SOURCE: Future US

Future US

September 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Future US' Maximum Tech Magazine and Online Channel Cover the Coolest Personal Technology Gear That Matters

The Premiere Issue -- On Newsstands Now -- Examines the Best Android Tablets, HDTV Buying Tips, Mobile Phone Operating Systems and How to Build a DVR

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) - Future US, the special-interest media company, today announced the immediate availability of Maximum Tech, a new quarterly magazine and online channel covering the broad range of personal technology that impacts consumers' daily life. Both the print edition and online destination are designed to help readers make informed buying decisions and get the most out of gadgets and technological advancements through in-depth reviews, hands-on lab testing, Maximum PC-style "techsplanation" articles and how-to guides. The quarterly magazine has a cover price of $9.99 while the website content is available for free online at MaximumPC.com (http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/maximum_tech). For direct access, point a web browser to www.MaximumTech.com.

Key advertisers supporting the print and online rollout include Sprint, Samsung, Intel, NVIDIA, Patriot Memory as well as other companies that want to reach early adopters and technology enthusiasts. 

"Unlike any other tech magazine, we will go beyond consumer electronics to focus on real-world, cutting-edge personal technology -- products that are changing the fabric of our daily lives, from appliances, to fitness gear, to home security systems, smart phones, set-top boxes, and beyond," said Jon Phillips, Editorial Director of Technology and Living Media at Future US as well as Editor-In-Chief, Maximum Tech. "Produced by the Maximum PC editorial team, which has 15 years of hands-on publishing experience, we are excited to share our passion and knowledge for the broader world of personal technology with readers who want to keep up with these exciting advancements."

The first issue contains:

  • Reports on 38 different tablet PCs, including the Dell Streak. The editors reveal which contenders are poised to topple the iPad.
  • Hard-hitting reviews of smartphone OS platforms -- Android vs. iOS vs. BlackBerry vs. Maemo.
  • A how-to article on buying the best HDTV.
  • A feature on the very dangerous and technologically advanced new handheld Arctic laser from Wicked Lasers.
  • High-end earbuds -- the editorial team outlines smart upgrade options.
  • SkyMall secrets revealed; meet the woman who sources the weirdest gadgets in airspace.
  • A CD with a step-by-step tutorial video in which the Maximum Tech editors demonstrate building the ultimate entertainment room PC/DVR. 
  • Plus many other features and reviews of the latest gear and tech trends.

While Maximum Tech fills a gap in existing coverage through the evaluation of next-generation personal technology, Future US will continue the current publishing schedule for Maximum PC and Maximum PC.com, which continue to thrive and have a dedicated enthusiast following.

For more information about advertising in Maximum Tech magazine or on the website channel, please contact Jane Evans, Future US National Sales Director at jevans@futuresus.com. Readers and advertisers can also track developments related to Maximum Tech by following @MaximumTech on Twitter or visiting the Maximum PC Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/maximumpc. Phillips would like to hear from readers via e-mail at editor@maximumtech.com for feedback on the first issue and how it delivers on the team's promise to cover practical technology by providing in-depth reviews, tips, etc. all with their interests in mind.

About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong multi-media market positions in games, technology, film, music, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include Total Film, T3, Classic Rock, Digital Camera, Guitar World, Revolver, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and Mac|Life. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, techradar.com, musicradar.com, dailyradar.com and photoradar.com. Future produces nearly 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 27 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK's number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.

Contact Information

  • Future US Media Contact
    Heather Sorenson
    Plugged In PR for Future US
    503-841-0625
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    Brigit Valencia
    Plugged In PR for Future US
    360-597-4516
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