Amazon Dash Button

Published by Cirrent team March 31, 2015

Today Amazon announced the Dash Button.  Press the button on your washing machine, and a new box of Tide magically shows up on your doorstep.

This really makes the Internet of things come to life in a very practical way: streamline your life where you want, so things are just easy! Some people find this a bit creepy—eliminating the mundane tasks from our lives—but we see it just like the invention of the dishwasher. Eliminating mundane work leads to better lives.

The thing that of course fascinates us about this product is that the ONLY barrier to it working is...the Wi-Fi password. The Dash Button is free and it's pre-configured for your Amazon account and the product. Take it out of the box and...then go through the hassle of getting it connected to Wi-Fi. We can absolutely imagine having five of these buttons around our houses: for razor blades, coffee, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, and diapers. But if we changed our home Wi-Fi password, they'd all become useless and we'd likely never reconfigure them.

We can't wait to see what the Amazon team comes up with next!