So in the 24 hours that was yesterday, I went from being a high school student to college-bound. This was all fine and dandy, that is, until my parents said that I could pick something out for $500 and call if my graduation present.

I'm having a bit of a problem, however - I simply dont' know what to get! Sure, I could use a bit of my own money and get an off-contract HTC One, but do I really want to use this money on a second phone? I don't really need to upgrade any of my computer hardware, as I just bought a couple of graphics cards and my CPU is still chugging along just fine. I have been wanting a tablet, but with new iPad announcements sometime within the next six months and a new Surface announcement likely coming at Build, this is a rather inconvenient time to even think about making such a purchase.

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So what I need from you, #whitenoise, is to help me find the best damn way to spend this $500. I'm a gamer/game designer, a tech enthusiast, and guitar player. Help me, #whitenoise, you are my only hope.

EDIT: Clarification - for the first two years of college, I am living at home and going to local college. Therefore, dorm-related items, while often hilarious, are not applicable.