Tech Expert Carley Knobloch Offers Tips on Finding the Perfect
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2013--
Technology tops the holiday shopping list and Staples (Nasdaq: 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
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
Surface 2 Pro (starting at $899), which has a USB port
and SD card reader, or a Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet ($329.99).
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.
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
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
(Nasdaq: 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
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405