September 2014 / Issue 163
Father’s Day shopping is the most difficult undertaking mankind has ever faced. Building the Great Wall of China, putting a man on the moon, grimacing through the entirety of Twilight, these things pale in comparison to the task of finding something to give my old man every September.
And I know I’m not alone. For every father out there who likes golf, or has a passion for model ships, or enjoys video games, or loves a good book, there’s one just like my dad, who has no hobbies and never wants anything. I hope the sons of those engaged individuals realise how lucky they truly are. They’ll never know the frustration of asking Dad what he wants for Father’s Day, only to receive a shrug of the shoulders in return.
Happily, there’s hope. T3’ s Father’s Day Gift Guide is here to save us all from an endless supply of unwanted socks and unopened confectionary. Even the most disinterested father is sure to find something within these very pages to make him thankful for the fact that he procreated at all. You’ll find the fruits of our labour starting on p46.
Elsewhere this month we’ve collected the very best wireless audio gear, much of which would also make a fine Father’s Day gift. In 2014 there really is no excuse to have cables criss crossing your home, just because you enjoy the odd tune. Frankly it looks terrible, and it’s a tripping hazard, too. Do away with wires on p41.
This month has also seen us getting our greasy mitts on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S, which is certainly a lovely piece of kit. Is it enough to fend of whatever Apple’s cooking up for its iPad refresh later this year? Find out in our Rated section on p63.
And finally this month we have some exciting developments from the world of motoring. On p16 you’ll discover some incredible car designs that we hope to be 3D printing very shortly. And then be sure to check out Project Mobii on p22, an experimental and very impressive in-car camera system, which Ford gave us a sneak peek at on T3’ s recent trip to Dearborn, Michigan.
Enjoy the issue.