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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
Feb102018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - Valentine's Day Tech

Valentines Day is less than a week away, but Rick and Sully will talk some tech and or gadgets perfect for Valentine's Day this year. Rick goes out of the box with some of these, but all cool and fun!

Have a listen!


1. Boredwalk T-Shirts
www.boredwalktshirts.com

How about a fun t-shirt for your significant other? Boredwalk is an artist owned and operated t-shirt company that offers a fun array of t-shirts for men, women, and children.
Everything is designed and printed in our LA studio with eco-friendly water-based inks. Boredwalk is ready with fun and quirky tees ranging in various colors and sporting fun sayings like “Feminism is my second favorite F-word” that are sure to complete any Galentine’s Day.

They are also donating a portion of our sales now through February 28th to She Should Run, an organization that helps women run for public office. $1 from every sale of our feminist/political shirts from 2/1 through 2/28 will be donated to She Should Run. Being a progressive woman-owned business, we have chosen to make She Should Run our Valentine this year, as a way to support other women in leadership.



2. A Day at TopGolf
www.topgolf.com

TopGolf is and has been fun, but new technology makes it even more entertaining.

TopGolf offers low-pressure date activities that you could enjoy on Valentine’s Day OR Galentine’s Day this year.

With a great selection of sharable bites, refreshing drinks, online reservations and a little friendly competition in a cozy atmosphere, Topgolf is the perfect Valentine’s Day destination for couples of all ages and relationship stages.

TopGolf is also introducting Toptracer technology.

The Toptracer that customers will see at Topgolf Orlando, the company’s 36th location, is similar to what viewers see when watching tournament coverage on NBC and Golf Channel. In addition to the iconic line that tracks ball flight, customers will see carry distance, ball speed, height, hang time and the curve of the shot. Justin Norvell, Topgolf Orlando’s director of operations, views it as just one more way for the company to “increase engagement” with its guests.

In Georgia, there is a TopgGolf location in Atlanta and Alpharetta.


 

3. Farmgirl Flowers
www.farmgirlflowers.com

While there is nothing really techy about sending or giving flowers for Valentine's Day... one company that has grown in less than 7 years, starting out in a kitchen and now shipping nationwide uses tech to scale it's business and bring fresh flowers and other gifts to customers all over the country.

Farmgirl Flowers is now a $14.5 million business. Their biggest unexpected challenge has been needing to shift supply chain drastically. Earlier this year we had to pivot from using all US grown flowers to include some imported product. This wasn’t a move we initially wanted to make but was one we needed to make in order to continue to scale with the limited quantities available to us domestically."




4. Man Crates
www.mancrates.com

Personalized crate of goodies for the man in your life.
There are NFL, NHL, college sports, NASCAR themed crates and more...
 

5. Lovepop 3-D Valentine's Cards
www.lovepopcards.com

Lovepop is the perfect fit for any V-day celebration because there are so many varieties to choose from!
Whether you’re looking to send a valentine to a friend, family or your lover, these 3-D cards have got you covered.

 

6.  The Lovebox
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/lovebox-spinning-heart-messenger

Lovebox really is a box that looks like your ordinary, adorable piece of home decor. However, it's equipped with a mirrored screen on the inside, which is where the magic takes place.
A box where someone can send a message to you through an app and it appears in the box.

The heart on the outside of the box spins, letting the receiver know that they've got mail. (The heart keeps spinning until the lid is opened, so leaving messages for people to come home to is definitely a sweet idea.)
Final step: The apple of your eye sees the heart spinning, opens the lid to view their message, and is showered in hearts plus the text message.
 


Saturday
Feb032018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Tech from 2018 Surf Expo

It's been a cold and Icy winter in Atlanta, but Rick is here to warm things up.

He saw everything "sun and fun" at the Surf Expo in Orlando , which wrapped up last weekend.

What were some of Rick's Picks from the Surf Expo?

Have a listen:



1. 4 Ocean Bracelets
www.4Ocean.com

4Ocean has made it their mission to preserve our oceans by removing ocean trash through the purchase of their recycled bracelets. This is the promise to their customers: Remove one pound of trash from the ocean for every bracelet sold.  Just $20.
4Ocean has three different clean up methods that drive their growing trash removal:
•         The daily offshore/intracoastal cleanups led by their 7 full time captains with 4 boats out on the water every single day
•         Beach cleanups hosted worldwide
•         Working with other cleanup organizations across the world

4Ocean 2017 Milestones:
•         Removed over 250,000 pounds of trash from the ocean
•         Expanded from 2 employees to over 40
•         Hosted cleanups in 16 countries
 

2.  Body Glove Crusader
www.bodyglove.com

 
A huge stand up paddleboard.
There is no end to the SUP craze and that is a good thing. At the show, Body Glove debuted their Body Glove Crusader, a 15-foot long, 66-inch wide paddleboard, 6 inches thick, weighing 76lbs, with a max capacity of 1000lbs, good for 4-6 people. This looks like a lot of fun and will be available hopefully for summer.
 

