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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
May122018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Gadgets and Tech Gifts for Grads

Looking for something for that new Grad!

High are some great gadget and tech gift ideas for this important life event!... Graduation

Rick and Sully say Congraduations! Don't come to the commencement empty-handed.  Have a listen:



1. ROWENTA Fresh 180° Tower Fan
$129
www.rowentausa.com

What new grad or college student doesn't need a quality fan?
Self- adjusted temperature and small footprint provides the perfect ambient temperature and less space than other tower fans on the market.
 - Innovative 180-degree oscillation
 -Extra-large air grid
- High air speed, 3 adjustable settings
 

2. Smartenna+
www.channelmaster.com

The World's Smartest Indoor TV Antenna
 - Save on those pesky cable and satellite bills
SMARTenna+ is an amplified, maximum-range indoor TV antenna that houses seven different "virtual" TV antennas inside a single device. The internal processor analyzes the TV signals and automatically selects the best reception pattern to deliver the maximum number of channels and the best signal quality. It's the world's smartest indoor TV antenna and a breakthrough in quality and convenience for consumers.
 


3. Epson Expression XP-5100 Printer
www.epson.com
$119.99

The wireless all-in-one-printer with convenient, time-saving features.

Packed with convenient features, the Expression Home XP-5100 Small-in-One printer is perfect for your family’s everyday printing needs. Save time and paper with fast print speeds and auto 2-sided printing. Plus, easily create personalized projects right from your own desktop. The printer’s large, 150-sheet-capacity paper tray means you’ll reload paper less often. And, the hi-res 2.4" color LCD makes setup and navigation simple. With complete wireless connectivity, you can print from virtually anywhere, with or without a network — even from your tablet or smartphone. You can also use the built-in card slot to print borderless photos, PC-free.
        3-in-1: Wireless | Print | Copy | Scan | Photo
 

4. ROCCAT Horde AIMO Keyboard
www.roccat.org   $89.99

A powerful and easy to use keyboard, not just for gamers.
ROCCAT has unveiled their newest and most innovative keyboard the Horde AIMO. Featuring unique Membranical® keys which combine the strengths of mechanical and membrane keys, it also boasts quick-fire macro keys, a configurable Tuning Wheel plus multi-zone RGB illumination customizable in 16.8 million colors, making it the most feature-rich rubber dome keyboard on the market.
 

5.  Zoom H1N recorder
A handy voice recorder $119.99
www.zoom-na.com

Creators everywhere are using Zoom Handy Recorders to capture sound and sample audio like never before.
The new H1n is the ultimate take-anywhere recorder for every creator’s gear bag.
Also great for students...

Record anywhere...

The H1n's X/Y microphones capture high-quality stereo sound, supporting up to 24-bit audio at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz in WAV and various MP3 formats.  One-touch button controls make it simple to record songs, audio-for-film, lectures, podcasting, and more. And its new monochromatic 1.25” LCD display is easy to read even in the brightest lighting conditions.
 

Saturday
Apr212018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Earth Day

*Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Rick and Sully talk some Earth Day tech and eco friendly items.. have a listen:



1.  HONOUR™ Essentials
www.honouressentials.com

A collection of skin, shave products who’s secret ingredient is Costa Rican coffee oil that is sustainably sourced and elegantly and ethically made for the discerning man. The rich coffee is also sold to complete the morning experience.  

Created by brothers and business partners, Jerad and Matt Poling, HONOUR’s “transformative ritual” is centered around the richly derived benefits of the coffee bean and maximized in two primary ways:  
    First, as a defining ingredient in a three-step skincare process—WAKE Exfoliating Rinse, PREP Shave Well Cream and TEND Revitalizing Moisturizer.
    Second, as deliciously roasted BREW coffee. Pure to form, all products are free of parabens, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals.  
Quality is at the heart of the product, with sustainability being a common theme throughout the entire brand.  
    The heirloom-quality Keep Good canister is comprised of eco-friendly materials like reclaimed aluminum and Refills consist of pressed sugar cane pulp, so one can live in the modern world without damaging the planet.
    The coffee beans utilized in all HONOUR products are grown, handpicked, and sorted on family-owned farmland rooted in the lush mountainous hills of Costa Rica.  
    1% of gross revenues go to organizations that protect the environment. 
More information is available at www.honouressentials.com.
 

