Bulldog clip: Undoubtedly the
most used attachment out there and probably one of the first. These
clips are used for holding plastic badge holders with a horizontal slot.
They are very easy to use providing the fact that you only have to
squeeze them in order to clip your badge. Their intuitive usage makes it
a customer favorite. On a side note if the lanyard is meant for small
kids there are probably other attachments that have the same
functionality but are safer (like swivel hooks or plastic o-rings).
Double Bulldog Clip: Two
clips that grab the two corners of a plastic badge holder. Some badges
are designed this way. This prevents the badge or ID from twisting and
turning when worn. This is a very useful attachment especially for
people that attend meetings where media is present and an impeccable
dressing etiquette is very important. Having the ID twisted all over is
not something that will go unnoticed.
Swivel hook: This is a hook
that closes, like the end of a dog leash. It is on a turning swivel,
thus the name "swivel hook". The disadvantage of this as opposed to a
bulldog clip is that the bulldog clip holds a badge holder totally
straight, whereas with a swivel hook a badge will swivel and flip flop.
However, a swivel hook can be used for many other things (like a key,
etc), whereas the bulldog clip will only work with a particular kind of
Split ring: One of the
simplest attachments available, they make the perfect use for holding
keys, access cards and various tools that are meant to be stacked
together like hex keys. A split ring is very cheap often made out of
metal (usually nickel) or plastic.
Trigger Hook: Also known as
the Lobster Claw. This is similar to a swivel hook and is used to hook
on to keys or other objects. I think everyone got a bit fascinated when
they were a kid about how these attachments are used. You twitch the
trigger and it opens. Once your object is secured its spring
automatically closes the gap once you release the trigger.
Cell phone lanyard: This is a
lanyard that you can either loop around itself to hold a cell phone or
just simply let the phone attached to its swivel hook. This is a lanyard
specially made for holding cell phones. Its material provides a
grip-like surface preventing your phone from slipping under.
USB lanyard: Same as a cell
phone attachment. It has the same functionality. However this is used to
hold a USB drive or other small device like a Bluetooth. There is an
increasing demand for this attachment.
Rubber O-ring: Used to go
around an object, such as a water bottle, and carry it thusly. This
attachment is great to be used on beach or street walks in a sunny day.
Itís much more comfortable to have your bottle attached to your lanyard
instead of carrying it around in your hands.
Carabineer: Like a mountain
climbing or grappling hook. This is one of the many key climbing tools
and a lanyard attachment that increases the safety of this activity. In
addition, combine a carabineer clip with a key ring and you make a great
combination to hold your keys on a belt loop or backpack.