Computing magazines have contracted in recent years as their digitally-inclined readers have shifted to the Web, but Future US apparently believes there’s still a market for a technology-oriented print title.
The niche media company announced it is launching Maximum Tech, a quarterly magazine designed to help consumers make sense of the growing personal technology and consumer electronics options available. A companion online channel will reside at Future’s MaximumPC.com.
The first issue is due out Sept. 21, not surprisingly, will cover the hottest area of consumer electronics, tablets, as well as HDTVs and smartphones. Future US said that issue will have a cover price of $9.99 but didn’t reveal the price for subsequent issues.
Future US’s publishing schedule of Maximum PC, a magazine for the hard-core tech enthusiast, will remain unchanged.