5 Stars By Chriskmee on 2014-08-26
Great for the price
My old badge holder broke, so I went ahead and bought a pack of these to replace it. They are nothing special, but for the price they are decently made. If there is one advantage to these over my pair that broke, its that these are much easier to clip onto a belt loop, they just slide right on.
My first one broke after about a year, the plastic bit that holds the badge itself wore out and split at the bottom, (partly due to how I stored the badge in my pocket, as it put constant pressure on that part of the plastic). The reel part still worked perfectly fine. If I really wanted to, it could easily be fixed with some good tape, but whats the point when I only paid about $10 for 4 holders and I have a spare? I ended up giving 2 away to coworkers who had their badge holders break, and they have been using them for the better part of a year with no problems (Time to buy some more for extras).
Here at my work they are used to carry a small RFID badge and they are used on average 1-6 times a day depending on what you do. All 4 of mine have lasted about a year with me and my coworkers, so I suspect this pack would last me at least 4 years if just using them myself.
5 Stars By txzelda on 2016-07-16
1 badge holder lasted 3 years
Purchased these in 2013 for two people to use. We each used one for almost 3 years, before having to replace them. The first holder's cord started to fray, and the second badge got caught on the edge of a table and the cord snapped out of the plastic -- otherwise, that badge holder was holding up pretty well!
I highly recommend this product, and would purchase them again if we needed additional badge holders.
4 Stars By John C Clark on 2018-02-22
Fortunately I noticed the issue and was careful to ensure ...
After 7 months of use, the cord frayed and broke. Fortunately I noticed the issue and was careful to ensure my keys and security card were not lost when it failed. Having purchased four, I now have two backups to go. I was a little disappointed that the reel was unable to hold several keys at once. If your ID card is heavy and has a plastic holder it can also be somewhat heavy for this key chain.
2 Stars By TheRealesTizzy on 2016-01-06
They Look awesome! Clip well! I work in a hospital so i need it easy to access to put my card against the wall to open doors. But using them after a while stretches them out and hey snap out and you can never put them back! Ive used two of them in one week and i use it a lot but its not worth it at all for people who need to stretch them out throughout he day.
5 Stars By Kai on 2014-01-31
These are very useful; I had bought a different kind of these for my id badge for work.. and one day it just vanished as I was walking to the bus stop.. so I never saw that one again, as well as my ID badge... that one was a cheaply made one I bought on amazon.. and it was a two in one thing.. it had the clip and the clasp. The clasp broke off, so I had to use the clip... and because it can slide off when using the clip, it just flew somewhere. For all I know, it's half past Uruguay by now.
But, I got this and I love it, they're very colorful and really useful... the Clasp is MUCH better than the clip.
I even made some sales, I was getting compliments from work and I may have even gotten this product TWO sales!!
(Do I get any commission from this? :P JK)
4 Stars By Marty McFly Jr. on 2017-01-02
I've still been on the first one for 2 months now and it's been holding up just fine. I would recommend this product if you're l
These do what they're supposed to. I've had other retractable ID badge holders before and these feel much sturdier. The only reason I didn't give these 5 stars is because I have seen some that are sturdier. But those ones cost the same price for one as you could get for the whole set of these. I've still been on the first one for 2 months now and it's been holding up just fine. I would recommend this product if you're looking for a quality badge holder. For what you pay, you won't be disappointed.
3 Stars By Vanessa on 2013-09-19
Fragile Top Clip
I bought a badge reel in july of 2011 when I needed one for work. Recently a friend was amazed by the retractable string and when he pulled on it - it finally broke. It was old, scratched and dirty but I got 2+ years out of it.
Since the passing of my badge holder I decided to buy a new one and came across these on amazon.
These were attractive to me because of the plastic snap clip on the bottom as opposed to a key ring. I ended up buying the four pack for around $10 (with prime).
WHAT I LEARNED:
These differed from my old one because of the carabiner top (my old one had a clip that slipped onto my pant tops).
It was a tad bit more difficult to find places to attach these too as opposed just a slip clip. I had to connect it to my belt loops - I normally keep them attached to my pants for easy access - because of the top clip the main thing hangs lower and swings when you walk as opposed to staying still on your person.
The string extends to about 27 inches
By week 1, my carabiner snapped off (the small moveable part). It is now useless - however I gave one of them to my roomate and hers has yet to break off. Note that she keeps hers attached to her backpack or purse and doesnt take it off/on a lot.
If you plan to buy these and later hand them off to friends - Don't. Keep them around just in case yours breaks! If you essentially purchase each individual badge holder for around $2 I would say that you're probably getting your moneys worth.
This product is mainly for people that don't intent to clip and unclip it on a daily bases
4 Stars By Scott on 2014-01-13
Good, but cheap
I got these for work because I need an access badge to open doors and all that and more than once using a little alligator clip I've found my badge on the floor in my cube.
For what I paid, I did not expect these things to be of the highest quality and honestly they've probably exceeded most expectations on that front all told. When putting them on my belt loop in the mornings or taking it off at night I can feel a bit of play between the metal and plastic on the reel part, but my biggest gripe has been the plastic that holds the badges itself. I have to turn my badge in at the end of every day so I have to unsnap the thing regularly. After a few months of use the plastic is starting to crease along the button fastener and will likely tear off at any time now. I still have three others, but it bugs me since every other aspect of the device is perfectly functional. Looking at it, even if I could find a replacement for the plastic loop, there's a little metal piece holding it to the cable and there's only so many times you could bend that to replace the plastic loop and then bend it back before it breaks.
5 Stars By jonny_r on 2012-10-21
Having to wear a badge everyday for work is never a problem, but finding a good yo-yo style badge reel can be challenging. I've gone through a few over the years and wanted to try something new. I found this product searching around and took a chance and so glad I did. Even though the price is low, these little badge reels feel and seem to be very well-constructed. I've handed out a couple to others where I work and the response I got was great. Everyone seems to like these over anything they have used in the past. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a quality badge reel.
5 Stars By Jeremy Gragg on 2012-10-11
The Best Badge Holder
My old office purchased these by "mistake", in that they were more expensive than the regular badge holders with the little clip onto your belt; these soon became the office "must have". They're stylish and the carabiner style clasp makes this super easy to put on and off a belt loop, no need to potentially scuff up a nice leather belt. My new office didn't have these, so I purchased one for myself. I find that they usually last about half a year before I manage to break them either from messing with the string or dropping one on the ground. But it's a small price to pay for the convenience and style. You won't regret this purchase.