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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
Jul072018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Community Ride-Share Scooters and Bikes

Community-share scooters, bikes and transports are all the rage!

Rick and Sully seem to mention them every week. But this week, that is the focus and they go more in depth on what you may soon find as "short hop" options on your streets or neighborhoods.

Have a listen to see how you can use these services and how the trend is growing.



1.  Bird
www.bird.co

The Bird system of dockless, electric, lightweight scooters is taking off in Atlanta as a means of travel that link commuters between transit and home—or to anywhere too far to walk, or too close to drive, to. It’s the California-based company’s first foray into the Southeast.

Initially, Atlantans have found Birds in Midtown, Tech Square, downtown, and south of Interstate 20 in West End, but it's speading even more than that as we are now in Summer.

Taking Bird “vehicles” is an app-based endeavor that costs $1 to start each ride, then 15 cents per minute afterwards.

Bird employees begin tracking them down, charging, and storing them overnight at 8 p.m. The scooters are returned to “nests” at 7 a.m. the following day.

Typically, three Birds roost at each nest. Some property owners agree to host more more, however.
Helmets (like drivers licenses) are required by law and are provided by Bird upon request. Each scooter’s scootin’ capabilities are capped at 15 mph, and they’ll fly about 15 miles per charge. Scooting about ATL for anyone under 18 years old is a no-no.

The company has pledged to remit $1 per scooter, per day, to city governments to help build permanent bike lanes, maintain infrastructure, and promote safety. Per Bird’s estimation, 40 percent of U.S. car trips are less than two miles long.
 


2.  Muving
www.muvingusa.com

Muving, an electric scooter company based in Spain, launched 75 scooters in Midtown around June 15. Riders can reserve and use a scooter through the Muving app but must have a drivers license and be at least 18 years old. The scooters can travel up to 45 miles and can reach speeds of 30 MPH.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber helped bring the company to the City of Atlanta, which has been supportive of the project. While the city has not passed any requirements yet dealing with shareable “dockless mobility devices,” they have drafted an ordinance, which Muving is working to follow. Unlike the Bird electric scooters that have taken over the city, Muving’s bikes cannot simply be parked on the street.
Rides cost 35 cents per minute or 15 cents per minute when the scooter is in standby mode. The scooters are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, but if they are well received, they could end up running 24/7.

3. Relay Bike Share
www.relaybikeshare.com

Relay Bike Share has grown to include more than 500 bikes at 60-plus stations spanning from West End to Buckhead’s PATH 400.
The rentable sky-blue bikes have become ubiquitous around Atlanta. Try one!
 


4. Ofo Dockless Bikes
www.ofo.com

Ofo, founded in China in 2014, secured a business license with the city and launched in Midtown, Little Five Points, Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward last Wednesday.

Company representatives said pricing will be $1 to start a ride and an additional $1 for every half hour ridden. Ofo will also be testing out a new drop-off model in Atlanta where the company is partnering with local businesses. Users will be required to start a trip and end a trip on the private property of one of those designated businesses.

 
5.  Uber and Lyft not far behind

Ride-hailing company Uber announced an agreement to acquire JUMP Bikes, “an electronic, dockless bike-sharing service,” giving Uber access to its 12,000 GPS-enabled bikes in 40 cities across six countries.
Lyft - has recently bought one of the one of the biggest bike-sharing companies in the US - Motivate
Motivate accounts for about 80 percent of bike-share trips in the US, also operates networks in Chicago; Boston; Washington, DC; Portland, Oregon; Columbus; and Minneapolis.
 

6. Product to get... to be safe...  for all these bikes and scooters... Morpher Folding Helmet
It folds as you squash it in from both sides – the Morpher packs down far smaller, making it a better option for those who really want to save on space in their bag. Make sure you opt for the version of the Morpher that meets your local safety standards if you order online. a little over $100, buy on morpherhelmet.com


 


Saturday
Jun302018

Limpert Tech for 6/30/18 on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Running and Peachtree RR Tech

The 4th of July marks the running of the biggest 10K in the world... The Peachtree Road Race
The 49th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. It will be broadcast live in the Atlanta metro-area on WXIA-TV.  A tape-delayed broadcast will air on NBC Sports at 8 p.m. that evening. For more information, visit www.peachtreeroadrace.org.
You'll see all sorts of gadgets being used by runners in the Peachtree and runners in general. 
Rick and Sully talk about some cool and useful running gadgets and tech.
Have a listen:
1.  Cleer Earphones and Headphones
Why Cleer?
    Cleer ironless driver technology shuns the common, soft iron pole piece in favor of a ringed assembly of rare-earth magnets delivering: a perfectly-focused magnetic field, high-excursion with optimized voice-coil control, and exceptionally low distortion. The result is expressive and composed wide-band frequency response.
    Enjoying music to the fullest, ideally in a quiet and still background is not always easy nor realistic, especially when living life on-the-go. Enter Cleer hybrid noise canceling technology developed to deliver class-leading noise canceling capability along with superb audio response for immersive listening anytime and anywhere.
Rick has been tryimg the Cleer Edge Pulse and it's been wonderful. Cller makes earphones that are great for running and working out. There is also a heart-rate monitor built in.
 
