Amazon Dash Wand

As the cheapest option to access to a limited Amazon Alexa, how does the Amazon Dash Wand stack up? Here are the compiled results from three reviews:

ReviewerScoreNormalized ScoreProsCons
cnet8/1080/100Easy to set up and easy to use, Access to Alexa's third-party skills and smart home controls are both especially nice touchesAlexa can't stream music, Can't schedule reminders or set kitchen timers
PC Mag4/580/100Inexpensive. Useful barcode scanner, Lots of Alexa features, Accurate voice detectionIncomplete Alexa feature set, Spotty Wi-Fi performance in testing
Techhive3.5/570/100Compact, Refrigerator-friendly design, The cheapest Alexa device you can buyReliance on AA batteries limits Alexa's abilities, Amazon Fresh too geographically limited.

Amazon Dash Wand

Amazon Dash Wand

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Review 3



  • Easy to set up
  • Inexpensive
  • Compact


  • Alexa can't stream music
  • Spotty Wi-Fi performance in testing
  • Reliance on AA batteries limits Alexa's abilities