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As a lover of all things tech I need to point out the quality of this magazine as it keeps up with cutting edge technology developments within a highly competetive industry.
The magazine comes from Future Publishing, themselves an industry giant controlling magazines and websites, and is home to such titles as Edge, Classic Rock and Total Film magazines.
First published in 1996 the magazine had a more of a learning attitude before its' transformation into a glossy lifestyle publication. It does incorporate models to enhance some of the tech but is less provocative than its competitor Stuff. In a successful coup T3 headhunted their rivals editor Michael Brook. The T3 franchise is now a global syndication and is available in over 20 countries.
T3 magazine itself is a well laid out and glossy publication and covers the whole consumer market of tech goods. Its' only real rival in the magazine arena is Stuff magazine which is actually twice as popular according to circulation figures. Stuff does tend to be slightly more inclined to the 'lads' market and is more disposable but it comes down to personal taste.
In terms of content the magazine looks at the lastest and emerging gadgets and electronic goods running features on the most anticipated within the industry. There are usually several one page previews of kit and some more in depth reviews of the more commercially viable items such as iPod model revisions.
There are also several pages dedicated to staff and guest writers to comment on happenings and attitudes in or around the industry. These are well written and contribute to the overall quality of the magazine, breaking up the product reviews and advertisements.
Speaking of which, the adverts tend to be numerous but with a distinct aspirational value that adds class to the publication. An example of such an advertiser may be Tag Heuer. This does however make T3 potentially more applicable to the '30 something' market with large disposable incomes.
A good inclusion is a 'top ten' of all products they have previously reviewed including phones, cameras, media players and PC's etc. This gives a rough indication of what the best in category products are and which you should spend your money on. Or not as the case may be.
There is usually a large article pertaining to development or industry leaders, most recently of which previewed ideas for next gen cars and the features that are already incorporated into working designs. How about a shape shifting car from BMW that modifies itself to suit the driving environment. Or take Nissan's connected concept which you can text to tell it to turn on the air-con when it hot outside and in advance of your arrival.
T3 uses a 5 star rating system which is backed up by a for and against tag line. There doesn't seem to be any particular brand allegiance and I feel able to trust the reviews.
It retails for £3.99 and can be bought in most high street stores and supermarkets.
The mag is backed by a fantastic and comprehensive website which has a huge amount of content including news, reviews, video and competitions. It can can be accessed at http://www.t3.com. The website has become a successful product in it own right and now independently publishes web specific articles by it own staff.
Classy design, layout and some 'arty' shots give a confident and expensive air to the magazine. It always features the very latest kit and reviews them honestly and fairly. There is a lot of content for the money.
The greatest kit is usually the most expensive pricing most of us out of the market. Usually a few adverts and small booklets stapled in. Can be similar month to month depending on market.
More sophisticated and grown up than its' rival stuff. The market is more than big enough for these two to co-exist so make your choice. At the end of the day consumer electronics are expensive and move on fast so this is more your unrequited love experience than good old fashioned Argos shopping adventure. Get it but you will yearn with passion for some of the stuff. And I tell you, sometimes it really hurts.
T3 magazine is another of the hugely successful publications to have gained in popularity very quickly thanks to the increase in the need and fasionability of having the newest and best gadgets out there.
This magazine is a monthly publication that offers in depth information on the latest and greatest products to be hitting the shelves now and in future with the kind of products on offer including cameras, mobiles, laptops, desktop computers, mp3 players, sound systems, dvd players, games consoles, gaming technology and more.
The magazine is well put together with a mixture of pictures, photos and well put together articles that allows you to make an informed decision on if it is a realistic wish or to be put on that list that includes the flying car.
The magazine is great value for money and with the option of subscription saving you more money and giving you a nice little joining gift the magazine is worth a look at.
- Well made and does not fall apart
- Excellent information and reviews
- Great pictures and photos
- Honest opinions on the items being reviewed
- See products before they hit the shelves
- Great value for money
- You will want everything you see
This is an excellent magazine that offers up gadgets and technology in a clear and entertaining way.
T3 is a monthly magazine aimed at all gadget and technology lovers. As this magazine is generally aimed for the lads market, the cover offers some suitable eye candy, probably what you'd expect to see on the cover of FHM or Zoo.
I absolutely love my gadgets so adore this magazine which tests out & reviews all the latest gizmos out there from TV's, camera and portable media players to amps, hi-fis and speakers, and loads more in between. The reviews are fair and always point out the pros and cons of the product concerned. Also they try & avoid techical jargon so almost everyone can understand them.
The magazine also have a number of monthly features looking into different aspects of technology and what the future may hold.
My favourite bit of the magazine though is probably where they tease you with luxury products worth thousands, it's nice to see them even though you know, bar a miracle you'll never be able to afford any of them.
