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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
Jan262019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 1/26/19 - PGA Show Tech


Like so many, Rick is ready for warmer and dryer weather and that means Golf Season!

The 66th PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Jan. 22-25, 2019, welcomed more than 40,000 golf industry professionals from around the world to discover the newest trends and technology from some 1,000 exhibiting golf companies and brands.  The industry’s annual “MAJOR of Golf Business” features a packed four-day schedule beginning with PGA Show Demo Day, Jan. 22, at Orange County National Golf Center (OCN), and continuing at the Orange County Convention Center.
 
Lots of tech on display:

What was at the show?
Rick and Sully discuss:


1.   Mizuno's announcements
www.mizunousa.com

Mizuno's North American headquarters is here in Metro Atlanta.

Announced at the PGA Merchandise Show, Mizuno unveiled its first ever globally launched golf ball, the RB Tour and RB Tour X, as well as an addition to the JPX919 iron line and its latest hybrid.

Created after 12 years of wind tunnel testing at Mizuno’s MT test facility, a new Cone (C) dimple adds all-new wind performance to the trademark soft feel and feedback of Mizuno’s previous Tour golf ball models in the four-piece RB Tour and RB Tour X.

 


2. Callaway Apparel - SWING TECH
www.callawayapparel.com


Callaway remains one of the biggest names in golf.
SWING TECH™  is their new technology that fuses athletic performance with classic fit and game-changing innovation. New construction and materials provide noticeably less restriction and more stretch to maximize your range of motion on every swing.
SWING TECH™ is featured in a variety of products in the 2019 Callaway line including:

Polos
Golfers can count on greater flexibility through the shoulders through a combination of a all-new seam construction and pliable blended materials. Taking a new approach on seam construction, our polos have taken the performance attributes of an athletic raglan sleeve and restructured it so that golfers still get the authentic golf styling that they know and love.  Featured SWING TECH polos include the all-new SWING TECH gingham polo, SWING TECH jacquard polo and SWING TECH fine line color block polo.

Shorts
The SWING TECH ergo shorts feature the all-new ergo seam and refined active waistband to provide more freedom of movement from the waist down. With the ergo seam, we have eliminated the need for side seams that limit flexibility where you need it most, giving you greater stretch and lighter feel.

Outerwear
Not only featured in polos, SWING TECH is also prominently incorporated into outerwear with a modified construction design, flexible materials and strategically placed stretch panels to help improve your movement, regardless of the conditions, making them the perfect complementary piece. Brand new in 2019, the all-new SWING TECH Cooling+ 1/4 zip pullover provides golfers with the performance of SWING TECH construction as well as cutting edge fabric that promotes rapid moisture wicking and superior sun protection.
 
 

3. Club Car Tempo Walk
www.clubcar.com

Meet Club Car’s Tempo™ Walk, a new hands-free robotic golf caddie unit, provides enjoyment for golfers who walk the course. The wireless, autonomous caddie is designed to enhance the golf experience and also foster health and wellness.

For fitness minded golfers and those who enjoy walking, Tempo Walk delivers a caddie-like experience different than traditional push carts, electric or otherwise. For course operators, it’s a fresh, functional and environmentally friendly cart option and experience to offer customers.
Blending tradition and technology similar to Club Car’s recently launched Tempo™ Connect golf car, Tempo Walk’s stylish hands-free golf caddie unit makes walking the course pleasant and easier than other push carts.

It offers state-of-the-art wireless technology including GPS yardage and hands-free remote control to maneuver easily around the course.

Constructed with a durable aluminum frame, Tempo Walk contains a lithium ion battery which holds a 36-hole charge. It moves up to seven mph and weighs 95 pounds. Additional technology features include a USB port and touchscreen tablet with GPS yardage. Traditional golf car offerings – a cup holder, cooler, divot repair and sand bottle, are also included. With a compact frame size, four Tempo Walk golf caddies can fit into the space of one golf car, another benefit for course operators.
 

4. PhiGolf  golf smartstick
https://www.phigolf.info/

I also saw this at CES.

