Over 60 per cent of Brits spend £5,000 a year on gadgets and consumer technology, research has claimed today.
A recent survey released by Best of Stuff suggests that 30 per cent of British individuals own up to 15 gadgets.
Mobile phones still lead the way as the most popular, voted as the 'favourite ever gadget' by 26 per cent of respondents.
The mobile also topped the charts as the 'most treasured gadget', and 34 per cent of respondents claimed they could 'not live without' one.
The TV came in a close second with 27 per cent of the vote. In the eyes of those polled, the best new innovation in the market is HDTV which came up trumps with 46 per cent of the vote.
Sony's forthcoming PlayStation 3 was voted the gadget which Brits are 'most excited about', with 44 per cent eagerly awaiting its launch next March. Its closest rival was Nintendo's Wii with 24 per cent of the vote.
Gadget lovers also placed games consoles at the top of their Christmas wish-list. A third of respondents voted the devices as the gadget they would most like to receive in their stocking.
On the minus side, 40 per cent of gadget owners complained that the most irritating aspect is poor battery life, citing MP3 players, laptops and mobile phones as the worst offenders.
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