Place it. Press it. Get it. Online shopping has never been easier with Amazon’s incessant attempt to fulfill their vision “to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.”
This home ordering kit has buttons that adhere to different devices and is connected to Wi-Fi. For example, if you need a new supply of trash bags, all you have to do is stick the Glad –branded button.
For now, Dash is restricted to a small number of brands that can be purchased – such as Tide detergent, Huggies diapers, Glad trash bags, Bounty paper towels, Cotonelle toilet paper, Gilette razors etc. There is a complete list of items available on the website. The dash can be set via Amazon Smartphone app, enabling customers to choose the products and the quantity needed.
A message is sent to your phone and, in order to avoid mistakes, there is a half an hour period of time before the order is processed, during which you can change your mind. Afterwards, the products can be delivered to your home within an hour.
Amazon is nowadays putting efforts in providing faster service to encourage consumers to receive their newest gadgets with open arms.
Ted Benson was the one who developed this gadget that was released on April Fool’s Day, making everyone believe that it was just a joke. Nevertheless, the buttons are as real as they get and it seems that Benson even found a way to make them do even more than just shop.
He hacked the Amazon Dash and gave details about how he managed to do it in a video he released online, so that other people can do it too.
The process does not require a lot of engineering skills and you don’t even need any tools to do it, as the hacking is only carried out using the software. Afterwards, you can record any type of data you want and help the button detect various things you would want detected, apart from shopping delivery. All you need to do is write a computer program, which you can find online, after you’ve checked out Ted Benson’s instructions.
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