Mar 26

Mudder 3 Circle Dial Display Time Golden Steel Men’s Wrist Watch ★★★★★

Mudder 3 Circle Dial Display Time Golden Steel Men’s Wrist Watch

I couldn’t figure out by the Amazon listing photo how the Mudder 3 Circle Dial Display Men’s Wrist Watch worked. The hand stands still. The dials move. There are three sections: hour, minutes, seconds. It took a bit of getting used to, but not that hard to pick up.

It’s a cool watch, if a bit flashy. It fits my 5 ¾” wrist (the smallest setting), and will fit up to a 7 ½” wrist. The two free metal loops that hold the loose end of the band have a tendency to slide. They stay in place if the watch is on snug.

How well does it keep time? Very well. I set it to my Android phone. It’s been more than a week and it hasn’t lost a minute yet.

This product was provided for review by Mudder.

Mar 26

Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone System ★★★★☆

Sennheiser RS 165 RF Wireless Headphone System

Sometimes, my kids like to watch TV or play their Wii when there are adults in the room. Adults don’t want the noise dialed up too loud. The kids can’t hear over the adults. Sennheiser Wireless Headphones are the perfect solution.

These were easy to set up. I just had to hook up a cable to the TV and plug the stand into the wall. Note that only an auxiliary cable is included. I had to dig around my cable drawer for a dual RCA red/white) cable. I ended up using an RCA cable with yellow and black plugs on one end and red, white, and yellow plugs on the other. I just left the extra plugs dangling.

To use, all I have to do is turn it on. If I want sound to only come out of the headset, I turn the TV volume down. The sound quality is everything I expect from Sennheiser – crisp and clear, with amazing sound separation I noticed from just watching TV. The range is incredible. The headphones don’t have to see the stand. In fact, I walked away into another room behind the headphone stand with walls in between and still had good reception. My son give it his stamp of approval.

I like the charging stand, the intuitive and easy to reach controls on the headphones, and the padding all around. I don’t like that it sits a little on my ears and put pressure all around. It’s somewhat firm and I can’t loosen that by expanding the size.

This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.

Mar 26

Umberto Beverly Hills U Color 3.0 – Dark Medium Brown ★★★★★

Umberto Beverly Hills U Color 3.0 – Dark Medium Brown

I have had great success with other shades of Umberto Beverly Hill U demi-permanent hair dyes. They are supposed to last four to six weeks, but I find they last a great deal longer, especially when I pair it with John Frieda Clear Glaze. I think it’s been at least three months since I had to dye my hair. The dark medium brown shade is very dark, almost black. When it rinses out, it looks like a dark, charcoal gray. That works great with my Asian hair, blending my grays in so that I don’t notice them at all. If I look hard, I can see them. I have to look hard.

Umberto Beverly Hills U is gentle. It doesn’t make my scalp itch like some other dyes. It doesn’t burn my eyes, and the fumes don’t make me gasp for air. Roots don’t grow out. The color just fades away until one day I notice I need to dye my hair again.

For those with long hair like mine, I use then entire box (two packets). One packet is sufficient for short hair.

Mar 24

Chocobanana ★★★★☆


Chocobanana looks like cake on the Amazon listing. In real life, it looks more like a Twix bar and tastes like a nutrition bar – more banana than choco, not too sweet. It fills me up in between meals. If you’re looking for cake or chocolate, this might not be for you. If you want a snack bar to fill you up, it works. Only 70 Calories each, but they are small bars.

This product was provided for review by Qarnosa.

Mar 24

Hyundai HCR-580 Vehicle Black Box ★★★★★

Hyundai HCR-580 Vehicle Black Box DVR Road Dash Video Camera Recorder 12MP Full HD 1920x1080P Car DVR 120 Degree Wide Angle 2.7inch LCD Traffic Dashboard Camcorder with Night Vision

The Hyundai HCR-580 is one of the tiniest dash cams I’ve ever owned. It’s about half the size of the one I normally use. The screen is that much smaller, but we only need the screen to adjust the camera angle and to occasionally review footage. If you wanted, you could buy a GoPro accessories kit and use it as an action cam. I did try that with my GoPro accessories kit and it works. It looks just like an action cam, except it doesn’t come with a waterproof case.

This is a wonderful camera on so many levels. It can be mounted on the dashboard or windshield. (I use it on my dash with a beanbag mount.) We can flip the image so that it doesn’t come out upside down when we play it back on the PC. We can set the screen to turn off while we’re driving so it doesn’t disturb us, though it’s too small to disturb me anyway. It comes with a case. I’m not sure why, because it doesn’t really need one.

