Custom Logo Electronics Buyers Guide
Everyone loves getting new tech gadgets. Custom electronics are like toys for grown-ups, which is exactly why they make fantastic corporate gifts. However, with so many options it's hard to know where to start when ordering new electronics with your logo for your clients and colleagues. Don't worry though, we're here to break down everything from the different types of custom electronics to how you can add your logo or design.
At Merchology we're all about brands. You could even say we're a bit obsessed with offering the best brands in the world for everything from apparel to speakers. That's how we make it possible to personalize electronics from the top tech brands in the world like Brookstone, Beats by Dre, Norwood, Fitbit, Tumi, Leeds, PopSockets, and Origaudio. It's Your Logo + Brands You Love.
"Electronics" is a pretty broad term. It can mean anything from a dongle to a drone. When you're choosing custom gadgets to give out as corporate gifts or promotional giveaways there's one thing you should keep in mind: functionality. You want to give gifts that people will actually use. That's exactly what you'll find in this guide.
Portable phone chargers are some of the most common gadgets that are given as corporate gifts at trade shows, conferences, and recruiting events for one main reason - more often than not consumers will use them the day they get them. Custom power banks are extremely useful when you're traveling, and your customers will know that they have you to thank for their full battery.
These custom USB memory sticks have been a promotional product staple for years. That's because it's one of the most affordable ways to get your logo into the hands of your target audience. You can even pre-load these data sticks with information about your company that you want prospective customers or business partners to see.
Wireless speakers just keep getting better and better. These Bluetooth speakers, like the Beats by Dre and Origaudio speakers below, are capable of producing sound quality that only full stereo systems could achieve just a few years ago. Upscale custom speakers are popular as corporate holiday gifts, while cheaper ones make great promotional giveaways!
Plain and simple, smart speakers are all the rage right now. So why not capitalize on the smart speaker craze by adding your printed or engraved logo to smart speakers like the Amazon Echo with Alexa or the Google Home with Google Assistant?
Cut the cord with these top of the line Bluetooth headphones. Just like the aforementioned speakers, custom wireless headphones make perfect corporate holiday gifts for your employees and colleagues. These headphones also make air travel much more bearable, so they're great as trade show giveaways.
Looking for a corporate gift that's guaranteed to leave an impact? How about custom earbuds from brands like JBL and Beats by Dre? You can even add your custom printed company logo to Apple Airpods cases! No one else in the industry can offer that.
I think everyone can agree that smartwatches are just cool. I mean what else makes you feel like a secret agent the moment you put it on? Now you can customize smartwatch bands with your company logo including Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch, Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch, and Garmin Vivoactive 3 Smartwatch.
Personalized fitness trackers and heart rate monitors, like the ones from Fitbit and Under Armour shown below, are a great way to motivate your team to stay active and make healthy choices. They're the perfect corporate gift to launch an employee health and wellness initiative.
Make sure your most prized business possession is safe and sound with a custom laptop case featuring your custom printed company logo. These personalized laptop sleeves are available in 13 inch, 15 inch, and 17 inch sizes and make fantastic corporate gifts for your whole team.
Putting your corporate logo on a custom iPhone case is a surefire way to maximize impressions and get some real bang for your buck. Every time someone takes out their phone to make a call, send an email, or find information what will they see? Your logo staring right back at them.
What if your prospects already have cases on their phones that don't need replacing? That's where these personalized pop sockets come into play. If you've never used one of these things before, you're missing out. They lay flat on the surface of your phone or phone case to easily slide into your pocket and then they pop out to function as a comfortable grip when using your phone! It really does make a huge difference.
Show your appreciation to your clients and colleagues with Apple iPads with your very own company logo printed right on the packaging for the world's leading tablet. If you're going to buy a high-end corporate gift, why not make it from the most recognizable company in the world?
If you've ever tried typing anything longer than a text message on a tablet screen then you know how frustrating it can be. That's where these custom logo Bluetooth keyboards come into play. Productivity restored.
