MacVoices #14227: The MacJury’s Holiday Gift Guide #3

A whole new MacJury convened for our third Holiday Gift Guide show to deliver even more unusual, off-beat and wonderful gifts that you might want to give or get. Batteries, iOS accessories, training, and perhaps the strangest gift ever suggested are among the recommendations made by the panel of John F. Braun, Michael E. Cohen,  Mark Fuccio 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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John F. Braun is a software engineer with over 20 years of development experience, and has AS, BS and MS degrees in various computing disciplines, so his friends and colleagues are somewhat surprised that he?s a Mac enthusiast.  Having worked in an environment comprised largely of PCs, and watching others wrestle with the horror that is Windows, he?s glad to come home to a MacBook Pro and Mac mini at the end of the day. He is a regular contributor to The Mac Observer and co-host of The Mac Geek Gab.

Michael E. Cohen  has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. He’s the author or co-author of several books, including  The iPad Project Book,  Apple Training Series: iLife (iLife ’09 Edition),  Take Control of Syncing Data in Snow Leopard, and  Take Control of PDFpen 6.

Mark Fuccio  is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as an marketing advisor through his consulting practice  Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc.  Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through his web site or through  Twitter.


WakaWaka Power+

Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium (120VAC)

XOO Belt by Nifty – A Phone-Charging Belt

Levenger: Thai pad pillow

Jawbone ERA Bluetooth Headset

Square Jellyfish 4 button Bluetooth Remote for Apple and Samsung Android Devices

Square Jellyfish Flashlight Bluetooth Remote for Apple and Samsung Android Devices

Giant Microbes  – Site for “dolls” of viruses and bacteria

Vanishing Point fountain pen by Namiki

TG Manufacturing Ltd CSB-3205-ECO Center Stage Soundbar Speaker TV Mount


Vanishing Point fountain pen by Namiki  

PhotoCard  (Free iOS app) Great for sending customized high-quality printed holiday cards to special folks, and email versions for others. Printed copies are about $2 to send.

Bert Monroy – Pixel Perfect on

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Thunderbolt Adapter

NewerTech Universal Drive Adapter

OWC Express  USB 2.0 / 3.0 drive enclosure

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

6TB Western Digital Red hard drive