MacVoices #13201: The MacJury’s Holiday Gift Guide #1

Need some exciting, new and different gift ideas this holiday season? The MacJury is on the case with a list of gifts that runs the gamut from expensive to affordable, practical to extravagant, and all points in between. The first of our holiday gift guides is presented by the panel of Jeff Gamet, Jean MacDonald, Brett Terpstra  and host Chuck Joiner.

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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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Jeff Gamet  is the Managing Editor for  The Mac Observer, and the author of  Fresh Brewed Tales, a chronicle of Jeff’s strange adventures at coffee shops. You can find his regular updates on  Twitter.

Jean MacDonald  is a partner and head of Marketing and PR at  Smile, developers of  PDFpen  and  TextExpander, as well as an active member of the tech community. A would-be rock ‘n roll star, you can follow all of Jean’s exploits on her  Twitter  stream.

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  â€œ60 Mountain Lion Tips”  with David Sparks for the iBookstore. He discusses all things “nerd” on his podcast,  Systematic. You can find Brett as “ttscoff” on  Twitter  and, and at his website,


Big Nerd Ranch

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (4th Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones – Midnight Black

iRig HD

IK Multimedia IPIRIGBBRDIN iRig BlueBoard Wireless MIDI Pedalboard


GoldieBlox, Rube Goldbert, & Beastie Boys “Princess Machine” video

Audioengine D3 24-bit Digital to Audio Converter (Silver)

Pencil Bluetooth stylus for use with Paper from 53

Paper by FiftyThree – FiftyThree, Inc.

Apple Time Capsule 2TB

Magellan SmartGPS – Connected 5-Inch Navigation System with Social Media & Smartphone integration

Magellan RoadMate On-The-Go North America – Magellan

UI Stencils iPhone Stencil Kit

DealMac – iPhone gift card discount tracking



iRig HD Digital Guitar Interface for iPad & Mac

Leap Motion Controller, Gesture Motion Control for PC or MAC

20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers

20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers

ThinkGeek – Doctor Who Gifts (50th Anniversary: November 23, 2013)

SketchBook Pro for iPad – Autodesk Inc.


Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone

Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone

RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm