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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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Saturday
Dec222018

LimpertTech with Sully on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Last Minute Gadget and Tech Ideas

You are among the millions of Americans that have waited until the last minute to either start or finish your holiday shopping!
If you've waiting and are stick, Rick and Sully are here to help. Have a listen:
 
Last Minute Gadget Gift Ideas
1.  Cases for your devices
Catalyst makes great cases for all of your devices like smartphones, tablets, etc.
Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, announced the 100% waterproof case for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max are available today, in time for the Holidays.  Waterproof cases for iPhone XR are available for and will be ready to ship after the New Year. The case offers the same industry-leading waterproof rating as the Catalyst case for the iPhone X, which boasts up to 33ft (10m) waterproof protection and 6.6ft (2m) drop protection.
They are also making cases for your AirPods.
 
2. Notebooks like Rocketbooks or Blu Notebooks
Reusable notebooks from Rocketbook
Blu Notebooks - notebooks that have a unique look of Blueprints
 
3. Wearables
Pick up a wearable deivice for that hard to buy for person on their list and let them have some fun with it. There are wearables from Fitbit, Misfit, Nike etc.
Also good for those looking to improve their fitness in the new year.
 
4. Chargers -  Solpro Helios Smart Solar Charger - it’s 40% off, only $35
HELIOS SMART™ - Meet the solar powered smart charger that goes wherever you go. The Helios Smart can charge up your smartphone after just 90 minutes soaking up the sun’s rays. It’s all possible thanks to the tri-fold solar panel array and three high-efficiency solar panels.
Plus, with two USB outputs and one USB input, it can take a charge from your laptop, desktop, or wall outlet. Get Helios Smart and get off the grid. All this lightweight booster needs to keep your devices charged is a quick suntan.
Fast Facts
In direct sunlight, Helios Smart collects enough solar energy for a 3X charge in 5 to 6 hours.
The dual USB ports let you charge two devices at once.
Maximum Power Point Tracking Technology (MPPT) boosts charging performance even in less-than-ideal conditions.
Charges: Smartphones, Tablets, Music Players, Handheld Video Game Systems, Cameras
 
5.  For Smartphone Camera Photographers - LitraTorch  $79

Tiny. Powerful. Rechargeable. Waterproof. Bright as a coastal lighthouse at full power. The LITRA LitraTorch Photo and Video light packs 800 lumens of light—that is 4x more light than my super-bright cycling headlight—in a tiny little package that can slip directly from your holiday stocking into your camera bag and easily satisfy dozens of artificial-illumination needs.
 
6. Coffee or Coffeeshop Gift Cards
There may be no more appreciated gift by those that love coffee, than coffee itself or a coffeeshop gift card... think Starbucks, Scooter's or your local coffee haven.
Maybe it's individual coffees like Grass Fed Coffee
 
Or Coffee companies that give back, like Fire Dept. Coffee
If there’s one thing we learned during our years in the military and fire service, it’s that a good cup of coffee and a well-timed jolt of caffeine are essential for long nights and high-octane lifestyles.
We also discovered that we had a true passion for roasting high-quality coffee beans, so we made it our mission to make great-tasting, easy-drinking coffee for hard working people everywhere.
It’s received the stamp of approval from firehouses, job sites, and offices all across the country.
We guarantee quality, so every batch of Fire Department Coffee is fresh roasted. You order. 
We roast. We deliver. It’s that simple.
** 10% of proceeds from every order goes towards supporting ill or injured firefighters and first responders. It’s great coffee for a great cause. Together, we’re helping take care of our nation’s heroes, one cup at a time.
Saturday
Nov242018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Kids Tech for the Holidays

Sully is off in Amsterdam this week, so Rick is joined by his longtime assistant and intern, Axel as they discuss some great holiday gift ideas for Kids and the little ones this holiday season.

From toys to science and math tech to drones and compuer-related items. Kids have it made these days.
They talk some of their favorites.

