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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
Nov032018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Getting Fit Before the Holidays

The No. 1 New Year's Resolution is "Getting Fit in the New Year"

Why not get a jump on all your friends? There are a number of newly released and tried and true gadgets that can help your body and help your plan out your fitness for the New Year.
 
Have a listen to Rick and Sully:




1.  FitBit Charge 3
$149.95
www.fitbit.com

The latest fitness band from FitBit.
Understand your health and take action to improve with Fitbit Charge 3—an advanced fitness tracker that uses 24/7 heart rate & personalized insights to reveal what's below the surface.
7-day battery live, a large, touchscreen and backlit display that automatically adjusts to lighting conditions, it’s easier to see stats, notifications or the time in sunlight or at night.

It also allows users to stay connected with call and calendar alerts, text notifications and quick replies, plus notifications from smartphone apps. Available when your phone is nearby, quick replies coming soon to Android only.
 


2. RAD Roller and line of products
www.radroller.com

Massage/Mobility/Recovery
The RAD Roller and line of products will perfectly bracket your spine and hold its shape so you can dig deeper into the spots that count

Relieves muscle tension, increases mobility and aids in recovery through self myofascial release
Medium density / made of high quality silicone that grips the skin and wipes clean
19 + USES / Designed for upper back, neck and feet. Can also use on rotator cuff, pecs, triceps, PSOAS, glutes, hamstrings, adductors, quads, peroneals, calves and more

IDEAL FOR / pre and post-workout, yoga, travel, body maintenance, muscle tightness, muscle pain (jaw, neck, shoulders, back, hips, legs, hands, feet), personal training, increasing performance, athletes (soccer, tennis, volleyball, running, cycling, hiking, swimming, basketball, football, baseball, weight lifting, body building, etc.), flexibility, crossfit training, health and wellness, etc.
Prices starting at $16
 


3. Babolat Pure Aero (new)
www.babolat.com

Get out on the tennis court this fall and winter!

Developed with Rafael Nadal, the newest iteration confirms the Pure Aero as the racket of reference for spin. For Babolat like any tennis player, tennis is a lot more than just winning. It’s about striving to improve, challenging others, and always getting better by being fueled by fight. The new Pure Aero channels this very same spirit: Babolat took a successful racket, dared to enhance it, and raised the overall performance by increasing control and feel.

Since the launch of the first Aero racket in 2005, Babolat has continued to improve its aerodynamic concept through a series of innovations bringing increased power and spin that have made this racket so successful with a total of 19 Grand Slam wins. Now with added stability and feel that today’s players demand, the new

Pure Aero ushers in the next chapter of Babolat’s success story.
To appreciate the step forward the Pure Aero represents, it’s important to understand the evolution of the modern game, and especially the use of spin by today’s players. Alex Israel, tennis category manager explains,

“Spin has become essential in tennis. Originally used as a defensive tactic to wear out an opponent, players now apply spin as an offensive move to create an advantage within the point. And as the game becomes faster, they are now looking for more precision.”

In developing the optimal spin-friendly innovation, Babolat asked 3500+ testers worldwide an important question: Which racket benefits on a Pure Aero frame are most important to you?
With Chomarat, Babolat engineers developed an innovative solution to maximize stability in the racket. Carbon Ply Stabilizer is a new generation of woven and sewn carbon fibers integrated in the throat of the racket to give the new Pure Aero extraordinary stability. This carbon is more rigid, bringing more stability at impact, which increases control.
 

4. Tifosi Eyewear
ENLIVEN™, NEW COLOR ENHANCING LENS FOR GOLF @ $49.95
www.tifosioptics.com

Enliven™ Color Capture technology adjusts the wavelengths of light that matter most; making greens, blues, and reds pop with definition. Enhanced contrast reveals changes in textures of the greens and maximizes color separation to enhance depth perception. The added contrast makes it easier to track a ball in flight and distinguish it on the fairway.

