Two thirds of Britons have used a phone or a tablet in the bath…

Ever used Facetime on your iPhone when in the bath? Thought not. Someone is though according to some research from a UK online bathroom retailer.

Apparently as many as two thirds of us are happy to use our prized and pricey gadgets in the bath and not just receiving phone calls either.

The report by, who polled 1,241 adults also says that 1 in 10 of Britons admitted to having damaged electronic goods by dropping them in the bath water accidently.

The survey asked. ‘Do you ever use technological equipment whilst in the bath tub?’ to which 67% said that ‘yes’, that they did use gadgets whilst taking a bath with the majority using smartphones, ereaders and tablets.

We are using those devices to keep up to date with social media, speak on the phone, text and even read novels and play games.

Peter Gregg, director of, had the following to say:

“It seems that nowhere is safe from technology. The bath used to be for downtime and relaxation. Now it seems that it’s used for Facetime and social media. It seems that these days, we’re never switched off from the world around us.”

“With the high cost of some of these products, it’s surprising that so many people are willing to run the risk of getting them damaged and it seems that a number of people have suffered from it. We would never advocate the use of electronic goods in the vicinity of water, but I can understand the temptation to listen to some soothing music whilst relaxing in the bath. Facetime or Skype though is beyond me!”

There is of course one phone you can use in the bath.

Ashley Norris

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