May 26

Maxbo 2016 Drone ★★★★★

Maxbo 2016 New Release Drone

Maxbo 2016 New Released Drone

I’ve flown a lot of drones. Smaller ones tend to zip around like mosquitoes — fast but requiring more skill to fly. The Maxbo is small (about the size of my hand), but it’s surprisingly stable in the air. I love the small blades. They are well-protected by built-in in bumpers in case you crash, but the box comes with an extra set.

The Maxbo wins for good looks and night lights. It lacks a camera, headless mode, and return to home, but it can do flips in the air like the best of them. Flying time is standard for drones like this. If you want more than six minutes, you’ll need extra batteries. Overall, the Maxbo ranks as one of my all-time favorite small drones for beauty, simplicity, and ease of use.

This product was provided for review by HomeTools.

May 26

Scotts Turf Builder Bermudagrass Seed ★★★★☆

Scotts Turf Builder Bermudagrass Seed

Scotts Turf Builder Bermudagrass Seed

Of my six patches of different varieties of grass, bermudagrass took the longest to germinate (about ten days). It grows more slowly. Whereas the others are inches tall now and need to be mowed, bermudagrass is on the order of millimeters after about three weeks. I’m not sure if it will grow taller or if that’s it.

The short stubby blades spread like a thick carpet — more densely packed than the tall, willowy blades of other grasses. Its deep, dark green color stands out. Truth be told, it’s an ugly grass, but I can’t knock it for being what it is. The bag says bermudagrass. I got bermudagrass.

What I’m really hoping to see is the bermudagrass crowding out the lawn weeds like the advertising promises. The way it grows in so thick, that just might happen, but it will be awhile. It grows so slow.

For those who wonder, I live in a hot, dry climate, but our weather has been mild. The test patch was clay soil in an area that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. I actually sprinkled the rest all over the rest of my lawn, but it’s hard for me to see if it germinated there because the other grasses/weeds/dead plant matter are so much taller.

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

May 26

Scotts EZ Seed Dog Spot Repair ★★★☆☆

Scotts EZ Seed 17446 Tall Fescue Dog Spot Repair

Scotts EZ Seed 17446 Tall Fescue Dog Spot Repair

This seed actually grows well, but since a lot of the bottle is sod and not seed, I have to use quite a bit of in in one area to get a thicker layer of grass. The sod expands when wet to cover the seed, but I still saw a lot of bare seeds in my little test patch. It’s just not that economical for what it promises to do and can’t.

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May 26

Pharma GP Vilact Skin Lotion ★★☆☆☆

Pharma GP Vilact Skin Lotion

Pharma GP Vilact Skin Lotion

I knew from the moment I put this on that this lotion would not agree with me — or I with it. It makes my hands feel sticky. And the scent, how shall I put it? It smells like food that’s beginning to rot. I’ll throw in a star for actually moisturizing despite all the drawbacks, but this is not something I would throw good money at, not even at a discount.

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

May 26

Greendale Home Fashions Bistro Chair Cushion★★★★☆

Greendale Home Fashions Round Indoor/Outdoor Bistro Chair Cushion, Timberland Floral, 15-Inch, Set of 2

Greendale Home Fashions Round Indoor/Outdoor Bistro Chair Cushion, Timberland Floral, 15-Inch, Set of 2

I’m using these cushions for decorative purposes, as we don’t sit on our bistro chairs often. They look nice, but they are overstuffed and firm, so I don’t know how comfortable I’d be on them for more than a few minutes. They are certainly an improvement on the ratty old cushions they replaced, so I’m happy.

May 26

Ablet Bluetooth Sports Earphone ★★★★★

Ablet Green Bluetooth Sports Earphone

Ablet Green Bluetooth Sports Earphone

My son has four sets of earphones to choose from, but the Ablet earphones are his personal favorite. He wears them everywhere. Whereas he complains that some of the others fall out, these stay in his ears just fine — no need for wings or hooks. He says the connection is good (used with iPod Touch) and there’s no static. As I can’t seem to look at him without seeing these things growing out of his ears, I’d say they are a bonafide hit. The only time I’ve heard him complain was when he had to charge them. Each charge lasts about four hours of continuous use. Please don’t ask how I know that.

This product was provided for review by Ablet.

May 26

Weed B Gon Max Crabgrass Control ★★★☆☆

The Scotts Ortho Weed B Gon Max Crabgrass Control

The Scotts Ortho Weed B Gon Max Crabgrass Control

This weed killer is the concentrated version of Ortho Weed B Gon MAX Plus Crabgrass Control RTU Wand and Ortho B Gon MAX Plus Crabgrass Control RTU Trigger Weed Killer. I don’t need to go out and buy a sprayer. I just need to dilute this stuff in those bottles when they’re empty. It’s so much more economical.

Does this weed killer work on crabgrass? Yes, but very slowly. It takes a week for the grass to look wilted and yellow enough for me to say it’s working. To speed things up, I dug all the crabgrass out of the bedding up to the border and then cut the roots. What was left exposed, I sprayed with this weed killer. That did the trick. The grass dies much faster that way.

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

May 26

Nature’s Bounty Radiant Skin Ceramocides ★☆☆☆☆

Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Radiant Skin Ceramocides

Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Radiant Skin Ceramocides

Those little beads looked like they belong on a necklace. I had to double check to make sure these were something I was supposed to swallow. I’m still alive and kicking, so they aren’t extremely toxic, but my skin looks like it always has. I keep staring at it to see if the radiance is buried underneath all those wrinkles. Alas, none can be seen. At least I don’t feel any ill effects.

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May 26

WYZworks Lightweight Expandable Garden Hose Green ★★★☆☆

WYZworks 100 feet Lightweight Expandable Garden Hose Green + 7 Function Spray Nozzle + Shut-off Valve

WYZworks 50/75/100 feet (100 feet) Lightweight Expandable Garden Hose Green + 7 Function Spray Nozzle + Shut-off Valve

I’ve had a lot of experience with expandable hoses. They do eventually burst, but if they last a year, they’re worth it to me. This hose has not leaked yet, but I’ve experienced a problem I’ve never had with other like hoses. As soon as I turn the faucet off, water gushes out where the hose meets the faucet. I have no idea why, but I have to brace myself to get wet every time I turn it off.

May 26

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Treats ★★★★★

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Treats

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Treats

My dog isn’t normally a fan of biscuits, but she sure made an exception for Wilderness Bayou Biscuits. Must be the alligator and catfish. These are not swallow-size biscuits, not for cocker spaniels, anyway. She has to break it into pieces, but she has no problem doing that. Yum! Probably the first biscuits she’s ever gotten excited over.

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