Brits spending hours with devices that use memory cards27 May 2011 12:09:19
An explosion of products that use memory cards means that people are spending more time than ever in front of a screen, a new study reveals.
Research by esure has found that the average Brit now spends 11.8 hours using electronic devices such as TVs and computers.
However, according to the insurance group, a large proportion of this time is now made up of using smartphones, tablet PCs and e-readers, which have seen phenomenal growth in popularity in recent years.
Nikki Sellers, head of home insurance at esure, said: "TVs, computers and other whizzy gadgets like the iPad and e-reader have become central to peoples lives, so it's not surprising that the average person spends so much of their time staring at a screen."
However, the company also warned that this means many households are now full of high-value tech products and as such consumers need to take precautions to keep them safe.
"We would encourage homeowners to make sure any expensive gadgets are not left in view so as to attract opportunistic thieves," said Ms Sellers.
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