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Each week, Rick joins his buddy Sully to talk tech on the Limpert Tech "SullyCast on ALT 105.7, formerly TalkRadio 640 WGST

Saturday
May192018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - Tech for National Bike Month

Since May of 1956, The League of American Bicyclists has sponsored National Bike Month “to showcase the many benefits of bicycling—and encourage more folks to give biking a try.” It's also a great way to meet other cycling enthusiasts, be environmentally friendly, avoid commuting traffic and save money on gas.

Each year, National Bike Month grows in momentum and offers more ways to celebrate, from commuting challenges to biking adventures in the U.S. and beyond. We’ve rounded up some of the best ways you can observe this month, and save money, exercise more and avoid traffic woes along the way.

Rick and Sully are here to talk some of the latest bike tech that will make your next ride safer.
#NationalBikeMonth
 


1.  Backpacks from  Solo

https://solo.echoscomm.com/17-laptop-backpacks-that-make-your-life-a-whole-lot-easier

The working world is moving away from briefcases...at last. Now, all we need is backpacks that actually hold and protect all of our tech gear. These packs from Solo New York will do just that! Three stylish bags that hold 17" laptops - no problem, no fuss.

The Elite Backpack: Made for the young professional, always on the go. A sleek, comfortable, sporty bag - because work attire is evolving. It holds a 17" laptop comfortably, along with a tablet and any other electronics, and has separate compartments to store your gym or evening wear. Complete with fully padded back and shoulder straps, and a panel to slide over rolling luggage. Available in Black and Burgundy. $79.99

The Everyday Max Backpack: An affordable, thoughtfully designed, urban duffel for today’s traveler. Created to suit an on-the-go lifestyle, the bag incorporates smart details and hybrid silhouettes that easily transition from work to play. $79.99

The Altitude Backpack: Ready for urban duty, the OPS collection is designed to take on every adventure with lightweight, ultra-durable parachute nylon. The Altitude Backpack sports aviator-inspired hardware and is fully equipped with both a 17.3" laptop compartment and an internal iPad/tablet pocket. $79.99

 


2. Peloton - you've seen the commercials
Indoor cycling
www.onepeloton.com

Peloton, the NY based tech/fitness company that revolutionized the fitness industry in the US, has announced that they’re finally going global.

Starting with the UK and Canada, Peloton will now deliver its best-in-class fitness experience to a global audience. This marks the first time that Peloton will ship its indoor cycling bikes outside of the United States and will provide the company with the means to increase the size, breadth and interaction of its community on a global scale. Peloton will open a live broadcast indoor cycling studio in the UK in 2019 to stream live content into several more time zones around the world.

About Peloton:
We are more than just a class, a cycling studio, and a bike. We deliver a fully engaging experience with the technology to make every workout effective, and the social connection to make every workout addicting.
 

3.  Rapha Packable Jacket
www.rapha.cc
$200


It's waterproof, wind-proof, has a long tail to block mud spray, includes a reflective panel for visibility, and folds down to the size of a thermos. What weather?
 

4.  Cosmo Bike Light
https://cosmoconnected.com/en/bike


Cosmo Bike is a small 80g device that attaches magnetically to any helmet and lights up to show the deceleration of the cyclist at eye-level. It also detects collisions, and automatically alerts the emergency services in the event that the unthinkable happens.
Deceleration... turn signals and more..

Cosmo Bike also prevents - for its party piece, it integrates signal lights, which the user can choose to activate either automatically via SatNav, manually on the app or through a remote control positioned on the bike handle. Drivers can now anticipate the movements of cyclists and co-exist more safely with them on the roads.  
Cosmo Bike is winner of three CES Innovation Awards, and will retail at the price of $60.
 
 


5.  A great bicycling app... MapMyRide
http://www.mapmyride.com/us/


Easy to use, MapMyRide. With years of experience under its belt, the app continues to outshine its competitors. Aside from live-tracking, it allows you to fully customize routes from scratch, leapfrogging from one point to the next to create a unique path with a simple, user-friendly interface.

MapMyRide also lets you peruse other users’ favorite routes and shuffle through previous rides you’ve cycled to decide if you want to do them again with audio prompting. Although the app doesn’t showcase as many social features as Strava, it’s the clear winner in terms of simple map creation.
 

Saturday
May122018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Gadgets and Tech Gifts for Grads

Looking for something for that new Grad!

