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Philips HR1863/01 Viva Collection Juicer, 2 Litre, 700 Watt, Brushed Aluminium
Philips HR1863/01 Viva Collection Juicer, 2 Litre, 700 Watt, Brushed Aluminium
Price: £54.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent juicer, 10 Jan. 2015
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I've never owned a juicer before. First impressions were that this is BIG for what it is. So big in fact, that it won't fit in the kitchen cupboards. Second impression was how terrible the instructions were. After a while I managed to get it together (probably through luck). Once assembled it is easy to use, and juices impressively. You can tell how impressive by how dry the pulp is that you have to remove to clean it. Talking of cleaning, it is pretty easy (but not as simple as the manufacturer says), and it helps that the parts are dishwasher safe. It's a pity you cannot use some fruits, such as bananas, but it has dealt impressively with everything else I have thrown into it, producing some delicious results. I'm giving it 4 stars, mainly for the size and instructions, but everything else about it is great.


Philips SW700M/05 Multiroom Speaker with Spotify Connect
Philips SW700M/05 Multiroom Speaker with Spotify Connect
Price: £84.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, but a little limited, 8 Jan. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a speaker for Spotify. This means that you need to have spotify premium (£10 a month), as well as access to a mobile device in order to queue up songs and choose songs. It does come with a 30 day trial, however after that if you do not subscribe to premium, then what you have is in effect a useless box. There is no way of connecting it to other devices, there are no other inputs. This is important to note, as you are buying Spotify speaker, and that's all. In terms of the sound, it is fine. I found the sound levels good for a speaker of this price range. I could not test the multiroom capacity as I only had one speaker. If you are looking for a speaker that allows you to play your Spotify premium songs then I would recommend this, however if you are looking for something that plays a bit more than spotify, then you can buy alternative speakers that connect to phones and tablets.


QuickBooks Premier 2015 (PC)
QuickBooks Premier 2015 (PC)
Offered by Buy Gifts UK
Price: £219.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need from a business finance package, 29 Dec. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've reviewed some previous packages from Intuit, so was looking forward to seeing how this package compared. I have also previously used some Sage products, which I must admit I found a little cumbersome and difficult to use. This was easy to install, and I do like the dashboard which shows at a glace the current status of your business. Add in that it produces HMRC approved returns, and that you can also run a multitude of reports, then it becomes the single tool you need to run the finances of a small business. My only issue is the sheer number of Quickbook products to choose from this year. Even looking at them I am not sure which one would be the best for my business, so I would recommend that you look at some of the cheaper ones first to see if they offer the functionality that you need.


Nursing Practice: Knowledge and Care
Nursing Practice: Knowledge and Care
by Ian Peate
Edition: Paperback
Price: £33.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & useful book, 12 Dec. 2014
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There is a lot in here, the book is huge with a great deal of content. It is well laid out in clear sections and there are examples and activities, and also an option to use the content on a mobile device. If you are looking at a nursing career then this should be a must buy. My only criticism would be that it is paperback. Something of this size should have been a hardback book. Still, it is definitely recommended.


Paul Lamond The Story Telling Game
Paul Lamond The Story Telling Game
Price: £10.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, but great fun, 1 Dec. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a really a game the whole family can play. The premise is simple, include in a story what is on a card that you hold. There are rules and a buzzer, however we found it equally fun just making up our own rules. This worked better, especially with a younger player (6). In fact we sometimes used to play a storytelling game in the car, each person took a turn to say a sentence. This games gives a bit more direction. It is really good fun and excellent for stimulating imaginations. Recommended.


BT 350 Digital Baby Monitor Lightshow
BT 350 Digital Baby Monitor Lightshow
Price: £54.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent baby monitor, 27 Nov. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Clear instructions, good range (even into the back garden). The sounds are nice, and it has multiple other features (such as temperature display, cry mode, and talkback). The sound is really clear and crisp and not once has there been interference such as on another monitor which we used to have. If you are looking for a baby monitor with plenty of features and one that is good quality, then I would definitely recommend this one. There were no negatives to it at all.


Sony SRS-X2 Wireless Speaker with NFC and Bluetooth - Black
Sony SRS-X2 Wireless Speaker with NFC and Bluetooth - Black
Price: £49.00

9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic speaker, 21 Nov. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First impressions were that this is small, very small. It takes seconds to pair with a phone or other device, and once paired you can start to use the speaker. Considering the size I was very impressed with the sound, it was deep, powerful, and pretty impressive for such a small speaker. It is very portable and can be charged from a micro USB cable (like a lot of other devices these days). The only negative would be at high volumes there is a little distortion and the sound quality dips somewhat, but that is at the extreme end of the volume scale. At normal listening volumes, this product is a delight and extremely good value for anyone looking for a small, portable speaker.


QuickBooks Online Essentials, 12-Month Subscription (Mac/PC)
QuickBooks Online Essentials, 12-Month Subscription (Mac/PC)
Price: £34.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Everything a very small business would need - just check the other options first, 24 Oct. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Lots of features, especially suitable for small businesses (including one-man-bands and micro businesses). It is only for 12 months of the software, so factor that into your consideration as to whether it is cost effective or not. It is easy to use, but I would recommend really looking at these packages to see which one is the most suitable. For example for most types of businesses like I have mentioned above, the simplestart package (which is cheaper) would suffice. If you are looking for multiple user access then go for this version as the simplestart only has one user included.


QuickBooks Pro 2015 (PC)
QuickBooks Pro 2015 (PC)
Price: £118.15

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and easy to use, 24 Oct. 2014
This review is from: QuickBooks Pro 2015 (PC) (DVD-ROM)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I'd used a previous version of QuickBooks, so I was keen to see the possible differences. It was simple to install (on my Windows 7 machine) and immediately it was clear that the home screen has been updated so that everything you need is laid out very simply. It has the ability to create very professional looking invoices, calculate VAT, and manage pretty much every function a small business might need to use (including a business snapshot screen). The only thing it really doesn't do it Payroll (you have to buy the + Payroll version for that). I would say that if you are a small business owner looking for this type of product, then this is certainly something to consider. If you only had last years version then it may be worth waiting another year or so as the changes themselves are not that drastic.


Braun NTF3000 No Touch Plus Forehead Digital Thermometer
Braun NTF3000 No Touch Plus Forehead Digital Thermometer
Price: £33.14

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic thermometer, 24 Oct. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
We used to have an ear thermometer, which was a utter nightmare in the night-time to get a reading on the kids without waking them. This is so easy, it doesn't even have to be touching them at all! I found this hard to believe, but it really works. In fact I tried a no touching test, followed by a touching test, then used the ear thermometer, and got the same readings on all of them. Batteries are included (AA) which is good, and there is a traffic light system guide to advise you on the temperature. The old ear thermometer has gone in the bin, this is the way forward. Our kids are now a little older (6 & 9), but this is still excellent for their ages too, in fact for all the family. It is more hygienic (no poking in ears!) and is quick and very easy to use. For a young baby I would consider this type of product an absolute essential. If you are on the lookout for a family thermometer, then this is the one for you.


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