Wikipedia tells me that Staples has stores in the UK and that they used the "that was easy." slogan. Did they also have the Easy Button in commercials over there? It looks like this if you haven't seen it. The fic is taking place after 2005. I just wanted to know if it would be completely off base to compare something to the Easy Button over there!
ETA: Got my answer; it doesn't seem to be familiar enough to use as a comparison. Thanks, all; it's a huge help! :D