The science fiction reality
The ultimate time saving gadgets
Lisa Rogers modelling the winning entry, the 'Hairwush'.
We all agree that there's not enough hours in the working day so to that end Hotmail ran their own Ultimate Time Saver Competition.
The competition asked Hotmail users what they would invent to claw back those extra minutes from their daily lives and ultimately save the most time.
Over 8,000 people across the nation entered the competition in a bid to win a whopping £10,000 and see the fruits of their labour fully-realised with a working prototype courtesy of our team of inventors.
The judges were wowed and bedazzled in equal measure throughout the competition, with entries ranging from a fridge calculator designed to recognize the contents of a fridge and provide recipes with the available ingredients. To a cross between an exercise bike and an office chair known as an 'officycle' and a wheelie bin that takes itself out.
Chloe Eyre from Bedfordshire bagged the big prize with her beguiling 'Hairwush' contraption. Chloe's 'Hairwush' time saving invention was designed to wash, condition, dry and brush your hair in one go.
Hotmail Product Manager, Bryan Saftler, said: "We were blown away by the quality of the entries and it was hugely difficult to whittle down the 8,000 entries to find the winner. We are obviously a creative nation looking for cool ways to save time so we can focus on the important things in life."
Alongside the competition Hotmail ran a survey that polled 2,000 people to find the Ultimate Time Saving inventions ever.
Hotmail's survey revealed that:
Northerners vote the washing machine as their ultimate time saving invention whereas Southerners favour their PC/laptop.
As a nation of tea drinkers the survey identified Wrexham as the tea capital - With more than one in ten (12%) voted the kettle as the ultimate time saving invention.