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Woopower® Car Universal Wireless FM Transmitter
Woopower® Car Universal Wireless FM Transmitter
Offered by Woopower
Price: £25.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant item - get phone music on to you FM radio!, 3 Aug. 2015
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Woopower® Car Universal Wireless FM Transmitter

I was sent this item free of charge in order to test and review it in return for an honest review.

The product.
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This device allows you to play music from your phone or music player through your cars radio if it is not equipped with an Aux in or Bluetooth enabled.

In the box.
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The unit with wired car 12V plug which doubles as a USB charger and power supply and instructions.

Set up.
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Plug your music source into this unit. Use the up and down buttons to choose an FM frequency. Now set your radio to auto tune and it will fine your new channel and hey presto your music will now come out of your car radio. If the sound is muffled or noisy try a different channel.
It is very easy to set up.

Sound quality.
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It is very good and sounds just like a good FM broadcast. Stereo is preserved and the quality is very good overall.

Overall.
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A simple way of linking your music devices up to an older car radio with no external connection or Bluetooth. The sound is good and the unit well designed, it works very well. It would have been nice to have a clip on the back of it or a suction cup so that it can be stuck to the dash but this is my only criticism. Other than that it is brilliant. Woopower also do more advanced wireless version with Bluetooth


Woopower®Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter
Woopower®Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter
Offered by Woopower
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A simple way to get phone/ tablet music onto your non Bluetooth car setero, 3 Aug. 2015
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Woopower®Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter

I was sent this item free of charge for a test and an unbiased review.

What is the device for?
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This unit is powered from your cars 12volt socket. It reives a Bluetooth signal from your phone, MP3 player or tablet and converts it to an FM radio signal which is picked up by your car radio.
It allows you to play your music on a car radio that has no Bluetooth or Aux in connection. It’s a very neat solution to expand your entertainment option while in the car.
The unit also has a 5 volt USB charging and power socket so you don’t have to use up your phones battery while playing music.

In the box.
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The transmitter unit, Power plug for car 12 Volt sockets, instructions.

Set up.
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There are two steps. Firstly once plugged in you need to pair the unit with your devices Bluetooth. This is easy as it goes into Bluetooth pairing mode when switched on. Set your phone or device to pair and this device comes up as WPUB01. Secondly set your phone or device to play and then set your radio to FM scan and it will tune and lock. I found it very easy to set up and it has worked fine ever since.

In use.
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The sound quality through the unit is excellent. You can also take phone calls as music is automatically muted. The unit will also allow you to move forwards and backwards through your music collection without messing around with the phone or tablet.
The main part of the unit is on a gooseneck type mount so can be angled so it does not get in the way of the gear stick or other car parts. The design is well thought-out.

Overall.
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An ingenious way of getting your Bluetooth phone or gadget to play through a non-Bluetooth car radio. It works well and is easy to setup. The build quality is excellent and the unit easy to use. Highly recommended.


DBPOWER Bluetooth Aux 3.5mm Black Stereo Music Transmitter & Receiver Sender-2 In 1 Solution
DBPOWER Bluetooth Aux 3.5mm Black Stereo Music Transmitter & Receiver Sender-2 In 1 Solution
Offered by MyStore365
Price: £18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super little device works brilliantly, 3 Aug. 2015
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DBPOWER Bluetooth Aux 3.5mm Black Stereo Music Transmitter & Receiver Sender-2 In 1 Solution

I was sent this device free of charge to test and review.

What does it do ?
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This tiny device allows you to connect a Bluetooth enabled device to another device that does not have Bluetooth.
For example if you want to play internet music or the contents of your MP3 player through your stereo then this unit converts the Bluetooth signal into line out and plays through the Aux input on a stereo.

In the box.
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The tiny converter unit, various connection cables (3.5mm jack, Left and right phono lead, charging lead (USB) and instructions.

Set up.
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The unit charges up from a USB socket on your computer with the lead supplied. Firstly pair the unit with your Bluetooth device. Once this is done plug the unit using one of the leads into a CD or Aux in socket on a HiFi and the music will play. It is very simple to set up.

Sound quality.
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I used it to route Spotify to my HiFi Amp and the sound output was excellent. Plenty of dynamic range and good bass. Using my phone as a source it worked equally as well. For such a tiny unit its brilliant at what it does.

