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MacVoices #23284: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #1 (1)

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Release Date: 11/15/2023

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Our annual MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide series kicks off with ideas of things to give or get from David GinsburgJeff GametMike T. Rose, and host Chuck Joiner. From affordable to expensive, practical to less practical, there is something for everyone…and we’re just getting started! (Part 1)

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Show Notes:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:00:00 The start of MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide for 2023.
0:07:01 Discovering the Beautiful Art of the Fantasy Kingdom
0:08:27 Unexpectedly Cool Gift Recommendations
0:12:35 The Durable and Practical Rothko Tech Bag
0:12:56 iPad Sizes and Compatibility
0:16:22 Apple Watch as a Safety Device
0:18:26 Sonos Move: Original vs. Move 2
0:21:09 Raspberry Pi 5: A Tinkerer's Delight
0:23:27 Consider Raspberry Pi 4 for immediate gift-giving
0:27:02 Raspberry Pi 5: Significantly faster and worth the wait
0:28:08 Raspberry Pi 4 Model B: Dual 4K HDMI Output
0:29:27 Versatile Charging Solution for Different Devices
0:31:21 Highly Recommended for Charging Various Devices
0:32:26 Aircard - Familiar Name, Indestructible Design
0:35:24 Twinkly Lights - Digital Twin of Physical Lights, HomeKit Compatible

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David Ginsburg’s Picks:

Anker Power Bank, 24,000mAh Portable Charger 65W Battery Pack
https://amzn.to/47xfvWw

Sonos Move - Battery-Powered Smart Speaker 
https://amzn.to/3SEyXwg

Sonos Move 2 
https://amzn.to/3QKxe66

 

Jeff Gamet’s Picks:

The Mysteries Hardcover by Bill Watterson (Author), Bill Watterson and John Kascht (Illustrator) 
https://amzn.to/3QWiemC

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2019 Quad Core 64 Bit WiFi Bluetooth (4GB) 
https://amzn.to/40Az1yW

Raspberry Pi 5 
https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-5/

 

Mike T. Rose’s Picks:

Rothco Vintage Canvas Tech Bag 
https://amzn.to/47Ane6d

Rolling Square, inCharge XL, 6-in-1 Multi Charging Cable, 100W Ultra-Fast Charging Power, 6.5ft/2m, Summit Yellow 
https://amzn.to/46t2cWd

Rolling Square inCharge X Portable Keychain Charger Cable, 6-in-1 Multi Charging Cable with 100W Ultra-Fast Charging Power, Lava Black 
https://amzn.to/3sGS3XM

Rolling Square Aircard - Bluetooth Card Sized GPS Tracker with Business Card NFC/QR Code & Find My Network Compatibility - 2.2mm Super Thin 
https://amzn.to/49yeHSZ

Chuck Joiner's Picks:

Apple Watch Series 9 
https://amzn.to/3QY4bNG

Apple's Crash Detection saves another life: mine 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/11/04/apples-crash-detection-saves-another-life-mine

Twinkly Strings App Controlled 157 Feet Smart Christmas Lights with 600 RGB LEDs and Green Wire for Indoor and Outdoor Decorative Lighting 
https://amzn.to/3ueqYfc

MacVoices #20074: CES – Twinkly Takes Holiday Lights to the Next Level 
https://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-20074-ces-twinkly-takes-holiday-lights-to-the-next-level/

MacVoices #23038: CES – Twinkly Introduces Tiles, New Software, and Gamer Support
https://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-23038-ces-twinkly-introduces-tiles-new-software-and-gamer-support/

 

Guests:

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected].

Michael T. Rose began his Mac-centric career with a decade-plus stint in editorial technology at Entertainment Weekly & LIFE magazines, starting as a college intern right around when the Mac IIx was launched. After leaving the print publishing world, Mike worked as an IT lead and creative director for an NYC events and marketing agency. In 2013 he switched trains once again, and now enjoys his #dreamjob at Salesforce as a lead solution engineer. From 2006 to early 2015, Mike was a proud editor and contributor at The Unofficial Apple Web Log (TUAW), now folded into Engadget. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY. You can find him on Twitter, and you can also hear him on The Aftershow with Kelly Guimont.

 

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00:00:00 The start of MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide for 2023. 00:07:00 Discovering the Beautiful Art of the Fantasy Kingdom 00:08:27 Unexpectedly Cool Gift Recommendations 00:12:35 The Durable and Practical Rothko Tech Bag 00:12:55 iPad Sizes and Compatibility 00:16:21 Apple Watch as a Safety Device 00:18:26 Sonos Move: Original vs. Move 2 00:21:09 Raspberry Pi 5: A Tinkerer's Delight 00:23:27 Consider Raspberry Pi 4 for immediate gift-giving 00:27:01 Raspberry Pi 5: Significantly faster and worth the wait 00:28:07 Raspberry Pi 4 Model B: Dual 4K HDMI Output 00:29:26 Versatile Charging Solution for Different Devices 00:31:20 Highly Recommended for Charging Various Devices 00:32:25 Aircard - Familiar Name, Indestructible Design 00:35:24 Twinkly Lights - Digital Twin of Physical Lights, HomeKit Compatible