2. Mizuno's exclusive Peachtree Road Race Shoe

Availalable in Atlanta, Mizuno makes a 2018 Limited Edition Peachtree custom shoe, although any of Mizuno's running shoes are great for pounding the pavement.
Inspired by the American flag first knitted by Betsy Ross, the design embodies a patriotic red, white and blue theme featuring the iconic race badge, and is the first release of WAVEKNIT® in the U.S. market.
Available at running specialty stores in the Atlanta area, the Mizuno Experience Center and online at MizunoUSA.com.
 
3. FlipBelt - $30

Ultimate stash belt for all your run-tech
The FlipBelt isn’t like a fanny pack with all its adjustable straps and buckles, it sits flush against your skin so that you don’t have to worry about it bouncing around. And the lack of zips or latches means there’s no chafing, and assuming you get the correct size – there are five to choose from, ranging from a 23- to 41-inch waist – it won’t ride up either.
You can even get water bottles designed to fit inside the belt and more.
 
4. Runvi Smart Insoles
On Kickstarter, order your pair now for the Fall
The wearable in-shoe sensor will provide a treasure trove of data and performance metrics for our running-crazed society. According to a statement from NWTNLabs, the insoles will combine “training science and leading-edge sensor and AI technology” to make it one of the most powerful fitness tracking and running apps on the market. But most importantly, according to NWTNLabs, the product doesn’t feature any bulky, visible clip-on gadgets.
 
5. Alchemi Labs Hats

Prices range $32 - $39 - www.alchemilabs.com
Alchemi Labs has created a one of a kind, ultimate sun protecting line of hats! Made from the same materials used by the space industry to protect astronauts from solar rays (!!!),  Alchemi Labs' hats are made of radiant barrier technology creating maximum sun protection. Used by athletes such as ultrathoners, beach lovers and everything in between, these hats are ideal for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Alchemi Labs' hats feature:
Radiant barrier technology born from the space industry!
Blocks 99.8% of skin damaging UV rays!
Reflects up to 80% of the sun’s heat waves!
Moisture wicking sweatband and aggressive ventilation aids in cooling!
Used by professional distance runners, beach lovers, gardeners, outdoor adventure seekers and more!
Unisex and 4 styles to choose from!
Designed to be the most protective sun hat on the market!
 
6. MYNT ES  Bluetooth Tracker - $15

Runners lose things, so how about a $15 Bluetooth tracker that actually works. Keep in your gym bag, attach to your keys or anything else you might lose.
Mynt ES brings the best of the Mynt Tracker with a new design, more sound and a lower price. $15 is about right for a Bluetooth tracker. Advances in AI and connectivity improvements have been made that simplify operation and offer a better overall experience..
Mynt’s smartphone app works with the smartphone’s GPS, keeping a record of the frequently-visited locations. If a user activates the search function, the app displays the item’s location on a map that is easy to read. The secret here may be a new Bluetooth inner chip that appears to be more durable and provides a secure connection between device and smartphone. A new generation of embedded anti-loss algorithms enable the Mynt ES to achieve 99 percent search accuracy indoors and outside.That's much better than any other tracker near this price point.
 

Saturday
May262018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Outdoor and Lawn Games Go High Tech

Heading outside for Memorial Day Weekend? Maybe to the beach of a BBQ?

Rick and Sully talk about some outdoor lawn/party/beach games to keep your whole crew entertained.
Outdoors sports games are at $4 Billion business in the US each year

What are we playing?


