Amazon's been trying to make it easier for people to hand over their money for a while now, especially with the things they order on a regular basis. Dash buttons let you order things by pressing a button, but Dash Replenishment is going to make it absolutely effortless. And that's not hyperbole, because your devices will be able to order new things without any input from you.
This obviously only applies to connected devices, and doesn't mean your washing machine or printer will suddenly become sentient and connect to the internet by itself. You also need a device that supports Dash Replenishment Services. But the gist of it is that the machines own internal sensors will be able to sense when you're running low on something important, and orders some more so you never actually manage to run out.
So far only a limited number of devices are involved but Amazon has confirmed that there are already dishwashers from Bosch and Siemens that can order detergent automatically, and printers from KYOCERA that make sure you never run out of ink or toner. On top of that a number of brands are actively developing new devices that can integrate with Dash Replenishment, including:
- Beko, Candy, and Hoover dishwashers that order in new tablets and rinse aid
- Toshiba remote controls that order new batteries
- Candy, Haier, Hoover, and Sharp washing machines that order in detergent and fabric softener
- illy coffee machines that make sure you never run out of those wasteful capsules
No doubt more of these devices will arrive in the near future, so you don't actually have to worry about making sure your house is stocked up with all the necessary supplies. Assuming you're not willing to continually shop around and see who has the best deals.