If you are looking for great gear recommendations and products that will help you do more, check out some of our “Featured Gear” recommendations. New items are being added regularly, so check back often.
The Rolling Square inCharge X Portable Keychain Charger Cable is a unique 6-in one charging cable that lets you connect almost anything to anything with connections that include USB to USB-C, USB to Lightning, USB to Micro USB, USB-C to USB-C, USB-C to Lightning and USB-C to Micro USB. It also provides charging capabilities up to 100 watts, and Apple fast charging up to 18 watts. The magnetic design keeps the connections together and compact until you need them, and the whole package can fit on your keyring, ready anywhere, any time, or you can select longer models with the same capabilities.
Twinkly App-Controlled LED Holiday lights are the ultimate in flexible holiday lighting for your Christmas tree, holiday decor, or everyday use. With a variety of lengths to suit your needs, Twinkly lets you go beyond the “blink” options of other lights, giving you the ability to create your own simple or complex designs with full control of color and design placement via the addressable LEDs. Use the app to get exactly the look you want.
Get a feel for exactly how spectacular Twinkly lights are in two MacVoices interviews at CES:
MacVoices #20074: CES – Twinkly Takes Holiday Lights to the Next Level
MacVoices #23038: CES – Twinkly Introduces Tiles, New Software, and Gamer Support
The Elgato Stream Deck is a panel of programmable buttons that can trigger pretty much anything on our Mac: shortcuts, key combinations, macros, hot keys, and much, much more. In addition, each button can be customized with text, colors, even custom graphics. Available in 6-key, 15-key (shown) and 32-key versions, the Stream Deck could be the most your most versatile productivity tool. I use it in the video editing for MacVoices and it saves me hours each week.
My most frequently used speaker, the JBL Flip 6 is an outstanding portable 20 watt Bluetooth speaker that features 12 hours of playtime, the ability to pair multiple speakers for home or outdoor use, and IPX 7 rating so it can to pretty much anywhere you go. A distinguishing feature is the ability to hang the speaker with an included lanyard, something that makes it more versatile than you might imagine.
The OWC Thunderbolt Hub No matter which Mac you have, you can always use more connectivity, and the OWC Thunderbolt Hub delivers with 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports that are USB-C compatible and a USB-A that is USB3.2 Gen 2 compatible. The hub delivers 60 watts of charging power, and because it is extnerallly powered, doesn’t compromise on performance.