Have a listen to Rick and Sully:

1.  All Weather and Light Up Cornhole
$229

Enjoy a round of corn toss anyplace, day or night, using our portable All-weather Corn Toss Game with light kit. This fun, family game includes two regulation-size target boards made from UV-resistant, rugged molded plastic.
    Boards feature folding legs that create storage for eight all-weather red and blue beanbags (included), plus convenient carrying handles
    Easy-to-install light kit illuminates the board from underneath for nighttime play
    Plugs into any standard outlet
 

2. Rollors
https://rollors.com/

A new summer addiction is here with the backyard hit Rollors. Played like a mix between two favorites, Rollors combines elements of Bocci Ball and Horseshoes. The entire family will love how the competitive fun will bring the whole family together. It's a great way to keep moving and outdoors this summer. Retail: $49.95
 

3. GlowCitys LED Light Up Volleyball
$22.95 on Amazon


This NEW light up volleyball is so much fun! Battery powered, uses an extremely bright LED light which illuminates entire panels from the inside of the volleyball. Great for parties at the beach and night events! This ball really is very bright at night and can easily be seen from far away. Makes for the perfect night game. The smart LED light is impact activated and will remain on while in play. If the ball does not move for over 60 seconds it will automatically shut off the lights, saving battery life. Batteries are easily replaceable, uses 3 AG13 button cell batteries, and can be used over and over again. Much brighter than glow in the dark volleyballs. Makes a great unique gift idea, and sure to be a hit at the next party!
 

4.  Quarterback Toss Game
$59.99 on Amazon

Channel your inner Tom Brady or Matt Ryan and get ready for football season.
This may not be one of the most portable games but is one of the best ones! You can play 4 games in 1 with this and is challenging but simple all in 1.  This game is not just a football skills test, it can be a fun and challenging beach game for adults.
 

5. Tiki Toss Deluxe - The Original Hook and Ring Game
$39.99   
www.playtikitoss.com

It doesn't get more simple than a classic hook and ring game.
Bring this classic Island hook-and-ring game home and enjoy endless fun while testing your skills. Great fun for all ages. Crafted from 100% Bamboo, big up the environment & post indoors or out. Get hooked up in a few minutes, all hardware and easy setup instructions included.
 

6. Pineapple Bowling

Now this is serious outdoor fun! Available on Amazon.

It's time to rock 'n' bowl with a Pineapple Bowling Game! In this kids' bowling game, simply take the ball and pins and set them up for a strike! The plastic bowling ball is printed to resemble a coconut. The plastic pins are shaped like yellow pineapples and have flat, solid bottoms to keep them standing up — until you bowl them over, that is! This Pineapple Bowling Game is perfect for all your summer occasions like luaus and pool parties!

Pineapple Bowling Game includes:

    10 bowling pins, 1 3/4in wide at base x 9 1/2in tall
    2 bowling balls, 5in diameter
 

 

Rick and Sully also talk some Bird.

Saturday
May122018

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

Looking for something for that new Grad!

High are some great gadget and tech gift ideas for this important life event!... Graduation

Rick and Sully say Congraduations! Don't come to the commencement empty-handed.  Have a listen:



1. ROWENTA Fresh 180° Tower Fan
$129
www.rowentausa.com

What new grad or college student doesn't need a quality fan?
Self- adjusted temperature and small footprint provides the perfect ambient temperature and less space than other tower fans on the market.
 - Innovative 180-degree oscillation
 -Extra-large air grid
- High air speed, 3 adjustable settings
 

2. Smartenna+
www.channelmaster.com

The World's Smartest Indoor TV Antenna
 - Save on those pesky cable and satellite bills
SMARTenna+ is an amplified, maximum-range indoor TV antenna that houses seven different "virtual" TV antennas inside a single device. The internal processor analyzes the TV signals and automatically selects the best reception pattern to deliver the maximum number of channels and the best signal quality. It's the world's smartest indoor TV antenna and a breakthrough in quality and convenience for consumers.
 


3. Epson Expression XP-5100 Printer
www.epson.com
$119.99

The wireless all-in-one-printer with convenient, time-saving features.

Packed with convenient features, the Expression Home XP-5100 Small-in-One printer is perfect for your family’s everyday printing needs. Save time and paper with fast print speeds and auto 2-sided printing. Plus, easily create personalized projects right from your own desktop. The printer’s large, 150-sheet-capacity paper tray means you’ll reload paper less often. And, the hi-res 2.4" color LCD makes setup and navigation simple. With complete wireless connectivity, you can print from virtually anywhere, with or without a network — even from your tablet or smartphone. You can also use the built-in card slot to print borderless photos, PC-free.
        3-in-1: Wireless | Print | Copy | Scan | Photo
 

4. ROCCAT Horde AIMO Keyboard
www.roccat.org   $89.99

A powerful and easy to use keyboard, not just for gamers.
ROCCAT has unveiled their newest and most innovative keyboard the Horde AIMO. Featuring unique Membranical® keys which combine the strengths of mechanical and membrane keys, it also boasts quick-fire macro keys, a configurable Tuning Wheel plus multi-zone RGB illumination customizable in 16.8 million colors, making it the most feature-rich rubber dome keyboard on the market.
 

