Be the first to shop Amazon’s new smart soap dispenser — it has a timer, plays music and more

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I’m sure many folks wish we were totally “back to normal” by now, but alas, we are where we are. Face masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing are all still very much an integral part of everyday life.

Given that the simple act of washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against illness, it shouldn’t be surprising that Amazon designed a product to help us all do it better. After all, Amazon is best known for making life easier, right? The new Amazon smart soap dispenser is now available for pre-order, and as expected, it’s a hand-washing game-changer.

Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser, $54.99

Credit: Amazon

First, let’s just admire how pretty the Amazon smart soap dispenser is. Regardless of your home decor, it will look good on any bathroom or kitchen sink countertop. It’s modern, stylish and sleek, so it gets major bonus points for not being an eyesore.

When it comes to functionality, the Amazon smart soap dispenser has all the bells and whistles. It obviously automatically dispenses soap when your hand is detected under the nozzle, but that’s not all. You can control how much soap you need by placing your hand farther or closer to the nozzle. Pretty genius, right?

Another cool design feature? The soap dispenser has a visual timer at the top that counts down 20 seconds, the recommended amount of time people should spend washing their hands, according to the CDC.

Of course, no Amazon device would be complete without some fun Alexa and Echo features. According to Amazon, “You can also connect a compatible Echo device and create an Alexa Routine to have your Echo automatically play songs, fun facts, jokes, and more while you wash.”

Not only can you pre-order the Amazon smart soap dispenser now, but Amazon is also offering special value bundles that include soap refills from Seventh Generation and Mrs. Meyers. Hand washing has never been more imperative, so make it easy (and fun!) with this must-have gadget.

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