E-readers breed fondness for other e-readers
The study included more than 1,600 tablet and e-reader owners; just 16% own two or more of the devices, but of those, almost half said that they needed more than just one device to meet the demand. Our tech blog reports:
46% said that a single tablet would not suffice because their partner or children were constantly hogging it.
21% more told research group YouGov that they were given the second device as a gift; 17% of respondents said they picked it up because it featured newly released technology.
Among tablet users, 18% are thinking about buying another device, mostly so there would be more to go around for grabby family members.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: Tablet computers, front to back, by Dell, Augen, Maylong (left), Samsung (right), with the Apple iPad in the back. Credit: Kirk McCoy / Los Angeles Times