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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

Entries in Radio 105.7 (26)

Sunday
Dec032017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Holiday Subscription Boxes

They come in different shapes and sizes and their contents could be just about anything under the sun.

This week, Rick and Sully take a look at some great Subscription Boxes and Subscription Box services for the holidays


1.   GourmetGiftBaskets.com


A family-owned, NH-based company celebrating its 15th birthday in November. To see the hundreds of gifts they have on display, click here (www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com)

- Red Wine, Dark Chocolate Gift Basket, $189.99, SKU 5106: Sophisticated and elegant, this exquisite arrangement is guaranteed to impress. Inside a vegan leather suitcase, the gift recipient will discover your choice of one of three coveted red wines among a collection of decadent chocolate treats. Complete with Belgian chocolate truffles, chocolate filled wafers, and chocolate covered caramels, this stunning arrangement makes a gift that's impossible to resist.

- Hanukkah Gift Basket Deluxe, $99.99: This delightful basket is the perfect way to impress during the Hanukkah season. Inside an elegant willow branch basket, your recipient will discover a beautiful arrangement of gourmet foods that aren't only delicious, but certified kosher, too. Complete with squares of slow-melting chocolate, tangy multi-grain chips, and sweet toffee covered peanuts, this exquisite gift is guaranteed to make the holiday bright.

-  NFL-Themed Popcorn Tins, $59.99: How great are these, especially for couch-bound quarterbacks and other football game lovers? Tailgate in your family room with these attractive, branded tins reflecting the passion behind several top teams. Currently, GourmetGiftBaskets.com has very colorful, three-gallon tins for fans of nine different teams: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Some of the most popular flavors for men are included in each tin -- Kettle Corn, Cheesy Cheddar and Caramel Popcorn.


2.  Wee Blessing

www.weeblessing.com

 - Based in Atlanta
The FIRST subscription box for the entire family including moms, dads, kids, teens, plus size & pregnant moms!
Each box contains 4 outfits, offering a variety of brands including Adidas, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Gap, J. Crew, Disney and many more all based off of the customer’s sizing, likes, dislikes and preferences.
CEO Alicia Werle came up with the groundbreaking idea of opening up the service to the whole family, making it perfect for busy moms and dads who don’t have time to shop for their kiddos let alone themselves. Ot great for the hard to shop for gift recipient.
 


3. Dancing Deer Baking Co.
www.dancingdeer.com

Now available to order and are shipping. They have a wide variety of gourmet cookie and brownie gifts for all occasions from under $20 to upwards of $130 and everything in between. They even have NEW Gluten Free gift baskets and for their New Christmas Bakery Gift Plus they have taken all their best-selling Christmas Bakery Gift Assortments including their award-winning Molasses cookies and brownie and added one of their delicious pound cakes. And the new hamper-style gift box can come filled with lots of delicious treats. Below is a link to all the baked goodness so you can see their offerings.
Yum....



4. Grill Masters Club
www.grillmastersclub.com

Kevin Early, CEO & Founder of Grill Masters Club – a monthly curated subscription of rubs, sauces, marinades, wood chips, and more that are delivered straight to your door.

Grill Masters Club is changing the way people grill and barbecue by delivering a monthly subscription box that contains 4-5 top shelf BBQ products. Each product has been carefully vetted and tested out on our grills by a certified BBQ Judge so if it doesn’t pass our standards, it won’t be included in the box. Whether a novice weekend griller or a year-round BBQ king, Grill Masters Club is the ultimate gift for dads, husbands, boyfriends, and more this holiday season.
 

5. Boondocks American Whiskey Gift Pack


$99.99* 2 Bottle Messenger Bag Gift Pack - (2) 750 ml bottles: 127 Proof American Whiskey & 95 Proof American Whiskey
$49.95* 2 Bottle Gift Box – 95 Proof American Whiskey and 90 Proof Port Finish Bourbon

Crafted in close cooperation with Dave Scheurich, one of the world’s most respected master’s distillers and winner of the Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award, Boondocks American Whiskey Cask Strength 127 has an ultra-smooth finish, with distinctive aromas of rich caramel and vanilla. A robust and pleasantly aggressive palate is highlighted by fall spices and oak. This expression received a Gold Medal/91 Points in the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and Best of Category in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016.
 