The drawback of this magazine is it's price of £4 which is quite a lot. If you are going to be buying it regularly, you're better off getting a yearly subscription which saves you a small amount off.
I love nothing better than sitting back relaxing & reading the latest version of T3 dreaming of all the lovely gadgets & gizmos featured within it.
Everyone would love to know what is going to happen tomorrow, the day after that, and the day after tht still. You do, well I cant blame you, because it would be great to know what is going to happen to ourselves, because we could then plan ahead a lot more easily. With the T3 magazine you can do this in a way, because the magazine focus's on all of the latest technological devices, along with some of the manufacturers plans for the future. You can find out how the new age of MP3 players are doing - not too good acording to the May 2001 issue! Or you can find out about the DVD Ram that will soon be available in British stores, so that you can record your favourite TV programs onto DVD! T3 is full of information, and is well the £3.25 a month fee, with great savings of upto £11.30 if you take out a 13 month subscription! If there is anything that you want to know about the magazine, they always have a Questions and Awnsers page for you to take part in, along with an excellent web-site, www.t3network.co.uk of which also contains a lot of the infomation contained within the magazines. I would only reccomend this magazine to those who know what they are on about with technology, because some of the technical jargan used can be hard to understand, even if you think you know your stuff! But as I say it is a great buy, and if you want to knowwhat is going on out there, and what the japanese are doing today and we will do tomorrow, this is the magazine for you!
If your life is incomplete without the knowledge that there exists a fridge with a built in PentiumIII, modem & TV then this is your type of magazine. OK most of the kit is either totally impractical and or ludicrously expensive but that is not the point. At a philosophical level this magazine exits to allow us to marvel at men's capacity to invent really cool stuff. It is a drag that they insist on putting half naked women on the front as this attracts sneers from my wife and takes up valuable sapce that could otherwise be devoted to displaying more cool kit.
'T3 or not T3, that is the question'!!!! The answer is T3. T3= Tomorrows Technology Today. It is THE magazine. It is a gadget mag with all you need to know about the up and coming tools to help the future generation live in coolness. I subscribe to this and am very happy with it. In the field of gadget mags this is the top. It appeals to the male gender and is a daily read for me and my mates.
First things first, I wish I had the money to afford most of the cool gadgets and hardware that appears in T3 every month. Sadly most of us will just buy the magazine to drool over the latest technology without a hope of ever being able to afford most of it. The magazine is of a very high quality, the reviews are interesting and the quality of writing is decent. One thing that might put some people off is the way that T3 feel they need to have some scantily clad woman on the front cover. Makes you feel a bit uneasy when you pick it up in the newsagent to browse the latest technology, when everyone else merely sees the cover and starts making judgements on you! This magazine is probably best as an occasional buy, I can't see most people wanting to buy it every month. Its great as an occasional read, to catch up on the latest technology out there. And make sure you tell everyone that you ARE buying it for the technology, not for the picture on the cover ;-)
If you live in a house full of surround sound TVs and remote controlled toasters, this magazine may well take your fancy, but then again you may be too busy sitting on your sofa with a smug grin on your face. It reviews all that is new in the ever advancing world of nifty technology; from Minidics to Go-Peds, from robot dogs to the latest DVD players, it's all there, generally with full colour photos and a good looking woman leaning over it. Even if - like most of us - you can't afford much of what they review, it's perfectly legal to fantasise a bit, and you can even use the excuse that you're actually 'keeping an eye on the market'. The reviewing style is mostly good with a nice touch of humour and not too much testosterone. The pictures are also fine and they have a wide range of products on review.
This is the kind of magazine that my husband LOVES!! He's heavily into gadgets and gizmos and anything that he can get his hands on before anyone else! T3 is definitely his "cup of tea" They have a really diverse selction of things that they review each month, from the latest in mobile phones to hifi and computers, and jetskis, motorbike and cars!! If you're into real Big Boys Toys then this mag is for you. It's one of them that'll get you saying "if I won the lottery, I would get one of them...." on every page!! I recenlt bought a years subscription to this for him for only £20 which I though was quite reasonable too
I went through a phase of about four months where I got T3 every month. But then I had to stop because there was so much great stuff in the mag that I wanted, but had no way of affording (I was saving up for a second university degree). Now, being a poor student I can't bring myself to read T3. The articles are reliable, informative and interesting and the content is good. If you like technology and gadgets and stuff like that, this is the magazine for you. Just be prepared to drool over things that are so good, but so expensive you could never justify it to yourself. A great mag, wish I could afford the stuff in it.
I bought T 3 one week, wanting to read about the latest WAP phones, and I wasn't disappointed! This magazine has everything you could possibly want, honest reviews, tech facts, kit to drool over (mmm... 60GB hard drive...), and babes to boot. They have a big feature every month, around 10 pages long, and that should justify the cost alone! This lot seem to know their stuff, and so I say that if you're gonna buy something techie, check this mag first.