2013 Evolve Awards

A mobile phone that holds its charge for 15 years, a 3D printer for your home, beer shampoo, and a whole lot more. We’re honoring the year’s most innovative stuff.

By ModernMan Editors

2013 Evolve Awards

Each year, there are roughly a gazillion new products launched and new companies founded. Think about that, and then think about how seldom you look at one of those products or companies and think, “That’s totally new,” or “This finally solves an old problem,” or ”That does its thing better than all the other things that do that thing.”  We’re guessing those thoughts cross your mind far, far less than a gazillion times.

And that’s why we’re honoring the products and companies that pleasantly surprised us over the course of the past year. Thirty-six products and companies across 11 categories. From the electronic future of comic books to a kitchen creating the future of food. From stackable wine that travels easily to stackable bar soap that prevents the annoying last sliver from going to waste. From invisible “microcapsules” that help you smell better to a rock album that comes only on paper. It’s the stuff that reminds us that we never stop evolving.

Evolve Awards Stack wineEATING & DRINKING
Eating and drinking are basic human needs — which makes it all the more remarkable when someone improves upon the way we stuff our pieholes.

Evolve Awards Tesla Model SCARS
An all-electric car fit for a superspy, the return of a supercar icon, and a big diesel-powered sedan that gets super gas mileage.

Evolve Awards Adidas TerrexOUTDOOR GEAR
An ultra-rugged phone that holds its charge for 15 years, a feather-light tent, and serious hiking boots that feel like sneakers.

Evolve Awards YogaGADGETS & TOYS
Indulge your inner kid — and your actual kid — with powerful cameras, shape-shifting computers, and an amazing 3D printer for your very own home.

Evolve Awards EntertainmentENTERTAINMENT
The movies, video games, books, and music that were more creative than their competitors last year. Warning: Envelopes have been pushed!


HAIR CARE

Make your hair smell better, feel cleaner, look fuller, and rain far fewer dandruff flakes all over your horrified dinner companions.

Evolve Awards mobile appsMOBILE APPS
Stop getting lost, learn how to do just about anything, and delight your friends with videos of your loved ones being blown to smithereens.

Evolve Awards Stack SoapSHAVING & SKIN CARE
Shave better, pack for trips easier, and avoid that last little sliver of bar soap that you can neither use nor bring yourself to throw out.

Evolve Awards AccessoriesACCESSORIES
Running shoes that feel like socks, underwear that feels like it’s not there, and a watch that stands in for your smartphone.

Evolve Awards Tom Ford Noir
DEODORANTS & COLOGNES

Techy “microcapsules” and an unusual approach to traditionally masculine colognes make for some new ways for you to smell far less horrible.

Evolve Awards EverlaneCLOTHING
Thanks to some ingenious online retailers, it’s getting easier and easier to look great without ever leaving your own home.

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