Future Shop Offers Cool Gifts and Expert Advice for the Holiday Season



    Media are invited to interview Product Experts and profile the coolest
    electronics gifts for Holiday at Future Shop stores across Canada

    BURNABY, BC, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and
e-tailer of consumer electronics offers thousands of products for the Tech Shy
to the Tech Savvy this Holiday and has compiled a list of the coolest gifts
that Canadians are hoping to find under the tree this year.
    "Holiday is our busiest time of the year, and we know that our customers
are looking for Cool Gifts and Expert Advice when investing in electronics for
the home or office," said Anita Sehgal, Director of Marketing. "We have the
latest technology and entertainment gifts and a lowest price guarantee in
Canada."

    Top items for Holiday include:

    Flat Panel TVs - High definition televisions have become increasingly
affordable for individuals and families in the last two years, with prices
being at their lowest to date. The Sharp Aquos Widescreen LCD HDTV is
available from 26" - 52" and features incredibly lush high definition in 720p
and 1080p image resolution, and its non-reflective Advanced Superview Panel
eliminates the glare or reflection of up to 98.5% of the ambient light in a
room. This advanced technology produces beautiful images that are crisper,
more defined and lifelike. In addition to the superior view at home, Sharp is
a leader in sustainable manufacturing to reduce the footprint of technology on
our environment.

    Laptops - Once desired for their mobility, laptops offer the storage,
battery life and features that consumers want for work and play. Laptops are
increasingly used for entertainment including gaming, viewing downloadable
digital content, web conferencing, listening to music and creating movies or
photo albums to share with friends. The Toshiba Satellite Intel Core 2 Duo
T5250 1.5 GHz features 2 GB of memory, a 15.4" widescreen display, integrated
webcam, as well as great performance and entertainment features. The notebook
can run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hindering its
performance, and its 160GB hard drive gives ample room for programs, files, as
well as a digital media library including thousands of songs, images and hours
of video.

    MP3/iPod - Last year, iPod became a familiar audio accessory in
households across Canada, and this year the iPod touch is the 'must have' item
for the Holidays. Available in 8 and 16 GB, the iPod touch features the same
revolutionary interface as iPhone. Using a large 3.5" display, the multi-touch
interface lets the user control everything with just their fingers; glide
through albums, flick through photos and enlarge them with a pinch. iPod touch
has built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking for access on the go.

    GPS Navigation - Providing efficiency and security for every driver, GPS
has advanced to provide more than just linear maps for drivers. Navigon 7100
is the first to offer Reality View and Lane Assist. Exclusive to Future Shop,
Navigon 7100's Lane Assist indicates which lane to be driving in, and Reality
View provides photo-realistic 3D images of complex interchanges with actual
road sign text on a 4.3" widescreen display. Bluetooth handsfree, and Text to
Speech spoken directions are part of this desirable device.

    Digital Camera - Although point and shoot digital cameras remain popular;
many consumers are taking advantage of newer features to the market including
image stabilization to ensure the perfect shot. The Canon PowerShot SD750 7.1
Megapixel Digital Camera features Canon's iconic ELPH compact design. The
camera offers 3x optical zoom and an extra-large, high-resolution 3" LCD
screen.

    Gaming - Hot on the holiday list for children, youth and adults of all
ages is a gaming console. There will be a high demand for Nintendo Wii,
PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 this season, as well as PSP and Nintendo DS
hand-held systems. Customers are encouraged to start their shopping early to
ensure they're not disappointed. Future Shop is offering an in-store guarantee
for PlayStation 3 80GB from November 2 - December 13, 2007. PlayStation 3 is
available in a 40GB and 80GB models; but only the 80GB is backward compatible
for many PS2 games.

    Cell phones - Increasingly, consumers are offered the opportunity to
integrate multiple electronic devices into one. Cell phones available for this
Holiday season are sure to impress with MP3 capability, video, music and web
access. The Sony Ericsson W580 (on Rogers Wireless) is a sleek, slim, street-
style slider phone - and a portable music device. The phone offers storage for
a thousand songs and fast web connection to download even more music. With
Sony Ericsson's 'shake to shuffle control', all it takes is a shake of the
wrist to randomly choose a new song on the playlist.

    Gift Cards - Increasingly Canadians are opting to buy and receive Gift
Cards for the Holidays. This is a great option for the Tech Shy consumer who
is looking for a gift for Tech Enthusiast in their life. Available in any
denomination, Gift Cards can be used on-line or in-store which also makes this
the perfect gift for anyone shipping gifts across Canada.

    About Future Shop

    With 128 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store
(www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest,
national retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. For more information
about Future Shop, including store locations, visit www.futureshop.ca.

    Media are invited to contact us to arrange an interview, request product
images or go in-store to capture the coolest gifts of the season with a Future
Shop Product Expert.





For further information:

For further information: Cheryl Grant, Communications, (604) 412-1008,
chgrant@futureshop.com; Susan Kirk, Communications, (604) 412-1226,
skirk@futureshop.com

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