SHIELD Grabs Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” Award

by Jason Paul

Our NVIDIA SHIELD gaming portable just won Popular Science’s 2013 “Best of What’s New” award in the entertainment category.

SHIELD, of course, has been grabbing awards since it was first unveiled less than a year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas.

But this award is something special.

A new kind of gaming device.
An entertainment device with capabilities like no other.

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year for inclusion in their December issue. These are breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories.

“Each winner is handpicked and revolutionary in its own way,” said Popular Science Executive Editor Cliff Ransom. “Whether they’re poised to change the world or simply your living room, the Best of What’s New awardees challenge us to the see the future in a new light.”

A New Kind of Gaming Device

Popular Science’s editors cited SHIELD’s status as a new kind of portable gaming handheld. With SHIELD, gamers can take on the latest Android games with high-definition graphics, booming stereo sound, and the precise, familiar performance of a console-grade game controller.

And because SHIELD isn’t a traditional gaming device, it can do things a console can’t. SHIELD allows users to stream games directly from their PCs, bringing a new level of mobility to desk-chained PC gamers everywhere.

Gamers can download thousands of games to SHIELD through Google Play and find the best games, optimized for SHIELD via NVIDIA’s exclusive TegraZone app.

More Than Just Games

SHIELD has been racking up awards since its introduction.
SHIELD has been racking up awards since it was first unveiled last January.

But while SHIELD will appeal to gamers – it’s also a complete entertainment device. When they’re not gaming, users can watch Netflix, surf the Web, check email, update Facebook – or do any one of the countless tasks they rely on mobile hardware for.

And, it just keeps getting better.

Our latest software update gives SHIELD owners more than they bargained for, including the ability to map SHIELD’s console-grade controls to suit their favorite Android games, or close the lid, plug SHIELD into a high-definition TV, pick up a Bluetooth controller and use SHIELD like a traditional game console.

The best part: there’s more coming.