It was around this time last year that Amazon debuted their solution for instant product gratification, the Dash Button, and now they are about ready to release its replacement.
A new listing was published on the FCC website today for an unnamed but very familiar looking gadget. This Bluetooth and Wifi equipped device has no product name listed and it comes from a pseudonymous company, but the model number, as well as the diagram for the underside of the device is readily recognizable.
When the first Dash button went through the FCC last year, it carried the model number JK76PL on a diagram that looked identical to the one below. Check out the model number on the new device:
It's not clear how Amazon is going to use the Bluetooth on the new Dash button, but obviously the new model is on the way.
The current Dash button is a single-use Wifi-connected web button that Amazon customers can click to reorder a product from Amazon. They cost $5 and come with a $5 credit towards your first order. Amazon has not revealed how many Dash buttons they've sold., but according to the Amazon website the retailer carries Dash buttons for 29 brands, and they're only available to Prime members.
Any guesses as to how the Bluetooth will be used? Smartphone or home automation interaction, perhaps?