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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

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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
Jul282018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Back to School Tech

It's that time of the year!
Parents are excited... kids not so much :(

Back to School and everyone now wants a high tech experience.

Rick and Sully talk some great new tech for Back to School.
 
Have a listen:

1. SmartSeat
www.physicalmindinstitute.com/smartseat

Retrain Your Sitting Muscles

“Sitting is the New Smoking” but maybe HOW we sit, with crossed legs and the pelvis tucked, is why 80% of us will experience back and hip pain. PhysicalMind Institute has a solution, SmartSeat™ is designed to retrain your body so that you can undue the damage from poor seated posture.  

SIT Smarter to Correct Your Posture!

The common crossed-leg seated position has been implicated in back, hip and knee pain because sitting this way compresses the spine and lumbar discs, inhibits abdominal muscle support, and unbalances the pelvis and may restrict circulation (spider vein alert)!

SmartSeat™ is a tool that also:   
·   Improves Standing Posture
·   Lifts & Lightens the Upper Body
·   Energizes the Breathing
·   Activates the Core Abdominals

Just 30 minutes of daily use will retrain your body so that you can sit comfortably with legs uncrossed. SmartSeat™ weighs just three ounces but supports the weight of the torso, its design lifts only the SITTING bones, not the seat.   SmartSeat™ is made of a suede-like foam and comes in a protective bag with two portable wedges so that you can take sitting well with you anywhere.
SmartSeat™ is 19” long  with a 3” pommel at the front and flares to 7” at the back of the model. Wedges are 7”x 7”.
$49- available August 15 on www.physicalmindinstitute.com/smartseat
 


2. Zoom H1n Portable Recorder
https://www.zoom-na.com/

For students that like recording lectures or maybe are thinking about starting their own podcast, the Zoom H1n is a great option. The evolution in portable recording continues with the Zoom H1n. Designed for recordings of all kinds, the H1n boasts built-in 90-degree X/Y stereo mics, advanced one-touch button controls, and distortion-free recording. It’s powerful enough for professional projects yet small enough to fit into your pocket. It’s the ultimate recorder for $119.99.
 

3. Catalyst Impact Smartphone Case
https://www.catalystcase.com/

If you are sending your loved one off to school with a new smartphone, make sure it’s protected. Catalyst has a long history of making the most protective waterproof, drop proof cases in the world, but they are introducing for the first time a non-waterproof protective case, this sleek design showcases a refinement in performance and style.

The Catalyst Impact Protection Case ($39.99) stays true to the company’s signature features: with a grippy rubber bumper, lanyard attachment, rotating mute switch and clear case back to showcase your iPhone. This design has an angular modern form for the new iPhone and added impact protection from an innovative truss cushioning system combined with a proprietary rubber polymer blend to increase the drop spec to 3m (9.9ft)! This case is designed to be your best friend as the school year starts.

4. Alcatel 1X and 3V Smartphones
https://us.alcatelmobile.com/

If you are looking for a starter phone for a pre-teen or teen, or maybe you are looking to save a little money without sacrificing any quality, take a look at Alcatel’s new offerings. With the popularity of smartphones and many on a budget, Alcatel carefully crafted and designed the Alcatel 1X for $99, and the 3V for $149. There are many features on these smartphones, such as fingerprint recognition, social sharing tools, and they are so easy to use. They are powered by Android Oreo, and make a great option for “Back to School.”
 

5. Gekkostick Flexible Selfie Stick
www.gekkopodstore.com

Both students and teachers will love this ingenious take on the selfie stick gives users a flexible stick that can be bent to any angle, wrap around any object, and can even be fashioned into its own desktop stand for hands-free photos and videos. The smartphone mount securely holds your device and is expandable for a universal fit that accommodates even the largest new smartphones. Fun and colorful, the Gekkostick is $19.99.
 

- Weekly Bird Update - Funny story from Midtown this week, someone use a Bird to go to a thrift store and left the Bird outside the store. The Store thought it was a donation, and put the Bird on the sales floor with a price tag of $10

Rick is still at - The BB&T Atlanta Open... . tickets and more info at www.bbtatlantaopen.com

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.
 