2. Moshi’s Helios Mini
$129  
www.moshi.com

A compact designer backpack crafted with lightweight, weather-resistant vegan leather. Its multi-pocket design lets you store your essentials and even carry a MacBook up to 13-inches (USB-C version). A zippered RFID Shield pocket protects your personal data from theft. Helios Mini keeps you stylish and organized no matter where you go this season. Available in olive green and beige.
 

3. Smart Ocean - irst ever task chair made with recycled fishing nets
https://www.humanscale.com/smartocean/index.cfm

Developed with Bureo, it incorporates almost 2 lbs. of plastic pollution and marks first NextWave product available to purchase.

As 2018 celebrations such as Earth Day and World Oceans Day focus on reducing and preventing plastic pollution, this product is a tangible example of how a manufacturer can leverage its supply chain as a means of keeping plastics out of the ocean. The fishing nets utilized in Smart Ocean's production are from Bureo's Net Positiva recycling program which facilitates the collection of discarded plastic fishing nets and provides incentives to participating coastal communities.
 


4. Best Buy making it a point to get the word out about recycling and trading in your old gadgets and electronics. www.bestbuy.com



 
5.  Veestro
www.veestro.com

Veestro offers over 50+ a la carte chef crafted meals that can be delivered directly to your door in recycled, earth friendly, containers. Think veggie lasagna, roasted beet and kale salad, veggie empanadas and more. The meals come frozen, ready for you to simply heat and serve. It’s that easy! All meals are 100% plant-based, made with organic ingredients and preservative free.
 


6. Take an Earth Day quiz

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-quiz/

Sunday
Apr152018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Tech to Make Your Life Easier

Life is tough.

Rick is here this week to look at some tech that makes various aspects of your life a little easier.

Have a listen to Rick and Sully:

1. PaMu  -Waterproof and Wireless Earbuds

An Indiegogo campaign for earbuds that solve a pet peeve of many.
PaMu is the closest thing to what people have always wanted in a sports earphone – a pair of lightweight and compact earbuds that stay connected, stay in, and sound amazing. You can call it a technology-packed solution!

Hi-Fi Sound/Auto-connects/Touch Control/In-Ear Mic/Waterproof/Portable Charging Pod/Never falls out
Just $29 right now at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pamu-waterproof-wireless-earbuds-never-fall-out#/



2. FooBot
www.foobot.io

$199

 SET UP IN SECONDS: Smart and well made, it will take you just 2-5 minutes from the moment you open the box to start receiving data on your phone. No need to read thick manuals nor become an engineer. Just plug it in, download the app, sync your Foobot, and receive the data.
USER FRIENDLY APP: Completely re-designed at the beginning of 2017. This new version of Android and iOS app is very smooth, easy to use, and reliable. Get real-time data on your phone every 5 minutes, no matter where you are, hassle and glitch free.

30 DAYS MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Our new model 21 has a 1-year warranty and it comes backed with a fully renewed Customer Satisfaction department that will go the extra mile and beyond to sort any issue you may have, by email, Monday to Saturday. In addition, you are covered by our 30-days money back guarantee. No questions asked.

AIR QUALITY AT A GLANCE: If worried about the air conditions around you or your children, just take a look at the Foobot. Coloured LEDS will show you instantly what your air quality is like. LED lights can be dimmed from the app and sleep time is also available.

HANDS-OFF CONTROL: Connect your Foobot to your home automation devices via IFTTT, Stringify, and/or Artick Cloud, wirelessly. Set it up once and forget. Foobot will take care of keeping the air quality of your home within safe levels automatically (requires additional devices to work).
 


3.  Package Concierge - a cutting-edge digital locker system
www.packageconcierge.com

Package deliveries have increased 48% in the last two years as a result of the increase in online shopping - and this is expected to continue increasing up to 17-28 percent each year, posing a major logistical problems for e-tailers and their customers.

Package Concierge® is the innovator of the digital locker system for apartments, retail, universities, and office/corporate settings. Made in America, with cutting-edge technology at its core, Package Concierge® is the highest-quality solution in the industry and is the only secure and seamlessly integrated system for 24/7 package management that also meets all fire and safety standards. From its intuitive mobile app, shipping and returns, to its Peer-to-Peer transactions, Package Concierge® makes package management hassle-free for every user.

The Package Concierge system lockers are constructed from corrosion resistant steel, and the kiosk is powered by a Windows 8 operating system. This innovative combination of hardware and software comprise the Package Concierge system.
 

