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Brits pile their gadgets high

Brits have filled their homes with more than 400 million gadgets as new technology becomes widely adopted across the nation.

Research from internet bank first direct says the gadget mountain of more than 400 million pieces of kit equates to more than 16 gadgets in every household.

The launch of new MP3 players, upgrades to HDTV, and the launch of Blu-Ray, HD-DVD and flat screens are adding to the abundance of kit in the home, said first direct.

Britain's number one gadget is the mobile phone with almost 70 million handsets across the country.

There are also more than 24 million PCs or laptops with broadband, and there are also more than 22 million games consoles.

Numbers of gadgets in UK households:

Mobile phone handsets - 69.8 million

Televisions - 59.6 million

DVD players/recorders - 39.4 million

Sat/freeview boxes/cable TV - 29.5 million

Analogue radios - 28.5 million

Stereos with CD player - 28.5 million

iPods/MP3 players - 25.2 million

PCs/laptops with broadband - 24.5 million

Digital cameras - 23 million

VCRs - 22.3 million

Personal Computers - 19.2 million

Games consoles - 18.7 million

Digital radios - 13.2 million

Video cameras - 9.6 million

Blackberries and other digital assistants - 4.1 million

Projectors to watch TV/movie - 3.4 million

Total: 418.5m

Source: first direct


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