A pretty female model wearing a Santa hat holds a Stiletto 2 on the cover. Stiletto 2 is featured on Gift Guide For Gear Freaks on page 34. A full page ad on page 22 features the XMp3 radio. Unfortunately much of the magazine's editorial content is centered around Internet Radios. I learned that the low-bit rate of Internet music prevents any Internet radio from being a true high fidelity component. Many of the Internet radios appear to be monophonic systems.

SiriusXM has an edge in the fidelity department that it should promote to its advantage. It doesn't seem to play this up like it should.

This December issue of E-Gear is the skimpiest issue I have seen. This apparently reflects the current state of the economy. Find E-gear on the web at www.e-gear.com.