Today introduced the Logitech ZeroTouch Air Vent and Logitech ZeroTouch Dashboard smart car mounts for Android smartphones that trigger Logitech’s voice-controlled app when you dock your phone in the car. With this combo you can hear and respond to an incoming text, and operate select apps such as navigation and music completely hands free. Together, the car mount and app give you the best features of a connected car, without buying a new car.
“New car owners can experience the luxury of a connected car, but there are still tens of millions of older cars on the road,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “As we look for ways to design products that are thoughtful solutions to human needs, we realised there was a desire to turn any car into a connected car. The result is the Logitech ZeroTouch. The smart mount and app work together to give you the best features of a connected car, while keeping your eyes on the road. We believe ZeroTouch will play a crucial role in turning the look down and text, into the look up and talk.”
Dean Kramer, director of accessories at Carphone Warehouse said, “The Logitech ZeroTouch is a perfect addition to our growing accessories range and we’re really excited to be Logitech’s exclusive retail partner and the first to launch ZeroTouch in the UK market. We know our customers are going to love the flexibility this product gives you when it comes to hands free mobile use, not just in the car but also in the home.”
Logitech will continue to add new features to ZeroTouch, including an upcoming integration with emails applications. This update, available later in September, will allow you to be notified of incoming emails and have them read aloud – so you can check your mail without taking your eyes off the road.
ZeroTouch is compatible with Android smartphones running Android OS 4.4 or later, and requires an active Bluetooth and data connection.