All Press Releases for October 13, 2010

Gadget Obsession by Protect Your Bubble

A shock study of 3,000 men and women shows us that today's Brits spend over nine hours a day playing with gadgets. We are so reliant on technology that we use it from the moment we get up to the minute that we go to bed.

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND, October 13, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Brits spend over NINE hours a day fiddling with gadgets, it was revealed yesterday, Tuesday 12th October 2010.

The shock study of 3,000 men and women shows most are so reliant on modern technology they use it from the minute they get up until the minute they go to bed.

Incredibly, the average person spends a minimum of four solid hours on the computer, and a further one hour and 34 minutes on the laptop every day.

In addition they will surf the net, text, email and use social media on their smart phones for another 56 minutes daily.

Computer games take up another 38 minutes of the average person's day, while the same amount of time will be spent using an ordinary mobile phone and the mp3 player.

Stephen Ebbett from, which commissioned the research said: "We all know that modern technology plays an important part in everyday life, but it is incredible to think that so many hours are spent using gadgets.

"The average person probably isn't even awake for much longer than 16 hours a day, and more than half of that time is completely dominated by gizmos.

"The fact is that many of the electrical appliances used regularly - such as the computer, washing machine and microwave - are both necessary and time saving.

"So we might spend a few minutes fiddling with them, but they continue to work and carry out tasks for us even when we're busy doing something else."

The poll shows Brits spend another five minutes setting up the sat nav every day, and 16 minutes switching channels on the television.

Ten minutes are usually dedicated to setting up the Sky Plus, Tevo or Virgin Catch Up to ensure favourite programmes are saved.

And eight minutes will be used up when tinkering with the washing machine, while a further minute is spent setting the clock alarm each morning and night.

But despite relying on gadgets to get them through the day, only a quarter of folk reckon they are totally obsessed with them.

And 61 per cent say they are surprised at how much they depend on modern technology.

Seven in 10 Brits frequently use more than one gadget at a time - often sitting in front of the TV, working on the laptop and checking the mobile phone all at the same time.

And 47 per cent of people find it unbelievable when they come across someone who doesn't own a smart phone or laptop or other gadget they consider essential for every day life.

Eight in 10 people are agreed that modern gadgets save them loads of time, and 70 per cent dread the thought of any of their gizmos breaking or getting lost.

Astonishingly, 12 per cent of Brits have even been known to dream about their gadgets on occasion.


Microwave - 10 minutes
Computer - 4 hours 5 minutes
Laptop - 1 hour 34 minutes
Smart phone - 56 minutes
Mobile phone - 38 minutes
MP3 player - 38 minutes
Sat Nav - 5 minutes
Television - 16 minutes
Sky Plus - 10 minutes
Computer games - 38 minutes
Clock radio - 1 minute
Washing machine - 8 minutes

TOTAL = 9 HOURS 19 MINUTES is an online insurance provider trying to make personal insurance simple, easy and uncomplicated - from buying a policy to making a claim. It currently offers gadget, travel, personal emergency, home emergency, car, life, car hire, home and pet insurance.

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