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Staples Connect hub updated as smart home gets lower point of entry

Staples Connect hub updated as smart home gets lower point of entry

Staples is readying a refresh of its Staples Connect home automation system, with a new hub launching this fall packing more radios, and a price trimming for the existing model. The updated hardware - which adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE, among other things - will arrive alongside a new in-store push for smart home tech, with Staples planning to put interactive displays in the aisles that will demonstrate how more than 150 connected devices can work together, such as lights, wearables, and thermostats.

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Staples Connect launches to tame the smart home

Staples Connect launches to tame the smart home

Staples has launched its smart home platform, Staples Connect, bundling third-party sensors, lights, wireless sockets and locks, and more, with a universal control hub that links them together. The $99 Staples Connect hub - which works with Honeywell, Philips hue, Lutron, Yale, GE, First Alert, and other brands of home automation kit - will be sold alone as well as in themed kits, such as for those wanting to take remote control over lighting or security monitoring, with a single iOS and Android app to manage them.

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Staples to begin carrying Apple devices

Staples to begin carrying Apple devices

It looks like Apple and Staples has come to an agreement that will allow Staple to sell Apple's products through its U.S. retail stores. The first confirmation came from Regis Mulot, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Staples, who sent out a tweet saying, "After Canada, #Apple products arecoming to #Staples in US. Great news!". We assume that Regis Mulot was a little too trigger happy with his tweet because it was deleted soon after. Fortunately for us, many other executives has confirmed the agreement as well.


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Staples to add Amazon Lockers to US stores

Staples to add Amazon Lockers to US stores

If you like to shop on Amazon.com for gifts or unmentionable items, and you don't want them to be delivered to your home some areas have Amazon lockers as an alternative. The Amazon Locker service is exactly what it sounds like, a locker unit placed in retail locations in some cities where your purchases are delivered rather than your home or office.

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