Gear Thursday: Road ID Fixx

By kenny friedman on Thursday, November 05, 2009

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For this Gear Thursday I chose something that isn't baby related because I think it's a great product, and although geared towards active adults I think it would be great for kids too.



It's the Fixx ID dog tag made by Road ID. They make 6 different styles of identification but I went with the Fixx ID because it's the one that's easiest to wear all the time and it fits my style.

Identification is good to have because first responders look for them if there is an accident. They are usually looking for any kind of medical bracelet or necklace but they would see that your ID has your info and it could help them out and save time. They speak for you if you can't.

I got mine 4 years ago when I got my road bicycle and started going for long rides. Then I started wearing it while snowboarding. Next I got a scooter and just started wearing it every day so I don't forget to put it on. Now that my family is growing I find it even more important to have my info at hand in case something happens.

You can customize the back by adding 7 lines of info or go with a new "interactive" style that has a phone number, web address and unique ID number so first responders can call to get you most up to date information. When I bought they only had the original so I added my name, Staci's phone number, my in-laws number as back up, drug allergies and donor info.

In addition to putting your info on the back you can choose to put one of 227 images on the front. I chose one they call Location Earth. It's a modified image of the plaque that was put on Pioneer 10 to let aliens know where we are. I guess the image was originally made by people who were afraid of alien abduction and thought it would be good to have a map back to earth on the back. While I don't believe in alien abduction I don't mind hedging my bet just in case. Plus I like the image. The real plaque is below.



Friends of mine recently received a different ID bracelet for their son. It really got me thinking that I should get one of these for my child when it's old enough to wear it.

The Fixx costs $25 while their other styles are $20 or $30. Check out Road ID.com for much more info than I can put here including some testimonials.



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