High are some great gadget and tech gift ideas for this important life event!... Graduation

Rick and Sully say Congraduations! Don't come to the commencement empty-handed.  Have a listen:



1. ROWENTA Fresh 180° Tower Fan
$129
www.rowentausa.com

What new grad or college student doesn't need a quality fan?
Self- adjusted temperature and small footprint provides the perfect ambient temperature and less space than other tower fans on the market.
 - Innovative 180-degree oscillation
 -Extra-large air grid
- High air speed, 3 adjustable settings
 

2. Smartenna+
www.channelmaster.com

The World's Smartest Indoor TV Antenna
 - Save on those pesky cable and satellite bills
SMARTenna+ is an amplified, maximum-range indoor TV antenna that houses seven different "virtual" TV antennas inside a single device. The internal processor analyzes the TV signals and automatically selects the best reception pattern to deliver the maximum number of channels and the best signal quality. It's the world's smartest indoor TV antenna and a breakthrough in quality and convenience for consumers.
 


3. Epson Expression XP-5100 Printer
www.epson.com
$119.99

The wireless all-in-one-printer with convenient, time-saving features.

Packed with convenient features, the Expression Home XP-5100 Small-in-One printer is perfect for your family’s everyday printing needs. Save time and paper with fast print speeds and auto 2-sided printing. Plus, easily create personalized projects right from your own desktop. The printer’s large, 150-sheet-capacity paper tray means you’ll reload paper less often. And, the hi-res 2.4" color LCD makes setup and navigation simple. With complete wireless connectivity, you can print from virtually anywhere, with or without a network — even from your tablet or smartphone. You can also use the built-in card slot to print borderless photos, PC-free.
        3-in-1: Wireless | Print | Copy | Scan | Photo
 

4. ROCCAT Horde AIMO Keyboard
www.roccat.org   $89.99

A powerful and easy to use keyboard, not just for gamers.
ROCCAT has unveiled their newest and most innovative keyboard the Horde AIMO. Featuring unique Membranical® keys which combine the strengths of mechanical and membrane keys, it also boasts quick-fire macro keys, a configurable Tuning Wheel plus multi-zone RGB illumination customizable in 16.8 million colors, making it the most feature-rich rubber dome keyboard on the market.
 

5.  Zoom H1N recorder
A handy voice recorder $119.99
www.zoom-na.com

Creators everywhere are using Zoom Handy Recorders to capture sound and sample audio like never before.
The new H1n is the ultimate take-anywhere recorder for every creator’s gear bag.
Also great for students...

Record anywhere...

The H1n's X/Y microphones capture high-quality stereo sound, supporting up to 24-bit audio at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz in WAV and various MP3 formats.  One-touch button controls make it simple to record songs, audio-for-film, lectures, podcasting, and more. And its new monochromatic 1.25” LCD display is easy to read even in the brightest lighting conditions.
 

Saturday
May052018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - Mother's Day Gadget and Tech Gifts

Looking for something for Mom for Mother's Day?

Look no further than some of the latest and most useful tech we've seen in some time.
Mother's Day, May 13 is all about Mom!


Rick and Sully talk Mom's Day tech! Have a listen:



1. Bambino Gift Card
www.bambinoapp.com

Have a day away with Bambino. Bambino is a free membership babysitting app that uses a private social network to connect you to a community of recommended sitters that are trusted by friends and families right in your own neighborhood. They are offering gift cards for last minute gifts for parents! Gift cards are available in all denominations.  What says, "I love you" to a mom more than free babysitting? Whether she uses it for date night, girls night out or even a trip to the spa, mom will appreciate getting some "me time" while knowing her children are safe at home with a trusted sitter.
 

2. YogaPaws
www.yogapaws.com

If Mom is into yoga, she'll love YogaPaws gloves and socks created by Jamie Getzwiller. YogaPaws are made from an ergonomic design that keeps the webbing of the hands and feet happy and comfy while you exercise. The pads encourage correct posture and technique while providing all the comfort and support that Yogi needs. You get that feeling of being barefoot with the comfort and protection of YogaPaws. Get Mom a full set for $29.


