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Each week, Rick joins his buddy Sully to talk tech on the Limpert Tech "SullyCast on Radio 105.7, formerly TalkRadio 640 WGST

Saturday
May062017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Mom's Day Tech

It's "Mom's Day"

Mom is busy, she's on the go and she woud apreciate any of these gifts for Mother's Day, and affordable too.

Rick and Sully are here to help. So get Mom something more than a "track jacket."



1.  HyperChiller Coffee Mug/Brewer

Iced coffee is the perfect summer drink and the HyperChiller is a cool coffee mug that turns hot coffee into iced coffee in 60 seconds, easy to use, and there is no work, it does it all. With the HyperChiller your beverage is exposed to the equivalent of over 30 large ice cubes, but protected by two layers of food grade stainless steel — so there's zero dilution in the process of cooling. The HyperChiller also works on beverages like wine, spirits, tea, juice, water, lemonade, sports drinks or any other non-carbonated beverage you’d like cooled quickly. The

HyperChiller is ready when you are. Just leave it in your freezer, then take it out, pour your beverage in and the HyperChiller will rapidly chill it in just one minute. Mom can even use it a couple times in a row. When she's done, just stick it back in your freezer to use again later. It's compatible with all brewing methods and even fits directly into most full size single cup brewers. A bargain for $29.99 at http://hyperchiller.com.


Flat Out of Heels

If Mom loves to wear wedges and heels, this may be the perfect gift. Unroll a pair of Flat Out Of Heels for comfort and style. The great-looking slip-on ballet flats will bring a smile back to your Mom's face and her feet. Compact enough to fit into any purse or handbag, Flat out of Heels won’t clash with your outfit. From floral prints to metallics, each pair makes a statement without compromising comfort. $14.99-$29.99 at www.flatoutofheels.com.
 


NapAnywhere Travel Pillow - For Neck Support and Health

Is Mom a frequent flier? Maybe she just deserves a nap. The NapAnywhere is a portable head-support pillow developed specifically by a physician for frequent travelers, or those looking to catch a few z's in a tight place.  This comfortable, portable device can be used effectively while traveling on planes, subways, trains, buses and cars as a passenger. Small and compact, it fits easily into Mom’s carry-on, backpack, diaper bag or purse. The

NapAnywhere is available in five colors, including Crimson, Cobalt, Lime, Pink and Black. It is stain-resistant, and can be wiped clean with either mild soapy water or a light solvent like rubbing alcohol. A carrying pouch is included to help protect the NapAnywhere when not in use. The NapAnywhere® travel pillow is the winner of a 2014 Product Innovation Award at the International Travel Goods Show. Suitable for ages 8 and up and just $49.99 at  http://napanywhere.net.
 

The Original Worm

With Mom's busy schedule and her fitting in time for workouts, she's sure to have some aches and pains. Enter The Original Worm, as it is a universal body and muscle massage roller with a “worm-like” design for those constantly on the go! It easily molds to any individual’s body shape to provide support and comfort in all the right places. The small size makes it a breeze to pack for a trip and slip in your carry on. Great for sore feet. Get more information and to purchase, visit www.theoriginalworm.com. Also sold at retailers nationwide and on Amazon. Comes in two different sizes starting at $24 and free gift wrapping for Mother's Day.

 
5. Nikon D5600 SLR Camera

For those that are really into photography and want to use more than just their smartphone.

The Nikon D5600 delivers.
    Large, 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor delivers high quality photos and videos in nearly any condition
    Always connected to your smart device with SnapBridge for seamless transferring, sharing and remote camera control
    3.2-inch Vari-angle touch LCD lets you swipe, pinch, zoom and even set focus with your fingertips, just like a smartphone
    Advanced 39-point Auto Focus system quickly acquires focus where you want it
    Wide ISO range from 100-25,600 lets you shoot from dawn to dusk with confidence
    Full HD 1080 at 60p video capability with built-in stereo sound... starts at $699

 

Sunday
Apr302017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Earth Day, One Week Late

One week ago it was Earth Day.

How did you celebrate, or what did you do for the environment?
Amazing companies have joined the movement and have made strides in creating high tech and useable products and experiences that are Earth-friendly!

Rick and Sully take a look.


 

1.  Toast and Nodus Collection Cases

Toast, a company that makes various electronic device covers out of reclaimed, responsibly grown and rainforest friendly wood veneers, has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant one tree for every share of the hashtag “OneToastOneTree” and their special Earth Day image on social media April 22nd. The two companies have partnered up since summer 2016 and have already planted 33,231 trees for every Toast product made.
 
