Introducing Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa

June 16, 2017

Introducing Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa

Groceries have never been easier. Say it or scan a barcode. It’s added to your shopping cart. Just say “paper towels.”

All new Dash Wand with Alexa helps you find recipes, convert cups to ounces, buy and reorder essentials, find nearby restaurants and get access to thousands of other Alexa skills.

Learn more.

The Amazon Dash Wand was announced in April 2014, a Wi-Fi connected device that allows users to build a shopping list by scanning bar codes and saying product names out loud. It connects directly with AmazonFresh, the company’s online grocery delivery service. The website for Amazon Dash highlights benefits such as “never forget an item again” and suggests users keep the device on the kitchen counter or refrigerator so that every member of the family can add items to its grocery list.[4]

The 2nd-generation Amazon Dash Barcode Scanner was announced in October 2016. it replaces the two buttons on the previous model with a single button used for both scanning barcodes and activating the microphone. The new model is also about an inch shorter and magnetic so it can be stuck to a metallic surface, like a refrigerator.

On June 15 2017, a new version of the scanner was announced by Amazon.[5] The new version has Alexa built in, allowing users to ask for recipes and order from Amazon Prime Now.[6]



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