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Staples Connect D-Link Hub

A new look

Plug and play

Easy setup

Device control

Price point

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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The new hub sports a new, cylindrical design.

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

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

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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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