Your parents don't want you to waste thousands of tuition dollars by sitting around playing games all day, right? Fair enough, but a portable gaming console makes for a great way to blow off steam. Sony is teeing up the latest version of its PlayStation Portable for Oct. 1: the PSP Go, a compact, 5.7-oz. (162 g) beauty with an enhanced 3.8-in. (10 cm) display, slide-out controls, 16 GB of flash memory, wi-fi and a growing arsenal of downloadable games from the online PlayStation Network. Can't wait until October? There's always the current PSP-3000, which is about an ounce heavier than the Go but at just $179, it's considerably cheaper, too.
Price: $249, available Oct. 1