Owning a simulator is a dream for golfers. It’s also a pricy dream, with most costing in the $40,000 range. But those on a budget don’t have to be denied the pleasures of such an experience thanks to PhiGolf.
PhiGolf is a smart stick that serves as the golf club, capable of connecting to a smartphone or TV. Golfers can not just use this for entertainment (there are several game modes, including 18 holes, match play, driving range or closest-to-the-pin), but the stick also provides data and analysis of your swing and stroke. All which can be yours for $249.
 


5. FlightScope Introduces World’s First Environmental Optimizer Feature to its X3 Tracking Radar
www.flightscope.com

Leader in sports technology unveils first-of-its-kind feature, allowing golfers to practice for various environmental conditions

FlightScope, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of 3D Doppler tracking radars for sports, announces today the launch of the world’s first Environmental Optimizer (FS|EO), giving golfers a new way to analyze, practice and improve their game. FlightScope’s new innovative component for the X3 tracking radar gives users the ability to configure environmental conditions, without physically changing locations – meaning golfers who typically practice in flat, low altitudes, and vice versa, can now practice smarter and see how their shot would match up against an entirely different environmental climate.
 

6.   Sun Mountain's FinnCycle
www.sunmountain.com

Forget golf and push carts, you can now use a motor bike to get around the course,
It travels at 15 miles per hour, the same speed that a golf cart travels. Your clubs are held in place in the middle of the bike with supports and straps. It will fit pretty much any bag other than a staff bag; Sun Mountain’s biggest cart bag fits. Rest your feet on the footbeds, and control your speed with a small thumb lever on the right handlebar. Both the right and left handlebars have breaks, and there’s kickstand to keep the bike upright while you’re hitting.

Besides being fun to ride around on, FinnCycle’s benefits extend to pace of play. In testing, the team at Sun Mountain found it easy to play 18 holes in under two hours. Obviously, that’s reliant on not having to wait on play in front of you. Right now, it’s not available for individual consumers to buy. They’re selling to golf courses as well as fleet sales.


Sunday
Nov182018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Black Friday Deals

This week, Rick and Sully take a look at the big day next week - Black Friday
Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country's Christmas shopping season since 1952, although the term "Black Friday" did not become widely recognised or used until the early 2000s.
Retailers open early, some even on Thanksgiving Night. Three days later, on Monday- it's Cyber Monday!
 

Have a listen to Rick and Sully and their Black Friday picks:

Deals:

1.  ELEMENT 55″ 4K UHD TV
Target Black Friday Doorbuster for $199


This is actually a great deal on a top-rated TV. It’s a doorbuster that is available at Target stores as they open at 5pm on Thanksgiving. It’s a 4K UHD model with Smart Android TV built-in.

This unit has great vibrant colors and a fast refresh rate with no pixelation for gamers or those wanting to watch sports.

Features include: Google Assistant Voice Remote, Google Play, built-in Chromecast , thousands of movies, shows, games and apps available to download from Google Play Store, HDR11, 2.0 Speakers System and USB Inputs Android TV offers thousands of movies, shows, and games from Google Play, YouTube and your favorite apps.

Voice search and personalized recommendations mean more time being entertained and less time hunting for something good. With Chromecast built-in, you can easily cast movies, shows and photos from your Android or iOS device to your TV.
 

2. Amazon Kindle Fire 8" Tablet
Best Buy Black Friday Doorbuster  $49.99

 

3.  KICHGO  - Just $65
www.kichgo.com

Your complete gym in a little bag  
Famously known for being Jennifer Lawrence and Kesha’s secret weapon, there’s nothing better than having celebrity trainer, Kit Rich, by your side. With her new product, KICHGO, a big gym in a little bag that weighs less than 2 pounds, you can whip your body into shape in no time. The bag packed full of tried and true equipment that can be used for Pilates, Circuit Training, HIIT, Tabata, and Yoga routines. In addition, customers receive 20 downloadable videos of varying lengths and styles. KICHGO makes fitness attainable for everyone, by keeping it simple and helping everyone achieve consistency with their workouts ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE.
You will be amazed at what fits into this little bag. Your KICHGO is packed full of tried and true equipment that can be used for Pilates, Circuit Training, HIIT, Tabata, and Yoga routines. But wait, there’s more.
It's packed with 8 pieces of exercise equipment including lightweight resistance bands (light / medium), loops (light / medium / heavy), Pilates ball, sliders and more! Weight: 1.73 pounds

