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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
Jan192019

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 1/19/19 - CES Sports Tech Picks

Rick's specialty is sports tech and he saw plenty of it at CES.

Here's what he saw and liked
CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the world!
1.   Lucyd

Here's Lucyd Loud, a line of both prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses that let you talk on the phone, listen to music and use a voice assistant!
Speakers near the ears make these glasses convenient for listening while on the go. Talk hands-free and wirelessly while wearing sophisticated/stylish shades or opt for clear lenses to protect against blue light and/or for your every day prescription glasses.
Lucyd Loud are innovative Bluetooth enabled eyewear that features:
Bone conduction speakers that deliver hi-fi audio!
Great for talking on the phone, listening to music and using a voice assistant such as Suri!
Option for prescription, clear, polarized, blue light blocking and more!
Ability to “try on a pair” virtually via web cam!
Charging cable, manual and case included!
Recommended for iPhone 7 and newer and Samsung Galaxy S8 and newer
Refer a friend and get 7% commission via  lucyd.leaddyno.com
2. Flexit  - Flexible gym membership... pay as you use
 
Flexit is the ultimate in flexibility when it comes to your gym membership
If there is something more frustrating than getting a gym membership, using it and eventually wanting to cancel it, please let me know.
FlexIt–themobile-based solution that allows users to only pay for the gym time they use–announces the launch of its app, which is available in seven markets. FlexIt gives consumers the freedom to choose where and when they work out, providing them with a personalized fitness experience in which there is no upfront cost and the users only pay for the time they spend in the facility. 
The app and platform is live in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Phoenix, with more than a dozen additional markets coming soon. FlexIt’s line-up of partner fitness locations currently includes large national players, such as Retro Fitness and Youfit Health Clubs, as well as large regional players, such as Charter Fitness, among many others.
3. Tennispot - large tennis simulator
From Golfzon, the makers of the best golf simulators... we now have Tennispot.
Tennispot, which is owned by Newdin Contents along with Strikezon, features an HD screen that absorbs volleys from players and sends new balls back.
 
4.  Phiaton Curve  - noise canceling earbuds

$79
Great sound for those on a budget
What you get: Around-the-neck earphones may not be fully wireless, but given that they are aimed at an active lifestyle, that might not be such a bad thing. With an IPX4 rating, they’re fully sweat-proof and can probably stand up to a rainy day without suffering any damage.
Premium active noise cancelling earphones with fast charge and excellent sound quality. Get 1 hour of use from 5 minutes of charging. Featuring a sleek and portable neckband design that is ready to go wherever life takes you. Next Generation Bluetooth 4.2 is backwards compatible and blocks out distraction with up to 95% of ambient noise cancellation.
 
5.   TV Jockstrap  - BLOCK THE SPORTS SCORE TICKER!
$12.99
TV Jockstrap is about as simple a product as it gets. It’s a two-inch elastic strap that wraps around the top or bottom of a TV screen to hide tickers that show other scores and results during a game. So if someone likes to record games and watch them later, TV spoilers are a thing of the past.
The TV Jockstrap
Made of soft woven elastic, and easily adjusts to different size television screens. No hard surfaces or adhesives means you won't risk damaging your television. Adjustable elastic stretches to fit up to 75-inch screens!
 
6. Square Off Chess  - not exactly sports, but still cool
SQUARE OFF, “WORLD’S SMARTEST CHESS BOARD"
Square Off is one of the hottest new game products in recent years. The world's smartest automated chess board combines the experience of playing real chess with fascinating technological innovation and the excitement of seeing the opponent’s pieces move across the board as if guided by an invisible hand.  
Enabled by AI, robotics and sensors, Square Off evolved from a prototype originally designed to assist those with disabilities play chess. The mobile app allows you to connect with millions of players around the globe as well as with friends and family, whether across the country or across town. An integration with Chess.com (25 million users worldwide) means there is always an opponent available, or you can play against the board’s AI, selecting from 20 different skill levels. Square Off can even stream live championship matches on your board.  
Amazon Exclusives began featuring the product for sale in the fall of 2018. Anticipation has been building for the next product release which will debut at CES. Square Off will introduce a Limited Editionversion in a striking black wood finish with a black-and-white playing surface. The Kingdom and Grand Kingdom sets retail for $369 and $449, respectively.
 

