We brought a huge team to CES 2013 in Las Vegas to scour the show floor looking for the latest and greatest products that push the boundaries of technology. Remember, CES isn’t a show that’s focused on any single category. It’s not just about mobile, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners or blenders. It’s about all gadgets and the technology that powers them. It’s about highlighting and seeing the innovations that will hit the market in the coming months and years, create new competition among industry players and, eventually, benefit us as consumers. So what stood out to us? We’re proud to present the Best of CES 2013 award to the following product and the engineers, public relations teams, marketing professionals and everyone behind it.

NVIDIA Project Shield

NVIDIA’s Project Shield is a new Tegra 4-powered product unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It looks like a gaming controller from the surface, but it’s actually so much more. It packs a 5-inch screen that allows you to play any Android game, although NVIDIA’s TegraZone games will look best, or even stream other titles from your NVIDIA-powered PC. Yes, that means you can sit back and play Dead Trigger 2 or Hitman: Absolution all on a small, portable gaming device. Even better? You can output the game to your big screen 4K TV for multiplayer gameplay or just to see those super crisp details as clearly as possible.