Amazon unveil button that looks like a joke... but isn't

1 April 2015

amazoninstant Amazon have announced the Dash Button, which looks 100% like a hoax, but remarkably, it isn't.

This little device allows you to order things at the touch of a button, as it is a WiFi enabled controller which is connected to your phone through the Amazon app.

You stick the buttons around your house, on things that you use regularly. So you can pop one on your washing machine and when you start running low on washing powder, you tap the button and it automatically puts an order through to Amazon for you.

A load of brands have signed-up with the Dash Button and are available to order through the Dash Button program, provided you're a Prime customer.

If you're a button basher, you are given a half-hour window to cancel any orders, which is something.

Amazon spokesperson Kinley Pearsall confirmed to the LA Times that the Dash Button is absolutely real, and available to Amazon Prime customers by invitation only.

Watch the video below and reluctantly applaud Amazon for launching this product on April Fools Day, which leaves more people talking about it than normal, as everyone ponders about whether or not it is a prank.

TOPICS:   Technology   High Street News   Freebies

1 comment

  • Mick T.
    God help those that have toddlers - better put those buttons up high!

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