People always ask me where they can buy a smart home. The answer shows how far the industry needs to come if it wants to serve mainstream consumers.
Staples, the office supply chain, is doubling down in the smart home. It’s expanding of the number of stores that sell its Staples Connect hub and is supporting more radios and devices.
Security is the entry point for the mainstream consumer looking to connect their home, according to sales of Staples Connect devices. That’s why the program is adding more IP cameras.
Quirky has raised $79 million in funding with $30 million coming from GE. The two companies are expanding their partnership to bring connected devices into the home and now selling them at Home Depot.
You won’t find a deal on a 7-inch tablet much better than this: GameStop is offering the 32GB 2012 Nexus 7 with for just $99.
The internet of things is making its way to your local big box store. Here’s how Staples and Zonoff are working to make that happen.
We’ve got connected locks, so it’s no wonder there’s a connected doorbell or two out there. In this week’s podcast we chat with the inventor of the DoorBot to learn about smart homes and retail.
Want to buy a connected door lock? Kickstarter is one venue, but thanks to news announced Tuesday the most complete package for connected devices might soon be Staples.
Attention connected device companies, Staples has a smart home hub product and software that it hopes to build into an ecosystem of devices. With its retail stores and marketing muscle it hopes to drive consumers to the internet of things.
Staples and RadioShack are both pulling Amazon Lockers, which allowed customers to pick up online purchases at their convenience, from their stores. It’s not that surprising: Other chains, like Walmart and Target, both stopped selling Kindle products last year.