Enliven lens technology is available in a wide range of already popular Tifosi frame styles including Seek FC, Veloce and the new Alliant, each at $49.95 MSRP.

Tifosi is the word for Super-fan. That is exactly who we are and who we make our eyewear for. Our mission is to provide technically advanced eyewear to enthusiasts of all sports and outdoor activities. We design, test, and torture our product to enhance your sport whether you’re running a 5k, riding your first century or playing 18 holes on Sunday. Tifosi defines us. We are enthusiasts about our product, our sport, and our fun.
 
 

5. Cybershoes
www.cybershoes.io
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cybershoes/cybershoes-step-into-vr

Starting around $200

Play VR games and track your exercise.
With the Cybershoes at your feet, all of your virtual reality moments are controlled by your own physical movement, so you can feel like you’re exploring ancient dwarven ruins or fleeing from a grasping horde of the undead.

Now stepping into your virtual dreamscapes is possible thanks to VR company Cybershoes GmbH, (https://www.cybershoes.io/ ), and their initial product Cybershoes®, an innovative VR auxiliary device capable of transforming your run-of-the-mill VR experience into the most immersive gameplay you’ve ever encountered.

Cybershoes delivers a brand-new immersive user experience thanks to the state-of-the-art VR hardware and software that was designed specifically for VR gaming while remaining the most affordable VR movement accessory on the market.  As you begin your VR journey with the Cybershoes strapped to your feet, in your favorite swivel chair, you can control your in-game character by the simple, physical movement of walking.
After an extremely successful E3 2018 hardware demo, Cybershoes GmbH has launched a Kickstarter campaign, (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cybershoes/cybershoes-step-into-vr), to bring its products to market.
 

6. Vapor Fresh - laundry detergent pods for athletes
www.vaporfresh.com

Strong Enough for Gym Clothes, Gentle Enough for Everything Else, Vapor Fresh is the FIRST and ONLY laundry detergent pod on the market that combines high-performance with green cleaning and is free and clear. Unlike other free and clear or eco-friendly laundry detergents available today, Vapor Fresh doesn’t sacrifice cleaning power.  Vapor Fresh is strong enough to eliminate sweat and odor in the smelliest gym clothes, but is also gentle enough for everyday use on all laundry. Vapor Fresh uses an advanced enzyme blend to allow it to perform well in cold water, which can help lower energy consumption by up to 90% from a warm (or hot) water wash and reduce energy costs by $0.60 per load. Vapor Fresh Laundry Detergent pods can be purchased online at VaporFresh.com, on Amazon.com and at select grocers for $13.99 for 30 pods.
 

Sunday
Oct142018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Halloween Gadgets and Tech

Halloween is about two weeks away.

Each year, Rick takes a look at some new fun gadgetes and tech for Halloween.


Have a listen to Rick and Sully talking Halloween Tech!


1. 3D Printing of Your Next Costume

- Can't find the perfect or exact costume you want to wear?

A 3D printer might be able to get you exactly what you want
 Fire up that printer and check out our list of 3D-printable masks and costume pieces to get all geared up for this year’s spooking.

You can make masks, crowns, horns other accessories

Some great ideas for your 3D printing can be found here: https://techentourage.net/?p=21832

 

2.  AtmosFX digital decoration kit
www.atmosfx.com

Back again, is one of Rick's favorites, the ability to digitally decorate with AtmosFX

Create your own haunted house or haunted display.
Digital decorating brings your haunted Halloween home to life. This year, AtmosFX has 4 new Digital Decorations to wow your neighbors and leave trick-or-treaters and party goers delighted. Set them up with an AtmosFX projection kit or any TV monitor and get ghoulish!

1. Halloween Zombie Bash
A cast of zany zombies dance, jam, and haunt their way into your heart — and if you're not careful, into your brain. Includes three lively dance routines, a five piece undead band playing a macabre tune, and two sets of playful scares.