Overall.
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A simple, great quality and easy to use device to get music to your HiFi. It sinply works and works well. A brilliant buy and highly recommended.


ChoiceMMed Fingertip Pulse Oximeter with Dual color OLED displays
ChoiceMMed Fingertip Pulse Oximeter with Dual color OLED displays
Offered by Choice Electronic
Price: £21.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well made and accurate oxygen monitor., 1 Aug. 2015
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I was sent this device free of charge to review.

In the box.
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The unit with fitted batteries, storage case and instructions.

Set up.
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The unit is ready to go, just insert your index finger and press read.

Results.
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After about 10 seconds the readout gives you your SPO2 (Capillary oxygen saturation) and heart rate. My reading is always around 98% saturation which is good. People with respiratory problems or Oxygen deficiency due to dieses will be lower.
Athletes also use these devices to check their saturation and recover rates after exercise.
As the unit uses light to determine the saturation it is best to take a reading out of bright direct light.

Overall.
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A useful and accurate device. Well made and easy to use.
A simple and accurate way to check you Oxygen saturation. The unit is well made, easy to use and accurate.


Sage 50 Payroll - 15 Employees (PC)
Sage 50 Payroll - 15 Employees (PC)
Price: £149.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and fully HRMC compatible., 31 July 2015
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Sage Payroll 15
This version id the 15 employee version. It includes absence and holiday pay tracking.
I have been using Sage for years and find it one of the best packages around for business, business planning and this package for payroll.

In the box.
In the box you get the installation DVD, getting started guide and help contact information.

What Sage Payroll does?
Sage payroll provides a fully comprehensive payroll solution for companies with up to 50 employees – this can be expanded at extra cost. Sage payroll integrates fully with Sage accounts for calculations and full reporting.

The interface.
The system is menu driven and is very easy to use. Help is always available and providing you have the correct information running the system is quite easy. Most of the menus are self-explanatory and I am sure anyone with even basic computer accounts knowledge would get to grips with this very quickly. Sage has done a very good job at making a powerful piece of software but at the same time understanding the needs of the average business user.
When setting up a system like this I would involve your accountant and bookkeeper at every stage. Our accountants firm sent over their expert who working with our bookkeeper had the whole system up and running in four hours.
Having a computerised accounts and payroll system gives you a lot of flexibility and makes the whole process much easier to manage than when we did it all manually. I no longer have to spend a day a week doing the book work. Certainly the initial outlay is large but it will pay you back tenfold in time freed up time and the flexibility at the end of year and monthly reporting.

Set up.
To upgrade to this version was easy for us as a direct import module is provided. If you need to start from scratch inputting each employee Sage makes this quite straight forward. To set up a new employee you need to put in basic information. This includes, name, address, contact details, NI number, banking details, pay rate(s), job title(s), and payment frequency. There are also several customisable fields to allow for extra payments and overtime rates etc. It is fully customisable per employee and even agency staff is easy to set up.

I recommend working with your bookkeeper and / or accountant in setting up a system like this as it’s far easier to sort problems out now than half way through an accounting period. For us this has been a welcome upgrade as we have been using computerised accounts for many years. When I teach people how to use this system I always recommend you keep your old manual systems running before switching to computerised. This way you can check that everything is calculating correctly from day one. It’s certainly not the chore it used to be as Sage has made going from manual to computer systems as painless as possible.

Running.
Once set up the system gets on with the work for you. For weekly paid staff it sends their money to the bank at a set time and emails them a pay remittance. You also have the option of printing a pay slip and paying in cash. The system keeps all of the cumulative information to produce end of year data for the employee and for our tax records and prints end of year slips for staff etc. All of the HRMC function integrate well and work in the background for each employee once set up.

Flexibility.
Sage has really made this package easy to use and flexible. Part time staff, maternity pay, sick pay and annual leave are easy to set up and manage. It is very easy to get a snap shot of sick leave pay rates and overall costs. The tools to manage and cost the workforce are very useful and helps in the overall planning of the business. You only need to get involved with this reporting if you need to but it can be very useful.
We employ a bookkeeper who maintains the accounts for us but we can get reports at any time which is a great help to us in the business planning.

