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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
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.
 

Saturday
Dec082018

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio for 12/8/18 - Golf Tech for the Holidays

Fore!
It may not be golf season, but golf products make great holiday gifts!
Rick and Sully talk golf and sports, so have a listen:
1. Big Max AQUA Ocean Golf Bag
- If you'd tried a few golf bags, trying to find "the one' here it is...
For golfers, one of the most important things is transporting and carrying their golf clubs. Big Max takes it to another level with their new AQUA Ocean bag. The AQUA Ocean is a 100% waterproof, compact stand bag that has space to spare and weighs just 3 ¾ lbs.
With an oversized top, the Ocean is designed for ease of use and with five waterproof pockets has plenty of storage options. Practical features such as glove, towel and umbrella holder, combined with space for a full set of clubs mean this stylish bag allows golfers to travel and play without compromise. A great deal for $179.99, and is available in Black/Red, Red/Black.
 
Truly a revolutionary collection that is expertly designed to help you dominate in all playing conditions. 
The Callaway® 2018 Fall Weather Series is a stylish and performance driven collection for men and women.  With a wide variety of products built for a vast array of conditions and climates, this collection provides the ultimate in performance and versatility for the serious golfer to help them enjoy the game -- and extend their season.  
“We are excited to bring the 2018 Fall Weather Series to market,” said Gregg Hemphill, Senior Director Global Soft Goods and Licensing at Callaway Golf. “From mid-layers to puffer vests, to waterproof jackets and trousers, the Weather Series marries the latest in fiber technology and construction with a sophisticated, aesthetically pleasing design to provide golfers with the new standard in performance outerwear.”
2018 Fall Weather Series selected products include:
Dual Action ¼ Zip Pullover & Vest - Heathered fleece sweaters and vests, made with an insulated thermal fabric that provides impressive warmth. The outer fabric features water repellency to keep light precipitation from soaking through to the fleece lining.  UV Block UPF 50 helps prevent the sun's harmful UV rays from reaching your skin.
Full-Zip Puffer Jacket & Vest - Made with insulated thermal fabric, these pieces offer a lightweight finish that always keeps you warm. The all-new SWING-TECH™ designed side and shoulder panels bring an enhanced range of motion, allowing you to move more freely throughout your swing. 
Waterproof Seam-Sealed Jacket: This full-zip waterproof jacket, with breathable 3-layer membranes, and all-new SWING-TECH™ mechanical stretch fabric provides the ultimate protection from the elements. Fully seam-sealed construction with splash proof zippers and adjustable storm cuffs keep you dry in all conditions. 
Waterproof Trousers: 3-layer waterproof membrane provides a breathable feel while keeping you completely dry. With adjustable snaps, drawstrings and toggle hems on the pant cuff, these rain pants allow for the perfect fit.  Splash proof zippers on waterproof hidden cargo and scorecard pockets help protect valuables from the elements. 
Women’s Quilted Thermore Jacket: Fully lined and insulated with Thermore© thermal fabric, this jacket is created with the highest-quality insulation providing consistent warmth throughout the garment. All-new SWING-TECH™ construction enhances your range of motion while engineered lines create a sporty, yet sophisticated feminine look.
 
3.  Miura Golf Now Offers Fully Assembled Custom Clubs Direct to Consumers through Innovative New Website

Legendary club maker Miura Golf announced that it now offers fully assembled premium golf clubs directly to golfers from its website, miuragolf.com. Miura's groundbreaking new e-commerce platform, launched over Thanksgiving weekend, allows golfers to pair Miura's highest quality forged steel club heads with matching shafts and grips from some of the game's top manufacturers for a custom built set of clubs. 
This is the first time in its illustrious history that Miura has sold fully assembled golf clubs directly to consumers. 
Through an intuitive custom design interface on the Miura website, golfers can build an entire set of eight to ten handcrafted driving irons, irons, wedges and putters. Miura offers seven types of irons that can be custom designed for dexterity, flexibility and feel. The new website offers the golfer guided access to the masterful artistry and technique behind the Miura experience. Precise adjustments to the loft, lie, weight, and design of a set of Miura clubs creates a seamless transition from long to middle to short irons, which has long been a trademark of the storied brand.
 
4.  Impact Improver - portable swing aid  
 
$39.99  take with you on the road.  Black Friday bundle deals - ships anywhere in the world
The Impact Improver is indoor golf!
Simply attach the the Strike Shield and start swinging.  The Impact Ball STICKS to the Strike Shield. With every swing, you know exactly where you made contact with the ball.  You get instant feedback, instant fun, and a better game!
Golfers get feedback they can use to make adjustments or consult with their local pro.
The Impact Improver also saves you time, money, and allows you to practice in the comfort of your own home, hotel room or wherever.  The Impact Improver is reusable, there is not sticky impact tape residue to deal with.  And the Impact Improver fits on YOUR club.
Great for beginners, children and avid tournament golfers.  
Each unit comes with One Strike Shield, Three Impact Balls, One Facilitator Tool, One Uber Cool Zipper Storage Case. 
 
5. Cut Golf Balls
Ahhhhh... the old stand by gift... golf balls.  Try something new!
Golf doesn't have to be boring, stuffy or expensive. With the money you save, buy another beer or put towards your next round.
Cut Golf doesn't want to take that large cut of your wallet.
Cost under $20
Cut uses high-quality materials and manufacturing techniques; relying on tracking and robotic technology, user feedback, and third-party testing to support product performance. Its golf balls have been rigorously tested to ensure quality, consistency and playability.
I used Cut balls exclusively at a recent golf outing at a private resort course. I didn't lose any distance, I felt comfort with my long irons and kept my touch around the greens.
4 diff types of balls, attractive packaging - makes a great gift!
 
6. Zero Friction Products
From golf gloves to tees, to balls and accessories, Zero Friction makes affordable golf products that fit you game and look good on the course.
Great colors and styles!
Zero Friction with the primary goal of offering high quality, performance products with innovative technological advancements. In 2005, the Zero Friction™ Performance Tee was introduced, making Excel Golf the first in the industry to make the rarely thought of golf tee an important aspect of the game. What sets
Zero Friction™ Tees apart is our unique invention of a 3-prong and 4-prong patented design that significantly reduces the contact area between the tee and ball by 66%, leading to longer, straighter drives. Less Resistance = More Distance!
Zero Friction™ is responsible for establishing the performance tee market and bringing to light the importance the tee plays in the game of golf. Since its debut in 2005, the Zero Friction™ Tee has been and remains the #1 performance tee on the PGA TOUR™ with over 70 PGA TOUR™ victories.
In 2011, Zero Friction™ introduced its new product offerings with the world recognized PGA TOUR™ logo, establishing the Zero Friction™ Performance Golf Tee as an official licensed product of the PGA TOUR™ through 2013. This licensing agreement made Zero Friction™ the first and only performance tee to ever carry the PGA TOUR™ logo.
Zero Friction™ has continued to push beyond the boundaries in the golf market and industry by introducing other cutting edge, technologically innovative products with the primary focus of performance in mind.