4. myCharge Amp Prong+  - a dual threat when it comes to power
www.mycharge.com

$50

Charges your devices when plugged into the wall or as a stand along power bank
The myCharge Amp Prong+ 6000mAh portable charger is the one powerbank you need for charging two devices simultaneously. Sure it charges your devices during the day or night when plugged into a wall outlet. The hidden secret here is it also carries power to charge multiple devices when not plugged into the wall. Tech's answer to, "what is the best dual threat in tech?"

 


5. Tapplock
https://tapplock.com/

$99
Tapplock has created a smart fingerprint padlock so you never need a key or combination again.
The state-of-the-art capacitive fingerprint sensor allows unlocking in under 0.8 seconds. Stores up to 500 fingerprints for multiple users. Adaptive algorithm means the lock becomes faster and more accurate with each access.

 

6. Royal Velvet® Signature Soft Solid Bath Towel by Trident // $9.99-$16 at JCPenney.com


Wrap yourself in plush comfort with these Royal Velvet towels. An ultra-soft design pairs with fade-resistant color and reinforced hems for luxury that lasts.

Washable and durable. Purchase individually or as a set.

These are products from Trident
www.tridentindia.com

Trident is one of the world’s largest fully integrated home textiles manufacturers and biggest terry towel manufacturing facility. As innovators of the softest towels, bath robes and bed sheets, Trident’s products will help any home feel like a luxurious resort, and make every day feel like vacation.
 
Rick and Sully wrap up with talking a little Art Bell, the radio legend that passed away last Friday.

Saturday
Apr072018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

While attending Adobe Summit in Las Vegas last week, Rick has the opportunity to stay at the high tech and centrally located... THE COSMOPOLITAN of LAS VEGAS

See more at: https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/

From gambling to eating to relaxing and the best rooms in Las Vegas, it's The Cosmopolitan that now sets the standards in so many ways, in Las Vegas.

The resort opened on December 15, 2010, and is located just south of the Bellagio on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard.

It consists of two highrise towers, the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower, both of which are 184 meters (603 ft) tall. The $3.9 billion project features 3,027 rooms, a 110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) casino, 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) of retail and restaurant space, a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) spa and fitness facility, a 3,200-seat theater, and 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2) of meeting and convention space.

In 2013, the hotel was rated "The Best Hotel in the World" by Gogobot. In 2015, the resort was named to the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List as one of the "Top Hotels in the World".

You can explore the one-of-a-kind restaurant collection featuring the Las Vegas debuts of world-class chefs. Let our stylish art and design exhilarate your cultural sensibilities and our vibrant nightlife capture your imagination. The eclectic mix of hand-selected boutiques, an unrivaled Pool District, 100,000 square-foot casino, and serene Sahra Spa & Hammam complete an unforgettable luxury experience.
 

Here's what Rick found when it comes to technology at The Cosmo


1.  Tech upgrades to the rooms


Rooms are outfitted with top-of-the-line technology that millennials will likely find very appealing. An iPad “virtual concierge” will enable guests to make restaurant and spa reservations, buy tickets, order room service, schedule wake-up calls, and control lighting and temperature. This will also be a great tool for meeting professionals to utilize. They’ll be able to communicate with attendees to send updates and alerts about the itinerary.

Additional include 65-inch Samsung TVs to stay entertained with Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, Crackle and NetFlix, and personal Bluetooth connectivity.


2.   Rose - The Cosmopolitan's resident Chatbox


Rose was unveiled in January of 2017. She is a chatbot unlike other chatbots in the hospitality space as she is playful, savvy, quick-witted and inspiring—reflecting the distinct mystique of the resort and its guests. Rose is an expression of The Cosmopolitan’s luxury-with-a-wink take on hospitality. Rose uses her wit, charm and bold personality to help guests have a better time. She is uniquely designed to move guests around the resort and surprise them along the way. Upon check in, guests are given a mysterious card in a room key packet with a phone number on it. Once guests begin texting the number, they will be introduced to Rose, who does more than any one person could do alone. Through interactive technology using real-time text messaging conversations, Rose guides guests through art tours as well as a variety of tours, has the ability to arrange for amenity delivery (towels, pillows, etc.) to guest rooms, suggests the perfect restaurant, recommends indulgent cocktails and even plays games. More complex questions or requests are handled by CoStars behind the scenes.
-  Important to note: Rose will be the first and only chatbot to communicate and serve guests that are players at the casino.



