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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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Monday
Jul082019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 7/5/19 - Summer Sports Tech and Gadgets

Summer means different things to different people. It also means new tech to try out indoors, outdoors, while traveling on being active.

New tech for the summer months...

 

1.  What's new from KODAK
www.kodak.com

Printing pictures as you take them...

Kodak and C+A Global, an authorized brand licensee of Eastman Kodak Company, announced the availability of the KODAK SMILE Instant Print Digital Camera and the KODAK SMILE Instant Digital Printer. The latest addition to the instant print digital camera lineup, the KODAK SMILE Instant Print Digital Camera is the perfect gift for the person who wants to shoot and print memories instantly, while the KODAK SMILE Instant Digital Printer makes it easy to fully edit and print photos from a smartphone plus, enhance them with Augmented Reality. Embed videos with sound into printed pictures via the new KODAK SMILE App for iOS and Android and watch photos take on a whole new life.
 
 
2. myCharge Power Lumens

www.mycharge.com

Rick's favorite portable power company is myCharge

Portable chargers are a convenient item to have for around the house when all the wall outlets are taken as well as traveling, work and school. Finding one that has double the benefits can make your life even easier, like the new Power Lumens from myCharge. Available in either 10,000mAh or 20,000mAh, the Power Lumens features two USB-A ports as well as a built-in light that features four levels of brightness and six different settings. The powerbank features a convenient easel for propping it up and directing the light where it is needed. The Power Lumens is ideal for camping, photoshoots, working in the garage and bedside tables.
 

 
3. PocketRadar Smart Coach
www.pocketradar.com

INTRODUCING: SMART COACH RADAR™ (MODEL SR1100)
$399.99

The Smart Coach Radar™ is the first affordable, complete speed and video training system that empowers the modern athlete and coach in many sports with the ability to create and share a digital record of their progress. By providing actionable insights into important metrics like hitting exit velocity, serve speed and pitch speed, coaches and athletes can now optimize their techniques and methods to get better results in the new era of athletic training.
COMPATIBLE WITH POCKET RADAR APP

 

4.  Pelican Cooler - Americana Collection
 https://www.pelican.com/us/en/products/coolers/americana-collection


-          Pelican is a 40 year old American brand that offer lifetime warranty on their products
-          The cooler features Extreme Ice Retention
-          Built-in bottle opener and cup holders.
-          Pelican has full line of premium coolers ranging from huge grizzley-tested ones for fishing and hunting to a backpack cooler for day adventures or beach.
-          Learn or buy at Pelican.com or West Marine
 

5. Chill-o-Matic
Single drink cooling device  $25

Enjoy a cool can in no time with the Chill-O-Matic Automatic Drink Chiller. This handy beverage cooler makes room-temperature drinks ice cold in just one minute. Suitable for 12 oz. soda and beer cans, the Chill-O-Matic is 240 times quicker than a traditional freezer. You no longer have to worry about cans exploding in the freezer when they are left for too long. In addition, the drink chiller won’t cause any foam or fizz. Running on two AA batteries, the portable drink chiller is easy to bring to picnics, barbeques, parties, and more. Plus, you don’t need to carry a large cooler that’s filled with ice to keep drinks cold. The Chill-O-Matic only requires a regular zip-sealed bag of ice to chill an entire 12 pack.
 

6. XIAOMI ROIDMI NEX - the Unique Vacuum & Mop 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

With the water-resistant roller brush and the magnetic mopping component which can store 180ml water, let you cleaning the floor effectively. Sweeping first and then mopping.

The new gen of Engine-X brushless motors spins at up to 120,000rpm per minute to help generate 145 AW and 23500 Pa powerful suction than the others. Capture the deep-down dirt or hair thoroughly.

With Air-X dust separation technology, it produces a direct suction of multiple cyclones to avoid blocking and keep stronger suction for longer. Simply drop your Roidmi NEX cordless vacuum cleaner into the wall-mounted charging dock, ready to grab and go.

Six-stage Filtration filter out dust as small as 0.3 microns and 99.99% of allergens to expelling cleaner air. With 2500mAh*8 LG/Samsung Lithium Battery and BMS-X Battery Management System, it can clean 380 square meters once.