Saturday
Jan122019

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 1/12/19 - Rick's Picks CES 2019

Rick is back from The Consumer Electronics Show

 
CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to 
What caught Rick's eye as new and innovative?
He and Sully discuss:
1.   CES is bigger than ever
Rick has attended many a CES, but this year it was so big.
Rick seems to think he saw less of what was there than ever before...
Number of startups keeps growing 1,200 companies exhibiting at the show’s Eureka Park, vie for funding and new partnerships.
More than 4,500 companies will operate booths at the convention, about 18 times the number of exhibitors in New York during the first CES in 1967.
Millions and millions of square feet of convention space
2. The Rocking Bed - based in Georgia
Have you ever wondered why so many children fall asleep while riding in a vehicle? Perhaps you have experienced the relaxation that often comes from traveling by car also. For generations, new mothers from all walks of life have understood how the gentle motion of rocking can promote relaxation and provide better quality sleep. Rocking chairs, bassinets, swings, and other popular baby items all attest to the power of the gentle sway associated with rocking.
This gentle rocking motion works wonders for infants and babies, but what about adults? As it turns out, this same rocking motion is also beneficial for adults of all ages. Our specially designed rocking beds were designed to simulate the same motion obtained in infant cribs to enhance sleep and promote a deeper level of relaxation.
What is a Rocking Bed?
The patent-pending rocking beds for adults were designed to be fitted with your existing bed to provide the ability to create a gentle rocking motion while you sleep. We believe in keeping things simple, and our rocking bed is no exception to this rule. It doesn't have an excessive amount of unnecessary bells and whistles but rather focuses on the necessary components needed to provide a gentle and relaxing motion that has been scientifically proven to enhance sleep quality.
It's about $3500 to have your bed turned into a Rocking Bed
 
3. Hey Touch and Hey Bracelet
Pre-order now - get a pair of bracelets for $115
Everyone wants to be close to their loved ones. But sometimes there’s just too much distance. It becomes impossible to hold that one special person. Until now. HEY bracelet lets you feel your loved one, no matter the distance.
HEY offers you more than words. It’s an innovative bracelet that really makes you feel connected to a loved one. HEY uses a unique technology to send your touch as far as needed. It’s the first bracelet that mimics a real human touch. Not a mechanical vibration or buzzing sensation, but an actual gentle squeeze.
The HEY app
This app makes sure all your little squeezes reach the other bracelet directly and it keeps track of your love stats. The HEY app will be available for Android and iOS.
 
4. LumiCharge 2.0  - Saving space and not seeing all those cables and cords
The LumiCharge charges any phone or device, with a rotating selector for the type of charging connector which can be Lightning, micro USB or USB-C.  There are also two USB-A ports for charging other devices. 
The second generation also includes a 10 W Qi charger.
The LED lighting portion of the system is flexible, in that you can choose from three different color temperature settings.  The LED can enter be turned on manually, or can be activated by an infrared motion sensor, and new in the second generation, a light sensor so you can turn on the lamp when it gets dark.
 
5. Food Marble
Digestive difficulties can be very frustrating, and we want to help. FoodMarble AIRE is a portable breath test device and connected app. While doctors have used this type of breath analysis for years, this is the first personal device of its kind. We designed it to help the millions of people who experience digestive difficulties.
 
6. Mobile Edge bags
Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.
Rick received a  CORE Gaming Backpack
Designed by gamers for gamers, Mobile Edge’s award-winning CORE Gaming Backpack provides easy-access storage, power on-the-go, and transportation for most popular models of gaming laptops (17″ – 18″), plus dedicated compartments for gaming accessories, such as keyboards, controllers, headphones, and even snacks and drinks! It’s also TSA checkpoint-friendly, features a trolley strap for stacking on top of other luggage, and is constructed of rugged ballistic nylon that delivers style, comfort, and reliability for a lifetime of quality, guaranteed by Mobile Edge.
 

Monday
Jan072019

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 1/5/19 - CES 2019 Preview

The Consumer Electronics Show, CES is the largest tradeshow and convention in the world.
It all happens this coming week in Las Vegas.
CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
 
Rick is here to give a preview of what may be hot at CES 2019, so have a listen:
1.  CES by the numbers... the numbers are staggering

 
2.  Tech for the Aging Population
Health gadgets aren’t just for the young. The elderly population is a growing business opportunity, and the category of “aging tech” now includes everything from smart hearing aids to connected toolkits for relatives with dementia. It’s an important area with plenty of problems to solve, but some of the biggest problems with caretaking are social, and the highest-tech gadget won’t do a thing if your grandmother refuses to use it.
Everyone grows old, but Americans are growing older more quickly. The number of Americans over 65 will double by 2060, according to a 2016 report by the Population Research Bureau, and the elderly are living longer, too. According to the Society of Actuaries, if a woman on a pension plan lives past 65, she will, on average, live to be 87.6 years; for men, that number is 85.6 years. “There are already risk managers and insurance people telling people out there to plan to live to 95,” says Laurie Orlov, the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch. There is a place for technology here, though perhaps some of these companies haven’t thought through their concepts quite enough.
There will alert products at CES. Products also to prevent falls, medical issues, taking medication and more.

