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Each week, Rick joins his buddy Sully to talk tech on the Limpert Tech "SullyCast on Radio 105.7, formerly TalkRadio 640 WGST

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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.

 

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

 

Sunday
Apr232017

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

Better sleep.  

We all want and need it.

Some shocking sleep statistics:
    50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder.
    48.0% report snoring.
    37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.
    4.7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month.

Have a listen:

 

Rick and Sully talk sleep tech this week.

1.  NOMAD 3 meter Cable
www.hellonomad.com

It's "no worries" as you now have a 3 meter charging cable to work with.  Sleep well, knowing your devices will be charged up as you sleep. With 3 meters, you caneven reach those "hard to get to" outlets. - One of Rick's Pet Peeves
- Built with military-grade materials like Kevlar and ballyistic nylon.
 


2.  The ILLUMY Sleep and Wake Mask

- Beat Jet Lag Blues With ILLUMY Sleep and Wake Mask

A comfortable sleep mask that uses gently dimming light to help you fall asleep and a soft, brightening light to slowly wake you up naturally, the enhanced technology of this dependable device lulls you to sleep while preparing your mind for a productive day each morning.
If you’re traveling between time zones, pack the ILLUMY Sleep and Wake Mask’s included travel case to keep your mask in perfect condition and never lose your accessories while up in the sky. As an added bonus, the mobile programming app allows you to set your mask to your destination’s local time zone, so you’ll be on your way to getting acclimated for your adventure!
- Get the Perfect Sleep Cycle: Blocking out all light, this mask helps you obtain that much needed eight hours every night. With gentle pulsing light, it slows down your fast-paced mind so you can get the rest you deserve.
- Sleep Mode: Control ILLUMY with a simple touch of a button on your phone. Download the app for free.
 
Don’t let jet lag wreak havoc on your sleeping patterns – make traveling hassle-free with the ILLUMY Sleep and Wake Mask by Sound Oasis.

Retail price is $149.99. Indiegogo special offer of $99.99. Following Indiegogo launch, it will be available from SharperImage.com, Amazon.com and www.soundoasis.com.


 

3.  iClever: 2-in-1 Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver

Powerful device enables users to add Bluetooth technology to non-Bluetooth enabled legacy devices
·         Equipped with the latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology for greater range up to 30 feet
·         Convert non-Bluetooth devices such as TV, PC, CD players and iPods into wireless Bluetooth devices
·         Features the ability to privately listen to late night TV shows, movies and play games without disturbing anyone around you
·         Equipped with built-in battery and can also be charged via built-in MicroUSB charging port
·         12 month warranty included
Available at: amazon.com
Price: $29.99
 

4. Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc.: ‘LectroFan Micro

2-in-one pocket-sized white noise/fan sound machine with powerful wireless Bluetooth® speaker
·                     10 unique digital sounds (5 fan sounds, 4 white noises and 1 ocean sound) to accommodate for any environment
·                     Louder than any competing machine of the same size and price for the ultimate sound barrier
·                     Wireless Bluetooth® speaker system for connecting smartphones for audio playback
·                     Small, sleek and stylish functional design
·                     USB rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours in sleep-sound mode or up to six hours in Bluetooth® mode
·                     Compact swivel design allows for multi-directional audio
Available at: soundofsleep.com
Price: $34.95
Website: soundofsleep.com  
 

5. DockATot Baby Lounger

The DockATot Baby Lounger gives parents a safe, snug, soothing spot for little ones to comfortably relax, play, and get in tummy time and sleep with a unique shape and design. DockATot is totally portable whether you're a jet-setting family or you just want to move the docking pod from room to room, it reduces risk of flat head syndrome (a result of a baby lying on one side of the head more than the other) and it makes tummy time more easy and way more fun by giving baby an ideal spot to prop them up and develop neck strength. As your baby grows older and is transitioning from a crib to a bed, the air-permeable bumpers act as bed rails and give little ones a snug sense of security in their big kid bed.

To learn more about DockATot, visit their website at https://dockatot.com. You can also follow DockATot on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.  $200 +

Saturday
Apr152017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Go Big with Monitors and TVs

The bigger the display, the better.

When it comes to computer monitors, TVs etc..
 
Rick and Sully discuss. What to look for in your next monitor or TV purchase.



1.  Go big or go home

Like TVs, display screens have seen a growth spurt. Just a few years ago, the 19-inch display was the benchmark. Many flat-panel displays are now 22-inches or larger, while curved displays increase your field of vision and make the most of all available screen space. These larger displays allow you to view multiple windows and documents at once, replacing the need for multiple monitors at one desk. That way, you get more screen real estate and more desk space to boot.

2.  Higher Resolution

The increased pixel density in 4k and 5k resolution displays allow us to work with more detail (good for coders), sharper image quality (good for photo editors), and high-definition video (good for streamers), while also reducing eye strain (good for all of us).
 

