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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
Apr292018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - South Carolina Tech

Rick recently spent a week touring around the state of South Carolina checking out some under the radar places and some tech angles..

South Carolina is widely known as the Palmetto State in honor of our state tree, the Palmetto. However, they were once known as the Iodine State. The state has many other colorful nicknames as well, including many for SC cities and towns.



What did Rick see and do? Rick and Sully discuss:

 

1.  South Carolina's Distilleries and Cideries
http://carolinamoondistillery.com/

Carolina Moon is one example
Modernizing old moonshine equipment and turning out the classic taste of 'shine!


 
Windy Hill Orchard in York SC is an example of an area rallying around a cider
http://windyhillorchard.com/

Open every fall from Mid August until Christmas we offer visitors, Award Winning Hard Ciders, Pick Your Own Apples, Fresh Pressed Apple Cider, Fresh Made Apple Products, and much much more.


2.  The Wild Turkey and and Wild Turkey Winchester Museum
http://www.nwtf.org/about/hunting-heritage-center/wild-turkey-center

The Wild Turkey is one of only two birds native to North America to have been domesticated. Wild Turkeys are very good fliers. Even though they fly relatively close to the ground and only for short distances, they canreach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour!


In Edgefield, SC, you will find The Wild Turkey Center, and what is really a celebration of the Wild Turkey.
Admission: Adults: $5
Youth (ages 3 to 17): $2
Children under 2: free

See such tech-infused exhibits like:
The world’s largest turkey call: Visitors can step into this oversized box call and learn how to make different types of wild turkey sounds.
A helicopter simulator: Sit in a retired USDA Forest Service helicopter and go along on a controlled burn expedition.
Shooting simulator: This arcade-style shooting game is fun for the young and young at heart!
3D wild turkey dioramas: This isn’t the shoebox stories of elementary school. See artist renderings and taxidermy of the five wild turkey subspecies and the ocellated species in their natural habitats.

 

3.  Dairy Industry
Dairy farms found in all but seven counties in South Carolina, making it a multi-million dollar industry for our state.

4. Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site
www.mayshousemuseum.org

Atlantans will love this...
This attraction is dedicated to the life of Benjamin Mays, a respected Civil Rights leader. Many historians believe that if it weren’t for Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, the world might never have known about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death on the horizon, this is a must stop to learn more about the man Dr. King called, “his greatest mentor”.  

There are images, some interactive exhibits and a great number of books and artifacts.
237 N Hospital St, Greenwood, SC



5. The Topiaries of Greenwood and SC Festival of Flowers


http://scfestivalofflowers.org/calendar/2017/6/1/signature-topiary-display

Lots of care and some technology in creating beautiful topiaries for the SC Festival of Flowers starting June 1.
You’ll see 46 topiaries displayed around the Square, at the County Library, and at the Farmers Market. The whimsical horticultural creations showcase the Uptown Greenwood area during the SC Festival of Flowers.
Each topiary has been adopted by an organization and is sponsored by a separate organization.  Come see for yourself and stroll our Uptown Square day or night.
 

6. Rock Hill SC - Velodrome
http://www.cityofrockhill.com/departments/parks-recreation-tourism/parks-facilities/giordana-velodrome

One of only about 30 velodromes left in the US.

The 250m world-class Giordana Velodrome is part of the Rock Hill Outdoor Center at Riverwalk. The facility, owned and operated by the City of Rock Hill, has hosted national and regional caliber races along with several special events and outreach programs.

At the Giordana Velodrome, cyclists can find their home base for training and development. This year-round facility offers programs for cyclists of all stages and ages, providing equipment and instruction. A certification process is required of all cyclists, regardless of cycling ability, before riding on the track.

The Giordana Velodrome also serves as a gathering place for a variety of non cycling activities and special events. Giordana is the sponsor of the Giordana Velodrome. Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates and Carolinas HealthCare System are Founding Partners of the Giordana Velodrome.
Onsite, there is also a BMX area and criterium track
 

Saturday
Feb032018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Tech from 2018 Surf Expo

It's been a cold and Icy winter in Atlanta, but Rick is here to warm things up.

