5 Things To Look For In A Badge Reel

5 Things To Look For In A Badge Reel

Badge reels are a vital resource for all workers, especially for essential workers. After the pandemic unexpectedly hit across the world, no time could be spared to look around for your ID. Time was of the essence. Badge reels make it easy for people that work in the medical field, along with many other industries, to reach for their IDs conveniently and speedily. With badge reels, you never need to worry about misplacing your ID in times of emergency. Badge reels are not only for IDs. You can also attach your cards, keys, or other essential gadgets you may need to keep on hand for safety. Here are five things to look out for in a badge reel. 

Clip Type 

All badge reels have specific clip types made to hook onto your most convenient spot. For example, this standard badge reel with a belt clip is great for an easy access point. Once you have your reel clipped to your belt, accessibility and visibility become simple. However, if you prefer to clip your badge reel to a pocket, collar, or item of clothing, a badge reel with a swivel clip may be a better option for you. Other options for clip types here at Specialist ID include carabiner, swivel spring clip, lanyard, mounting bracket, and plastic. 









End Fitting

The end fitting is the piece that connects your ID, and it ensures that your ID is nice and secure so it can’t slip off. If you have a few tools to keep an eye out for, consider a badge reel with a key ring. This Black Chrome Heavy Duty Badge Reel is durable and reliable for holding your heavier items. Other options to look for include strap clips, card clips, reinforced strap clips, vinyl straps, and pencil holders. 







Shapes and Colors

Want to have a little fun and make your badge reel your own? Consider standing out with a specific shape or color. We have standard round badge reels, but we also carry square, rectangular, oval, and even heart-shaped! We even have options if you want to show off your patriotism. Customized badge reels are a great way to add personal flair to your professional appearance. 








Breakaway Lanyards

Breakaway lanyards are the perfect combo for employees who need extra visibility and easy access for swiping. The Breakaway Lanyard Badge Reel Combo is the best of both worlds. Proudly wear your ID from your lanyard and effortlessly use it to swipe into places you need without fuss. 











When you choose to invest in something for the workplace, the question of price always pops up. If you want to look professional on a budget, check out the standard badge reels on our website. If you are on the hunt for something more sturdy and efficient, look at the Key-Bak heavy duty retractable carabineer with key ring and 48" cord. This badge reel is practically indestructible and carries up to 15 keys.








You can hook it on to practically anything—belt loops, purses, backpacks, etc. You are spoiled for choice with a wide variety of badge reels at Specialist ID. Check out our website for all your badge reel needs. 

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