3.  Wider Aspect Ratio

Displays can be measured several ways, one of which is aspect ratio. The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of the width of the image to its height. The square 4:3 aspect ratio used to be the desktop display standard; and while the widescreen 16:9 has been the norm for several years, curved 21:9 formats are now on the market. Benefits of wider aspect ratio include a high degree of image detail for graphics editing, and a unique immersive gaming experience, to name two.

4. More Versatile

And Improved collaboration: We share with local and global colleagues more than ever before, so staying connected requires evolving how we collaborate. Whether you're conferencing at your desk or in a huddle room, displays like the Skype for Business-certified HP EliteDisplay E240c and HP EliteDisplay S340c Curved Monitor make meetings more manageable and productive.

5. Easier on your body

If your head and neck aren't comfortable while working in front of a PC, chances are you're not doing your best work. New displays are designed with your well-being in mind. Pivot rotation allows you to configure multiple displays to best fit the shape of your workstation. Pro tip: For eye comfort, position your display 18"–28" away, adjust it to the right height, and take visual breaks.
 

6. Our new montors and TVs today have more options...


Today's displays include a diverse assortment of ports—VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C. These added connectors help us do more, from supporting our video and audio needs to fast power delivery over USB connections.

Have a great Easter!

Sunday
Mar192017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - St. Patrick's Day Weekend So 'Go Green'

It's St. Patrick's Day weekend so everyone is wearing green but maybe it's also time to "Go Green" with some unique green iniativies involving tech.

"Going green" means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

Want to make the world a better place? Implementing green practices into your home or office can help reduce waste, conserve natural resources, improve both air and water quality, and protect ecosystems and biodiversity.
 
Have a listen:



1. NHL Promoting "Go Green Week"

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-teams-green-week-initiatives/c-287608716

The NHL's second annual Green Week is here, and teams are doing their part to promote environmentally conscious initiatives.
The Washington Capitals will auction player-worn green jerseys from their warmup before their game against the Nashville Predators on Thursday. All proceeds will go to the Bladensburg, Maryland-based Anacostia Watershed Society, which seeks to protect and restore the Anacostia River, an eight-mile body of water that runs from Washington D.C. through southwestern Maryland.

The auctions will begin online starting Tuesday and will run through the second intermission of the Capitals-Predators game at Verizon Center.

The Capitals will also host Go Green Night during their home game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday; there will be green-themed activities to teach fans how to better take care of the environment.
The New York Rangers are running a hockey-equipment drive from March 14-16 at three New York-area Pure Hockey stores. Members of Rangers alumni will be at each store to help promote the drive, and all donated gear will go to Ice Hockey in Harlem.
 


2.  The Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller

www.myblossom.com

Spring is just days away – so it’s time to think about post-winter lawn care! The Blossom 8 smart watering controller, which is targeted to mainstream consumers and designed to be very affordable and simple to use.
Why should this interest me?

·         The Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller is a solution that makes the smart yard affordable.

·         In fact, Blossom 8 won’t cost much more than a conventional 8-station sprinkler controller and is priced lower than any other smart controller available today.

·         Tapping into the power of cloud computing, Blossom 8 self-programs existing sprinklers based on local forecast and daily data from thousands of weather stations and satellites – combined with user feedback – to create the ideal watering schedule.
 

3.  Photocopier and Printer Settings

- May seem simple, but worth a mention
Ensure the photocopier and printer defaults back to single copies after somebody has used it. You may also want to set them to print double-sided by default. Use the draft printing mode whenever possible (which is more than you think), and avoid color printing.

4. Use Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Compact fluorescent bulbs use 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, and they last about 10 times longer. So you'll save on energy costs, replacement bulb costs, and reduce waste by using them. They come in all sizes and wattages, and offer soft sheens that aren't as garishly fluorescent as their previous counterparts. No conversion of equipment is necessary; any light that uses an incandescent bulb can immediately take a compact fluorescent bulb.


5.  Home Depot cuts trucking costs via 'green' network

The Home Depot knows do-it-yourself projects. When the third-largest US importer of containerized goods decided it had to cut carbon emissions from its supply chain, it used the tools it had at hand, including a dedicated truck fleet and a network of specialized distribution centers, to design and build more efficient and greener ways of getting goods to customers.

That includes what amounts to an in-house less-than-truckload shipping network that helped The Home Depot cut the equivalent of 4,000 inbound truckloads in 2015, an accomplishment the home improvement retailer hopes to exceed in coming years. A more efficient shipping network not only cuts emissions, it saves the company millions of dollars annually.
 

*App to mention  -  The March Madness Live app

Rick's piece link: http://www.wirelesswednesday.live/single-post/2017/03/12/March-Madness-Live-released-for-2017

Now that the brackets have been released, it's time to download the updated March Madness Live app.

New for 2017:
- Enhanced live video and on-demand streaming
- Real-time video highlights
- Customization of all alerts
- Live blogging brings you exclusive content and more ways to follow every game
- New commissioner tools make setting up your own group and brackets easier than ever when you play NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge.