Popular Mechanics (2-year)
Popular Mechanics (2-year)

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Popular Mechanics is for people who have a passion to know how things work. It's about how the latest advances in science and technology will impact your home, your car, consumer electronics, computers, even your health. Popular Mechanics - answers for curious minds.

Who Reads Popular Mechanics?
The Popular Mechanics reader is curious. The reader is driven to explore, become knowledgeable and actively participate in a wide variety of interests, making him today's Go-to Guy that Main Street America goes to for advice.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:
The Popular Mechanics reader has a curious mind - a hunger to know, an inquisitive interest, and a desire to investigate and learn. Every month, Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences millions of curious minds - engaging them with breakthroughs in science and technology, how-to stories on digital technology, automotive advances and home upgrades.

  • Tech Watch: Reporters dig deep to find new and exciting technological advances that will keep readers up-to-date with cutting-edge innovations – in aviation, computers, energy, environment, health, military, robotics, space and transportation.
  • Upgrade: Reporters collect the best gear from the biggest trade shows – from new tools for the home and worksite to the most advanced digital gadgets – and provide no-nonsense comparison tests and monthly reviews.
  • New Cars: Auto editors at Popular Mechanics give readers a comprehensive sneak-peak of the most exciting vehicles coming out of Detroit, Asia and Europe.
  • DIY Auto: This section gives readers a place to go for all their automotive repair and maintenance questions and answers – allowing them to skip the trip to the local mechanic by providing them instructions on exactly how to diagnose and repair any number of auto problems.
  • DIY Home: This section offers readers a column with a variety of step-by-step home improvement projects, including useful tips, advice and product reviews.
  • DIY Tech: This gives readers hands on advice on all things tech – from cameras and computers to HDTV and surround sound – keeping them one step ahead of the curve.
  • Feature Articles: Popular Mechanics tells you how the latest advances in science and technology will impact your home, your car, consumer electronics, computers, even your health. Features include: Tech Watch, Upgrade, New Cars, Saturday Mechanic, Car Clinic, Homeowners Clinic, and Jay Leno's Garage.

Magazine Layout:
Popular Mechanics is clean, crisp, fresh and cool. The magazine continuously delivers to curious minds every month - and even at 102 years young, continues to be a voice of authority on all things science, automotive, technology, home and outdoors.

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Comparisons to Other Magazines:
Popular Mechanics is the essential source for the modern man. From installing windows in their home or on their computer, Popular Mechanics gives readers the information and tools they need to be confident and competent in today’s high-tech world.

Popular Mechanics has a wide variety of advertisers, from automobiles to retailers and tools to home and garden, and everything in between.

Over the past 9 years, Popular Mechanics has won over 60 Art and Design Awards - ranging from Distinction in Editorial Design to Best Cover of the Year, to Best Table of Contents to Distinction in Photography. In 2008, Popular Mechanics won the American Society of Magazine Editors award for excellence in service journalism, for its 3 part series on the fast growing national anxiety - the degradation of the environment.

With plenty of features on the latest high-tech cars, tools, sports gear, and military developments, Popular Mechanics is the source for discriminating gadget heads. Full-page ads for spark plugs, extrastrong glues, and manly cigarettes fuel the magazine's testosterone engine, and many of the how-to articles are designed to help today's male achieve maximum speed, efficiency, and style in his leisure activities. In-depth articles on the history of the baseball glove, comparison tests of mulching mowers, and a list of the cables you'll need to build a home network join brief news bites covering science, outdoors, and home improvement. With a copy of Popular Mechanics and a fat wallet, you could be the alpha male you've always wanted to be! --Therese Littleton

Popular Mechanics is for people who have a passion to know how things work. It's about how the latest advances in science and technology will impact your home, your car, consumer electronics, computers, even your health. Popular Mechanics - answers for curious minds.

Customer Reviews:

  • Great Gift
    Finding a great gift is a challenge. Having a son that has a passion for technology and how things work made this a great gift. The first issue was immediately read cover-to-cover... that says it all!!...more info
  • Good Magazine
    I do like the articles in this magazine but have to say that there are a lot of advertisements. ...more info
  • The Jack-of-All-Trades Magazine
    Popular Mechanics is a Jack-of-All-Trades Magazine. I have been an avid reader since high school picking up every other issue or so at local newsstands. I only recently finally got smart and picked up a subscription. For the price you can't go wrong. PM is filled with informative articles on everything ranging from new technology, world events, woodworking tips, car care, automotive design, and computers. PM does not delve to deep into any particular subject, rather it gives you a broad view of all of them.

    In each issue your likely to find tips on how to change and fix a flat tire on your car, plans on how to build wood furniture, reviews on new cars, and reports on upcoming technology. The articles are always interesting and provide enough information to let you do a little more digging if the subject matter sparks your interest. Jay Leno even writes an automotive section that is always enjoyable to read.

