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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Entries in holiday gift (19)

Wednesday
Dec212016

Rick's 12 Days of Christmas: Amazon Echo Dot

I'm new to regular use of the Amazon Echo Dot, but am liking what I'm seeing.

This is quite possibly the best $39.99 I've ever reviewed.

 

  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more
  • Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot

It's backordered a little on Amazon, but is available through other retailers.

Monday
Dec192016

Appearance on NBC Sports Extra with Last Minute Holiday Gifts 12/18/16

Great to be back on NBC 11 Alive "Sports Extra' right before the holidays with some last minute sports and travel tech.

Included were the William Murray clothing line, the Swing Coach, Big Cypress Lodge, Mujjo Touchsceen Gloves, as well as Oakley and Reks sunglasses and eyewear.

Have a watch:

Sunday
Dec182016

Appearance on Sam Crenshaw's Sunday Morning Show 92.9 The Game 12/18/16

For all the procrastinaters like Sam and Greg.  Rick is here with his last minute sports and tech gifts....

On SportsRadio 92.9 The Game

Have a listen:

1.   Sandman Alarm Clock

An alarm clock, but so much more...
With the continued rise in smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, fitness tracker, and backup battery sales, the average consumer is overwhelmed by the space and power requirements of all their devices. Enter the Sandman. Simple, functional, and elegant charging solutions to make sure all of your devices are powered up. The Sandman is more than an alarm clock. With four total USB ports, including one that is a high-powered port, you have enough here to charge all of your devices. The clock has large 1.8″ digits and a nice red LED display. All for just $44.99.
 

2.   Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear Wireless Headphones

Libratone’s first on-ear wireless headphones – a stylish, adaptable and highly versatile continuation of the company’s legacy of on-the-go audio products.

The new headphones promote safety as they allow listeners to tailor their music experience by letting them choose precisely how much external noise to let in, allowing them to safely hear a siren or car horn, or to instantly halt the music with a wave of the hand over the ear cups. (The Libratone technology uses the external microphones and an internal DSP to mix the desired amount of outside noise with the music being played.)  Five radio station presets, four built-in microphones, and full phone connectivity are among its numerous features. Q Adapt In-Ear earbuds that connect to the iPhone via Apple’s Lightning connector port
Headphones are available in Cloudy White or Stormy Black for $249, and can be ordered at www.libratone.com, and they are shipping now.



3.  MUJJO Touchscreen Gloves Collection 2016/2017

The gloves feature a stunning design that takes touchscreen gloves to the next level. A leather strap crosses over a notch on the wrist where a carefully placed magnetic snap button provides a snap closure. The cuff boards are constructed of matching black leather and the palms feature grip dots to aid in anti-slip capability. A soft layer of integrated fleece lining provides a soft touch and feel to the sturdy and durable gloves.
Silicon grip dot patterns are added to the palms of these gloves to aid in gripping and provide anti-slip capabilities that will come in handy on a moist or snowy winter day.
The gloves take the shape of your hand and offer a sleek fit, which guarantees an optimized typing experience.
* Single or Double layered


 4. Big Cypress Lodge  - The Georgia Bulldogs are heading to Memphis for the Libery Bowl
www.big-cypress.com

The Bulldogs are heading to Memphis for their bowl game, so here’s the best place to stay in Memphis, anytime of the year.

This is the “Great Outdoors” indoors, and it’s all in Memphis. There are package deals for New Years, the family and more.

Bass Pro Shops’, Big Cedar Lodge, is a 525,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops, with a hotel inside…
It’s inside the old Pyramid entertainment complex and has restaurants, a bowling alley, retail and more. It holds the largest freestanding elevator in America that is 28 stories tall and is open on all four sides. 105 luxury hotel rooms and suites overlook the Bass Pro Shops store. It’s been voted one of the best resorts in the world.
 

5.  2017 BB&T Atlanta Open  - Holiday Ticket Packages

www.bbtatlantaopen.com

Each July, the best tennis players on the planet come to Atlanta and Atlantic Station for the BB&T Atlanta Open. Just in time for the holidays, the BB&T Atlanta Open is offering a “Holiday Pack” which includes two Golf Level tickets to one session (Mon – Thur) and a t-shirt and a tournament program to go along with all the tennis action. All for $99, but this is for a limited time only. Visit the BB&T Atlanta Open’s website to secure your package.
 


6. Blast Motion sensor  - with baseball and softball season approaching

The official bat sensor technology of MLB. The Blast Baseball app captures video highlights of your swings, combines them with insightful Blast sensor metrics, helps you analyze your mechanics, and provides drills for improvement. The industry’s most accurate sensor and mobile app capture every action and provide unique insights with HD video.

Measures swingspeed, power other baseball swing data -   $125  at www.blastmotion.com


7. Revisiting the "awsomeness" of Tennis Trunk. They have a holiday box out, but subscribe to get it all year long.

www.tennistrunk.com

Saturday
Dec172016

Rick's 12 Days of Christmas: Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear Wireless Headphones

First of all, to see all the great features of this headphones, check out... www.libratone.com


Libratone's first on-ear wireless headphones – a stylish, adaptable and highly versatile continuation of the company’s legacy of on-the-go audio products.

The new headphones will allow listeners to tailor their music experience by letting them choose precisely how much external noise to let in, allowing them to safely hear a siren or car horn, or to instantly halt the music with a wave of the hand over the ear cups. (The Libratone technology uses the external microphones and an internal DSP to mix the desired amount of outside noise with the music being played.)  Five radio station presets, four built-in microphones, and full phone connectivity are among its numerous features.

Q Adapt In-Ear earbuds that connect to the iPhone via Apple’s Lightning connector port
Headphones are available in Cloudy White or Stormy Black for $249, and can be pre-ordered at www.libratone.com and they are shipping now.


 

Wednesday
Dec142016

Rick's 12 Days of Christmas: Not Vodka Water Bottles

 

Not Vodka’s brand new silver re-usable bottles – just in time for your holiday gift guide. It will keep your cocoa or toddy’s hot for up to 12 hrs!

Not Vodka goes beyond the re-usable water bottle to inspire individuality and generosity this holiday season.

Their sleek, sexy bottles come in a wide array of colors and fun designs that are quite the conversation starter!

Plus, for every bottle purchased, you help hydrate humanity with the charities they give to.

Keeps water cold for 30hrs and hot for 12hrs

18/8 double-walled stainless steel vacuum bottle with copper lining

Threaded insulated lid

Non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free