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Fastest Full-Body Workout Ever! TONS OF FLIP OVER USEFUL STUFF GADGET GODDESS GET THE OLIVIA MUNN #@?%! Loves Technology, Hates Clothes! JOB DONE! POWER TOOLS FOR POWER GUYS CONTROL THE REMOTE! MULTIMEDIA POWER MAXIMUM (AND HOW TO USE IT) DIGITAL YOUR SEXIEST HOME MOVIES: IMPACT NETWORK YOUR HAVE WE GOT WAY TO SUCCESS THE CAMERA FOR YOU… TECH GUIDE 2011 TESTED, TALLIED, RIDDEN, REDLINED, AND RANKED . . . THE 100 BEST NEW PRODUCTS FOR MEN 100 BEST NEW PRODUCTS FOR MEN The countdown begins here Edited by KYLE WESTERN Olivia Munn photographed by EMILY SHUR Still-life photographs by DAN FORBES Meet the Men’s Health Tech Girl This year’s cover model, Olivia Munn, has an intimate relationship with technology. How intimate? “I sleep with my laptop these days,” she says. “I’m single, so I’ve got the space.” Munn, 30, hosts G4’s Attack of the Show. But she has other gigs, too: She’s a correspondent for The Daily Show and part of the cast of the new NBC series Perfect Couples. And, beﬁtting her role in the Men’s Health Tech Guide you’re now holding, she Tweets like a pro, curses like a sailor, and pines for her ﬁrst Game Boy. She has dressed as Princess Leia, Wonder Woman, Sailor Moon, Street Fighter’s Chun-Li, and a host of other sultry nerd-baiting vixens. All that, and she “has a weakness for a man who knows his way around a ﬁrst-person shooter.” Is it any wonder why we’ve asked her to unleash her technology talents in a feature we’re calling “Ask Olivia”? Read on, and take notes. And don’t forget to log on all this month to MensHealth.com/techtweets where Olivia will be answering your most pressing technology questions. 6 DECEMBER 2010 TECH 2011 GUIDEMen’s Health 26 maintain their independence experience most sets lock to provide softer cushioning. you into when you try jump- $130, brooksrunning.com ing on the 3-D bandwagon. BIOLITE This 1080p cinema display, CAMPSTOVE however, is the ﬁrst to pack a Campﬁre cooking hasn’t 2-D down-conversion button changed much since our into the packaged glasses so Neanderthal ancestors spit- they can reprocess the image roasted mastodons. It’s still to remove the 3-D effect. inefﬁcient and messy. The That might not seem like a world’s ﬁrst forced-air rocket big deal at ﬁrst glance, but it stove (originally designed for LEMOND FITNESS eliminates potential debates use in developing countries) REVOLUTION over how the big game should represents Fire 2.0. It burns TRAINER be viewed and provides relief wood, twigs, brush, and A realistic ride on a traditional to bugged-out eyes. $3,900, pinecones—almost anything indoor bike trainer is harder sharpusa.com you’d ﬁnd on a trail—and to obtain than a clean urine converts a fraction of the sample on the Tour de France. heat to electricity using a That’s because rollers lack thermoelectric module. This the friction necessary for T-MOBILE G2 juice runs a fan that sucks calf-swelling power cadences. oxygen into the stove, creat- Canon And magnet, ﬂuid, and other Power without speed is pointless, which is why we’ve ing a hotter and cleaner ﬂame PowerShot mechanical trainers can make you feel like you’re grinding passed on geeked-out phones that can bring a liter of water to a boil in 4 minutes. It uses neutered by creaky networks. S95 through a sandbox. This pro- The slide-out QWERTY- 50 percent less wood and proven trainer uses a large equipped G2 puts up reduces smoke emissions by ﬂywheel in place of the back respectable specs, such as more than 95 percent. Price Most compact BROOKS wheel to match the inertia of a 5-megapixel camera with not set, biolitestove.com cameras tremble GLYCERIN 8 a rolling bike. Sure enough, LED ﬂash, 720p video record- in the dark. This Brooks promises that these we felt the deceleration as ing, and 4GB of internal stor- low-light blaster shoes, unlike your ex-footwear, we eased off the pedals, and age. That’s nice. But what’s revels in it like Rob are willing to change for you, rip-roaring resistance as noteworthy about the G2 is Zombie thanks to depending on speed and we shifted up gears. $500, that it’s the ﬁrst handset with a high-sensitivity, terrain. These sole savers are lemondﬁtness.com an HSPA+ chipset that can 10-megapixel sen- equipped with cushioning near take advantage of T-Mobile’s sor and a smart the heel and ball of the foot. new network. While HSPA+ image processor that automatically As you run, Brooks claims, the isn’t technically 4G (it’s more CONTOUR GPS boosts the camera’s molecules in the ﬂuid bond SHARP LE925 like 3G on meth), it does FULL HD CAMERA dynamic range to together to harden on impact, SERIES 3-D HDTV sport theoretical download The most extreme thing about eliminate noise. In providing a slightly ﬁrmer, more An evolving technology like speeds up to 21Mbps that a wearable video camera is fact, it takes some responsive surface that returns 3-D television shouldn’t be an come extremely close. $200 getting the friggin’ footage off of the most stun- more energy. On warmups all-or-nothing proposition, but with a 2-year contract, the device, edited, and online. ning stills we’ve and cooldowns, the molecules that’s exactly the tyrannical t-mobile.com This 5.2-ounce, 1080p version seen, day or night. Pixel perfectionists will also love the full set of manual controls. $400, usa. canon.com SPLURGE! Center Channel Speaker Whether you’re building a sound stage from the ground up or looking to upgrade your existing setup, don’t cheap out on the center channel speaker. Why? Because 50 percent of a movie soundtrack comes from here, so its impact won’t be denied. If you need a quick ﬁx for drowned out dialogue, try selecting the sound menu from the remote and increas- ing the center channel so it’s +3dB to +5dB louder than the front and rears. Then go directly to #63. 