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

Sunday
Aug132017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Back to School for College

Schools have started or are getting ready start. Even the college kids are starting to head back, move in and get ready for those 8am classes.
 


Rick and Sully discuss Back to School for the college set:

1.   iHome Vanity Mirror

iHome, just released a new illuminated vanity mirror with integrated Bluetooth music system. This product is a part of the company’s line of high quality Bluetooth Vanity Mirrors with an integrated audio system that allows users to stream music or take hands-free calls as they get ready for their day or night out. The vanity also keeps mobile devices fully charged via an integrated USB charging port. The 7-by 9-inch illuminated flat panel vanity mirror is fully adjustable and features a lightweight design for easy portability.

The iCVBT2, is now available for purchase online and in-store at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Amazon.com for $79.99
 


2. Copper Chef Kitchen and Grill Items

www.copperchefgrillmat.com

You've seen them on TV, but Copper Chef is not a gimmick. Copper Chef products not only work great in the kitchen, they are safe to use. One example is the Copper Chef Grill Mat. It eliminates all those grill messes and there will be no hotspots or flareups. The mats are dishwasher safe and can withstand heat up to 500° and they store with ease. Other Copper Chef products are just as safe and will last forever. Prices for Copper Chef items start at $19.99.
 

3.  SABRE Pepper Gels and Dorm/Apartment Safety Kits
www.sabrered.com

SABRE is the world-renowned personal safety product brand, specializing in products such as pepper sprays/gels, personal alarms, stun guns, wireless home/apartment alarms and more. This is just one way to have peace of mind and stay safe on a college campus. For students moving from dorms to apartments, a personal alarm provides portable security. SABRE offers many compact options as well as a Dorm/Apartment Kit for keeping personal belongings safe. Prepare themselves with pepper sprays and gels—one of the most effective ways to deter or distract an attacker, and permitted on most campuses. SABRE has the most potent and reliable options on the market. Also never walk alone at night and lock your doors at all times. Product prices start around $11.
 

4. Comfort Design Mats

These might just be the best multi-use mats ever made!

Comfortable, functional and safe, Comfort Design Mats go anywhere you need them. They arrive neatly rolled up in a well-packaged box, but you will want to unroll them as fast as possible and put them to work.
A durable, spongy foam insulates you from cold, dirty hard floors and little bumps and spills. They also won’t trap pet hair and dust, which helps keep your home free of common allergens. Here are some of their other plus points: + Non-toxic foam material + No Latex, BPA, or PVC + Hypoallergenic + Nonflammable + Waterproof.

They go anywhere... starting at $129.99
www.comfortdesignmats.com

 

5. Cordless Shiatsu Premium Back Massager / Neck, Shoulder Massager

For those studying too much or sitting at a desk. This can not only relieve pain, but improve your health.
From Hueplus, a Deep Kneading Massage Pillow with Heated 3D Tension Technology - FDA Registered

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Cordless-Shiatsu-Premium-Massager-Shoulder/dp/B06X914YC7/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1494535060&sr=8-1&keywords=happyroom

Happy Room is a luxury neck massager designed in South Korea. It features three one-touch buttons that control the heater, power, and rotation direction.

REAL MASSAGE EFFECT: This self massager feels like you're being massaged with hands, unlike the ones where it just massages you without any results.
THREE ONE-TOUCH BUTTONS: The buttons are easily controllable and within your easily reachable range. 1) Heater ON/OFF button. 2)Power ON/OFF button. Default timer is set for 15 minutes. 3)Rotation Direction button. You can press this button to change the rotation direction of the massage balls.
WIRED OR CORDLESS: Self massager can be used both wired or cordless.
MULTI-POSITION: Use it not only on your neck and shoulders, but also on most parts of your body such as arms, legs, waist, and sole. It will provide comfortable and relaxable massage for all your family members.
HEATED 3D TENSION TECHNOLOGY: The heat function can be turned on with a press of a button.

 Also Rick and Sully give a special Starbuck's preview...  Great fun!

