Mobile Tech 101

A SwagChimp Buying Guide For Custom-Branded Tech Products

At SwagChimp, we’ve plugged our phones into a lot of power banks and connected to a lot of Bluetooth speakers – all in the name of quality-testing for our clients, of course.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you navigate the world of custom tech-swag:

Tech swag can get expensive – but if you offer high-end services and products yourself, you want the swag you give away to match up with your identity as a brand. Given the investment, however, these kinds of giveaways are the ones that will assuredly have a long, useful shelf life in the hands of your clients.

Retail brands vs generic
We love the ability to customize products from retail brands. It’s a great way to increase engagement with your brand – and you can be assured you’re offering up a product that your clients will use regularly.

When we’re looking at bluetooth earbuds/headphones and speakers, let’s consider Skullcandy and ifidelity options – we’re sure you’ll love them.

Non-tech techy accessories as a budget option
If you’re looking to purchase for a tech-savvy audience, but don’t necessarily have the budget for tech, we can look into the world of tech accessories.

Items like webcam covers, USB hubs, and charging cables can all be customized for under $5 – and their usefulness is never in question.

UL vs non-UL
Here’s a quick and relatively inexpensive way to get around the problem of “tech that doesn’t work.” You don’t want a bad piece of tech to affect the way a potential client sees your brand.

To that end, we love to recommend UL-listed items whenever we can. Underwriters Laboratories tests tech products for safety — and the small premium you pay for items they’ve listed helps you rest assured that the items you give away will work properly.

Switch it up
If you’ve consistently given away the same promo item that everyone just loves – congrats, but maybe it’s time to switch things up? Don’t get stuck in a rut!

At SwagChimp, we’ll listen to your needs and ask about your style, budget, target audience – but we’ll also ask about what you’ve given away in the past.

That way, we can offer item suggestions that suit your brand and could become your next hit giveaway.