Have a listen:




Kid's Tech Gift Ideas

1.  KIBO robot kit, from KinderLab Robotics

A unique robot toy that engages even the youngest children in active STEM/STEAM Learning. With KIBO, 4-7 year olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life! KIBO kids' imaginations soar - all without requiring screen time!

Even if you've heard of KIBO before, there are a few new updates and add-ons that we have this year! This year there us a new activity center guidebook, 4 new module guides, a free throw extension and a marker extension set. http://kinderlabrobotics.com/ extensions-and-more/ and http://kinderlabrobotics.com/blog/press-releases/kinderlab-robotics-introduces-free-throw-extension-set-for-kibo-robot/.

Designed for open-ended play, KIBO lets kids make almost anything - a character from a story, a carousel, a dancer, a race car - anything the child can think of. They plan a coding sequence using the programmable wooden building blocks, scan their sequence with KIBO, press its button and watch their creation go!
When children build, code and decorate their own robot, they are learning invaluable skills that will lead them on the path for success in STEM/STEAM and future careers. Developed by Dr. Marina Bers after 20 years of child development research at Tufts University, KIBO is used in 54 countries and has been tested and approved by thousands of children and their caregivers.

KIBO is designed to teach children aged 4–7 to build, program, decorate, and bring their own robot to life without requiring any screentime. It serves as an open platform on which students can imagine and create their own robot. Students plan a coding sequence using the programmable wooden building blocks, scan their sequence with KIBO, press its button—and the robot comes alive.
 

2. Buddyphones
www.buddyphones.com


BUDDYPHONES WIRELESS WAVE
The world's only waterproof and wireless kids headphones, they also feature four distinct SafeAudio listening modes.  12 hours of battery life, starting at $49.99.

3. Octopus Watch V2
https://www.heyjoy.io/

Octopus Watch Motion Edition is the first icon-based watch that empowers kids by teaching good habits and the concept of time, while also encouraging them to stay active with its new fitness tracker. Kids are alerted by icons what they should be doing... creating good habits.
 


4. SparkChess
www.sparkchess.com

Something to do with family and friends over the holidays!

Keep the connection alive with family members around the globe with the age-old game of chess. The world’s first online chess game is here to deliver a first-class gaming experience to families and friends everywhere this holiday season. Grandparents and adults alike get the opportunity to teach the children of the family important strategy building techniques through the educational benefits that come along with this game.
Sparkchess is as accessible to experts as it is to novices, kids, and anyone else who wants to discover how enjoyable this ancient strategy board game really is. SparkChess is available in both free and premium versions, and delivers touchscreen chess online for Windows computers or Macs (Premium version: $14.99) as well as on an app for both Android and iOS users (Premium version: $6.99).
 

5.  Sphero products including...
Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen
    RRP: $299

Disney Cars Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top of the line racer that’s packed with personality. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before. Being a Piston Cup Champion, Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Watch him lean into hairpin turns and drift like a pro. Use the app to build racing strategy. When you're not training, kick back and relax by watching Disney Cars with Lightning while he reacts to the movie. This. Is. Lightning McQueen. Faster than fast, quicker than quick... The Sphero Ultimate Lightning Mcqueen Vehicle is lightning.
 

Animated eyes
Animatronic mouth
Emotive suspension, actions, and speech Connects to phone app where you can build racing strategy or unlock more tools to gain a competitive edge
Reacts to the movie Disney Pixars Cars when playing
Sphero offers a range of amazing products for kids. Prices vary, but you can feel confident that you're going to get fantastic quality from this robotics company.

Star Wars fans will love the app-controlled Sphero R2-D2 and Sphero BB-9E, while Disney fans will enjoy the Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen and the Sphero Spider-Man.

On the other hand, the Sphero Bolt and SPRK+ are both fun and educational, designed to inspire kids to learn to code, as is the pint-sized (and priced) Sphero Mini.

Sphero Mini
$49.99

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $25 IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
Product Description
Sphero Mini packs tons of fun into a tiny, app-enabled robotic ball. Drive, play games, learn to code, and more.
 

Sunday
May212017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Gadget Gifts for Grads

It's Graduation Season.

