Hollywood Holidays -- Gift Guide

8 Things on Every Gadget Geek's Wish List

See the robotic toy ball (yes,really), iPhone-friendly winter gloves and geek-chic desk accessories that have us buzzing

BOOST TURBINE

During Superstorm Sandy’s downtown blackout, this editor walked 40 blocks uptown to charge her iPhone at a drugstore. She won’t be doing that again thanks to this handy invention. A minute of hand cranking allows for a quick call or a few texts, and when it’s fully charged, it provides a smartphone with hours of battery life.