WirelessWednesday’s Favorite Things of 2018

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Each year we get to write about hundreds and hundreds of items here at WirelessWednesday.live. 

Rick Limpert and his writer, Axel Martinez, only write about the devices, experiences, gadgets and places that we find value in, or that we like. But some are better than others, so this piece is end product of a year of hard work.

Before the year comes to an end, here are Rick and Axel’s “Best of 2019.”

 Rick:

The C64 Mini

I’ve brought the newly released C64 Mini on numerous radio and TV appearances and everyone is always impressed. Sure, I have a soft spot for the Commodore 64 as it was my first real computer, but this new version that plays all the great Commodore 64 games is a gem!  The C64 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 a C64 Joystick. Originally designed with fans of the original machine in mind, The games look great on a big-screen television. The C64 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 The C64 Mini becomes a fully functional home computer complete with C64 BASIC. It 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 for $79.99.​​

RAD Roller Line of Products

If you are ending 2018 with nagging injuries and sore muscles, “roll out” those aches and pains with the RAD Roller and the RAD line of products. They will perfectly bracket your spine and hold its shape so you can dig deeper into the spots that count. All of the products relieve muscle tension, increase mobility and aid in the recovery process. RAD products are made of high quality silicone that grips the skin and wipes clean. There are dozens of uses: upper back, head, neck and feet.  Try on your rotator cuff, pecs, triceps, PSOAS, glutes, hamstrings, adductors, quads, peroneals, calves and more. RAD products start at just $16. Choose from rollers, rounds, rods and more here.

Club Champion Golf Club Fitting

Golfers know Club Champion as the No. 1 premium golf club fitter, builder, and retailer of the best brands in golf.

A Golf Digest Top 100 fitter nine years running, Club Champion offers more than 35,000 hittable head and shaft combinations and the best-trained master fitters in the country. They take time to make sure you have the right clubs in your bag. In fact, an August 2017 Golf Magazine study followed a group of our customers through the fitting process and their on-course results. They found that club fitting does matter! The average Club Champion customer gained 22 yards with their driver on the course and 13 yards with their irons. In fact, high handicappers saw big gains, some more than 25 yards with their drivers and some shaved 5 to 10 strokes per round. I went through the Club Champion fitting process in 2018 and it was amazing. You will get amazing results from the staff at your nearest Club Champion. There are locations all over the country and gift cards are available.

The Seagate Hotel and Spa

Downtown Delray Beach, Florida is the perfect winter and spring getaway. I was able to see firsthand, the focus on hospitality, the perfect ocean-side setting of a resort with the intimacy of a retreat, where island ease meets urban chic, and the ocean beckons you to return. Enjoy beautiful guest rooms with the finest features and amenities like a full-service spa, a modern fitness center, a poolside paradise, six distinctive dining venues, and a championship golf course that is just a shuttle ride away! The Seagate is a destination itself, in the great city of Delray Beach. 

Tennis With the Stars

Here’s your chance to take part in the ultimate tennis experience. Tennis With the Stars takes place each year in Rancho Mirage, Calif., right before the BNP Paribas Open. You can either watch or take the court with some of the top professional players in the world. There are an assortment of package options that even include clinics for entire week. I’ve played in the event with the likes of Simona Halep, Kei Nishikori, Frances Tiafoe, Richard Gasquet, Genie Bouchard, Martina Hingis and Jelena Jankovic! Join me for a once in a lifetime opportunity for personal interaction with some of the world’s best tennis stars.

 

 Axel:

Nikon D7500

The Nikon D7500 camera stands out as one of my favorites with a durable body design and great battery life for those on the move. The body’s durability stems from a lightweight, monocoque structure made of carbon fiber composite material. It additionally has a 51-point autofocus system that allows one to quickly focus on erratically moving and low-contrast subjects. The camera allows the user to record up to 29:59 in 4K UHD/30p as well as Full HD, that can be played in MP4 format for smooth playback on smart devices. If you would like to learn more about the Nikon D7500 visit the Nikon website for more information. ​​

Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab Stabilizer 

Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab Stabilizer is a recent flagship gimbal from Zhiyun that is compatible with almost all the best-selling DSLRs on the market. It boasts versatile and ergonomic structure that can be held by the handle in a handy, underslung position. The stabilizer is integrated with wireless FHD image transmission, focus & zoom control, touch control and an all-inclusive control panel. If you would like more information on the Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab visit their website at www.zhiyun-tech.com.​​

Epson XP-7100

The Epson XP-7100 is a go to printer offering a wireless all-in-one printer with superior photo quality plus an Auto Document Feeder (ADF). It is a time saver with a 30-page ADF and auto 2-sided printing, copying and scanning. The printer also print custom projects with the use of the Creative Print App, which allows you to customize and share your photos, personal messages and more. The Expression Premium XP-7100 small-in-one Printer is currently available on Epson’s website at a special price of $99.99. ​​

GGTR Gamer Series Power Banks

The GGTR Gamer Series Power Bank is the ideal item for those who live an active lifestyle and are in need of faster charging capabilities for their devices. The power bank has a QuickCharge 3.0 input and output, meaning the charge compatible smartphones from 0 to 80% in 35 minutes. It comes in three fun, gamer-inspired designs along with three novelty sticker pads for the avid gamer. The GGTR Gamer Series DexCharge Powerbank is currently available at a price of $29.99, visit their website at www.gogotoro.com for more information​​

Dolby Dimension

The Dolby Dimension are the first wireless headphones perfected for home entertainment listening experience. The cinematic sound brings spectacular sound that allows for an immersive experience for people to better enjoy their shows, movies and music. The headphones use the new, proprietary technology called Dolby LifeMix, which allows users to control how much they hear of their surroundings. It also offers one-touch switching, by tapping one of the three source buttons in the right earcup to instantly change source devices, between Bluetooth-enable TVs, computers, tablets or phones. Dolby Dimension is currently available for a price of $599.00, if you would like more information you can visit their website at www.dolby.com.

 

Rick Limpert is a frequent contributor and guest on Kenosha Sports Extra. Rick grew up in Kenosha and Racine, but now is a sports tech writer and best selling author based in Atlanta, Ga.

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