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RoadID

I don’t remember the first time I heard of RoadID. I believe I was scanning a running magazine back in Oct. of 2009 and saw an ad or maybe I was perusing the internet and saw the banner. Either way, I was interested. After having two kids in the last 3 years, and looking to become a personal trainer by 2011, I was ready to be more active. I had begun, late 2009, to go jogging outside. Getting away and centering myself, the only thoughts in my head were of my feet on the ground, air whooshing into in my lungs and the bliss of thinking about nothing and everything was, and still is, therapeutic. No kids crying or asking for jugo (juice), no one asking about my day, no outside pressure but my own drive to do better than the last time. Very nice. Breathe, run, breathe, run, breathe. If I couldn’t have done that maybe I would have picked up cigarettes or drinking, or, just had gone crazy and started talking like a toddler talks but to adults. Not a good picture.

So, I go outside whenever I can, alone. Me and the pavement. Oh, correction, me and the pavement and some inconsiderate crazy batshit drivers. After running on a curvy road or up a hill (OK, more like crawling) or just running on a straight street I was, and am, never too confidant about cars not hitting me. Even when I go rugged on a trail (sometimes I imagine I’m Tomb Raider, don’t laugh, it keeps me moving because I’m usually on a mission, haha) and going down or up a steep hill I’m a little worried that something might happen. Now, I’m not paranoid or pessimistic but if something did happen would I have my cell on me? Would I be able to use it? What if I got amnesia?? What would happen if I didn’t have my license on me and I was a Jane Doe with amnesia and I woke up only to discover that some  hill billys kidnapped me and was planning on making me the mother of their little hill billy children!?? I don’t think I could live with that.

I don’t know about you but when I go out, to get me time, I more times than not don’t bring my cell or license or any form of ID or communication device. My philosophy is, the more things you bring the less you run. Here the RoadID comes into play. Brilliant idea by the way, I should have thought of it.

Now it’s not one of those medical alert ID metal bracelet things. I mean it is buts its so much more. First off, people of all ages can wear this thing. I’m a young hip Momma, 25 years, and I love it, also I saw it on a older woman mid-60’s and she was rocking it without looking like a woman past her prime trying to “be young again”. It transcends all age groups, genders, colors, creeds, etc. Color coordination? No problem. You can choose different colors (Elite: black, blue, red, green, pink, yellow, orange, bone, purple. Sport: black, blue, yellow, pink, purple, red)  and you can also order just the band on the elite and sport edition. If you don’t want to wear it on your wrist they have a shoe version (you strap it to your shoelaces), a necklace version (similar to dog tags) and an ankle version. The shoe and ankle version comes in black, blue, red and pink while the necklace or Fixxed ID comes as a steel necklace with the ID as steel also.

If you’re going to be ordering one, and I hope that you do, you have two options. The original version which you can customize up to six lines with 24 characters each, including spaces. Then you have the interactive version which you which can customize two lines with 24 characters each, the rest of the lines has directions for emergency personnel to get your medical information along with contact information.  If you go here, myroadid.com, and type in the serial and pin you see, you can get eyes on what the interactive version offers.  I have a the original version, elite, yellow and I just ordered the interactive version, sport, pink.

Now about the workmanship (impeccable by the way, did you see the stainless steel and laser engraved text?? here) is excellent and the band, (that has stood up to the tests of 6+ months of abuse from devil toddlers and almost everyday wear by me, which is saying something. hydrophilic sport or hydrophilic elite with stainless steel push button clasp) is still going strong without a tear or nick in the thing, albeit the yellow is looking a bit dirty around the edges but it gives it character. I haven’t yet received the sport, its in the mail!, but I’m guessing with absolute certainty that it will be amazing as well.

I do have one gripe though. This goes personally to the owners of RoadID. Here goes.

Dear, Mr. RoadID’s

I know that when you made this product, in a moment of awe of inspiration, you were most likely thinking about yourself and other well minded adults.

You wanted to genuinely help, protect, and inform emergency personnel of allergies, medical conditions, and blood types.

You wanted people to know the names of other people when they were sprawled on the ground unconscious.

You wanted their mothers and fathers and husband and wives to know when they were hurt.

But what about the little guy??

The toddler that doesn’t know the meaning of stay? or my favorite, “If you don’t move I will give you whatever you want, just give Momma 5 freakin minutes!”

Or that magical child where he can vanish in the time it takes you to close the car door after putting him on the ground?

Or that Oh so sweet child that LOVES to play hide and seek in Walmart (Malls, Playgrounds, Sears…etc. etc.)??

What about the little guy??

Now before you go all, just by an elite version and cut it down to size, use that. Well I already did, and guess what? They can get it off. (insert sigh and deep resignation here) My well meaning sons can get them off. My almost three old can press the buttons and fling it off into the trees and my one and a half year old, who falls into the magical category, can somehow take it off his ankle and around his shoe and lose it. I bought them an elite each and this is how it happened. Well, I don’t know exactly how it happened but one moment I put it on them and an hour later, magic!, they were not there. This was going through the woods by the way so I was not going back in to look for them. Maybe something similar to the elite but with a extra security clasp/button?? I would buy two for each of my sons in a heartbeat, hint hint. Nothing around the necks, please. Can’t be all Velcro either. If you make it I will buy it. 🙂

I love this product. I really do. I hope everyone can get one. For safety, for peace of mind. But my question will be, what about the little guy? until they make a product that is. I will be waiting.

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  1. July 21, 2010 at 12:57 am

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