33 M O N T H 2 0 1 0 TECH 2011 GUIDEMen’s Health Men’s Health GADGETS IN THE BEDROOM— YES OR NO? OLIVIA Absolutely! I sleep with my BlackBerry and myTouch plugged in on my nightstand, my laptop in my bed next to me (now that GLOBAL SURF I’m single, I have INDUSTRIES plenty of room to let MEYERHOFFER my electronics sleep COMP MODEL next to me), and my Longboards are stable; short- Universal remote that boards are easier to maneuver. controls my Blu-ray, It’s always been that way. But DirecTV, TV, and a former Apple designer- Xbox. I don’t think turned-overnight-board- there’s a problem shaping-renegade recently with gadgets in the stormed onto the scene with bedroom. I have a lot this slyly shaped remix. Its going on and I work hourglass ﬁgure channels the hard. And my work best of both conﬁgs by mixing fulﬁlls me and makes the wide nose of an easy-riding me happy. And listen, longboard with the shaped when someone really tail of a spry shortboard. The grabs my attention, slender waist shifts the mass I don’t even think back to the tail, helping the about my phone. rider turn on a dime by keeping only the rear of the board in the water. $800, surﬁndustries.com SONY A55V DSLR Digital single-lens reﬂex cam- eras inherited a genetic default from their analog ancestors: The mirror that bounces light from the lens to the viewﬁnder has to ﬂip up and out of the way when the shutter is released to feed light to the image sensor. This takes mere milliseconds, but it blinds the focus. Sony’s genius solution: a translucent mirror. Instead of ﬂipping, the a55V’s prism plays peacemaker, splitting the light Apple iPad 1 between the sensor and view- ﬁnder. Since the focus stays alert, the subjects stay sharp— for up to 10 frames per second tethering for 3G Internet ac- enable full-body 3-D motion iPad’s successor, the original The iPad’s impact transcends at a full 16.2 megapixels. cess, dual cameras with 1080p capture that can detect 48 here would still be our top tech its category, too. As sales grow, $750, sonystyle.com video recording, micro-HDMI points on each player’s body, product of the year. It’s the service providers play keep-up, and USB ports, Adobe Flash- facial recognition, and voice godfather of a category that fast-tracking the evolution of friendly brains, and, of course, recognition. Which is just materialized on April 3, 2010; more-robust data networks. BlackBerry Enterprise support. geek-speak for kick-ass gam- we won’t know the true extent AT&T dumped up to $19 billion Price not set, rim.com ing—literally. No controllers, no of the iPad’s sonic boom until into improving its network buttons, just absolute immer- 2011 when more than 50 other this year, while Verizon and sion as your body’s movements manufacturers compete for a T-Mobile have each invested are translated onscreen. Our slice of the market. Even those billions in faster 4G and HSPA+ favorite new game, naturally, not among the millions of iPad networks, respectively, over the BLACKBERRY is Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, owners know the feature list: past few years. The real winner PLAYBOOK which features workouts from apps, Internet, books, video, in 2011: us, as the thrilling Research in Motion’s business- Men’s Health and Women’s music, e-mail. Tablet comput- reality of an “always on” future minded 7-incher boasts bells Health. $150, xbox.com ing is altering the way we ﬁnally unveils itself. $500, and whistles that will incite MICROSOFT KINECT connect, work, and entertain. apple.com envy in iPad owners, beginning FOR XBOX 360 with its 1GHz dual-core proces- Microsoft delivers the ﬁrst true motion-controlled video-game APPLE IPAD @TECHLUST ONLINE sor and 1GB of RAM. Other Find more gadget and gear intel at MensHealth.com/TechLust: H&M corset bragging rights: the ability to platform. Together, an RGB Even if a turtlenecked Steve Your tech problems, solved • Gear reviews and how-to’s • run multiple applications simul- camera, infrared depth sensor, Jobs appeared to us in a dream 25 best apps for men • Bond-worthy tech • taneously, BlackBerry handset and a multi-array microphone and spilled the beans on the Your best home gym • And . . . giveaways! 40 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 0
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