Back at Build 2014, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore took the stage to announce the company’s new personal digital assistant. After playing a short and somewhat creepy introduction video, Belfiore re-emerged wearing a t-shirt with Cortana’s rings on it. This sparked strong demand not only for Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1, but for the t-shirt as well.
A short while following that Build keynote, Microsoft gave in and agreed to start taking orders for the t-shirt, which it sold on the official Microsoft Merchandise Store. This store sells everything from Microsoft-branded pens, flash drives, backpacks, umbrellas, mugs and more, and is specifically targeted at Microsoft employees. However, the store is also open to the general public, and best of all, it ships internationally!
Satisfy your inner geek by choosing from a large selection of items, including t-shirts with clever messages, like the ones with an “I simply (Excel logo)”, or the “I’m running for (Office logo)”. T-shirts are available for both men and women and there’s even a maternity top for pregnant women. How thoughtful!
You can search for items by brand or by category. Microsoft lists Office, Xbox, Windows 8, Bing, Microsoft Dynamics, Surface, Skype, geek, and its own Microsoft brand on the site to make it easier for you to find relevant items. Also check out the ‘Executive Gifts’ section for some high-end stuff like the gorgeous executive silver tumbler, a graphite ballpoint stylus, or an oversized luxury blanket, all Microsoft-branded of course.
You’ll also find toys, Minecraft plushies, and Halo action figures which would make for great gifts for the little ones in your lives, so we encourage you to visit the Microsoft Merchandise Store and have a look around. The prices are reasonable too so have a look around and let us know which items you think are cool, and whether you’ll be ordering anything from the site. For those wondering, Belfiore’s Build 2015 cryptic t-shirt is not yet available, but if you create some demand for it, history might repeat itself.Further reading: Microsoft, Shopping