Dash gadget to let you restock kitchen with a whisper

If writing a shopping list and braving busy supermarket aisles fills you with dread, help is at hand.

Amazon’s ‘Dash’ gadget has arrived in the UK and lets users add groceries to their basket by scanning them or by simply talking to the device.

Chosen items can then be delivered to their door using Amazon’s grocery delivery service, which recently launched in the UK, making grocery shopping less of a chore.

‘Whether a customer is reading a recipe or restocking their fridge, Dash allows them to build their shopping list without having to browse Amazon.co.uk on a smartphone, tablet or computer,’ Amazon said.

The device learns as it is used, enabling it to recognise millions of products from groceries , kitchen knives and even beauty products.

Shoppers can use it like a dictaphone to store items in their online shopping basket by speaking into dash’s built-in microphone.

They can also use its LED scanner to scan items that are a pain to pronounce or aren’t instantly recognised.

Ajay Kavan, Vice President of AmazonFresh, which rolled out last month for some London postcodes, said: ‘With Dash, at any given time, customers can keep track of products when they come to mind and scan to reorder groceries and household essentials as soon as they run out.’

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