Smart Soap Dispenser Launched by Amazon

Amazon recently launched a smart soap dispenser that helps you make sure you’re washing your hands right.

Amazon recently launched a smart soap dispenser that helps you make sure you’re washing your hands right.

The soap dispenser has lights on the top that slowly count down 20 seconds, so you know if you’ve washed your hands for the CDC-recommended minimum amount of time.

The $54.99 soap dispenser has lights on the top that slowly count down 20 seconds, so you know if you’ve washed your hands for the CDC-recommended minimum amount of time. It also works with Amazon Echo devices, which means you can set an Echo speaker to play music, tell you the weather, a joke, or something else every time you wash your hands.

It doesn’t appear to offer Amazon’s Dash replenishment service, which can automatically order more of a product — in this case soap — when it knows levels are running low.

Other companies are also offering ways for people to wash their hands for the CDC-recommended minimum amount of time. The Apple Watch, for example, can detect when you’re washing your hands and will automatically start a countdown timer.

Amazon says the smart soap dispenser has 3 months of battery life, after which it can be recharged through a microUSB port on the back. It begins shipping Aug. 4.

Originally published by: CNBC News

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