Nov. 4, 2015
The new Hiku smart kitchen button can do your grocery shopping
Before Amazon started filling homes with grocery-ordering buttons, magic wands, and AI-enabled speakers, a company called Hiku made a device for your kitchen that quickly assembled shopping lists.
If you want to do it the slightly more old-fashioned way, you can still just use the Hiku device and app to generate shared shopping lists.
There's new hardware, it's cheaper, and Hiku can now also use your list to place orders with Walmart's or Peapod's online grocery services.
This ability is now coming stateside thanks to integration with APIs from Walmart and Peapod, which Hiku CEO Rob Katcher says makes the smart shopping feature available in more than 40 markets across 24 states.
Cheaper, faster, strongerThe price of the Hiku is being dropped from $79 to $49 through the rest of this year.