Amazon finally made a portable device that puts Alexa in your pocket, and it’s free right now

 yahoo.com  6/20/2017 3:15:20 PM   Maren Estrada

Amazon’s smart speakers like the Echo and Echo Dot are fantastic devices. They can be placed strategically around your house to give you access to Alexa in certain rooms around your home. In fact, you can even buy nifty accessories that transform them into portable speakers, so you can carry them with you anywhere. They’re portable, sure, but they’re not exactly pocketable, and that’s where Amazon’s hot new Dash Wand comes in. This little device fits in your pocket and puts the power of all of Alexa’s skills at your fingertips. It even has a built-in scanner so you can scan barcodes and automatically order products.

The good news is that Amazon is running a special promotion for Prime subscribers that makes the new Dash Wand completely free — buy it for $20, then get a $20 credit when you register it. The bad news is that it’s unfortunately sold out right now. You can still order one and take advantage of Amazon’s free promotion though, and your Dash Wand will ship as soon as they’re back in stock.

Here are some key details from the product page:

  • Groceries have never been easier. All new Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa helps you find recipes, convert cups to ounces, buy and reorder essentials, find nearby restaurants and more.
  • Purchase Dash Wand for $20 and get $20 off your next purchase after you register the device. *
  • Prime members in select areas can try AmazonFresh free for 90 days (normally $14.99 per month). **
  • Say it or scan a barcode. It’s added to your shopping cart. Just say “paper towels.”
  • Water-resistant, durable design, and magnetic so you can stick it on your fridge. You’ll need an iPhone or Android phone to register the device.

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