    The product reviews are informative and have helped me with numerous purchases ranging from new cars, snow blowers, power tools, dirt bikes and the like. I would recommend this magazine to anyone interested in any of the mentioned subjects but can't afford 40 different subscriptions to cover them all....more info

  • Popular Mechanics - much better than Popular Science
    I have subscribed to Popular Mechanics for years now. PM has articles on the latest science and technology, as well as do it yourself project stuff, from woodworking to engines. It's geared toward those who actually work with their minds and hands, not just armchair mechanics or technology buffs - although they would like it too. I finally dropped my subscription to Popular Science. Popular Mechanics has it all....more info
  • Not the magazine it was 20 years ago.
    Thin. Changed a lot since I was a kid. Low price but not much substance to the publication anymore. It is still fun to read and has some interesting articles....more info
  • The Life You've Always Wanted
    I waited over 3 weeks for this product for a class I was in and was then told it was never shipped from Canada....more info
  • Popular Mecanics
    Received Early... Good Service... I'm in for the long haul. Amazon is great, that's why I keep buying from them....more info
  • Bargain-priced entertainment
    Never having read PM in the past, I was hesitant to make a 2 year commitment, but the great price convinced me. Now that I've received a few issues, I'm sold. Great mag!...more info
  • Where is it at?
    I ordered this for my husband to read during his deployment and expected him to at least have one before he left. Nope. It says they it shipped on Dec 24th. We've still not received anything. Very unprofessional for such a upstanding magazine. ...more info
  • Too many hand gun ads for me...
    I received a subscription for Christmas last year as it seemed like a pretty broad based magazine with lots of good articles on a variety of topics. And that is absolutely true - however, I ultimately cancelled due to the number of advertisements for hand guns. Call me what you will (and yes, I'm from that bastion of liberalism, Massachusetts) but I could not support a periodical that advertises these items. Just my own personal feelings on this matter....more info
  • this mag is a waste of paper
    i use to get pop sci and pop mech when i was a kid. thought i would get a sub of each from Amazon. both started arriving with in a month ... very nice. when the pop sci arrived i read it cover to cover. when the pop mech arrived i was excited and took it into my "office" for what i expected to be a nice long read. what a disappointment! full of ads .. and not even interesting products. articles were very weak. it took 3 minutes to realize i wasted my time. rolled it up and tossed it. hope that issue was just an anomaly....more info
  • Covers all the bases
    For me, this magazine has it all: technology, automotive, aviation, boats, home repair, and much more. It gives a great overview of what is happening in many industries and hobbies. I have generally read the entire issue two days after I have received it, and I don't have a lot of free time for reading.

    One of the best aspects of this magazine is that is does not take itself too seriously. It does a great job creating articles that are informative and detailed, but leaves room for fun and offbeat topics too.

    Last year Popular Mechanics readers got to follow a PM sponsored NASCAR car. This year they have switched to a top fuel dragster. These articles give you a good behind the sense look at what it takes to race these impressive vehicles.

    If racing is not your style, checkout the woodworking section where a myriad of woodworking projects are presented. Don't forget their annual woodworkers special with a whole host of plans in a single issue.

    Got a leaky water heater? Check the home repair section. Car on the fritz? Check the auto repair section. Wondering what is new in the military? Watch for the frequent special articles on the Special Forces and their hardware. This magazine has a great deal to offer!

    For an all around look at technology and all things mechanical, you can't beat Popular Mechanics!...more info

  • best magizine ever
    This is the best magazine ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gives lots of detail and has awsome articals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...more info
  • The Editor is a Patriot
    Popular Mechanics is a great magazine. I've read it, off and on for years, but had just about forgotten about it. About a year ago a co-worker had a copy and in it the Editor wrote an open letter to the readers, it seems that someone was offended because he had ads for handguns in the magazine.
    I was so impressed with his backbone to stand up against the politically correct crowd, that I subscribed to the magazine.

    In the June 2004 edition of Popular Mechanics Mr. Oldham addressed the issue:
    As the editor, yes, I decide what will run and what will not. And yes, I enjoy the shooting sports and am a member of the National Rifle Association. I believe that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees me, an individual, the right to own a firearm. Like most of the readers of Popular Mechanics I am generally a law-abiding citizen, have served in the armed forces of this country and am not a "gun nut". From letters I received, I think I'm pretty much in step with the majority of our readers. Knowing that I have the support of most of you reading this, I can tell you categorically that no amount of irate letters or whining or protesting will scare me into forcing gun articles out of these pages. It's part of our heritage. It's part of our editorial mission.
    And that's why we print articles on firearms. Let the letters begin. Till next time.
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  • great read
    this magazine is an easy read. the articles r brief and concise. i am always in a rush, and time is an issue. thsi mag lets me just pick it up and read when ever i want....more info
  • Popular Mechanics
    I haven't really kept up with Popular Mechanics, excellent, intesting articles... I will enjoy !!...more info
  • good magazine-late
    Interesting magazine, haven't recieved the first copy of the renewel yet. Ordered a year ago and had to wait over 6 weeks as well. ...more info
  • Subscription to Popular Mechanics
    I've given this magazine to my son for many years. He looks forward to getting a new subscription each year for Christmas. It was an added bonus this time to be looking forward to the $5.00 bonus, however I would have purchased the magazine without it....more info
  • Wow, that was fast
    1st issue cam within a month, was not expecting it for several more weeks - a great deal on a great magazine!...more info
  • Chock-Full of Information
    I took a chance on this magazine approximately 1yr. ago and I am not sorry I did. It has a wealth of information covering almost anything mechanical and electrical. The how-to section is always informative and helpful, as well as, educational. I will continue this subscription indefinately.


