A range of new Samsung brand smart printers and tablet computers are being added to the product mix at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores following an expanded partnership between the retailer and consumer electronics company.
Office Depot, the operator of more than 2,000 stores formed as a result of the merger between Office Depot and OfficeMax, said the expanded relationship with Samsung is intended to meet consumers' need for cutting-edge mobile lifestyles. Accordingly, Samsung created a range of printer options with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that makes wireless printing as simple as tapping a smartphone or tablet to connect the printer.
"A partnership with Samsung is a perfect pairing, and more importantly, a natural extension to our long-standing commitment to offering the best and most innovative products," said Randy Wick, SVP of merchandising for Office Depot. "In addition to providing high-quality products, we strive to help streamline the fast-paced lives of our customers, especially small to medium-sized business owners, with technology that can simplify their everyday tasks."
New Samsung Smart printers available at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores include models costing $399, $299, $209 and $129. The most expensive model, the Multifunction Xpress C460FW, offers four in one functionality in a small footprint and one-touch wireless set up.
In addition to the exclusive Samsung printers, Office Depot and OfficeMax will also add Samsung's two newest Galaxy Tab S tablets to its offerings. Available in 8.4 and 10.5-inch screens for $399 and $499 both models feature super high resolution displays, multiwindow functionality that allows for side by side usage of apps, extreme power saving mode and fingerprint scanners.