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School supplies, made easy

The success of your students starts with the right supplies. Whether you’re a parent or caregiver with one or more kids in school, or a teacher responsible for an entire classroom, Staples is a one-stop shop for all the school supplies you need. From writing supplies and paper to school tech and furniture, we have everything on your back-to-school list.

Shop by grade

Staples makes it easy to get exactly what your students need by organizing all the essentials by grade. Shop for preschool supplies like learning toys and rest mats, or elementary school supplies for everything your kids need from kindergarten through 5th grade. Our selection of middle school supplies includes more advanced items like planners and scientific calculators, and you can find everything you need for high school in our high school supplies section. Getting ready for college? From dorm essentials to laptops, get everything you need from our selection of college supplies.

All the essentials for school

Whether you want to shop by subject or are looking for furniture and supplies for learning at home, we’ve got the right selection. Browse classroom essentials including cleaning supplies, storage, classroom décor, snacks, and teacher supplies. For everything from school art supplies to calculators, binders, school backpacks, lunch boxes and more, we’ve got what your students need to succeed.

Take a seat

Whether you’re working from home or outfitting a space for gaming, your comfort is dependent on finding the best chair. At Staples, we provide a broad range of office chairs and seating, so you can find the right fit for you. Select from multifunctional task chairs, computer & desk chairs, drafting stools and more. If you will be using your new chair for multiple hours a day, make sure to get an ergonomic office chair to prevent unnecessary strain.

Comfort, all day long

Office furniture that is the proper size and height makes a big difference. When shopping for chairs, the height of the seat should be adjustable so that the user’s feet can sit flat on the floor with their knees at right angles. Likewise, the accompanying office desk should be at a height where the users’ elbows can sit comfortably at right angles at their sides while typing or writing. Browse our selection to find the combination that’s right for you. If size if a concern, check out our big & tall chairs which can support up to 500lbs.

Game on

If you’re a gamer, you know that a single gaming session can last all day or night. For the best and most comfortable gaming setup, Staples has gaming chairs in colors and styles for everyone. Make sure to match your new chair to an ergonomic gaming desk, the perfect complement for the high-tech gaming computer and accessories you’ve invested in.

Show seasonal allergies who’s boss

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, now is when they are at their worst. Stock up on allergy season’s most important products to keep your home, classroom, and office allergen-free. Start with an air purifier to strip the air of allergens like pollen and pet dander and replace existing air filters for improved air quality. Frequently dust, wipe down hard surfaces, and vacuum carpets and furniture to help eliminate pollen tracked in from outside and dander left behind by pets. When leaving the house, check the pollen count and bring a face mask to help filter the air you breath outside.

No matter what you do, it’s unlikely that the symptoms of seasonal allergies can be avoided entirely. Make sure to have over-the-counter cold and allergy medications on hand to battle symptoms, and stock up on facial tissues so you’ll always have one available when you need them.

Spring (Cleaning) is in the air

Spring cleaning and decluttering is a tradition meant to refresh our spaces for the year ahead. Staples has everything you need to clear out the clutter, store and organize your belongings, and all the right cleaning supplies.

Clear out the clutter

Start by preparing a checklist and make sure you have all the necessary supplies. Use storage bins and a label maker to make sorting and organizing easier. Prepare extra boxes for donations and trash bags for the things you no longer need. Look for decorative boxes & baskets that will compliment your home’s décor and use them to organize. You can also use closet organizers and storage drawers anywhere they are needed.

Start with the basics

An all-purpose cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloths will clean most surfaces. Use a duster to remove unwanted dirt and furniture polish to revitalize wood surfaces. Upgrade your broom, dustpan, wet mop, and vacuum to make cleaning any type of flooring a breeze.

The nitty gritty

Spring cleaning doesn’t stop there. There’s so much you can do to reset your home:

  • Improve air quality and eliminate pollen and pet dander with a new air purifier and an air freshener with a scent you love.
  • On a sunny day, take the opportunity to clean your windows – you’ll need glass cleaner, a bucket, a squeegee, and paper towels.
  • Have a step stool or ladder on hand to access hard-to-reach places like the tops of cabinets and overhead lighting.
  • Replace broken light bulbs and check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
  • Use drain cleaner to clear up sink and bathtub drains.

Up your printing game with a Supertank Printer

Looking for a printer with more print capacity that’s better for the environment and your wallet? Shop Staples selection of Supertank Printers for all the benefits of an inkjet printer with the convenience and savings of replacement ink bottles that last longer and cost less per page than standard inkjet printer cartridges.

