In a move that should surprise no one, especially since smart homes have come a long way in recent years, Amazon just announced that it will discontinue Dash buttons sales globally.
The Dash buttons were one of Amazon’s first forays into homes, launching in 2015 as a solution for better home shopping experiences.
Allowing users to simply push a button to reorder supplies like laundry detergent or paper towels, Dash buttons were nifty, $5 gadgets supported by more than a hundred brands.
Now, with Alexa-featuring devices that control the market and with the Echo Wand which can scan barcodes, it should not be surprising that Amazon Dash buttons are quickly becoming obsolete.
“Dash button was an awesome stepping stone into the world of connected home. We never imagined a future where customers had 500 buttons in their home.
We imagined a future where the home was taking care of itself, including replenishing everyday items that customers would rather not worry about,” said an Amazon rep in a CNET announcement.
Don’t worry though, existing Dash buttons will continue getting support, you simply won’t be able to order any new ones.