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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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Saturday
Sep022017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Hotels.com, New Smartphone Accessories and More

Rick is in Dallas, TX this week, working the Florida vs. Michigan, AdvoCare Classic, college football game at AT&T Stadium...

All of Rick's travel arrangments this weekend were made with Hotels.com.
Air, hotel, car, and more..

Hotels.com is unleashing the power of Pepper at the game.. and of course, Captain Obvious was there too...


Meet Pepper - the Winning Experience

Pepper®, the humanoid robot from SoftBank Robotics, joined Hotels.com at AT&T Stadium for the game to surprise and delight Michigan and Florida fans. Hotels.com is harnessing the power of robotics by leveraging the new Pepper Promoter application. Pepper will bring an engaging and interactive experience to the fan zone by promoting Hotels.com® Rewards and deals, highlight the newest Hotels.com game day commercial and encourage fans to enter into a sweepstakes. At the end of the interaction, fans can pose with Pepper for a selfie and then tag their team for a fresh social experience.  

What a game and great tech from Hotels.com and Saftbank.

Also...
If you though every possible smartphone accessory has hit the market... you were wrong!
This week, Rick and Sully take a look at some new innovative accessories for your devices...




1. Windblocker

www.windblocker.com

Windblocker is a small portable cover for your smartphone’s microphone.

It let’s you have crystal clear audio outdoors. For instance during an important call or shooting a video. The new generation of Windblocker includes on that fits in your ear. They really work for under $10
 

2. mycharge AdventureUltra

www.mycharge.com

You will always have a charge with mycharge products. The AdventureUltra features a USB-C and two USB-A ports to charge awide range of devices. The powerful charger also has an AC power port for running and charging items such as laptops and even TVs for tailgating. All for just $129.99. The myCharge Adventure Ultra charger utilizes safe-cell, ensuring your safety while charging your phone.
 

3. Toast Customized Smartphone Cases
www.toastmade.com

You need a gadget cover that is 100% your own.  Trust us, we get it.  If you want to promote your business, give a unique gift, or just show off how badass you are, let your Toast do the talking.  Send us your artwork or logo and we'll hook you up.  Prepare to be flooded with compliments.  Nice one, you maverick-y maverick, you!
 

4. Lilgadgets - Headphones and earbuds with a volume limit for kids

www.lilgadgets.com

LilGadgets high-quality, high-performance headphones and earbuds delivers a bold and beautiful design that distinguish away from the typical children's product. While manufacturing a product that is kid safe, LilGadgets headphones incorporates a volume limit of 93db, a passive noise reduction, durable design and complies with the standards set by the CPSC Toy Compliant and ASTM International Standards. With their SharePort® feature, children can connect multiple headphones to one device and reinventing the "buddy system."
The Connect+ Pro are a beautifully designed, high-quality, wired children’s headphone for children aged 6 and up, featuring the integrated SharePort to make sharing a little easier between kiddos. Each pair comes with a high quality microfiber travel pouch and a four foot premium nylon braided 3.5mm audio cable with an inline microphone. The Connect+ Pro is foldable and durably constructed out of a high quality polycarbonate, reinforced with metal extenders for variable sizing, and covered with comfortable SoftTouch Fabric. Volume Limited with Adult Worthy, Quality Audio: The max volume is set at 93db with internal 40mm drivers and a range of 20Hz to 20kHz. $29.95
 

5.  Arccos Driver Tuning and 360 - for golfers
www.arccosgolf.com

Golfers will love pairing their smartphones with Arccos products.
They will make you a better golfer.
Driver Tuning is offered exclusively for COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos users with Cobra KING F7 and F7+ drivers. It considers a player’s current settings and on-course performance during a three-round window. Harnessing machine learning, the system then recommends weight and loft adjustments based on recognized patterns. This removes the guesswork, making it easy for golfers of all skill levels to maximize their distance and accuracy.
Arccos 360 -  second-generation system features 14 sensors – one for every club in your bag. It automatically records and analyzes every shot you hit, combining Live Shot Tracking, GPS 2.0 and Tour Analytics to help any player make smarter decisions to shoot lower scores.
User benefits:
    Know your exact distance to any point on the course
    Learn precisely which club to use in every situation
    Identify your actual strengths and weaknesses

System features:
    Ultralight, low-profile sensors
    Battery designed to last 5 years
    Power saving mode
    Enhanced shot-detection algorithm
 


6.  Tip ‘n Split  - not really a smartphone accessory.. but
www.tipnsplit.com

Read the menu, calculate tips, and split the check with this handy gadget. You know the drill. You’re having a tasty dinner in a dimly lit restaurant when the menu comes. Squinting and lowering your head closer and closer to the tiny print of the menu, it’s time to get some help. You may also need extra light. Appearing on QVC and The Today Show, the solution lies in Tip ‘n Split® – the innovative LED magnifying tool that not only helps you read the menu, it can calculate both tips and splits for each member of your group. Easy to use for all, keep dinner in fun mode with a gadget that takes the stress out of paying the bill – plus it keeps your smartphone away from the table! Great price at $26.95
Features:

    Magnifier
    Light
    Tip Calculator
    Bill Splitter
 

Saturday
Aug262017

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

Go team!