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  • Very interesting!
    We love this magazine. It is very eclectic in it's subject matter and we have really enjoyed the variety....more info
  • Popular Mechanics Magazine
    Always timely and easy to read, Popular Mechanics remains one of mainstream America's best sources for the latest concepts and inventions to make life more interesting. Their full-size format is gentle on the eyes and easy to hold, unlike smaller magazines....more info
  • Great Magazine!
    I bought this magazine for my husband as a little surprise gift. He loves it! He is always interested in new technology and how things work. He is very pleased with it. It arrived in a timely manner, too....more info
  • Best Christmas Gift For Guys
    Well, I was told by the recipient that Popular Mechanics is the best gift for a guy. I dragged my feet on my Christmas shopping this year and did an on-line subscription and spent less for a two year subscription from Amazon than I would have spent with a direct one-year subscription from the publisher. There's always something interesting to read in Popular Mechanics. As a confirmed pack-rat I have to admit it's hard to bundle up the old issues and take them to the library -- I find myself thumbing through the issues to see if I missed something or have to re-read a particular article .......more info
  • Popular Mechanics
    the fact that I ordered online meant that I didnt get full information about when the subscription (gift!) would start - I ordered in NOvember and the youngster who's gift it was (Christmas) got nothing in his stocking from his aunt and uncle. Bummer! when I called the company 800 # they told me that if I'd ordered direct with the company the customer service person would have told me that January was when the gift year would begin. All is well now that January has arrived but it wasn't fun for the gift recipent! Seems that disclosure ought to be the same whether one is ordering online thru Amazon or direct with the company....more info
  • So So, not Great a bit thin
    This might be a good magazine to get your Jr. High son or grandson. It has lots of interesting articles. I really enjoyed it as a kid.
    It takes a hard slant to the right on ocasion. There are also just a few too many times where what is featured in their tech review articles happen to be featured prominantly in the magazine's ads. Its hard to tell the ads from the articles at times. Its also just not that well written. The articles themselves are a bit thin.
    One article a while back mentioned a "bridge of glass" being built in Tacoma. (this was a follow-on to an earlier article on bridge technology and exotic materials) If you go there, its a bridge to a glass museum, but is made of ordinary reinforced concrete. A little editorial fact checking never hurts....more info
    Got this magazine on order for my husband. First issue got read from cover to cover instantly. He loves it! It is great for techie men who aren't hunters or woodworkers but rather toy with gadgets and great ideas. It disappears almost the second it comes in the mail and doesn't resurface until it is well worn and I have heard about at least ten new things!...more info
  • Best Magazine ever.
    nice magazine alot of new technology news as well as alot of useful information. A+...more info
  • Beware the Hearst
    I love PM and look forward to each magazine. It is full of all the things I like to mess with, from fixing a leak to the newest lawn mowers. I have only one problem with PM, that is the publisher, Hearst Pub. The keep sending me a bill saying that I marked something on their bill that says that I wanted automatic renewals and they keep sending me a bill for the magazine. I finally had to write them a letter informing them that I purchased the magazine from Amazon and checked nothing. To me this is a dishonest way to sign people up. By the way, Amazon is also cheaper, so if I continue I will do it through them. Anyway, great magazine with timely articles. ...more info
  • where is it?
    bought a subscription on 12/14. nothing here on 1/20. hope it comes or get my money back. ...more info
  • Worth every penny very informative
    Recently started subscribing had many useful articles a step by step guide to trouble shooting your car when it won't start. A review of as seen on tv products if there worth the money, a how to article on creating your own smart home. If your a do it your selfer or want to be this mag is for you thanks ...more info
  • where is the magazine?
    This was a gift for my Dad. He has only received one magazinewe I ordered it in Nov. and that one took longer because your order people didn't get his name right. If any one cares please take a look at the name on the order. He needs the full name an number.Maybe put the number on the next line. So far pretty poor service....more info
  • Good balance of science and technology
    PM really interests me with it's mechanical science perspective. I should have subscribed sooner!...more info
  • Popular Mechanics
    I enjoy this magazine and subscribed through Amazon. The subscribtion started on the time stated....more info
  • Popular Mechanics
    This is a great magazine for anyone who is interested in technology and how things work. It also lets you in on the latest high-tech inventions and coming technology. A good, interesting read every month....more info


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