Amazon Dash Buttons will stop working on August 31st

Amazon’s Dash Buttons always felt like a weird experiment/monument to consumerism. Buy this small wireless gadget for $5, tap it whenever you want to re-order soap, pet food, or other frequently-purchased items, and Amazon will bill you and ship your product automatically (and give you a $5 credit with your first order). First launched in […]

Amazon Dash buttons discontinued (but existing users can keep buying stuff by clicking the buttons)

Amazon’s $5 Dash Buttons debuted in 2015, allowing you to buy a $5 button that you could place anywhere in your home so that you could instantly order refills from Amazon simply by pressing a button. Need more dog food? Press a button and it’s delivered within days (or hours). Out of laundry detergent? There’s […]

Amazon Dash Wand can’t play music… but it lets you use Alexa for more than shopping

Amazon’s new Dash Wand is a $20 device that runs on two AA batteries, lets you scan barcodes of products around your house to order refills from Amazon, and also lets you shop with your voice thanks to integration with Amazon’s Alexa Voice service. When Amazon announced the new Dash Wand last week, I noted […]

goButton is a one-click button for anything (Crowfunding Amazon Dash buttons for the rest of the world)

Amazon’s Dash buttons are small, internet-connected wireless buttons that you can press to instantly re-order anything from snacks to household products like cleaning supplies. Amazon sells them for $5 each, and typically gives you a $5 credit the first time you use one, which makes the buttons practically free. Like the idea of a simple […]

Amazon Dash buttons go virtual: order one-click refills from Amazon website

Amazon Dash buttons are tiny buttons that you can use around the home to order refills on things you order regularly, like laundry detergent, trash bags, or snacks. Amazon has been selling Dash buttons to customer for $5 since 2015. But now you don’t need to buy a physical Dash button to use the one-click ordering system […]

Amazon Dash buttons now available outside the US (in Germany, Austria, UK)

Amazon’s Dash buttons are small, internet-connected gadgets with one use: press a button to place an order for products you need to re-order regularly. Running out of toilet paper, toothpaste, or laundry detergent? There are buttons for that. Cat food and condoms too, among many other things. First offered only in the US, Amazon is […]

Amazon’s latest Dash Button is the programmable $20 AWS IoT Button

Amazon’s Dash buttons are small, internet-connected buttons that usually do one thing: let you order refills of specific products from Amazon. The company sells them for $5 and gives you a $5 credit on your first order, which basically makes them free. But if you’re not the sort of person who orders a lot of […]

Hacking Amazon’s Dash $5 shopping button for non-shopping purposes

Amazon Dash buttons are small physical buttons that you can click to order items from Amazon. The retailer will send you one for $5, and you can connect it to you Amazon account to automatically order pet food, diapers, trash bags, grocery items, laundry detergent, or other items you need to buy regularly — all […]

Amazon Dash $5 shopping button now available… might be useful for more than shopping

Amazon Dash buttons are tiny internet-connected buttons that you can put anywhere in your house and tap to order re-fills of items you regularly purchase. First unveiled earlier this year, Amazon Dash buttons are now available for $5 each. With this battery-powered, Wi-Fi enabled button, Amazon Prime shoppers can quickly order a single item without having […]