3. Shark Eyes
www.sharkeyesusa.com

Shark Eyes is the world’s most affordable visual shark deterrent. Shark attacks have been a big problem around the world in recent years. This is a sticker for all water users who want to minimize their risk of a shark attack. Developed, and endorsed by watermen and professionals who routinely encounter sharks in the wild, the Shark Eyes decal aims to fools the shark into thinking it’s been spotted, removing the element of surprise and deterring an attack. There are different sizes and prices start around $12. This is a simple idea and solution, but a no-brainer.
 

4. Kadan Swimwear
www.kadanswimwear.com


The story here is this beautiful swimwear line is designed, marketed and ran by an 18 year old.
Kelsey Caputo graduated from high school early and is now designing and promoting her own swimwear line.
The pieces reflect a coastal living that is fresh, laid-back and stylish. Pieces range from $75 to $120, and are on sale at boutique stores dotting the Florida Keys and online at www.kadanswimwear.com.  
The capsule collection offers five styles in calypso and baby blue. She envisioned beautiful women wearing her suits having fun and feeling confident when she conceived the idea and started designing.
 
“Every line tells a story,” explains Caputo, who graduated high school early to persue her designing interests. “Mine says elegant costal living for modern women.”
 



5. O2cool Products
www.o2-cool.com

Like the Mist 'N Sip
O2COOL’s patented Mist 'N Sip® products provide a unique combination all in one - Misting and Drinking. Mist cools you on the outside, while Sip cools you on the inside.™

The mist feature helps to cool you down on the outside while you stay hydrated on the inside.  We offer a wide selection of different drinking and bottle options to quench your fitness and outdoor thirst.
 

Sunday
Jan282018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - Super Bowl Game Watching Tech

Will you be among the millions and millions of people around the world watching next week's Super Bowl?



If you are, Rick has some fan experience gadgets and tech for the big game!

1. Man Crates
www.mancrates.com

Once you get it open, the Man Crate has all sorts of goodies for Super Bowl enjoyment!
Man Crates has all types of gifts for every type of guy at every price point.

For the Drinker:
Whiskey Appreciation Crate - $150: decanter, bottom rocks glasses, ice molds, nuts and more
Personalized Growler Crate - $80: 64 oz. Personalized Mini-Keg Growler, 2 classic pint glasses, more
Menagerie Wine Pourer - $19.99: Don't know what to give the guy who has everything? Man Crates has the answer; and it turns his boring Bordeaux into a powerful grizzly bear or stag regurgitating it's lifesblood into your finest stemware.

For the Foodie:
Pizza Grilling Crate - $99.99: The Pizza Grilling Crate turns any ordinary grill into a flame-fueled furnace for crisp, smoky pizza that's way better than delivery. The four cordierite baking stones bring the heat to any pizza party!

Morning Glory Crate - $69.99: Sure to pack the whole family into the kitchen Christmas morning and keep the family energized with these protein-packed pancakes and marionberry syrup.
Mount Rubsmore - $19.99: A patriotic box from Man Crates filled with special president-themed spice blends, perfect for that person who's a little bit of a history nerd mixed with a master chef.
For the Sports Fanatic:
NFL Barware Crate - $99: Customized NFL team pint glasses, coasters, snacks
*Man Crates also has similar crates for NBA, NHL, College, NASCAR
Personalized Golf Balls - $65: 30 monogrammed Callaway Warbird 2.0 golf balls

 

2. Amazing products from BigMouth Inc!
http://www.bigmouthinc.com

Fun products to enjoy the game!
- Football Stadium Inflatable Salad Bar ($19.99)
Impress your guests with delicious snacks in this football themed salad bar. This is a great traveling snack station that’s perfect for tailgating, BBQs and picnics.


 
- Drink Kooler – The Red Party Cup ($9.99)
The infamous red party cup is now as a fun shaped drink kooler. Let everyone know you still know how to party!


- The Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron ($14.99)
Get your grill on! Our unique camouflage-grilling apron holds everything a real man could want or need for an afternoon of fun. Holds 6 beverage cans or bottles, comes with a built-in can opener, and more pockets then he could ever need. Made from 100% cotton, one size fits all, fully adjustable length.
 

3. Nobis  - keeping warm if you are going to Minneapolis and the big game
www.us.nobis.com


Whether you're travelling up to Minnesota to watch the game live, or planning a super bowl Sunday bar hopping session with your friends; don't let the freezing temps put a damper in your sporting mood. Cheer on your favorite NFL team whilst keeping warm in nobis.

Ten years in with a presence in over 40 countries, nobis takes performance textiles and technological innovations for outerwear, footwear and accessories, and applies them to timeless silhouettes that can take you anywhere. Move from the mountains to the city streets, exploring the wilderness or trying a new menu.

Walk, drive, cycle or fly anywhere, any time with sophistication and comfort. Wanderlust is encouraged. We want you to embrace your passions and live a dynamic life.
 

4. Raycon  Wireless Sound Bar S2
www.rayconglobal.com

Users can bring the Super Bowl party with them wherever they go with this new bass-powered sound bar. Packing 6 watts of power, the debut Raycon sound bar can connect to multiple music sources via Bluetooth, memory card and AUX. Available in luxurious black, white and gold matte finishes. SRP $49.99
 

5.  Epson’s new Home Cinema LS100 Ultra Short-Throw Laser Display
https://epson.com/For-Home/Projectors/Home-Cinema/Home-Cinema-LS100-Full-HD-3LCD-Ultra-Short-throw-Laser-Projector/p/V11H879520


The battle for league champion is right around the corner, and guests can have the best seat in the house this year with Epson’s new Home Cinema LS100 Ultra Short-Throw Laser Display— providing an immersive viewing experience from any viewpoint in your home.

The Home Cinema LS100 features 4,000 lumens of equal color and white brightness, an extraordinary contrast ratio up to 2,500,000:1, and Full HD picture up to 10 feet diagonal for stunning color and incredible detail, even in a well-lit environment. The Home Cinema LS100 can sit just inches from the wall without any long cables, shadows or glare to disrupt the viewing experience so guests can enjoy the game from any room in the house— all at a fraction of the cost of a 120-inch traditional flat panel display.
 

Saturday
Jan202018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - CES Health and Wellness Tech

Rick is still recovering from CES. In between all the consumer tech, Rick was able to check out some health and wellness and even some cosmetic products that were kind of unique and might their way into our lives in the near future.


 
The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas, included the latest advances in digital health, suggesting promising avenues for treatment, even if many lack fully-fledged medical approval. Tech firms are looking to cash in on a digital health industry estimated at about US$200 billion annually in areas ranging from app-based diagnoses to pain management and telemedicine.

Rick and Sully look at some of the best of the best Health and Wellness

1. Neutrogena Skin360™ and SkinScanner powered by FitSkin™
www.skin360app.com
www.neutrogena.com

Neutrogena® debuted a sophisticated skin imaging technology that allows consumers to measure what’s happening above and below their skin’s surface. The Neutrogena Skin360™ app and the accompanying SkinScanner powered by FitSkin™ give users an in depth understanding of their skin’s condition and needs, customized advice to address those needs, plus a clear way to track and assess skin’s progress over time. You will be able to order the right products for you, right off the app.

 
2. Create Your Own Shampoo with SalonLab
http://www.schwarzkopfpro.com/salonlab/

Henkel Beauty Care announced the first end-to-end ecosystem of cutting-edge digital devices that harness the power of IoT, big data, and augmented reality to diagnose hair and create personalized products. Henkel Beauty Care and its leading salon brand Schwarzkopf Professional are propelling hair care into the digital age with the Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab.

Rick received a hair health assessment using their award-winning SalonLab Analyzer, got a personal color consultation in augmented reality from a celebrity stylist, and took home a customized bottle of shampoo made for you on the spot based on your hair health data.
Special thanks to celebrity stylist, Kim Vo, for the help!
 

3. NOTA NOTA - Custom Perfume and Cologne
http://www.visitingfromspace.com/mediaportal/notanota8089/

Unit now, creating a custom perfume or fragrance was something reserved for big companies or celebrities. Sourcing the raw materials, finding a chemist, all the expense … it’s a massive undertaking! Well all that’s about to change with NOTA NOTA.

NOTA NOTA is a smart perfume mixing machine that lets anyone create custom fragrances right at home.
Unlike other solutions that only mix perfume manually and have limited access to scents, NOTA NOTA takes care of everything. Just slide in one of the unique scent canisters (TOLA), connect NOTA NOTA to your smartphone (via app) and dial in your custom settings and options. NOTA NOTA is also a social platform for users to share creativity and inspire each other with daily fragrances, ideas and design suggestions from all over the world.

At this stage, you will be able to extract your perfume directly from the machine and create a custom product in the form of your own 5ML bottle. It’s an expression of your creativity and who you are with a very personal touch.

