As if the Amazon Dash Buttons weren't cool enough or the fact that you could just tell your Echo to buy things for you, Amazon now has a Dash Wand that lets you tell things you want or scan them before adding them to your cart.
The Dash Wand is a tiny handheld device with a microphone and a barcode scanner. When you want to purchase any of the household items, say, shampoo, you can just say "shampoo" or a particular brand name into the Dash Wand or use the barcode scanner on it to scan the barcode on the back of your shampoo bottle. Amazon will use that information to add the item to your cart. This lets you conveniently add items that you may be running out of in your house as soon as you notice them instead of waiting for when you may be near your phone or computer and risk forgetting about it entirely. Also, because the Dash Wand has Alexa, you can use it as a mini Amazon Echo as well.
The Dash Wand runs on two AAA batteries and connects using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which can be configured through the iPhone or Android app. It is magnetic so easily sticks to your fridge and also has a loop so you can hang it in your kitchen. The body is made to withstand messy hands in the kitchen, although it's not exactly water-resistant.
Amazon says the Dash Wand is essentially free, since for the price of $20 that you pay for the Dash Wand, you also get $20 store credit. You also get a free 90-day trial of AmazonFresh service. Dash Wand is only available in the US for now.
By Lilly on Jun 15, 2017 at 11:35 PM
- Qualcomm introduces chips for smart speakers, USB-C headphones and more - Jun 14, 2017
- Qualcomm to change Snapdragon naming convention - Jun 14, 2017
- 836M people in China use 4G - Apr 27, 2017
- NuAns is back with Neo Reloaded, but it's Android-powered - Feb 18, 2017
- Toshiba to sell computer-chip business in order to save itself from bankrupcy - Feb 14, 2017
- The Android Market will finally die on June 30 - Jun 21, 2017
- YouTube TV to be available in more markets very soon - Jun 24, 2017
- European Commision fines Google €2.4B for breaking antitrust law - Jun 27, 2017
- AMD announces Vega Frontier Edition pricing and availability - Jun 29, 2017
- Allo for Web coming soon, confirms Google - Jul 10, 2017
- Oreo reaches 0.3% of the Android market in latest distribution chart - Nov 13, 2017
- Razer is going to announce something on Nov 1, and it could be a smartphone - Oct 12, 2017
- Android Pay passes 1,000 supported financial institutions - Oct 3, 2017
- MediaTek likely to launch entry segment chipset with 18:9 support at IMC - Sep 27, 2017
- Android Oreo update for Essential Phone coming soon - Sep 19, 2017