Despite inevitable head-shaking and ‘tsk-tsk’ noises from liberal-arts majors, use your handy label-maker to ‘decorate’ the front of electronic/audio devices with the model number (and optionally the serial number), like any practical person would. I realize it’s not pretty, but after banging your head against the wall with a flashlight and a mirror trying the read the damned thing, the practical balance (feng shui, even!) of the situation will become more apparent. Use clear labels and small fonts for extra ‘hero’ points (if your label maker is fancy enough).
If you don’t have a label-maker (and most geeks should), a piece of tape and a marker will work, or perhaps even try your calligraphy skills with a contrasting paint pen.
I realize device manufacturers often use the same case for different model numbers, so printing it on the case isn’t practical; but an optional, tastefully printed label included in the documentation would be a nice extra touch, especially for audio/visual/data/computer equipment and the like that’s often tied down with wire ties and cords. I’d look for/install it during my equipment installations.