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Amazon Dash Wand Review: Alexa, help me spend even more money on Amazon

Point this wand at food and it will eventually appear (for a price).
Amazon Dash Wand Review

The Amazon Dash Wand costs $20 but comes with a $20 credit off your first purchase made with it.


The Dash Wand is basically a food scanner with Alexa built in. Tell her what you want, or physically scan the item you're about to run out of, and the wand will instantly add it to your Amazon shopping cart. Plus, it’s basically free.


Slide the two included AAA batteries into the back of the Dash Wand, visit an online activation page on your phone, and choose the Wi-Fi network you want to join—that's really all it takes to start shopping

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