MacVoices #19248: MacVoices Gift Guide #4

The MacVoices Gift Guide series for 2019 rolls on, this time with the panel of Kirk McElhearnBrett TerpstraWally Cherwinski, and host Chuck Joiner. This series of picks strays from tech in spots, but always comes home to focus on things that plug and play.

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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.

Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more. He is a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is co-host of The Next Track and The Committed podcast. You can follow him on Twitter, and visit his personal web site, Kirkville.

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,




Kirk McElhearn’s picks

BTHVN 2020 – Beethoven The New Complete Edition

[MICHAEL KENNA | Calendar 2020 — Nazraeli Press

Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Pencil  (Kirk’s is pernambuco)

Julian Barnes – The Man in the Red Coat 


Brett Terpstra’s picks

Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro

Samsung T5 SSD

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

Bravus Brewing

Kin Euphorics


Wally Cherwinski’s picks

Luminar 4 

Silicone Keyboard cover

MagSafe adapter

iOS headphone adapter  

TMO Deals

iMazing 2

Tribble Christmas tree ornament

Tabletop light box 


Chuck Joiner’s picks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera bundle

Elgato 4k Cam Link

Amazon Basics Hard Drive Case

ORICO 2.5 USB 3 External Hard Drive Enclosure Casing for 2.5 inch 7mm/9.5mm SATA HDD SSD