2. Terrors from Beyond
The barrier between planes is perilously thin and now a group of demonic creatures are trying to smash their way into our world. Woe unto us all if they succeed! This collection includes four terrifying scenes that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

3. Sinister Shadows
Mobs of threatening shadows are up to deeds most foul — lurking, lunging, slinking, and stalking! A gravedigger is working late. Armed figures lumber through the night with murderous intent and even the dead are not resting in peace. These four sinister decorations will transform your display into a uniquely creepy environment.

4. Halloween Monster Bash
Sure to become a party favorite, Halloween Monster Bash includes all the classic movie monsters of the silver screen: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Werewolf, Mummy, and a Witch — all getting their grooves on in four dance routines. These include the Chiller Moonwalk, the Boogieman-woogie, the Twisted Twist, and the Halloween Hootenanny. Halloween Monster Bash also includes both spooky and silly scares. (Halloween Monster Bash to be released at the end of September).

Additional Halloween Digital Decorations and gear can be purchased on AtmosFX’s website and don’t worry about putting these away after Halloween. AtmosFX makes Digital Decorations for year-round celebrations!

Hot Digital Decorating Trends for Halloween:

• Haunted graveyard in your front yard!
Anyone can build a tombstone graveyard in their front yard, but why not bring yours to life with Sinister Shadows and a phantom gravedigger shadow that roams among the dead?
https://atmosfx.com/collections/decorations/products/sinister-shadows
 

3. Colorful Art Co. Face Paint Kit For Kids
$24
Amazon

16 different colors. You can blend them together to create new colors. Paints are water-based, so they wash right off.
 



4.  CardFool.com

The leaders in hilarious eCards and traditional greeting cards, have designed a collection of cards. For just $3.99, you can add your own personalized message and mail directly to anyone in the U.S. This can all be done right on your smartphone by downloading the CardFool app.
 

5.   DAVIDsTEA Halloween Collection
https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/

This will make you stand out! These teas are just the right amount of freaky and fun, and sure to satisfy any party-goer who ring that door bell.
From Peanut Butter Cup or Monster Mash to Pumpkin Pie Matcha, you don't need a magic wand to cast an eerie spell over your house for Halloween. See below for more info.

DAVIDsTEA Magic Potion Brewing Kit: The box opens like a spell book and includes a potion recipe. Clear printed glass infusers-less nordic mug with juicer lid. 50g of Magic Potion loose tea in printed tin. 10 pack of filters in cello.   
DAVIDsTEA Color Changing Nordic Mug: Comes with a fine stainless steel infuser and a lid that doubles as a saucer. Plus the design is heat-sensitive, so when you poor in your hot tea, the pattern changes color. Like you need another excuse to refill your cup again!

DAVIDsTEA Stainless Steel Bottle - Special Edition: Sleek, stylish and practical, this in-house special edition designed leakproof tea bottle is a real winner. It’s got a powerhouse insulator that keeps tea hot or cold for hours. The double-walled stainless steel construction helps protect your hands from heat and condensation. And if you want to make an iced tea, the bottom unscrews so you can add ice. It’s a real steel.
DAVIDsTEA Twist Tumbler: When it comes to sipping on the move, this handsome ceramic and stainless steel tumbler is your new best friend. You’ll love its splashproof lid designed to open and close with one smooth twist. Plus it’s got a double-walled core to keep your tea hot or iced for hours – who can say no to that? With its fun-to-hold texture, it’s the classiest way to enjoy your favourite brew on the go. Just twist and sip!
DAVIDsTEA Perfect Spoon: It’s small, but has great powers. By helping you measure your loose-leaf tea correctly, it will ensure a perfect brew every time. Not too strong, not too weak. You’ll love it. Just the high-quality heft of the stainless steel is enough to make us want to buy another.
DAVIDsTEA does Halloween like no other and that's we’re excited to share everything that DAVIDsTEA has to offer. For purchases please visit DAVIDsTEA.com and DAVIDsTEA stores. @davidstea.
 
