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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

Entries in The Sully Show (95)

Sunday
Aug132017

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

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


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

1.   iHome Vanity Mirror

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

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


2. Copper Chef Kitchen and Grill Items

www.copperchefgrillmat.com

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

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

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

4. Comfort Design Mats

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday
Aug052017

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

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



Rick and Sully discuss:



1.   HotShot

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

2. LumiWave
www.lumiwave.com

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

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

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


3. Inkblaat Insoles

www.inkblaat.com

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

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

4. DAWGS Sandals

Pain relief sandals that actually work


 

5.  Green Goo Products for Humans and Pets


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



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

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


Sunday
Mar122017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Tennis With the Stars and Spying

Rick spent most of this week in the California Desert doing some pieces at the massive BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. He also took some time to play in the Tennis With the Stars media event against some of the top pros. His partner was women's World No. 9, Madison Keys. Don't miss this event each year, visit www.tenniswiththestars.com.

And now Rick and Sully talk spying... Have a listen:

Smart appliances, gadgets and even your car might be spying on you.

Users of products like the Amazon Echo and other "smart" devices are discovering hackers, and even the government can use these electronics for data gathering — or spying.

Consumer Reports will use new standards to evaluate the quality of "internet of things" gadgets based criteria such as how secure products are and what sorts of disclosures are made when a device is collecting your data.

The goal: For consumers to feel safer, and to not have to worry about the real threat of (for example) hackers taking over their baby monitor.

Creepy, yes... This is a timely move by the nonprofit, as users of products like the Amazon Echo and other "smart" devices are discovering hackers and even the government can use these electronics for data gathering — or spying.

1. Government intervention

65% of Americans surveyed by Consumer Reports reported being "slightly or not at all confident" that their data was secure. The watchdog is also arguably filling a void left by government regulators. This past week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to roll back requirements that internet service providers take reasonable steps to safeguard customer data.


2. Run Software Updates

If you're going to buy smart devices, the Better Business Bureau recommends treating them the same as you would a computer. Make regular software updates (which often include patches to address security flaws), use rigorous passwords and pay especially close attention to any cameras or microphones, since hackers can sometimes activate these features remotely.


3. Lock Down your Wi-Fi to Everyone!


Look into cloud-based security tools and consider locking down your home WiFi by frequently changing passwords, creating a separate network for guests and learning about AP Isolation. Reset your devices and add a new password, especially if the default was the ubiquitous "admin" password.


4. Encrypt your Passwords and Files

Use encrypted email, which can help protect your personal information and secure you from phishers. Finally, consider setting the default search engine for your in-device browser as one that doesn't track you.

5. Signal Vault

www.signal-vault.com

$17.95 or $19.95
With so many new technological advances, have you thought about the protection of your money from hackers and identity thieves? With a trustworthy form of protection from SignalVault, you can keep all your credit cards, debit cards and personal information invisible to electronic pick pocketers. SignalVault is a fast and easy, high-tech solution where you can stay two steps ahead of credit and debit card frauds. This Shark Tank product is your best defense against crowd hacking and will protect your money within seconds all year long!
SignalVault can be easily installed in any wallet within seconds. Simply place SignalVault cards behind your credit and debit cards to form a shield and bulk up the safety of your wallet against identity theft.
Signal Vault features the following:

    E-Field Technology does not require batteries, charging or activation
    Protects over 350,000 consumers worldwide
    Perfect for traveling and can fit in any sized wallet, phone case or money clip
    Tested by N.T.S. (formerly Qualtest, Inc.) and passed all testing for Radio- Frequency Identification blocking and signal protection
 

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Saturday
Feb112017

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - February Heart Healthy Month

In addition to Valentine's Day February is Heart Healthy month...

Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.1 While Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart disease, African American men, especially those who live in the southeast region of the United States, are at the highest risk for heart disease

Rick and Sully look at some gadgets and tech that fit in with February being Heart Healthy month... have a listen:

 

1. Kardia Mobile

www.alivecor.com

Kardia Mobile is FDA-approved fingertip sensor device that attaches to your mobile phone, and EKG readings can be sent instantly to both physicians and loved ones. With Heart Healthy Month and Valentine’s Day, approaching, this could help prevent a heart-related emergency. Most people are touched in some way by heart disease, and a story on Kardia Mobile could offer a great opportunity to help inform them about the importance and ease of getting a mobile EKG reading. Smaller than a credit card, Kardia allows you to capture a medical-grade EKG in just 30-seconds from anywhere, anytime. All for $99.
 