Don't spend all that money on a fancy computer or tablet and then proceed to clean its screen with your sleeve... it's not worth the scratches. These custom microfiber screen cleaning cloths make cheap and awesome promotional items for your next trade show or corporate event.
Chances are you have more than one device that needs to be charged daily. These USB charging hubs make charging all your devices as easy as possible. Just plug it into your computer or the wall and start charging.
This one is pretty simple, drones are awesome. A personalized drone is a unique corporate gift that will make you stand out from the competition. The selfie drone from Origaudio that's shown below will even take videos on your phone from above so you can make awesome event recap videos or marketing videos for your business. Plus, there are no minimums, so you can order just one!
Applications for Personalized Electronics
You don't need us to sit here and tell you how you can use a speaker or phone case. What's more important is how you can leverage these gadgets for your business. Here's a look at three of the most common ways that our customers use custom electronics to spread their brand.
The most common application for custom electronics is corporate gift giving. This can include holiday gifts, performance bonuses, sales awards, contest prizes, or employee appreciation gifts. When giving electronics as a corporate gift it's always a good idea to go a little more upscale than if you were using these as promotional giveaways.
Leave an impression on your prospective clients and colleagues with a promotional item that they will actually use. Those cheap t-shirts and ballpoint pens usually get tossed into the trash after a few weeks. Things like speakers and portable chargers get used for years. That reason alone is enough to justify the added cost of giving electronics as promotional products.
What better way to make a new hire feel at home at your company than with some new swag with your logo? In addition to things like notebooks and water bottles, custom gadgets are fantastic welcome gifts, especially USB flash drives and headphones.
Electronics Customization Options
Here at Merchology, our decoration experts are capable of adding your corporate logo to thousands of products in more than different 10 ways. Each product has one or two recommended decoration methods, but we can certainly work with you to fulfill your vision for your project. In terms of electronics, there are a few go-to customization options, which can be seen below.
Pad printing is the most popular decoration method for electronics and electronic accessories. The primary benefit of pad printing as a customization technique is that it can be performed on just about any shaped surface. Aside from electronics, custom pad printing is frequently used to decorate custom notebooks, golf balls, and drinkware. Learn how pad printing is performed here.
Laser engraving is our go-to customization technique for electronics made from metal, like speakers and power banks. Aside from electronics, popular laser engraved products include stainless steel water bottles, tumblers, mugs, and pens. Fun Fact: laser etching can also be used to customize clothing as well (see video below)! Learn how the laser engraving process works here.
Screen printing is for more than just t-shirts! Silkscreen printing can be used to add your custom design to just about any flat surfaced product. Aside from electronics, custom screen printing is most commonly used on custom t-shirts but is also commonly performed on custom activewear, journals, and promotional pens. Learn how commercial screen printing is done in our step by step guide here.
Aside from the decoration techniques above, we also offer heat transfer printing, debossing, digital printing, vinyl transfer, foil stamping, applique embroidery, and 3D puff embroidery here at Merchology. If you’re not sure which personalization method is right for your project head over to our comprehensive Custom Decoration Options Guide for a breakdown of each customization type.
Where Can My Corporate Logo be Placed?
You have a lot more logo placement options for electronics than you would for something like a polo shirt or baseball cap, but the options are still determined by the product you are decorating. Here's a quick overview of the logo placement locations that make the most sense for our top gadgets.
- Speaker & Smart Speakers: printed on the front, back, side, or top of the speaker.
- Headphones: printed on the right or left headphone, or top of the band.
- Portable Chargers: printed on the front, back, side, or top of the power bank.
- USB Flash Drives: printed on the front or back of the flash drive.
- Fitness Trackers: printed on the band.
- PopSockets: printed on the face of the PopSocket.
- Phone Cases: printed on the back of the phone case.
- Drones: printed on the top of the drone.
- iPads & Tablets: printed on the packaging of the tablet.
- Airpods: printed on the Airpods case.
Now you've got all the information you need to wow your clients and colleagues with sweet gadgets and accessories with your logo. Be sure to check out our other Product Buyers Guides if this one was helpful in making your decision. If you still have questions don't hesitate to contact us for answers. Happy shopping!