Find a Supertank printer from your favorite top printer brand including:

  • HP Smart Tank & Neverstop Printers
  • Brother INKVestment Tank Printers
  • Canon MegaTank Printers
  • Epson EcoTank Printers

And don’t forget to browse Staples Ink and Toner Finder to find the right replacement ink for your new printer. No matter what printer you have, enter the brand, cartridge or printer model into the easy-to-use Ink and Toner Finder, and browse for compatible ink.

Rest assured it arrives safely & securely

Whether you are sending business documents or customer products, shipping and mailroom supplies from Staples make the process seamless.

Keep packing supplies ready for easy shipping. Padded envelopes and bubble mailers are perfect for shipping small, non-fragile items. Pack larger items in shipping boxes that are slightly larger than the item, and use packing peanuts, bubble roll, or other packing materials to keep objects from moving in the box during transport. Choose the right packing tape to ensure your packages will stay sealed. Staples carries clear acrylic packing tape for everyday shipping and reinforced or water activated tape for packages that require a heavier duty seal.

Manage the day-to-day office correspondence smoothly with a wide selection of business envelopes, inter-office envelopes, and catalog envelopes in the mailroom. Have finger pads and envelope moisteners on hand for speedy document collation and a quick seal. Choose security envelopes for confidential office correspondence and inter-office communications. If your office or organization sends out large mailings, consider a paper folding machine and self-sealing envelopes to increase efficiency.

USB-C charging laptops: Here’s what you need to know

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By

Tyler Lacoma
and
Zak Islam

The arrival of USB-C and USB-C laptop chargers has been a game-changer for many electronics. You can use the connection to charge devices and transfer media, and it’s conveniently reversible. The best laptops no longer need a big power brick — you can just use USB-C. But there are some precautions you should take when charging over USB-C. Here’s everything you need to know.

Contents

  • USB charging and laptops
  • Will any port work with any charger?
  • Your settings are important
  • Complex charging arrangements
  • USB-C and USB4
  • USB-C and Thunderbolt
  • For Apple users
  • Frequently Asked Questions

USB charging and laptops

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You have probably already used USB connections to charge smaller devices either from your computer or from an outlet. That works well because past USB connections had enough wattage to successfully power up those smaller batteries. Prior versions of USB could only handle a limited amount of power, which is why laptop chargers have typically retained their larger, bulkier cables.

USB-C changed that. This type of connection now provides enough power to juice up most laptops (particularly the Type-C 3.0 version). That’s why laptop charging is a new topic of conversation for USB connections, especially now that more laptops are entering the market with USB-C charging compatibility.

So, how do you know if your current laptop has a USB-C port that also works with charging? You could always look it up, but the easiest way is to examine your charger. You can identify a Type-C charger by its unique features. USB-C’s connector is small and rounded, significantly different from the old USB version. It also works no matter which way you connect it to the right port, so there’s no need to flip it the right way around. If your charger uses this connection and plugs into your USB-C port, you have a winner!

USB-C chargers are turning up on many different devices, so it’s not strictly relegated to laptops. Newer phones use USB-C charging, car chargers may come with USB-C ports, and portable chargers (discussed more below) can have USB-C options. But laptops tend to have USB-C more frequently than other devices, at least for now.

Will any port work with any charger?

USB-C is a universal charging standard. That means that, technically, it doesn’t matter what USB-C charger you use — it should be able to power up a laptop with a USB-C charging port and power bank. In the real world, this is taking a while to come true. Today the majority of laptop USB-C chargers are interchangeable, but it’s not guaranteed.

Some laptops come with USB-C ports that don’t charge. This is most common on laptops that come with their own proprietary charger — although a number of laptops can be charged either way, only the propriety charger tends to power up a laptop more quickly. The Samsung Notebook 9 is an example of that, as is the 2019 HP Envy 13. If you’re not sure exactly how to charge your laptop, check the manufacturer’s website, or look up a review of the system here at Digital Trends.

Laptops that rely entirely on USB-C, meanwhile, might not charge with just any charger. PCWorld, in its testing, found that HP’s Spectre x2 wouldn’t charge with any USB-C charger besides its own. HP said that that was intentional because a bad charger could damage the device or cause it to malfunction. Other devices, like the Apple MacBook Pro, don’t have such tight restrictions — a new USB-C authentication system could help with this issue in the near future.

While we haven’t personally heard of any damage from using a USB-C charger other than the one that came with your laptop, there’s always a slim risk when plugging a laptop into an unknown power source. Faulty cables can also be a problem. Microsoft acknowledges this by saying that you can charge a Surface with a USB-C port, but it’s highly recommended that you use the Surface charger that came with the laptop because a USB-C charger would end up being very slow due to how power is metered within the device. In short, it’s a good idea to buy cables and chargers from reputable sources and think twice about using that cable you found laying on the ground in a conference room.

You can buy additional USB-C cables for your own security.

