Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Staples is opening podcast studios in six Boston stores

Customers will have access to professional equipment and discounted hosting.
Christine Fisher, @cfisherwrites
February 19, 2020
1132 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Speaker

Staples' latest ploy to get people into its retail stores is podcast recording booths. This week, the podcasting company Spreaker announced that it's part of a collaboration bringing recording spaces to six Staples stores in the Boston area. The booths are part of a new Staples Connect model, in which the retail stores offer coworking and community event spaces.

The soundproof Staples Connect Podcast Studios, developed in partnership with iHeartRadio, will include professional equipment -- a RODECaster Pro control board, RODE microphones and SHURE headphones -- and space for up to four people. A 60-minute session will cost $60, and a "dedicated in-store specialist" will be on hand to help with any recording issues. Customers will have access to discounted hosting and distribution through Spreaker and cut-rate editing through We Edit Podcasts.

Podcasts are undeniably popular at the moment, and while pretty much anyone can record their own, it requires the right gear to produce a quality product. The Staples Connect Podcast Studios could be an alternative to creating your own DIY podcast setup. Whether the studios can save brick-and-mortar retail is another question.

Update 2/19/2020 6:00PM ET: The company offering discounted hosting and distribution is Spreaker, not Speaker as previously written. The story was also updated to include iHeartRadio, which worked with Staples Connect to develop the studios.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
1132 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
‘Red Dead Online’ is so broken it’s hilarious

‘Red Dead Online’ is so broken it’s hilarious

View
Will QLC SSDs make hard drives extinct?

Will QLC SSDs make hard drives extinct?

View
Engadget

Engadget

View
Xiaomi unveils a ridiculous see-through TV

Xiaomi unveils a ridiculous see-through TV

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr