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Staples Makes Last-Minute Tech Holiday Shopping Easy
Company Offers Wide Variety and Incredible Value on the Latest Technology Products

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Dec 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is providing customers with the gift of technology this holiday season no matter when they choose to shop. Throughout this week and leading up to Christmas Eve, last-minute holiday shoppers will find a variety of products at great values from the latest technology to budget-friendly stocking stuffers. In addition, Staples will be sending out exclusive deals via email with savings up to 50 percent off and promotions such as $50 off select laptops. Customers can go to www.staples.com/email to sign-up and save.

"Our goal is to make buying technology easy by offering our customers expert advice, the newest products, great value and convenience throughout the holiday shopping season," said Jevin Eagle, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing at Staples. "Shoppers will find a wide assortment of choices from high-end technology to affordable gifts for anyone on their list."

Hot Technology Gift Ideas:

Shoppers will also discover a new and exciting in-store experience featuring an impressive collection of the latest technology products for anyone, from business professionals to casual shoppers on the go.

Customers can try out Amazon's Kindle, the popular reading device that wirelessly downloads books, magazines, newspapers and more to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight. See first-hand the Kindle DX, Amazon's largest Kindle featuring a 9.7" viewing screen ($139.00-$379.00).

For music lovers, look no further than Beats(TM) by Dr. Dre(TM). These high-performance headphones capture studio-quality sound in a compact, stylish design. Available in two models, the Beats Solo on-ear style (black or white, $179.99 in most stores and Staples.com) and iBeats in-ear buds (black or chrome, $99.99 in most stores and Staples.com).

Flip Video(TM) cameras combine pocket-size portability with a 2-inch viewing screen, making it easy to capture memories on the go and watch video anywhere, anytime. Available in the Flip UltraHD(TM) and pocket-sized Flip MinoHD(TM), these video cameras offer vivid, vibrant HD video ensuring no moment goes missed again ($149.99-$179.00).

The TomTom(R) XL 340TM and XXL 540TM help everyone on the go outsmart traffic and road changes with new models offering lifetime map and traffic updates ($229.99-$259.99).

Stuff Their Stockings:

Staples offers affordable technology for the holiday season perfect for stocking stuffers, host gifts or an office party swap.

Stay safe on the road with the Omnitech(TM) Bluetooth headset and hands-free speakerphone, exclusive to Staples, combining functionality and style at an affordable price. Featuring up to 8 hours of talk time for the headset and up to 12 hours for the speakerphone ($9.99 for headset and $20.00 for speakerphone).

Stuff everyone's stocking with the colorful, affordable and popular Omnitech Mini-Speaker. Exclusive to Staples and available in vibrant jewel tones like pink, green, blue and purple, this expandable palm sized speaker packs a powerful punch for an amazing price ($10 in-store, black available at Staples.com).

For fun technology accessories that don't sacrifice quality, give the gift that sparkles and shines only from Staples with the Omnitech Bling Mouse ($12.99), 4GB Bling Flash Drive ($14.99) and Omnitech Bling Earbuds available in silver, pink, and purple ($10- all bling items in-store only). For the perfect host gift this holiday season, Omnitech Digital Ornaments add a personal touch to holiday decorating and displaying holiday memories. (Available as festive ornament ball for $10 in red, gold, green and silver in-store, or seasonal snowflake- $12).

And to Make it Easy:

Can't decide which tech to buy? Give the gift that gives it all - a Staples Gift Card. Perfect for any budget, Staples Gift Cards can be purchased in any denomination and used in-store. New this year, Staples eGift Cards are now available for purchase online at Staples.com and can reach a recipient's inbox within hours.

Put those digital cameras to work by creating a gift that lasts the whole year. Holiday calendars ($9.99 via www.staplescopycenter.com and $15.99 in-store)can easily be created from a template or customized with personal photos and areperfect to help everyone remember important dates. Or create fun and personalized holiday cards for friends and family at Staples Copy and Print Centers. Personalized photo cards ($9.99 online for 24 cards and blank white envelopes or $14.99 in-store) feature dozens of unique designs. Plus by going online to place your order and with same-day service available, it is never too late to get those holiday or New Year's cards in the mail.

Keep the tech ticking with 100% back in Staples Rewards(R) on 20-packs of AA or AAA Duracell(R) batteries. During the holiday season (through 1/1/11), it's like getting batteries for free, and a great way to ensure all those tech items stay up and running after the holidays have passed.

And to making shopping easier on-the-go, Staples is letting customers review and purchase gifts through www.staples.com on any web-enabled mobile phone. Additionally, customers can also find the latest deals and learn more about products on the Staples iPhone application.

Shoppers looking for extra guidance in finding the perfect gift can visit the Staples Interactive Holiday Tech Guide or keep up with the latest on savings at www.staples.com/weeklyad, http://www.twitter.com/staplestweets, or http://www.facebook.com/staples. In addition, Staples offers customers a price-match guarantee. If shoppers find a lower price on an identical item, Staples will match that price or credit the difference within 14 days of the purchase (see www.staples.com for more information).

About Staples

Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products and services. Our broad selection of office supplies, electronics, technology and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and copying and printing, helps our customers run their offices efficiently. With 2009 sales of $24 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia serving businesses of all sizes and consumers. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today ranks second worldwide in e-commerce sales. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.

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SOURCE: Staples, Inc.

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