Pinball Wizard HEAVY DUTY Steel Cable Badge Reel

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Pinball Wizard HEAVY DUTY Steel Cable Badge Reel

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Overview

Materials

steel cable, aluminum, brass, watch, gear

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Handmade item

Made to order

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 3–5 business days
From Oakland, CA
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

Pinball wizards - show your delightfully geeky colors! Keep your badge, key card, keys, or other vital equipment stylishly and conveniently secure with this beautiful and durable badge holder reel. Unlike the boring reels with quickly-fraying fabric cords you may have used before, this badge holder reel has a heavy-duty braided steel cable that can stand up to the most nervous fidgeters and fascinated 2-year-olds. It clips to your belt, pocket, or bag with a sturdy 1-3/8" steel spring clip and features a randomly-chosen token used in the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) tournaments, with a swivel-clip and steel cable that will outlast any normal retractable badge holder you've had before. Try it out, you won't be sorry!

The heavy-duty braided steel cable is just like those used in industrial applications (albeit smaller than the ones used as tension members in bridges). Including the attached swivel loop and plastic badge holder strap, it extends from 2" in fully retracted mode to 24" fully extended, and the sturdy steel internal spring will keep it retracting smoothly through repeated use. The steel cable has an outer diameter of 0.04" and is coated with clear vinyl to protect it from the elements and from overuse. Its weakness is a potential to kink, so just don't tie it in knots and it will serve you well for a long, long time.

These badge holders withstand extra-nervous fidgeters and fascinated 2-year-olds with ease. Try it out, you won't be sorry!

ATTACHMENT TYPE:

"Hanging spring clip" is shown in picture #4. It is a black spring clip at the top of the badge holder which lets you hang it from a belt loop, lanyard, bag strap, edge of your pocket, or pretty much anywhere with a loop. The spring clip is quite sturdy, and I have found that it holds on all day with no troubles when I clip it to the waistband of my pants if I don't have a belt or belt loops.

"Fixed belt clip" is shown in pictures #2 & #3. It slips over your belt and lets your badge, keys, etc, hang down. Sadly, I am unable to source a reel for this that has both the ultra-durable steel cable and also swivels against your belt.

"Pinback," not shown, pins to your jacket lapel or similar sturdy fabric. The pin is oriented up-down.

Keep in mind, this item is made to order and has a 48-hour curing time. It can take me up to 5 days to work through my orders. If you are in a hurry, please let me know!

This or any other badge holder can also be specially made with a metal spring clip or hook substituted for the plastic snap badge holder strap. I can also include, for free, a thick clear plastic ziplock-style sleeve to hold the badge. Just let me know by clicking "contact seller" on the side of this page. I offer gift wrapping and expedited shipping options. Click "contact the seller" for more information and a custom listing.

If you want an extra hanging spring clip as shown in the last picture, you can contact me for a custom listing, or use the add-on listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/536382374/extra-hanging-spring-clip-add-on-for

I offer gift wrapping and expedited shipping options. Click "contact the seller" for more information and a custom listing.

See something you like, but you'd like it different, or you'd like more than one? See something I've sold and want a similar one? Want something completely different that I could make? Go ahead and ask, I do custom orders for accessories. Because of the nature of hand-made items, there may be small variations between the item you buy and the one in the picture.

If you would like to pay via Google Wallet, go through the Etsy Checkout using "Other" payment method and then let me know you'll be paying with Google Wallet so I can send you a link.
Pinball wizards - show your delightfully geeky colors! Keep your badge, key card, keys, or other vital equipment stylishly and conveniently secure with this beautiful and durable badge holder reel. Unlike the boring reels with quickly-fraying fabric cords you may have used before, this badge holder reel has a heavy-duty braided steel cable that can stand up to the most nervous fidgeters and fascinated 2-year-olds. It clips to your belt, pocket, or bag with a sturdy 1-3/8" steel spring clip and features a randomly-chosen token used in the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) tournaments, with a swivel-clip and steel cable that will outlast any normal retractable badge holder you've had before. Try it out, you won't be sorry!

