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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
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



Friday
Sep022016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Tailgating Tech

You know what season it is.....  Tailgating Season!

Rick is here with some of the latest tailgating tech and gadgets. Don't show up at your tailgate without the latest tech.

Have a listen:


1.  GoSun Solar Powered Grills
www.gosunstove.com

Cook a meal in 20 minutes, reaching temperatures up to 550°F (290°C), with the GoSun Sport Solar Powered Grill even under cloudy skies. GoSun Sport is the next evolution in fuel-free cooking. No messy charcoal. No dangerous fires. No more lung clogging smoke. Kids love how it works. It also doesn't take up much space. It sets up in seconds and folds into a slim package. The Sport Solar's tubular design converts nearly 80% of all sunlight entering it’s reflectors into useable heat. It includes a durable borosilicate, vacuum tube oven, two anodized aluminum, parabolic reflectors that fold to protect the tube, a stainless steel cooking tray, a scrubby cleaning tool and stainless steel carrying handles. The Sport cooks everything from meat to vegetable
 

2. GABOSS Inflatable Waterproof Lounger

Under $40

Whether you're camping in the woods, listening to music at a festival, or just hanging out in your own backyard, it's hard to enjoy your time outside if you're uncomfortable. On the flipside, it's easy to spend a lot of money trying to find that comfort. You might invest in patio furniture, pool rafts, folding tailgating chairs and sleeping bags.

Or instead of buying all that stuff, you can buy one product that does it all. Inflatable lounge chairs are a versatile solution to this costly problem. They float so you can bring them in the pool but they'd also be a great addition to your home's bonus room. And since you can lie down in these cushiony seats, they are great for staring up at the sky to stargaze or watch firework shows.

Quick Inflation -Only one hole, Inflatable faster than the two-holes inflatable sofa; No Air Pump Needed: - Materials of our inflatable lounger are lightweight and durable nylon fabric. In a windy day, it can be inflated after you run a few steps against wind no more than 10 seconds, it do not need any inflator tools and can hold upwards of 400 lbs. Comes in different colors.

Link to video of lounger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgQlKbDFvPU

 


3. Mighty Mug - The Mug that Won't Tip Over

www.themightymug.com

No more spills at your tailgate with the Mighty Mug as it is the world's only travel mug powered by an innovative and patented Smartgrip Technology. Simply place Mighty Mug down on your desk and it creates a powerful airlock which allows Mighty Mug to resist accidental knocks to help avoid spills. When you lift Mighty Mug the pressure is instantly normalized allowing the airlock to release and Mighty Mug to lift naturally. You need to try it to believe it. Perfect for those high traffic areas at your next tailgate. The Mighty Mug retails for $19.99.
 

4. Reactorz Line Of Balls And Discs
www.COOP-Sports.com

These objects delivers a burst of light at your tailgate with every touch, tap, throw and kick. COOP Sports not only offers many ways for kids to get outside and move, they also offer a way for adults and kids to have a blast at any tailgate. The new line of Reactorz are made with Reactive Light Technology, so a kicked soccer ball or a tossed football becomes illuminated on contact. Like Isaac Newton’s law of motion, for every action – toss, throw, kick – there’s an equal and quite bright reaction when kids play with one of eight Reactorz products. From regulation-sized basketball and soccer to football (throws just like a real, regular football!) and disc, these are sporting goods are priced at an affordable $5.99 to $19.99.
 

5. Drift Innovation Compass Camera

www.us.driftinnovation.com

Keep track of all the shennigans before, during and after the big game with the new Compass camera. Drift Innovation is advancing wearable technology with its new Compass camera. Weighing just 1 oz and the size of an Apple Watch screen, the Compass is designed to bring live blogging to the mainstream. The versatile Compass is tiny but it packs a punch, including the ability to shoot 1080p HD video up to 2 hours, 8MP photos, time lapse feature, WiFi connectivity, 32GB microSD slot & 10GB free cloud storage. The Compass is the most affordable ($129.99 MSRP) and it goes and works anywhere as most powerful camera of its size on the market. Paired with a free iOS/Android app, Compass users can livestream their adventures in crystal-clear HD. Can also be used on a dashboard or clip to an article of clothing. The perfect way to save all of those pre and post game moments.
 
Enjoy your next tailgate!

Thursday
May262016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Omni Bedford Springs and Grilling Gadgets

Rick is Pennsylvania this week... kind of Western Pennsylvania as he was in Pittsburgh and then Bedford, PA at the historic, Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa. A great resort that has been around for over 2 centuries. 12 Presidents have visited the resort and President James Buchanan came here for 40 years and made it his Summer White House.  Great golf, relaxing and hot springs in the Allegheny Mountains.
 
See more: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/bedford-springs



With Memorial Day weekend here, Rick and Sully look at some grilling and BBQ tech.

 
Have a listen and see the show notes below:

 


1.  Flexible Skewers

From a company called Fire-Wire

Flexible Skewers ($10): These extra long skewers fit twice the amount of food as normal skewers. They also bend, which allows you to marinate your kebabs after they’ve been skewered.

 


2.  Outset Chicken Drumstick Roaster

Barbecue season will soon be in full swing. And if drumsticks are on your must-grill list, try Outset’s chicken drumstick roaster ($25) that will take away the hassle of constantly flipping your meat. The nonstick contraption can roast up to 16 drumsticks at once. Use it in the oven once the weather cools down. Find it at Chapters Indigo stores or various spots online.


 
3.  Thermacell Mosquito lantern

It doesn't matter where yoyu live in this country, be it the Pacific Northwest, the South  or even Midatlantic or Midwest regions, there is one problem just about every faces each spring and summer. That problem would be mosquitos and other insects that bite.

So an introduction to Thermacell and their all encompassing line of mosquito repelling lanterns, torches and repellers is necessary. Thermacell does something no one else does and that is use their technology to put a repellant that is a copy of the insecticide produced by chrysanthemums in their products. It proves to be 90% effective and welcome relief to those looking to spend an afternoon or evening outdoors with family, friends or a good book.

Thermacell says a latern will cover a 225-square feet area at up to four hours per mat or 12 hours for a refill kit. A Thermacell latern is not only more effective, but it is safer than using citronella candles.
Prices for lanterns start around $30.

 

4. 2016 Fuego Element F21C Carbon Steel Propane

A grill founded by a former Apple employee...

    Designed in California by former Apple Chief Designer Robert Brunner and winner of Vesta’s Best Gas BBQ & Spark Design Award
    Reaching temps of 500F in just 5 mins with overall range of 250F-650F
    15lb porcelain-enamel cast iron grate providing massive heat sink producing amazing sear marks
    Compact 21″ x 21″ footprint, perfect for small patio/balcony
    346 sq. in. cooking surface with ability to grill 12 quarter-pound (4 1/2″ Dia.) burgers, enough space for a family of four
    Featuring hinged tank storage access door, easy roll mobility, built-in lid thermometer & easy clean residue tray
    New and improved push button ignition system
    Assembly time of less than 30 mins with the use of only 14 screws
    21,000 BTU/hr. burner system good for over 50 (20 minute) cooking cycles from a standard 20lb propane tank
$299 at www.fuegoliving.com