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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


WGST's "The Sully Show" for 6/12/15 - Father's Day Gifts for Those on a Budget

* Father's Day is about 9 days away and you can still get him a great gift without breaking the bank.

Rick and Sully talk about that today.



1.  Kensington EVAP Wet Electronics Rescue Pouch

$14.99  at

$14.99 is a small price to pay to get use of your devices back after they fall in water.

Dunks, drops, and water accidents with your electronic devices become no problem when you travel with this unique rescue pouch. Studies show that two out of three people will get their smartphone wet, so Kensington's EVAP kit offers a cost-effective solution. Its unique drying agent safely removes moisture from sensitive electronics and quickly prevents damage while restoring use.

2. Coolcore hat from Imperial

Imperial is known around the world for making quality hats. Now they have technology in their hat to keep you cool.

Coolcore® provides a cooling solution that extends beyond traditional moisture-management fabrics or evaporative cooling technologies that typically rely on chemicals. It's 100% free of chemicals, polymers, gels, crystals or phase changing materials, ensuring all Coolcore® benefits never wash out or degrade. And, Coolcore® fabrics deliver three distinct functions, including moisture wicking, moisture transportation to accelerate drying, and regulated evaporation for a cooling effect. The result is up to 30% lower surface temperatures, drier garments that don't cling or saturate, healthier chemical-free usage, and zero degradation of the cooling effect over time or washing. Coolcore® is the only company globally to receive the "Cooling Power" award from Hohesntein.  

"Imperial's new cooling technology has the potential to change the headwear business," said Laura Robinson, Director of Retail at Pinehurst Resort. "The Pinehurst team saw their demonstration and we were all amazed at how this can be incorporated into headwear designs. Imperial impresses me with their innovation in the accessory category."

3.  Belt to Wear Anywhere

From Vader (Not Darth Vader)  about $27

The reinvented black belt that has a flexing bicep pose of its own in an understated elegance. As a modernist's take on the classic 1.25" wide leather, you'll want to wear it from the office/studio/shop to the soiree.

4.  YKS Adjustable Beam Focus LED Headlamp

$14.99 on amazon

Last week, we talked about a brake light, now how about a light that can help YOU see better.
 Ultralight: 2.6oz only, comfortable when wearing.
4 Modes: High light; low light; emergency flashing; SOS mode.
Adjustable Beam Focus: Pull out the lamp cap to focus the beam.
Extremely long life: The LED lifetime is 100,000 hours.


5.  Vice Golf  -  Personalized golf balls for Father's Day

Starts at $13.90 per dozen
Look what they did for Rick..

What would they put on a ball for Sully?


WGST's "The Sully Show" for 6/5/15 - Father's Day Tech to Keep Dad Safe

* Father's Day is less than 3 weeks away and Rick gives us some gift ideas that can keep dad safe...

Have a listen as Rick and Sully have some fun...




1.  Freeplay's Encore Buddy is a weather alert radio   $70

- Available at Target stores and online

The Encore Buddy, weather alert radio allows you to keep both ears on the weather, when the need arises.
Freeplay Energy is the original provider of self-powered radios and lighting and other unique products has officially released their Encore Buddy.

The Encore Buddy not only looks good, it performs well as a radio a weather alert device, a flashlight and even a phone charger.

During an emergency, there is no time to waste and no need for a product that doesn't work. The Encore

Buddy will always work ith it's trusty hand crank.

2. Bandi Passport Belt

Want to go for a run in a new city, but don't have any pockets to keep your cash and hotel key in? The Bandi Passport Belt will carry more than just your passport.

It's not big, it doesn't resemble a "fanny pack" but looks like a belt and keeps stuff safe.

3.  Pelican Elite 22" Carry On  -  $395.00


A carry on that meets all airline specs and will keep all your valuables safe and sound wherever dad's travels take him.

Features include:
Lightweight Design
Recessed Press and Pull Latches
Handle Location Maximizes Interior Space
Recessed TSA Approved Combination Lock
Recessed Carry Handles (Top, Bottom and One Side)
Recessed retractable handle
Custom design ball bearing wheels with solid hubs
Watertight O-Ring Seal
Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
Fabric Interior Spot Cleans Easily
Limited Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
Double wall polypropylene construction can withstand extreme loads up to 1,500 lbs.
Passed submergence test for 30 minutes at a depth of one meter
The Pelican Elite 22" Carry On comes in a variety of vibrant colors and you can see more at

4.  iFolio iPad leather carrying case from NewerTech

Dads, moms, and grads will appreciate the professional styling and luxury of the leather iPad carrying case portfolio for the protection and transportation of their iPad.  Perfect for students and teachers, iFolio zips up and includes straps to easily carry an iPad, as well as paperwork and pens in style. Comes in variety of colors:  Black, Gray, Cognac, Tan, Pink, Blue, Green, and Red. $69-$129, Info:

5. LucidBrake - for bikers

Visible up to a ½ mile away, the LucidBrake smart ultra-bright LED brake light provides safer biking so cars, other bikers, and pedestrians can see you braking, slowing down, or stopping -- even at a distance. LucidBrake detects and shows motion with 8 LEDs that  blink as you move and alert solid when you stop (just like a car’s brake lights), showing the difference between slowing down and abruptly stopping with 4 beacon modes (flashing, fast flashing, solid, off) and 2 braking indicators (sudden and normal).  The smart brake light detects slow and stopping motion using all 3 axes of acceleration signals (right/ left, up/down, backwards/forwards), filtering out road bumps, grades, angles, and normal cycling movements.
LucidBrake can be used on bikes, boats, jet skis, skateboards, wheelchairs, scooters, helmets, and even  backpacks.


