MacVoices #13202: The MacJury’s Holiday Gift Guide #2

The second of our MacJury holiday gift panels convened just in time for the big shopping weekend, and deliver some…unique…picks. You’ll be both entertained and informed as the picks fly back and forth between Nancy Gravley, Michael T. Rose, Steve Sande 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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Nancy Gravley  retired from a position in human services after 30 years and is spending her retirement years spreading the joy of the Mac.  She teaches beginner skills, writes a blog, and serves as president of a large Mac User Group (MUG) in addition to writing and reviewing products for TMO, penning the  Computing with Bifocals. She has three children, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Life is good.

Michael T. Rose  claims his first Mac (a 128K original) served him well through high school and its successors (a 512KE, SE, SE/30 and IIsi) were loyal stalwarts during editorial jobs at the Carnegie Mellon college newspaper, followed by a 10-year career in editorial technology at Time Inc. titles Entertainment Weekly & LIFE. Since leaving the print publishing world, Mike has helped manage IT and now works as a creative director for MJM Creative Services, an NYC events and face-to-face marketing agency. He has written for  The Unofficial Apple Web Log (TUAW)  since November 2006. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY. His personal blog is  GeekParent, and you can find him on  Twitter.

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.

Kensington Power Bolt 2.1 Car Charger for iPhone 5S/5C/5, iPad 4, iPad Mini – Retail Packaging – Black

Doxie Go – Rechargeable Mobile Paper Scanner

Doxie One – Standalone Paper & Photo Scanner

Doxie Flip – Cordless Flatbed Photo & Notebook Scanner  w/ Removable Lid

Eye-Fi Mobi 8 GB SDHC Class 10 Wireless Memory Card, Frustration Free Packaging (MOBI-8-FF)

The PowerPot V

BioLite Wood Burning Campstove

Fitbit Force

Quirky Digits Mini Conductive Pins (DGT-2-1PK)

Drobo 5D 5-bay Storage Array, Thunderbolt/USB 3.0

Pad and Quill Leather Bags

Wall Street iPhone Case from id America

iPhone 5c