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Philips SpeedCare Compact Steam Generator Iron GC6631/30 with 170 g Steam Boost and 1.2 Litre Water Tank, 2400 Watt, 4.5 Bar, Purple
Philips SpeedCare Compact Steam Generator Iron GC6631/30 with 170 g Steam Boost and 1.2 Litre Water Tank, 2400 Watt, 4.5 Bar, Purple
Price: £200.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent iron, 14 Dec 2014
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Got this as a replacement for my existing, somewhat tired iron, and wanted to try this new style of steam generator type iron.

At first I thought it seemed quite bulky - the whole package is bigger than a standard iron. However, once I used it, I realised that it doesn't really matter, and is actually a benefit - all your water is stored in the main reservoir that can sit at the side, and means the iron component is actually lighter and smaller than a normal iron.

The effectiveness of the iron is easily the best of any iron I've ever used. The powerful release of steam is a huge help to any ironing. It takes about 15-20 seconds from the first time you press the steam button for it to feed through, but then it's pretty much instant.
Makes short work of any of the ironing I do (mainly cotton shirts), but no bother on any of the others settings with other fabrics.

In summary, pretty pricey, but highly recommended.


Super Deal Genie Watch Back Case Opener Repair Remover Screw Wrench HOT
Super Deal Genie Watch Back Case Opener Repair Remover Screw Wrench HOT
Offered by K Direct
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great money saver, 13 Dec 2014
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This is great. I always either take my watch in, or send it away, usually a fair cost. I decided to get this instead, and it's been great - I changed batteries in my Tissot watch without any issue, and also changed battery in my wife's Storm watch.

Lots of different wee connectors included to fit a wide variety of watches.

In summary, highly recommended.


The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers Book 1)
The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers Book 1)
Price: £7.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book, 12 Dec 2014
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Was really looking forward to this book, being a long time fan of Mr Hamilton's work.

Thankfully, I've not been disappointed. This is a riveting tale of life inside the Void, that was the subject of the author's previous books, coupled with life outside the Void, in the Commonwealth of Pandora's Star/Judas Unchained novels.
There is a distinct similar feeling to the Void Trilogy, where much of it is focussed on a lower tech society within the Void - however, where the Void trilogy books flicked between both, most of the action in this book takes place in the Void, albeit with some non-Void characters thrown in.

It rips along at a great pace, and I flew through it, as couldn't wait to see where it was going.

In summary, an excellent book. Can easily be read without going through the previous books, I would say - but I think for the best reading enjoyment, I would definitely start at Pandora's Star and work from there.


Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Diesel Engine
Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Diesel Engine
Offered by modelstore
Price: £8.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent wooden railway engine, 12 Dec 2014
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Picked this up as Diesel has become a particular favourite with my son.

It's a nice rendition of Diesel for the wooden railway (compatible with Brio, BigJigs etc), fits well, suitable for joining onto other wooden railway trains etc.

Not got a huge amount of detail other than the face - all the other detail apart from the cab is just painted lines on the side. However, it is generally a bit cheaper than some of the other Thomas models, so I guess that is reflected fairly in the price.

In summary, recommended


Toyrific Cash Register
Toyrific Cash Register
Price: £16.45

3.0 out of 5 stars Good functions, poor build quality, 12 Dec 2014
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Got this for my son's birthday, as he was expressing an interest in buying things, shopping etc, so thought he would like this.

It has a lot of plus points - good range of components - it has a conveyer belt, a scanner, a working keyboard, a credit card swipe, and till door that pops open. Lots of activities for kids to enjoy.

However, it generally blots its copybook by the poor quality. Obviously all the functions at the price above is pretty good, so don't want to be over critical, but it feels very cheap - for example the till drawer is very flimsy and doesn't really open straight, and included money isn't even close to being able to fit in very small space in the till drawer.

In summary, it's a decent buy - still probably the best of the alternatives I looked at - but set your expectations fairly low on the quality front.


