FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Technology tops the holiday shopping list and Staples (SPLS) is making it easy for consumers with its huge assortment of the hottest new technology and accessories. Forty percent of holiday gift shoppers plan to give technology or tech accessories as gifts this holiday season, according to a recent Staples survey. To make the perfect technology gift happen, Staples’ assortment includes the latest tablets, mobile phones, laptops, audio, accessories and much more.
“We make it easy to find the perfect gift this holiday season with a huge assortment of the latest new technology and accessories all at great deals,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president of North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “Whether our customers like to shop online at Staples.com or in our stores, we make it easy for them to find perfect gifts, even for those difficult to buy for people.”
To help holiday shoppers find the perfect gifts at Staples, tech expert Carley Knobloch offers her top picks for the 2013 season.
“Shopping for gadgets during the holiday season can be thrilling, yet daunting,” said Knobloch. “It’s so much less stressful and much more fun to shop for technology at a trusted tech destination, like Staples, that offers a wide assortment of the must-have tech gifts at great prices.”
Carley Knobloch’s Top Picks
- Mobile devices make perfect presents, and Staples is offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone for a penny after savings with a new 2-year contract agreement or qualified 2-year upgrade as part of its Black Friday deals, which start on Thanksgiving Day. Complete the gift with a bright-colored, protective such as the Otterbox Defender Series ($49.99).
- Tablet-Mania: There’s nothing quite like giving someone a new, lighter model tablet. Tablets are a unique product that’s great for kids, grandparents, and everyone in between – they really adapt to an individual’s needs. Top choices include new Windows 8 tablets such as the Microsoft Surface 2 Pro (starting at $899), which has a USB port and SD card reader, or a Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet ($329.99).
- The Kindle Fire HD (starting at $169) is a great tablet for families: It’s loaded with features parents approve of, such as controls that can set time limits for each child.
- Beats Solo HD headphones ($199.99), make listening to music fabulous and fashionable, and come in an array of fashion forward colors.
- Getting a new computer this year? Consider a laptop or Chromebook, like the Samsung 11.6” Chromebook ($249), a light, portable and powerful computer that features a Google Chrome operating system.
- Technology accessories also make perfect stocking stuffers. Consider the Mophie Juice Pack Plus Case ($107.99) to keep charged up, a protective Speck CandyShell Case for iPad Mini ($39.99) or, for the music lover, the Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats Headphones ($99.95).
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
About the Survey
The Staples Winter Holiday Survey was conducted by Kelton between October 16th and October 21st, 2013 among 1,071 nationally representative Americans ages 18 and over, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas are set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the entire U.S. population ages 18 and over. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample. The margin of error for any subgroups will be slightly higher. Kelton is a leading global insights firm serving as a partner to more than 100 of the Fortune 500 and thousands of smaller companies and organizations. Utilizing a wide range of customized, innovative research techniques and staff expertise in marketing, branding, PR, media, and business strategy; Kelton helps drive our clients' businesses forward
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