MacVoices #23203: MacVoices Live! – Prime Day Purchases and Adoption of Threads (1)

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBen RoethigJeff Gamet, and Web Bixby went shopping on Amazon Prime Day (who didn’t), and reveal their purchases both tech and non-tech. That led to some discussion of hardware choices past and present, and what effect participating in the annual shopping event has on data collection. This part of the discussion concludes with observations about the adoption rate of Threads. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:


0:03:09 Jeff Gamet’s new place and RGB artwork
0:05:45 Discussion on Amazon Prime Day and Walmart’s competing deals
0:08:17 David’s purchase of Eero 6e mesh network for better WiFi
0:09:18 Missed Out on Prime Day Lego Deals
0:12:11 Web’s Amazon Prime Haul: Stream Deck and More
0:15:55 Searching for deals on electronics and accessories
0:23:07 Boom Arm Setup and the Importance of Cable Channels
0:25:21 Nostalgic Chat about Early Hard Drives
0:26:00 Nostalgic memories of buying computer accessories in the past
0:30:00 The benefits and trade-offs of targeted deals and data collection
0:33:27 Threads – Fast Adoption Rate of New Social Media Platform


Amazon eero 6 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 extender

Power Strip with 36 AC Outlets(3 Sided), POWSAF Surge Protector(4100 Joules) and 3 USB Ports, 8 Feet Heavy Duty Extension Cord

Apple iPad Mini (6th Generation)

Elgato Stream Deck MK.2 – Studio Controller, 15 macro keys

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds

Desk Clamp Power Strip Individual Switches

Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell – HD Video, 180° View, Night Vision, 2 Way Audio, DIY Installation (wiring required)

Bamboo Golf Tees


Elgato Wave Mic Arm – Premium Broadcasting Boom Arm with Cable Management Channels, Desk Clamp, 1/4″ Thread Adapters

Indie Dev Sales


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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