Saturday
Jun082019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 6/8/19 - Father's Day Picks

Dear ole Dad loves and deserves the latest tech and gadgets.



Rick is here with Sully and some great Father's Day tech picks.

 

1.  Ralph Lauren Collection - Golf - Worn by Justin Thomas on PGA Tour

www.ralphlauren.com

Ranked No. 6 in the world, Justin Thomas skipped the PGA Championship at Bethpage to focus on getting healthy for the U.S. Open.

At Pebble Beach next week, Thomas will launch his latest collaboration with Ralph Lauren.
Great for the active set, or golfer, it emphasizes modern, tailored looks and features to enhance his performance such as polo shirts with open sleeves and pants with a tapered leg and elastic in the back for stretch.


 
2. Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker
www.studio.ultimateears.com

Now you can customize the look of your Bluetooth speaker
Ultimate Ears is introducing Ultimate Ears myBOOM 3, a customizable Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth speaker as unique as you are, created through the all-new online myBOOM Studio portal available online and at select T-Mobile store locations.

myBOOM 3 features eight available colors for the speaker cap, icons and spine, eight colors for the hanging loop and 12 available high-performance fabric colorways, including seven exclusive to the myBOOM Studio.

Additional customization allows you to engrave a message on the spine of each speaker, be that a name, date, message, quote or whatever it is that makes this speaker truly yours more personal, thanks to myBOOM studio.

 

3. .  The Casusgrill $15 disposable grill
https://www.casusgrill.com/

Casusgrill the lightweight compostable grill made from bamboo and lava stone
Words such as “convenient,” “disposable,” and “single-use” aren’t usually associated with environmental stewardship. That’s changed with the introduction of a clever compostable contraption called CasusGrill.
Direct from Denmark, where it has won awards for design and simplicity, CasusGrill provides a simple, economical solution for anyone who wants to experience healthy cooking outdoors without the hassles of conventional grills.

Made from cardboard, bamboo, and lava stone, CasusGrill lights with a match and heats to 600°F within minutes – a perfect temperature for cooking meats, fish, and vegetables. It stays hot for an hour or more and is sized to cook enough food for four hungry adults.

Whether it is used to cook steak, burgers, seafood, poultry, or grilled vegetables, the grill imparts a flavor that will make a believer out of anyone. All it takes is one try and most people are amazed at how simple, safe, and easy it is. The compact, 2-pound package makes grilling simple anywhere, from scenic mountain overlooks to golf courses, city parks, or the backyard.
 
4.   Ekster Wallets
www.ekster.com

Sure a wallet for Dad on Father's Day seems kind of lame, but not if it's an Ekster Wallet.

Trackable wallets.
Ekster®, is the world’s leading smart wallet brand.
 

5. Lamkin Golf Grips - New SONAR Line
https://www.lamkingrips.com/

Lamkin SONAR line – SONAR Wrap and SONAR Tour.  

SONAR Tour is a slightly firmer version of the SONAR line, designed specifically to resist torsion in higher swing speeds. It still retains the tacky feel of SONAR, but does sacrifice a little for that extra control. The SONAR Wrap is a super tacky, high traction grip that has all the benefits of SONAR but in a Wrap style. The Tour is currently only available in standard size while the Wrap is in both standard + and Mid S
 

6. Orange Mud & The Skeeter Beater

The Orange Mud Transition & Seat Wrap is the answer to parking lot and trail head gear changes as well as keeping that clean seat of yours...well, clean! We designed the wrap with the simple goal of not having your towel fall off while changing from regular clothes to run/bike/surf/etc gear. It stays around your waist securely via a built in belt clip. The second feature of the towel is the zip on hoodie, which you slip over your seat back in your car so when you sit down, the wrap does not slide off your seat.

Features of Orange Mud Transition & Seat Wrap Towel:
Patent Pending
30" x 60"
Impact resistant polymer clip
Laser cut super tough belt
1 year warranty
Wash cold before first use, dry cool
 

Skeeter Beater Screen  - Converts your vehicle into a tent in seconds!
Made out of no see-um mesh for maximum protection.
Includes a set of 2 screens with a FREE mesh drawstring bag.
Packs down to almost nothing to fit easily in glove box or suitcase.
Proudly made in the U.S.A.
 



