seen some amazing new gear including Kohler’s gorgeous Alexa-enabled Verdera Mirror, Mophie’s 22000mAh powerstation AC, LG’s new 88-inch 8K OLED display and so much more. And now we are looking at Anker’s new Alexa-enabled Bluetooth smart charger for your vehicle…
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The new Roav Viva essentially brings Amazon’s popular virtual assistant to your driving experience no matter which vehicle you have. That is, providing it has Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP. The tech has been around for years, so you will most likely find it available to you in most situations.
As you are likely expecting, you can get weather updates, order pizza when you’re stuck in traffic (maybe don’t do that), ask Viva to connect with your Pandora or Spotify account to play songs and a host of other things using voice commands. Along with audible communication with Waze or your maps app of choice, it sports a pair of device charging ports with Anker’s fast PowerIQ charging technology.
Just say the word to call anyone, instantly. Call Alexa Devices, vocally dial a number, or tell VIVA to call one of your contacts, without taking your hands off the wheel.
Fortunately, the new Roav Viva supports both iOS and Android devices but it’s the $50 price tag that has most people excited. For comparison, Garmin’s new similar Speak device (more on that later) is going for $150. The Roav Viva is up for pre-order now on Amazon for $49.99 shipped.
Every aspect you love about Alexa is packed into a compact build and optimized for in-car performance. 290 components enable complete Alexa support, Bluetooth connectivity, FM transmission, and noise-reduction technologies. Roav VIVA ensures Alexa does everything she does at home, on the road.
Stay locked to Toys as the week rolls on for all the best announcements from CES 2018.