The heavy-duty braided steel cable is just like those used in industrial applications (albeit smaller than the ones used as tension members in bridges). Including the attached swivel loop and plastic badge holder strap, it extends from 2" in fully retracted mode to 24" fully extended, and the sturdy steel internal spring will keep it retracting smoothly through repeated use. The steel cable has an outer diameter of 0.04" and is coated with clear vinyl to protect it from the elements and from overuse. Its weakness is a potential to kink, so just don't tie it in knots and it will serve you well for a long, long time.

These badge holders withstand extra-nervous fidgeters and fascinated 2-year-olds with ease. Try it out, you won't be sorry!

ATTACHMENT TYPE:

"Hanging spring clip" is shown in picture #4. It is a black spring clip at the top of the badge holder which lets you hang it from a belt loop, lanyard, bag strap, edge of your pocket, or pretty much anywhere with a loop. The spring clip is quite sturdy, and I have found that it holds on all day with no troubles when I clip it to the waistband of my pants if I don't have a belt or belt loops.

"Fixed belt clip" is shown in pictures #2 & #3. It slips over your belt and lets your badge, keys, etc, hang down. Sadly, I am unable to source a reel for this that has both the ultra-durable steel cable and also swivels against your belt.

"Pinback," not shown, pins to your jacket lapel or similar sturdy fabric. The pin is oriented up-down.

Keep in mind, this item is made to order and has a 48-hour curing time. It can take me up to 5 days to work through my orders. If you are in a hurry, please let me know!

This or any other badge holder can also be specially made with a metal spring clip or hook substituted for the plastic snap badge holder strap. I can also include, for free, a thick clear plastic ziplock-style sleeve to hold the badge. Just let me know by clicking "contact seller" on the side of this page. I offer gift wrapping and expedited shipping options. Click "contact the seller" for more information and a custom listing.

If you want an extra hanging spring clip as shown in the last picture, you can contact me for a custom listing, or use the add-on listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/536382374/extra-hanging-spring-clip-add-on-for

I offer gift wrapping and expedited shipping options. Click "contact the seller" for more information and a custom listing.

See something you like, but you'd like it different, or you'd like more than one? See something I've sold and want a similar one? Want something completely different that I could make? Go ahead and ask, I do custom orders for accessories. Because of the nature of hand-made items, there may be small variations between the item you buy and the one in the picture.

If you would like to pay via Google Wallet, go through the Etsy Checkout using "Other" payment method and then let me know you'll be paying with Google Wallet so I can send you a link.

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

FAQs

Please contact me for a custom listing if you'd like an order of more than 10 units! I offer discounts for large orders.
If there's anything wrong with your item and you need to return or exchange it, it's extremely important you contact me via Etsy Convo first!
For some issues, I may send you a prepaid return label when you contact me. For all issues, if you don't contact me first the package may get lost because I share my space with folks who don't always remember to tell me that a package came for me or where they stashed it. If I know it's coming I can keep an eye out and know to ask around.

Please note, depending on the issue I may or may not be able to honor returns or exchanges on items that were made specially for you. Please contact me right away via Etsy Convo to discuss.
The durability of my items is very important to me. If your steel cable badge reel or abacus bracelet has developed a problem, please contact me via Etsy Convo right away and send me a picture of what's wrong. Depending on the item and the issue, I may be able to repair it for you. If it's within 30 days of delivery and I can repair it, I'll send you a prepaid label to send it back to me for repair no matter where you are in the world.
Probably! My counting bracelets are made from coils of memory wire that expand and contract around your wrist. If the width of your wrist measured flat at the widest point is between 2" and 3", the bracelet should fit fine with no alterations.
If your wrist is particularly large or small, contact me about making you a custom version. I can probably accommodate you! Contact me via Etsy Convo to discuss.
My turn around time for custom orders varies a lot, but for many items it's often about 3 weeks from when you pay for your custom listing.
Please contact me via Etsy Convo to find out how long it will take for the item you want. During some times of the year you can pay a little extra to get certain items made up faster if I already have the materials on hand.