Popular Mechanics Honors Xbox One with 2013 “Breakthrough Award” for Innovation

We love awards! And we’re thrilled that Popular Mechanics chose Xbox One as a winner of this year’s “Breakthrough Product Awards.” Xbox One is the only gaming product among the winners – a tremendous feat for the team. We’re proud that Xbox One was recognized as an innovative, all-in-one entertainment system, bringing next-generation games, TV, music, movies, sports, apps and an improved Kinect sensor into one device.

The Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards acknowledge products and innovators across technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, and beyond that are setting benchmarks in design and engineering.

During the selection process, editors from Popular Mechanics consulted a wide range of experts and tested hundreds of products throughout the year to arrive at their “game-changing” selections.

“Each year’s recipients are awe-inspiring as they shape our future through life-changing ideas and innovative products,” said James B. Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics. Some of the other winners in both the Product and Innovator categories include the Pebble Watch, Curiousity Mars Science Laboratory, Indego Exoskeleton and the Moringa-Seed Water Filter.

We’re honored to join the other recipients in the November issue of Popular Mechanics, available on newsstands on Oct. 15, and at the awards ceremony in New York City on Oct. 22.