These days, the range of electronic gadgets available is immense, meaning people can fill their homes with a plethora of such objects. Also, they can hand over electronic gifts when it comes to birthdays and other such occasions.
Research commissioned by npower has found that of more than 2,000 homeowners polled in Britain, four out of five revealed they hoard items such as blenders, curling tongs and grilling machines in storage areas throughout their properties. The study also noted that more than half of the respondents considered themselves to be techno-savvy.
The firm, which supplies gas, electricity and related services and manages a portfolio of coal, gas and oil-fired power stations, identified printers, egg poachers, sandwich toasters and DVD players as some of the most unused electronic gadgets.Additionally, it was discovered that UK consumers spend an average of £40 a month on electronics. Many do so in the hope they will make their lives easier, while others are aiming to make their homes more energy efficient and some are simply trying to keep up with other people.
Responding to the findings, creative services manager for npower Nikki Hadcroft said: “Our research found that a staggering 72 per cent of Brits are interested in future technology.”She added: “There is a wealth of exciting and useful technology for our homes. It’s just a case of doing your research and finding out what would be most beneficial for you and your home.”
According to Ms Hadcroft, people should think carefully when buying gadgets and should invest in technologies that will deliver “long-term financial and ecological benefits”.Many individuals who opt to invest in gadgets for themselves and electronic gifts now source the items over the web as by doing so, they can often take advantage of lower prices and a greater selection of products.