He saw everything "sun and fun" at the Surf Expo in Orlando , which wrapped up last weekend.

What were some of Rick's Picks from the Surf Expo?

Have a listen:



1. 4 Ocean Bracelets
www.4Ocean.com

4Ocean has made it their mission to preserve our oceans by removing ocean trash through the purchase of their recycled bracelets. This is the promise to their customers: Remove one pound of trash from the ocean for every bracelet sold.  Just $20.
4Ocean has three different clean up methods that drive their growing trash removal:
•         The daily offshore/intracoastal cleanups led by their 7 full time captains with 4 boats out on the water every single day
•         Beach cleanups hosted worldwide
•         Working with other cleanup organizations across the world

4Ocean 2017 Milestones:
•         Removed over 250,000 pounds of trash from the ocean
•         Expanded from 2 employees to over 40
•         Hosted cleanups in 16 countries
 

2.  Body Glove Crusader
www.bodyglove.com

 
A huge stand up paddleboard.
There is no end to the SUP craze and that is a good thing. At the show, Body Glove debuted their Body Glove Crusader, a 15-foot long, 66-inch wide paddleboard, 6 inches thick, weighing 76lbs, with a max capacity of 1000lbs, good for 4-6 people. This looks like a lot of fun and will be available hopefully for summer.
 

3. Shark Eyes
www.sharkeyesusa.com

Shark Eyes is the world’s most affordable visual shark deterrent. Shark attacks have been a big problem around the world in recent years. This is a sticker for all water users who want to minimize their risk of a shark attack. Developed, and endorsed by watermen and professionals who routinely encounter sharks in the wild, the Shark Eyes decal aims to fools the shark into thinking it’s been spotted, removing the element of surprise and deterring an attack. There are different sizes and prices start around $12. This is a simple idea and solution, but a no-brainer.
 

4. Kadan Swimwear
www.kadanswimwear.com


The story here is this beautiful swimwear line is designed, marketed and ran by an 18 year old.
Kelsey Caputo graduated from high school early and is now designing and promoting her own swimwear line.
The pieces reflect a coastal living that is fresh, laid-back and stylish. Pieces range from $75 to $120, and are on sale at boutique stores dotting the Florida Keys and online at www.kadanswimwear.com.  
The capsule collection offers five styles in calypso and baby blue. She envisioned beautiful women wearing her suits having fun and feeling confident when she conceived the idea and started designing.
 
“Every line tells a story,” explains Caputo, who graduated high school early to persue her designing interests. “Mine says elegant costal living for modern women.”
 



5. O2cool Products
www.o2-cool.com

Like the Mist 'N Sip
O2COOL’s patented Mist 'N Sip® products provide a unique combination all in one - Misting and Drinking. Mist cools you on the outside, while Sip cools you on the inside.™

The mist feature helps to cool you down on the outside while you stay hydrated on the inside.  We offer a wide selection of different drinking and bottle options to quench your fitness and outdoor thirst.
 

Saturday
Nov252017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Black Friday and Cyber Monday

You made it through Black Friday, but Cyber Monday is on the horizon.

Rick lets you know where the deals are!


Here's Rick and Sully



1.  myCharge products  50% off at Best Buy stores
Rick's favorite portable power devices
www.mycharge.com

myCharge enhances its battery chargers with unique features like built-in charging cables, wall prongs and wall outlets on some of its devices. Their batteries also have twelve layers of safety protection. For Black Friday, myCharge products will be 50% off at Best Buy November 19 – November 26. Make sure you check out my new favorite charger, the AdventureUltra, which is basically a portable wall outlet.


2. iPhone 8/8 Plus (with Activation) – FREE + $250 Gift Card at Target and Sprint with deals on phones and accessories, right in their stores

Deals on older iPhones, android phones and accessories

3. 50% off on adidas--- so Sully can stock up on track jackets
www.adidas.com

Black Friday deals..Save up to 50% on select hoodies, tracksuits, outerwear, footwear, accessories, graphic and ultimate tees.
 

