The word electronics applies to lots of consumer goods. Computers, cell phones, MP3 players, printers, copiers, fax machines, regular phones, gaming consoles, stereo systems, speakers, digital cameras, TV sets, DVD players, G.P.S. devices, wireless routers, web cams, and camcorders are some of the many consumer electronics available for local retail sale. Some of the most popular electronics manufacturers include Dell, Samsung, Toshiba, Apple, Sony, Panasonic, RCA, Microsoft, Epson, LG, Hewlett Packard, Dyson, Nikon, Nokia, Nintendo, Blackberry, Canon, and TomTom. Prospective buyers should do a lot of comparison shopping before purchasing electronics from a local store. It is very easy to get lulled into buying something by a slick salesman, so doing on-line research can be a lifesaver for some people. This is especially true for those who are not technologically astute. Reading product reviews written by other local consumers is a great way to make purchasing decisions along with consulting guides from trusted media outlets such as Consumer Reports. Many local retailers have comparison features on their websites that helps browsers evaluate several products simultaneously.