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Oral-B 2000 Braun PRO CrossAction 2-Mode Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Oral-B 2000 Braun PRO CrossAction 2-Mode Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Offered by Discounted prices
Price: 49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Clean white teeth with minimal effort, 30 Jun 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is actually the first time I have used an electric toothbrush as I’ve always had faith in the old fashioned manual way of brushing my teeth. But I was excited to try this as I’ve heard many reports that electric brushes give a more thorough clean of your teeth as they’re more precise, so I approached the Oral-B 2000 with an open mind.

The first thing I noticed is that it’s obviously heavier than a conventional toothbrush, but it’s great design makes it very comfortable to hold and this easily compensates for the slightly increased weight that the battery adds.

The main thing to remember with the Oral-B 2000 is that you do not have to apply much pressure, it’s important to just let the toothbrush gently caress your teeth and work their magic. In fact I was surprised how little effort was required to brush my teeth, it’s just a matter of guiding the toothbrush over each tooth one at a time. It even includes a sensor to warn you if you’re pressing too hard, it really doesn’t require anything more than gentle contact with your teeth.

Once I’d mastered the technique of using the Oral-B 2000 I was very pleased with the results, my teeth not only looked nice and white but they also felt cleaner, as if the Oral-B 2000 had got into every nook and cranny. Six different brushing modes are supported, though some, like Massage mode, seem a bit gimmicky.

Generally I just stick to the Daily brush mode and find this suffices to give my teeth an excellent clean, leaving my teeth looking and feeling great in terms of looks and cleanliness. Overall the Oral-B 2000 gives very impressive results and is highly recommended.


Babies Firsts 120x60cm Spring Interior Cot Mattress
Babies Firsts 120x60cm Spring Interior Cot Mattress
Price: 35.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable and practical, 30 Jun 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a very well made mattress, it’s very durable whilst also being soft and comfortable. Being able to flip it over is a nice touch, as is the water-resistant cover, making a very practical choice for your baby, recommended.


Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor Kit
Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor Kit
Price: 92.50

3.0 out of 5 stars A very useful, if expensive, fertility aid, 6 Jun 2014
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The Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor Kit is a lot smaller and lighter than what I expected, and the small size is far more convenient as it can be carried around if needs be. My partner has been testing it and has found it very straightforward to use, though she says the touchscreen can be a little clumsy in use and sometimes requires a button to be pressed multiple times before it responds.

In use it’s just a matter of inserting the (rather expensive) sticks and waiting for the device to do its analysis and report back with a Low, High or Peak fertility rating. It’s an impressive piece if technology and definitely a big help in identifying key days for fertility.


Vango Cadair 250 Mummy Sleeping Bag - Atlantic
Vango Cadair 250 Mummy Sleeping Bag - Atlantic
Price: 29.15

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very comfortable and practical sleeping bag, 27 May 2014
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When rolled up the Vango Cadair 250 Mummy Sleeping Bag is surprisingly small and compact and I was initially concerned it maybe wasn't substantial enough to actually keep me warm in cold conditions. But, fortunately, it proved extremely efficient at retaining warmth thanks to it's very effective double-layer design, plus the inclusion of drawstrings that allow you to pull it tighter to your body and minimise the warmth getting out and the cold getting in.

The hood is also a nice touch and noticeably enhances the warmth and overall cosiness of the sleeping bag. I certainly got a very comfortable night sleep on a cold night while camping and will certainly be making the Vango Cadair 250 Mummy my sleeping bag of choice from now on.


Bose  FreeStyle Earbuds - Indigo
Bose FreeStyle Earbuds - Indigo
Price: 114.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A very comfortable fit and excellent sound quality, 20 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The first thing I noticed about these earbuds is how securely they fit into the ear. One gripe I’ve always had with in-ear earphones is the fact that one of them always seem to slowly slip out of my ear as I walk and needs constant re-adjusting. Not so with these, Bose’s StayHear tips means they fit the ear very securely, whilst still being comfortable to wear to the point where you don’t notice them in your ear.

Soundwise you’d expect high quality from Bose, and they don’t disappoint. The earphones give a very clear and full sound and handle bass very well, including at high volumes. They do tend to leak a bit of sound though, so be wary having these too loud when on a packed train.

The inline microphone/remote is a useful feature for use with my iPhone and the included carry case is a nice gesture on the part of Bose, though I doubt it will ever get used!

Overall, these are a very well designed set of earphones, highly recommended.


TDW8980 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Router with N Wireless Support
TDW8980 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Router with N Wireless Support
Offered by Kikatek
Price: 65.39

4.0 out of 5 stars A great value for money router, 20 May 2014
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The TP-Link TDW8980 is a mixed bag aesthetically, having an attractive jet-black and shiny finish, but the looks are then spoilt slightly by the 3 huge antennas on the back of it.

