In Pictures: The 2012 geek gadget gift guide

While others dream of sugarplums, here are a dozen gadgets that the true geek is hoping to see under the Christmas tree this year

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New Potato Technologies TuneLink Home

The Apple TV is great for streaming audio and video, but only from Apple devices. DLNA-compatible Android streaming is likewise proprietary. New Potato Technologies' TuneLink Home takes Bluetooth audio streams from both iOS and Android, even auto-connecting multiple devices. But avoid the car version -- it's unreliable.

Plus, the integrated IR blaster lets its companion remote-control app for iOS manage other entertainment devices, such as DVD players -- if you can get get a good line of sight to your devices and still have the included patch or optical cable reach your stereo.

Product: New Potato Technologies TuneLink Home Price: $100, with free iOS app; Android app planned

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