MacVoices #14224: The MacJury’s Holiday Gift Guide #2

The MacJury’s second holiday gift guide panel did their best to one-up their predecessors. Did they do it? From wearable gear to the Internet of Things, audio equipment to home security and more, we have another great set of unusual and sometimes off-beat gift ideas from the panel of Melissa Holt, Joe Kissell, Steve Sande  and host Chuck Joiner.

This edition of MacVoices is supported by Eye Chart Magazine: Putting Apple and Tech News In Focus.


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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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Melissa Holt  is an Apple Certified Support Professional who runs a Mac consulting business with her husband near Boulder, Colorado. She’s been moonlighting by writing tips at  The Mac Observer  since 2011, and in what remains of her spare time, she hikes and plays way too many iOS games. Feel free to follow her on Twitter—she’s  @melissacholt.

Joe Kissell is the author of over two dozen Take Control ebooks, as well as a host of print books. He is a senior editor for TidBITS, and a Senior Contributor to Macworld. Keep up with him if you can on his personal blog,, and on Twitter.

 Steve Sande  writes way too much. He’s the Hardware Editor at  TUAW, and recently logged over one million words written for the blog in just over three years. He’s written a number of books for  Take Control Books  and  Apress, is married to a rocket scientist, and spends his days being bossed by a cat. You can watch what he says on  Twitter, and see him every Wednesday on  TUAW TV Live.    


Parrot Flower Power

Change Your Password T-Shirt

1Password – Password Manager and Secure Wallet – AgileBits Inc.

Take Control of Your Passwords

Crock-Pot Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo 6-Quart Slow Cooker

Mr. Coffee Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo 10-Cup Optimal Brew Coffeemaker

Drobo USB 3.0 4-Bay Storage Array

August Smart Lock

Kwikset 925 Kevo Single Cylinder Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt for iPhone 4S and Higher

Loksak 8 x 11 Inches Pouch Bags for Large Tablets

Logitech Keys-To-Go Keyboard

Satechi Universal Smartphone CD Slot Mount for 3.5″ – 5.5″ Smartphones for iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4

Satechi Universal Tablet CD Slot Mount for 5″ – 11″ Tablets for iPad/Air/Mini

iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch ONLY) HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector, Tech Armor Apple iPhone 6 Plus Premium HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector

Bluetooth Handset Gloves  

Sphero 2.0 – App Controlled Robotic Ball

Orbotix Ollie for Android and iOS

SONOS PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music

SONOS PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music

SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music

SONOS PLAYBAR TV Sound Bar/Wireless Streaming Music Speaker

SONOS SUB Wireless Subwoofer

Drop Kitchen Scale and App

Firefly Clue Game

Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Stump Stand