Who really wants to brave the crowds on Black Friday? Not me.\n\tI\u2019m planning to do most of my holiday shopping over my iPhone or iPad \u2013 and I\u2019m not alone. According to a recent Motricity-Wakefield Research survey of more than 400 Americans, I\u2019m part of the top mobile shopping demographic: Those aged 25-44 are nearly twice as likely to feel that shopping from a mobile device is more convenient than those Gen Y youngsters.\n\tI\u2019m not sure if it\u2019s because Gen Xers are in the heart of their careers and have more disposable income to do more shopping or we\u2019re nearing the age of the couch potato.\n\tOddly, youngsters value their smartphones more than their computers. More than half of the respondents under 30 would rather give up their computer for six months than their smartphone.\n\tI\u2019m also in the demographic that spends the most money over their mobile devices. Men spent an average $312 on the most expensive item bought on their mobile device, whereas women spent $222. Last week, I bought a pricey briar-wood Peterson\u2019s pipe with a sterling silver band using my iPhone, after losing my old one in the river on a recent fishing trip. That's not really apropos of much; I'm just happy with the purchase.\n\tSure, buying gifts for yourself and others from the comfort of your couch on a smartphone isn\u2019t really getting into the holiday spirit. But I\u2019ve been to jam-packed malls, jockeyed for parking, and stood in long lines only to end up buying someone an ugly sweater out of impatience and a strong desire to get the hell out of there.\n\tEven better, I won\u2019t be a victim of iPhone theft by some mall-roaming phone snatcher.\n\tThis year\u2019s holiday shoppers will be whipping out their smartphones more than ever before, tracking purchases, comparing prices, checking dwindling bank account balances \u2013 and smartphone thieves will be on the lookout for easy marks.\n\tAs for me, I\u2019ll be shopping safely and comfortably from my couch.