Category : Technology
Smartphones, tablets and even game consoles - much more people love to take them to the toilet. Unfortunately, it happens more and more often that people's beloved mobile devices stay in the toilet forever. The latest research results are shocking and insurers have their hands full.
The British insurance company Direct Line Home Insurance has decided to check how UK citizens use mobile devices and what causes their most common mechanical failures. The study has brought surprising and at the same time unusual results. Insurers are certainly not happy with them, which is why they make British people feel that they do not duplicate the mistakes of their countrymen.
It turns out that the inhabitants of the British Isles are completely addicted to smartphones. In principle, they do not part with modern phones. The devices accompany them at work, school, subway, cinema, restaurant, and worst of all in the toilet.
Research shows that half of the UK adult population uses a smartphone when using the toilet. Interestingly, phones are not the only devices that allow you to diversify their time spent in the toilet. 1/6 of respondents admitted that they took tablets with them to the sanitary facilities. 4 percent of Britons cannot imagine using the toilet without a game console.
Direct Line Home Insurance recognizes that the habit of taking mobile devices with toilets most often accompanies the residents of London, Leeds, Birmingham and Belfast.
Research has shown that 40 percent of British people have accidentally dropped a precious object into a toilet bowl or sink at least once in their lives. In most cases it was jewelry or mobile devices. There were cases of drowning keys, watches, payment cards and even money.
Insurers from Direct Line alert that more than half of the equipment that met such an unpleasant fate was no longer rescuing. To avoid an unpleasant accident, they recommend rather old, proven methods, in the form of a newspaper, book or toilet refresher label.