Saturday
Aug052017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Tech to Get Rid of Your Aches and Pains

As we get older, or as we get more active, our bodies can start to hurt.  There is tech and gadgets we can use at home, or in our everyday lives to keep feeling fresh and pain-free.



Rick and Sully discuss:



1.   HotShot

The sports shot with a kick! Scientifically proven to prevent and treat exercise-associated muscle cramps. #TeamHOTSHOT Non GMO,USDA Organic, Kosher, Vegan & GF.
A performance shot, helps reduce cramping and more.
 

2. LumiWave
www.lumiwave.com

LumiWave has helped millions of people looking for proven alternatives for pain relief. Many of you also backed us on Indiegogo in 2015 to help turn our prototype into a viable product that launched late last year, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

 From providing pain relief for chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia to helping accelerate healing for acute injuries, the uses of LumiWave are vast.

The LumiWave® near infrared light therapy device is a clinical grade pain relief solution for use in the comfort of your own home. The FDA cleared device offers fast pain relief without the harmful side effects of drugs. LumiWave® is used by professional athletes at the PGA, MLB, NFL and Olympic levels, based on clinical testing by medical professionals.


3. Inkblaat Insoles

www.inkblaat.com

Inkblaat Insoles comfort cushioning utilize an open cell foam (and moisture wicking top cover that provides more durable and effective cushioning that memory foam or socks. It holds its cushioning for its entire life. The cushioning foam also helps your feet breathe while wicking moisture away on hot sticky days.

Machine Washable - Inkblaat insoles will keep shoes fresh, prevent odor and retain their cushioning even after multiple machine wash and dry cycles. They come with a 30 day money back guarantee which makes them a great value vs. other odor control insoles.
 
 

4. DAWGS Sandals

Pain relief sandals that actually work


 

5.  Green Goo Products for Humans and Pets


Green Goo's products work wonders on humans, they didn't dare forget about their beloved pets! Take for example Lisa Steele with Fresh Eggs Daily, who stocks up on Green Goo's First Aid for her little cluckers. An avid fan and user, Steele has been using the salve for years and has even recommended it in her books and throughout her blog. A natural alternative to Neosporin that can be used on chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and horses to help speed up the healing process and prevent infection.
Green Goo's family is dedicated to bringing you all-natural products -- food for your skin – at an affordable price. For a list of all the products visit their website at www.greengoohelps.com.



 6. Plexus Wheel
https://plexusco.com/

Made in America, the Plexus Wheel is designed to stretch your back, relieve back and neck pain, tension headaches and improve flexibility and mobility. I love using this wheel to stretch out all of the knots in my back....especially after working the tennis tournament for 16 hours a day.
 


Saturday
Jul222017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Pool Safety Tips and Tech

We've entered the dog days of midsummer. That means some visits to our favorite swimming pools.
It's time to revisit some safety tips and safety tech for our pools as the summer days drag on...


Statistics:

- From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day... many at swimming pools
- About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.
 

Rick and Sully talk about some tech to stay safe at the pool

Tips:
1. Never swim alone and always watch children in and around the water. Designate an “Adult Water Watcher.”
2. Teach kids how to swim. It’s a skill that will last a lifetime.
3. Stay away from drains in the pool. Make sure all drains are covered.
4. Make sure pools you use have a fence, a self-latching gate, alarms, a lifeguard (if a public pool) and is cleaned or covered.

Some New Gadgets and Tech you Can Use in and Around the Pool



1.  Pool Safety Pack

From Twist and Seal, it’s the new Pool Safety Pack.  It keeps water away from electrical cord connections and comes with three safety products – Cord Dome for power strips, Maxx for large cords, and Cord Protect for regular cords. This pack helps keeps the whole family safe by sealing off outside cords. Heavy grade industrial plastic is used, so you know these will be durable products that last.
 
2. Ahhsoles

Before stepping into the sand or walking around the pool, slip on a pair of Ahhsoles and experience incredible comfort with every step you take. It gets slippery poolside and Ahhsoles will give you traction and won’t slip or slide. Ditch that dull, everyday footwear and throw on a pair of Ahhsoles flip-flops! Perfectly named for that “Ahhh!” feeling you experience when taking your shoes off after a long day on your feet, this innovative brand designs an irresistible selection of wild foot bed textures that are “Offensively comfortable”. Ahhsoles also represent a step forward in flip-flop culture by deviating from the traditional idea of flip-flops and experimenting with vibrant textures, colors, and of course our unique name. We believe that our wild textures, styles, and name will become a major trend and fashion accessory rather than simply remaining normal everyday footwear.
 

