A landscaper friend recently told me that, “When it comes to landscaping, the husband ALWAYS controls decisions about the lawn.” In remodeling, we have a parallel example. From our experience, gadgets are usually the domain of the man of the house.
TVs = man domain. I have a male friend who has a 6′ plasma TV in the living room, a huge speedboat, and a black Hummer that usually has a beer in the cupholder. His idea of “decorating,” God love him, is a TV in every room.
Audio-visual gadgets = man stuff. The guys love these electrical, blinking gizmos.
“Strap on green gadgets” like solar cells and geothermal heating systems = “green” man goodies.