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Gadgets! Gimme gimme gimme them all! I want gadgets and if I can’t have gadgets I want to know about them. Now that the momentary madness has passed we’ll have a closer look at what exactly it is that I'm harping on about this time. I’ve just bought myself a copy of T3, the magazine that promises to bring us tomorrow’s technology today. Are you already watering at the mouth? I know that I am (but I am about as sad as it gets). For most normal people out there T3 may well just be a letter and a number and I have to confess that although I had heard of this monthly magazine before I had never bothered to buy an issue. In the pure interests of providing the knowledge to other Dooyoo readers I decided to take the plunge and grab the latest issue. The first thing I noticed is that it’s lovely. Wait a sec, I haven’t totally lost the plot! It’s just a fairly packed and glossy magazine. It oozes quality, something special. That feeling continues when you peruse the front cover to discover what’s happening in the latest issue. I have also noticed that there is a young lady on the front of each issue although don’t let this fool you into believing that this is FHM with gadgets, that simply isn’t the case. One of the first things you will find inside the mag is a double-sided index containing all of the magazine contents as well as some good sized pictures to tempt you with the goodies which are to follow. Showcase: FLIPPING ‘ECK! Those pictures are gigantic! If you want to see a few products in tremendous detail then these pages are for you my friends. Take an MP3 player, enlarge a photo of it six or seven times and add some informative text and you’re there. Technofile: This takes up a fair amount of the magazine, around 20% of it in fact and contains loads of information about all kinds of developments in the world of technology. It’s
not all about microchips either, don’t be surprised if you find cars and even drinks in here. You’re probably beginning to realise that this mag isn’t just for hardware geeks, it’s for all kinds of geeks! Features: These are the big stories and let the writers have a little freedom with what they put to paper. Just about anything could be covered here but in this particular issue they are running a series of features concentrating on all things Japanese. Japan is of course a source of constant technological developments but there are some quirkier elements to be found here too. Once again you can expect intelligent yet witty written information as well as excellent photographs to accompany it. On Test: This lot know their stuff and if you’ve got any sense you’ll listen to what they’ve got to say about the latest products. If you don’t know your DVD from your MP3 then this is just the place for you. As well as individual product reviews the T3 team also have comparison group tests, which put various similar pieces of equipment against each other. At the end you get their verdict and I have found this to be totally fair and with products I know about, accurate too. If a particular product deserves a slating then they’ll give it one, if it’s the best thing since sliced bread then they won’t be ashamed to tell you either. You can’t ask for more than that can you? When I say ‘products’ don’t just expect PC’s and WAP phones, they reviewed a Maserati (a car just in case you don’t know). On top of all this you get all of the usual typical magazine features such as Q&A pages, editorial, adverts (can be very useful) and subscription information. That swiftly leads me to that particular point, subscriptions. You can subscribe for £30.95 a year (saving of £11.30) or by direct debit for £15.48 every six months. Postage is included
of course and it knocks around a pound of each issue. A great mag, intelligent reading and not at all dull (even if you’re not as geeky as me!). If that's not enough you can check out their web site over at www.t3.co.uk (easiest web address ever?!). Highly recommended. MR.COATES
Technology is a very fast and ever expanding concept which we rely on to help us develop. Technology is an expansion of our bodies e.g. the calculator is a quick way of working out calculations, an expansion of our brains. Us Europeans are usually the last to hear about and to touch the latest and finest technology. I think this is unfair and i'm sure you do. I, being a technophile, feel that we should know about the latest technology and be able to understand what's coming before it actually does. Behold: T3 The magazine is a mixture of reviews and previews of the latest technolgy and maybe what's coming. Within the magazine there's a "feature" which is different every time depending on what they have chosen to write about, it could be about televisions or anything. The regulars are: T-mail, which includes letters from the readers and answers or op's from the editor; Q&A, questions from readers and answers from the editors; Showcase, which shows the latest and most gorgeous technology, from DVD players to MP3 players; TechnoFile, latest technology from computer chips to infra-red mice; Made in Japan, hot stuff from the mysterious-east; Recommends, which is kit personally chosen by the expert reviewers; Next month, what's in next months and Un-useless inventions which is wacky, silly inventions. Last but not least is "On Test" which includes reviews on products which are in or soon to be in the shops. This magazone is the best technology magazine around and some of the technology that they show is so mind-blowing that you want a piece of it, but you know you can't. Some of the products are soo expensive that you would sell your house to buy it. Pictures are always used so that you can see what is on sale or what is consept. Sometimes they have concept products which look really cool and you would never think that it would become a product. You think it's concept but its not, that'
;s wicked. On the front cover is picture of a beautiful girl, there aren't any inside the mag which is strange. There are over 140 pages in this mag usually which is alot on just latest tech. The articles are well written, they are informative and fun to read which i think is essential. If you want to know more about the latest technology then get this mag, it's great for telling you the facts and figures and it's definitly not bias!