3.  Three types of pools to enjoy

The Pools at the Cosmopolitan features three different types: a relaxing pool, day club pool and nightclub pool.

4. Underground Parking

The Cosmopolitan was the second Las Vegas hotel, after The Palazzo, to feature an underground parking garage underneath the hotel. As a result, the parking garage was built first. In December 2007, work finished on the 70-foot hole for the parking structure, while other foundation work remained in progress.

5.  LED displays in Lobby


There are 408 LED high-definition screens, which play an inspired mix of videos created in partnership with artists from all over the world.

Powered by some 90 computers and 25 miles of cable, this stunning display of art and tech gets a complete refresh every 30 minutes — When you enter the hotel you will be greeted by a whole new presentation of sight.

Saturday
Feb102018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 - Valentine's Day Tech

Valentines Day is less than a week away, but Rick and Sully will talk some tech and or gadgets perfect for Valentine's Day this year. Rick goes out of the box with some of these, but all cool and fun!

Have a listen!


1. Boredwalk T-Shirts
www.boredwalktshirts.com

How about a fun t-shirt for your significant other? Boredwalk is an artist owned and operated t-shirt company that offers a fun array of t-shirts for men, women, and children.
Everything is designed and printed in our LA studio with eco-friendly water-based inks. Boredwalk is ready with fun and quirky tees ranging in various colors and sporting fun sayings like “Feminism is my second favorite F-word” that are sure to complete any Galentine’s Day.

They are also donating a portion of our sales now through February 28th to She Should Run, an organization that helps women run for public office. $1 from every sale of our feminist/political shirts from 2/1 through 2/28 will be donated to She Should Run. Being a progressive woman-owned business, we have chosen to make She Should Run our Valentine this year, as a way to support other women in leadership.



2. A Day at TopGolf
www.topgolf.com

TopGolf is and has been fun, but new technology makes it even more entertaining.

TopGolf offers low-pressure date activities that you could enjoy on Valentine’s Day OR Galentine’s Day this year.

With a great selection of sharable bites, refreshing drinks, online reservations and a little friendly competition in a cozy atmosphere, Topgolf is the perfect Valentine’s Day destination for couples of all ages and relationship stages.

TopGolf is also introducting Toptracer technology.

The Toptracer that customers will see at Topgolf Orlando, the company’s 36th location, is similar to what viewers see when watching tournament coverage on NBC and Golf Channel. In addition to the iconic line that tracks ball flight, customers will see carry distance, ball speed, height, hang time and the curve of the shot. Justin Norvell, Topgolf Orlando’s director of operations, views it as just one more way for the company to “increase engagement” with its guests.

In Georgia, there is a TopgGolf location in Atlanta and Alpharetta.


 

3. Farmgirl Flowers
www.farmgirlflowers.com

While there is nothing really techy about sending or giving flowers for Valentine's Day... one company that has grown in less than 7 years, starting out in a kitchen and now shipping nationwide uses tech to scale it's business and bring fresh flowers and other gifts to customers all over the country.

Farmgirl Flowers is now a $14.5 million business. Their biggest unexpected challenge has been needing to shift supply chain drastically. Earlier this year we had to pivot from using all US grown flowers to include some imported product. This wasn’t a move we initially wanted to make but was one we needed to make in order to continue to scale with the limited quantities available to us domestically."




4. Man Crates
www.mancrates.com

Personalized crate of goodies for the man in your life.
There are NFL, NHL, college sports, NASCAR themed crates and more...
 

5. Lovepop 3-D Valentine's Cards
www.lovepopcards.com

Lovepop is the perfect fit for any V-day celebration because there are so many varieties to choose from!
Whether you’re looking to send a valentine to a friend, family or your lover, these 3-D cards have got you covered.

 

6.  The Lovebox
https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/lovebox-spinning-heart-messenger

Lovebox really is a box that looks like your ordinary, adorable piece of home decor. However, it's equipped with a mirrored screen on the inside, which is where the magic takes place.
A box where someone can send a message to you through an app and it appears in the box.

The heart on the outside of the box spins, letting the receiver know that they've got mail. (The heart keeps spinning until the lid is opened, so leaving messages for people to come home to is definitely a sweet idea.)
Final step: The apple of your eye sees the heart spinning, opens the lid to view their message, and is showered in hearts plus the text message.