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'Which gadgets do you own?' poll discussion

edited 19 October 2010 at 11:58AM in Money Saving Polls
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Former_MSE_LawrenceFormer_MSE_Lawrence Former MSE
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edited 19 October 2010 at 11:58AM in Money Saving Polls
Poll between 12-19 October 2010:

Which gadgets do you own?


Consumer tech’s no longer the preserve of the geeky, but how much do MoneySavers rely on it?

Which of the following gadgets do you own? (select multiple options below)

Blu-ray player - 2,424 votes (21 %)
DVD player (not blu-ray) - 8,831 votes (77 %)
DVD recorder - 3,394 votes (30 %)
iPhone - 2,697 votes (23 %)
Smartphone mobile (not Iphone) - 3,309 votes (29 %)
Sat nav - 6,464 votes (56 %)
iPod/ MP3 player - 7,758 votes (68 %)
iPad/Tablet device - 483 votes (4 %)
Digital camera - 10,414 votes (91 %)
Camcorder - 4,232 votes (37 %)
Printer - 9,551 votes (83 %)
Freeview / Freesat Box - 6,657 votes (58 %)
Sky or Virgin or BT TV - 6,663 votes (58 %)
Laptop (Mac) - 902 votes (8 %)
Laptop (Windows/Linux) - 8,188 votes (71 %)
Home computer - 7,093 votes (62 %)
Netbook - 1,693 votes (15 %)
Electric toothbrush - 6,258 votes (54 %)
Ebook reader - 473 votes (4 %)
3D TV - 87 votes (1 %)
Projector TV - 180 votes (2 %)
40" or bigger Plasma/LCD TV - 3,740 votes (33 %)
Games console (Wii, Playstation, Xbox) - 6,972 votes (61 %)
Gaming chair - 357 votes (3 %)
Portable games console (e.g. PSP) - 3,714 votes (32 %)
Energy monitor box - 1,771 votes (15 %)
Breadmaker - 2,882 votes (25 %)
Slow cooker - 4,378 votes (38 %)
Espresso maker - 1,759 votes (15 %)
Food Processor - 4,651 votes (40 %)

11,488 people selected 127,975 options

This vote has now closed, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks :)

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  • Wow. I don't think I've ever had to chance to make the first comment.
    Hard drive recorder not in the list, nor is HD.
    Apparently I'm 10 years old on MSE. Happy birthday to me...etc
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    stevemcol wrote: »
    Wow. I don't think I've ever had to chance to make the first comment.
    Hard drive recorder not in the list, nor is HD.

    We tried to do a reasonable spread - but sometimes it gets confusing - ie if you have Sky+ you're double counting hardrive and sky. Plus too many puts people off

    HD TV - we assumed most 3D TVs and big plasma types would be HD (or HD ready at worst) :)
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  • It's a shame that you guys at MSE asked us on one thread as to what gadgets we think you've missed off and gave us about 2 hours to respond before starting the poll. There are quite a few gadgets that have been missed off, which really would be interesting to know...

    Things like solar battery chargers, remote control sockets, digital dictaphones and solar garden lighting. Or am I the only person who owns these? :D
    Having fun trying to save money without going over the top and living on budget food all the time...
  • jessilu1jessilu1 Forumite
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    It's a shame that you guys at MSE asked us on one thread as to what gadgets we think you've missed off and gave us about 2 hours to respond before starting the poll. There are quite a few gadgets that have been missed off, which really would be interesting to know...

    Things like solar battery chargers, remote control sockets, digital dictaphones and solar garden lighting. Or am I the only person who owns these? :D



    I've got solar garden lights, but I soooo want remote control sockets...where do you get those from? :j:j:j
    Knowledge is often mistaken for intelligence. This is like mistaking a cup of milk for the whole cow.
  • jessilu1 wrote: »
    I've got solar garden lights, but I soooo want remote control sockets...where do you get those from? :j:j:j

    Set of three with one remote from Asda or Morrisons for £5.
  • dlnkdlnk Forumite
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    There are quite a few gadgets that have been missed off, which really would be interesting to know...

    Things like solar battery chargers, remote control sockets, digital dictaphones and solar garden lighting. Or am I the only person who owns these? :D

    Nope, I love my solar charger!:j
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  • An interesting one would be to see how many people own these!
    CRT TV
    Video Player
    Car Phone
    Tape Deck
    Floppy Disks
    Gameboy
    Crimping Iron
  • Mrs_BonesMrs_Bones Forumite
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    An interesting one would be to see how many people own these!
    CRT TV
    Video Player
    Car Phone
    Tape Deck
    Floppy Disks
    Gameboy
    Crimping Iron

    Ok I own the ones in blue above, does that mark me down as being old fashioned :D

    In the other list I own the following,

    DVD player (not blu-ray)
    iPod/ MP3 player
    Digital camera
    Printer
    Home computer
    Breadmaker
    Slow cooker
    Food Processor

    Though the MP3 player only just sneaked on the list :o I had one given me as a present nearly a year ago and I've still no idea how to use it, so it's still in it's box.
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  • edited 12 October 2010 at 9:10PM
    sodamnfunkysodamnfunky Forumite
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    edited 12 October 2010 at 9:10PM
    I own (or we) 20 'gadgets' from that list..
  • What we really need is a second column alongside the first headed - 'If you've got one, how many times have you used it in the last year?'!
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