Saturday
May112019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 5/11/19 - Rick in Concord NC / Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County is located just 20 minutes north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Comprised of Kannapolis, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Concord and Harrisburg, N.C. They are home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, The Dirt Track, and 90 percent of the race teams in the area, truly making us “Where Racing Lives.”
Rick visited Concord two weeks ago. He saw a little of everything, sports, tech and racing!

Have a listen:



1.  Visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway - Rick took the tour and did some laps

NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend – May 17-18

Epic motorsports excitement kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the NC Education Lottery 200 and the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race! See the stars of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series take on Charlotte Motor Speedway under the lights, then see NASCAR Cup Series greats battle it out during the biggest All-Star event in sports!
 


2.  NASCAR Race Shops like Hendrick


In 1984, Rick Hendrick started Hendrick Motorsports with an unsponsored car, five employees and just 5,000 square feet of space.  Over twenty years later, the organization has evolved into one of NASCAR’s top teams with ten championships and over 200 Cup Series victories.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
#9 Chase Elliott
#24 William Byron
#48 Jimmie Johnson
#88 Alex Bowman

The Hendrick Motorsports Museum is a must-stop for all stock car racing fans. Inside the museum, see Hendrick Motorsports’ most famous stock car and championship trophy displays. Watch a dissected Chevrolet SS car as the body is raised and lowered onto the Chassis.
 

3. Visit to the Mustang Owner’s Museum – Opened May 3

Officially opened to the public on May 3, 2019, the Mustang Owner’s Museum welcomes enthusiasts from around the world to the only museum solely dedicated to the iconic American car. The museum houses over 50 Ford Mustangs and exhibits showcasing the vehicle’s history and heritage including the 1964 NY World’s Fair Mustang.

After 55 years, the Mustang World now has a dedicated Museum located in Concord, North Carolina.  The 40,000 sq. ft. building will showcase between 55 to 60 Mustangs.  These Mustangs will include classics, modified, racing and a few crazy versions.  The goal is to show the automotive world the many reasons why the Mustang is one of the most popular "pony cars", as you can make the Mustang the vehicle you want.
 

4. zMAX Dragway - 4 - wide drag racing

Extreme entertainment on the zMAX Dragway.  Drive experiences start with a half-day course where you can take the wheel of a dragster or let one of the professional instructors take you for the ride of your life in a newly designed two-seat S&W Big Block Chevy powered dragster…smokey burnouts included with all packages! Perfect for corporate events and groups. The NHRA was also just in town...


 

5.  Lionel Retail Store at Concord Mills

Lionel, the producer of iconic model trains and die-cast race cars, recently opened a flagship retail location at Concord Mills – the destination shopping center in Cabarrus County, N.C.

The 118-year-old American toy company, which is based in Concord, N.C., will use its new Concord Mills space to entertain, educate, and excite customers by creating a shopping experience that is truly unique.
 

6. Mother's Day weekend

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday
Nov102018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Tissot with Trae Young and What Arrived at Rick's This Week

This week, Rick and Sully take a look at what has arrived at Rick's doorstep in the last week or so.

Rick also had the chance this past weekend go attend an event with Atlanta Hawks rookie star, Trae Young.

It was for the watch company Tissot. - Affordable and elegant watches.

Trae Young, the top draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks has been everything Hawks and NBA had hoped he would be as the NBA season is just about three weeks old. He’s also looking for specifics when he’s in the market for a new watch. So a partnership with Tissot was something he had his eye on, even before the NBA Draft. So much so, that Young spent the better part of Sunday afternoon shopping in front of media and greeting fans in the Tissot area of Dillard’s at Perimeter Mall.

Tissot offers distinguished and accessible Swiss watches using special materials, advanced functionality and meticulous design detail to create precise and stylish pieces. As it continues to create pioneering creations, Tissot stands by its signature, “Innovators by Tradition.” In addition to other designations, Tissot is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the NBA at us.tissotshop.com. Take a look at the Tissot watches and their prices.

They are affordable and make great holiday gifts.

