We’ve had great fun using the Amazon Echo at home, and now you can bring its clever Alexa voice assistant into your vehicle with the Logitech ZeroTouch.
The ZeroTouch is a dashboard and air-vent mount for your Android smartphone (sorry iPhone owners) that allows you to use Alexa when driving.
While the mounts are required to use Alexa in-car, all the work is done by the free ZeroTouch app on your phone – in short, the mount just unlocks the capabilities of the application.
Look mum, no hands
To interact with Alexa all you need to do is hold your hand over the front of your phone to trigger the assistant. From there you can ask it the same things as you would ask your Amazon Echo at home.
That means up to the minute traffic reports and news bulletins, among other things – and if the kids are misbehaving in the back you can always ask Alexa to “open the magic door” to keep them occupied with a choose-your-own adventure.
The ZeroTouch app also integrates with core smartphone functions including texts, calls, music and navigation – allowing you to control all of these with your voice.
The ZeroTouch air vent mount will cost you $59.99 (£49.99), while the bulkier dashboard mount comes in at $79.99 (£59.99) – which feels a little expensive for a simple car mount, although it’s the technology in the app that you’re really paying for.
Source: techradar – Gadgets
You can now get Amazon’s Alexa in your car