This holiday's hit list includes tablets, ultrabooks, smartphones and
Future Shop shares the top seven tips for 'tech forward' gift-giving
Future Shop reveals its hottest gifts for the holidays, including
luggage and jewelry.
New Price Beat Promise holiday extension guarantees the lowest prices
for Future Shop customers, including online competition, now through
January 6, 2013.
BURNABY, BC, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - With the holiday countdown ticking, Future Shop is in full force to help combat the gift-giving challenge, deploying
the country's top Product Experts and revealing its secrets to
affordable gift-giving for those who always have the latest consumer
electronics at the top of their list. Canada's largest retailer and
e-tailer of consumer electronics is also ensuring Canadians get the
technology they want without fear of starting the New Year with a
budget-breaking hangover, thanks to the new Price Beat Promise, which includes beating online competitor pricing. In time for the
holidays, Future Shops is extending* its Price Beat Promise along with
its return and exchange policy now through January 6, 2013, assuring
the absolute lowest prices this season and zero chance for buyer's
Future Shop's secrets to 'tech forward' gift-giving
Stay ahead of the crowd: Technology moves fast and with a list full of tech-forward loved ones,
gift-giving success means keeping up with the times. Check out Future Shop's Tech Blog where more than 24 of the country's leading tech experts share their
views on the newest products to research. Then head in-store and find a
Product Expert to answer any gift-giving questions.
Find the best price: Future Shop challenges Canadians to look around before coming in-store,
or even while there. With its Price Beat Promise, if a customer finds
a lower price on an item at another valid retailer over the holiday
season, in-store or online, Future Shop will beat it by 10 per cent of
the price difference at time of purchase, or until January 6, 2013 or
30 days from purchase - whichever is longer.
Take advantage: Don't be jealous of our neighbours down south. Canadians can save big
during Black Friday too, and without crossing the border. Take
advantage of the biggest deals of the season at Future Shop over Black
Friday weekend. Just how big are the deals? They are so hot, they
cannot be printed - see an associate in-store November 23-24, 2012.
Go digital: Prefer avoiding crowds, but still love crossing off all the items on the
entire gift list? Cyber Monday (November 26) is your chance to get the
best prices online. Plan ahead by setting up a Futureshop.ca account,
add items to the wish list and set an alarm to be sure not to miss out
on Future Shop's third most-trafficked day on the web. Another plus of
shopping online, or on-the-go with Future Shop's mobile platforms: free shipping on almost every order over $20.
Research before purchasing: Researching gifts is key. Visit futureshop.ca or use Future Shop's mobile apps, or mobile-optimized website from
anywhere to check out customer ratings on construction, quality, value
and ease of use for nearly every product sold online. Like what you
see? Use the reserve and pick-up option at any Future Shop location, or
just check-out wherever you are.
Keep an eye out for deals: Follow Future Shop on Twitter @FS_Deals or sign-up for Future Shop's weekly newsletter by visiting futureshop.ca and learn about technology and cool
promotions, new product, latest entertainment releases and exclusive
offers and contests.
Cross everyone off the list: Wondering what to get the person who seems to have everything? Give
the most tech forward gift of all - seamless, synched and simplified
technology systems in the house, car or anywhere help is needed with ConnectPro Expert services. Since everyone can use a little glitz and glam for the
holidays, a piece from the Global Crafts Fair Trade Collection doubles as a beautiful gift for a loved one while supporting artisans
in under-developed parts of the world. Still undecided? Future Shop's gift cards - including e-gift cards - are a great option. They can be gifted in
traditional card format from a store, ordered online, or even given
virtually in an e-card format.
*Extended Price Beat Promise runs through January 6, 2013, or 30 days
from date of purchase - whichever is longer. Does not apply to
cellular/ wireless devices and excludes Boxing Day prices and limited
quantity Boxing Week flyer prices. Original receipt required. Store
credit issued for any gift receipt returns. See complete details here.
Future Shop's 2012 tech forward holiday hit list
The following is a listing of exciting products certain to satisfy every
holiday wish list, including moms, dads, kids, babies and friends.
Nintendo Wii U 32GB Deluxe - black
The future of gaming has arrived with the Nintendo Wii U. Sporting
jaw-dropping, next-generation graphics and a revolution in gaming
control thanks to the Wii U GamePad touchscreen, the Wii U delivers a
gaming package like no other that is sure to keep the family busy for
hours this holiday season. Also, enjoy full backwards compatibility
with Nintendo Wii titles and a revamped online offering through the
Nintendo Network. With games for all ages and abilities, the Wii U will
provide hours of endless family festive fun. This 32GB Deluxe Edition
comes in black.
