What you need to know

  • Stranger Things events are coming to Microsoft Stores across the country.
  • Fans of the series will be able to code a game, create a minimovie, and play Stranger Things 3: The Game at Microsoft Stores.
  • This is yet another tie-in between Stranger Things and Microsoft.

Fans of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things will have a new event to check out at Microsoft Stores across the country soon. A new page titled Stranger Things + Microsoft Store has shown up on Microsoft's website. The page allows you to sign up and register to attend a Camp Know Where workshop or to play Stranger Things 3: The Game on Xbox and PC.

Microsoft Stores holding the events will have opportunities for participants to create a minimovie inspired by Stranger Things, code a video game with MakeCode, and play Stranger Things 3: The Game. The Verge also reports that you'll be able to use Windows Mixed Reality devices to insert yourself into Stranger Things. They also point out that a Stranger Things Collectible Arcade cabinet is "up for grabs for Xbox fans."

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Image: Microsoft (via The Verge)

Microsoft has teased a Stranger Things connection over the last week including Windows 1.11 appearing in the Microsoft Store and a series of tweets teasing a connection. Microsoft also released a Windows Throwback theme and a Stranger Things theme for Windows 10 for anyone feeling nostalgic.

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VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)

This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.

Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)

Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.

Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

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