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Staples Goes High-Tech This Holiday Season

Offers the Seasons Hottest Assortment of Technology Gifts from HP, Dell, TomTom, Canon and More

Monday, November 12, 2007 8:00 am EST

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.

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"widescreen display plus 160 GB of storage, this notebook is ideal for media, entertainment and more. ($929.98) TomTom GO 720 GPS System: The TomTom GO 720 exhibits all of the newest features for GPS systems, including a 4.3"

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is going high-tech this holiday season, stocking the shelves with the hottest tech items, including GPS systems, digital cameras, digital photo frames and laptops all at great prices. Holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift for everyone on their list, whether they are for a tech enthusiast, co-worker, family member or friend.

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Staples is going high-tech this holiday season, stocking the shelves with its widest selection ever of the hottest tech items at great prices. Some of the season's most sought-after items include: (Top Row from Left to Right) HP Laptop and Pandigital(R) Digital Photo Frame; (Bottom Row from Left to Right) TomTom GPS and Canon Digital Camera. (Photo: Business Wire)

Staples understands the stress that accompanies the holiday shopping season, and this year were rising to the occasion by offering a full range of great gift ideas for everyone on your list including the hottest tech items, said Jevin Eagle, executive vice president of merchandising for Staples. Our top-notch selection, combined with knowledgeable and helpful store associates, convenient locations, and extended holiday hours, provide a stress-free shopping experience and brings back joy to buying gifts.

That Holiday Was Easy

Staples is carrying its widest selection ever of the seasons most sought-after items and family favorites all under one roof, making holiday shopping easy. Topping the list of favorite gifts available at Staples for the holiday season are:

Gifts for Technology Lovers

Seasons Hottest Laptops:

The HP dv6661se Notebook PC features a powerful dual-core mobile technology processor and a whopping 2 GB of memory; anyone can achieve maximum performance while running multiple applications. Available in a stylish white and silver design. ($999.98 with $50 mail-in rebate)

In November 2007, Staples became the only office supply superstore to offer Dell technology products. The Dell Inspiron 1521 represents the perfect blend of high-end multimedia and mobility. With a 15.4 widescreen display plus 160 GB of storage, this notebook is ideal for media, entertainment and more. ($929.98)

TomTom GO 720 GPS System: The TomTom GO 720 exhibits all of the newest features for GPS systems, including a 4.3" widescreen LCD. Never feel the frustration of sitting in traffic again. With RDS TMC traffic capabilities, the Tom Tom Go 720 will alert drivers of traffic ahead, and redirect them another way to avoid delays. This GPS system features optional voice recording capability, so users can have the voices of their children, family, friends, or even celebrities guide them to their destination. It also comes with an FM transmitter for clearer, louder directions through car stereo speakers and Bluetooth hands-free capabilities. ($499.99 today; $399.99 from Nov. 18-Dec. 31)

Picture This: Proudly display memories this holiday season with Staples selection of digital photo frames. The Pandigital® 7 Digital Photo Frame features a 7 LCD screen and plays images, video and music ($99.98). Canons PowerShot SD750 Digital Camera is perfect for taking family snapshots. At 7.1 megapixels, it is ideal for prints up to 13 x 19 ($249.98). Want to go big this holiday season? Personalize favorite photos with poster-size prints (18x 24) that include a white border that is perfect for messages and designs for family and friends. (Available at Staples Copy & Print Centers, $9.99)

Staples® Brand 19 Widescreen LCD Monitor: The Staples brand 19 widescreen LCD monitor is outfitted with all the best features, including four built-in USB ports, built-in speakers and a swivel base for easy, flexible viewing. Also available in 22. (Under $250)

HP Photosmart C6280 Color Flatbed All-in-One: Perfect for the holidays, this allin-one printer, scanner and copier offers high-quality, effortless printing at an affordable price. It also prints lab-quality photos and has a feature called Auto Sense that alleviates frustration by making sure photos are printing on the correct side of the page. ($199.98)

Gifts For The Fashionably Organized

Staples® Brand Business Essentials: A collection of binder clips, paper clips, magnets and push pins in a variety of patterns and colors will keep loved ones organized this holiday season. Exclusive to Staples, these business essential tools bring fun and style to office supplies. ($1.99-$5.99)

M by Staples Soft Leather Journal and Memo Cube: M by Staples is a new, unique collection of office products, only available at Staples. The collection includes rich, classic, timeless designs and patterns, including quilted and soft-leather journals and supplies with houndstooth, striped, and plaid patterns. For the Holiday season, the Soft Leather Journal M Classic is an office product that will never go out of style, and is also perfect for jotting down friends and familys holiday wish lists ($19.99). Also, decorate the office this holiday season with the Memo Cube M Classic. This newly released product stands out with personality and adds a polished look to any desk, at a great value. ($4.99)

Limited-Edition Holiday Staples® Easy ButtonTM: Designed by a 14-year-old Boys & Girls Clubs of America member, this limited-edition Easy Button was created specifically for the holidays. Staples will donate up to $100,000 beyond its current $1 million contribution each year to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America based on sales of this limited-edition Easy Button. ($4.99)

Staples® MailMate M3: The Staples MailMate M3 is a powerful full sheet and junk mail shredder that offers the same convenience of a full size 12-sheet shredder but with a compact design. The M3 can cut through CDs/DVDs, credit cards, staples and small paper clips. ($79.99)

Gifts for Family and Friends

Disney Channels High School Musical Mix Sticks (MP3 Player): Listen to favorite music this holiday season on High School Musical Mix Sticks. These MP3 players are available in a 1 GB format. ($39.99)

Motorola® Bluetooth® iPod® Adapter D650: Compatible with all iPod models using a dock connector, this adapter streams music wirelessly from an iPod to Bluetooth stereo headphones. On-the-go customers can take calls, too, when Bluetooth headphones are paired to the D650 and a Bluetooth enabled phone. Music-lovers can control the music (tracks and volume) right from their headphones while leaving their iPod in their pocket. ($59.99)

Staples® Holiday Calendars: Create a fun and personalized calendar for 2008 at Staples Copy and Print Centers, perfect for extended family and friends to help everyone remember important birthdays, events and activities this year. Either work off a template or customize the page with photos of family and friends its a great stocking stuffer for friends and family who seem to have everything. ($9.99 on Staples.com and $12.99 in-store)

MOTOROKRTM S9 Bluetooth® stereo headphones: Weighing barely an ounce and very discreet, the behind-the-head wearing headset provides a comfortable, stable fit ideal for an active lifestyle. Users can control calls and music directly from the headphones while connected to their Bluetooth stereo-enabled devices for true mobility. ($99.99 today-Dec. 31)

Visit www.staples.com/holidaypr for even more news and photos.

About Staples

Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 74,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2006 sales of $18.2 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 22 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates more than 1,900 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.

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Staples is going high-tech this holiday season, stocking the shelves with its widest selection ever of the hottest tech items at great prices. Some of the season's most sought-after items include: (Top Row from Left to Right) HP Laptop and Pandigital(R) Digital Photo Frame; (Bottom Row from Left to Right) TomTom GPS and Canon Digital Camera. (Photo: Business Wire)
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