QuickBooks Premier 2015 (PC)
QuickBooks Premier 2015 (PC)
Price: £222.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality software, 12 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Got this to do my fairly basic company accounts, and have been really impressed.

This software covered everything I need for my small company, is easy to use, and saves a lot of cash by taking accountants away from the fairly straightforward tasks that end up piling up when it comes to invoice time.

In particular, liked the dashboard function to give you a clear picture of your business.

This is easier and cheaper to use than the equivalent Sage products that I've tried.

In summary, highly recommended.


Microfibre Towel for Travel, Beach, Bath, Gym, Camping - XL Extra Large but Compact, Antibacterial and Quick Dry with small Carry Pouch (Lavender, 60 x 30 Inches)
Microfibre Towel for Travel, Beach, Bath, Gym, Camping - XL Extra Large but Compact, Antibacterial and Quick Dry with small Carry Pouch (Lavender, 60 x 30 Inches)
Offered by Grabbits
Price: £20.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic towel, 29 Nov 2014
Wasn't sure what to expect when I got this towel - looked like a bit of a different concept, so I thought it would be worth giving it a go.

My first reaction on opening the package was surprise at the sheer size of the folded towel - it's tiny. It fits neatly into a small pouch, and I assumed on looking at it, than when I unfolded it it would be something the size of a tea towel.
However, it folded out to a pretty big size. It so small folded simply because it is very thin material that folds up very well.

The feel was very soft, really nice to the touch, but didn't feel like the sort of surface that would be much use at drying.
However, I was completely wrong about that - I used it for the first time after a shower, and it was great. Nice and soft, feels warm, but also excellent at drying - I felt it just feels better and more effective than a normal cotton towel (though obviously cotton towels range in effectiveness too).
Definitely at the top of the list for me when it comes to buying any new towels.

In summary, highly recommended.


Philips E14 Small Edison Screw 6 Watt LED Dimmable Luster, Warm White
Philips E14 Small Edison Screw 6 Watt LED Dimmable Luster, Warm White
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality light bulb, 27 Nov 2014
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This is a top quality LED light bulb. Colour and brightness are excellent, definitely a decent approximation of a standard 60w bulb.

Runs fairly hot, but not ridiculously so. Only other point to note is that it isn't dimmable.

Highly recommended.


The Friendly Swede Silicone Fasteners for Garmin Vivofit Wristband (12 Pack)
The Friendly Swede Silicone Fasteners for Garmin Vivofit Wristband (12 Pack)

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent accessory for the Vivofit, 25 Nov 2014
Got these as though I think the Vivofit is great, its odd clasp does make it liable to fall off.

These are spot on. A couple are probably ideal to hold the strap on, and cover the end of the strap that goes over the top, and can catch things quite easily.
I like having a nice range of colours too, being able to add a bit of colour to the black wristband I've got without going over the top is a great option too.

Highly recommended.


Airfix 1:48 Scale Supermarine Spitfire MkVb Messerschmitt Bf109E Dogfight Doubles Gift Set
Airfix 1:48 Scale Supermarine Spitfire MkVb Messerschmitt Bf109E Dogfight Doubles Gift Set
Price: £22.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality set, 19 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Thought this looked like a great set, two of the most famous aeroplanes in history in the one pack.

Haven't done an Airfix kit for years, and was interested to see what kind of improvements have been made. I was really impressed - the instructions are very clear, and easy to find the relevant pieces as every single piece is clearly marked - A/B/C etc denoting each group of parts, and then individual numbers for each part.

One thing I did find at that this stage was some of the parts were quite difficult to disconnect from the plastic frame - most pieces easily twisted off, but parts that had thin connectors within them are easily broken, though this is a fairly minor point if you take care.

Apart from that, it is an enjoyable, and fairly challenging (with the smaller parts) to put together, but very rewarding once it is complete.

Another improvement is the inclusion of brushes and differents paints - I can remember having to keep a selection of enamel paint colours, nice not to have to worry about that.

In summary, this is a top class kit, and highly recommended.


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