Liverpool Hailed As Top Tech City

Well it seems that the city in which I live has been used to take part in a survey, and its because of the results of this survey that Liverpool has been hailed the UK’s top tech city, pushing London into third place behind Cardiff. In a poll of 1,000 people carried out by Gadget Show Live (3-7 April, NEC), Scousers own on average around 40 gadgets, one more than the residents of the Welsh capital and three more than Londoners. The Scots fared poorly with Glasgow and Edinburgh taking 8th and 9th place in the top 10, hovering just above Geordies who own a mere 15 pieces of tech. Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast sit above them with 32, 30, 27 and 26 gadgets to their names.


The following list is typical of the collection of gadgets owned by tech savvy Scousers:

1.       Smartphone
2.       Tablet
3.       Laptop
4.       MP3 player
5.       Digital camera
6.       Digital watch
7.       Digital radio
8.       Kindle/e-reader
9.       Portable games console
10.   Games console
11.   3D TV
12.   LED TV
13.   Wireless speakers
14.   iPod dock
15.   Jacuzzi
16.   Digital photo frame
17.   Home cinema system
18.   Projector
19.   Satellite TV
20.   GPS running watch
21.   Treadmill
22.   PowerPlate
23.   Mobile Fitness Apps
24.   Nike Fuel Band
25.   Remote controlled toys
26.   Electric scooter
27.   In-car stereo
28.   Hi-tech car security system
29.   Sat Nav
30.   In-car DVD players
31.   Hair straighteners
32.   Hairdryer
33.   Heated eyelash curlers
34.   Sunbed
35.   Electric razor
36.   Juicer
37.   Breville sandwich maker
38.   Electric blanket
39.   DVD player
40.   Cupcake maker

The top ten tech cities in the UK and the number of gadgets they own on average:

1.        Liverpool    40
2.        Cardiff    39
3.        London    37
4.        Leeds    32
5.        Manchester    30
6.        Birmingham     27
7.        Belfast    26
8.        Glasgow    23
9.        Edinburgh    19
10.     Newcastle    15

“Is it really that surprising that Liverpool has come out top of the tech list and that Scousers have such a love affair with gadgets?” commented the Gadget Show Live’s Spencer Hidge. “Liverpudlians are renowned for their love of music, football and looking good so it makes sense that top tech like sound bars, wireless speakers, 3D TVs and hair straighteners made it onto their list.”

Based on the popular Channel Five programme, Gadget Show Live is the leading consumer tech event in the UK showcasing gadgets that have never been seen before in the UK. It takes place from 3-7 April at the NEC in Birmingham.


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