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My Laser Engraved Palm Pre

After getting the matte Touchstone battery door, the standard glossy cover was just sitting in my desk drawer collecting dust. Then came a tweet from @spckeishou (Mark), whom suggested getting the glossy back engraved for free at the Sprint Studio that he works at. And after a few days, my glossy battery door was off to the studio for engraving!

[Thank you, Mark!]

The engraving on Video (Taken with a Sprint Touch Pro):

Check out the full engraved Pre Gallery:

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Reader Comments (21)

That's...pretty much awful. It looks like a NASCAR car.

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeeZ


June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoc


haha, good one.

June 26, 2009 | Registered CommenterPreThinking

So is there a sd slot on the pre or are we stuck at 8gm...? anyone know for a fact?

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyan b

@Ryan b
No sd slot... Unless you add one with some sort of mod

June 26, 2009 | Registered CommenterPreThinking

It looks... terrible.

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLoki

no video mode no sd slot you cant even buy a 16 or 32gb pre... this phone lag's..its the best sprint will ever see but the iphone still kicks its ass. and yes i have a palm pre...

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyan b

No, not my Palm pre! Stay away from mine!

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam the Bright

That looks like crap. I hope you have a spare.

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick


That is my spare. I use the matte back cover that comes with the Touchstone.

June 26, 2009 | Registered CommenterPreThinking


June 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwill

The TRS logo makes it!


June 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwideawakewesley

Wow that looks absolutely awful. Good job.

June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSmiddereens

worst phone ever

June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohnHolmes

"it eats iphones for breakfast" your pre eats class and taste for breakfast

June 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterroseypalmers

What the hell is your problem, you clown? Did you lose a bet?

June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy

Wow, you're like an old lady who gets a tight poodle perm because she "wants her money's worth". Really, could you have left 1 sqaure inch free of visual clutter?

June 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternavstar

Dude, wtf. Good job ruining the pre.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterawesomo

White space (visual arts)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In page layout, illustration and sculpture, white space is often referred to as negative space. It is that portion of a page left unmarked: the space between graphics, margins, gutters, space between columns, space between lines of type or figures and objects drawn or depicted. The term arises from graphic design practice, where printing processes generally use white paper.

White space should not be considered merely 'blank' space — it is an important element of design which enables the objects in it to exist at all, the balance between positive (or non-white) and the use of negative spaces is key to aesthetic composition.

When space is at a premium, such as some types of magazine, newspaper, and yellow pages advertising, white space is limited in order to get as much vital information on to the page as possible. A page crammed full of text or graphics with very little white space runs the risk of appearing busy, cluttered, and is typically difficult to read. Some designs compensate for this problem through the careful use of leading and typeface.

Judicious use of white space can give a page a classic, elegant, or rich appearance. For example, upscale brands often use ad layouts with little text and a lot of white space. Inexpert use of white space can make a page appear incomplete.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott

That's absolutely hideous. Way to ruin your Pre.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

The pre is already an overrated pile of dog vomit. What you did complements it very nicely.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJedi Master Qwerty

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