- Called Dash Wand, the hand-held, Wi-Fi enabled gadget lets users add groceries to their online shopping cart via voice commands or by scanning the barcode on a specific product.
- Amazon had initially released the Dash Wand back in 2014, which boasts the similar features to the new device – but it was not powered by Alexa.
- The upgraded version does not just help you stay on top of your household goods and groceries, but it can be used to tweak the lights around the home, find places to eat in your neighborhood and help you find the perfect dish to make for a party.
- This device is another weapon Amazon has devised to wiggle its way into the grocery business, as it has been predicted that by 2025 online food shopping could account for as much as 20 percent of the market.
- The device does not just help you stay on top of your household goods and groceries, but it can be used to tweak the lights around the home, find places to eat in your neighborhood and help you find the perfect dish to make for a party
The news, found in leaked documents, had also revealed that Amazon’s goal is to open up 2,000 Fresh-branded grocery stores over the next decade – and they will open 200 every year to hit the mark.
Amazon is lending a hand in the kitchen with a new device that orders groceries, finds recipes and more – all using voice commands. Called Dash Wand, the Alexa powered device is only $20.
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By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
Published: 17:36 EDT, 15 June 2017 | Updated: 05:21 EDT, 16 June 2017