3. Bio Key Touchlocks

www.bio-key.com

Perfect not only for travel, but keep your valuables safe in your pool locker.
- Bluetooth or fingerproff enabled smartlocks for $40-50
- Open with your smartphone
 


4. Bambino Mio Swim Diapers

Keep the entire pool and pool area safe and clean with swim diapers for the little ones. Bambino Mio is a cloth diaper company offering a range of products designed for the stylish, modern and eco-conscious parent. Bambino Mio diapers are as simple to use as a disposable, easy to put on and easy to wash. They also make swim diapers for the pool or bath and a range of potty training essentials for when it’s time to ditch the diapers.
 

Remember, Rick is at the BB&T Atlanta Open all week.

Sunday
Jul092017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Hotel Technology, The Jefferson

Rick and Sully this week, talk about Rick's fantastic visit to The Jefferson in Richmond, VA and see how they are keeping the traditional feel of the historic hotel and blending it with the technology we all want and use.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully:

Think of all the hotels you've ever stayed in. Some good, some bad, some meh.  The hotel and motel industry has become very competitive. It had to with the advent of AirB&B and the resurgemce of Bed & Breakfasts.

This has forced many old and historic properties to add and introduce new technology and up the ante when it comes to satisfying the current breed of traveler, especially business travelers.

Rick recently had the opportunity to stay at one of the old historic hotels in the country, The Jefferson in Richmond, VA. Also one of the most luxurious and now modern hotels you will find anywhere.
Built in 1895, The Jefferson Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and is within minutes of the city’s most popular attractions, restaurants and shopping.  It is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resort’s Legend Collection and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America.  Guests of The Jefferson enjoy complimentary downtown transportation, fitness center and indoor pool access, high-speed internet access and evening turndown service.  The Jefferson is also home to Lemaire Restaurant, TJ’s Restaurant, Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson and Richmond’s most famous Sunday Champagne Brunch.  For more information about The Jefferson Hotel, visit www.jeffersonhotel.com.  

Here's what The Jefferson in undergoing and some of their tech
 

1.  The Reconstruction

In March 2013 The Jefferson Hotel began a 3-phase reconstruction project.  The hotel's 262 guest rooms have been quietly rebuilt into 181 spacious new rooms, including 15 suites.  The enlarged floorplans feature entry foyers, dressing areas and luxurious new marbled baths including soaking tubs, walk-in showers and television screens in the vanity mirrors. 
 

2.  Making it New, but Keping the "Old Feel"

Each of the hotel’s magnificent public spaces has received a refresh, including new furnishings in the Rotunda and Palm Court lobbies that convey the residential feel of the guest rooms.  The century-old Rotunda ceiling has been fully restored to preserve it for generations to come.  

“The hotel has long been known for its breathtaking public spaces, exceptional service and beautiful décor.  This project has allowed us to elevate an already  unique travel experience to the next level of luxury,” says Joseph Longo, Managing Director.       

 
3. Ballrooms Get a Tech Upgrade

- Made more suitable for business meetings, events and gatherings
Ballrooms have been redecorated with fresh, new color palates and draperies along with new LED lighting and carpeting. 
* LED light bulbs lasts longer and uses less energy than other types of lighting


4.  Amenities like...

- Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary supplies
- Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and local telephone calls

5. Electronic Doorbell with Digital "Do Not Disturb"

- Inside the room there is a digital pad where you can set your "Do Not Disturb" sign instead of those pesky hanging signs.