3. 8K TVs
4K and HDR tech are pretty much standard. Smart TVs, always a hot topic at CES, are still a mess of irrelevance since the TV is always secondary to the sticks, dongles, and boxes we connect to them, and creating smarts where it counts. One thing that consumers will always understand, though, is more pixels.
And that's why we're going to hear a lot about 8K at CES 2019. Let's be real: A TV with 7,680 x 4,320 resolution is a visual absurdity — there's no way you'd come close to seeing individual pixels at anything resembling a normal viewing distance.
4. Tech for Improving your Health 
This may be the CES to attend to stay healthy.
Sleep technology, for example, encompasses everything from mattresses to white noise devices to dedicated sleep wearables. Air purifiers are embracing smart tech and new form factors to convince more people to make them part of their lives. Technology for improving your health is changing from specialized medical devices for specific conditions to consumer lifestyle products everyone can benefit from, one category at a time.
5.  5G
5G is already here (Verizon and AT&T both have — extremely limited — active networks), but we're still weeks if not months away from smartphones that can take advantage of them. And even when those phones arrive, the transition isn't as simple as turning on a 5G modem.
Nonetheless, 2019 is poised to become the Year of 5G, and they hype train begins at CES, at least as far as consumers are concerned. If all goes well, CES 2019 will show the world what 5G will do for us besides just giving us faster smartphones. More secure smart-home devices, battery-operated remote sensors, and reliable tele-health apps.
6. Non traditional companies at CES
Insurance companies like Allstate
The Girl Scouts
Robots
Automotive companies
Apparel companies
Adult oriented companies

 

Saturday
Dec222018

LimpertTech with Sully on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Last Minute Gadget and Tech Ideas

You are among the millions of Americans that have waited until the last minute to either start or finish your holiday shopping!
If you've waiting and are stick, Rick and Sully are here to help. Have a listen:
 
Last Minute Gadget Gift Ideas
1.  Cases for your devices
Catalyst makes great cases for all of your devices like smartphones, tablets, etc.
Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, announced the 100% waterproof case for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max are available today, in time for the Holidays.  Waterproof cases for iPhone XR are available for and will be ready to ship after the New Year. The case offers the same industry-leading waterproof rating as the Catalyst case for the iPhone X, which boasts up to 33ft (10m) waterproof protection and 6.6ft (2m) drop protection.
They are also making cases for your AirPods.
 
2. Notebooks like Rocketbooks or Blu Notebooks
Reusable notebooks from Rocketbook
Blu Notebooks - notebooks that have a unique look of Blueprints
 
3. Wearables
Pick up a wearable deivice for that hard to buy for person on their list and let them have some fun with it. There are wearables from Fitbit, Misfit, Nike etc.
Also good for those looking to improve their fitness in the new year.
 
4. Chargers -  Solpro Helios Smart Solar Charger - it’s 40% off, only $35
HELIOS SMART™ - Meet the solar powered smart charger that goes wherever you go. The Helios Smart can charge up your smartphone after just 90 minutes soaking up the sun’s rays. It’s all possible thanks to the tri-fold solar panel array and three high-efficiency solar panels.
Plus, with two USB outputs and one USB input, it can take a charge from your laptop, desktop, or wall outlet. Get Helios Smart and get off the grid. All this lightweight booster needs to keep your devices charged is a quick suntan.
Fast Facts
In direct sunlight, Helios Smart collects enough solar energy for a 3X charge in 5 to 6 hours.
The dual USB ports let you charge two devices at once.
Maximum Power Point Tracking Technology (MPPT) boosts charging performance even in less-than-ideal conditions.
Charges: Smartphones, Tablets, Music Players, Handheld Video Game Systems, Cameras
 
5.  For Smartphone Camera Photographers - LitraTorch  $79

Tiny. Powerful. Rechargeable. Waterproof. Bright as a coastal lighthouse at full power. The LITRA LitraTorch Photo and Video light packs 800 lumens of light—that is 4x more light than my super-bright cycling headlight—in a tiny little package that can slip directly from your holiday stocking into your camera bag and easily satisfy dozens of artificial-illumination needs.
 
