One of the worst parts about driving is that we can’t really use our mobile phone because we need to concentrate on the road. That split second of attention taken away while driving on a busy road could result in an accident. Admittedly we take things for granted in life and one of the old sayings go ‘It won’t happen to me’ – then it does. What would you say if we told you there is a way that you can safely keep your eyes on the road and not need to glance down at your phone?
Well, you can because there is a device out there called the VIZR, which has been released by FIXD. This is essentially a device that mimics the screen on your mobile phone onto a much large screen that can be attached to your dashboard. Literally, this means you can look out at the road and quickly glance at the device on your dashboard while still keeping one eye on what is happening in front of you.
The device is actually a HUD or heads up display and it has been dubbed as one of the best technology inventions for drivers who need to keep a constant eye on their phone. Another advantage to this device is that you can use your Google Maps safely without having to continuously pick up your phone to ensure you are going in the right direction. How often do you see people hold their phone in one hand and steer the car with the other hand just so they can make sure they are going in the right direction? The HUD stops this from happening.
You can use the device in any car, so there is no need to go out looking for a model that suits your car. It is a one size fits all device. It also has a nigh and day display so you will never have a problem with visibility on the screen itself.
It comes with an application and within the application are loads of extra features you can use. You can also bring up your own apps installed on your smartphone, so you are not tied into using the HUD app that comes with the device.
Connecting to the device is also very simple. It is an out of the box solution – at least to some extent. You will need to follow the instructions to mount it onto your dashboard, but once you have it in place, all you need to do is connect to it wirelessly from your smartphone. If you need to adjust the angle, you can so you have the HUD facing in exactly the direction you need it for the best view possible.
Now when you read all of this, it may seem like it is expensive, but really this is such an affordable device it is shocking. For as little as £40.00 you can have this device attached to your dashboard. What a bargain! Check out Digtology for the VIZR review.