Nodus
Every single Nodus is built to last, hand crafted from the finest vegetable tanned leathers, incorporating innovative technologies and design features hidden within.
Nothing compares to the touch and feel of a good leather, which is why Nodus only use thes finest full and top grain vegetable tanned Italian leathers that age with beauty. They are also committed to using the traditional and sustainable method of tanning our ethically sourced materials.
 

2. Humble Brush

Why not make a difference every day when you brush your teeth? Humble the world with Humble Brush – the 100% biodegradable toothbrush made from naturally sustainable bamboo! Hand-crafted to perfection, each brush addresses two major issues with toothbrushing today: toothbrushes leave an environmental footprint and not everyone owns one. On a mission to solve these problems, Humble Brush is not only humble to the planet, but also helps people in need. Every Humble Brush sold helps children in need participate in a comprehensive preventive oral care program. More than just a toothbrush, Humble Brush is the eco-friendly, socially responsible answer to modern daily oral care. With a commitment to health and the environment, make Humble Brush the new accessory for your bathroom this season.
 

3. A New Google Earth App

Google has decided to revamp its Google Earth app. On April 18, the search giant unveiled the new app.
What's new:  3D Maps

In earlier versions of Google Earth, certain buildings could be viewed in 3D, provided you checked off “3D Buildings” in the Layers portion of the app. But in the newest release of Google Earth, you can view, well, the whole world in 3D. When you search for a location, a clickable 2D/3D button appears on the lower right-hand corner of the screen, giving you a quick and easy way to look at your destination in another dimension.
Learn about unusual places: Hemingway's haunts are one example. Did you know that before Europeans came to North America, so-called Mississippians “had built a great city surrounded by huge earthen pyramids and a Stonehenge-like structure made of wood to track the movements of the stars”? And that it’s still visible in Illinois? Me neither, but the new Google Earth highlights this structure, along with eight other architectural feats, forgotten lands, or relics of an ancient world. Go to Google Earth -> Voyage -> History -> Lost Civilizations from Above to find them.

Feel lucky?
Google has ported its “I’m feeling lucky” button from its search engine to the new Google Earth, and it’s a glorious way to distract yourself at work or plan your next spontaneous trip.
 

4.  Ashley Chloe

Ashley Chloe is donating 10% of all sales to Water.org, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing clean water to the developing world, as well as access to working toilets. Purchases must be made between April 22-30, 2017.
Angela Pan, CEO of Ashley Chloe, is an advocate for women empowerment and creating a better world for the next generation. Pan's passion lies in providing support for women, whether it be in business or on impactful initiatives. "Ashley Chloe chose to support Water.org because of their commitment to the work on providing everyone with clean water." said Angela Pan. "We also believe very much in their mission to empower women and to improve people's lives. We hope that our involvement helps bring safe water to places in the world that need it most.”

When it takes hours every day to find and collect water, it's hard to get through a full day at school. It's hard to prosper without safe water. It's hard to focus on community growth. It's hard to live a normal life. Clean water is a fundamental human need, but 663 million people worldwide don’t have access to it. 2.4 billion people worldwide lack access to a toilet and basic sanitary needs. Water.org and Ashley Chloe hope to change these statistics and help foster a change in the world for the better.

“Water.org is thankful for Ashley Chloe’s support." said Melanie Mendrys, Water.org's Director of Brand and Marketing. "Their donations will help empower families around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. We are honored to have such great supporters taking action to change lives with safe water.”
 


5. Rowkin

Products include:

Bit Charge Stereo is the ultimate portable wireless bluetooth earbuds. The housing conveniently holds your earbuds and allows you to charge your other mobile devices.

Bit Stereo is the slimmest pocket sized stereo bluetooth headset. The housing conveniently holds your earbuds and charges the earbuds for up to 9 hours of use.

Mini Plus+ is the smallest portable bluetooth earbud. You can purchase the Rowkin Mini Plus+ in three modern colors: space grey, silver, and a special 24K gold-plated edition.

Shop at: rowkin.com/order



Sunday
Apr232017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Sleep Tech

Better sleep.  

We all want and need it.

Some shocking sleep statistics:
    50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder.
    48.0% report snoring.
    37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.
    4.7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month.

Have a listen:

 

Rick and Sully talk sleep tech this week.

1.  NOMAD 3 meter Cable
www.hellonomad.com

It's "no worries" as you now have a 3 meter charging cable to work with.  Sleep well, knowing your devices will be charged up as you sleep. With 3 meters, you caneven reach those "hard to get to" outlets. - One of Rick's Pet Peeves
- Built with military-grade materials like Kevlar and ballyistic nylon.
 