Sunday
Nov192017

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

 

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without new technology and Rick and Sully are talking "Turkey Day Tech" this week.
Technology Can Make Thanksgiving Better. It's that time of year again: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, the presence of friends and family, and a reason to give thanks for all of our good fortune in the last year. And thanks for technology for Thanksgiving.

Have a listen:




1.  Thanksgiving with "Martha Stewart" - order your Thanksgiving meal online
www.marleyspoon.com

If you'd like some help this Thanksgiving from Martha Stewart – the queen of all things entertaining – she'll have all the ingredients and directions for your Thanksgiving meal delivered to your door in time for the big feast.

The Martha & Marley Spoon Thanksgiving meal kit includes all the fresh, quality ingredients you'll need to make a whole turkey with gravy, four sides and an easy dessert. Don't worry. The uncomplicated dishes can be cooked on Thanksgiving Day both by novice or experienced cooks.

The box includes step-by-step recipe cards – with photography for those visual learners – along with a helpful hourly preparation timeline, including which recipes can be prepped the day before.

So, what's in the box? The Thanksgiving Complete Feast box, which will feed 8-10 people, includes brown sugar glazed turkey and gravy, Big Martha's Mashed Potatoes, classic herbed stuffing with dried cherries, green beans with shallots and lemon. roasted root vegetables with brown butter, sage and almonds and a spiced apple oat crisp.

The Thanksgiving Complete Feast Box is $159.99. Or customers can choose Just The Sides for $99.99.

2.  The Ultimate Turkey Rack
$35
www.ultimateturkeyrack.com


The Ultimate Turkey Rack got its start when the inventor wanted to cook his bird upside down so that all the juices would baste into the breast of the turkey. But sitting upside down in a cooking pan would have the breast soak in the drippings and get soggy, and typical roasting racks would leave marks on the breast.
He wanted to be able to suspend the turkey while having an easy time to flip for that golden look, and so the Ultimate Turkey Rack was made. As I say, the design is extremely simple. You slide the skewer through the middle of the turkey, tie the legs on its rods with cooking twine, sit the contraption in a cooking pan and pop it in the oven. At about three quarters of the cooking time done, pull out of the oven and flip the turkey right side-up, then return into the oven to finish cooking.

The Ultimate Turkey Rack has been featured on the Rachael Ray Show, Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen.
 

3. Dry Top
www.drytopproducts.com

Store all those Thanksgiving leftovers with Dry Top.
Re-usable capsules that go in your food storage containers and make your perishable items last longer.
 

4. Traceable Turkeys
www.honeysucklewhite.com

Find out where the Honeysuckle White turkey you put into your shopping cart was raised.
Turkey buyers in select Texas markets will be able to either text or enter on the Honeysuckle White website the code found on the tag on the packaged bird to find out where it was raised and get information about the farm's location, view farm photos and read the farmer's message.




5. Thanksgiving Meal Planning Apps

Sure, Grandma put out a delicious spread for 15 people without relying on so much as a recipe. But in this digital day and age, doesn’t it make more sense to utilize technology when you’re prepping and cooking for three days straight? From shopping and planning list apps like Clear+ to recipe clearinghouses like Butterball Cookbook Plus to menu assistants like Snapguide to project management sorters like KitchenPad Timer to interactive scales and high-tech thermometers, the app store can be your best (and cheapest) friend as you prepare for Thursday’s feast.


6. Sound Oasis Stereo Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System


Get that great night of sleep after the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving

www.soundoasis.com

Sleep more soundly with professional quality sound from the Sound Oasis stereo Bluetooth® sound machine and speaker. High quality aluminum construction ensures a durable experience that will last for many years. Super bass stereo sound from the dual speaker and subwoofer system creates a life like reproduction of music and sounds. The flexibility of this sound machine allows you to play high quality built-in sounds or stream music via Bluetooth® stream music from your Bluetooth enabled device such as a phone, tablet or laptop. Turn your device into the ultimate white noise machine using our white noise App, stream relaxing sleep music from your phone or play high fidelity white noise and nature sounds from the built in sound card for $129.


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