Amazon’s Press-To-Order Dash Buttons Are Officially Discontinued

Chris Welch reporting for The Verge:

Amazon’s Dash buttons are no more. The tiny stick-on buttons that allowed customers to quickly reorder popular household items with a press have been discontinued by the online retailer, as confirmed by CNET. […]

Existing Dash buttons will continue to function “so long as the public keeps using them,” CNET says. The company seems to believe that the smart home and its Alexa voice assistant have obviated the need for Dash buttons. Plus, some appliance makers have built the Dash Replenishment Service directly into their products to help consumers quickly reorder associated items.

Last month, a German court ruled that the Dash buttons violate the country’s consumer protection laws, claiming that the press-to-buy mechanism fails to provide enough information about a product’s price.

This sucks. I really like those little dash buttons, and I don’t want to buy an Echo just to get the same convenience that these little buttons provided. Oh well. C’est la Vie.