6.  Equality Vines  - the world’s first cause wine portfolio.
www.equalityvines.com

Our wines are made by award winning winemakers who are bought into our mission and we would love to share them with you for your gift guide. Equality Vines sells at retail, in our tasting room in Guerneville, CA and online nationwide. Every bottle of wine we sell gives back to equality causes.
We currently have two pillars of Equality that we focus on — The LGBTQ Love Wins series and the Suffrage series.  The Love Wins series features three wines, two sparkling and a Pinot, with more to come and dollars being given back to the LGBTQ community.

Under the Suffrage series, we have launched a label called the 19th Amendment and have partnered with the League of Women Voters with $2 of every bottle sold going back to the League.  In fact, Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff if the landmark Supreme Court marriage equality case and the president of the League will be pouring at the tasting room on November 18th.

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.
 

Sunday
Aug132017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Back to School for College

Schools have started or are getting ready start. Even the college kids are starting to head back, move in and get ready for those 8am classes.
 


Rick and Sully discuss Back to School for the college set:

1.   iHome Vanity Mirror

iHome, just released a new illuminated vanity mirror with integrated Bluetooth music system. This product is a part of the company’s line of high quality Bluetooth Vanity Mirrors with an integrated audio system that allows users to stream music or take hands-free calls as they get ready for their day or night out. The vanity also keeps mobile devices fully charged via an integrated USB charging port. The 7-by 9-inch illuminated flat panel vanity mirror is fully adjustable and features a lightweight design for easy portability.

The iCVBT2, is now available for purchase online and in-store at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Amazon.com for $79.99
 


2. Copper Chef Kitchen and Grill Items

www.copperchefgrillmat.com

You've seen them on TV, but Copper Chef is not a gimmick. Copper Chef products not only work great in the kitchen, they are safe to use. One example is the Copper Chef Grill Mat. It eliminates all those grill messes and there will be no hotspots or flareups. The mats are dishwasher safe and can withstand heat up to 500° and they store with ease. Other Copper Chef products are just as safe and will last forever. Prices for Copper Chef items start at $19.99.
 

3.  SABRE Pepper Gels and Dorm/Apartment Safety Kits
www.sabrered.com

SABRE is the world-renowned personal safety product brand, specializing in products such as pepper sprays/gels, personal alarms, stun guns, wireless home/apartment alarms and more. This is just one way to have peace of mind and stay safe on a college campus. For students moving from dorms to apartments, a personal alarm provides portable security. SABRE offers many compact options as well as a Dorm/Apartment Kit for keeping personal belongings safe. Prepare themselves with pepper sprays and gels—one of the most effective ways to deter or distract an attacker, and permitted on most campuses. SABRE has the most potent and reliable options on the market. Also never walk alone at night and lock your doors at all times. Product prices start around $11.
 

4. Comfort Design Mats

These might just be the best multi-use mats ever made!

Comfortable, functional and safe, Comfort Design Mats go anywhere you need them. They arrive neatly rolled up in a well-packaged box, but you will want to unroll them as fast as possible and put them to work.
A durable, spongy foam insulates you from cold, dirty hard floors and little bumps and spills. They also won’t trap pet hair and dust, which helps keep your home free of common allergens. Here are some of their other plus points: + Non-toxic foam material + No Latex, BPA, or PVC + Hypoallergenic + Nonflammable + Waterproof.

