MacVoices #19244: MacVoices Gift Guide #2

Our second Gift Guide show went about as expected – out of control, with lots of laughs and lots of off-beat picks from the small to the extravagant by the panel of Jeff GametJoe KissellJean MacDonald, 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, and LinkedIn.

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Jeff Gamet is the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile, 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

Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site,, and on Twitter.

Jean MacDonald is the Community Director of, and the Founder and former Executive Director of App Camp For Girls, a program to encourage more girls to pursue software development. She is also a serial podcaster who produces SestraCast, a podcast about the Canadian sci-fi thriller Orphan Black, The Weekly Review with James Dempsey, Micro Monday, and Guinea Pig Wheekly. A would-be rock ‘n roll star, you can follow all of Jean’s exploits on her Twitter stream and her presence.


Jean MacDonald’s Picks

iPad 10.2 (new model)

Hasbro Star Wars: The Last Jedi Smart R2-D2

Anker PowerCore Fusion, Portable Charger 5000mAh with Dual USB Wall Charger, Foldable Plug and PowerIQ

Etekcity Remote Control Outlet Kit Wireless Light Switch for Household Appliances


Joe Kissell’s Picks

Badget LED Name Tag

LED Name Tags on Amazon

LED Name Tags that can be programmed from an iPhone:

 – CoolBird Blue LED Name Tag

 VBLab Upgraded Wireless Bluetooth LED Name Badge 

Hakko FX-901/P Cordless Soldering Iron

ProPrompter Desktop

MUSE: The Brain Sensing Headband

MUSE 2 Brain Sensing Headband


Jeff Gamet’s picks

Sphero Mini Activity Kit

Tickle app for Sphero

Kano Pixel Kit

Pop Chart The Insanely Great History of Apple

Shake. Stir. Sip.: More than 50 Effortless Cocktails Made in Equal Parts


Chuck Joiner’s picks

Travel Card iPhone battery

Anker 6-Port, 60W USB Wall Charger

Apple 16” MacBook Pro

Selfie Stick Tripod, Eocean 54 Inch Extendable Selfie Stick Stand Camera Tripod for Cellphone and Gopro