The Staples Connect Hub

For $99, this simple-looking control hub promises to wrangle all of your smart devices into a single, unified system.
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Product partnerships

Zonoff, the platform-provider for Staples Connect, has partnerships with Honeywell, Philips, and Yale, among others.
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Simple setup

The hub features a minimal design, and can be set up within minutes.
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Plug and play

Just plug in the hub's power cord, then connect it to your router via Ethernet cable. You might never need to mess with the thing again.
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Hardware partnership

Zonoff partnered with Linksys to manufacture the hub's hardware.
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Looking ahead

Staples is angling to be the definitive smart home solution; we'll see if that $99 price point is attractive enough to beat out the $299 Revolv hub.
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