2020 is officially over, but Staples still has some great deals. Are you a gamer? Check out the Vortex gaming chair. Need a new monitor? The excellent AOC is still on sale for just $90. Just one small wrinkle: Several of these deals are sold out online, but may be available for in-store pickup at your local brick-and-mortar.
Expand your desktop workspace with this slim 1080p monitor, which features VGA and HDMI inputs and comes with a three-year warranty. If that model sells out, there's also an HP V24i for $90, though it has only a one-year warranty.
A good gaming chair is essential gear these days. (It's OK if you use it for actual work, too -- secret's safe.) This high-back seat looks pretty sweet, with contrasting black and red leather. There are blue, green and gray versions available as well. It has adjustable everything and a seven-year warranty.
I haven't put my tush on one of these, but the chair scored a 4.5-star average rating from over 3,900 buyers.
A note: This item is only available for pickup, so you can't have it shipped to your house. It's a great price, though, if you have a Staples nearby.
Looks like some of the great laptop deals are starting to get snapped up (see the HP 17-inch Core i5 laptop at the bottom of this list), but there are still some pretty solid deals to be had. This Lenovo isn't quite as big as the HP, and its processor is a bit slower, but it comes in $30 cheaper than the HP after discount, so we still think it's a pretty good deal.
If you missed the AirPods Pro deal last week, they can still be found for $199 a pair at Staples (about $30 more than the Black Friday deal but still a 20% discount). The main draw of these over standard AirPods is still the top of line noise canceling and spatial audio feature when paired with current Apple devices. Staples also carries the regular AirPods for $30 off their regular price.
Blanket your home in the warmth of Wi-Fi with the Google Nest WiFi Router and Extender pack for $189. These pods can cover up to 3,800 square feet, support up to 200 devices and are compatible with Google Assistant. Stream 4K content and game without having to worry about lag. Easily change security settings, set parental restrictions and usage limits right from the Google Home app. At this price, they are only $20 more than the $170 regular price of just the router.
Portability isn't really a necessity these days, so why not choose a new PC with a big screen and spacious hard drive? This 17-inch HP model offers some solid specs, including a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB solid-state drive and a 1TB hard drive. It's not clear whether the RAM is expandable, though, which is the only thing that gives me pause.
Still, for everyday WFH activities, this should provide sufficient horsepower -- on a much larger screen than you get on most laptops.
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