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Staples Connect enhances the hub (pictures)

The new D-Link version of the Staples Connect hub wants to make your smart home even smarter.

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Staples Connect D-Link Hub

The Staples Connect D-Link Hub is the second version of the smart home system's brain. Click through to see what's new.

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A new look

The new hub sports a new, cylindrical design.

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Plug and play

You'll need to plug it into your router using an Ethernet cable to get started, but once setup is complete, you can unplug it and place it anywhere you like.

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Easy setup

To set the thing up, you'll follow simple instructions in the app.

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Device control

With Staples Connect, you can use a Lutron remote to trigger Philips Hue lighting changes.

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Price point

At $80, Staples Connect's new hub is less expensive than the original was when it first debuted. Is it a good buy for your connected home? Check out our full review to help you decide.

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