MacJury #1217: More Holiday Gift Ideas from The MacJury


It was so much fun the first time, we decided to do it again. A second MacJury panel takes on the question of holiday gifts and delivers yet another eclectic and intriguing set of picks that include both tech and non-tech options. It isn’t too late to get some great gift picks from the panel of Karen Anderson, Steve Sande, Tim Verpoorten and host Chuck Joiner.

The video version of this episode is available on MacVoicesTV.

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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group. You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.

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Karen Anderson is a Seattle-based writer and web content professional who brings common sense to social media. She develops online marketing communications materials for clients in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. She conducts social media audits, leads web content seminars, and speaks at technology industry gatherings including Ignite Seattle and Macworld/iWorld. Karen worked as a writer and managing editor at Apple for six years, and after leaving Apple wrote the ebook Take Control of iPhone Basics. She blogs at,,, and

Steve Sande also 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.

Tim Verpoorten has been a Mac Blogger for about 10 years. His blog,, looks at Hardware, Software and Web sites that make using the Mac special. In 2005 he started the MacReviewCast Podcast and over the next 6 years Tim and group of talented podcasters and friends reviewed Mac software and gear. The MacReviewCast was best known for Tim’s look at the Mac Freeware of the week. You can still find him occasionally on the MacRoundtable and on his SurfBits blog.

Karen Anderson’s Picks


LaCie Rikiki 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

Seagate Backup Plus 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for Mac

BookBook, Hardback Leather Case for 13-inch MacBook Pro

Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 4/4S

Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 5, All-in-one leather iPhone case and wallet

Twelve South BookBook Volume 2 for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation iPad

Dr. Who Robes

Membership in a Mac User Group – Find one near you

Naples MacFriends Macintosh Users Group

Griffin Technology Elevator Laptop Stand

Scrivener – Literature & Latte

Take Control of Scrivener 2 by Kirk McElhearn

Steve Sande’s Picks:

27″ iMac

Element Case Ronin

Littlest Black Book by Pad and Quill

Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)

Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam

Pogo Connect Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Pen

Sensu Brush and Stylus for iPad

Tim Verpoorten’s Picks:

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

Wireless Backlit Keyboard for Mac, iPad + iPhone – Logitech

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen

Apple Gift Cards

Moleskine 2013 12 Month Star Wars Limited Edition Daily Planner Black Hard Cover Large


Avernum: Escape From the Pit – Spiderweb Software (Mac)

Avernum 6 – Spiderweb Software (Mac)

Avernum: Escape From the Pit HD – Spiderweb Software (iOS)

Avernum 6 HD – Spiderweb Software (iOS)

Classic Match Foosball game table accessory Apple iPad sync dock

Dolly Drive

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Western Digital 1 TB WD TV Live Hub Media Center

The Transporter (Kickstarter Project)

Newer Technology NuStand Alloy Display Stand for Apple TV

Vaultz Mesh Storage Bags, Assorted Colors and Sizes, 4 Bags

Paperless – David Sparks

Take Control of Your Paperless Office by Joe Kissell

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner for the Macintosh

Fujitsu S1300i ScanSnap Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Mobile Document Scanner

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 CLR 600DPI USB Mobile Scanner