They go anywhere... starting at $129.99
www.comfortdesignmats.com

 

5. Cordless Shiatsu Premium Back Massager / Neck, Shoulder Massager

For those studying too much or sitting at a desk. This can not only relieve pain, but improve your health.
From Hueplus, a Deep Kneading Massage Pillow with Heated 3D Tension Technology - FDA Registered

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Cordless-Shiatsu-Premium-Massager-Shoulder/dp/B06X914YC7/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1494535060&sr=8-1&keywords=happyroom

Happy Room is a luxury neck massager designed in South Korea. It features three one-touch buttons that control the heater, power, and rotation direction.

REAL MASSAGE EFFECT: This self massager feels like you're being massaged with hands, unlike the ones where it just massages you without any results.
THREE ONE-TOUCH BUTTONS: The buttons are easily controllable and within your easily reachable range. 1) Heater ON/OFF button. 2)Power ON/OFF button. Default timer is set for 15 minutes. 3)Rotation Direction button. You can press this button to change the rotation direction of the massage balls.
WIRED OR CORDLESS: Self massager can be used both wired or cordless.
MULTI-POSITION: Use it not only on your neck and shoulders, but also on most parts of your body such as arms, legs, waist, and sole. It will provide comfortable and relaxable massage for all your family members.
HEATED 3D TENSION TECHNOLOGY: The heat function can be turned on with a press of a button.

 Also Rick and Sully give a special Starbuck's preview...  Great fun!

Saturday
Aug052017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Tech to Get Rid of Your Aches and Pains

As we get older, or as we get more active, our bodies can start to hurt.  There is tech and gadgets we can use at home, or in our everyday lives to keep feeling fresh and pain-free.



Rick and Sully discuss:



1.   HotShot

The sports shot with a kick! Scientifically proven to prevent and treat exercise-associated muscle cramps. #TeamHOTSHOT Non GMO,USDA Organic, Kosher, Vegan & GF.
A performance shot, helps reduce cramping and more.
 

2. LumiWave
www.lumiwave.com

LumiWave has helped millions of people looking for proven alternatives for pain relief. Many of you also backed us on Indiegogo in 2015 to help turn our prototype into a viable product that launched late last year, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

 From providing pain relief for chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia to helping accelerate healing for acute injuries, the uses of LumiWave are vast.

The LumiWave® near infrared light therapy device is a clinical grade pain relief solution for use in the comfort of your own home. The FDA cleared device offers fast pain relief without the harmful side effects of drugs. LumiWave® is used by professional athletes at the PGA, MLB, NFL and Olympic levels, based on clinical testing by medical professionals.


3. Inkblaat Insoles

www.inkblaat.com

Inkblaat Insoles comfort cushioning utilize an open cell foam (and moisture wicking top cover that provides more durable and effective cushioning that memory foam or socks. It holds its cushioning for its entire life. The cushioning foam also helps your feet breathe while wicking moisture away on hot sticky days.

Machine Washable - Inkblaat insoles will keep shoes fresh, prevent odor and retain their cushioning even after multiple machine wash and dry cycles. They come with a 30 day money back guarantee which makes them a great value vs. other odor control insoles.
 
 

4. DAWGS Sandals

Pain relief sandals that actually work


 

5.  Green Goo Products for Humans and Pets


Green Goo's products work wonders on humans, they didn't dare forget about their beloved pets! Take for example Lisa Steele with Fresh Eggs Daily, who stocks up on Green Goo's First Aid for her little cluckers. An avid fan and user, Steele has been using the salve for years and has even recommended it in her books and throughout her blog. A natural alternative to Neosporin that can be used on chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and horses to help speed up the healing process and prevent infection.
Green Goo's family is dedicated to bringing you all-natural products -- food for your skin – at an affordable price. For a list of all the products visit their website at www.greengoohelps.com.



 6. Plexus Wheel
https://plexusco.com/

Made in America, the Plexus Wheel is designed to stretch your back, relieve back and neck pain, tension headaches and improve flexibility and mobility. I love using this wheel to stretch out all of the knots in my back....especially after working the tennis tournament for 16 hours a day.
 