4. TouchPoints
https://thetouchpointsolution.com/

TouchPoints, a non-invasive wearable that can reduce stress by 70% in as little as 30 seconds, using neuroscientific technology. It has also been shown to help with sleep, productivity, anxiety, focus and cravings.  
At the TouchPoints booth, they were  will be conducting qEEG brain scans to show your brain activity before and after using TouchPoints to prove their effectiveness. You'll get a one-on-one brain mapping session with the co-founder of TouchPoints, Dr. Amy Serin, as well as a personalized copy of 3-D images of your brain. Would you be interested in trying this out?

Rick got his brain scanned...  and thanks to Dr. Amy Serin for all the time and help.
 

5.  Sensoria
https://thetouchpointsolution.com/

Some of the same sensor technology being used to help runners track their performance or golfers perfect their swings is now being adapted for medical applications, notably for the elderly.
Sensoria Fitness, a Washington state start-up which has produced wearable tech for runners and soccer players, unveiled a system to use sensors to keep track of old peoples and people in rehabilitation.
By attaching sensors to socks, the system can detect if a patient is taking medication, doing exercises or is in distress.
 

6. LIVALL "Smart Helmets"
www.livall.com

Safety got a stylish and smart makeover at CES with LIVALL’s brand new range of ‘Helmetphone’, which got the name by combining the concept of traditional and safe helmets with the function of a Bluetooth headset. This allows users to take and receive calls on the move or play audio without cutting themselves off from the outside world.

LIVALL is leading in the smart helmet market and today launch two more innovative products. The BH51 range for urban commuter cyclists and the RS1 for skiers will be demonstrated and on display. The RS1 will be presented with the 2018 CES Innovation Award for Wearable Technology and the BH51 M with the Tech for a Better World 2018 CES Innovation Award, which has also won the 2017 Eurobike award and 2017 Sports Device IFA Innovation Award.

Connection and safety like no other.

Ever found yourself lost on the slopes or split up from the cycling group? LIVALL smart helmets help groups stay connected on the road and the slopes with a radio walkie-talkie function and ‘Push to Talk’ button that enables hands-free calling when attached to a smartphone with the LIVALL riding app for iOS and Android.
 

Saturday
Jan132018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Rick at CES

Rick has been at CES 2018 in Las Vegas for four, jam packed days.

A ton of new tech debuting, a lot of work and some fun.

 
It's the biggest convention in the world. Over 180,000 people attending from all over the world.
What did Rick see that were his favorites?

Have a listen:

1. Bodyfriend
www.bodyfriend.com

This is a full-body, and stretching massage chair that puts every other massage chair to shame. Yes, it stretches the right muscles and body parts before training and competition.
Bodyfriend, announced at CES 2018, their Rex-L Plus massage chair. With its smart functionalities, unique massage technology, and futuristic state-of-the-art design, the newest addition to the Bodyfriend family further raises the bar of expectations in the massage chair industry. Bodyfriend’s latest product is not just a massage chair, but a furniture fashion statement for your living room, bedroom or a den. The new relaxation device is yet another step towards Bodyfriend’s mission to help millions of people improve their lifestyle, live longer, peak performance and successfully battle daily health challenges such as stress, insomnia and everyday aches and pains.

Rick spent almost 10 minutes on their Pharaoh model and came with no pain and feeling loose and ready to keep walking the aisles of CES.

 
2.  "The Wall"
 Samsung launched a 371-centimeter (146-inch) MicroLED receiver called “The Wall.”
 

3. Rick gets into the Boxing Ring with Floyd Mayweather to try out his new VR Boxing Platform

www.mayweather.fit

Mayweather discussed his plans to open up several gyms, as well as that he was planing the launch of a Mayweather Boxing & Fitness VR experience that would, it was said, allow people at home to follow along with Mayweather’s workout routine.

Available at first, exclusively at Mayweather Boxing + Fitness tech-enabled gym locations, the flagship location of which will be opening later this month in Los Angeles, the virtual workout is just one mere session but spans a full twelve week program of sessions which feature Mayweather as your coach. These are in addition to the standard boxing workouts available at the gyms.

Mayweather's likeness is right in front of you giving your tips and encouraging you to burn calories.

 
4.  Camera for the blind by OrCam
https://www.orcam.com/en/

The OrCam MyEye 2.0 device is made for blind people or those with limited eyesight. It is a smart camera about the size of a finger. The device can read out writing or print from any source. It is also equipped with AI tools to recognize faces, products and money in real time.
 

5. Usain Bolt debuts new earbuds

He is the fastest human of all-time and owns 8 Olympic gold medals. Usain Bolt's real passion is music.
Rick got to spend some time with Usain Bolt as he debuts he new earbuds for 2018.
Philips‘ Bass+ wireless over-ear headphones and true wireless in-ears are what he is endorsing.