Anker Roav vs Navdy: the dash-mounted HUD game for your phone intensifies

Anker Roav vs Navdy: the dash-mounted HUD game for your phone intensifies
Anker, the maker of some of the best value-for-money charging, cable, and other accessories, is seemingly not going to let the nascent industry of heads-up displays (HUD) for your car go unanswered. It is apparently prepping a direct competitor to the popular Navdy project that is about to hit shops soon, and has called it Roav.

Roav won't be only for HUDs, it seems, but rather "the beginning of a product line that will let you add new functionality to your car." From the looks of the teaser site, you can expect all the basic HUD functionality that uses info from your car and smartphone, and projects it right in front of your windshield for less distracted driving. 

You evidently will be able to project directions, answer calls and read messages or music playback info, all while keeping your eyes on the road, and hands on the wheel, as the transparent background lets the road unfurl freely while you soak the numbers and letters in the air. The Roav HUD will be available some time in November, just in time for the holiday shopping spree. Mum's the word on pricing just yet, but, knowing Anker, the Roav should be with a pretty good value-for-money ratio.



source: ROAV & Navdy

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5 Comments

1. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Um.. how is this a HUD... GAME???

2. jdxdg unregistered

no HD videos watching?

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Pretty cool

4. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

So basically it's doing what my past corvettes and current corvette does from the Factory and I don't have some ugly thing on my dash where the UI screen is twice as small. I guess the gestures is cool and great for older cars that don't have this kind of tech yet. But i'm starting to see a lot of cars with HUD (Head up Display) in them.

5. ace11485

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2016

I completely agree. Every time I see stuff like this I'm like... what a waste of money when you could easily just sell your crappy car and go buy a Corvette. I own like 6 of them.

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