3. For the Golfing Mom...  New Balance Minimus Sport
www.newbalance.com

New to the women's collection by New Balance is the NBGW1006 Minimus Sport. The spikeless shoe features a breathable mesh upper with ultralight FantomFit support, and REVlite 4mm midsole for lightweight cushioning and premium responsiveness. The Ortholite insole is designed for long lasting cushioning and wicks away moisture for cool, dry comfort and the NDurance rubber outsole provides maximum durability in high wear areas.
NBGW1006
Colors: White, Coral and Pink/Grey
Size: 6-11 in B and D widths
Weight: 6.4 oz.
Suggested Retail: $69.95
 
4. Secret Message Candles by 54 Celsius
www.54celsius.com

54 Clesius' candles make great Mother's Day gifts and housewarming presents! Simply light the wick, and as the wax melts away, a secret message is revealed at the bottom of the container that says “Thank You”, etc.  Only $9.99 for a quality candle. Available at: https://us.54celsius.com
 

5. Tea Forté
Great tea products at
www.teaforte.com

Mind, Body & Spirit Gift Set
GIFT SET FOR ONE OR TWO
Give her the gift of relaxation and peace of mind with tea and
coordinating accessories from our popular Lotus Collection.
All items come in our foil-stamped gift box. $157
About: Extraordinary teas meet unparalleled presentation for an exceptional experience that could only be Tea Forté.
They work directly with growers that share our dedication and determination to producing the definitive expression of every type of tea we feature. Our ingredients represent less than 1% of all the teas available worldwide. Our diverse, subtle flavors are a result of creating without compromise.
 

6. The Smarter Coffee Machine
www.smarter.am

Smarter Coffee is a machine that has a built-in bean grinder and water reservoir so mom can wake up, select how many cups she wants to make and what brew strength she prefers from the Smarter app on her phone while still lying in bed. She can also tell Google or Alexa to make the coffee with a voice command. And, if she needs an afternoon pick me up, she can start a pot brewing from the school pick up line or the grocery store so it’s hot and ready when she gets home. Smarter Coffee is available in the US at Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com.
 

Sunday
Apr292018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - South Carolina Tech

Rick recently spent a week touring around the state of South Carolina checking out some under the radar places and some tech angles..

South Carolina is widely known as the Palmetto State in honor of our state tree, the Palmetto. However, they were once known as the Iodine State. The state has many other colorful nicknames as well, including many for SC cities and towns.



What did Rick see and do? Rick and Sully discuss:

 

1.  South Carolina's Distilleries and Cideries
http://carolinamoondistillery.com/

Carolina Moon is one example
Modernizing old moonshine equipment and turning out the classic taste of 'shine!


 
Windy Hill Orchard in York SC is an example of an area rallying around a cider
http://windyhillorchard.com/

Open every fall from Mid August until Christmas we offer visitors, Award Winning Hard Ciders, Pick Your Own Apples, Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, Fresh Made Apple Products, and much much more.


2.  The Wild Turkey and and Wild Turkey Winchester Museum
http://www.nwtf.org/about/hunting-heritage-center/wild-turkey-center

The Wild Turkey is one of only two birds native to North America to have been domesticated. Wild Turkeys are very good fliers. Even though they fly relatively close to the ground and only for short distances, they canreach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour!


In Edgefield, SC, you will find The Wild Turkey Center, and what is really a celebration of the Wild Turkey.
Admission: Adults: $5
Youth (ages 3 to 17): $2
Children under 2: free

See such tech-infused exhibits like:
The world’s largest turkey call: Visitors can step into this oversized box call and learn how to make different types of wild turkey sounds.
A helicopter simulator: Sit in a retired USDA Forest Service helicopter and go along on a controlled burn expedition.
Shooting simulator: This arcade-style shooting game is fun for the young and young at heart!
3D wild turkey dioramas: This isn’t the shoebox stories of elementary school. See artist renderings and taxidermy of the five wild turkey subspecies and the ocellated species in their natural habitats.

 

3.  Dairy Industry
Dairy farms found in all but seven counties in South Carolina, making it a multi-million dollar industry for our state.

4. Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site
www.mayshousemuseum.org

Atlantans will love this...
This attraction is dedicated to the life of Benjamin Mays, a respected Civil Rights leader. Many historians believe that if it weren’t for Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, the world might never have known about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death on the horizon, this is a must stop to learn more about the man Dr. King called, “his greatest mentor”.  

