MacVoices #23290: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #2 (2)

Rosemary OrchardMike Schmitz, and Joe Kissell finish off their picks as MacVoices Holiday Gift guide #2 closes out with iPhone-oriented picks, a photography pick, and something to tote your gear in. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

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0:02:08 Compact and travel-friendly charger for all your devices
0:04:46 K-20 Tools: Keychain hex key for on-the-go repairs
0:08:14 The Convenience of Carrying Essential Tools Everywhere
0:10:06 Shooting High-Quality Video with an iPhone and the ProGrip
0:18:57 Convenient and Durable Wallet with Card Slot
0:19:56 Technical Difficulties with Joe’s Zoom
0:22:03 Finding the Right Charger for Efficient Charging
0:24:04 NXPGKEA Charger: Compact, Versatile, and Affordable
0:26:00 Versatile Charger for Apple Tech and More
0:29:02 OWC Product Recommendation: A Surprise Pick
0:29:18 Affordable RAID Drive for Secure Data Storage
0:31:02 On-Site Backup Option for Important Files
0:32:39 Scalable Storage Solution to Meet Your Needs
0:33:00 Importance of Data Backup and Backblaze


Rosemary Orchard’s Picks:

ESR 3 in 1 Charger for Magsafe, Travel Charger Stand for Magsafe, Made for Apple Watch Certified, Foldable Charging Station Compatible with Magsafe and iPhone 15/14/13/12, AirPods Pro

ESR Magnetic Wallet (HaloLock), Compatible with MagSafe Wallet, for iPhone Wallet with Adjustable Stand

ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with CryoBoost, Phone-Cooling Fast Charging, Arctic White + ESR HaloLock Kickstand Wireless Charger, MagSafe-Compatible Charger

ESR Magnetic Wireless Car Charging Set with CryoBoost (HaloLock), Compatible with MagSafe Car Charger

MINIX 140W USB C Charger Mac Book Pro Charger Foldable, PD 3.1 PPS 3 x USB Type C Ports (Max 140W) Fast GaN II Loptop Wall Power Adapter

Mike Schmitz’ Picks:

ShiftCam ProGrip Starter Kit – DSLR Style Mobile Battery Grip – Wireless Shutter Button – Built in Powerbank – Qi Wireless Charging – Freestanding Dock – Tripod Mount

OWC Thunderbolt Hub, 5 Port, 60W Charging, (3) Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, Compatible with M1 Macs, Thunderbolt 3 Macs, and Thunderbolt 4 PCs, USB4 Machines

Joe Kissell’s Picks:

K20 Tools – Photography Keychain Multi-Tool with 5/32 (4mm) Allen Wrench Hex Key and Flat Head Screwdriver

140W USB C Charger PD 3.1 3-Port GaN Travel Charger Wall Charger 140W USB-C Power Adapter

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

STM Dux 30L Premium Tech Backpack – Carry On Travel Laptop Backpack (Fits 17″ Laptops) – Customizable Storage Shelves, Water Resistant & Luggage Passthrough

OWC 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.1 / eSATA Enclosure Kit


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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