London, Aug 1 : Foot spas have been named as the most useless gadget pushing the bread maker to the second spot to walk away with the 'crown', says a new survey.
In a survey of more than 1,000 Britons, consumer website www.which.co.uk found that heated hair straighteners or curlers were rated higher than TVs when it asked people to name the top gadget that had changed their life.
Ringing ahead, though, the mobile phone was the most popular life-changing gadget, named by almost a quarter of people surveyed and forty two per cent of the 16-24 age group.
In second place came the laptop, followed by the MP3 Player. Keeping things fresh, one person even said that their salad spinner had changed their life.
The poll showed that the 'relaxing' foot spa was named as the most useless gadget, with the bread maker coming close behind.
Unlike their younger counterparts, which.co.uk found that the over 65s were the least likely to rely on gadgets - fifty per cent said that no gadget had changed their life.
"Forget games consoles and TVs, we've found that the mobile phone is the gadget that people say has changed their life. As the popularity of the iPhone has shown, the multi-functional mobile is worth queuing around the block for," Telegraph quoted Jess Ross, editor of which.co.uk, as saying.
Top Ten Life changing gadgets:
1 Mobile Phone -Nokia N82
2 Laptop -Apple
3 MP3 Player -iRiver U10
4 Digital Camera -Canon Powershot S51S
5 Satnav System -Tom Tom Go 520
6 DVD Player -Sony DVPNS15
7 Washing Machine -Whirlpool SCW1012
8 Upright Vacuum Cleaner -Dyson DC14
9 Microwave -Zanussi ZMC30STQX
10 In-home games console -Nintendo Wii Fit