Sunday
Jul092017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Hotel Technology, The Jefferson

Rick and Sully this week, talk about Rick's fantastic visit to The Jefferson in Richmond, VA and see how they are keeping the traditional feel of the historic hotel and blending it with the technology we all want and use.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully:

Think of all the hotels you've ever stayed in. Some good, some bad, some meh.  The hotel and motel industry has become very competitive. It had to with the advent of AirB&B and the resurgemce of Bed & Breakfasts.

This has forced many old and historic properties to add and introduce new technology and up the ante when it comes to satisfying the current breed of traveler, especially business travelers.

Rick recently had the opportunity to stay at one of the old historic hotels in the country, The Jefferson in Richmond, VA. Also one of the most luxurious and now modern hotels you will find anywhere.
Built in 1895, The Jefferson Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Richmond and is within minutes of the city’s most popular attractions, restaurants and shopping.  It is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resort’s Legend Collection and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America.  Guests of The Jefferson enjoy complimentary downtown transportation, fitness center and indoor pool access, high-speed internet access and evening turndown service.  The Jefferson is also home to Lemaire Restaurant, TJ’s Restaurant, Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson and Richmond’s most famous Sunday Champagne Brunch.  For more information about The Jefferson Hotel, visit www.jeffersonhotel.com.  

Here's what The Jefferson in undergoing and some of their tech
 

1.  The Reconstruction

In March 2013 The Jefferson Hotel began a 3-phase reconstruction project.  The hotel's 262 guest rooms have been quietly rebuilt into 181 spacious new rooms, including 15 suites.  The enlarged floorplans feature entry foyers, dressing areas and luxurious new marbled baths including soaking tubs, walk-in showers and television screens in the vanity mirrors. 
 

2.  Making it New, but Keping the "Old Feel"

Each of the hotel’s magnificent public spaces has received a refresh, including new furnishings in the Rotunda and Palm Court lobbies that convey the residential feel of the guest rooms.  The century-old Rotunda ceiling has been fully restored to preserve it for generations to come.  

“The hotel has long been known for its breathtaking public spaces, exceptional service and beautiful décor.  This project has allowed us to elevate an already  unique travel experience to the next level of luxury,” says Joseph Longo, Managing Director.       

 
3. Ballrooms Get a Tech Upgrade

- Made more suitable for business meetings, events and gatherings
Ballrooms have been redecorated with fresh, new color palates and draperies along with new LED lighting and carpeting. 
* LED light bulbs lasts longer and uses less energy than other types of lighting


4.  Amenities like...

- Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary supplies
- Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and local telephone calls

5. Electronic Doorbell with Digital "Do Not Disturb"

- Inside the room there is a digital pad where you can set your "Do Not Disturb" sign instead of those pesky hanging signs.


 
6. Ginter Suites

- Get a Ginter Suite!
The Ginter Suites are each over 1,000-square feet and named in honor of The Jefferson’s founder, Major Lewis Ginter. A welcoming foyer, with a half bath, leads into the spacious living room with comfortable seating, a large flat screen television, a table for dining and a beautiful kitchenette with mini refrigerator, wine racks, sink and coffee maker. The bedroom features a king bed, comfortable seating and a second flat screen television. A dressing area, providing plenty of storage, is located between the bath and the bedroom area. A connecting room or suite is available for some of the Ginter Suites at an additional charge.  

*Bonus - A Little about Maj. Ginter...

In 1873, Ginter joined John F. Allen to form Allen & Ginter, a partnership selling foreign made tobacco. Shortly after, Ginter thought of manufacturing Virginia made cigarettes to compete with foreign products, and Allen & Ginter released their first line of domestic cigarettes as the "Richmond Gems" in 1875. Early production began in a factory with twenty young ladies who hand-rolled the cigarettes. The domestic cigarettes enjoyed phenomenal success, and Ginter began designs for more brands. Allen & Ginter soon released "Perfection," "Napoleon," "Virginia Pets," and "Old Dominion."