Review: JLHua Silicone Multi-Use Cartoon Cat Trivet Mat (set of 6 Pack) Insulated Flexible Durable Non Slip Hot Pads and Coasters Cup Mats

  • September 16, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of JLHua Silicone Multi-Use Cartoon Cat Trivet Mat (set of 6 Pack) Insulated Flexible Durable Non Slip Hot Pads and Coasters Cup Mats. Yup, Grumpy Cat is Purple We have three cats in our house so you could definitely say we’re cat people. When we wanted to get new coasters to supplement what we had already I took on the task of finding some that looked cool.

Read More

Review: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

  • September 16, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Two Games in One I have a coworker and friend who I’ll occasionally play games with over lunch, and for the rare couple nights. She’s someone who you could totally see fighting in the arenas millenia ago, in a previous life. So it was her that I wanted to play Tash-Kalar with for the first time, given how thematic it is, which works out well since the game itself recommends that your first game be a two-player High Form game, with some of the more advanced cards left out.

Read More

Review: Babymoov Dream Belt – Maternity Sleep Support & Cushion for Ultimate Comfort during Pregnancy

  • September 10, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Babymoov Dream Belt – Maternity Sleep Support & Cushion for Ultimate Comfort during Pregnancy, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Feels Good, When It Works My partner is currently 36 weeks pregnant, but for the last couple of months she’s had difficultly getting to, and staying, asleep. This is naturally part of pregnancy, but we’re constantly on the lookout for products that can help her through the nights.

Read More

Review: AmazonBasics PlayStation 4 Controller Charging Cable

  • September 5, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of AmazonBasics PlayStation 4 Controller Charging Cable, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. An Improvement Over AmazonBasics’ Last Offerings The AmazonBasics line of products has quickly become my go-to for USB, HDMI, and digital audio cables, as well as for Nintendo 3DS/DS and tablet carrying cases. However, the last batch of USB cables I purchased for my Android devices have ended up aging quite poorly, due to what I believe is the small size of the plastic on the Micro USB end.

Read More

Review: Galaxy Trucker

  • September 4, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Galaxy Trucker, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Too Random For My Taste When it comes to board games that I really enjoy playing I definitely enjoy games with strategy, with a bit of luck involved. Galaxy Trucker has pretty nice components, and an interesting enough dynamic, where each player must build a spaceship and then use it during space travels to handle various events.

Read More

Review: New York Slice

  • August 22, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the board game New York Slice, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Delicious Fun The idea behind New York Slice is actually pretty simple, and something you may have received a taste of as a child. Given a full pizza, or a cake, how do you best slice it so that everyone gets a fair share? Simple: let the person that cuts it select the last piece.

Read More

Review: Enjoy Learning Japanese Kanji: Discover Their Hidden Meanings

  • July 30, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Enjoy Learning Japanese Kanji: Discover Their Hidden Meanings, written by Kun Ho Park and Kyung Yong Kong, and received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Not a Book for Beginners Right off I’m going to state that I failed when it came to this book. I have a number of books to help learn how to read Kanji, but as with all of them, despite my best efforts I’ve failed to gain much from them.

Read More

Review: FELINE GREENIES Dental Treats Oven Roasted Chicken Flavor 11 Ounces

  • July 30, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of FELINE GREENIES Dental Treats Oven Roasted Chicken Flavor 11 Ounces, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Mostly Cat Approved Years ago, we started giving Greenies to our cat after the vet had recommended them to help clean our cat’s teeth. Since then I’ve picked up Greenies on an occasional base for my last cat, but never for the three cats I’m living with now.

Read More

Review: CRAVE Grain Free High Protein Salmon Paté Wet Cat Food Trays

  • July 30, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of CRAVE Grain Free High Protein Salmon Paté Wet Cat Food Trays, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Messy to Open, Despite Little Juice We have three cats of varying ages, who mostly free-graze on dry food throughout the day. As a treat we’ll give them varying types of wet food, with one of them just lapping up the juices, and the other two eating what they can.

Read More

Review: AmazonBasics Xbox One Wired Controller

  • July 4, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the AmazonBasics Xbox One Wired Controller, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. In My Eyes (and Hands) A Much Better Xbox One Controller Note: This item does not yet seem to be available for purchase from Amazon. For these reasons the links point to my review on Amazon. I never owned an original Xbox with the ‘Duke’ controller, but as a longtime PlayStation owner I recall noting how fat the Xbox 360 controller felt in my hands.

Read More