36 coolest gadgets of 2013

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Roku 3, $99

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The diminutive streaming media player has been a hit with parents in particular, who use it as a secret weapon to distract bored children. "Love it," Fortune senior editor-at-large Adam Lashinsky says. "It just works perfectly. Ninety-five percent of my usage is for my daughter to watch cartoons on Netflix." Fortune writer Michal Lev-Ram agrees. "I am loving the whole experience." Enough said.

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