6. Coffee or Coffeeshop Gift Cards
There may be no more appreciated gift by those that love coffee, than coffee itself or a coffeeshop gift card... think Starbucks, Scooter's or your local coffee haven.
Maybe it's individual coffees like Grass Fed Coffee
 
Or Coffee companies that give back, like Fire Dept. Coffee
If there’s one thing we learned during our years in the military and fire service, it’s that a good cup of coffee and a well-timed jolt of caffeine are essential for long nights and high-octane lifestyles.
We also discovered that we had a true passion for roasting high-quality coffee beans, so we made it our mission to make great-tasting, easy-drinking coffee for hard working people everywhere.
It’s received the stamp of approval from firehouses, job sites, and offices all across the country.
We guarantee quality, so every batch of Fire Department Coffee is fresh roasted. You order. 
We roast. We deliver. It’s that simple.
** 10% of proceeds from every order goes towards supporting ill or injured firefighters and first responders. It’s great coffee for a great cause. Together, we’re helping take care of our nation’s heroes, one cup at a time.
Saturday
Dec152018

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio for 12/15/18 - Holiday Home Tech and Gadgets

Some of the great holiday gifts are gifts for your home.
Sometimes overlooked, these are great for the "hard to buy for" person on your list.
 
Rick and Sully discuss:
1.  WORX Jawhorse Portable Clamping Work Station   $99
Also available at Home Depot, Lowe's etc
Perfect for your garage or workshop as this durable WORX Jawhorse is a multi-purpose, heavy duty workstation with powerful clamping up to 2200 lbs. 
 
2. Temperature-regulating sheets from Goodful, priced at $75-130 and available at Macy's stores and online.
If you, your sleeping partner or your kid's keep repeating the refrain, "it's too hot, it's too cold and I can't sleep," this might be the one sleep aid they need for that restful night.
Meet the breathable and moisture-wicking sheets and pillow covers that actually regulate temperature as it touches your body. Now you can get that cooler feel in the summer and a little more comfortable in the winter, so you can sleep comfortable all year long. This isn't just lip service as you won't want to get out of bed while wrapped in a blanket and spread out on these sheets. Forget those pesky silk sheets and in the winter, those thick flannel sheets.
Fabric: 100% Hygro Cotton Thread Count: 300
Sets include: flat sheet, fitted sheet and one or two pillowcases
Fits mattresses up to 16"
Temperature Regulating Hygrocotton ® , keep cool in summer and warm in winter, Moisture wicking
Select specific item for details
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® M1NMNPUW4 Hohenstein
 
3. Kenu Airframe & Airbase Wireless  - Actually for your car...
Qi-enabled wireless charging car vent mount
Comes in Black
Equipped with a Universal Push-Button Vent Clip and expandable grip with stainless steel rods
Compatible with Qi-enabled devices including Apple, Samsung, Google, Huawei, LG, Nokia, Motorola, Blackberry and Sony
Includes fan-less ventilation and overheat protection
360 degree Pivot Joint movement allows for seamless change from Portrait to Landscape
Fast charging up to 10W
Includes QC3.0 dual USB car charger and Type C cable
Charge your Qi-enabled phone using this compact, easy air vent attachment
Available at: Amazon and Kenu.com
Price: $59.95
 

4.  Animo Activity Tracker for Dogs
Worn on a dog’s collar, the $79.99 Animo tracker comes with three different sized attachment bands, making it suitable for dogs of all sizes. Weighing just 22g, Animo is lightweight, comfortable and waterproof. It sits flat against the collar and its “twist and lock” fitting not only makes it easy to attach and detach, but also holds the unit firmly in place. It operates using a standard coin cell battery which lasts for six months, preventing the need for regular charging.
Animo connects to the Sure Petcare – Animo app via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), where owners can set and monitor daily activity goals for their pet, as well as view their pet’s activity and behavior reports by day, week, month or year. The app also provides an hour-by-hour sleep report.
 
5. Korbel Champagne and Mini Bottles
Bubbly is a holiday celebration essential. From gifting to sipping, the season is not complete without a little sparkle. 
- Korbel Tiny Bubbles
Korbel 187ml mini bottles make the perfect stocking stuffer or party favor. Korbel offers a range of small-size varietals to please any taste preference, including Brut, Brut Rosé and Sweet Cuvée. Korbel mini bottles can be purchased in a four-pack in select markets for a suggested retail price of $12.99, or consumers can visit Korbel’s online shop to customize shipments of small-size sparklers.
- Korbel Natural
For an extra special gift, reach for Korbel Natural, a dry and delicate California champagne – and a true representation of Korbel’s fruit-forward “house” style. Made from the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in the Russian River Valley, Korbel Natural features notes of apple, orange, lime and raspberry. Korbel Natural can be purchased in select markets for a suggested retail price of $15.99, or consumers can visit Korbel’s online shop to customize bottle shipments.
 
6. The Northwest
Northwest continuously produces new, innovative and exciting products for the majority of the worlds’ most recognized and loved brands in sports, Entertainment and lifestyle. Take your fandom to a new level as Northwest offers pillows, throws, duffels, lunchboxes, ponchos and more with official logos of all your favorite college and professional teams. Great price points, too! Order as they have free and fast shipping.
 

Some of the great holiday gifts are gifts for you home.Sometimes overlooked, these are great for the "hard to buy for" person on your list.