I have struggled for a while to make sense of the Reviver digital license plate. I talked about it a number of years back, and it was neat then, but today it seems like a novelty. Why? OK, so it does have personalization and message features, like marking your car as stolen. It allows for registration renewal, location features, and trip monitoring, but most of the features are already built into cars that you’d spend the extra $200 a year to have the plates. They announced that they are out of beta now, and California, Arizona and Michigan drivers can dive in, but is this really worth it? It seems more of a status symbol than anything else, and is relegated in my mind to a far more costly version of the vanity plate.

They have plenty of cool features, but it’ll cost you.

Found at gizmodo.com