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Old 03-01-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Engraved Reader?

Has anyone had their reader engraved?? Did you like the results??
I’m thinking of having my name, address engraved on my reader but I’m a bit worried that it might spoil it/harm it in some way. Thoughts?


ETA: I wonder if all readers can be engraved or if some will suffer more damage.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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Mine is engraved with:

She reads too many books
& it has turned her brain

I like having the engraving. Doesn't seem to cause any change in structural integrity--it's a very light etching on the surface between the two sets of buttons. Keep in mind there's a very sharp character limit; it's two lines max, and about 25 characters. (They're not all the same size; you can get away with more i's and l's than m's and w's.)
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:13 PM   #3
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The Mrs had mine engraved at a local shopping mall, one of those kiosk places that seem to engrave anything. They did a good job. Mine says " Enjoy This Reader, Don't Forget To Take Out The Trash"
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:15 PM   #4
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The Mrs had mine engraved at a local shopping mall, one of those kiosk places that seem to engrave anything. They did a good job. Mine says " Enjoy This Reader, Don't Forget To Take Out The Trash"
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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Lol! Is it the front or the back thats engraved?
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:08 PM   #6
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I've engraved all the iPods I've bought and it's usually with name and date of purchase. (the date because it usually ends up as a Christmas gift). I figure it's a good way to guard against theft, or at least prove ownership. I didn't do it for the reader though, I know you can't return it if you do, and since I'm new to the device, I guess I don't trust it as much. If you want it engraved though, I say go for it!
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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I considered having mine engraved but it occurred to me that would make it difficult to sell were I to want to do that. Instead I just put mine name and number on a piece of lable tape and stuck it on the back.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:30 PM   #8
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I have my engraved it doesnt hurt a thing
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:29 PM   #9
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She had mine engraved on the back


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Old 03-01-2009, 08:18 PM   #10
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Well mine was a b-day gift from my bff so I won't ever sell/trade it....thanks everyone, it's good to know that it won't be harmed and can be done.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:06 AM   #11
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Colored, anodized aluminum engraves really well with Nd:YAG laser. My friend has a laser marking shop and we can do really elaborate things with designs and images and different fonts. Haven't engraved mine.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:15 AM   #12
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I have my engraved it doesnt hurt a thing
It makes it virtually unsellable. I wouldn't have it engraved personally because I end up selling almost all my "gadgets".
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:39 AM   #13
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I was gonna get mine engraved because it was free from Sony Style. But then I realized I had nothing clever to put on it...
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:35 PM   #14
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I was gonna get mine engraved because it was free from Sony Style. But then I realized I had nothing clever to put on it...
How about "To my wife, Michelle, from Barack Obama". Then in a few years you could probably sell it for big bucks to some unsuspecting collector.
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Right after he comes up with a clever story on how exactly he got his hands on Michelle Obamas reader...and that she owned a reader in the first place (I mean we all know about Barack and his Blackberry) not to be a buzz kill, just saying.
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