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Kitting out a bachelor pad with top-rated ‘boys-toys’ costs almost £5,000, according to research.

Huge plasma televisions, top of the range laptops, games consoles, high-end stereos with surround speakers and other gadgets put the bill up to £4,678.97.

The cost emerged in a study by online review site www.reevoo.com which named the 15 must-have items for any self-respecting bachelor.

Among the items to appear on the list is a Panasonic 50 inch HD ready plasma screen TV worth £1,351 and the Hewlett Packard Pavilion DV9605 laptop for £699.

Unsurprisingly the living room is home to the most electronic devices.

Chris Winstanley of reevoo.com said: ''Bachelors love to fill their pads with up-to-date technology and appliances. But five grand is a lot of money and it makes sense to do your homework before you buy.

“It’s not surprising that 4 out of 5 men say they are influenced by impartial customer reviews – they give you the real-world comments that you’ll never get on the High Street.

Most of the items on the list help the average bachelor lead an uncomplicated lifestyle - with entertainment, food and drinks at the ready.

The bachelor's living room should have a Proline TTR 65 P mini fridge - ensuring cold beers are no more than a stretch away. The Miele G1222SC dishwasher is also a must as no self-respecting bachelor should get involved in washing up.

Other top-rated electronic items include the Xbox 360 Elite games console, Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 bookshelf speakers and Denon D-m 35 DAB hi-fi mini system.

The full list of bachelor pad items rated highly by reviewers includes:

Panasonic TH50PZ70B 50 inch HD ready plasma screen TV £1,351.00
Xbox 360 Elite games console £250.00
Panasonic FZ50 digital camera £306.00
Sony DCR-SR 32E handycam camcorder with 30GB hard drive £259.00
Blackberry Curve 8310 mobile phone £274.99
Denon D-m 35 DAB hi-fi mini system £150.00
Apple iPod touch 16GB black £229.00
Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 bookshelf speakers £129.00
Hewlett Packard Pavilion DV9605 laptop £699.99
Pure Talksport DAB radio £40.00
Proline TTR 65 P mini fridge £69.99
Philips HD7810/60 Coffee Machine £50
Miele G1222SC dishwasher £493.00
Philips HQ8150 electric shaver £78.00
Sony RDR-HX510 DVD Recorder £299.00

Chris Winstanley added: ''We've gleaned this information from reviews on the Reevoo website. Having read thousands of reviews, it’s clear that electrical items are as important to men as handbags are to women.''

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About Reevoo:
Reevoo’s website is the place to decide what to buy, with impartial reviews, product images, features and price comparison. We work with around 50 retailers including Comet, Dixons, Vodafone, Woolworths and dozens of other High Street and Pure Play retailers. Because we only publish reviews that have been written by our retail partners’ customers, we know that they are all genuine and unbiased. All of our reviews are available at www.reevoo.com.

Shoppers can also keep up-to-date on the latest consumer news and reviews on Reevoo’s blog at www.decidewhattobuy.com.

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