Before there was the Echo Auto, there was the Anker Roav Viva: an adjunct that is half cellphone charger, half microphone for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. If that seems like one thing you may get some use out of, it is just $17.99 at B&H Photo for the following few hours.

The Roav Viva has two USB Type-A ports, every able to 5V/2.4A, however the primary attraction is the Alexa integration. While the microphone in your cellphone might need a tough time listening to you within the noisy setting of a shifting car, the Roav Viva has twin microphones with noise cancellation, so voice instructions typically work effectively.

Along with Alexa assist, the Viva also can operate as a Bluetooth speaker/headset, so you possibly can take calls on it or take heed to music out of your cellphone. You can discover out extra in our overview.