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


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


 


1. BBQ Guru

www.bbqguru.com

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

2. OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

www.owcdigital.com

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


3. The Curious Creamery

www.thecuriouscreamery.com

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

4. Copper Chef Grill Mats

www.copperchefgrillmat.com

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

5. ZizzyBee’s Washable Bags

www.zizzybeebags.com

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


6. iFork Interlocking Tableware

www.iFork.com

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


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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.
 


Saturday
Jun242017

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

Rick has been in Miami this week - always looking at the latest tech and for tech stories in and out of the world of sports

Rick and Sully talk Miami and a lot more...

1.  Miami as a "Tech Hub"

Miami is now the second most entrepreneurial city in the U.S., with the highest startup density in the country at 247.6 startups per 100,000 people, according to the Kauffman Index. Its privileged proximity to both New York and Silicon Valley will allow this emerging ecosystem to consolidate its position as an entrepreneurial hub with the arrival of accelerators and VC funds.

Rather than trying to be the next Silicon Valley, Miami is following the lead of emerging tech hubs like Austin and Boulder, and is focusing on its strengths.

Miami is a city of many traits. Historically recognized for the sun, beach and tourists of South Beach, it has now become much more than that. With one of the most diverse populations in the country, Miami is the strategic capital of the Americas, binding Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America (LatAm) to the U.S. market.

2. A New Miami Tech Scene Came About Seven Years Ago

(Much like the current Atlanta tech scene, it involves people working together...
When “some of today’s most relevant players started forming and getting together,” as The Miami Herald’s Nancy Dhalberg put it. Florida International University hosted its first Americas Venture Capital Conference (2010), Susan Amat co-founded The Launch Pad at University of Miami (2008) and soon after she started Venture Hive, Miami’s most iconic incubator.

But is was in 2012 when, inspired by Dave McClure’s Geeks on a Plane stop in the city, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation decided Miami had a great shot at becoming a startup capital. Since then, the foundation started accelerating and funding different local initiatives, bringing new players to the scene and becoming instrumental in Endeavor, Venture for America, LaunchCode, Emerge, IME, The Idea Center, The LAB and 500 Startups, among others, landing in the city.
 

3. Marlins Park Retractable Roof  - Keeps fans cool and comfortable on hot and humid days


    Three panels elevated over the playing field and ballpark canopy.
    560 foot span, track to track - just short of two football fields in length.
    338,000 square feet of roof surface areas, or 7.76 acres.
    13-minute operation time from fully closed to fully open position.
    Roof panels can be operated independently to produce micro shading effects.
    Fifth retractable roof built over a ballpark in the U.S.

The retractable roof consists of three metal decked operable panels: one upper panel and two lower panels. The East and West panels are at a lower elevation over the stands and the center panel is at the highest elevation with 200 feet clear over second base to allow for "pop-flies". The retractable roof mechanization system is supported by two horizontal concrete track beams approximately 548 feet apart and 750 feet long.

When open, the Center Panel retracts to the west main entrance plaza and the East and West panels will retract underneath the Center panel.

The challenge is to move a combined 19 million pounds within 13 minutes, traveling at a speed of 39 feet per minute.



4. Everything Points to Miami's hosting of the MLB All Star Game in a few weeks

- No city does a sports party like Miami.
Improvements being made all over the city as it hosts the 2017 MLB All Star Game
New ridesharing pickup point at Marlins Park

The game and related activities, being produced by Major League Baseball and the Miami Marlins, are expected to generate about $70 million in economic impact and attract thousands of visitors, including television and radio crews from 57 countries. The event is broadcast to 100 million homes worldwide.

The downtown authority allocated $50,000 earlier this year to help support several events. Among them is Play Ball Park, a program that provides sports and educational activities for youth baseball and softball players and their families. Held at Bayfront Park, Play Ball Park will be open July 7 through 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, as well as July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The Electric Run, being billed as the “Major League Baseball All Star 5K,” is also partially funded by the authority. On July 8 at 8 p.m., participants will cross the PortMiami bridge to reach Bayfront Park.

