Nothing is more dangerous than playing with your GPS or watching Spotify while driving. Yet very few cars have effective or current voice controls. iOttie wants to solve the problem with its $ 90 Aivo Connect, a smartphone dashboard mount that doubles as a wireless charger and hands-free Alexa Auto system.
The Aivo Connect pairs with your car̵
But the Aivo Connect isn’t just an Echo speaker for your car; it is also a dashboard mount for your smartphone and a 10 watt wireless charger. And unlike other smartphone car holders, the Aivo Connect benefits from an “Auto Sense mounting system” that automatically closes its arms when you place your phone in the holder.
The Aivo Connect is available on Amazon for $ 90 and works with Android and iOS devices. It’s a strong alternative to your car’s built-in voice controls, although it’s a lot more expensive than other Alexa Auto systems like the Echo Auto (which retails for $ 20 today) and the Anker Roav Viva. iOttie also plans to release an Alexa-compatible dashcam called the Aivo View by 2021.