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The television remains Britain’s favourite household gadget.

New research has looked into the tech us us Brits simply couldn’t live without – with 42 percent of Brits saying they wouldn’t want to be parted from their TV.

Almost four in ten (37 percent) would be lost without their smartphone, while 33 percent couldn’t imagine life without their fridge.

The nation's laptops (31 percent) came fourth in the poll of tech and gadgets we love, with the humble kettle completing the top five with 29 percent.

Over a third (36 percent) of Brits said they felt separation anxiety when they didn’t have their favourite gadgets to hand – a further one in twenty will be taking their kettle on holiday with them this summer.

Nearly one in twenty will also insist on packing their iron in their suitcase when they jet off on holiday this year.

Matt Walburn, Brand and Communications Director, Currys PC World, which commissioned the research as part of their Great Indoors study, said: “With technology continuing to improve the at-home viewing experience, it’s easy to see why the TV has come out on top.

"Our love of all things TV is so much that it’d appear we’d rather live without our fridges and vacuum cleaners than our small (or large!) screens.”

The survey of 5,000 adults revealed beauty appliances such as straighteners, electric toothbrushes and beard trimmers all featured on the list of gadgets we couldn’t live without, as did, hair dryers, epilators and curling tongs. Even the retro foot spa made it in to the list at number 30.

Of those surveyed, 17 percent said they couldn’t live without their PC and 4 percent said they would literally be ‘lost’ without their Sat Nav.

Kitchen appliances to appear in the top 30 list included blenders, coffee machines, food mixers and toasters.

Top 30 Gadgets Briton's Depend On


  1. TV
  2. Smartphone
  3. Fridge
  4. Laptop
  5. Kettle
  6. PC
  7. Vacuum cleaner
  8. Tablet
  9. Hairdryer
  10. Straighteners
  11. Toaster
  12. Electric toothbrush
  13. Iron
  14. Games console
  15. Coffee machine
  16. DVD player
  17. Printer
  18. Sat nav
  19. Slow cooker
  20. Electric shaver
  21. Leg shaver
  22. Epilator
  23. Beard trimmer
  24. Food mixer
  25. Curling tong / wand
  26. Blender
  27. Smart heating system
  28. Ice machine
  29. Foot spa
  30. Pressure washer
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