 6. CASE Relay
Uninterruptible Power for Your Camera for $99

www.micronovelty.com
Continually power your camera with USB battery packs
Case Relay Camera Power System (CPS) lets you power your camera continually with an external battery pack or wall power, providing peace of mind knowing you have an uninterrupted power source for your camera.
With Case Relay, you’ll never run out of power and never need to stress about forgetting your camera batteries. If you’re shooting and get low on battery power, simply swap out external batteries throughout your shoot. Case Relay’s internal UPS battery will keep your camera powered while you exchange external batteries.
Hot swap batteries mid-shooting with no downtime
No need to purchase multiple camera batteries
Compatibile wiht most Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Blackmagic and Olympus cameras and many Sony NP-F L-Series video monitors and lights
Can be adapted to work with D-Tap batteries with D-Tap to USB Power Converter
More cost effective than purchasing multiple proprietary camera batteries
Power sources are non-proprietary. Power your camera with the same 5V battery you use to charge phones or tablets.

Never need to charge camera batteries again. And never run out power.

Compatible with most Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, and Olympus cameras. Check to confirm your camera model is supported.
 

Sunday
Oct072018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Fall Outdoors Tech

The weather hasn't felt like fall in much of the country, but it's coming.

Temperatures have been breaking record high temperatures, so the pools have been open longer and places where the leaves would be changing are still green.

But if fall is your favorite season, here's some great tech to break out in the great outdoors.


Have a listen to Rick and Sully talking about some new fall gadgetry and tech!


1.   "Hot and Cold Hoodie" Patagonia Men's Tropic Comfort Hoody II
$59  

-The one hoodie you need for any conditions..

When the wind falls off and the mangroves start shimmering in the heat, our Tropic Comfort Hoody II is the next best thing to a cool breeze. The generous hood design fits over a baseball cap, while longer sleeves with thumb holes cover the hands for additional protection in heated conditions. All told, its a simple, one-piece sun solution for anglers whod rather not mess around with gloves, neck gaiters and broad-brim hats. Made with Fair Trade Certified sewing.
Comes in many diff. colors... through Patagonia, Backcountry.com and more...
 


2.  Hungry Fan 3 in 1 Fangating Thermal Bag
Available on Amazon   $59

Slow cook food without plug-ins, fire, or batteries: Make roasts, bbq, casseroles, rice even yogurt
Bring food to temperature, place pot/dutch oven in the thermal bag, your dish will continue to cook

No electricity, fuel, without plug-ins, fire, or batteries needed

Keeps food & beverages cold for hours - keeps food & beverages hot for hours
Great for traveling, parties and tailgating: Makes transporting food a breeze

 

3. Bonx Grip
$139.95

Stay connected on those, runs, hikes and bike rides

Successfully crowdfunded in late 2016, BONX Grip is a state-of-the-art Bluetooth earpiece that enables cellular network-based group communication with up to 10 users – anywhere in the world. This BONX Grip is versatile, hands-free and most importantly safe during road cycling group rides as it allows cyclist to answer calls by voice activation, and ensures on the road safety maintaining that the cyclist hears surrounding sounds. For MTB enthusiasts who want to stay in touch on the trails, the device is great at keeping in touch with the competitive crew. Aside from cycling and MTB, BONX Grip has been found to be effective for bike messengers, enabling them to safely stay in touch during their routes.

    Hands-free, Bluetooth earpiece connected to an original smartphone App
    Switch between personal music and incoming calls with one single touch
    Water resistant, shock resistant and made to ‘grip’ the ear, staying put during rigorous outdoor activity
    Dual microphones with multi-layer wind and noise reduction technology ensure crystal-clear speech, and only transmit voice when a user speaks, preserving battery and minimizing cellular data usage
    The open-back earphone ensures safety in all environments by allowing the user to hear surrounding noise.
    MSRP $139.95 USD
 

4. Dr. Lip Bang
www.lipbang.com

Under $10
Protecting our lips this fall
Doctor Lip Bang is dedicated to using all natural ingredients to put life back in your lips (and they like to have a little fun while doing it).

