I have to wear a badge for work but hate having things strapped around my neck. These clip on retractable lanyards are perfect. Mine broke so I went to buy another and this is the only one I could find. After purchasing it, I was told I could get a 3-pk at Office Depot for the same price or less. However, this lanyard is really durable. The one I had before used plastic to attach the retractable string to the badge, which broke. Also, teh string was weaker and constantly breaking too. This product's metal clip and stronger string makes it so much better. I guarantee this product will last much longer than the cheaper versions.