Amazon has announced that they’re ending support for their Dash Wand barcode scanner in a month on July 21st, 2020. All indication is that both generations of the Dash Wand will completely stop functioning because Amazon is directing customers to their Device Recycling program in an email sent out this morning. Read more ›
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Amazon currently has the Dash Wand with Alexa on sale for $14.38. If you’re a Prime member, you’ll still receive a $20 credit once you use the Dash Wand to make a purchase. That means you’ll essentially get the Dash Wand for free and pocket an extra $5. You can read my review of the Dash Wand, but essentially it’s a small stick-shaped device that gives you full access to Alexa. Even if you don’t plan to use the barcode shopping capabilities, it’s a great portable way to talk to Alexa from anywhere in your house.
When Amazon added Alexa capabilities to the Dash Wand, they instantly made a mostly forgotten device interesting again. At just $20, the Dash Wand is now the least expensive Alexa-enabled device Amazon makes, and it’s even more affordable for Prime members since they get a $20 credit when activating the device, making it essentially free. Since it wasn’t originally designed to be an Alexa device, there are limitations to its voice capabilities, compared to something like the Echo Dot. Here’s an overview of the Dash Wand, as well as a detailed look into what Alexa on it can and can’t do. Read more ›