Earlier than there was the Echo Auto, there was the Anker Roav Viva: an adjunct that’s half telephone charger, half microphone for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. If that appears like one thing you may get some use out of, it is simply $17.99 at B&H Picture for the subsequent few hours.

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

Together with Alexa help, the Viva also can operate as a Bluetooth speaker/headset, so you possibly can take calls on it or hearken to music out of your telephone. Yow will discover out extra in our evaluate.