Armdog Reviews

This is a feed from my other website Armdog Reviews. Basically, the site presents my reviews on various products and games that I’ve tried. It’s something I’ve thought about making for a while, but it was so different than the usual Amdall Gallery art posts, I thought a second site would be better. To save some money, I tried a WP.org hosted solution this time. I definitely miss the WordPress Reader with this one, but it’s nice to be able to use plugins on a fairly cheap plan.

  • Tourit Reusable Cooler Ice Pack
    by Armdog on October 16, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I have been taking my lunch to work for quite some time now, but bizarrely, for much of that time I hadn’t been using anything to keep things cool. Basically, I was carrying what became room temperature food and drink in a generic laptop bag. I finally purchased an insulated lunch bag, but along with that, I had to figure out a reusable cold pack. I started with a different product, but found most of my ice packs eventually leaked and I had to throw them away. I’m glad to…

  • Cooler Shock Reusable Ice Pack
    by Armdog on August 13, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I have been taking my lunch to work for quite some time now, but bizarrely, for much of that time I hadn’t been using anything to keep things cool. Basically, I was carrying what became room temperature food and drink in a generic laptop bag. I finally purchased an insulated lunch bag, but along with that, I had to figure out a reusable cold pack. My first purchase was this product by Cooler Shock. As usual, I was heavily influenced by product reviews, which seemed good for this item. As…

  • Crown Shades Pop Up Canopy
    by Armdog on August 1, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    We recently took a trip to the beach and wanted to find a portable canopy or shade we could take with us. We initially considered either getting beach umbrellas, or possibly renting something. But we had about seven people in our group, so I figured it would be a more cost effective solution to purchase our own pop-up canopy. Since renting things at a beach can cost like $25-35 per day, it seemed like this would just about pay for itself over the course of the entire trip. The key…

  • YoFun Mermaid Night Light
    by Armdog on August 1, 2021 at 12:57 am

    We recently received the YoFun Mermaid Night Light for my oldest daughter’s birthday. Both kids are in a major mermaid phase, partially brought on by a cartoon they love called H2O. They are also really into “DIY” (as they call it) and various crafts, so this build-your-own-mermaid kit was a perfect gift. The quality of this kit is excellent! The style and general look of the mermaid, shells, and tree are great; quite vibrant and fun. It was fairly easy to put together with the use of the glue that…

  • Treva Bug Repellent Fan
    by Armdog on July 24, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    This bug repellent fan is one that actually surprised me a bit. I purchased it on a whim after my sister-in-law told us about a restaurant she went to that had these at every table on their patio. This was a purchase that I fully expected to be a waste of money. I figured I’d buy this, use it a couple of times, then stow it in a closet for years. I was very wrong! It actually seems to work as advertised. Apparently, flies are really not interested in this…

  • JointlyCreating Water Shoes
    by Armdog on July 10, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Recently, my family and I took a trip to the beach. A few weeks ahead of the trip, I engaged in a somewhat lengthy search for a new pair of water shoes. I wanted something that 1) was relatively inexpensive, 2) didn’t look too goofy, and 3) was reasonably comfortable since I’d probably be wearing them all day. Basically, I was being fairly picky about the whole thing. I started with Target, then as usual found myself on Amazon browsing through the billion search results there. I ended up first…

  • Mission Belt Canvas Ratchet Belt
    by Armdog on June 19, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Every once in a while, you just happen to stumble onto some new knowledge that makes a huge impact on your day-to-day life. Finding out about ratchet belts was one of those “lightbulb on” moments for me. I’ve long struggled with belts and sizing, even going as far as buying a leather punch to add intermediate holes to older belts. One day, my brother-in-law happened to mention his discovery of Mission Belt’s ratchet system. I did some browsing, finding a previously unknown world of ratchet belts online. I decided, based…

  • Cinnamon Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars
    by Armdog on June 19, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    I’m generally a fan of Nature Valley’s crunchy granola bars. I switch between peanut butter, maple, and oats and honey periodically, but it’s often my go-to choice for an easy breakfast along with my morning coffee. Probably not the healthiest thing in the world to eat everyday, but it does the job of being easy to transport and tiding me over until lunch. In my attempt to save some money and buy in bulk, I was looking for these online and stumbled across the cinnamon variety. I’d never seen this…

  • FlipBelt Zipper Running Belt
    by Armdog on June 19, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Have you ever considered buying a fanny pack for running, but avoiding doing so because of how the look (and what people might think of you)? I definitely have. The thought actually crossed my mind enough to compel me to start researching “fanny packs that don’t look like fanny packs.” One result I came across was the FlipBelt, which apparently many people rave about online. It comes in several flavors, including the base model and one with a central zipper compartment. There are also so “pro” versions that don’t seem…

  • Amazon Buttoned Down Classic Fit Dress Shirt
    by Armdog on February 16, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Months ago, I was in the market to stock up on dress shirts. First, I searched around for my usual go-to dress shirt brands Croft & Barrow, J Crew, and Van Heusen. I bounced to the usual retailer sites, but couldn’t really find any good deals. Eventually, I found myself on Amazon browsing through what was on offer there. I came across Amazon’s “Buttoned Down” brand of dress clothes, and was immediately drawn in by the massive selection, size variety, and bizarrely sporadic prices. My preferred dress shirt size, 16.5…