 
6. Ginter Suites

- Get a Ginter Suite!
The Ginter Suites are each over 1,000-square feet and named in honor of The Jefferson’s founder, Major Lewis Ginter. A welcoming foyer, with a half bath, leads into the spacious living room with comfortable seating, a large flat screen television, a table for dining and a beautiful kitchenette with mini refrigerator, wine racks, sink and coffee maker. The bedroom features a king bed, comfortable seating and a second flat screen television. A dressing area, providing plenty of storage, is located between the bath and the bedroom area. A connecting room or suite is available for some of the Ginter Suites at an additional charge.  

*Bonus - A Little about Maj. Ginter...

In 1873, Ginter joined John F. Allen to form Allen & Ginter, a partnership selling foreign made tobacco. Shortly after, Ginter thought of manufacturing Virginia made cigarettes to compete with foreign products, and Allen & Ginter released their first line of domestic cigarettes as the "Richmond Gems" in 1875. Early production began in a factory with twenty young ladies who hand-rolled the cigarettes. The domestic cigarettes enjoyed phenomenal success, and Ginter began designs for more brands. Allen & Ginter soon released "Perfection," "Napoleon," "Virginia Pets," and "Old Dominion."

Saturday
Jul012017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - New Bicycling Tech

Atlanta and cycling.

Although Atlanta has historically been a city defined by the automobile, its increasingly compact urban form and mild climate are encouraging residents to cycle to work, shopping, and recreational destination.

Stats:

Miles of bike lanes in the city of Atlanta: 45.2
Miles of bike lanes proposed under the city's official transportation plan: 226

In 2013, Mayor Kasim Reed announced plans for Atlanta to become a top-10 cycling city—a goal that seemed a tad ambitious when he gave it a timeline of three years. But now that the 2016 deadline is here, the wheels are finally in motion: The Atlanta Regional Commission has approved a $1 billion plan to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

This will be the first time the city has developed a comprehensive trail plan that seeks to connect communities and the big multi-use paths—like the Silver Comet trail to Alabama, and the 22-mile Beltline around the city's core.
 

- Have a listen to Rick and Sully

1. City Bikes are back like... the Linus Pronto

Linus Pronto

The brand is already well-known for its collection of classy, vintage-inspired town bikes.  The Pronto is a range-expander bike—it’s meant as a graduation from occasional rides into more frequent, longer trips. The frame is aluminum, and the entire bike is eight pounds lighter than the brand’s Roadster. Positioning is a little more aggressive for nimble handling than the other models in the brand, and the 1x8 drivetrain provides range for climbing. The bike retails for $669; fenders come stock.
 

2. Lightweight disc brakes come to Bikes

 
Are disc breaks going from our cars to our bikes?

Disc brakes are becoming more and more popular. Bike companies are even beginning to release wholly re-designed bikes, purposely built to accommodate the additional braking power.

Now, with the recent proclamation by the UCI that they’ll give the brakes a second go in the WorldTour we reckon we’re about to see plenty of race bikes released with some lightweight stoppers.
 
3. Wind Blox

www.wind-blox.com

Improves safety for cyclists
 #1 Most Effective Wind Noise Blocker: Stops up to 80% of Wind Noise
Made of Technical Materials Cyclists Require
Easy Installation and Care
Reduce Windchill on Ears
Wind Noise Reduction for Bicycling

The quick bi-directional Velcro closure takes seconds to mount to either side of your helmet. You don't have to disassemble your helmet straps to install. They are durable, easy wash and dry, they don't come unglued, fray or matt.
 

4. Pedego Electric Bikes

www.pedegoelectricbikes.com

Pedego Electric Bikes make riding more fun. An electric bike is just like a regular bicycle - only better. You can pedal normally (or not), and get power when you want it. You have the freedom to go farther and faster, without getting too sweaty. You're empowered to conquer hills and headwinds with ease. There are plenty of reasons to ride an electric bike, and the best reason is simple - it's fun. And who doesn't like to have fun?
Pedego is the market leader. Prices start around $2,000
 

5. Linka Smartlock

-No ordinary bike lock
This is no run of the mill chain - it’s essentially a SWAT team for your bike. It’ll send you push notifications if it senses someone attempting to hack it off, deafening them with a 100 dB alarm. In the case of a thief succeeding in cycling off, the lock has a geolocator to help you catch up with them

Have a great 4th of July weekend!