Your settings are important

You will also want to watch your USB-C power mode, which you can find in your laptop settings, usually in the power/battery section. Here, you may find that you can switch Type-C’s output, choosing whether to receive power or send power. If your USB-C laptop charger isn’t working when by all rights it should be, check your settings to make sure it is set to receive power.

Complex charging arrangements

Because USB-C is universal and can do multiple things at once, this allows for some unique charging circumstances. Two worth noting are:

Pass-through: Today’s charging hubs also offer something called pass-through charging. This refers to a hub that can connect multiple USB peripherals to a laptop while also charging that laptop’s battery. Basically, it’s a combination between a hub and a USB-C charging cable, so you don’t need two different USB-C ports for each task. HooToo’s popular 6-in-1 USB-C Hub is a good example of this technology. There are other innovative options, too, like sending video to an external monitor while also making sure your laptop is charged during a presentation.

Portable chargers: Maybe you have a portable charger with an old USB connection but a phone that only has a USB-C connection (which is not compatible with older USB ports). You can link the charger to a laptop that has both types of ports, and use it to power up your phone in a roundabout way. Do not try to use your laptop Type C charger to charge your phone directly. The voltage requirements are too different for most devices currently available, and multi-device chargers are still a nascent part of the market.

USB-C and USB4

USB-C describes the physical standard for creating USB cables (as did USB-A, etc.), while standards followed by numbers rather than letters describe the data capabilities of the connection. The latest standard here is USB4, which dictates many of the current capabilities of the newest USB-C devices. That includes a minimum charging power of 7.5W, up to 100W, support for a wide variety of displays with no minimum requirements, 20Gbps data speeds, and more. This is a notable improvement over USB3, which had much lower minimum charging power and data speeds.

USB-C and Thunderbolt

There’s a variant of USB-C that’s a lot more powerful — Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 technologies are typically indicated by a small lightning bolt logo by the port or on the cable. Thunderbolt uses additional technology to amplify the capabilities of USB-C  in a number of ways.

Thunderbolt 3/4 are twice as fast as the latest USB standards at 40Gbps. Thunderbolt 3 can also support multiple 4K displays at 60 frames per second (fps), “chain” up to six devices together, and offer other useful additions for gamers, teachers, and many others. Thunderbolt 4 increases the number of supported external displays, the cable length at which Thunderbolt can maintain its speeds, and uses DMA (Direct Memory Access) security protection, among other useful upgrades. When it comes to charging, Thunderbolt offers at least 15W and up to 100W of charging power, a higher threshold than USB4.

So, why isn’t every USB-C port a Thunderbolt port, too? Well, it’s not always practical. Not everyone needs Thunderbolt technology, and not all devices support it. The hardware involved costs more and can raise the prices on devices, which manufacturers may want to avoid. But if you want the top USB-C performance, it’s certainly a standard worth looking for.

For Apple users

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Apple users should know that they aren’t immune to the USB-C transition we’re seeing. Currently, Apple uses Lightning cables for iOS charging, a proprietary design that silos off of all Apple mobile charging accessories. The company has already switched to USB-C charging for MacBooks, and today’s iPad Pros also use USB-C charging. iPhones and iPads are currently unique in their Lightning cable reliance.

Apple is going to have to reimagine its current Lightning cable situation to fulfill the EU’s latest requirement that phones use universal USB-C charging, which must be in place by the end of 2024. Apple is not going to give up the European market, and it’s more than likely that the iPhone 15 will, in turn, switch entirely away from Lightning cables and to a USB-C connection. Whether that will affect Apple’s charging capabilities remains to be seen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do all USB-C ports allow charging?

Although USB-C is increasingly becoming more commonplace as the go-to standard for charging, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all USB-C ports allow charging.

There are certain laptops — generally the systems that sport their own charger — that feature USB-C ports which don’t offer charging capabilities.

Can I charge my laptop via USB-C?

Generally speaking, if your laptop comes with a USB-C charging feature, then you should have no problem with charging your system via USB-C. That said, some mobile systems (notebooks and laptops) require you to use a specific cable that is exclusively made to be compatible with that system.

Is USB-C charging better?

USB-C charging is better than any other alternative charging platform. Due to the advanced technical capabilities of the standard, using USB-C charging for your system means it will generally charge it faster than, say, a regular power cable.

For example, a USB Type-C cable that offers up to 240 watts of power was revealed last year, which is unheard of for USB-C. It just goes to show the possibilities that USB-C brings with it.

Can USB-C let you charge your laptop without a charger?

Yes, and no. Providing your notebook or laptop comes with a USB-C port that was specifically designed to supply charging support, then you can charge it without a regular charger. However, as we mentioned above, not all laptops offer USB-C ports that you can utilize in order to charge your device.