The only thing you’ll need for this cam is a micro SD card. Make sure you buy one. I don’t have an instruction manual (didn’t come with one) to see what’s recommended for this cam, but I use class 10 cards because that is what is recommended with other dash cams. If you can get class 10, I recommend it.

This product was provided for review by Innolife.

Mar 24

Rosarita Vegetarian Refried Beans ★★★★★

Rosarita Vegetarian Refried Beans

My daughter’s vegetarian. I try to only use vegetarian refried beans for her burritos. The whole family ends up eating it, because I don’t want to make two sets of burritos. Honestly, I don’t think anyone even notices Rosarita Vegetarian Refried Beans are vegetarian. They taste just like regular refried beans. They cook like them, also, getting more “melted” as they heat up.

Mar 22

DBPOWER 1080P Video Projector ★★★★☆

DBPOWER 1080P Video Projector 854*540 2000 Lumens HD Home Theater Multimedia LCD Projector HDMI USB TV DVD WII

What a nice projector. The DBPOWER Video Projector huge, with the biggest lens I’ve ever seen. It comes with a remote control, lens paper, an extra fuse, a VGA cable, an RCA cable, and even a coaxial cable connector male/female converter. No HDMI cable was included, but there’s an HDMI port. I skipped the cables and used my flash drive. The projector has two USB ports for those who need them.

Controls are located on the top, but it’s very basic. I prefer using the remote. The only problem is the IR receiver sits on the front of the projector, the same as on other projectors I’ve owned. I always sit behind the projector. That’s about the only thing I don’t care for.

I started watching right away on my cloth backdrop that doubles as my screen. One thing I that had my heart off the bat is the keystone correction, which we use to adjust the image when we project it up or downwards at an angle to our screen. That way, our image always looks rectangular, not like a trapezoid. The volume is adjustable and can be quite loud. And how are the videos? During daylight hours with the shutters closed, I can see the image but not that well. At night, with the room lights on, it’s perfectly doable. Watch in the dark, and it shines.

This product was provided for review by DBPOWER.

Mar 22

Chalk Markers by Vegas Wand ★★★★★

Chalk Markers by Vegas Wand™ Deep Earthy Color Liquid Chalk Pen – Professional 10 Pack

We’ve had chalk markers before, but not the earth tones set. I gave these to my daughter and she went to work on the sliding glass mirror in her room. Boy, was I surprised when I came to look at her creation. It was beautiful. I love the color palette. Vegas Wand Chalk Markers marked like paint. In fact, my husband asked if she used paint. No, it was chalk markers, but hard to believe because artwork is so opaque. We didn’t see a lot of streaking that I’d expect from markers.

Her work dried quickly. She would erase large mistakes with water, which came right off. Smaller errors, she’d scratch off. I’m so impressed with what she could do with these markers. Five stars!

This product was provided for review by Vegas Wand.

Mar 22

Aduro AquaSound WSP40 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker ★★★★☆

Aduro AquaSound WSP40 Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Portable Speaker with Stand and Suction Cup (Black/Pink)

I’m used to round or square shower speakers. Rectangular threw me off, but that leaves more room for a larger speaker and I appreciate the better sound quality. I love that the Aduro AquaSound speaks English well. So many of them speak broken English with thick accents, I was beginning to forget what’s proper.

Pairing was quick and easy and it reconnects immediately. I get a good Bluetooth range. Phone calls are okay, but the speaker sometimes breaks in and out. I would prefer not to take calls that way.

I like the dedicated controls. I don’t have to worry about how many times to push a button to raise the volume or remembering whether it’s supposed to be a short or long press. The volume button is for volume only.

The suction cup works well. I’ve had this in my shower for a couple of weeks, and it hasn’t failed. If I want, I can remove the suction cup and pull out the stand. Nice.

This product was provided for review by Entronik.

Mar 22

Jergens Natural Glow Tan Extender ★★★★★

Jergens Natural Glow Tan Extender

Living in this sunny climate, I don’t think my tan will ever have the chance to fade. I used Jergens Natural Glow Tan Extender for the moisturizing effect, and it works well for that purpose. The lotion is tinted. I’m not sure if that darkens my skin any. If it does, it couldn’t be much. I can’t tell. I like the sweet, earthy rich scent. They ought to make more lotions smell like this.

This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.