36 coolest gadgets of 2013

From exciting electronic devices to killer kitchen tools, this year's Fortune staff picks are cooler than cool -- they're practically ice cold.

Google Chromecast, $35

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To call this device a "dongle" doesn't give it enough credit. Google's (GOOG, Fortune 500) Chromecast allows you to watch movies, TV shows, and more on the TV you already own. The idea is to move your Netflix (NFLX), YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, and Google Play viewing habits to the screen that's actually made for long-term channel surfing.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 20 2013 10:28 AM ET
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