2.  The ILLUMY Sleep and Wake Mask

- Beat Jet Lag Blues With ILLUMY Sleep and Wake Mask

A comfortable sleep mask that uses gently dimming light to help you fall asleep and a soft, brightening light to slowly wake you up naturally, the enhanced technology of this dependable device lulls you to sleep while preparing your mind for a productive day each morning.
If you’re traveling between time zones, pack the ILLUMY Sleep and Wake Mask’s included travel case to keep your mask in perfect condition and never lose your accessories while up in the sky. As an added bonus, the mobile programming app allows you to set your mask to your destination’s local time zone, so you’ll be on your way to getting acclimated for your adventure!
- Get the Perfect Sleep Cycle: Blocking out all light, this mask helps you obtain that much needed eight hours every night. With gentle pulsing light, it slows down your fast-paced mind so you can get the rest you deserve.
- Sleep Mode: Control ILLUMY with a simple touch of a button on your phone. Download the app for free.
 
Don’t let jet lag wreak havoc on your sleeping patterns – make traveling hassle-free with the ILLUMY Sleep and Wake Mask by Sound Oasis.

Retail price is $149.99. Indiegogo special offer of $99.99. Following Indiegogo launch, it will be available from SharperImage.com, Amazon.com and www.soundoasis.com.


 

3.  iClever: 2-in-1 Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver

Powerful device enables users to add Bluetooth technology to non-Bluetooth enabled legacy devices
·         Equipped with the latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology for greater range up to 30 feet
·         Convert non-Bluetooth devices such as TV, PC, CD players and iPods into wireless Bluetooth devices
·         Features the ability to privately listen to late night TV shows, movies and play games without disturbing anyone around you
·         Equipped with built-in battery and can also be charged via built-in MicroUSB charging port
·         12 month warranty included
Available at: amazon.com
Price: $29.99
 

4. Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc.: ‘LectroFan Micro

2-in-one pocket-sized white noise/fan sound machine with powerful wireless Bluetooth® speaker
·                     10 unique digital sounds (5 fan sounds, 4 white noises and 1 ocean sound) to accommodate for any environment
·                     Louder than any competing machine of the same size and price for the ultimate sound barrier
·                     Wireless Bluetooth® speaker system for connecting smartphones for audio playback
·                     Small, sleek and stylish functional design
·                     USB rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours in sleep-sound mode or up to six hours in Bluetooth® mode
·                     Compact swivel design allows for multi-directional audio
Available at: soundofsleep.com
Price: $34.95
Website: soundofsleep.com  
 

5. DockATot Baby Lounger

The DockATot Baby Lounger gives parents a safe, snug, soothing spot for little ones to comfortably relax, play, and get in tummy time and sleep with a unique shape and design. DockATot is totally portable whether you're a jet-setting family or you just want to move the docking pod from room to room, it reduces risk of flat head syndrome (a result of a baby lying on one side of the head more than the other) and it makes tummy time more easy and way more fun by giving baby an ideal spot to prop them up and develop neck strength. As your baby grows older and is transitioning from a crib to a bed, the air-permeable bumpers act as bed rails and give little ones a snug sense of security in their big kid bed.

To learn more about DockATot, visit their website at https://dockatot.com. You can also follow DockATot on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.  $200 +

Saturday
Apr152017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Go Big with Monitors and TVs

The bigger the display, the better.

When it comes to computer monitors, TVs etc..
 
Rick and Sully discuss. What to look for in your next monitor or TV purchase.



1.  Go big or go home

Like TVs, display screens have seen a growth spurt. Just a few years ago, the 19-inch display was the benchmark. Many flat-panel displays are now 22-inches or larger, while curved displays increase your field of vision and make the most of all available screen space. These larger displays allow you to view multiple windows and documents at once, replacing the need for multiple monitors at one desk. That way, you get more screen real estate and more desk space to boot.

2.  Higher Resolution

The increased pixel density in 4k and 5k resolution displays allow us to work with more detail (good for coders), sharper image quality (good for photo editors), and high-definition video (good for streamers), while also reducing eye strain (good for all of us).
 

3.  Wider Aspect Ratio

Displays can be measured several ways, one of which is aspect ratio. The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of the width of the image to its height. The square 4:3 aspect ratio used to be the desktop display standard; and while the widescreen 16:9 has been the norm for several years, curved 21:9 formats are now on the market. Benefits of wider aspect ratio include a high degree of image detail for graphics editing, and a unique immersive gaming experience, to name two.

4. More Versatile

And Improved collaboration: We share with local and global colleagues more than ever before, so staying connected requires evolving how we collaborate. Whether you're conferencing at your desk or in a huddle room, displays like the Skype for Business-certified HP EliteDisplay E240c and HP EliteDisplay S340c Curved Monitor make meetings more manageable and productive.

