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Staples Canada offers solutions that help keep drivers' hands on the wheel

Friday, August 26, 2011

Staples Canada offers solutions that help keep drivers' hands on the wheel10:00 EDT Friday, August 26, 2011New Alberta legislation makes using handheld devices illegal RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Some habits die hard, but Alberta drivers will have to switch to a hands-free system of cell-phone usage or be penalized, as of September 1, and Staples has everything the busy commuter needs to be hands-free.Staples even carries GPS units, Bluetooth earpieces, and more. "Safety is important, and technology plays such a big part," says Pete Gibel, vice-president of merchandising for Staples Canada. "All drivers should realize that concentrating on anything other than driving puts themselves, their passengers and fellow drivers in serious danger."Bluetooth headsets: Fumbling for the phone while driving is no longer an option. This solution is ideal for drivers who need to make or receive calls while on the road, and is permissible in Canada's distracted driver legislation. Options include:Motorola H620 Bluetooth headset  $49.95Plantronics Bluetooth headset  $69.98Motorola H17TXT Bluetooth headset $79.96Bluetooth in-car speakerphone: Mounted from the driver's side visor, your conversation is clear via a small speaker and microphone.Motorola Roadster Bluetooth speaker  $99.93Blueant S4 Bluetooth speaker$119.99GPS equipped with voice-recognition software: You can still enjoy the benefits of GPS navigation when voice-recognition software is used:Tom Tom VIA 1435  $179.95About Staples® Canada Staples, Canada's largest office products company, is committed to providing Canadians with a wide choice of office services and products. Serving all types of business—from the small home office to large enterprise—Staples makes it easy for customers to operate their offices efficiently and affordably by offering an extensive selection of office supplies, technology, electronics and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and maintenance, and copy and print services. Operating as Bureau en GrosMC in the province of Quebec and Staples® Canada in all other provinces, the company employs over 15,000 associates at 320+ stores and distribution centres and at its head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top five Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2010 Corporate Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers the highest level of service, whether they choose to shop in-store, by catalogue or online. Staples /Bureau en Gros is also invested in a number of corporate giving programs that actively support environmental, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities from coast to coast. Visit www.staples.ca for more information, and follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StaplesCanada and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/StaplesCanada. For further information: Rachel Swiednicki      Randy Cooray Public Relations Manager     Public Relations Specialist Staples Canada      Staples Canada (905) 737-1147 ext. 2714    (905) 737-1147 ext. 2712 rachel.swiednicki@staples.ca   randy.cooray@staples.ca