MacVoices #23297: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 (2)

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 wraps up as Wally CherwinskiBart Busschots, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, and host Chuck Joiner compete for the most endorsements from other panel members. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

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0:01:51 Micro SD Cards: A Versatile and Affordable Flash Drive Alternative
0:03:57 The Long-lasting and Reliable Cross Century Classic Pen
0:05:54 Bart’s Watch Bands and Cross Pens
0:08:57 Audioengine A5 Pluses: Phenomenal Sound Quality
0:13:25 The Search for the Perfect Travel Bag Begins
0:14:06 The Quest for the Perfect Daypack
0:18:32 Cold Brew Coffee: The Perfect DIY Refreshment
0:21:29 Coffee: A Vice Worth Having
0:22:38 The Value of Having a Guide by Your Side
0:24:13 The Dedication of Take Control Book Authors
0:25:26 The search for the perfect monitor mount
0:27:07 The importance of screen real estate and productivity
0:28:35 Disappointment with other monitor arms


Bart Busschots’ Picks:

Cross Tech2 Refillable Ballpoint Pen

Cross Classic Century Lustrous Chrome Ballpoint Pen, Model Number: 3502

Willow & Everett Cold Brew Coffee Maker – 2 L Iced Tea & Coffee Cold Brew Maker – Glass Pitcher w/Stainless Steel Spout and Removable Filter

Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:

C356 Type-C MicroSD Card Reader with USB 3.0 Super Speed Technology, Supports MicroSDXC, MicroSDHC, and MicroSD

G4Free Sling Bag RFID Blocking Sling Backpack Crossbody Chest Bag Daypack


Brian Flanigan-Arthurs’ Picks:

Portable Charger for Apple Watch, 1000mAh Magnetic Keychain Wireless Power Bank Watch Charger for iWatch with 4 LED Indicators

Take Control Books

Take Control of Sonoma by Joe Kissell

Take Control if iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 by Josh Centers


Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Audioengine A5+ Plus Powered Speakers

MOUNT PRO Single Monitor Mount Stand, Gas Spring Arm Height Adjustable Monitor Desk Mount, VESA Bracket for 17 to 32 Inch Computer Screen- Holds up to 17.6lbs with Clamp, Grommet Mounting Base


By day, Bart Busschots is a Linux sysadmin and Perl programmer, and a keen amateur photographer when ever he gets the time. Bart hosts and produces the Let’s Talk podcast series – a monthly Apple show that takes a big-picture look at the last month in Apple news, and a monthly photography show focusing on the art and craft of photography. Every second week Bart is the guest for the Chit Chat Across the Pond segment on Allison Sheridan’s NosillaCast. You can get links to everything Bart gets up including a link to his photography and his personal blog.

Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada’s National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program. Find some of his work on his YouTube channel.

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].


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