If your Christmas shopping list contains technology devices then here are some shopping recommendation that could be of assistance:
cnet (www.cnet.com) is a great site for technology product reviews and they have a special “review” site (http://reviews.cnet.com/) where you can see product reviews on everything from camcorders to television. There is a quick link to the “best” in each category or you can see all the items reviewed and filter from there based on size, price, features, etc. They also provide current pricing and links to vendors with competitive prices.
Consumer Reports (www.consumerreports.org) is also a great resource for reviews on technology products. Their site is easy to search and mirrors the tests in the Consumer Reports magazine. There is a subscription required for the website and magazine but your local library will have copies of the magazine. In the back of each issue is an index that list products and the magazine issue in which specific items were last evaluate.
Nextag (http://www.nextag.com/) is one of many price checking sites, but it is one of my favorites. You can type in a product number or description and it will return a listing of where you can purchase that item online along with the rating of the retailer. One caution with this site is that often the “best priced” items are refurbished so pay attention if purchasing new is important to you. The site provides details, reviews and price history and allows you to set up a “Radar” option to give you updates when prices drop. Like Consumer Reports, Nextag provide information on much more than just technology related items.