Logitech, global provider of personal computer and tablets accessories, has announced the introduction of the Logi ZeroTouch car mounts for Android smartphones available in both Air Vent and Dashboard versions. These trigger Logitech’s voice-controlled app on docking your phone in your car, allowing you to hear and respond to an incoming text and operate select apps completely hands free. Together, the car mounts and app give drivers of older cars the best features of connectivity, without having to buy a new car.
Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer said of the new initiative that
“New car owners can experience the luxury of a connected car, but there are still tens of millions of older cars on the road. As we look for ways to design products that are thoughtful solutions to human needs, we realized there was an opportunity to turn any car into a connected car. The result is the Logi 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.”
To get connected, simply attach your phone to the magnetic air vent or dashboard mount to automatically trigger the Android app, and normally. You can use your voice to place calls, text, stream music using Spotify®, navigate to new locations with Google Maps™ mapping service or Waze, or easily share your location with friends and family through Glympse® location service – all without ever touching your phone.
A simple hand gesture quickly wakes up the app to initiate a text or command, and to eliminate errors, the app reads your text back before sending. The app automatically informs you of incoming texts, and you decide if you’d like to listen, respond or cancel without ever looking at or touching your phone. Or, depending on the streaming music app, you can request specific artists, songs, playlists, or genres, and give commands like “pause” and “skip.”
The ZeroTouch Air Vent and ZeroTouch Dashboard mounts are available from Logitech.com and Amazon.com.
Logitech designs products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Logitech began connecting people through computers over 30 years ago, and now it’s designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).