£5,000 – that's our average yearly spend on gadgets

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How much have you shelled out on technology this year? According to a new survey, our gadget spend is likely to be £5,000 – that’s what 60 per cent of us spend, with around 30 per cent of those surveyed owning up to buying 15 gadgets each year.

The mobile phone still leads the way as the most popular – 26 per cent voting it  their ‘favourite ever gadget’. It was also most-treasure gadget, narrowly beating the TV. The best new innovation was HDTV (46 per cent), with the constantly-delayed Sony PlayStation 3 being the most eagerly awaited gadget, follwed by the Nintendo Wii. And if you’re buying a gadget fan a Christmas gift, comsoles are the way to go – a third of those surveyed want to see one on Christmas morning.

The survey was conducted in anticipation of the  Best of Stuff and What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision show, which returns to London from 3-5th of November 2006, London’s Novotel in Hammersmith will be converted into a Mecca for gadget worshippers – and it’ll also be an early opportunity to see Sony’s PS3 console. Single day tickets are priced at £13 in advance and £15 at the door.

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Dave Walker

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