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MacVoices #23290: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #2 (2)

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Release Date: 11/21/2023

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From CES in Las Vegas, during our our annual visit to , Industrial Designer James Stone showed off the newest iteration of their iPhone grip, the Snap 4 Luxe. James shows off both the grip stand features, as well as the fact that the MagSafe feature doesn’t interfere with charging, but opens up the use of other MagSafe accessories.  Show Notes: Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon            Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with  Connect:      Web:        ...

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At CES in Las Vegas, we got to see a different kind of smart home device controller when Gerry Koser, Marketing Manager for , gave us a briefing on their hardware  device that lets you control up to 52 of your devices in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-use hockey puck-size and shape that fits in the palm of your hand.  Show Notes: Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon            Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with  Connect:      Web:            Twitter:...

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At CES in Las Vegas, we learned about the latest keyboard and mouse options from  from Co-Founder and CEO Steve McGowan. As everything moves to USB connectivity, Matias has improved on the USB-C dongle by making it even smaller and less obtrusive, and then built it into their newest keyboards and mice, including a new ergonomic model that fills a gap left in the market by Microsoft.  Show Notes: Chapters: Links: Guests: Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon            Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time...

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  In the  suite at CES in Las Vegas, Chris Pusateri walked us through a few models in the broad range of their speaker products including a portable karaoke speaker, magnetic iPhone speaker, and different models of waterproof speakers. We also discussed the advantages of using a competitively priced speaker for various use situations.  Show Notes: Links: Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon            Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with  Connect:      Web:    ...

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Outside at CES in Las Vegas we had a chilly conversation with Lisa Mathis, Head of Marketing, North America for . Representing themselves as the best "speaker brand you haven’t heard of yet”, Lisa explained their origins at a music festival and how they are now coming to the U.S. Unlike some larger concert speakers ( 126 dB maximum output), these are Bluetooth and can be connected together wirelessly, and run off swappable batteries, so placement and movement is simplified. The grills can also be customized for you, your company, or your brand. Crank it up!  Show Notes:...

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At CES in Las Vegas, we talked to Andrea Tellatin, Co-Founder and CEO of Twinkly, about the latest additions to their many options for addressable lights. Best known for their holiday options, they are introducing a broader range of options at accessible price points for a wider range of uses. Andrea shows off the new string lights and the as examples of their broader product range, both of which are customizable via the built-in addressable function.  Show Notes: Links: Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon        ...

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At Showstoppers at CES in Las Vegas, introduced the new Wacom Bridge, a solution for artists who work remotely or away from their desks. With Wacom Bridge, they don’t need to lug heavy laptops or travel with the files. Arvind Arumbakkam, Technology & Industry Partnerships, talks about how their system eliminates the lag typical from the more mainstream remote work apps. Then, artist Sarajean Chung gives us a demo in the most challenging of environments: a CES exhibit hall.  Show Notes:Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon      ...

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In Las Vegas at Showstoppers at CES, we saw and heard a demo of the technology behind the  from that was more than surprising. Kai Kitayama talked us through the demo that provided a wider and longer field of sound than you would expect, and how it can enhance the dialog from your TV. (Host’s Note: Audio demos are always difficult in a conference environment, which made this one that much more impressive. Please understand that the in-person experience was truly impressive and worth exploring.)  Show Notes: Links: (Amazon) Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron...

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At Showstoppers at CES, we talked to Jeff Gadway, Senior Vice President of  about not only their keyboard case for the iPhone, but also about the strong emotional product the release of their product elicited from some users. Jeff covers the thinking behind why Steve Jobs was right about the iPhone, but why also why the time is right for a hardware iPhone keyboard case based on what we are doing with our phones now.  Show Notes: Chapters: Links: Guests: Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon          ...

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Rosemary OrchardMike Schmitz, and Joe Kissell finish off their picks as MacVoices Holiday Gift guide #2 closes out with iPhone-oriented picks, a photography pick, and something to tote your gear in. (Part 2) 

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Today’s MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Featured Gear like the Rolling Square inCharge X Portable Keychain Charger Cable. This 6-in one lets you connect almost anything to anything for both data transfer and charging, and is designed to have on your key ring, ready anywhere, any time. Find the links at MacVoices.com/FeaturedGear.

