‘Tis the Season for Gadgets– Microsoft Opens Holiday Stores

This season, more than 50 “Holiday Stores” by Microsoft have opened its doors in shopping centers across America. The stores, which are only here for limited time, offer gadgets, games and more products that make for perfect holiday gifts this year. From Xbox games to shiny new devices, the Microsoft stores are equipped with the latest products in today’s techie market. Flip through the digital 2012 Holiday Look Book for a list of hot items found in the Microsoft stores. To find a location nearest you, visit the Stores page. Be sure to check out the Microsoft Facebook page for more details and product news.

Here are our Top 3 techie picks for the holidays:


Nike + Kinect Training

Burn off those holiday cookie calories with the Nike + Kinect Training game for Xbox 360. Inspired by Nike, this Kinect game uses precise technology to track your moves and measures the calories burned throughout the exercises. And you don’t even have to leave your house! Cost- $49.99



Surface tablets

The new Surface tablets by Microsoft make a great gift for students and business professionals. This handy tablet is razor thin and easily portable. Programmed by Windows, this innovative product includes the Office series, a full-size USB port and an SD card slot. Cost- $599



Halo 4

If you’re not much of a gamer, chances are you probably know a few people who are obsessed with the Halo series. With its recent debut, Halo 4 hit the popularity level among games once again. Players can partake in this game with up to three friends on Xbox LIVE. It would make a rad gift for the guys of today’s gamer scene.



(Disclaimer- All images came from the 2012 Holiday Look Book by Microsoft. In addition, a gift card was provided to use at a Holiday Store near us. Let us know what Microsoft products you’re thinking about buying this season!)