Remember the Dash Buttons?
Imagine all the buttons being rolled into one wand, with the spirit of Alexa possessing it. You’ll get the Amazon Dash Wand.
It’s your future kitchen helper that will place orders at your voice command or at a barcode scan. If you have recipe or measurement questions, you can ask away. It’s Alexa-powered. It’s smart and it can remember your favorite wine if you need another bottle.
See how the Dash Wand can help around the house.
It’s pretty sleek, huh? The Dash can definitely help you pull off spontaneous dinner parties at home.
But, before you go buy one, you have to learn more about it. Just so you get your expectations straight.
1. It’s sort of free
Just like the $4.99 Dash buttons which get you a free $4.99 credit on your first order, the Dash Wand has the same marketing promotion.
It sells for $20 and you get $20 off your first purchase using it. You just have to register the device first.
2. It lets you order other stuff besides food
If you watched the video, you’ll know that you can order by saying the items out loud or by scanning your item’s barcode.
Know that you can also order other stuff aside from food as long as it’s available on Amazon. Think of bathroom toiletries, medicines, and other home stuff. If the item is not on Amazon, it will add a placeholder to your cart along with suggested items.
3. It can answer your food and non-food related questions
Apparently, you can ask the wand to answer your recipe questions and convert kitchen measurements. Since it’s Alexa-powered, you can also ask it about the weather this weekend. Don’t forget that you can access thousands of Alexa skills using it too.
4. It can control your smart home devices
As you have seen on the video, the Wand has the ability to control your lights. That translates to it being able to control your other smart home devices. That’s convenient.
5. You can stick it on your fridge
It’s magnetic and lightweight that you can just stick it on your fridge. It’s meant to hang in there all the time, anyway. Don’t worry about the occasional water splashes or the accidental liquid spills — it’s water-resistant.
6. It’s a standalone device.
The Wand doesn’t need the help of other Alexa devices to function. It’s a standalone device. It just needs the internet to source its intelligence. Also, it doesn’t have a wake word. It has a button that you press on when you want to speak to it.
7. It’s a bit sneaky.
Lastly, the Wand can be a bit sneaky. Amazon reviewers say that you should be cautious because some items have huge markups on them. So, if you’re financially-conscious (we all are, aren’t we?), you better double check the overpriced items before checkout.
Also, it’s battery-powered by 2 AAA batteries.
Now that you know what to expect on the Amazon Dash Wand, you can take a closer look at it here: