Engrave It Pro from Spark Innovators claims to be a cordless engraving tool you can use on metals, wood, glass, or other surfaces to etch your name or a design. They state it has a diamond infused tip, works just like a pen, and permanently leaves your mark on items for security or decoration.
How Engrave It Pro Works
Engrave It Pro looks like a giant marker pen, except instead of using ink, it comes with a “diamond infused” (meaning not a real diamond) tip they say will etch almost any surface.
Engrave It Pro is cordless and works with 2 AA batteries which are not included with your order. To use it, buy some batteries first! Then, they instruct you to use it just like a pen on keys, tools, laptops, or anything else you’d like to protect from theft. (Although they say Engrave It Pro is gentle enough to not pop a balloon, it’s probably not a good idea to tattoo your loved one with it.)
Engrave It Pro also comes with a magnifying glass and a stencil set so you can do fancier etchings on glass or other keepsakes.
Engrave It Pro Cost:
$25.00 for 2 Engrave It Pros – this is listed in the infomercial and website as “only $10” but the fine print reveals they charge you $7.50 in S&H for the first Engrave It Pro and then another $7.50 in shipping/handling for the second one.
Engrave It Pro comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, but that’s only for the $10 and not the $15 in fees and what it costs to send back.
Also, at time of order you can opt to upgrade to the Deluxe model, which adds an AC plug and no-slip grip, upping the total to $44.98 ($29.98 plus $7.50 S&H for the first one and another $7.50 in fees for the second).
Bottom Line: Is Engrave It Pro a Bust?
If you’re looking for a handy tool to carve your initials in stuff (presumably stuff that you own) Engrave It Pro looks promising. We’d just like to point out a couple of things.
First, batteries are not included so you’ll need to take a trip to the drugstore before you can use it. Second, if it doesn’t work as advertised and you want your money back, they’ll keep $15 in handling fees and you’ll have to pay to ship it back. If you opt for the Deluxe, you’ll be spending quite a bit more than the advertised $10.
The good news is that Spark Innovators currently (February 2015) has a squeaky-clean A+ rating from the BBB with just 4 complaints in the past 3 years.
But let us know your experience with Engrave It Pro – did it etch designs on surfaces like they promised it would or was it junk?