Tax.
The software does all the hard work for us. It produces P45 and P60’s. Year end is easy and this integrates with the main accounting package to produce our year end data. You can run these reports at any time to look at costs and money flows in and out of the system.
Our bookkeeper spends a lot less time on the year end reports as these are automatically generated for both us and each employee. The necessary tax forms and online postings are done for us now. I no longer dread the end of March and all the form filling it used to involve. We also transmit a copy of each report to our accountant and he quickly lets us know our tax liability.

Overall.
This is a fully functional and integrated pay roll package that is both powerful and easy to use. Sage provides plenty of advice and help in stetting things up for those who may need it.
The main competition is from Quickbooks which provides a similar bookkeeping system. I have used Sage for years and will stick with it in this business as it copes well with the seasonality of farming / small holding running and the differing employee types we use. However, I have used and reviewed Quickbooks and it is also very good and provides lots of help and advice.
The Sage website provides a wealth of information about choosing and using packages and how to get started with computer accounting.


VTin Gold Plated Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt Port Compatible) DP to VGA Male to Female Adapter Cable for Apple Mac Macbook Pro Air iMac
VTin Gold Plated Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt Port Compatible) DP to VGA Male to Female Adapter Cable for Apple Mac Macbook Pro Air iMac
Offered by VICTECH
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An easy way to get images from the small creen to a big one !, 31 July 2015
VTin Gold Plated Thunderbolt Mini DisplayPort DP Male to VGA Female Cable Adapter Converter for Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro/Pro 2/Pro 3, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

I was sent this product free of charge for a test and honest review.

In the box.
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The port with attached Thunerbolt type lead and instruction leaflet.

What’s it for.
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This device allows you to connect any Laptop, computer, tablet or phone with a mini display port to a VGA input on a monitor or TV / projector.
This will allow you to view pictures, film and other data on the big screen without having to download your data first.

Build quality.
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This is excellent and it feels well-made and the plug and socket fit tightly. I have reviewed quite a lot of items from VicSing and they are normally very well made so no worries here.

Using.
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There are no drivers to install, just connect it up and it works. On a TV you need to select VGA input and hey presto you pictures will appear. It’s very useful if you want to share pictures, I actually used it to connect my phone to a projector to show my students some images and it worked brilliantly.

Image quality.
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Driving an image through a VGA port won’t give the best quality (you need HDMI or a digital connector for this) but what you get is fine overall. The colours are bright and the picture is reasonably sharp. I got better image quality via my iPad than I did my iPhone but the differences were negligible really.

Overall.
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A useful gadget for those wanting to display images on a large screen or monitor from a mini display port enabled device. It is well made and well priced.


K-POP® Automatic travel umbrella - black - best auto open & close, for outdoor use - beach garden sports - sun rain + wind resistant / windproof umbrellas - folding compact umbrella not clear bubble or parasol - best for men women and kids
K-POP® Automatic travel umbrella - black - best auto open & close, for outdoor use - beach garden sports - sun rain + wind resistant / windproof umbrellas - folding compact umbrella not clear bubble or parasol - best for men women and kids
Offered by Kitchen Tools LTD
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works very well in all weathers - highly recommended., 30 July 2015
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K-POP® Automatic travel umbrella - black - best auto open & close, for outdoor use - beach garden sports - sun rain + wind resistant / windproof umbrellas - folding compact umbrella not clear bubble or parasol - best for men women and kids

I was sent this umbrella free of charge in order to test it and provide a review.

Design.
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This umbrella is constructed of good quality materials and is well finished. The handle is easy to grip and has a wrist lanyard for extra security.
The material is excellent and really repels water and the ribs don’t bend in the wind.

In use.
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I live in Cornwall and recently tried this during an unseasonal storm. It certainly does not turn itself inside out in the wind which is great. I have had so many umbrellas that have given ghost in mild wind. This one is very good and even in high winds kept its shape.
It is quick and easy to put up but fold to a very compact size. The auto up and down feature works well and saves having a fight with it in high winds.

Overall.
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Much better design than usual, it really works in all weathers. Good quality materials and design put this umbrella one above the rest. Highly recommended.


