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Amazon's Dash buttons are no more

Online retailer, Amazon, has stopped selling its Dash buttons.

First launched way back in April 2015, the small plastic buttons could be placed around your house and, if for example, you ran out of washing powder, you were able to press the button, and later, more would arrive to your door by Amazon.

You could stick the buttons almost anywhere around the home: on the washing machine for example, or in the bathroom cabinet and press the brightly coloured button to order more toothpaste or washing powder when you've run out.

It didn't matter if someone in your household kept pressing the Dash buttons, either, as the Amazon app on your phone would send you a notification to let you know that the button had been pressed and you had the option to cancel or proceed to order the product.

Amazon have said that the Dash ordering buttons are no longer required because of automatic re-ordering and product subscriptions. making them unnecessary.

How much did the buttons cost and how did they communicate with Amazon?

The Dash buttons connected to your Wi-Fi network at home and could be configured via the Amazon app - downloadable from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

In the United Kingdom (UK), the buttons cost £4.99. The price of this was deducted from your first order, though. They cost $4.99 in the US.

There are now even more ways to purchase and re-order products from Amazon, thanks to the launch of Amazon's voice-controlled Echo devices and simply tapping inside the Amazon app on your smartphone or tablet.

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