5.  Zoom H1N recorder
A handy voice recorder $119.99
www.zoom-na.com

Creators everywhere are using Zoom Handy Recorders to capture sound and sample audio like never before.
The new H1n is the ultimate take-anywhere recorder for every creator’s gear bag.
Also great for students...

Record anywhere...

The H1n's X/Y microphones capture high-quality stereo sound, supporting up to 24-bit audio at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz in WAV and various MP3 formats.  One-touch button controls make it simple to record songs, audio-for-film, lectures, podcasting, and more. And its new monochromatic 1.25” LCD display is easy to read even in the brightest lighting conditions.
 

Saturday
Aug262017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - New Tailgating Tech

Go team!

Before the big game, you need to "Win the Tailgate"


Rick and Sully discuss how that is done as football season is here!
 
Have a listen:


 


1. BBQ Guru

www.bbqguru.com

The most advanced high-tech BBQ accessory to hit the market. The CyberQ Cloud is the newest must-have temperature control device that is going to give you the ultimate barbecue experience and will be your new secret weapon for cooking delicious meals every time, especially at tailgates. You can get distracted at tailgates, so CyberQ Cloud’s cutting-edge technology makes outdoor cooking easier than ever before. BBQ Guru’s high-tech control helps solve the two most common problems of cooking outdoors by automatically controlling your cooking temperature and consistently tracking your food temperatures. With built-in food ready alarms, voice control activation, and automatic oven-like control for your smoker, the CyberQ Cloud does the work for you and eliminates the guesswork of knowing when your food is done. Hook up your CyberQ Cloud to your grill, set your desired temperature, and, almost like magic, it consistently maintains your target temperature. This means you and your fellow football fans can finally say goodbye to tough, chewy, and dried out meat. Also with "Alexa" integration. Available for most grills starting around $200.
 

2. OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

www.owcdigital.com

Keep everything charged and all your devices connected at your tailgate with an amazing 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock brings exceptional connectivity to Thunderbolt 3 laptops and computers through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering unprecedented power and speed to laptops and other devices. Stay connected at your tailgate with this monster dock. Also invaluable for your home or office for $299. Remember, more ports equals more fun!


3. The Curious Creamery

www.thecuriouscreamery.com

Fresh "boozy" ice cream, right at your tailgate. The Curious Creamery allows you to make delicious, gourmet ice cream on the fly without using an ice cream maker. You start with a $1.99 starter pack of your choice and in minutes you have a tasty treat that's gluten free, lactose free, preservative free, high fructose corn syrup free and more. Choose from the Ice Cream Mix, the Ice Cream Cake Mix, or the Alcoholic Ice Cream Mix. Try all the flavors!
 

4. Copper Chef Grill Mats

www.copperchefgrillmat.com

We've previously talked about Copper Chef pots and pans... now the grill mats
I've talked about Copper Chef pots and pans in the past, but their Grill Mats are a tailgater's best friend. at 15.75" x 13", these reversible and reusable grill mats reduce burning flare ups. Your marinade or baste will stay on your food and nothing sticks to the mat. You also get perfect grill marks and they clean with ease. The food event tastes better. A no-brainer at $20.
 

5. ZizzyBee’s Washable Bags

www.zizzybeebags.com

They come in bright colors and stylish patterns that make organizing so fun, your fellow tailgaters will be amazed. They’re made in several sizes to hold everything that needs holding. Need to organize your utensils, matches, spices and condiments? ZizzyBee bags will do it.
They come in:
    Mix 3-pack - This popular pack comes with 2 large bags 12” by 12” bags and 1 small 9” by 9” bag. It’s not only great for busy parents, but for teachers so they can organize their classrooms. Buy some for your teacher and you might get extra credit!
    Large 3-pack - This set of 3, 12” by 12” bags is perfect for organizing all your school supplies: crayons, pens, art supplies, paper. You can pick 3 matching bags or 3 different colors.
    Dirty Laundry Bag – Perfect for dirty tailgate clothes. So lightweight (maybe too lightweight) they can bring a change of clothes anywhere.


6. iFork Interlocking Tableware

www.iFork.com

The people at iFork know technology and now they have "outkicked their coverage" with the new iCup and iPlate, as they are intelligently designed to securely fit together. The utensils click into place on either side of the plate and the cup slides in underneath, leaving diners a free hand to eat, wave, or "high-five" with others. Sets start at $20.
 


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