Woot has the Anker Roav VIVA Alexa-enabled 2-port USB car charger (opens in new tab) on sale for just $34.99 as part of its Garage Sale promotion (opens in new tab). It usually retails around $50 at Amazon (opens in new tab), though there's a $10 coupon there right now. Unlike a lot of Woot deals, it's offered in new condition with a one-year warranty. Shipping is free for Amazon Prime (opens in new tab) members.
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If you're all-in on the Amazon Echo ecosystem at home, it's a no brainer to add one of these to your car to bring all of Alexa's smarts along with you for the drive. Especially at $15 off.
The VIVA breaks Alexa functionality out of your home and places it into your car. As well as featuring two USB charging ports for keeping your devices topped up on the go, the device gives you access to the full suite of Alexa skills on the road allowing you to ask for directions, play music, get a flash briefing of your day, shop online, control your smart home devices and more. If you're already in the Amazon Echo ecosystem (opens in new tab) in your home, the Roav VIVA makes for a great addition. The dual charging ports have PowerIQ technology to detect what's plugged in and deliver the fastest charge. The top of the device has a mute button that makes it easy to turn off the mics if you want to stop Alexa listening for a bit. This deal is good until the day is out, so act fast if you want to take advantage of the discounted price.
Anker might have been one of the first with the release of the Viva, but Amazon is also expanding ways to get Alexa into your automobile. Check out the Echo Auto (opens in new tab), which was announced late last year and is still only available to try by invitation.
Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.
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