MacVoices #22237 – MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 with Brittany Smith, Mike Schmitz, and Joe Kissell (1)

The fourth MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide for 2022 features picks from Brittany SmithMike Schmitz, and Joe Kissell, and range from weather-related picks to power devices, audio to health related picks. (Part 1)


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Show Notes:


MacVoices 2022 Holiday Gift Guide – Master List on MacVoices site

MacVoices 2022 Holiday Gift Guide on Flipboard (available on the web but best viewed in the Flipboard app on Mac or the iOS/iPadOS Flipboard app).

Joe Kissell’s picks:

Belkin iPhone Mount with MagSafe

ICETrekkers Spikes Traction Cleats

Brittany Smith’s Picks:

USB C Fast Charger, Sacrack 100W GaN Compact 6 Port USB C Charging Station

PROfezzion 2 in 1 Magnetic MagSafe Tripod Mount Holder and Desktop Stand for iPhone 12, 13, 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Plus & MagSafe Case — No Metal Plate Required

PROfezzion 2-Pack Strong Magnetic MagSafe Car Mount Vent Holder for iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, iPhone 13 12 Pro Max Mini & MagSafe Case [MagSafe Ring Included for Regular Case User]

Mike Schmitz’ Picks:

Positive Grid Spark MINI 10W Portable Smart Guitar Amp & Bluetooth Speaker with App

Hidrate Spark PRO Smart Water Bottle Stainless Steel – Tracks Water Intake & Glows to Remind You to Stay Hydrated


Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage

2021 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8?core CPU and 14?core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

2022 Apple MacBook Air Laptop with M2 chip: 13.6-inch Liquid Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage

2022 Apple MacBook Pro Laptop with M2 chip: 13-inch Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB ???????SSD ???????Storage

2021 Apple iMac (24-inch, Apple M1 chip with 8?core CPU and 7?core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB) – Silver

2020 Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 Chip (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage)

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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.

Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site,, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at Follow him on Twitter as _MikeSchmitz.

Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She’s also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator and on YouTube with tech tips.


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