See Rick's GAFollowers piece here: http://www.gafollowers.com/trae-young-goes-watch-shopping-at-perimeter-mall/
 


Have a listen to Rick and Sully and see what has arrived at Rick's office:



1.  Wonder Bag - Slow Cooker
https://www.wonderbagworld.com/
$40 - $60 depending on size

The ingenious non-electric slow cooker uses heat-retention to make the most perfect chili, eggplant parmesan, biriyani, korma, poached salmon, fall off the bone lamb curry, puddings, french toast and more - the Wonderbag has inspired so many delicious recipes, some by celebrity Chefs like Marcus Samuelson, that they have their own cookbook! Savvy chefs can pop a dish from the stove into their Wonderbag, place it in the trunk, and open a perfectly slow-cooked hot meal when they arrive at their campsite, the slopes or their family gathering.

The Wonderbag isn't just an ingenious cooking innovation, it is a catalyst for change. The South African invention, one of gifts Meghan and Harry received for their wedding, is saving lives from smoke inhalation, combating deforestation, providing time women to work and for children to go to school and decreasing the incidents of rape (82% of rapes happen while women and girls are gathering firewood). Wonderbag has also proven to be an unrivaled economic stimulant. In rural African communities the intervention of a Wonderbag can help a family go from 20 cents a day income to $2 a day
 


2. The C64 Mini

https://thec64.com/
$79.99

Any old Commodore 64 fans out there?

Retro Games Ltd. and Solutions 2 GO has brought the THEC64® Mini to North America.  THEC64® Mini, a 50% replica of the of the world’s bestselling home computer that launched in 1982, comes pre-loaded with 64 classic games and THEC64® Joystick. Originally designed with fans of the original machine in mind, THEC64® Mini is also attractive to kids and families thanks to its simple plug and play action. Aspiring gamers of yesteryear can revisit the past and program their own games – just add a keyboard, and THEC64® Mini becomes a fully functional home computer complete with C64 BASIC.

THEC64® Mini comes with 64 classic titles already installed, including: California Games, Winter Games, Impossible Mission II, Boulder Dash, Jumpman, Pitstop II, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, Street Sports Baseball, Summer Games II, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, Uridium and more.
 


3. Kijaro Kubie

www.kijaro.com/kubie

Now that it's fall, the Kubie is the ultimate solution for anything and everything outdoors. Whether needing to bundle near the campfire or keep warm at the outdoor sporting events, Kubie can be used as an insulated poncho with hood, ground cover, sleeping bag, pillow and even more! Can be configured into several uses including an insulated poncho, ground cover, sleeping bag, pillow, shade canopy and more! The Kubie is comfortable and made of durable nylon ripstop fabric. It has a water-resistant coating and a fleece-lined hood. It converts into a hammock, has double zipper pulls and as a bonus, turns into its own carry pouch. This is one $80 blanket that covers all the bases, literally!
 



4.  Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker: $99.95

www.cuisinart.com

Cold brew is all the rage in coffee, so Cuisinart's Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker introduces a new way to make authentic cold brew coffee – in as little as 25 minutes and at a cost we all can afford. Like traditional cold brewers, the Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker saturates coffee grounds in cool water, never exposing them to the high temperatures that release oils, which can create an acidic taste. Cuisinart utilizes a unique spin technology to circulate coffee through water for total flavor extraction in a fraction of the time manual brewers require, meaning that coffee is naturally smoother and sweeter. Makes great cold brew at a fraction of the price.

5.  Tree Hugger  - No not some leftover voter from the election

A new hack for your artificial Christmas Tree

Make Your Fake Tree Look More Real

Love the ease of a fake Christmas tree, but hate seeing the bare pole at the bottom? Introducing the Christmas Tree Hugger! Don't let an ugly tree pole detract from your masterpiece.
Huggers come in classic brown bark and white birch. Both reverse to a candy cane design. Adjust the height with the small velcro tabs, then wrap the Hugger around the pole and slide it up to where the pole meets the branches. Bring a tree skirt up to the bottom of the Hugger, and your tree has a seamless look - like a real tree.

Each Hugger has the ability to go from classy to festive by offering two designs in one. Purchase online: https://thechristmastreehugger.com

Saturday
Sep082018

Limpert Tech for 6/30/18 on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Drones and InterDrone

Rick is at the InterDrone Show in Las Vegas this week. The topic of course, is everything drones!

