Currys PC World reveals top tech purchases during pandemic

The top technology purchases of 2020 included stand mixers and smart home devices, according to Currys PC World.

The technology retailer also reported huge growth in entertainment tech, with sales of the Google Chromecast TV surging by more than 900 per cent in April 2020.

Smart thermostats saw 400 per cent growth in sales year-on-year.

Sales records in gaming were also broken, with PS5 selling out in ten minutes and receiving 90,000 more pre-registration sign-ups than XBOX.

Sales of computer mice, which was the most bought item last year, increased by more than 1000 per cent year on year.

Internet security software, webcams and printer ink were also up, 979 per cent, 696 per cent and 506 per cent respectively.

Currys PC World top ten bestselling products of lockdown

1.Computer Mice
2. Streaming tech (Google Chromecast TV 4K, Amazon Firestick)
3. Internet Security software
4. Smart Thermostats
5. Webcams
6.Printer Ink
7. Stand Mixers
8.Gaming consoles
9. Smart HD-ready TVs
10. Fitness Trackers

“Lockdown has been a period like never before and it really has been a tough time for many of us. However, at Currys PC World we know that amazing tech has helped people get through challenging times,” said Ed Connolly, chief commercial officer, Currys PC World. “From tech that’s helped people stay connected with loved ones, taught new skills and kept the kids entertained outside of home-schooling; at Currys PC World we are delighted to be able to help our customers choose the tech that will enable them to make the most out of every day, inside the home, and out.”

He added: “Over the past 12-months, we have seen just how much of a role amazing technology plays in people’s lives, and we know it will continue to do so as we emerge out of lockdown and back to normality.”

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