On Sunday, July 9, the authority will be a sponsor of All-Star Zumba in Bayfront Park at 9:30 a.m. and the All-Star Gala at the Pérez Art Museum Miami from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. It is also a sponsor of the Red Carpet Show and Parade on July 11 at 12:30 p.m. The parade will kick off at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel and continue to the AmericanAirlines Arena.

By July 1, the authority expects to have furnished to 18 host hotels, 15 of which are downtown, brochures to guide visitors to restaurants, shopping, museums and other attractions. They are to be placed in each guest room and at the concierge counter.

The Downtown Ambassadors will also be on the streets daily to help provide directions and answer any questions visitors may have, an authority spokesperson said.
 

5. Miami Science Barge

http://www.miamisciencebarge.org/

The Science Barge is a floating marine laboratory and public environmental education center by the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science that catalyzes the local effort to build a sustainable Miami. It was conceived and designed by Ted Caplow and Nathalie Manzano as a floating environmental innovation lab, and opened to the  public in 2016. The Science Barge became part of Frost Science a year later to continue the mission  of science education and sustainability. Located on Biscayne Bay, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park, the barge hosts a variety of living systems and marine experiments that display cutting-edge science and engage the public with their environment.

On board there are hydroponic systems, solar panels and more. The platform is designed to be a major focal point for STEM education and sustainability initiatives in Miami by showcasing Miami’s unique ecology and providing the forum to discuss the city’s future.

The Barge has passenger capacity up to 140 people.

Sunday
Jun182017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - New Home Tech and Gadgets

Time to spruce up your home with the latest tchnology?

Take your home to the next level with any of these gadgets, and pretty good price points, too.
 


Rick and Sully discuss:



1.  Rachio - The most connected smart sprinkler controller
http://www.rachio.com/

Rachio Becomes First Smart Home Company to Earn Prestigious "B Corp" Certification for its Commitment to Sustainability

Rachio surpassed a major milestone: it has helped homeowners save three billion gallons of water in the last three years: that’s two years of drinking water for everyone in NYC!

Rachio is also the first smart home company to earn the prestigious B Corporation certification. B Corp honors companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, and meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

Rachio is World’s First Smart Sprinkler Controller to Deliver Full Integration with the Google Assistant

Rachio is now compatible with the Google Assistant and SmartThings, in addition to leading platforms like Amazon Alexa, Nest, Xfinity, Control4, Crestron, IFTTT, Nexia and Wink, making Rachio the most connected smart sprinkler on the market.
 

2. Notifi - Video Doorbell Stsyem
https://www.heath-zenith.com/notifi

Heath Zenith's notifi video doorbell system. It's similar to Ring, but two unique features include: it's cordless -- the energy source is the lightbulb, and it's camera is designed so it inconspicuously attaches to your existing light fixture. The Notifi system provides a live-stream of video from the Notifi camera to your mobile device that is viewable at any time.

You can also record and save the video. About $70 on Amazon.
 

3. Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door  - now for $129 and about $30 for extra controllers

Open and close your garage door, even when you aren't at home. Plus, get alerts on your smartphone whenever someone opens or closes the garage door, or simply check to see whether you left it open.
Includes Wi-Fi hub with mounting bracket and 1 door sensor
Wi-Fi hub can be mounted on the included bracket, and the door sensor easily attaches to your garage door.

Also includes power cord, user manual and instructions for free app download.


4. Hisense 35 pint small Home Dehumidifier
www.hisense-usa.com

$149

Control humidity in your home and keep it fresh and dry with the Hisense DH35K1W ENERGY STAR 35-Pint 2-Speed Dehumidifier. It quietly collects water into the slide-out internal bucket or discharges the water if you connect a garden hose (not included) through the side of the cabinet. Reliable and eco-friendly, this dehumidifier can operate at temperatures as low as 38-degrees Fahrenheit. Three operating modes (manual set, continuous and auto dry) and the very low sound level make this a great choice to protect and remain comfortable in your home.

Additional features include a programmable 24-hour on/off timer, adjustable humidistat, and full-tank alert/shutoff.


 

5. Dripo - the cool Coffee Brewer that fits anywhere

www.getdripo.com
$34.95
Meet the simple coffee brewer. Dripo is a 2-in-1 iced-drip coffee device that works as your cold-brew coffee maker and as a portable tumbler, so you can enjoy your fresh cold brew on the go. It's perfect for use at home or on-the-go with its simple design and incredible ease of use. Cold brew has become a popular coffee beverage, but who can afford to spend a fortune at a coffee shop or grocery store? Ready-to-drink cold brew is typically prepared on your own at home at least 24 hours in advance. Making cold brew used to be a messy and frustrating process. Now, you can make single serve cold brew in the same cup you drink it out of with Dripo. Great for anyone that is a coffee drinker.