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Should I engrave my AirPods?

As an owner of AirPods, I’ve often wondered if I should engrave them. After all, they are expensive and I want to keep them safe. But with so many different opinions out there, I was frustrated trying to find a definitive answer. I decided to do some research and testing to find out the pros and cons of engraving AirPods. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you the information I found and let you make the decision for yourself.

Engraving the AirPods case can be worth it for people who live with other people with their own AirPods. In this case, it can make it easier to tell whose case belongs to who. However, you can just put a sticker on the case and you will not be able to return the case if you engrave it.

Engraving AirPods cases can help differentiate them if you live with others who have their own AirPods.
Keep in mind that engraved products cannot be returned, which may make it difficult to return both the case and AirPods if needed.
Engraving the case can help in identifying it as yours, but it won’t make it easier to find lost AirPods.
Consider putting a sticker on the case as an alternative to engraving.

Should I engrave my AirPods case?

Below are reasons why you should or should not engrave your AirPods case.

It is only the case

Something to be aware of is that it is only the case that gets engraved. So, if you lose the AirPods themselves, it won’t make it any easier to find the AirPods.

Harder to return

It is also harder to return engraved Apple products. If your AirPods case becomes damaged, you will not be able to return it. It will also make it more difficult to return the AirPods themselves if you also need to return the case.

It can allow you to ensure that the case is yours

The advantage of engraving the case is that you will always know that it is yours. This could be useful for you if you have family members who also have AirPods and you need to know whose is whose.

When it comes to losing the AirPods, the case may help if someone you know happens to find it. However, it would be better for you to just be careful not to lose it.

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Can AirPods be returned if engraved?

According to the Apple website, engraved products cannot be returned. So, if your AirPods case is faulty, it will not be possible to return it and it may be harder to return the AirPods themselves as well.

For this reason, for most people, it is better to not get the case engraved.

While getting the case engraved might make it less likely that you will lose the case, it is not a big enough benefit to account for not being able to return the case if there is a problem with it or you do not like the AirPods.

If you know that you will like the AirPods or you have family members who have their own AirPods, getting the case engraved can make more sense because it will help you in figuring out whose case belongs to who.

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Alternatives to engraving AirPods

Instead of engraving the AirPods case, it would be an option to put a sticker on the case.

This would be especially useful if you live with family members and you need to be able to differentiate between each other’s cases.