Cyber Monday 2020 deals still available at Staples: Gaming chairs, laptops and desktop monitors

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday 2020 is officially over, but Staples still has some great deals. Are you a gamer? Check out the Vortex gaming chair. Need a new monitor? The excellent AOC is still on sale for just $90. Just one small wrinkle: Several of these deals are sold out online, but may be available for in-store pickup at your local brick-and-mortar.  

AOC

Expand your desktop workspace with this slim 1080p monitor, which features VGA and HDMI inputs and comes with a three-year warranty. If that model sells out, there’s also an HP V24i for $90, though it has only a one-year warranty.

Staples

A good gaming chair is essential gear these days. (It’s OK if you use it for actual work, too

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The best Black Friday deals at Staples: AirPods, laptops, gaming chairs and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Thanksgiving is here and it can be easy to forget that there are stores other than Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart. But don’t miss out: Some of those stores are doing this whole Black Friday thing too. Take Staples, for example: The big-box office supply chain sells more than just copy paper. In fact, it has some deals that rival or even beat what you’ll find elsewhere.

And you don’t have to wait; Staples’ Black Friday sale is happening right now. Here are my top picks from the store’s virtual aisles.

AOC

Expand your desktop workspace with this super slim 1080p monitor, which features VGA and HDMI inputs and comes with a three-year warranty. If

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Are Gaming Chairs Ugly? Sure. But It’s Time to Accept Them

The Razer Iskur.
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It has been a long time since the world found a new chair. But in the apartments and dens of mostly young men and women, across from the soon-to-be-upgraded PC and multiple screens, there is one, introduced in the past decade and a half: the gaming chair, built for stress-free full-body support when the keyboard and heavy-duty mouse come out. It’s wheeled like an office chair, but it’s also something else. Although both types support the spine, with seats and armrests intended to keep knees and elbows at the optimal ergonomic 90-degree angle when playing or working at a desk, gaming chairs generally accommodate a greater range of movement. Many of the seatbacks can recline to 135 degrees, for cockpit-like play, while the armrests can be adjusted front to back, side to side and angled toward or awry from the body. They also typically come

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Herman Miller’s New Stores Let Consumers Test-Drive High-End Office Chairs

Office furniture company

Herman Miller Inc.

is trying to expand further beyond selling large orders of expensive chairs to employers with a new bid for individual at-home workers.

Herman Miller this month will open its first stores designed for consumers in Century City in Los Angeles and New York City’s Hudson Yards, and plans to open two more next month in Austin, Texas, and Tokyo. It previously relied purely on large showrooms aimed at business-to-business customers, e-commerce and a presence in consumer outlets such Design Within Reach, a sibling under parent company Herman Miller Group.

The new Herman Miller stores take up just 1,500 square feet and encourage shoppers to take a guided “test drive.” The goal is to win over people who might buy

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