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MacVoices #23297: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 (2)

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Release Date: 11/29/2023

MacVoices #24064: CES - Flic Gives Your Smart Home Analog Dials and Buttons show art MacVoices #24064: CES - Flic Gives Your Smart Home Analog Dials and Buttons

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From CES in Las Vegas, our conversation with Head of Marketing for , Per-Gustaf Hedberg focused how their latest, the Flic Twist gives you a wireless dial-type control for your smart home devices. Don’t just turn the lights or music on or off…control the brightness or volume as well. The Flic Hub Mini connects it all together if you or your phone aren’t at home. Per-Gustaf also talks about their upcoming Matter support and what that will mean to your smart home. Show Notes: Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon        ...

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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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MacVoices #24062: CES - Linxura Offers A Different Kind of Hardware Remote For The Smart Home show art MacVoices #24062: CES - Linxura Offers A Different Kind of Hardware Remote For The Smart Home

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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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MacVoices #24061: CES - Matias Makes Wireless USB-C  Keyboards & Mice Even Better show art MacVoices #24061: CES - Matias Makes Wireless USB-C Keyboards & Mice Even Better

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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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MacVoices #24060: CES - Sway Premium Audio Shows Off A Diverse Line of Personal Speakers show art MacVoices #24060: CES - Sway Premium Audio Shows Off A Diverse Line of Personal Speakers

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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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MacVoices #24059: CES - SOUNDBOKS Shows Off Powerful Bluetooth Speakers For Your Next Party show art MacVoices #24059: CES - SOUNDBOKS Shows Off Powerful Bluetooth Speakers For Your Next Party

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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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MacVoices #24058: CES - Spigen Adds New Products For iPhones, iPads, More show art MacVoices #24058: CES - Spigen Adds New Products For iPhones, iPads, More

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In the  suite at CES in Las Vegas, Samuel Han, Specialist, Retail Enterprise Development, showed us some of their latest products that include a new gaming keyboard, GaN power products, and new iPhone cases that range from stylish to practical, and more.  Show Notes: Links:   Support:      Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon            Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with  Connect:      Web:            Twitter:        ...

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MacVoices #24057: Twinkly Adds New Options To Their Decorative Light Selection show art MacVoices #24057: Twinkly Adds New Options To Their Decorative Light Selection

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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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MacVoices #24055: Showstoppers - SoundFun Delivers The Mirai Directional Speaker show art MacVoices #24055: Showstoppers - SoundFun Delivers The Mirai Directional Speaker

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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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MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 wraps up as Wally CherwinskiBart Busschots, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, and host Chuck Joiner compete for the most endorsements from other panel members. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

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

Chapters:

0:01:51 Micro SD Cards: A Versatile and Affordable Flash Drive Alternative
0:03:57 The Long-lasting and Reliable Cross Century Classic Pen
0:05:54 Bart's Watch Bands and Cross Pens
0:08:57 Audioengine A5 Pluses: Phenomenal Sound Quality
0:13:25 The Search for the Perfect Travel Bag Begins
0:14:06 The Quest for the Perfect Daypack
0:18:32 Cold Brew Coffee: The Perfect DIY Refreshment
0:21:29 Coffee: A Vice Worth Having
0:22:38 The Value of Having a Guide by Your Side
0:24:13 The Dedication of Take Control Book Authors
0:25:26 The search for the perfect monitor mount
0:27:07 The importance of screen real estate and productivity
0:28:35 Disappointment with other monitor arms

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Bart Busschots’ Picks:

Cross Tech2 Refillable Ballpoint Pen 
https://amzn.to/3uoE8q0

Cross Classic Century Lustrous Chrome Ballpoint Pen, Model Number: 3502
https://amzn.to/3Ta3wKD

Willow & Everett Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 2 L Iced Tea & Coffee Cold Brew Maker - Glass Pitcher w/Stainless Steel Spout and Removable Filter  https://amzn.to/46hdGMg

Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:

C356 Type-C MicroSD Card Reader with USB 3.0 Super Speed Technology, Supports MicroSDXC, MicroSDHC, and MicroSD 
https://amzn.to/3MQLzwB

G4Free Sling Bag RFID Blocking Sling Backpack Crossbody Chest Bag Daypack
https://amzn.to/3MTUddB

 

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs’ Picks:

Portable Charger for Apple Watch, 1000mAh Magnetic Keychain Wireless Power Bank Watch Charger for iWatch with 4 LED Indicators

Take Control Books

Take Control of Sonoma by Joe Kissell

Take Control if iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 by Josh Centers

 

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Audioengine A5+ Plus Powered Speakers

MOUNT PRO Single Monitor Mount Stand, Gas Spring Arm Height Adjustable Monitor Desk Mount, VESA Bracket for 17 to 32 Inch Computer Screen- Holds up to 17.6lbs with Clamp, Grommet Mounting Base

Guests:

By day, Bart Busschots is a Linux sysadmin and Perl programmer, and a keen amateur photographer when ever he gets the time. Bart hosts and produces the Let's Talk podcast series - a monthly Apple show that takes a big-picture look at the last month in Apple news, and a monthly photography show focusing on the art and craft of photography. Every second week Bart is the guest for the Chit Chat Across the Pond segment on Allison Sheridan's NosillaCast. You can get links to everything Bart gets up including a link to his photography and his personal blog.

Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada's National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program. Find some of his work on his YouTube channel.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

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