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Nespresso Pixie Clips Capsule Coffee Machine by KRUPS - Black/Yellow Neon
Nespresso Pixie Clips Capsule Coffee Machine by KRUPS - Black/Yellow Neon
Price: £129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. An essential part of my morning!, 5 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've been looking for a coffee machine for a while and was very pleased when I finally got my hands on the Nespresso Pixie. It's a great little machine. Small footprint that fits well into my kitchen (though not sure about the optional fluorescent side panels - the default black ones are much nicer). Using it couldn't be easier, just switch on, give it 30secs or so to heat up, pop in a capsule push the button and you're done. I'm not a real coffee aficionado but the coffee tastes great to me, just as good as anything I buy from the high street chains. As for the costs, I think that the approx 20p per capsule is a great deal, it's certainly saved me some money on bought out coffee as I just make myself a coffee before I leave the house.

Overall, very pleased. Couldn't be simpler.


Oral B Vitality Plus White and Clean Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
Oral B Vitality Plus White and Clean Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
Price: £28.19

3.0 out of 5 stars Entry level, but adequate, 5 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is Oral B's entry level electric toothbrush. As with all Oral B tooth brushes it works with a rotating head (compared to the vibrating head of the Phillips Sonic Care range). This does give a great clean, but does come at the expense of battery life. For this particular brush you'll get about 4 days worth of brushing, but this will reduces over time with noticeable drops in the speed of the head when it's not fully charged. Therefore if you're planning to take on holiday you'll need to take the charger and if you don't have a 2-pin plug in your bathroom then keeping it charged could be a pain.

Other than that the functionality is basic. One speed, choice of 2 heads in the box, 2 minute timer. Unfortunately no carry case which I think is drawback, but then I travel quite a bit. All in all, if you're looking for a cheap option to replace your existing toothbrush, this would be a good option, but don't expect too much.


ByteStor Pro 16GB 45Mbps Class 10 High Speed SDHC Card
ByteStor Pro 16GB 45Mbps Class 10 High Speed SDHC Card
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great price for all the digital camera storage you'll ever need., 3 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
With 16GB you have more that enough space for anything you'd want to do with your digital camera. Take 1000+ photos, shoot lots of full HD short video clips etc. And for under at tenner this memory card does the business. Worked straightaway with my camera, no problems. Very pleased with it.


Belkin 3.4 amp Micro Car Charger with Coiled Wired Lightning Charge and Sync Cable and USB Passthrough for iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad 4th Gen, iPad Air and Mini iPad - Black (MFI Approved)
Belkin 3.4 amp Micro Car Charger with Coiled Wired Lightning Charge and Sync Cable and USB Passthrough for iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad 4th Gen, iPad Air and Mini iPad - Black (MFI Approved)
Offered by BESTBUYIT
Price: £23.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great high quality in-car charger., 3 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
One of my pet annoyances about buying adaptors like this on Amazon is that there are hundreds of SKUs, but you can never trust them. Most are cheap Chinese made components that break too easily etc. This Belkin car adaptor for the new iPhones (5 and above) is the antidote to that. Great quality device, very well built, does a great charging. The only drawback is that the cable is a bit short. You could stretch it to 2 feet, but you'll lose the coil, so it's purely for leaving the phone in the tray beside the cigarette lighter.


Linksys RE3000W Universal N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (Ethernet, Flexible Placement, Easy Set Up, WPS)
Linksys RE3000W Universal N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (Ethernet, Flexible Placement, Easy Set Up, WPS)
Price: £19.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly buggy to setup, but then great., 21 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Got these to extend my Wifi signal to be better upstairs in the house. The setup was relatively straightforward:
1. Plug it in, somewhere you can still see the network you want to extend.
2. Run the supplied utility software, which looks for and then connects to the device.
3. Select your network from the list provided.
4. Login with your network details.
However, the software did crash / fail a few times for me, but when it all worked on the 4th attempt, done. No problems at all and works great. You don't need to add another network, or look at wifi settings. It simply creates another network with the same name and same password on a different channel and all your devices will connect.

I tested it for speed and it worked great. Great solutions if you want to make it simple for you. It also has a network port so if you want to wire a computer or something else directly to it, then no problems.


Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Magic Mouse
Price: £47.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Great complement to any mac, 6 Feb. 2015
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Really love this. Having tried the original apple mouse, the track pad and various other mice, all I can say that this is simply the best solution for your mac. Very intuitive to use, very light, batteries last a long time, access to all the menu swipes etc. that you would expect. Well worth it.


Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (3 x A19 B22 LED Light Bulbs (Bayonet), 1 Bridge)
Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (3 x A19 B22 LED Light Bulbs (Bayonet), 1 Bridge)
Price: £149.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Sunrise Wake Up and much more..., 6 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Decided to go for the Phillips Hue lightbulbs as I was looking for a sunrise wake-up alarm clock and for the same price as a good one of those (about £100) you could get the Phillips Hue with 3 light bulbs to use in lots of different rooms. I therefore use the light bulb in my own room for my wake up, one for the kids in their room and another for just general use.

The lightbulbs are an absolute doddle to set up. Took less than 3 mins out of the box. The official app from Phillips is easy to use, but lacks anything but the most basic functionality (group lightbulbs, turn them up and down, change colours). However, there's a plethora of apps on the android and apple App stores that allow you to do a huge multitude of things like set sunrise and sunset times, make the light change in response to the music, come on a certain times of day etc.

The lights themselves are great. The colour range they achieve is amazing and you can very easily create a variety of different warmth's depending on your usage (watching TV, working etc.). One great feature is if that lights are on a funny colour, just switch them off and on again and they default to a nice warm yellow. I'm sure some might see them as gimmicky but I had a specific use for them and they did a great job at this, I use the feature every single day and waking up and getting out of bed is much easier as a result.


Weight Lifting Gloves + FREE Carry Bag - Best Quality Leather Gym Gloves For Men. Double Stitched For Strength - Improve Grip + Prevent Calluses. Pro Grade Workout Gloves - For Bodybuilding, Weight Training & Weightlifting - 100% Quality Guarantee
Weight Lifting Gloves + FREE Carry Bag - Best Quality Leather Gym Gloves For Men. Double Stitched For Strength - Improve Grip + Prevent Calluses. Pro Grade Workout Gloves - For Bodybuilding, Weight Training & Weightlifting - 100% Quality Guarantee
Offered by Elite Body Squad
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Cross Fit., 6 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Needed some gloves for Crossfit (Pull ups, Squats, Dead Lifts etc.). These fit the bill perfectly, comfortable and durable. I'm 6'4" so initially went for the X-Large, but these were too big and Large suited much better, so you might want to be cautious and order smaller.


Sony RX100 M3 Advanced Camera (20.1MP, 1.0 Type Sensor) 3 inch LCD
Sony RX100 M3 Advanced Camera (20.1MP, 1.0 Type Sensor) 3 inch LCD
Offered by Wembley Electronics
Price: £549.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, perfect balance between size and quality., 4 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
While not a die-hard photographer, I've always loved capturing the moment whenever I'm out and about on holiday, hiking etc. While I've loved the quality that a full frame DSLR brings, it simply isn't handy enough to have with you all the time. I therefore fell upon the Sony RX100 as simply the best compact camera you can buy.

I haven't been disappointed. It passed my test of being able to fit easily in a coat / cycling jersey pocket. The picture quality is simply great. Great low light performance, great short depth of field, very quick to start up and shoot photos and superb colours. The digital viewfinder is a great feature, the screen being moveable means you can easily take great shots. While the zoom being 70mm at the top end is very low compared to the cheaper zoom focused compact cameras, it is more than adequate especially with 20 MegaPixels meaning you can easily crop photos and still print out at large sizes.

I love to geo tag photos, so the lack of GPS was a concern but there are plenty of great apps (such as GeoTagPro) for your smartphone that make it a doddle to add the GPS data in post processing.

Overall, I think it's a great piece of kit and well worth the investment.


Finish All in One Max Original Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Finish All in One Max Original Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Price: £10.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Great job cleaning, but..., 4 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
They do a great job of cleaning in my dishwasher (John Lewis full size dishwasher), no scale, or residue. However, I think you can get them for less if you buy direct from your supermarket rather than Amazon.


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