MacVoices #23260: MacVoices Live! – Amazon Shopping; Old iPads (1)

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerGuy SerleBrian Flanigan-ArthursBen RoethigJim ReaMark Fuccio, and Web Bixby discuss recent purchases during the autumn Amazon shopping event, including security cameras, accessories, surge protectors, beach sandals, and upgraded Apple AirPod Pros. We also explore how an old iPad is holding up and highlight the value of trading in old devices. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:


0:04:00 Amazon Shopping Day Deals
0:05:58 Brian’s Additional Amazon Purchase: MagSafe Charging Bank
0:07:11 Guy’s Amazon Purchases: Beach Sandals and Apple AirPods
0:09:34 AirPods Pro: Impressive Noise Cancellation and Voice Commands
0:12:23 iPhone Case: Practical and Versatile
0:14:24 Introducing the Insta360 Link: A Versatile Webcam Alternative
0:15:47 Chuck’s Impressed with Web’s Picture Quality on Insta360 Link
0:16:57 Insta360’s Deal Outside of Amazon Prime Day
0:18:10 No Tempting Deals, Chuck Sticks with His Choice
0:18:28 Sharing and Helping Each Other
0:20:18 Evaluating the Value of Old iPads
0:24:15 Multiple Devices: How Many Gadgets Do You Have?


eufy Security, eufyCam 2C 2-Cam Kit, Security Camera Outdoor

Anker Magnetic Battery Pack Power Bank, 5,000mAh Wireless Portable Charger, for Magsafe

Dunham Men’s Nolan Wf Sandal

2 Pack Surge Protector Power Strip with 6 Outlets 2 USB Ports 5-Foot Long Heavy-Duty Braided Extension Cords Flat Plug

Surge Protector Power Strip – 8 Widely Outlets with 4 USB Charging Ports, 3 Side Outlet Extender with 5Ft Braided Extension Cord, Flat Plug

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Ear Buds with USB-C Charging

Insta360 Link – PTZ 4K Webcam with 1/2″ Sensor, AI Tracking, Gesture Control, HDR, Noise-Canceling Microphones


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.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a 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 Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

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.

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at


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