Dr. Lip Bang offers a variety of electric and nourishing chapsticks, lip tints and their newest ULTA exclusive, the Lip Freak Buzzing Lip Oil! Each one of their lip care items are packed full of the highest grade natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals or preservatives. Only using the best and healthiest ingredients, Doctor Lip Bang believes that what you put in and on your body should be good for you! And no product is ever tested on animals.

Doctor Lip Bang offers fun and buildable lip tints that are a perfect pair with every Halloween costume. With one, two or three swipes, colors like Bleeding Heart and Sweet Villain can create a unique and personalized look for every occasion.
 

5.  Kora
www.kora.net

Zips, crews, leggings for men and women!
Kora is the Tibetan word for a pilgrim’s circumambulation of a sacred mountain or place. It’s a way of paying homage to nature and the mountain deities.

By buying a Kora garment, you are contributing directly to the Himalayan communities that we work with, and you stack the odds in your favor.

Kora apparel helps you to achieve more.



 

6.  Nikon D3500  DSLR
www.nikonusa.com

Nikon has officially announced a brand-new entry level DSLR camera, the D3500,which is our lightest and most portable DSLR yet and the ultimate travel camera! The D3500 is perfect for on-the-go shooting with its compact and durable build, making it especially perfect to step up your insta game on your next vacation.
Capture those fall images!
Some other notable features of the camera include:

Upgraded 24.2 MP image sensor (15 times larger than a typical smartphone) for higher-res images
HD video recording that is as easy as snapping a photo
Auto Mode and Guide Mode to easily capture amazing shots in any setting
Bluetooth connectivity with Nikon SnapBridge for instant image transfer to your smartphone
Affordable price tag – camera and lens is only $499
 

Sunday
Sep302018

Limpert Tech for ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 9/29/18 New Tech for the Home Office

If you are like Rick and Sully, you spend a lot of time in your home office.

And Rick is in Delray Beach, FL this weekend checking out all that's new at one of the best resorts in the country - The Seagate Hotel and Beach Sap
https://www.theseagatehotel.com/


1 out of every 2 Americans say they spend some time in a home office.
There's a ton of new tech out there, but what stands out to Rick that would not only look good, but function in his home office.
Take notes!


Have a listen to Rick and Sully talking about the "home office"




1.   What's New in "Amazon Alexa"

Alexa has found its way to be a staple of the home office.

Amazon is doubling down on its Alexa-powered devices, with plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year.
Control an amplifier or even your microwave.

The amplifier, for example, can be used as the central audio panel to control multiple speakers that are set up across the home. The microwave can make Alexa a key part of the kitchen.
 

2. Understands Customizable Computer Stands
https://understands.com/collections/welcome-to-your-new-desk-2

These desk stands are customizable - so if you have two monitors, or a computer setup that isn't standard, the Bolt can be made just for you.

 As a part of their Artistic Plywood Collection, the Bolt is made with premium baltic plywood. What makes this computer stand unique is the option to customize the size of the stand. So if you have two monitors, or a computer setup that isn't standard, the Bolt can be made just for you.

All stands are 9" deep. Width options: 9", 30", 36" and 42". Height options: 3", 4" and 5". Inquire about custom sizes.
 


3.  Viotek NB24C Gaming Monitor Review: Curved
https://viotek.com/viotek-nb24c-24-ultra-thin-75hz-1920x1080p-curved-monitor-w-speakers/

Enjoy pixel perfection at a price that can’t be beat with the NB24C 24-inch curved monitor, bridging the gap between office displays and gaming screens.

