Yesterday Amazon announced Dash buttons that lets Prime customers replenish frequently-ordered products with a push of a button, and a shiny new pour-over coffee maker from New York-based startup Quirky is among the first to ship with the Dash Replenishment Service baked in. It's part of a new line of Dash-powered appliances called Poppy that also includes a smart instant formula machine and asmart pet feeder.
The Poppy Pour-Over is an attractive coffee maker with bronze accents that has a built-in burr grinder so your coffee is always brewed from fresh beans. Similar to other Web-connected coffee makers like this one from Mr. Coffee , coffee lovers can start brewing from anywhere with an Internet connection using the Wink app and the accompanyingWink Hub at home.
Users can fine-tune and save presets for ideal water temperature, grind size, and brew times, then share their favorite brewing recipes using the app for iOS andAndroid. A double-walled glass carafe keeps to keep your coffee hot and the hopper can store 1.25 pounds of coffee beans at a time with 10 or 20 ounce serving sizes available.
As you brew away, a sensor inside the Pour-Over maintains inventory of your remaining coffee beans and filters. When you're running low on either, the smart sensors automatically engage and place an order for you using the Amazon Dash Replenishment Service that you set up beforehand.
If it works, the whole system will finally relieve you of the responsibility to keep track and refill your coffee-making supplies. Don't worry, Amazon will also notify you every time it orders something, and you can always edit or cancel an order after it's made.
In addition to the Pour-Over coffee maker, the Poppy lineup from Quirky and GE also includes Dash Replenishment products for other members of your family. ThePoppy Formula handles remote control of your feeding schedule through the Wink app and orders formula refills when you're running low. The smartPet Feeder takes care of your pets in a similar fashion, letting you set daily feeding schedule while monitoring the remainder of your supply.
Quirky hasn't announced pricing or availability for the Poppy products yet, but you can sign up to be notified when more information is released.