TONBUX® 9.6A / 48W 4-Port USB Car Charger Smart Charging Technology for Most of Apple and Android Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Nexus, Motorola, Xperia and More) - Silver
TONBUX® 9.6A / 48W 4-Port USB Car Charger Smart Charging Technology for Most of Apple and Android Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Nexus, Motorola, Xperia and More) - Silver
Offered by Channing56789
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and well made car charger., 30 July 2015
TONBUX® 9.6A / 48W 4-Port USB Car Charger Smart Charging Technology for Most of Apple and Android Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Nexus, Motorola, Xperia and More) – Silver

I was supplied this item free of charge in order to test and review it and produce an honest review.

In the box.
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The USB charger and instructions.

What does it do?
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You plug this into a 12 V car socket and it will charge up to four USB items while in transit. It also provides USB power. You can charge and run phones, tablets, sat navs and any other compatible USB devices.

Build quality.
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This is very well made with a brush alloy top. The USB sockets are positive and plugs fit in them tightly. This is a very well-produced unit.

Charging.
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The device has intelligent charging built in. It determines the right amount of charge for each device and cuts off when the device is charged. When active the indicator light glows blue. In practice it works very well and kept my iPhone alive for a whole week while on the road.

Overall.
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A very useful device to have in the car. It works very well and is well made and should last a long time. Overall I am very impressed with it.
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VTin Gold Plated Thunderbolt Mini DisplayPort DP Male to VGA Female Cable Adapter Converter for Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro/Pro 2/Pro 3, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
VTin Gold Plated Thunderbolt Mini DisplayPort DP Male to VGA Female Cable Adapter Converter for Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro/Pro 2/Pro 3, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Offered by VICTECH
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An easy way to get mini display port data onto the big screen, 30 July 2015
VTin Gold Plated Thunderbolt Mini DisplayPort DP Male to VGA Female Cable Adapter Converter for Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro/Pro 2/Pro 3, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

I was sent this product free of charge for a test and honest review.

IN the box.
The port with attached Thunerbolt type lead and instruction leaflet.

What’s it for.
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This device allows you to connect any Laptop, computer, tablet or phone with a mini display port to a VGA input on a monitor or TV / projector.
This will allow you to view pictures, film and other data on the big screen without having to download your data first.

Build quality.
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This is excellent and it feels well-made and the plug and socket fit tightly. I have reviewed quite a lot of items from VicSing and they are normally very well made so no worries here.

Using.
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There are no drivers to install, just connect it up and it works. On a TV you need to select VGA input and hey presto you pictures will appear. It’s very useful if you want to share pictures, I actually used it to connect my phone to a projector to show my students some images and it worked brilliantly.

Image quality.
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Driving an image through a VGA port won’t give the best quality (you need HDMI or a digital connector for this) but what you get is fine overall. The colours are bright and the picture is reasonably sharp. I got better image quality via my iPad than I did my iPhone but the differences were negligible really.

Overall.
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A useful gadget for those wanting to display images on a large screen or monitor from a mini display port enabled device. It is well made and well priced.


Logitech MX Anywhere 2 - Mobile Wireless Mouse for Windows and Mac
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 - Mobile Wireless Mouse for Windows and Mac
Price: £69.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quality and precise mouse for close buiness and design work, 29 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 - Mobile Wireless Mouse for Windows and Mac

In the box.
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The mouse, receiver, instructions and built in rechargeable battery.

Many people overlook the qualities needed for a great mouse. After all it’s many peoples way into the software and a poor mouse will make using software an unpleasant experience. Mice have come a long way since they were introduced and this mouse is state of the art.

Set up.
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If you use the receiver you just plug it into a vacant USB socket and Windows sort it out. With Bluetooth you need to put the mouse and laptop into pairing mode. This was easy on my Acer laptop and the mouse was found and set up in the blink of an eye.
The unifying receiver can switch between 3 inputs which is useful if you have several compatible devices.

Feel and build.
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The mouse is well made and moves very nicely over all surfaces. It tracks remarkably well even on uneven surfaces. The switches are positive with just the right amount of feedback. It feels a quality item.

Overall.
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This is an expensive mouse but it works superbly well. Everything about it is quality. I have been using it to navigate and alter large spreadsheets in Office and it is really good for this type of precise business work. It fits in the hand very well and this helps make it a great moussing experience all round.


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