    ULTRA-THIN, BEZEL-LESS – Immerse yourself in a frameless 1800R curved 16:9 widescreen display that delivers pixel-perfect HD clarity with a 75Hz refresh rate.
    AMD FREESYNC-READY – Dramatically reduce input lag and image ghosting, tearing and stutter during gaming.
    GAMEPLUS, FPS/RTS – Calibrated for gaming precision and accuracy with integrated crosshair functionality.
    MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS – VGA and HDMI 1.4 ports give the freedom and flexibility of high-speed connectivity whenever you need it. (HDMI cable included.)
    VESA MOUNTABLE – Set up the perfect home or office station exactly how you need it. Use the included 75×75 VESA adapter and build the perfect rig.


 
4. AZIO Retro Compact Keyboard
On Indigogo $130


AZIO Corporation, (www.aziocorp.com), a purveyor of premium tech gear since 2009, announced the release of their latest design, the Retro Compact Keyboard (RCK). This innovation from AZIO is being released through a flex Indiegogo campaign today so backers can receive the best pricing and early availability of this mechanical keyboard. The compact design is made of the finest materials and combines usability with two interface options for users to choose from, USB or Bluetooth. The RCK is compatible with Windows, Macs, tablets and is available in four styles – Gunmetal Black, Artisan Copper, Posh White, and Walnut Elwood.
Interested backers of this campaign can purchase the RCK early for $130 USD plus shipping—40 percent off of the retail price of $219. With a flex goal of $10,000, AZIO plans to use the campaign funds to customize international layouts for overseas distribution and secure the finest raw materials to meet the highest quality standards. Characterized as one of the most robust and solid keyboards, the RCK is made of premium alloy and opulent leather/wood, creating a timeless piece that adds a level of luxurious distinction to any work space. AZIO’s Indiegogo campaign for their previous design of the Retro Classic Keyboard raised 1,833 percent of their goal.

“Our aim is to create a timeless design that blurs the line between modern and retro, form and function. Striking a harmonious balance between these elements, the Retro Compact keyboard was designed to inspire and deliver joy with every press of a key. Its compact form and versatility lets you conveniently take it from your home to a café, office or anywhere in the world,” said Sam Li, VP design at AZIO Corp.    

As most keyboards are created with fragile plastic material, AZIO released this version to stand out among the more traditional offerings on the market today. Aesthetically, users will be delighted to find that behind every key is a backlit mechanical switch that not only delivers a subtle click but also illuminates the entire keyboard. Powering it all is a massive built-in 5,000-mAh rechargeable battery which enables months of use on a single charge. In addition, a matching palm rest and two sets of pillar-style feet are included to conform to the ideal ergonomics of the user’s wrist position. Lastly, the RCK is available with a full line of accessories, including an ambidextrous leather mouse and matching mouse pad, with the same distinct look as the vintage, but modern, compact boards. Both are available in a variety of color combinations to adapt to many different styles and environments.
 

5. Sidewinder
https://fusereel.com/
$29.99

The Side Winder, a MacBook charger winder that winds up & protects your charger in seconds! Last year it raised $300,000 on Kickstarter & are now shipping live on website and Amazon.
The Side Winder keeps the cables organized from 12 inches to 12 feet.
 

6. Wood Blinds

Wood blinds in a home office can increase productivity.
“People spend a lot of time at work and their environment definitely affects them,” says Chanuki IllushkaSeresinhe, of the Warwick Business School Data Science Lab. “So if pleasant scenery makes people feel better, there’s a good case that the scenicness of their working environment will have a similar effect.”

It just makes sense. A visually pleasing office puts you at ease and allows you to focus on your work – boosting both morale and productivity. “Just make your space reflect who you are,” advises Mark Montgomery, founder of FLOthinkery.

Recommendation: Wood Blinds remain one of the most popular choices for any room – especially a home office. Wood blinds “add a feeling of warmth and coziness to the atmosphere in the room."
 

Saturday
Sep222018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - New Smartphone News

Fall means not only the lead up to the holidays, but also new phones!

Apple had an announcement last week.

