Amazon's Launched Dash in the UK, and You Can Get the Wand For Free

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Hot on the heels of the UK launch of AmazonFresh, Dash has now landed in Blighty, making the online retailer a very attractive alternative to the traditional supermarkets. If you live in one of 128 London postcodes, anyway (full list further down the page).

The voice-activated stick lets you quickly and easily add items to your Amazon basket by speaking to it. However, it also features a barcode scanner, which is ideal for the stuff you can’t pronounce. It’s only a matter of time before someone repackages it as an elaborate wand, isn’t it?

Parents of inquisitive kids will be pleased to hear that Dash doesn’t actually buy the items for you -- you still need to fire up the Amazon app or website and complete your order. So if little Rupert’s been playing with the bleach again and tried to order 12 bottles of the stuff, the biggest shock you’ll get is a medical one.

The stick costs £35, but you can get your hands on it for free from now to August 28th if you complete two AmazonFresh shopping orders.

Oh, and here are those eligible postcodes I was talking about:

DA5-8, DA14-18

E1, E10-18, E1W, E2-9, E20, EC1A, EC1M, EC1N, EC1R, EC1V, EC1Y, EC2A, EC2M, EC2N, EC2P, EC2R, EC2V, EC2Y, EC3A, EC3M, EC3N EC3P, EC3R, EC3V, EC4A, EC4M, EC4N, EC4P, EC4R, EC4V, EC4Y

IG1-5, IG11

N1, N4-11, N13, N15-19, N21-22, N1C, NW1, NW3, NW5, NW8

RM8-10, RM13

SE2-4, SE7-16, SE18, SE28

W1A, W1B, W1C, W1D, W1F, W1G, W1H, W1J, W1K, W1S, W1T, W1U, W1W, WC1A, WC1B, WC1E, WC1H, WC1N, WC1R, WC1V, WC1X, WC2A, WC2B, WC2E, WC2H, WC2N, WC2R