Funny, but store flyers and news outlets seem the think that Thanksgiving is both the beginning and the end of the Christmas shopping season; a blurb on this new thing at that price, the one day sale of that something-or-other that sounds entirely wrappable.
Meanwhile, Evergeek Media deliver this comprehensive buying guide of current consumer technologies based on hands-on evaluation of products, recommending only that which measures up to our technically proficient and frugal minded sensibilities.
It's quite a cram, reminds us of college and caffeine pills. But here it is: the ultimate holiday shopping guide for those of you who consider the 30 days after Turkey Day a good time to shop, and plenty of time to bone up on what's worth it and what belongs at the bottom of the bird cage like last week's Black Friday flyer.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best game systems
With three videogame consoles and the Windows PC all vying for your consideration this holiday shopping season, Shaun Conlin takes a look at what each system has to offer.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best Smartphones
Jim Squires takes a look at the various smartphones fresh to market and explains why a device's Operating System is a more important purchase consideration than the smartphone itself.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best handheld game systems
If someone on your gift list is pining for a dedicated pocket gaming device, Jim Squires takes a look at the four best options for gamers on the go.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best Wii exclusive games
Wii remains the system of choice for households looking for honest, safe and familiar fun for every family member, often 4 of them simultaneously. Shaun Conlin picks the five best games recently released just for Wii.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best Xbox 360 exclusive games
There's no denying that the popularity of Xbox 360 is largely due to its many games appealing to many different types of players; truly a system for everyone, from the hardcore to the casual to the kiddies. Shaun Conlin lists latest and bestest of them made just for Xbox 360.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best PlayStation3 exclusive games
The fact that you can play Red Dead Redemption on both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 doesn't really help distinguish one system over the other. Shaun Conlin looks at the top five PlayStation3 games made exclusively for Sony's super console.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best hardcore games
Funny thing about shopping for videogames is that there's so many super heavy duty titles released at once that it's hard to remember the names of what's hot and what's not. Shaun Conlin lists the five smash hits of the season that deliver the hardcore goods.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best PC exclusive games
Sometimes we forget that the ubiquitous Windows PC is the preferred game system of many, because it's so busy at helping people with real life stuff. Jim Squires offers a look at the best game titles made exclusively for the good ol' desktop.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best sports games
Sports and video games go hand in hand, allowing armchair enthusiasts to break a wee sweat by wiggling their thumbs - or actually getting off the couch and workin' it, in some cases. Shaun Conlin explains.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best PSP Games
Sure, Catapulting Birds and wind-up Mario were at the forefront of the portable game titles this year, but Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) remained the thing to own for un-casual games. Jim Squires lists off the five best.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best iPad Games
While Apple's new iPad basks in Oprah's favor as thing for reading books and writing journals, its utility as a portable game system is unmatched, mainly for the size of the thing's screen, but also for its unique interface. Jim Squires picks five of the best iPad games.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best Nintendo DS Games
The Nintendo DS leads the handheld market for good reason: Games on it are usually fun and often fantastic. Jim Squires makes a short list of the best of them.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best Mobile Games
As part of Evergeek Media's buying guide series for the holiday, Jim Squires offers up a handful of highly recommended mobile games for you to 'gift to friend.' And yes, Angry Birds goes without saying, but he said it anyway.Evergeek Gift Guide: Best Car Tech
While it's hard to pick a present for the car buff that already owns every other automotive gadget ever made, it's not impossible. Anthony Jackson takes a look at some cool car tech that any driver can enjoy.