I like the idea of personalized gifts, but the concept doesn’t mesh well with tech. Apple offers engraving on the iPods, iPads and iPhones it sells, but taking advantage of the service isn’t exactly the best of ideas even for a gift. Permanently personalized tech devices have far lower resale values than their pristine cousins.
Thankfully, this holiday season, Amazon has found a way to offer thoughtful personalization without wrecking the resale value of your all-too-temporary tech device. For $44.99, you can now buy Origami-style Kindle cases personalized with a unique design, inspirational words or your own provided photo.
Creating your own Kindle case is simple. Just visit the Amazon's Custom Kindle Accessories page, pick a case color, and click “Customize Now.” You’ll be able to upload your own image to be printed on it (you’ll need to provide a minimum 3,500 x 2,500 high-resolution image for best results), or you can choose one of Amazon’s supplied designs. You choose where you want the image(s) to appear, finalize the design, and 2-to-3 days later, your personalized cover will be on its way.
Amazon’s personalization services are provided through CafePress, Decal Girl and Marware, with different options available depending on which Kindle device you’re buying a cover for.