Amazon's 100 new Dash buttons includes one for Trojan condoms that is both real and spectacular

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Trojan Gets Its Own Amazon Dash Button

Nothing says you're a savvy shopper — and responsible about your health — like an inch-long Trojan button plastered to your wall that you press to order more condoms.

Amazon announced an expanded slate of over 100 branded Dash buttons on Thursday to speed up the process of ordering everything from Doritos, and Vitamin Water to, yes, condoms.

When Amazon first revealed plans to offer dozens of physical shopping buttons to be pasted up all around our homes, some readers thought then it was an April Fools' Day gag.

SEE MORE: Check out all the other April Fools' Day pranks and fake stories!

It didn't help that the announcement, like today's announcement, came one day before the treacherous Internet holiday.

But Amazon cleared that up real quick last year with a memorable statement to Mashable: "Indeed it is real."

Check out last year's best pranks:

Pranks gallery to add to April Fools' Day pages (fun photos only)
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Amazon's 100 new Dash buttons includes one for Trojan condoms that is both real and spectacular
Just a few hours left to get the all-new #SelfieStick for dogs! Buy it now:
#PatriotsNation breaths a collective sigh of relief when they realize it's #AprilFools Day...
Sriracha Filled Gummies…coming soon.
Introducing Grøüber, the revolutionary new car service from Groupon. Read more:
They said it couldn't be done.
New LinkedIn Magic Mirror: Professional Photo Filters That Reveal Your Secret Career Dreams
We're SO excited to announce our new #SelfieShoes.Step up your selfie game. Take a #shoefie. Watch Now:
Just in time for Earth Month, the NEW Waterless Shower Head! #NoWaterAllClean
Sometimes the best pranks are the simplest ones.
Want to smell like a Whopper? Check out BK's new fragrance: #AprilFools?
Used my moms phone to prank Allegra into thinking she was subscribed cat facts #AprilFools
Introducing #Cudl – our new tablet for couples. No more surfing the web alone; time to #CudlUp
The Google Maps: #PokémonChallenge NEEDS to be real! Who doesn't want to catch 'em all?! via @YouTube
In 1996, @tacobell announced its purchase of the Liberty Bell with this full-page #AprilFools ad.

April Fools Day 2010

photo: JeffreyNathaniel/Flickr

The Hoff pasted to the back of her car , someone was in that front room playing video games or something and never saw us do any of this.

photo: PalaceofPranks/Flickr

It's easy to find the poster I added, but I can't take credit for it. I read about some genius posting these around New York City. I found it hillarious, and so did anyone I showed it too. It went over pretty well... for a few hours. But once again, someone without a sense of humor took these down too.

photo: Perfectance/Flickr

Do give this one a try! (IF you have no printer, you can always sketch a fish on paper, right?) Works excellent on colleagues, fellow students, family members and random strangers.

photo: vintagedept/Flickr

Topeka? Yes, for April Fools Day, Google changed its name to Topeka. There is a story behind this prank.

photo: arellis49/Flickr

For April Fools day, I converted my site into a Lisa Loeb fan site.

Pedestrians walk through an "e-lane" Monday, April 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter used April Fool's Day to have a little fun with what he says is a real problem: distracted walking. City officials painted lines and oblivious stick-figure pictures on one stretch of John F. Kennedy Boulevard near City Hall as a jab at pedestrians who keep their eyes on their cellphone screens and not their surroundings. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
This frame grab image released by Google shows the Google Nose site, a parody site in celebration of April Fools' Day. Having already debuted its wearable Google Glass, the company on Monday showcased “Google Nose,” adding scents to it search results. (AP Photo/Google)
 A roll of paper towel frosted with icing and sugar confections to make it look like a real cake. Goes with April Fools Pranks story.  (Photo By Karl Gehring/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Legislative intern Luke Hansen works at his aluminum-foil-coverd desk at the Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., Friday, April 1, 2005. As an April Fools' day prank, fellow interns wraped Hansen's desk and everything on it with aluminum foil. Hansen is from Milwaukee, Wis. He is a second-year law student at the University of North Dakota. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid)

LinkedIn April Fools Recommendations 

photo: DavidErickson/Flickr

Best April Fools prank do far goes to @WarbyParker for their new Canine Collection. 

photo: [kilodelta]/Flickr

Ready for a shopping experience built around you? Buckle up. The #FannyBasket has arrived. Check the link in our profile for the whole story.

One year later, the Dash buttons are still real and they're more spectacular than ever.

The buttons are available for free to Amazon Prime members, a subscription service that offers expedited shipping and other perks. They are said to be gaining in popularity.

"Prime members are using Dash Buttons at an increasing rate—over the last three months, Dash Button orders have grown by more than 75%," Daniel Rausch, director of Amazon Dash, said in a statement. "Customers are using Dash Buttons more than once a minute, helping ensure they never run out of their everyday essentials."

The growing list of Dash buttons, silly as they might sound, are a key part of Amazon's ambitious efforts to become the first and last stop for every purchase, whether it be an expensive television or a refill of toilet paper.

The road to that goal is paved with its Echo voice-powered assistant, a robust website and apps and, of course, a button for ordering condoms.

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