The battle of the sexes has taken another twist with HP publishing its results of a recent survey that suggests men are not as media savvy as they would like to think and that they do not trust women when it comes to buying gadgets.
The survey quizzed over one thousand men and found that over half were not
confident in their partner's ability to buy the correct gizmo and 85 per cent of
men were responsible for buying new technology in their homes.
One-in-three males considered themselves a techie, but when questioned further their so-called knowledge hit a stumbling block with just under a quarter admitting to feeling 'unsure and worried' about buying the wrong thing.
The report said: "The UK's men believe themselves to be to be comfortably tech savvy, but this may well be a smoke screen.
"The study shows men are worried about getting the blame for buying the wrong tech products and that they are not up to speed with technology."
With men struggling to get to grips with the latest high-street gadgets
Stuart Miles, tech reporter for The Times newspaper, offered some advice. He
said: "Men should do their research a bit more before buying the latest gadget.
They should get online, read magazines, customer reviews and ask friends about
"When it comes to buying a gadget, check what you need it for. There is no point in buying a 3G phone if you aren't going to surf the web or make video calls.
He added: "It is always best to be certain what you want before buying it."
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