With expensive data packages eating into the pizza budget, not every student is keen on a two-year commitment for the latest smartphone. At its core, Apple's iPod Touch functions as a smartphone, minus the talk feature. Built-in 802.11b/g wireless tech means you're able to access an Internet connection wherever it's available, and the device's Bluetooth capability syncs with Bluetooth enabled headphones or other iPods for peer-to-peer gaming. With a 3.5-inch multi-touch display and up to a 14,000-song storage capacity, it's an ideal device for music, Web, e-mail and gaming plus you have access to Apple's extensive app store. Watch rented movies through iTunes on the 480-by-320-pixel resolution screen or throw on a pair of headphones and sync with your sneakers when you hit the gym.
Price: Starts at $199