PRICEY PIECES: Rockhampton’s Jamie Glendenning has spent over $5000 on his computer set-up and is planning to spend more money on it in the coming months.
PRICEY PIECES: Rockhampton’s Jamie Glendenning has spent over $5000 on his computer set-up and is planning to spend more money on it in the coming months. Allan Reinikka Rokatech

Technology a worthy price tag for Rocky gamer

JAMIE Glendenning's love for technology comes at a high price.

It's $5000 to be exact.

From annual computer upgrades to new gaming headsets and sound systems, it's easy to see how Jamie spends $5000 a year on technology.

But according to a new study, he's not the only Central Queenslander emptying their bank balance for the latest and greatest gadgets.

According to Suncorp Bank's Cost of Being Digitally Savvy report , people aged over 18 living in Central Queensland spend an average of $2550 a year on technology and communication.

Jamie, 33, said it was easy for him to spend thousands of dollars on devices.

"I've always loved technology, it's easy for me to spend a lot of money on it," he said.

"I would spend about $5000 a year on technology but in the past six months I've probably spent around $4000 because I've bought a new hard drive, a new speaker system and the iPhone 6.

"I'm good at saving money to buy these things, I'm aware that it costs a lot but it's worth it to me. The most expensive piece of technology I own is my computer set-up which has cost over $5000."

But for the local Ergon worker, spending time on his computer is a hobby that he's had from a young age.

"I've always been a gamer and technology is a big part of my daily life," He said.

"I spend four hours a night on the computer, mostly using technology to interact with family and friends.

"But technology isn't just for gamers anymore, it's for everyone and everyone has a need to stay in touch by it and be entertained by it. It's obvious why people spend a lot of money on technology, it enhances people's lives."



Taxpayers to foot $25k towards Petros' legal bill

Taxpayers to foot $25k towards Petros' legal bill

Magistrate awards costs after stalking charge dismissed

Local signage problems around Rocky set to be addressed

Local signage problems around Rocky set to be addressed

Local signage is on track for a spruce up after resident complaints.

Rocky makes it nine on the trot in CQ Championship

Rocky makes it nine on the trot in CQ Championship

Teen spinner bags four wickets in man-of-the-match performance

Local Partners