        • 2 resistance bands: light and medium
        • 1 set of resistance band handles
        • 1 set of resistance band ankle / booty strap
        • 1 set of dual-sided sliders
        • 3 resistance loops: light / medium / heavy
        • 1 inflatable Pilates Core ball (with inflation device)
        • 1 Jump rope
        • 1 door anchor


 

4. Weatherman Umbrella
www.weathermanumbrella.com

Rick's favorite umbrella
An umbrella that stands up to extreme weather. The materials – from the hand-sewn panels to the fiberglass ribs – hold off 55-mph winds. Bluetooth technology tracks your Weatherman so you don't lose it, and the Weatherman app makes sure you don’t leave it behind. The mission at Weatherman is to make an umbrella that lasts and becomes part of your daily routine. We want you to take it outside without worry or frustration.
3 diff styles now starting at $59
Look for holiday deals
 


5.  Impact Improver Indoor Golf Practice Aid
www.impactimprover.com

For Black Friday get 25% off + FREE SHIPPING – this will be available on the website, Impactimprover.com and on Amazon.com. That means your cost is around $30.

The Impact Improver is instant feedback on your golf swing and instant results. If you want to practice at home or in the office, you finally have exactly the tool you need to get in those reps, plus get immediate feedback on your swing. There’s no other product that provides this level of convenience and instruction – and best of all, it takes just seconds to set up before you’re swinging.
Connecting with the sweet spot is the key to consistency. With the Impact Improver, you’ll see your point of contact with every rep, because the ball “sticks” to your club face! Striking the sweet spot is the key to great golf.

When you use the Impact Improver you get instant feedback on each swing because the balls sticks to the shield telling you if you struck the sweet spot or not. This information allows you to self-learn and sense which movements in your swing help you hit the sweet spot and which don’t.
 

6. Loudmouth Golf - Tons of Black Friday deals
http://us.loudmouthgolf.com/index.php/

Pants, shorts, skirts and more..

With all the famous Loudmouth designs.

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
Aug252018

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

Football season is here. It doesn't matter if you follow high school, college or the pros, it's still tailgating season!

Rick and Sully discuss some new tailgating gadgets and tech.
 

Have a listen:



1. Uuni 3 Wood Fire Pizza Oven - Cooks and entire pizza in 60 seconds
www.uuni.net

This unique oven was first developed and perfected in 2011. The Uuni 3 provides the perfect cooking conditions for pizza and so much more – roast meat, fish and vegetable dishes. Did I mention how fast the Uuni 3 is when it comes to pizza? The portable wood-fired pizza unit heats up to 932°F in just 10 minutes. Uuni 3 cooks delicious 13" pizzas in an incredible 60 seconds, and they taste fantastic! The Uuni is safe and reliable for your party. Before Uuni there wasn’t a portable wood-fired pizza oven on the market. Now they have partnerships with the likes of Williams Sonoma and ACE Hardware. Also available starting at $299 at www.uuni.net.
 

2. YETI Tundra Haul
www.yeti.com

All your perishable goods and drinks will be rolling through your tailgate this fall on the latest from YETI. YETI's legendary toughness and unmatched insulation always go the extra mile with the Tundra Haul. Nothing was sacrificed in the making of this cold-holding powerhouse, ensuring the Haul™ lives up to the Tundra name. The Tundra Haul is the toughest cooler on two wheels and available at www.yeti.com for $399.99.
 

3. Bubba's Fine Food Snacks
www.bubbasfoods.com

Perfect for individual snacking before, during and after the game!

Bubba's Fine Foods are a quick, easy, and healthy snack for the entire family. Delivering an addictive crunch and taste, simple real-food ingredients, and no refined sweeteners!

Bubba’s Single Serve Packets satisfy the pickiest eaters, provide balanced energy, and manage portion sizes. The packets include three of Bubba’s best-selling products within each product line: Savory Original Snack Mix:  the classic snack mix twist of pecans, cashews and dried green bananas with a buttery blend of olive oil and spice; Blazing Buffalo 'Nana Chips: crunchy low-sugar banana chips flavored with REAL buffalo wing spices; and Bourbon Vanilla UnGranola: non-GMO coconut flakes, cashews, and sliced almonds, kick of Bourbon Vanilla, and a subtle touch of honey. (Top yogurt or ice cream. Boost your smoothie. Eat it as cereal in a bowl or munch right from the bag!)

