Amazon has just launched a brand new Dash Wand to handle all your grocery needs. Powered by the Alexa smart assistant, it can order your daily needs with simple voice commands. The cylindrical gadget weighing just 31 grams can also help you find recipes, convert cups to ounces, search for nearby restaurants and more. Sporting a price tag of $20 (Rs. 1295 approx.), the Amazon Dash Wand comes with a 100 percent cash back offer.
Externally, the new Dash Wand is a black and white colored flattened cylinder-shaped gadget measuring 5.6-inches in length. It features a single round button and a bar code scanner. It uses Wi-Fi to connect to your mobile device and authenticate with your Amazon account.
Once you are done with the verification process, you can speak to the Dash Wand and place your required order. For example, if you have exhausted oats just tell ‘Order 1kg of oats’ and it will place your order without any further need of intervention. You may also use Dash Wand’s inbuilt laser scanner to scan the barcode of your desired product and reorder it instantly.
With Amazon’s Alexa preinstalled into the Dash Wand, you can use it as a home assistant too. It can answer to your recipe queries, inform you about the weather conditions, add items to your shopping wish list and more.
As of now, Amazon Dash Wand is exclusively available in the USA and supports ordering or non-electronic items only. Coming to the pricing, it costs $20 (Rs. 1295 approx.). However, if you are a Prime member, Amazon will credit you a cashback of the same amount. You can claim a discount of $20 on your next order. Additionally, the Dash Wand comes with a 90 days’ free trial of AmazonFresh.