A time when student move from one grade to another or venture out into the working world with diplomas in hand.

Rick and Sully look at some tech gifts for grads.



1. Kensington Laptop Locking Station 2.0

www.kensington.com

More laptop protection and security is needed as thin laptops have become more difficult to secure due to their sleek platforms that don't allow for traditional security slots to engage a cable lock, such as the Macbook Pro. The Kensington Laptop Locking Station 2.0 addresses this challenge by delivering optimal security and functionality in a low-profile solution ideal for the desktop environment. A perfect device, whether in the dorm room, den or office. Adjustable security arms are located on each side of the locking station to accommodate thin laptops ranging from 11" to 15.6" in screen size. For initial installation, the user simply opens the laptop, then slides it between the arms into the station. Once the user adjusts the arms to the width of the device, they remove the laptop, and fix the arms into place for future use, with that laptop. The laptop can then be placed quickly and easily into the locking station and locked into place using the included MicroSaver® 2.0 Keyed Lock that inserts into the industry-standard Kensington Security Slot, located on the side of the locking station. Depending on included accessories, the Locking Station 2.0 starts at $89.99.


 

2. Kicker Bullfrog Jump Bluetooth Speaker

Bullfrog Jump, is what Kicker is calling an ‘outdoor’ speaker specifically for tailgating, camping, picnics, outdoor hoops, time at the lake, promoting music in the outdoors.
It streams music via Bluetooth, but it also features an FM tuner for listening to your fave local station or the local game. Twenty hr battery life, 100 ft Bluetooth antenna range, app for dialing in EQ or presetting FM stations. Definitely weatherproof.  Two Bullfrogs connect wirelessly for double the sound (using the app).
Kicker has been manufacturing car stereo and subwoofers since 1973 from Stillwater, as many of the 200 employees through the years are Oklahoma State Univ. grads, including our owner Mr. Steve Irby.  This ‘lifestyle’ audio piece is a newer venture, and they are excited.
 



3. The College Student First Aid Kit

www.collegefirstaidkit.com

High School is one thing, but now that your darling is off to college, they need a first aid kit. The College Student First Aid Kit was created by Beth Palmer Stewart, a Nurse Practitioner, with over 25 years of experience. Beth created a kit that is comprehensive, organized and affordable. With over 30 different medications, ointments, creams, drops, tools and wound care items. As a mom and nurse, Beth is  confident that this kit will help college students everywhere. The College Student First Aid Kit is created with students in mind. Two different kits are available starting at $59.95.
 

4. Pixie - Uses Augmented Reality Navigation, Signaling Technology and Location Engine to Give Every Day Physical Items a Digital Identity That Can Be Located Quickly Down to Inches

www.getpixie.com   Get 2 for $49.99

Students misplace house or car keys, books, backpacks, laptops and more.
More than half say that misplaced items regularly cause them to belate to work or school
Thanks to Pixie, and the launch of Pixie™ Points, the most advanced tracking solution on the market, we will soon be living in a world where lost and misplaced items are a thing of the past.
Unlike outdated Bluetooth trackers that rely on beeps to guide you to lost items, Pixie turns your phone into a magical augmented reality interface to actually SHOW you the location of misplaced objects Pixie is a game changer in location tracking technology thatmakes finding lost items fun, fast and frustration free.
 The app immediately says whether the item is close by and guides users to its location if further away.
 

5. IRISNotes Air 3 Digital Pen

- Note taking made easy  

Great for students, anyone taking notes or transcribing
$149.99
 Product Highlights
    Captures Handwritten Notes & Graphs
    Converts Notes into Editable Text
    Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
    Recognizes 30 Languages
Digitally store and edit handwritten notes with the IRISNotes Air 3 Digital Pen from IRIS. This pen captures handwritten notes thanks to its receiver, which picks up ultrasound and infrared signals from the pen and transmits them to your computer via USB or your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 LE where they can be converted into editable text and exported. 30 languages are supported, and the downloadable software learns over time to better recognize your handwriting.

