Gadgets are an extremely important part of a student’s life. From taking calls in class to sharing music downloaded illegally, they provide a variety of essential services. Plus, kids these days can’t even find their classrooms without GPS navigation.
For the college years, iPods are not recommended. But if you have to have one, because Pappu has one, then by all means. If you get an iPod, throw away the earphones and go get something from JBL, Creative or Sony. It’ll give you a world of a difference in the sound and an edge over Pappu. You should also be looking at offerings from Creative, iRiver and Samsung. They have some really good players and they do a lot more than just look pretty and play music.