The smart technology Brits would most like to see

Posted: 25th Jan 2019



In the modern world, people are busier than ever, and as a result, convenience and speed have become increasingly desired commodities

Subsequently, it's not surprising to see that 40 per cent of Brits now think smart home technology has helped to improve their standard of living around both the workplace and the home.

This prompted RecycleZone.org.uk to investigate the latest findings from 'Mindshare' - they surveyed over 6,000 Brits to identify the smart technology we'd most like to see in our homes.

It was found that the tech that most Brits are dreaming of having would be a smart thermostat, that can adjust to an individual's body temperature (46 per cent). Following this was a desire for a smart vacuum cleaner that could move items and clutter off the floor (40 per cent).

Intriguingly, 37 per cent are attracted to the idea of a smart fridge that can suggest recipes based on the food that's there, while 34 per cent would love appliances that can be remotely controlled through smart speakers or via voice assistance.

Another ideal piece of tech would be a laundry folding robot, with 32 per cent drawn to this idea.

Brits would love to be able to do more from the comfort of their own home too - 37 per cent would welcome being able to experience a concert or event through a VR headset.

35 per cent would also like to try an interactive shopping method too - this would see them buy clothing that people are wearing on TV in real time through an app. 

Subsequently, it's not surprising to see that 40 per cent of Brits think smart home technology has helped to improve their standard of living around both the workplace and the home.

This prompted RecycleZone.org.uk to investigate the latest findings from 'Mindshare' - they surveyed over 6,000 Brits to find the type of smart technology we'd most like to see in our interiors.

It was found that the tech that most Brits are dreaming of having would be a smart thermostat that can adjust to an individual's body temperature (46 per cent). Following this was a desire for a smart vacuum cleaner that could move items and clutter off the floor (40 per cent).

Interestingly, 37 per cent are attracted to the idea of a smart fridge that could suggest recipes based on the food that's there, while 34 per cent would love appliances that could be remotely controlled through smart speakers or with voice assistance.

Another ideal piece of tech would be a laundry folding robot, with 32 per cent drawn to this idea.

However, flipping it around, the study looked into the items we would not like - 30 per cent ended up saying they would not feel overly inclined to buy a phone operated smart kettle, while another 30 per cent were tempted by smart shelves that could re-order items once they had run out.

Brits would love to be able to do more from the comfort of their own home though - 37 per cent would welcome being able to experience a concert or event by wearing a VR headset.

35 per cent would also like to try an interactive shopping method too - this would see them buy clothing that people are wearing on TV in real time through an app.

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