Multi-deal Monday: Free video editor, cheap games, last-minute gifts, and more!
What more? Get a long-range Wi-Fi adapter for $12.99 and a waterproof 1080p pocket camcorder for $69.99.
First things first: Don't forget to join me for the final CNET Holiday Help Desk of 2011, which airs live today at noon PT (or 3 p.m. for my fellow ET-ers).
Speaking of holiday help, if you need to edit some scandalous Christmas-party videos, you might want something a little more powerful than Windows Live Movie Maker. Get Wondershare's Vivideo Video Editor for free when you enter passcode too hard to say goodbye, click Get It Free, and supply your name and e-mail address. (Be sure to click Get Keycode after that.) The program is available for Windows and Mac!
Update: According to Wondershare, that code is subject to change. (Today, for example, it's "if I were a boy.") Best bet is to play the little game and get the correct code.
Of course, before you edit your video, you need a way to shoot it. While supplies last, Ben's Outlet has the refurbished Kodak Zx3 Playsport pocket camcorder for $69.99 shipped. This 1080p shooter is waterproof up to 10 feet and records video on inexpensive SD/SDHC memory cards. It's available in your choice of a few colors and comes with a 90-day warranty. I've got one, and it survived a 20-foot crawl through knee-deep mud. (Yeah, that's how I roll--er, crawl.)
Stuck in a weak Wi-Fi pocket? Today only, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the Cage Networking Long Range Wireless Network Adapter for $12.99, plus $4.99 for shipping. This external gizmo promises to do a much better job pulling down Wi-Fi signals than your PC's tiny built-in antenna. I reviewed a similar product earlier this year and found it to be excellent, though obviously YMMV with this one.
Telltale Games is behind some of the best adventure games in recent memory--and now most of them are on sale. Get Back to the Future: The Game, Tales of Monkey Island, various Sam & Max adventures, and more for just $9.99 apiece. That gets you the download and a collector's edition DVD by mail (though you will have to pay around $7 for S&H--and you can't opt out of getting the DVD, which is a bit of a letdown).
Update: You can indeed get the download versions only, without the DVD and shipping charge. Just look for the games elsewhere in the Telltale store, rather than using the supplied holiday-special link.
Finally, if you need a last-minute gift, I highly recommend gift subscriptions to services like Audible, Pandora, and Slacker. All three have apps for most smartphone models (Android, iOS), which makes them great for listening both at home and in the car. Personally, I love the new comedy stations offered by Pandora and Slacker. All three services offer gift certificates you can order online; Audible and Pandora give you the option of printing them so you have something physical to give. (Slacker's gifts arrive via e-mail.)
If you have any other suggestions for easy last-minute gifts, let's hear them in the comments!