WGST's "The Sully Show" for 5/29/15 - A Look at Some of the Hot new Smartphones

* Some of the top new smartphones to hit the market...

Maybe dad is looking for a new smartphone for Father's Day. Here are some new phones to take a look at:

1.  LG G Flex 2  - Rick's been using this one

The LG G Flex2 is designed for those who recognize and appreciate artistry. The unique and elegant curved design is sure to draw attention while opening up a new sensory experience in what a smartphone can do.

Key features include:
• Fast charging
• Touch and shoot pro-style photography features
• Dual window to use 2 apps simultaneously
• 5.5" curved HD OLED display

2. HTC One M9

An award-winning tradition continues: 20 MP camera with sapphire camera cover lens to deliver crisp, clear photos. Front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amp and Dolby Audio™ surround for the ultimate audio experience. Also a great Android interface.

The HTC One M9 features more customizable options than ever. With the built-in HTC Themes app, you can change the look and feel of your phone using your favorite photo or online image. The HTC Themes app is able to pick colors from the photo and applies the theme you create to your wallpaper, icons, and more.

3. Microsoft Lumia 640
Cricket $129.99

The power of OneDrive

Get up to 30 GB of free OneDrive storage to back up and access your photos and documents on-the-go. Data charges may apply.

Sharp screen for smart business

Get more done with built-in Microsoft Office on the beautiful 5" HD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 display.
Loaded with all the power you need, the Microsoft Lumia 640 works as fast and efficiently as you do. It lets you concentrate more on what you're doing at any moment, with its quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor and Microsoft Office built-in. You’ll have plenty of juice to help you achieve more with the whopping 2500 mAh battery.

Also has Cortana:

Meet Cortana, the most talked about assistant with a personal touch. From giving you the latest traffic conditions to reminding you to pick up a gift for mom's birthday, she's always available and ready to help. And of course, you have complete control over just how much Cortana knows about you.

4. Asus Zenfone 2

This powerful phone has a staggering 4GB of RAM and a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor. For storage 32GB is fitted, and you can get more through microSD. There's 4G LTE support (dual-SIM, dual active), a 5.5in full-HD IPS screen, and 13Mp rear- and 5Mp front cameras. The stylish brushed-metal case is just 3.9mm thick at the edges. Running the fully customisable ZenUI software, the Zenfone 2 also has Trend Micro security preinstalled.

5.  SPOT Global Phone

If you might be going "off the grid"
It's the most affordable satellite phone available in retail, allowing users to make calls virtually ANYWHERE beyond the boundaries of cellular. $499.99



WGST's "The Sully Show" for 5/22/15 - St. Regis Monarch Beach and Tech News of the Week

Rick has been in Southern California this week,  Orange County and Dana Point to be exact at the St. Regis in Monarch Beach, where they have butlers and Rick played the Monarch Beach Golf Links...  A great resort to "get away" and the golf is pretty special.

Check out:

Great weather, perfect golf, except for Rick's game and lot of outdoors activities in SoCal...

Have a listen...

Rick and Sully look at some of the news items of the week:

1. Robots to Battle for $3.5M in DARPA Challenge, in Pomona, CA this June

In June, as the NBA and NHL championships are decided, robotic competitors will face off in the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

At stake: $3.5 million in total prize money, with $1 million going to the first-prize winner. The robots will have one hour to complete eight tasks, which will include driving 100 meters to a simulated disaster site, cutting a hole in a wall, climbing a ladder, and a special mystery task that won't be revealed to teams beforehand.

There will be 25 teams competing, half of them from the United States. Japan, Korea and Germany will also be represented with a total of 10 teams between them.


2.  Right To Be Forgotten on Google

France, Germany Top Request Lists: Over 250,000 requests have poured into Google to remove URLs from their search results in the EU.

3.  Gov. Deal Signs "Georgia Digital Classroom Act" into Law

Summary - Require instructional materials and content to be in digital or electronic format after a certain date; to require local boards of education to provide wireless electronic devices for students to access instructional materials and content.  The date set now is July 1, 2020


5.  AT&T says any smartphone use while driving is dangerous

AT&T's no texting while driving campaign, "It Can Wait" has been so successful, it now is expanding it.  

AT&T is saying what many know,  it's dangerous to use our smartphone in any way while driving.

Some stats:
·         62% keep their smartphones within easy reach while driving.

·         30% of people who post to Twitter while driving do it “all the time.”

·         22% who access social networks while driving cite addiction as a reason.

·         Of those who shoot videos behind the wheel, 27% think they can do it safely while driving.

For those of us in the South, here are some additional statistics, per AT&T:


    Those in the South are more likely than those in the Midwest or West to glance at social networks while driving (28% vs. 22%, respectively)
    Those in the South are more likely than those in the Midwest to glance at/search for content on the Internet while driving (31% vs. 24%, respectively)
    Those in the South are more likely than those in the West to glance at/post to a social network while driving (29% vs. 23%, respectively)


    Those in the South are more likely than those in the West to post to Facebook while driving (16% vs. 12%, respectively)
    Those in the South are more likely than those in the Midwest to glance at/post to Twitter while driving (16% vs. 11%, respectively)
    On a more general note: those in the South are more likely than those in the Midwest to engage in any of the social media/mobile app activities (i.e., the specific platforms) (40% vs. 33%, respectively)


WGST's "The Sully Show" for 5/15/15 - The Great Outdoors

About two weeks ago, Rick was near Branson, Missouri at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf - a PGA Tour Champions Tour event and experiencing the Great Outdoors