This is a seriously good-looking piece of equipment, with a nice heft to it and easily stored - comes with its own integral stand/charger and is handsome enough to be out on the worktop. It cleans easily too.
Though the blade is small, it seems to do its blending job fine, certainly making home-made soups far easier. The one quibble that one of my family had was this: like some lawnmowers, it needs starting by pressing 2 buttons at once, after which you can stop pressing one. I don't know if that's a safety feature. But some people, apparently, like to blend in short bursts, in order to be sure of stopping when they get just the right texture. For them, this feature is a bit of a pest because every time they restart, they have to do the press-both-buttons thing.
Ar £45 though, this is a pretty expensive item, and good as it looks, if I'd had to pay for it, I would check other brands first to see if there isn't something equally good but cheaper.