NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tech gadgets are nothing without power. But sometimes you are nowhere near an outlet and you wind up with a dead smartphone, cell phone, iPad or other device. So instead of gifting another electronic gadget to a friend or family member, consider these "powerless" gadgets that don't require electricity and can help existing electronic gadgets stay alive.
Sun & Cloud Self-Generating Digital Camera Remember when cameras didn't need batteries? No? Well, here's a first: The Sun & Cloud Self-Generating Digital Camera from Superheadz Japan. There are three ways to power this boxy camera -- the usual USB route, a solar panel on top or a hand crank. With those options, there is really no reason for it to run out of power. The 3-megapixel camera is a basic digital camera that stores images on a memory card (it can take a 16 GB Micro SDHC card). It has three shooting modes, 15 filters (for that Instagramy look) and an LED light for night shots. acgears.com, $200