Bubba’s Fine Foods snacks are proudly made in America in the heart of Loveland, Colorado, and are paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and free of refined sugars and artificial flavorings.
 


4. DoubleUp Can Cooler
$10

 Holds Two 12oz or 16oz cans!
Perfect For: Tailgates, Parties, Beach, Concerts, Camping, and Festivals
Always have a COLD backup beverage

When you finish the top beverage, simply fold the coozie down to enjoy the bottom beverage

 

5. Waring TG15 Tailgater Blender
Battery/cord Operated Blender  $80

Plugs into a vehicle's cigarette lighter for pre-game and other outdoor parties
14-foot cord stretches to tailgate or picnic table
Basic 1-speed, 6-cup blender crushes ice and mixes drinks, dips, and sauces
Stands 14-1/2 inches high on a 7-inch-diameter base
 

6. Grill Sargeant Apron
www.bigmouthinc.com


Serious grillers want to attack their tailgate with a vegenence. They can do that with the Grill Sargeant Apron. This camo covered apron has pockets and loops to hold all of your essential utensils, and condiments—even a 6-pack of beer. It will keep your clothes from getting those pesky stains and there is even a hidden bottle opener in the apron. A quality apron for $19.99.


 

Tuesday
Aug142018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Getting 'Tech Ready' for Football Season

Rick and Sully have been anticipating the start of football season.

Camps are open and the pre-season games have started in the NFL.

The Super Bowl is even in Atlanta this year!

College student-athletes are reporting and practices are ongoing.

What's new in tech this football season, on the field and off?
 

Have a listen:



1.  The HALO Shirt - may reduce concussions
About $100  - Available in October

Advanced Exoskeletal Systems (AEXOS) is now offering a new technology called HALO that promises to reduce whiplash when you’re playing a high-impact game like football. The technology, which the brothers started developing in 2015, has been endorsed by Safe 4 Sports, an organization that advocates for injury prevention among athletes.

The HALO is, at first blush, a compression shirt that you can wear under your uniform. But it comes with an “impact responsive collar” that sits against the back of your neck to fortify your vertebrae. A silicone-based postural support system is built into the shirt to safeguard major muscle groups along your upper body.
 

2. GPS Technology on the football field

How about a look into how much kids are running in games versus practice to kind of cater towards conditioning and prepare them for the season.

Some teams are partnered up with Sports Performance Track to utilize GPS player tracker technology to capture crucial practice and game information on speed, endurance, intensity and individual athletic exertion.
This is info teams have never has before.

3. Hudl
www.hudl.com

Hudl is software offers tools to edit and share film for coaches, and the ability for players to make recruitment videos for colleges. According to its website, Hudl has more than 160,000 active teams and 4.3 million unique visitors from around the world, including teams in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
For any football coach, Hudl is a hub and just part of the everyday experience.
 

4. Your Call Football - for fans
www.cantina.co

Your Call Football—known as YCF— combines entertainment, sports innovation, and advanced technology to put fans at the center of live sporting events by letting them control the action on the field. For the first time, fans can impact the game by voting on plays. They can then see how their votes affect the game in real-time.
It's gamifying the football we watch on TV. Now there is a "game within the game."
 

5. LG C8: The best TV for watching sports
www.lg.com


$2000-3000 depending on screen size
The C8 has excellent motion handling due to its fast response time and its ability to clear up blur. The gray uniformity is very good, and the dirty screen effect is not an issue when watching sports. The image remains accurate when viewed from the side, and it's suitable for large rooms unlike similarly premium models like the Samsung Q9FN. The picture quality is great due to the perfect blacks and wide color gamut.
 

6. NFL Mobile App  $99.00 for the entire year $24.99/quarter


The app lets you follow specific teams and news for only that team. It's a little clunky, but nothing too bad. This is also the home of NFL's Game Pass streaming service. It costs $99.99 per year or $24.99 per quarter of a year. You can watch every non-blackout football game. That means you can't watch home team games, but you can watch anything else. There are other options for live streaming, but the content and news is fairly top notch.