It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so Logitech decided to have themselves a little survey about special bedtime and tablets. The results are not especially surprising.
Logitech leads off by pointing out that according to their survey, 93 percent of tablet owners use their tablets in bed. Which, I mean, I’m not really sure what they’re going for with that. If I was on Family Feud, and I got “Places where people use tablets,” bed is probably the first thing coming out of my mouth, and then Steve Harvey would tell me I gave a good answer. I’m wondering what’s going on with that seven percent more than anything.
Much more interesting is that 21 percent of tablet owners surveyed said they had damaged a smartphone or tablet while doing other fun things in bed. I don’t want to speculate much about what those people are doing, but I’m going to guess none of it is covered under warranty.
More to the point, the survey found that 48 percent of single women would rather spend time with their iPad than their date on the morning after, compared to 25 percent of single men surveyed. But, I don’t think that says much about tablets. I’m pretty sure a good chunk of that 48 percent would rather spend the morning after with a hangover in a construction site than with their date from the night before. The dating scene’s not what many would describe as rosy.
For some reason, tablet-owning singles surveyed in France and Germany were much more likely to want to spend time with their date than their tablets than their British and American counterparts. I’m not sure whether that says more about the former group or the latter.
But, the survey does leave us with one iron-clad piece of evidence of people’s increasing attachment to their tablets. 43 percent of those surveyed said they would be equally upset by their tablets breaking when compared to a relationship ending. Which I guess puts Apple Care on the same level as relationship counselors? I’m not sure how that works.