When plugged into your computer via USB, the Air 3 functions as a pen-and-tablet control for your mouse. Pages up to A4/letter in size are supported. The pen and receiver are powered by internal lithium batteries that can be recharged via USB. The receiver lasts up to 16 hours on a charge while the pen lasts up to 60 hours. Up to 100 sheets of A4/letter-sized paper can be stored in the internal memory, and the pen takes a standard pen refill.

 

Friday
Feb062015

My Appearance on WGST's "The Sully Show" 2/6/15 - Valentine's Day Tech

Forget the flowers, the chocolate and the Teddy Bears,  Rick and Sully look at some hot tech gifts for Valentine's Day...  Let's see what Sully likes...

Rick and Sully talk Valentine's Day...

1.  Lenovo's new line of laptops

Does your loved one suffer from a laptop that won't boot, freezes up or takes 10 minutes to lead a webpage?

Rick is trying the Lenovo Thinkpad T540p right now and loves it.

Operating system: Windows OS
screen size: 15.6 inch
hard drive capacity: 500 GB drive
graphics processor: Intel GPU
weight: 5.3 pound
processor speed: 2.5 GHz CPU
Solid and fast performing and under $700



2. BSX Basix earbuds  -  they come in a special red color for Valentine's Day at a great price - $39.99

Noise-isolation earbuds with exclusive flat tangle-free cables ideal for sports and everyday activities.

 Specs:
    Features custom-tuned 8mm drivers for superior bass and crystal clear highs
    Tough aluminum housing protects vulnerable connection points for longevity of earbuds
    Exclusive, dual flatwire cabling is lightweight, flexible and tangle-free
    Gold plated 90 degree connectors compatible with Apple, Android, Windows Phone and other media devices that accept traditional 3.5mm headphone input
    Includes 3 custom size ear tips for secure fit during any activity
    Available in black and red or white and red colors
    Includes soft sided carrying case for portability

Available at: Bostonsoundworx.com, Amazon.com


 

3.  "The Pencil"
- digital bluetooth stylus from www.fiftythree.com
* Now in a special Gold edition

Pencil by FiftyThree is the most natural and expressive way to create on iPad. Advanced technology meets beautiful design to keep you in the flow, without needing to switch tools. With Surface Pressure, Erase, Blend, and adaptive Palm Rejection, Pencil puts creative possibility in your hands.
It’s the rare iPad stylus you can actually use like a pencil. One side draws, the other erases. It’s sophisticated enough to make sure your palm will never mark up your canvas or send your app going haywire. In other words, it’s just as easy to operate as the instrument it’s named after. That’s no small feat.

Each Pencil is milled from a single, solid piece of material. Graphite brushed aluminum model shown.
Also available in Walnut and Gold.  Best when used with the "Paper" app


 

4.  For the beer enthusiast

The Traveler Beer Co and Coney Island Brewing Co.

www.travelerbeer.com
www.coneyislandbeer.com

They offer products that are adorned with their unique logos for sale.
Everythng from pint glasses, to a high tech cooler, Tap handles,
 

 
5.  Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote

www.logitech.com

The most powerful, intuitive Harmony remote for entertainment and home control.
The 2.4” vibrant touchscreen makes it simple to access your list of Favorite channels, swipe and tap to change channels, adjust volume, fast-forward or rewind and get vibration feedback for no-look control.
Control your TV and more with this Logitech remote
Guys love their remotes and they will cherish this one.
 


*News story..

AT&T Ranks Highest in J.D. Power 2015 Wireless Customer Care Study

AT&T ranked highest in customer service, according to the latest J.D. Power study released today. In the 2015 Wireless Customer Care Full Service StudySM, Volume 1, AT&T outscored other full-service wireless providers for the overall customer service experience.

Approximately 6,500 U.S. wireless customers participated in the study and the period ranged from July to December 2014.
Since the beginning of 2015, AT&T has introduced new services to show our thanks to existing customers, including Rollover Data™ and a change to international long distance calling that gives customers unlimited calls from the U.S. to Mexico as part of the World Connect Value package.
 
Have a great Valentine's Day!