5. Easier on your body

If your head and neck aren't comfortable while working in front of a PC, chances are you're not doing your best work. New displays are designed with your well-being in mind. Pivot rotation allows you to configure multiple displays to best fit the shape of your workstation. Pro tip: For eye comfort, position your display 18"–28" away, adjust it to the right height, and take visual breaks.
 

6. Our new montors and TVs today have more options...


Today's displays include a diverse assortment of ports—VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C. These added connectors help us do more, from supporting our video and audio needs to fast power delivery over USB connections.

Have a great Easter!

Sunday
Apr092017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Orlando and St. Augustine

Rick has been on the road all week in Florida- Orlando and St. Augustine.

It's been "travel and tech" all week for Rick.

What did he see? Have a listen:




1. SeaWorld Orlando will introduce Kraken Virtual Reality Roller Coaster this summer

Central Florida's first virtual-reality roller coaster next summer, retrofitting Kraken with headsets to give riders the sensation of traveling through the sea amid mythical and prehistoric creatures.

Riders on Kraken will have the option to don virtual-reality headsets attached to the roller coaster, covering their eyes and ears. They will hear music composed for the ride as they embark on a deep-sea mission alongside the fictional Kraken and other animals. SeaWorld won’t say yet whether the images will be 3-D.


2. Universal Studios and their new Volcano Bay water park

Supposed to open May 25

Water is Life. Life is Joy. That's the philosophy celebrated at Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park. It's the carefree attitude the fabled Waturi islanders have embraced on their Pacific isle for centuries. Now you can live the Waturi way at this all-new park where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony.

With the power of the TapuTapu™ wearable, there’s no standing in long lines, carrying rafts around the park, nothing between you and a full day of fun. It’s an all-new kind of paradise, just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort™ has to offer.

With 18 incredible attractions, you'll be able to experience daring water adventures and moments of peaceful relaxation—all without having to worry about waiting in line or carrying around rafts. You'll be granted the powers of the TapuTapu™ wearable. With just a wave of your wrist you can hold your place in the ride lines and reveal wondrous surprises throughout the park. Which means more time to careen down slides, brave whitewater torrents, drift down a winding river or relax in your own waterside cabana.
 

3. Orlando Eye

Similar to Atlanta's Eye, but bigger.
⦁    The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is the tallest observational wheel on the United States East Coast
⦁    The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye weighs approximately three million pounds, that is 1,500 tons or equivalent to 300 school buses
⦁    All 30 passenger capsules feature Bose audio systems for music/narration, air-conditioning and interactive tablets to provide information on the Eye’s 360-degree views
⦁    Four of the capsules offer an added VIP experience with red and white décor, a bottle cap seat, a featured music playlist, selfie sticks to capture great memories and refreshments inside Coca-Cola coolers
⦁    Each of the 30 capsules weigh 6,600 pounds, or the average weight of an Indian elephant
⦁    At more than 80,000 pounds, the wheel hub weighs more than a Boeing 737

 

4. Florida's Everglades - Rick and his wife took an airboat ride to the Everglades

www.wildfloridaairboats.com

- Florida facts  1.5 million alligators
- The Everglades are actually shrinking. They used to cover an area twice as big as they do today.
A driving damaging factor has been the rising levels of phosphorus in the water. Cattail is a wetland native but under higher levels it overtakes other plants, degrading the Everglades habitat. Lou Toth, an ecologist working with South Florida’s Water Management District (SFWMD) to tackle the problem, explains: “We’re treating the water primarily with submerged aquatic vegetation cells to bring the phosphorous levels down to approximately 13 parts per billion before they’re discharged into the Glades,” said Toth. “That’s the level that is needed to restore the Everglades.”
 

5. For a more relaxing side of Florida, Rick also hit St. Augustine.

St. Augustine lays claim to being the oldest city in the U.S., and is known for its Spanish colonial architecture as well as Atlantic Ocean beaches like sandy St. Augustine Beach and tranquil Crescent Beach. Anastasia State Park is a protected wildlife sanctuary. The Castillo de San Marcos is a 17th-century Spanish stone fortress with views of the St. Augustine Inlet.

- "Wrecked" exhibit at St. Augustine Maritime Museum.  Discover St. Augustine's ties to the American Revolutionary War in this new, interactive exhibition! See artifacts from a 1782 British loyalist shipwreck found right here in St. Augustine and learn how underwater archaeologists locate historic shipwrecks on the ocean floor.

This is a brand new exhibition at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Come by and dive into this unknown part of American history on your next visit. All of the artifacts inside really show you what life was like for people in 1782. Plus, it also shows you how cool technology is used to find shipwrecks.  http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/Exhibits/wrecked

- Lightner Museum in St. Augustine displays a collection of 36 authentic Victorian-era costumes and accessories from the acclaimed PBS drama Downton Abbey from Oct. 4, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018

 

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