Industry figures show that the global commercial drone market is projected to reach 7 trillion won ($6.2 billion) in 2025 amid growing demand in diverse sectors such as construction and agriculture as well as infrastructure management such as solar and wind power facility management, forestry disease and insect pest and forest fire monitoring, and long-distance emergency items transportation. The market is expected to expand further amid growing demand for commercial drones in the logistics sector in the United States and China.

What did he see and hear?
 

Have a listen to Rick and Sully



1.   Grand Opening Keynote featuring FAA Administrator, Dan Elwell

How much should the FAA be monitoring and regulating the drone industry? Safety is a major concern.
 During his speech, Elwell reiterated that “the FAA is open for business.”
“Drones are going to do for aviation, what the internet did for information.”

2. Skysense Demonstrate Automated Drone Charging at Interdrone

Unique charging solution from this startup

3. Drone Insurance

AirMap, the world's leading airspace management platform for drones, and DroneInsurance.com, a digital drone insurance portal, are announcing a collaboration that will allow U.S.-based1 drone operators to purchase insurance from DroneInsurance.com within the AirMap for Drones mobile app. The app is available today and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

The integrated ability to purchase insurance is made possible through REIN's recently launched digital portal DroneInsurance.com, which aims to provide a smart and paperless drone insurance experience that offers dynamic policy options to address the unique risks, pain points and insurance needs of commercial drone operators. By providing the option to add insurance coverage as an easy, seamless part of AirMap's pre-flight planning workflow through the AirMap for Drones iOS and Android mobile app, AirMap is improving the daily flying experience for drone operators.

4. News from Parrot

eBee X: the fixed-wing drone that allows operators to map without limits

The senseFly eBee X fixed-wing drone is designed to boost the quality, efficiency and safety of geospatial professionals’ data collection. This enterprise-grade solution offers a camera to suit every job, the accuracy and coverage capabilities to meet the requirements of even the most demanding projects and is durable enough to work virtually every site.

MULTI-PURPOSE
One tool, multiple cameras, for every job

The eBee X includes a range of revolutionary new camera options to suit every mapping job—from land surveying and topographic mapping to urban planning, crop mapping, thermal mapping, environmental monitoring and many more. These cameras include:
The senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D: a unique drone photogrammetry camera with a one-inch sensor, which changes orientation during flight to capture three images (two oblique, one nadir) every time, instead of just one, for a much wider field of view. The result is stunning digital 3D reconstructions in vertically-focused environments—such as urban areas, open pit mines and coastlines—over larger areas than quadcopter drones can achieve. senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D is optimised for quick, robust image processing with Pix4Dmapper software.
The senseFly Aeria X: a compact drone photogrammetry camera with APS-C sensor. This rugged innovation offers an ideal blend of size, weight and DSLR-like image quality. Thanks in part to its built-in Smart Exposure technology, it provides outstanding image detail and clarity, in virtually all light conditions, allowing operators to map for more hours per day than ever before.
The senseFly Duet T: a dual-camera thermal mapping rig, which lets mapping professionals create geo-accurate thermal maps and digital surface models quickly and easily. The Duet T includes both a high-resolution (640 x 512 px) thermal infrared camera and a senseFly S.O.D.A. RGB camera with one-inch sensor. Both image sources can be accessed as required, while the rig’s built-in Camera Position Synchronisation feature works in sync with Pix4Dmapper photogrammetry software (optional) to simplify the map reconstruction process.

The eBee X is also compatible with the Parrot Sequoia+ multispectral camera for agriculture, the senseFly S.O.D.A. drone photogrammetry camera and senseFly Corridor for simple linear mapping.
Parrot, the leading European drone group, offers business solutions spanning drones, software, sensors and services, mainly focusing on 3 major verticals:
Agriculture
3D mapping, surveying and inspection
Public safety

Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, the Parrot Group designs and engineers its products in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland. Headquartered in Paris, Parrot has been listed since 2006 on Euronext Paris (FR0004038263 - PARRO). For more information: www.parrot.com
 
5. Doosan showcases drone fuel cell powerpack in Las Vegas

The company said it is easy to refill fuel of its newly developed powerpack by simply replacing a detachable hydrogen container in the powerpack with a new one. A single charge of the hydrogen container also keeps drones flying for two hours, which is significantly longer than 20 to 30 minutes powered by existing drone batteries.

6. Where does the future lie for drones?