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October 28, 2015 08:00 ET

Monoprice® Expands Holiday Offerings with the Debut of Drones, 3D Printers and New Gaming Solutions

E-tailer Launches the Ultimate Suite of In-Demand Products at Unmatched Prices Just in time for Holiday Shoppers

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - Ahead of the upcoming holidays, Monoprice, a leading e-tailer for affordably priced and high-quality tech gear and accessories, has launched a variety of new offerings in today's most popular and emerging categories: drones, the makerspace, and gaming and entertainment products. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), nearly half of holiday shopping will be done online this season. With this in mind, Monoprice continues to prove itself as a trusted, one-stop-shop for the hottest consumer electronics by providing tech enthusiasts with quality and budget-friendly options at a time when shopping habits shift to digital.

"When it comes to electronics, consumers are always looking for the next big thing, but rarely are the newest products sold at affordable price points," said Gavin Downey, vice president of Monoprice. "Emerging technologies such as drones and 3D printing are becoming more mainstream, creating an opportunity for us to expand into these specialized categories and provide them at eye-catching prices. With our new products available before the busy holiday season, consumers now have easy access to high-quality, cutting-edge products as they conveniently shop online from the comfort of their own home."

Drone Zone: Drones for Entry-Level and Enthusiast Flyers
A first for Monoprice, the e-tailer now provides a comprehensive selection of the top drones including the DJI™ Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone ($699.99). Hubsan® and Walkera® drones are available as kits with accessories that offer users a "ready-to-fly" drone right out of the box. Whether a pro drone racer or a new flyer, Monoprice carries high-performance training drones to cater to the specific flying preferences of the beginner and enthusiast alike. Select drone bundles available are the Hubsan H107 X 4 Mini Quadcopter Kit ($49.99), Walkera Runner 250 RTF Racing Drone Kit ($299.99) -- both include accessories such as crash packs, weather-proof hard cases and power banks to protect, support and enhance the drone flying experience.

To view all drone bundles and standalone drones currently being offered through Monoprice, please visit www.monoprice.com/pages/drones

Makerspace: 3D Printing Brings Ideas to Life
Monoprice takes the craze of 3D printing and makes it accessible for everyone, with the introduction of its easy-to-use 3D printers. For those looking for the perfect starter solution for their 3D printing needs, the Maker Select 3D Printer ($399.00) is an introductory option that won't break the bank. The easy-to-assemble printer only requires users to attach six screws to the pre-assembled frame before printing. In addition, the printer includes sample prints and filaments to provide users with a "print right out of the box" experience. For the more experienced 3D printing enthusiast, the Maker Architect 3D Printer ($599.00) is a great value offering that allows users to create prototypes and make modifications without the significant investment. Designed with education institutions and businesses in mind, the Maker Architect allows users to print for longer periods of time at faster speeds. Both 3D printers require minimal assembly, feature single extrusion printing and LCD screens for easy read menu options. Additionally, the printers are equipped with SD or MicroSD card slots allowing users to print without tethering their PC or Mac.

For more information on Monoprice's 3D printer offerings and additional STEM and learning products, visit www.monoprice.com/pages/stem_learning

Let the Games Begin: Gaming Solutions Fit for a Pro Gamer
With Monoprice's new displays and mechanical keyboards, PC gamers now have access to professional-grade gaming solutions at exceptionally low prices. Its refreshed line of displays consists of the 27-inch Select Series IPS WQHD Monitor ($349.00) and 28-inch UHD Select Series Matte 4K Monitor ($399.99), both of which are new and improved versions of previous best-sellers. With enhanced specs, the displays are packed with advanced features so users can enjoy true high-quality visuals and video.

Further enhancing the gaming experience, Monoprice now offers its Multicolor RGB Backlit Full-Sized Switch Mechanical Keyboards built with either mechanical Red or Blue switches ($89.99). Designed for competitive play, both keyboards have full NKRO, feature backlit multicolor and multi-pattern lighting options, and are outfitted with fully braided cables. The keyboards are crafted with high-quality components to offer durability, comfort and responsiveness for extended periods of game play. Additionally, Monoprice will be launching its Select Series and Enthusiast Series lines of keyboards in November.

This holiday season, Monoprice will be offering a curated holiday shopping experience for consumers with easy-to-navigate landing pages dedicated to specific product categories, launching soon on www.monoprice.com.

About Monoprice, Inc. (DBA Monoprice.com)
Located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Monoprice, Inc. is an e-commerce leader specializing in providing more than 6,500 high-quality yet affordable electronics and tech products. As an industry innovator, Monoprice fills a void in the consumer technology market by delivering exceptional products that are on par with the best known national brands at prices far below the retail average with incomparable speed and service. Maintaining a business philosophy that focuses on the needs of its customers, the company strives to bring simplicity, fairness and confidence to consumers and businesses shopping for big-ticket electronics and tech accessories. For more information about Monoprice, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube. Monoprice is a business unit of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR).

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