I like to laugh at dedicated followers of fashion. They tear up their wardrobe season after season to fit in with the latest style, with little concern for how daft they look or the damage that it’s doing to their bank account.
Do you flaunt your gadgets like a model on the catwalk?
If those jeans were ‘so right’ last month and remain in pristine condition, why are they relegated to the back of your wardrobe now? It’s hilarious.
But perhaps I was a little too quick to poke fun. A British Heart Foundation survey found two-thirds of people view the latest gadgets and appliances as status symbols.
One in 10 people put upgrading their gadgets down to boredom, while a third of those surveyed dipped into their pockets just because they wanted the latest gear.
So are you the sort of tech consumer who buys the latest gadgets the second they hit the shelves, or are you still living in the dark ages? Tot up your score to find out.
My mobile phone is a…
a) Cutting edge smartphone (3 points)
b) Touchscreen, but not the latest (2 points)
c) Brick (1 point)
a) Serious gamer – I’ve got multiple consoles (3)
b) I’m a big fan of my Xbox 360/PS3/Nintendo 3DS (2)
c) Meh, I prefer draughts (1)
a) A professional grade electric toothbrush that makes my teeth ding when I smile (3)
b) A handy electric toothbrush (2)
c) Just a regular toothbrush, but I don’t have many teeth left anyway… (1)
How did you score?
30-25 Tech Tragic! You’re always first with the latest devices, you geek.
24-20 Gadget Guru! You love your tech, but you’re no trendsetter.
19-15 Slow Start Up! You’ve dipped your feet into the tech world.
14-10 Silicon Valley Square! I’m surprised you can even use a computer.
Tell us your score by commenting below or tweet @DixonsinTheKnow
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