This is a dual band router and wireless performance is excellent over both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. The signal is also sufficiently strong with both bands to give complete wireless coverage throughout my house and even into the garden. Streaming video files is no problem whatsoever, with smooth playback of HD MKV movies.

Generally this is a great, if slightly middle of the road router. It’s not jam-packed with features, but for this price you can’t expect the same feature sets of high-end routers, and overall this is a very good value for money router.


Finish Quantum Regular (Pack of 1, Total 60 Tablets )
Finish Quantum Regular (Pack of 1, Total 60 Tablets )

5.0 out of 5 stars Super clean dishwashing!, 1 May 2014
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Finish dishwasher tablets have always given excellent results though I’ve never done a like-for-like comparison with any non-namebrand tablets. Therefore I can’t say definitively if these (quite expensive) Finish Quantum Regular tablets can out-clean the supermarket own-brand tablets. But I can definitely say that the cleaning results I got were excellent, particularly on the hotter settings.

Glass items in particular came up looking extremely clean and as good as new. So I’d say if you’re a perfectionist when it comes to cleaning then the Finish Quantum Regular dishwasher tablets are ideal.


Sage Instant Accounts 2014 (PC)
Sage Instant Accounts 2014 (PC)
Price: 106.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Small business accountancy made easy, 1 May 2014
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The installation of Sage Instant Accounts 2014 is very simple and once the activation code has been entered you’re up and running.

Finding your way around Sage is very straightforward thanks to a simple and uncluttered interface, and the built-in help and video tutorials are also excellent, making the learning curve for this product not too steep.

Sage Instant Accounts 2014 itself has all the features you’d expect for a small business, coming with a large range of reports, and customer invoices can be generated very easily.

Full support is given for e-banking and electronic filing of VAT Returns to HMRC, including the Flat Rate Scheme. A nice touch is the ability to get updates directly from Sage about tax legislation changes that may affect your business, which is a helpful feature.

Anyone who has used a basic accounts package before will feel at home with Sage Instant Accounts 2014 very quickly, and even for complete newbies the learning process will not take long, with most tasks being wizard-based, and the included help and tutorials are excellent.


Corel Painter X3 (PC/Mac)
Corel Painter X3 (PC/Mac)
Price: 259.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Painting without the mess!, 7 April 2014
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On first launch the sheer number of tools that Corel Painter X3 displays is a little overwhelming and gives the impression that this application has a steep learning curve. But once you get yourself acquainted with its nuances you soon realise that the huge array of tools are made a lot more accessible thanks to all the brush types being grouped into logical categories. In addition, an excellent feature is the ability to be able to search for a specific brush type, rather than having to manually find it. So, for instance, typing in “watercolour” will quickly bring up all the brushes of this type, which is extremely handy. It is then possible to get a preview of what the brush strokes will actually look like.

Another superb feature that aids usability is the Advanced Brush Controls, this is a context-based system that will only display the controls relevant to the brush you are using, this makes choosing the appropriate controls much easier.

The whole painting experience is wonderfully re-created and Painter X3 will create brush strokes based on things such as pressure applied or speed of the brush stroke, just like on real canvas. It’s even possible to set randomness and jitter levels so that strokes don’t appear too identical and have a proper human touch.

Corel Painter X3 is a fantastic application for anyone who wishes to have a dabble with painting but don’t want all the mess or expense of buying paints and brushes, etc. It has some very advanced features aimed at more professional artists but is user friendly enough to cater for hobbyists as well.


Russell Hobbs Smartglide Pro Steam Generator, 1.2 Litre, 2800 Watt, 5 Bar - White
Russell Hobbs Smartglide Pro Steam Generator, 1.2 Litre, 2800 Watt, 5 Bar - White
Offered by DRAYTON WHOLESALE
Price: 109.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes light work of all that ironing, 7 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The first thing I noticed about the Russell Hobbs Smartglide Pro is how quickly it’s ready to start ironing after being switched on, this a refreshing change from my previous steam iron that took quite a long time before it reached the correct temperature.

Another great feature is the stream strength, which is impressively strong and makes ironing so much easier and quicker and, thanks to the generously long lead, vertical ironing is also a breeze.

The separate water tank enables the iron to be refilled with water during ironing which is very convenient, and the tank size is far bigger than on my previous steam iron so long ironing sessions are possible. This is helped by the design of the iron itself, which is light and very comfortable to use.

Overall the Russell Hobbs Smartglide Pro is a very well designed steam iron that delivers excellent steam pressure for hassle-free ironing.


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