Amazon Dash Wand
Amazon launched its new Dash Wand on Thursday, which lets you order groceries by voice command
You may remember the Amazon Dash, a small handheld device that made it easier for you to buy groceries and other household items.
Now, Amazon has released a new version of the device, the Dash Wand.
The Amazon Dash Wand includes Amazon’s smart voice assistant Alexa.
The integration of Alexa does not make it as handy as the Amazon Echo but, the Wand is specially designed for you to order products from Amazon. The Amazon Dash Wand has magnets that lets you attach it to your fridge door giving you easy access to add things to your shopping list.
The items you order will be added to your shopping cart and you can checkout via your Amazon App. The Wand let’s you use Alexa skills, this means you can control your smart lights, thermostats or just ask the wand to tell you a new recipe.
You can scan barcodes of products using the wand and they will be directly added to your shopping cart.
The Dash Wand is a few inches long and is made of black and white plastic. The device is also water resistant.
The Amazon Dash Wand is available only to Amazon Prime Subscribers and is practically free of cost. Free? How you may ask? The Wand retails at 20$ and you are provided with a gift card of 20$ upon registration of the device.
If you live in Seattle, Northern California, Southern California, New York or Philadelphia, you can take advantage of the AmazonFresh 3-month trial that comes along with the purchase of the Amazon Dash Wand.
The Amazon Dash Wand is an affordable device in the Alexa range and can be a good introduction to new users of Alexa’s voice commands. This marketing strategy by Amazon may prompt users to purchase other Alexa products in the future.