Product personalization is becoming more popular. Companies are taking advantage of this trend by offering this service when you purchase their product. One notable example is Apple.
You can now get your iPad laser engraved for free when you order your iPad or iPad 2 from Apple (2 lines with approximately 25 characters per line). This creates a great personalized gift idea for that special someone, customer, employee, or for yourself. While this is a great idea and option, what happens when you upgrade your iPad to an iPad 2? Will anyone buy the iPad if it is laser etched with “Happy 14th Birthday from Grandma” or something similar?
Well, there are so many choices. One possibility is getting your iPad laser etched by someone other than Apple. If you want your iPad personalized and want more than just text, there are a number of companies that do that would be happy to work with you on a design and etch it for you. An example of those companies would be HiTech Tattoos in New York, NY and In A Flash Laser in Virginia (there are many others, just Google Laser etched iPads).
Another possibility would be to get a cover for your iPad and get the cover laser etched. In A Flash Laser offers the option to personalize a Dodo case for your iPad (For those who are unfamiliar with Dodo cases, there is an amazing entrepreneurial story behind the business that you can read about here on the blog of Tim Ferriss). There are wood skins for the back of your iPad as well as complete wood and leather cases.
The bottom line is that there are a wide variety of choices for you to express your personality. Whether you choose to have your iPad personalized through Apple, have a design and/or text added from a laser design and etching company, or decide to go with a cover, the items in your life tell the world about your personality. What would you like to tell the world?