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RTX DUALphone 3088 for Skype (No PC Required)
RTX DUALphone 3088 for Skype (No PC Required)

4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal Except for Clunky Buttons, 1 Mar. 2013
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My partner and I wanted to avoid having a second phone line put in for business purposes and we chose to have an 0800 number linked to a Skype In number. We then ordered this phone to link to that Skype account.

Things have worked out really well. There is a base station with the DUALphone that connects to our router with a Cat5 cable (included). No configuration of either the base station or the router was needed. There is a separate cradle for charging the handset. The rechargeable batteries that come with the phone are initially discharged, so you do need to wait for 10 minutes before starting to set up the phone. Full charging takes about 6 hours, as stated in the manual.

There's a CD provided that contains the user manual in PDF format. You may well find that you don't really need to refer to that because the menu system on the handset is really self-explanatory.

There are many ring tones to choose from, so you're very likely to find something that suits you.

The only point that denies this phone a five star rating is that the keyboard is indeed awkward. Buttons need to be pressed in a very positive way in order to get results.


Oregon Scientific RM303W ColourBerry Projection Clock, White
Oregon Scientific RM303W ColourBerry Projection Clock, White

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally a Quality Radio-Controlled Alarm Clock, 1 Mar. 2013
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Over the past few months I have worked my way through numerous cheap radio-controlled alarm clocks, always ending up with something not fit for its purpose. I chose this Oregon clock in a final desperate effort to get something I could rely on.

At this point, everything is looking good. The clock will run on batteries alone but also comes with a mains adapter. So not only will it keep going in the event of a power cut, but also will not eat its way through a planet-threatening number of batteries. Straight out of the box, on batteries alone, it seemed to struggle to find a radio signal. Once on mains, that was no problem.

Running on mains, the projector can be switched on all the time. I am projecting the time onto the bedroom ceiling, and the image is surprisingly crisp and clear.

A small inconvenience is that if you want 24-hour times, as I do, then you need to go through a process. You have to set 24 hour mode with the manual set-time feature and then wait a few hours for the clock to once more search for a radio signal.

The alarm signal is for me ideal: not so quiet that I am going to sleep through it, but not so loud that I wake to a heart attack.


49 Quick Ways to Market Your Business for Free: An Instant Guide to Marketing Success
49 Quick Ways to Market Your Business for Free: An Instant Guide to Marketing Success
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Free Tips, 1 Mar. 2013
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Currently available for free, this eBook provides some very useful tips for those starting up a small business with a Web presence. Each of the 49 suggestions is brief and to the point, so it's very easy to pick out what you need and skip over what you already know.


Kitchen Craft Master Class Deluxe Stainless Steel Potato Ricer
Kitchen Craft Master Class Deluxe Stainless Steel Potato Ricer
Price: £13.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Cottage Pie, 1 Mar. 2013
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We use this to make a lovely fluffy potato topping for cottage pies.

It squeezes out the potato to a really fine consistency and is easy to operate. It's best not to overfill the container.

Comes out of the dishwasher nice and clean without any signs of deterioration.


SEO 2015 & Beyond :: Search engine optimization will never be the same again (Webmaster Series)
SEO 2015 & Beyond :: Search engine optimization will never be the same again (Webmaster Series)
Price: £2.93

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time for a White Hat, 16 Feb. 2013
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I think this book makes a very strong case that the only way to do search engine optimisation going forward is to be straight and provide value to Web site visitors.

I did feel that there was quite a bit of repetition, but in some ways that helped to reinforce the points made. In such a short book, many valuable suggestions are made including links to useful tools. There is a strong suggestion throughout that one might use Wordpress, and I do not wish to do that.

Considering the price, I am happy that I bought this book.


Texet A4 Laminator
Texet A4 Laminator
Offered by Easico
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Value, 8 Feb. 2013
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My partner and I are just starting up a small business and wanted to be able to laminate some paperwork for showing to customers without spending the earth on equipment. This laminator has been ideal for us so far. In spite of the low price, there is even a set of 5 A4 pouches in the box to get you started.

The laminator sits on rubbery feet to help prevent heat from getting through to the surface beneath. The rollers are very quiet and hold the pouch well as they pull it through. The result is cool to the touch straight after being laminated.


Rolson Tools 60335 Heavy Duty Helping Hand with 60mm Magnifying Glass
Rolson Tools 60335 Heavy Duty Helping Hand with 60mm Magnifying Glass
Price: £6.60

4.0 out of 5 stars Uneven Lens but Good Value, 21 Jan. 2013
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Considering the price I am very happy with this. There are plenty of joints to set the tools at the right angle and the wing nuts are adequate to hold everything in place. Given that there are only a couple of crocodile clips for holding things, I wouldn't really describe this as "heavy duty", but I wasn't expecting more. The lens is quite uneven but it offers reasonable magnification. The packaging states that magnification is 6X, but realistically it's about 2.25X.


Blick A4 Multi Labels (25 Sheets, 8 per Sheet)
Blick A4 Multi Labels (25 Sheets, 8 per Sheet)
Price: £5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Labels but Poor Layout Guide, 9 Jan. 2013
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The labels themselves are fine, fitting together closely with minimal wasted paper. They peel off the backing sheet easily and stick well. Printing on them with my inkjet printer worked out well with no smearing problems and quick drying.

The sheets arrived in a good quality plastic folder.

There is a layout guide included with the labels that is supposed to show clearly where the edges of the labels are relative to the page. However the guide was printed at an offset, which made it useless.


Extreme Tough Storage Cases Each can store 4 AA or 5 AAA batteries! PROTECT & STORE YOUR BATTERIES NOW
Extreme Tough Storage Cases Each can store 4 AA or 5 AAA batteries! PROTECT & STORE YOUR BATTERIES NOW
Offered by Fish-4-u
Price: £1.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Value Storage, 2 Jan. 2013
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I just wanted simple inexpensive cases for rechargeable batteries, and these are ideal.

The batteries fit in snuggly. I bought three of the cases and a bonus is that they can be clipped together end-to-end. The catches on the lids are a tiny bit fiddly, but adequate.


Start and run a Successful Cleaning Business: The essential guide to building a profitable company
Start and run a Successful Cleaning Business: The essential guide to building a profitable company

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for Our New Cleaning Business, 1 Jan. 2013
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My partner is embarking on self-employment in a new cleaning business and will be counting on me for much of the administrative work.

This book has offered a very worthwhile introduction to many of the issues that were on our minds.

Starting off with some revealing statistics, the book makes it quite clear that there is hope for those who are determined. It also quickly squashes any thoughts of taking on a franchise.

I particularly liked the information presented about types of training, taxation issues and bookkeeping. Also very interesting was the coverage of different types of cleaning work and the other kinds of business opportunity that may arise.

The writer clearly has plenty of experience in business and is able to put forward his thoughts in a clear way. Some of the sections of the book seemed a little dry, such as those on audits, risk assessments, and health and safety. Nevertheless those issues need to be covered.

All-in-all, this book was worth the money for me.


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