4. Nighthawk Running LLC

You may be out for those early morning or afternoon runs and you need to be safe. Headlights and taillights for your running shoes. The Night Trek 270 Tactical Shoe Lights, $59.95, attach onto your laces, shining the path ahead and behind up to 30 feet. The ultra-lightweight LED lights run on rechargeable batteries that last three to five hours and make you visible from all sides. They’re rugged and water resistant.
Nighthawk is offering a 25% discount on purchases from Nov. 24 - 27 with the discount code CYBERTREK.



5. SCOTTeVest  - 30% off on just about everything
https://www.scottevest.com

Great vest and apparel to store all your gadgets and get through TSA!

6. Epson Printers

Have had a bevy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Rick has been testing the Epson Expression XP Photo 8500
Pro-quality photos from a fast, quiet, ultra slim all-in-one printer.
Print brilliant, professional-quality photos with the Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One printer. Offering fast, quiet performance in a sleek design, the XP-8500 produces borderless photos up to 8" x 10" with 6-color Claria® Photo HD Inks. Print 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 10 seconds1. Built-in USB and memory card slots2 make PC-free printing easy. The rear feed accommodates specialty media3, and there are dedicated photo and CD/DVD trays. Plus, individual inks mean you only replace the cartridge that runs out. And, with Epson’s Creative Print App, you can wirelessly print collages, stationery and more from your tablet or smartphone4.
Features:
        4-in-1 with Wi-Fi®: Print / Copy / Scan / Ultra HD Photo
        Ink: 6-color Claria® Photo HD inks
 

7.  News from Virgin Mobile
www.virginmobileusa.com


Each person who joins the Inner Circle by Virgin Mobile between Black Friday and Cyber Monday will receive a $200 Visa® Prepaid Card and Virgin Mobile will donate 200 meals to Feeding America® for each one of those new members. Virgin Mobile has already committed to donating more than 1.6 million meals through 2018 to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Saturday
Nov112017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - New Accessories for your Smartphone

The one device we have with us at all time is our smartphone. It's a phone, it's a camera, it's a recording device and a texting machine.



Whether you use an iPhone, Android (HTC, Samsung Galaxy or LG) there are accessories that can help us get the most out of our smartphones.

Rick and Sully take a look at some of the new accessories you can get for your smartphone.

Have a listen:


1.  GloLens
www.justfashionit.com

Selfie's made easy with illuminating lens that captures photos at a wide angle. The three setting light enhances selfies and takes them to another level! For just $22.
The 12 LED bulbs enhance every scene. Shooters can adjust up to three brightness levels. Choose rose gold, gold or silver. When combined with the U Speaker as a remote control for your phone, the GloLens makes your remote selfie the best ever!
    Includes Carrying case and USB Charging cable to recharge light.
    Fits most smartphones and tablets
“Where To Buy”?  go to  www.justfashionit.com

2.  U Speakers

again...  www.justfashionit.com   Pair with your smartphone for great sound.
U Speakers, tiny but powerful and beautiful speakers can amplify music from your device! You can see them here in my attached press release. Perfect for college kids or millenials  or anyone who is so hard to buy for!
Features:
Coin size
Unbelievable sound
Trendy colors
Modern finish  
Selfie remote control
Pairing option for surround sound experience

Choose from U Micro ($35) and U Mini ($45) wireless speakers in three on-trend colors. Fashionit proudly boasts they are “the world’s smallest speakers with the world’s best sound!” Beyond its fabulous sound quality, they can be used as a remote control to snap selfies from a smartphone! Give the look-ma no-hands ability to peeps who love to pose solo or with the gang. The wireless speakers continue the trend of doing more tasks while taking up less space. The good-looking design shines in buffed metallic tones of rose, gold or black.
These are brand new, on their way to stores now.
 