Available for pre-order, estimated release date: 11/18/12
Telus Samsung Galaxy Note II 16GB smartphone - grey - 3 year agreement
For the tech-forward person on the go over the holidays or year-round,
the Samsung Galaxy Note II combines the best of smartphone and tablet
features in one advanced device providing the power and screen size to
do justice to even the most demanding apps. Users can enjoy 2GB of RAM,
an 8MP rear camera and 1.9MP front camera to take great holiday photos,
NFC, 100 mAh battery that will last even the longest car rides this
season and the powerful Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).
ASUS 10.1" 32GB VivoTab with wi-fi (TF600T-B1-GR-CB) - grey
Possibly the most versatile tablet in the world, the Asus Vivo Tab RT
comes complete with premium features including a 10.1" Super IPS
display with Corning Fit Glass, NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor and
NVIDIA GeForce graphics that work together with the Microsoft Windows 8
RT OS, creating the power needed to be productive with style over the
holidays. At only .31" thick and 1.19lbs, the VivoTab is also
incredibly portable and great for long holiday road trips and flights.
Available for pre-order, estimated release date: 11/02/2012
HP Envy 14" 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3317U ultrabook (4-1195CA) - black
Take a slim and powerful ultrabook, add the intuitive power of touch,
and you have the amazing HP ENVY TouchSmart ultrabook 4, sure to top
the holiday wish lists of the tech-savvy this year. It has the power
and speed expected from a high-end ultrabook - with a 3rd-gen Intel
Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 500GB hard drive with 32GB SSD cache -
but it's also enhanced with a touchscreen display that gets even more
out of Windows 8.
Lytro 16GB Light Field camera - red hot
The Lytro light-field camera doesn't just shoot photos; it captures
living images - photos that can be refocused even after they are
captured. Instead of a flat 2D image, the Lytro records the entire
light field - all the light rays that travel in all directions through
a scene. The result is photos with focal points that can be moved,
allowing users to catch holiday moments that are faster than your
ability to focus.
Estimated release date: 11/09/2012
$499.99 WebID: 10210188
Marantz turntable (TT42)
Enjoy the holiday records of your past with the Marantz turntable that
provides an authentic, high-end audio experience with warm, rich sound
from vinyl records. It combines classic turntable design with modern
technologies, like a fully automatic mechanism that plays records with
the touch of a button and automatic tone-arm return and stop.
Marley Revolution Jammin' on-ear headphones - Rasta
Rock beyond the tree with these covering the ears. The House of Marley
Revolution Jammin' 3-button headphones keep you rocking and rolling
with amazing sound and style. Made just the way Bob wanted things in
this world - recycled steel, organic cottons and packaging, they offer
you an eco-friendly choice. These headphones provide clean, crisp mids
and highs with rich, warm bass.
Puma 19" Spinner wheeled luggage - silver/orange
Travel easier and stand-out this holiday with the PUMA Social Club,
where the champion of innovative travel combines street fashion. The
Barometer Upright Carry-On features a lightweight 100 per cent
polycarbonate protective shell and easy to maneuver four-wheel design.
Rocketfish HD stereo bluetooth headset
Rocketfish high-definition stereo bluetooth headphones are the perfect,
wireless gift for the music lovers on any list. Whether traveling this
holiday season, working out in the New Year or in need of blocking out
holiday noise, these headphones will fit any occasion. Plus, they are
compatible with most bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, MP3 players and
other audio devices giving you the ability to stream music from your
bluetooth device to the headphones.
VTech Brilliant Creations tablet - English
Give the gift of learning with the VTech Brilliant Creations Colour
touch tablet. Featuring 80 different fun and engaging activities, it
teaches kids the skills needed in a variety of subjects. The device
features a colour LCD touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, and a progress
report to show parents how their kids are coming along. This tablet
will help keep kids learning over the holiday vacation until they
return back to school in January.
Traxxas Bandit VXL 2WD brushless 1/10 scale RC buggy (2407) - black
The ultimate, resilient, speedy radio-controlled car that won't break
after it leaves the tree: the pure black Traxxas 2407 Bandit VXL
delivers power, precision, and incredible fun for anyone, while it
takes on almost any kind of terrain. It's equipped with brushless
horsepower, waterproof electronics, and a swappable battery system that
lets drivers take it up to speeds of 70 mph.
Support+ 3 month subscription
Getting a gift for a less tech forward loved one? Take away anxiety and
ensure the new gadget gets full usage by adding support and service for
the first three months. Launched just in time for the holidays,
Support+ lets gift-givers rest at ease knowing Future Shop's standing
by to help answer PC questions, perform health checks, complete
peripheral installation and optimization and remove viruses with
trained experts standing by at the click of a mouse.
* Prices as of November 5, 2012. All prices subject to change.
Visit www.futureshop.ca or download Future Shop's free mobile Apps to browse more exciting gift
About Future Shop
With 149 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and
e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000
technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to
deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca
also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for
technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews,
tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to
recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and
supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local
youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).
SOURCE: Future Shop
For further information:
Elliott Chun, Communications Manager │Future Shop│mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org│604.412.1764
Press room: www.futureshop.ca/media