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Laptop computers give us more freedom and opportunities – not limited to one workplace, perform urgent tasks while traveling, meet friends in a cafe and show them photos, videos and other relevant information … These are just a few of the options, but how these , and other attempts to take advantage of the opportunities provided by modern technologies can quickly end in failure, the cause of which is often forgotten at home power supply for computer .

There are situations when certain tasks need to be done here and now, but what to do when the computer says that the battery is almost empty? In such cases, you will need the laptop charger – with this device you can safely leave the house. No matter how hard we try to plan everything, unforeseen situations can always arise, so it is important that the power supply for the Asus computer or for other computers is always with us – then all that remains is to find where to charge the device. It will not be difficult to find a suitable outlet in a cafe or other establishments, but a much more difficult task awaits when you are planning a longer trip, when you will have to spend a lot of time in the car – if you know that then you will also have to use a computer, you should not take risks and take care about all the necessary devices in advance. A car power source will ensure that a dying computer battery does not interfere with normal work, then you can concentrate on the task at hand.

Those who are looking for where to buy laptop charger can also buy it online, in online store 220.lv. Here you can buy laptop power supplies , which are of good price and high quality. Chargers for Toshiba, Compaq computers or any other device you need – a wide range of products ensures that you can take care of all life situations in advance.

Many of us live at a very fast pace, so we want to use every free minute productively. Sometimes there is not enough free time even for meetings with loved ones, so what can we say about shopping. Power supplies for computers and other devices can now be purchased online – this way you can save extra time and at the same time enjoy new purchased goods, which may include a computer battery charger.

Four easy ways to choose a charger for a laptop

Four easy ways to choose a charger for a laptop

And also what quality categories you need to know when choosing a power supply.

Finding the right adapter for your laptop is not as difficult as it might seem at first. It is enough to give this lesson no more than two or three minutes, thereby you can simplify your life and know for sure that you will not make a mistake when buying.

If you notice that your gadget stopped working the way it used to, quickly discharges or even stops charging, then try to diagnose the cause of this yourself and find out if the problem is with the charger. If, nevertheless, your expectations were confirmed, then you should immediately start replacing the adapter.

Make sure the power supply is the problem. After all, you see, it will be a shame if, after buying a new charger, your laptop still does not work.

So, let’s move on to those treasured ways to select a charger. There are four of them in total, and for this you will need either the charger itself, which has already stopped working for you, or the laptop itself.

  • View adapter model

To do this, just turn the adapter over and find its model there. When looking for the right adapter, be sure to pay attention to this, as the wrong power supply can harm your laptop battery.

  • Identify laptop model

This method is also quite simple and fast. There are three ways to identify the laptop model:

  1. The laptop model can be found on the back cover of the laptop. Just flip it over and take a close look. And also on a sticker near the keyboard.
  2. Notebook model may be listed under the battery. Unfold the laptop, carefully release the battery and examine what is indicated under it.
  3. Notebook model can be viewed in the menu of the device itself. If your laptop is in working condition, then you just need to right-click (right-click) on the “My Computer / This Computer” icon and select the “Properties” column. Next, you will see detailed information about your PC.
  • Measure plug

Very often, chargers from the same manufacturer are very similar, both in terms of technical characteristics and appearance. The best thing, of course, is to buy a charger live, not through the Internet. In the store, consultants will help you choose a power supply that will surely suit your laptop, so be sure to take your adapter with you when you go to the store. If you do not have such an opportunity or, in principle, a desire, then you can take a picture of the plug for clarity, comparing it with something. But among other things, it is still worth measuring the plug. You can do this with a regular ruler or tape measure. Be sure to remember these data, they will be useful to you and will help you quickly find the right charger.

  • See specifications on power supply

To do this, we need only two parameters: the voltage of your charger (Output), which is measured in Volts (V) and the current, measured in Amperes (A). These two parameters are close and it is not difficult to determine them.

Having determined the required characteristics, you can easily find the power supply that is exactly right for you and that will serve you for a long time. And in order for your charger to serve you faithfully for a long time, below we will tell you how to distinguish a good charger from a cheap Chinese fake.

Notebook charger quality categories.

There are three quality categories for laptop power supplies: Copy, High Copy and OEM.

Copy quality is the cheapest copy of the charger. Its distinguishing features are:

  • Low price
  • Low weight segment
  • Manufacturer sticker missing

The quality of the High Copy category differs from the previous one in that it has a higher price due to the fact that there are more protective parts inside the charger itself, which allow the power supply not to overheat and not break. Such chargers are produced without a manufacturer’s license, but they are of average quality and outwardly close to the original, but another and no less important distinguishing feature is the black “AC ADAPTER” sticker.

The quality of the OEM category is the closest to the original quality of chargers.