It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.
Staples Connect will launch supporting perhaps the largest curated ecosystem of smart home devices.
Apple's tablet lineup was previously available just through Staples' online store.
From light bulbs that stay on during power outages to a keyboard that doesn't require a surface, CNET's Sumi Das checked out some of the new offerings at CES Unveiled.
The retailer says it expects to close the stores by the end of 2015 and save approximately $500 million in the process.
We see potential in this system, and at $99, the price is right.
This smart home solution can integrate multiple devices into a single, easy-to-use ecosystem.
Zonoff and Staples Connect will expand with new partners in 2014.
The products are available online but not in retail stores, as the chain continues to gradually expand its lineup of Apple products.
The brick-and-mortar stores have removed the lockers used for temporarily storing purchases for Amazon customers, Bloomberg reports.