MacVoices #23289: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #2 (1)

Our second MacVoices 2023 Holiday Gift Guide panel features Rosemary OrchardMike Schmitz, and Brett Terpstra picking products both practical and tech-oriented…or at least most of them are. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

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0:00:00 MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Number 2, Part 1 Begins
0:00:32 Introduction to MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide
0:03:05 Rose’s First Gift Pick: Mous Phone Case with Wristlet
0:05:04 Stylish and Functional Phone Cases for Women
0:06:30 Loop Earplugs: A Solution for Noise Reduction
0:09:23 Opal Camera: DSLR-Quality Video in a Compact Webcam
0:15:08 Insta360 PTZ Webcam: Point, Tilt, Zoom for Enhanced Video Quality
0:17:01 Advanced features and auto-follow option make this webcam stand out
0:20:24 A Pocket-Sized Tripod for Steady Shots
0:21:22 Introduction to Magic Spoon Cereal
0:25:01 Subscription and Variety Options for Magic Spoon Cereal
0:26:36 Surprising Twist: Cereal on a MacVoices Gift Guide
0:27:38 Introducing Getaway House Experience
0:30:39 Purpose-Built Retreat Cabins for a Unique Camping Experience
0:32:40 Cabins for Different Group Sizes


Rosemary Orchard’s Picks:

Mous Case for iPhone 15 Pro Max MagSafe Compatible – Limitless 5.0 – Speckled Black Fabric – Protective iPhone 15 Pro Max Case – Shockproof Phone Cover

Mous – Phone Lanyard Crossbody with Detachable Wrist Strap – Purple

MOFT MagSafe Wallet Stand for iPhone 15/14/13/12 Series MagSafe Compatible Phone Stand with 3 Viewing Angles

Mike Schmitz’ Picks:

Opal Tadpole – 4K Webcam with a Clip, Built for Laptops. 4K Sensor, VisiMic Directional Microphones, Works on Mac, PC and Tablets

Getaway Packs

Joe Kissell’s Picks:

Loop Quiet Ear Plugs for Noise Reduction – Super Soft, Reusable Hearing Protection in Flexible Silicone for Sleep, Noise Sensitivity

Loop Switch Ear Plugs

Magic Spoon Cereal

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Insta360 Link – PTZ 4K Webcam with 1/2″ Sensor, AI Tracking, Gesture Control, HDR, Noise-Canceling Microphones, Specialized Modes, Webcam for Laptop, Video Camera for Video Calls, Live Streaming

Desk Clamp Power Strip Individual Switches, JUNNUJ 6 Outlet 800J Surge Protector Clamp Desktop Removable Table Desk Mount Socket


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.

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.

Rosemary Orchard is a nerd, automator, and chocaholic. When she’s not making Shortcuts or podcasting about them, you’ll frequently find her discussing her love of iPads and other Apple technology on RosemaryOrchard.comAutomatorsNested FoldersThe Sweet Setup, and ScreenCastsOnline. She is runs WhenWorks to help you schedule appointments more efficiently. Originally from the UK she now calls Vienna, Austria, home…until she returns to the U.K. Follow her on Twitter


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