Apple began taking preorders for the iPhone XS and XS Max models, unveiled last Wednesday, with larger OLED screens, a faster A12 Bionic processor and improved cameras.
 


Rick is also at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta this week for the PGA Tour Championship- he gives us an update from the Media Center.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully talking new phones....




1.   The New Additions to Apple's Lineup

Apple began taking preorders for the iPhone XS and XS Max models, unveiled last week, with larger OLED screens, a faster A12 Bionic processor and improved cameras.
On Apple's site, both models are available in three versions: 64 Gigabytes, 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. Pricing: the XS starts at $999, the XS Max at $1,099. Phones will be available Sept. 21.

Also, Coming next month: the lower-cost iPhone XR (starting at $749), which sports a 6.1-inch LCD liquid display and a single 12-megapixel camera on the back of the device. Preorders start Oct. 19 and the XR is in stores Oct. 26.

Available in six finishes and with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, the iPhone XR promises an additional 90 minutes of longer battery life than the current 8 Plus model.
 

2. Apple Watch Series 4


Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 4, redesigned and re-engineered to help users stay connected, be more active and manage their health in powerful new ways. While retaining the original iconic design, the fourth-generation Apple Watch has been refined, combining new hardware and software enhancements into a genuinely singular, unified form. The stunning display is over 30 percent larger and seamlessly integrates into the thinner, smaller case, while the new interface provides more information with richer detail. Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5 brings advanced activity and communications features, along with revolutionary health capabilities, including a new accelerometer and gyroscope, which are able to detect hard falls, and an electrical heart rate sensor that can take an electrocardiogram (ECG) using the new ECG app,1 which has been granted a De Novo classification by the FDA.
 

3. Coming soon... Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is expected to be a complete reimagining of the company’s Android flagship, both inside and out. It’s said to be Samsung’s first phone with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor embedded behind the display, and it sports a new triple-lens camera on the back. Samsung and Qualcomm’s first 7nm chipsets will power the phone, which will also feature next-generation RAM and flash memory chips. It’ll also reportedly feature a new evolution of the Infinity Display design that finally features an “all-screen” design like the phones other companies have released over the past year.


4. LG  V40 ThinQ

To be announced: October 3rd, NYC & Seoul

The first big announcement coming in October is from LG. As reported previously, the company has confirmed an event for October 3rd to launch its next major smartphone. The LG V40 ThinQ will be announced at simultaneous events in NYC and Seoul (October 4th local time). The phone is expected to further slim down the bezels from last year’s LG V30, but also to introduce a notch to the top of the OLED display. Internally, we’re also expecting a spec upgrade, as well as some features brought over from the LG G7 ThinQ such as the Boombox speak
 

5. Google Pixel 3 - There is a Google event on Oct 9, where a Pixel 3 is expected to be announced


As is the case every year, the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL will pack lots of upgrades over last year’s models. Many other things, however, are staying the same.

For a third year in a row, Google will be launching two phones that have identical specs and slightly different external appearances. The most obvious difference between the two is that the larger phone will have a large bottom chin and notch like other recent Android phones, while the smaller of the two will stick with a more traditional look. That said, the smaller Pixel 3 will have the rounded edges around the display — like what we saw with the 2 XL last year.
Like most years, the Pixels will be faster and have improvements when it comes to the camera.
 

6. Mint Mobile
www.mintmobile.com

- Not a phone but a service

Imagine life-changing and a cheaper, better phone plan from Mint Mobile. He is probably overpaying by hundreds or thousands of dollars each year with his current wireless carrier, but with plans starting at just $15 per month for 4G LTE data, he will end up saving tons of money down the line on his phone with Mint, which offers service on the T-Mobile network. He can pop the Mint Mobile SIM card into his current phone to activate the service and he won't have to change his number. If he doesn't have an unlocked phone – no problem – as you can also get him a new phone here from Mint Mobile.

3-month plans range from $15/month ($45 total) - $25/month ($75 total), and can be purchased at MintMobile.com/plans.