 

3. MEEM Memory Cable

www.meemmemory.com

Premium backup device charges and automatically stores photos, videos, contacts and more to the cable itself every time you charge. Starting at just $59.
•       Patented device allows users to back up any smartphone or tablet directly onto MEEM cable
•       PIN security ensures third parties will not be able to access owner’s data if the cable is borrowed or lost
•       Features the ability to back up 3 devices to one cable for unmatched versatility
•       Capable of up to 2.8 amps of charging power
•       App allows users to easily see and manage all of their stored data
•       Eliminates cloud subscription fees and costs associated with other storage solutions for more value to the customer
•       Available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB for iOS and 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB for Android
•       1 year international warranty included
Available at: meemmemory.com, bestbuy.com, Amazon.com, inmotionstores.com
 

4. Moshi products for iPhone X
www.moshi.com

Moshi unveiled its premium line of iPhone accessories: the "Elements Evolved" collection. The iPhone X screen repair will reportedly cost $279. Moshi's line includes everything you need to stylishly protect the limited edition iPhone—including a variety of chic, durable cases and scratch-proof screen glass protectors fit for Apple's latest iPhone generation.
Includes Military-grade protection and sleek designs as the iPhone continues to evolve. One of the most talked about evolutions of the latest iPhone generation is the introduction of wireless charging. Moshi's new cases replicate the refined look and feel of glass and metal while still providing wireless charging support.

One of Rick's favorites... AirFoil Glass:
AirFoil Glass is an extremely durable, shock-proof and scratch-resistant glass screen protector, created using atomically-strengthened glass. At a mere 0.3 mm thin, AirFoil Glass will protect your screen without compromising on clarity or touch sensitivity, and virtually disappears with the top of your device. AirFoil Glass is $30.
 

5. Catalyst Waterproof covers and cases

https://www.catalystcase.com/collections/new-products-2

Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, today introduces the waterproof case for the new Apple Watch Series 3 at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York City.  Catalyst also presents new Impact Protection Cases for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus, a line of shock-proof protective cases that expands their portfolio beyond waterproof products and solutions. The designs bring a new level of impact protection increasing the drop specification to 9.9ft (3m).
The new Catalyst cases for 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 will be compatible with the new GPS + Cellular version of the device. “The Catalyst Apple Watch Case has been a consistent favorite among customers, so we’re excited we will have cases available in a few weeks,” said Catalyst CEO June Lai. “With the addition of LTE to the Apple Watch, our True Sound Acoustic technology that allows clear calls is a great feature for customers who want full protection and functionality with their device.”
The Impact Protection Cases for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus are available for pre-order, and provide a fresh, sleek design that showcases refinement in performance and style while offer protection.
 “We are always working to diversify our product line and meet a variety of lifestyle needs,” said Co-Founder and Chief Designer Josh Wright. “Catalyst products are made to fit our customer’s day to day adventure and enable them to use their devices without worry.  Over the last year we’ve added bold colors, styles and varied levels of protection in our product offerings. The Impact Protection Cases for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus are a game changer for us. This is the first in a new line of products that diversifies our offering and presents a lower cost, sleek case for those who may not need a water-tight solution but still require impact protection. Our customers have grown to expect the best quality from Catalyst and that’s exactly what we’re delivering with every new case as we extend our range of products.”
Catalyst is also previewing its Waterproof Cases for the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The cases are IP-68 to 33 feet (10 meters) and still the most protective, waterproof every day case in the world. The new Catalyst waterproof case is now available for pre-order and expected to ship in December for the 8 and 8 Plus and in January for the iPhone X.



6.  Busy Band ($13) - A dedicated pocket for your smartphone!
From Nod Products
https://www.nodproducts.com/busy-band/fitness-waistband/page

Introducing the new and improved Busy Band! A new model that combines a zipper-secured pocket and clear tech-pouch for easy smartphone use and visibility while enclosed, this handy design is available in Navy/ Orange and Black.
 



Saturday
Oct142017

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

Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy and costumes this Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the survey’s 11-year history.

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average of $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34, with more than 171 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities this year.