Show Notes:

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

Chapters:

0:02:08 Compact and travel-friendly charger for all your devices
0:04:46 K-20 Tools: Keychain hex key for on-the-go repairs
0:08:14 The Convenience of Carrying Essential Tools Everywhere
0:10:06 Shooting High-Quality Video with an iPhone and the ProGrip
0:18:57 Convenient and Durable Wallet with Card Slot
0:19:56 Technical Difficulties with Joe's Zoom
0:22:03 Finding the Right Charger for Efficient Charging
0:24:04 NXPGKEA Charger: Compact, Versatile, and Affordable
0:26:00 Versatile Charger for Apple Tech and More
0:29:02 OWC Product Recommendation: A Surprise Pick
0:29:18 Affordable RAID Drive for Secure Data Storage
0:31:02 On-Site Backup Option for Important Files
0:32:39 Scalable Storage Solution to Meet Your Needs
0:33:00 Importance of Data Backup and Backblaze

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Rosemary Orchard’s Picks:

ESR 3 in 1 Charger for Magsafe, Travel Charger Stand for Magsafe, Made for Apple Watch Certified, Foldable Charging Station Compatible with Magsafe and iPhone 15/14/13/12, AirPods Pro
 https://amzn.to/46fKu8u

ESR Magnetic Wallet (HaloLock), Compatible with MagSafe Wallet, for iPhone Wallet with Adjustable Stand 
https://amzn.to/3QZR2Dx

ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with CryoBoost, Phone-Cooling Fast Charging, Arctic White + ESR HaloLock Kickstand Wireless Charger, MagSafe-Compatible Charger 
https://amzn.to/47a3gPL

ESR Magnetic Wireless Car Charging Set with CryoBoost (HaloLock), Compatible with MagSafe Car Charger 
https://amzn.to/3sO5vcq

MINIX 140W USB C Charger Mac Book Pro Charger Foldable, PD 3.1 PPS 3 x USB Type C Ports (Max 140W) Fast GaN II Loptop Wall Power Adapter
https://amzn.to/3sts8mC

Mike Schmitz’ Picks:

ShiftCam ProGrip Starter Kit - DSLR Style Mobile Battery Grip - Wireless Shutter Button - Built in Powerbank - Qi Wireless Charging - Freestanding Dock - Tripod Mount
https://amzn.to/3QJjYye

OWC Thunderbolt Hub, 5 Port, 60W Charging, (3) Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, Compatible with M1 Macs, Thunderbolt 3 Macs, and Thunderbolt 4 PCs, USB4 Machines
https://amzn.to/40N9Au7

Joe Kissell’s Picks:

K20 Tools - Photography Keychain Multi-Tool with 5/32 (4mm) Allen Wrench Hex Key and Flat Head Screwdriver
 https://amzn.to/49G4800

140W USB C Charger PD 3.1 3-Port GaN Travel Charger Wall Charger 140W USB-C Power Adapter
https://amzn.to/3SIOVp3

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

STM Dux 30L Premium Tech Backpack - Carry On Travel Laptop Backpack (Fits 17" Laptops) - Customizable Storage Shelves, Water Resistant & Luggage Passthrough 
https://amzn.to/49AWJiJ

OWC 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.1 / eSATA Enclosure Kit https://amzn.to/47f9P


Guests:

Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site, MikeSchmitz.com, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at IntentionalFamily.fm. Follow him on Twitter as _MikeSchmitz.

Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter.

Rosemary Orchard is a nerd, automator, and chocaholic. When she’s not making Shortcuts or podcasting about them, you’ll frequently find her discussing her love of iPads and other Apple technology on RosemaryOrchard.comAutomatorsNested FoldersThe Sweet Setup, and ScreenCastsOnline. She is runs WhenWorks to help you schedule appointments more efficiently. Originally from the UK she now calls Vienna, Austria, home…until she returns to the U.K. Follow her on Twitter

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00:02:07 Compact and travel-friendly charger for all your devices 00:04:45 K-20 Tools: Keychain hex key for on-the-go repairs 00:08:13 The Convenience of Carrying Essential Tools Everywhere 00:10:06 Shooting High-Quality Video with an iPhone and the ProGrip 00:18:57 Convenient and Durable Wallet with Card Slot 00:19:56 Technical Difficulties with Joe's Zoom 00:22:03 Finding the Right Charger for Efficient Charging 00:24:04 NXPGKEA Charger: Compact, Versatile, and Affordable 00:25:59 Versatile Charger for Apple Tech and More 00:29:02 OWC Product Recommendation: A Surprise Pick 00:29:17 Affordable RAID Drive for Secure Data Storage 00:31:02 On-Site Backup Option for Important Files 00:32:39 Scalable Storage Solution to Meet Your Needs 00:32:59 Importance of Data Backup and Backblaze