Neil DeGrasse-Tyson is the type of guy that goes on the Daily Show and points out that the globe in the intro is spinning the wrong way. He goes to his son's Little League game and uses a laser to clock a kid's fastball and extrapolates it to figure out what sort of pitch he would make on a big-leage sized field. The universe couldn't ask for a cooler spokesman.
Apparently, when the Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive isn't remaking Carl Sagan's classic Cosmos, demoting Pluto from planet to ice-ball, directing New York's Hayden Planetarium, and advocating for greater funding for NASA, he apparently puts a lot of thought into his gagets.
Neil was recently a guest on the online tech news show, On the Verge. I attended the live taping, which was a lot of fun. After Neil blew everyone's minds and got us psyched for a Mars mission, he was eager to gab about his love and devotion to Apple (AAPL) products.
You can see the full episode, including the full Neil DeGrasse-Tyson interview on the Verge. In the clip below, (about ten minutes in) is where the conversation turns to tech toys.