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MacVoices #17214: The MacVoices 2017 Holiday Gift Guide #2

November 17, 2017

Our second holiday gift guide show got crazier than the first, and that’s no small feat. The panel of Bart Busschots, Joe Kissell, Brett Terpstra, and host Chuck Joiner pick items that include stocking stuffers, apps for the exercise enthusiasts, productivity hardware and software, and more than a few off-beat selections that we bet you haven’t though of or even know about.

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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.

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,, and on Twitter.

Brett Terpstra is a coder, writer and web developer. He works behind the scenes at blogs including Engadget, Joystiq and The Unofficial Apple Weblog. He also writes for The Unofficial Apple Weblog, and contributes to Macworld. Brett develops Marked for Mac and recently co-authored “60 Mountain Lion Tips” with David Sparks for the iBookstore. He discusses all things “nerd” on his podcasts, Systematic and Overtired.You can find Brett as “ttscoff” on Twitter, and at his website,



Bart Busschots’ Picks:

Trekz Titanium

 – iOS Link 
 – macOS link 

WhiBal Card

 – iOS link
 – macOS link 

Joe Kissell’s Picks:

Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Purple Ink, Dozen Box

The Last Glue

Gimars Tripod mount 

Nubee Infrared Thermometer

Mophie Qui Wireless Charging Pad

The Secret History of Twin Peaks 

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier


Brett Terpstra’s Picks:

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

Black and Decker Gyro Cordless Screwdriver

IK Multimedia iRig Keys and Pads Bundle

60 Mac Tips: Volume 2


Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Tripp Lite 12 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 

GYMAN Extension Cord Cable Power Outlet Saver -10 Pack

Webcam Cover – 10 pack

Magic Trackpad 2

Better Touch Tool

Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger Pack with 4AA eneloop 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries

Mobee Technology Magic Bar – Inductive Charger for Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Magic Trackpad

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