Rick and Sully scare up the latest Halloween Tech:

 

1.  AtmosFX - Projector and scenes to decorate your house

www.atmosfx.com

A couple years ago, I was excited to feature the AtmosFX projector and Halloween scenes on my Halloween tech TV and Radio segments. (FOX, CBS  and more) The response was overwhelming. When people see the possibilities, they are immediately drawn to what AtmosFX offers. Imagine, no more streamers, plastic pumpkins and tacky fake scarecrows.

Now I'm just as excited to feature what is new and improved for 2017.
Digital Decorating Kit has been updated for 2017, significantly improving an already simple and cost-effective way to digitally decorate. As the highest-quality standard-definition (SD) projector kit on the market, it packs everything you need to create stunningly original displays for Halloween, Christmas, and celebrations year round. It's easier to use, you get better definition and there are new scenes....
Halloween Scenes:

    Rise of the Wraiths, from Phantasms
    Face of Death, from Phantasms
    Dancing Dead, from Bone Chillers
    Gathering Ghouls, from Ghostly Apparitions
    Beckoning Beauty, from Ghostly Apparitions
    Zombie Swarm, from Zombie Invasion!
    Stalking Startlers, from Night Stalkers
    Howl at the Moon, from Tricks and Treats
    He's Alive, from Tricks and Treats
    Vampire's Snack, from Shades of Evil
    Evil Twins 1, from Macabre Manor
    Beyond the Grave, from Macabre Manor
AtmosFX Window Projection Material is made from a woven fabric that provides excellent contrast and light diffusion. It’s easy to set up, store and reuse.
 



2. Pyro Pets

A candle that when the wax melts, a spooky skeleton appears...  about $30

A sinister silhouette starts to emerge. Just a hint. A flickering shadow looming beneath the surface. Then, as the wax begins to melt, a menacing flame-scorched creature rears its demonic head, with sharpened teeth and fire blazing in its eyes.

Slowly but surely the cute geometric kitten exterior is eroded away and all that remains is a haunting metallic skeleton stood ominously in a pool of wax. So why not sit this malevolent moggie up on your mantelpiece and bring a little evil ambiance into your home.
 


3. CHAUVET DJ JAM Pack Emerald LED Strobe Light & Fog Machine Set w/IRC-6 Remote Control

$100 on Amazon

-Your very own strobe and fog machine...
    Package includes a fog machine, a UV wash/strobe combo light, power cord, external power supply adapter, IRC-6 Remote and mounting hardware
    Ready to use right out of the box; just add music
    Compact fog machine emits thick bursts of water-based fog to enhance any party
    Easy wireless control of the UV strobe with the included IRC-6 remote
    Trigger Auto and Sound modes from the IRC-6 remote
 


4.  Heelight


Have some fun, with this sound controlled light

Heelight, a breakthrough in the bulb industry. Heelight is the world’s most intelligent bulb that can hear the environment through a digital sound control. It disposes 30 different modes like Rhythm Mode and Candle Mode. It got 16 million RGB colors that can be used and adjusted according to your preferences. It's easy to use. Just by scanning the QR code you can operate on it remotely without Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Zigbee like traditional smarts bulbs.

Here is the link of Heelight’s partial fantastic modes on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSXxBD7XPn0&feature=youtu.be
 


5. Pressue Sensitive 'Screaming Doormat'

$12.95

Battery Operated.  Just place under your doormat
 Makes scary sounds when stepped on.
Just place it under your doormat!
Includes 2 "AA" batteries
Overall size 10 in x 14 in.

 

6.  BroBasket

www.thebrobasket.com

Looking for a "manly" gift to bring to that Halloween Party?
The BroBasket
What man would turn down a basket of whiskey samplers, cigars, chocolate… or beer? The founders of TheBroBasket know what men want to unwrap—that’s why their variety of bro-friendly baskets like Viva Tequila, A Bite of Bourbon, and the boozeless The Mini Junk Foodie are destined to paste a grin on any bro’s face.