There are images, some interactive exhibits and a great number of books and artifacts.
237 N Hospital St, Greenwood, SC



5. The Topiaries of Greenwood and SC Festival of Flowers


http://scfestivalofflowers.org/calendar/2017/6/1/signature-topiary-display

Lots of care and some technology in creating beautiful topiaries for the SC Festival of Flowers starting June 1.
You’ll see 46 topiaries displayed around the Square, at the County Library, and at the Farmers Market. The whimsical horticultural creations showcase the Uptown Greenwood area during the SC Festival of Flowers.
Each topiary has been adopted by an organization and is sponsored by a separate organization.  Come see for yourself and stroll our Uptown Square day or night.
 

6. Rock Hill SC - Velodrome
http://www.cityofrockhill.com/departments/parks-recreation-tourism/parks-facilities/giordana-velodrome

One of only about 30 velodromes left in the US.

The 250m world-class Giordana Velodrome is part of the Rock Hill Outdoor Center at Riverwalk. The facility, owned and operated by the City of Rock Hill, has hosted national and regional caliber races along with several special events and outreach programs.

At the Giordana Velodrome, cyclists can find their home base for training and development. This year-round facility offers programs for cyclists of all stages and ages, providing equipment and instruction. A certification process is required of all cyclists, regardless of cycling ability, before riding on the track.

The Giordana Velodrome also serves as a gathering place for a variety of non cycling activities and special events. Giordana is the sponsor of the Giordana Velodrome. Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates and Carolinas HealthCare System are Founding Partners of the Giordana Velodrome.
Onsite, there is also a BMX area and criterium track
 

Saturday
Apr212018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Earth Day

*Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Rick and Sully talk some Earth Day tech and eco friendly items.. have a listen:



1.  HONOUR™ Essentials
www.honouressentials.com

A collection of skin, shave products who’s secret ingredient is Costa Rican coffee oil that is sustainably sourced and elegantly and ethically made for the discerning man. The rich coffee is also sold to complete the morning experience.  

Created by brothers and business partners, Jerad and Matt Poling, HONOUR’s “transformative ritual” is centered around the richly derived benefits of the coffee bean and maximized in two primary ways:  
    First, as a defining ingredient in a three-step skincare process—WAKE Exfoliating Rinse, PREP Shave Well Cream and TEND Revitalizing Moisturizer.
    Second, as deliciously roasted BREW coffee. Pure to form, all products are free of parabens, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals.  
Quality is at the heart of the product, with sustainability being a common theme throughout the entire brand.  
    The heirloom-quality Keep Good canister is comprised of eco-friendly materials like reclaimed aluminum and Refills consist of pressed sugar cane pulp, so one can live in the modern world without damaging the planet.
    The coffee beans utilized in all HONOUR products are grown, handpicked, and sorted on family-owned farmland rooted in the lush mountainous hills of Costa Rica.  
    1% of gross revenues go to organizations that protect the environment. 
More information is available at www.honouressentials.com.
 

2. Moshi’s Helios Mini
$129  
www.moshi.com

A compact designer backpack crafted with lightweight, weather-resistant vegan leather. Its multi-pocket design lets you store your essentials and even carry a MacBook up to 13-inches (USB-C version). A zippered RFID Shield pocket protects your personal data from theft. Helios Mini keeps you stylish and organized no matter where you go this season. Available in olive green and beige.
 

3. Smart Ocean - irst ever task chair made with recycled fishing nets
https://www.humanscale.com/smartocean/index.cfm

Developed with Bureo, it incorporates almost 2 lbs. of plastic pollution and marks first NextWave product available to purchase.

As 2018 celebrations such as Earth Day and World Oceans Day focus on reducing and preventing plastic pollution, this product is a tangible example of how a manufacturer can leverage its supply chain as a means of keeping plastics out of the ocean. The fishing nets utilized in Smart Ocean's production are from Bureo's Net Positiva recycling program which facilitates the collection of discarded plastic fishing nets and provides incentives to participating coastal communities.
 


4. Best Buy making it a point to get the word out about recycling and trading in your old gadgets and electronics. www.bestbuy.com



 
5.  Veestro
www.veestro.com

Veestro offers over 50+ a la carte chef crafted meals that can be delivered directly to your door in recycled, earth friendly, containers. Think veggie lasagna, roasted beet and kale salad, veggie empanadas and more. The meals come frozen, ready for you to simply heat and serve. It’s that easy! All meals are 100% plant-based, made with organic ingredients and preservative free.
 


6. Take an Earth Day quiz

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-quiz/