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.

Xbox One, $499 and up

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"Two words: Xbox One!" Fortune reporter JP Mangalindan replied when we asked him what his favorite gadget of the year was. He's not alone: nearly every configuration of Microsoft's next-generation gaming console has sold out since it launched in November. For good reason: Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) updated the Kinect motion sensor, added additional cloud-based elements, and fully embraced the device's role as a media-streaming hub.

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