Our third Holiday Gift Guide wraps up with more picks by Shelly Brisbin, Jean MacDonald, and Mike T. Rose. As always, some picks that could be anticipated, and some that are surprising. Either way, this was one of our most fun sessions yet.
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Shelly Brisbin is a writer, editor, podcaster, and cocktail enthusiast, as well as a Web editor & produce for Texas Standard. Her current project is, a comprehensive guide to accessibility for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. She is a member of the Maccessability podcast panel, produces the Parallel podcast , and her newest podcast project is Lions, Towers & Shields. When she’s not working, Shelly spends time with her husband and cats in Austin, Texas, watches ancient movies, and reads books, many of which are made of paper.
Jean MacDonald is the Community Director of Micro.blog, 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 Micro.blog presence.
Michael T. Rose began his Mac-centric career with a decade-plus stint in editorial technology at Entertainment Weekly & LIFE magazines, starting as a college intern right around when the Mac IIx was launched. After leaving the print publishing world, Mike worked as an IT lead and creative director for an NYC events and marketing agency. In 2013 he switched trains once again, and now enjoys his #dreamjob at Salesforce as a lead solution engineer. From 2006 to early 2015, Mike was a proud editor and contributor at The Unofficial Apple Web Log (TUAW), now folded into Engadget. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY. You can find him on Twitter.
Shelly Brisbin’s picks:
Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker with 16W Loud Sound & Rich Bass, 24H Playtime, IPX7 Waterproof
Logitech iPad Pro 10.5 inch Keyboard Case | SLIM COMBO with Detachable, Backlit, Wireless Keyboard and Smart Connector
Sena WalletBook Case for iPhone 12/Pro
Jean MacDonald’s picks:
Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 160
Airmon Palm Size PM2.5 Air Quality Monitor
Stamina InMotion E1000 Compact Strider
The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack
Mike T. Rose’s picks:
Chuck Joiner’s picks:
Amazon eero 6 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system with built-in Zigbee smart home hub (3-pack, 1 eero 6 router + 2 eero 6 extenders)
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
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