2. Koogeek Smart Health Scale
www.koogeek.com

Accurately measure body composition and health data with the Koogeek Smart Health Scale. With four sensors and BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) technology, Koogeek Smart Health Scale accurately measures your weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), body fat mass, lean mass, bone mass, total body water, BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and visceral fat. All measurements easily automatically sync and upload to the Koogeek app via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.0. Koogeek has designed this scale with a polished ITO tempered glass surface and a blue LED display, the scale is durable for everyday use. In addition, special oval corners protect the safety of both you and your family. A great buy for about $40.


 

3. Sports Tracker App and Heart Rate Belt
www.sports-tracker.com

Combine a new app with accessories like a Heart Rate Belt and you have the Sports Tracker platform. This is an award-winning application and online service developed by a passionate team of mobile experts and outdoor enthusiasts– as well as by users worldwide in more than 200 countries. Put your phone in your pocket, armband or bike-mount, and and add the Sports Tracker Heart Rate belt so you’re ready to hit the road to collect and share data. At CES in January, Sports Tracker had three Olympic Gold Medal winners in Brianna Rollins (Hurdles), David Boudia (Diving) and Kaitlyn Farrington (Snowboarding) there to demo the product. The app uses your phone’s internal GPS to track your route, time, distance and speed. It's not just for running or walking, but also while playing or participating in dozens of sports and activities. Heart Rate belt is $85 and the app is free.
Check out the new Sports-Tracker Skiing feature!


4. Quell
www.quellrelief.com

Everyone has aches and pains, so there is Quell. Quell is an over-the-counter wearable therapeutic band for chronic pain. This is fully integrated into a digital health platform that helps patients optimize their therapy and decrease the impact of chronic pain on their quality of life. The company maintains an active research effort and has several pipeline programs, including a therapeutic device for restless leg syndrome. Quell is based in Waltham, Massachusetts and was founded as a spin-off from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1996.
 

5. MOCACuff and MOCAHeart
www.mocacare.com

MOCACARE, a company at the heart of the connected health sector, which will be showcasing its latest devices designed to simplify at home heart monitoring and letting you get your own internal engine check-up.
These will include the MOCACuff, a sleek FDA-approved wireless blood pressure monitor that fits comfortably on the wrist and avoids the problems of bulky and difficult to place traditional cuffs worn on the upper arm.
And MOCAheart, a device taking a new approach to monitoring cardiovascular health, using blood velocity as a correlation to blood pressure. With a simple thumb scan, it measures a number of important indicators of heart health including blood velocity, heart rate and blood oxygen levels.
 
 

Tuesday
Nov222016

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on Radio 105.7 - Black Friday Deals and Tips

November 25 is Black Friday and that means holiday shopping, deals on gadgets and gift items and a day that retailers across the country control.

Rick and Sully discuss some Black Friday deals and tips...   Have a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday!

Have a listen:

**  Don't forget that Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Saturday and it's a great day, along with every other day of the year to support small businesses in your city or town. Small Businesses are the backbone of this country. Get out and #ShopSmall

1.  Walmart

50" Samsung Smart TV  $398

Walmart's Black Friday 2016 store hours begin at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in-stores, with Black Friday deals available online all day on Thanksgiving beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST.

2. Fry's Electronics

* Get deals on computers and more by email only!

Fry's Electronics' 2016 Black Friday deals are available by email only this year. Sign up for Fry's emails to make sure you don't miss out! Fry’s was founded as a one-stop-shopping environment for hi-tech professionals, and offers a wide variety of over 50,000 electronic items in their stores and ecommerce site.
http://www.frys.com/workflow/AcctMaint/fryspromocom/subc.jsp

3.  Amazon's Black Friday deals are already underway.  Kindles, PC's, tech accessories and sports gear

https://blackfriday.com/articles/2178-amazon-black-friday-deals-week-has-begun

4. Sprint, AT&T and all the mobile phone providers.

Black Friday is a great deal to get a new smartphone. BOGO deals, no activation fees, many phones are free with a 2-year contract.

 

5.  "Refurbished" Can Save You Money

The latest technology can be expensive. Many times, buying the same item, but refurbished can save you a lot of money.

Experimac in Sandy Springs is a reseller of Apple products.  They sell, what they like to refer to as "Pre-Owned" or Gently Loved products.

Owner Neil Kent explains:

“Often times people refer to our inventory as “refurbished”.  We don’t use that term.  "Pre-owned” or “Gently-Loved” better describes our products.  The term refurbished is usually associated with products that have been returned because their was something wrong with them, at which point a factory has had to repair them to get them back to working order.  In our store, the vast majority of the products we sell have been thoroughly inspected, of course, and in general have had no more done to them than a replaced hard drive or battery, as those items tend to wear out over time.  Anything requiring much more than that will be parted out and the good components are used for repairs.  For example, a computer that has been liquid damaged may still have a perfectly good display that we can use to perform a more cost effective repair for a customer that has cracked their display, rather than ordering a brand new display for them at a much higher cost.”