As an avid reader of U.S. magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle & BusinessWeek in Singapore, it usually take weeks before I can get hold of the latest issue at local bookstores. Despite the wait and wasting precious time to check for its arrival, I’m still expected to pay a high premium for it!? Thus, I have switched to subscribing digital version (view screen captures) of these U.S. magazines from Zinio.
Zinio offers online magazine subscription to your favourite U.S. magazines in digital format at an extremely low price (due to practically zero distribution & printing cost). Furthermore, you’ll get your magazines as they hit the newsstand in U.S., and read them anytime – it can be read online (NO software installation required) or downloaded to the computer for offline viewing. Zinio’s digital magazines deliver an elegant reading experience, complete with hi-fidelity images, and exceptional text clarity.
Although I missed the feeling of flipping through a physical magazine, getting a popular magazine like Cosmopolitan (US) at 90% savings with immediate delivery and access to it at anytime are really hard to beat. And by going paperless and saving trees, it’s a done deal for me!
|Features:||Over 850 magazine titles (in digital format) which include popular U.S. magazines such as BusinessWeek, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, MacWorld, Maxim, PC Magazine and PC World.|
|Highlights:||Save up to 90% off newsstand price in Singapore while enjoying same time delivery as they hit newsstand in U.S. as well as options to read them anytime – online and offline.|
|Pros:||I like the fact that subscribers can log into Zinio to read their magazines from any computer and from anywhere as long they have Internet access and a web browser. Furthermore, Zinio offers an eco-friendly alternative to print – with features like search, share & zoom, plus an interactive and high fidelity reading experience where I can use my mouse to drag and flip a page!|
|Cons:||It’s my habit to cut out and file/share useful articles from print magazines but this cannot be done on a digital version. Fortunately, Zinio allows subscribers to print out pages of the magazine at a click of a button. Since the magazine can be read online at any computer, who says you need to print them at home ; )|
|Money-Back Guarantee:||YES (If you wish to cancel your subscription, Zinio will refund the cost of all unserved issues to your credit card).|
|Secure Payment:||YES (credit card information protected by VeriSign).|
|Payment Options:||Credit Card.|
|Free Trial:||Try Zinio Now! Experience digital with a free magazine.|