This is a sponsored post by Microsoft and The Motherhood. All thoughts an opinions are my own.
So I happen to be a little bit of a technology / gadget junkie. I love playing with and learning about new tech items and I have a nice little collection which drives my husband crazy. Now while I have heard of the Microsoft Stores opening up, I never had the chance to walk into one until recently. And let me tell you that walking into that store last week was like walking into tech lovers heaven. Phones, tablets, video games... you name it and it was there at your fingertips ready for you to test out.
|Microsoft Store at Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, Connecticut|
I recently had the opportunity to visit my local Microsoft Store in Danbury, Connecticut to get a feel for what the store is about. Right near the front of the store (just out of my camera view) is an Xbox 360 setup where you can play some of the popular video games. Not sure if that game that just came out is for you? Well this is the place where you can go to give it a test run before buying it. An employee is there to greet and assist you when you walk in. They can give you step by step help if you need it or in my case when I said I just wanted to browse and play, they gave me the space I prefer. (I am not a fan of hovering sales people, so that was very ince). And when I did have a question, they were easily accessible to help me out.
After my three year old and I spent some time at the Microsoft Store, we started making our way out to head home. Somehow I did not notice this before we entered the store, but across from the entrance to the store, in the walking area of the mall, is another Xbox 360 area for mall patrons to have a little fun. I thought that was a pretty brilliant idea. The next time I have to drag my husband and kids shopping with me, I am totally sending them here so I can shop in peace!
The Microsoft store is so much more than being able to test out and purchase the latest products from Microsoft. The stores also offer:
- Answer Desk - Answer Techs provide ]technical support and protection and even performance tune-ups for your Microsoft product.
- Personal training and workshops - Train with experts either one-on-one or in a group.
- Community Events - Camps for kids and gaming events. Check local store for schedule.
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