April 2014


This April, Speed takes off the gloves and packs pages of heavy hitters in the annual Sports Tech issue. Ready to pounce right off the cover is tech knockout Jennylyn Mercado, who gracefully slips from gi to scuba suit, from fighting sticks to triathlon bike. In our summer special sports guide, we offer you the hottest summer activities, where you can unplug and play, and the gear to keep your tech-savvy heart pumping. Kick your game up a notch with the coolest sports tech accessories that we reviewed just for you: GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition, Polar Loop, and yurbuds Venture Duro. Cool down with the rest of the gear, including Apple Mac Pro, Harman Kardon Soho, and Panasonic GX7. Sony’s Xperia Z2 takes momentum from the lineup of new products unveiled at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, while the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Fujifilm X-T1 settle score in a duel; find out who makes the best shot. Feast your eyes on the most stylish bicycles to come out of every urban cyclist’s dream. Learn all about Valve’s Steam Machines and why they’re taking the gaming world by storm. In the perfect marriage of sports and technology, where is the line drawn between human ability and technological advancement? Speed discusses how gear affects performance and its standardization throughout sports history to keep the tech from stealing trophies. It is in this issue where we also introduce Speed’s new Editor-in-Chief, Katrina Rivere-Diga. Rising from the ranks, this Ateneo graduate has been a key player behind the scenes right from the magazine’s very first issue in 2003. She is now officially taking lead and all geared up to bring Speed to record-breaking heights. Slip in those running shoes and grab your copy of Speed’s April Sports Tech issue at the nearest bookstore or newsstand. Or save your energy and download the digital edition from Zinio instead. For more info, visit speed-mag.com or facebook.com/SpeedMagazinePH, follow @SpeedMagazine on Twitter and Instagram, email subscribe@speed-mag.com, or call (02) 374-6771 to 75.