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Chummie Premium and Elite

 

Features & Technology:

The Chummie Premium and Elite alarms are wired alarms. Both Chummie alarms use a pad sensor which must be stuck to briefs using a sticky tape.

  • Traditional wired alarms, where a wire connects the sensor on the briefs to the alarm worn by the patient.
  • Uses 2 AAA alkaline batteries.
  • Loudness levels not provided.
  • No sound volume control (on Elite) and 2-step (loud/soft) on Premium.
  • Up to 8 sounds are available.
  • Sound and/or vibration available.
  • Chemical pad-type sensor must be taped onto cotton briefs. Patented.
  • Pad offers a larger surface area for detection compared to point-type sensors (clips, for example).

Convenience:

Where it can be used:

  • Unisex. Can be used with males and females, children and adults.
  • Battery powered.

Comfort:

  • Medium (typical) for the alarm box attached to clothing by a clip.
  • Alarm box is bulky.
  • Only one setting for loudness (Elite) and two (Premium).
  • One vibration level. Low, as in pager or cell phone.
  • Above average bulkiness.
  • Attaching the sensor with tape to the briefs is not convenient.

Ease-of-Use and Cleaning:

  • Chemical pad can only be rinsed with water. Soap or rubbing cannot be used for cleaning. Not hygienic.
  • The pad has a flat surface that is easy to access.
  • The pad is bulky. Chummy claims 3 mm thick, which is 3 times the thickness of a credit card or more.
  • Attaching the pad to briefs with tape is cumbersome.

Cost:

Up-front Initial Cost: $79.99 (Premium) and $69.99 (Elite).

Continuing Costs for Supplies and Replacement Parts in 6 Months (Estimated): $36.00

Limited Warranty: 1 year on alarm, 3 months on pad sensor.

Credibility:

Providing Complete Product Data: Poor.

Advertising: Very poor. Inadequate data. Misleading claims.

Trust in Company Claims: Very Poor.


Comparisons:

Comparing Chummie Premium with DryBuddyEZ+ 2:

  • Chummie has softer sound (Chummie will not provide sound level data).
  • Chummie provides no volume control (Elite) and 2 levels (Premium), while DryBuddyEZ+ has a continuous volume control.
  • Chummie Premium and Elite are both bulkier than the DryBuddyEZ+ 2.
  • DryBuddyEZ+ magnetic sensor is much easier to use and clean thoroughly than Chummie’s taped pad and also has a longer 1 year warranty.
  • Chummie’s sensor has a larger area to sense wetness.
  • Chummie requires significant continuing costs in buying replacement tape and sensors.
  • Chummie’s product claims are not credible.
  • DryBuddyEZ+ 2 is much less expensive than the Chummie alarms.

Examine the factual data presented.

Which would you prefer? Chummie Premium or Elite or DryBuddyEZ+ 2? Is your reasoning logical?

Comparing Chummie Premium with DryEasy:

  • Both have average sound levels. Neither provides sound levels data.
  • Both are bulky and heavy. DryEasy is bulkier and heavier than the Chummie alarms.
  • DryEasy’s clip sensor is easier to attach and can be cleaned more hygienically.
  • Chummie’s sensor has a larger area to sense wetness.
  • Chummie’s chemical sensor cannot be washed hygienically with hot water or scrubbing.
  • Chummie requires significant continuing costs in buying replacement tape and sensors.
  • Chummie’s product claims are not credible.
  • DryEasy is much less expensive than the Chummie Premium and the Chummie Elite.

Examine the factual data presented.

Which would you prefer? DryEasy or Chummie Premium or Elite? Is your reasoning logical?

Comparing Chummie Premium with Malem Ultimate:

  • Neither provides sound levels data.
  • Chummie Premium and Elite are both bulkier than the Malem.
  • Malem’s clip sensor is easier to attach and can be cleaned more hygienically.
  • Chummie’s sensor has a larger area to sense wetness.
  • Chummie requires significant continuing costs in buying replacement tape and sensors.
  • Chummie’s product claims are not credible.
  • The Malem and Chummie alarms cost about the same.

Examine the factual data presented.

Which would you prefer? Chummie Premium or Elite or Malem Ultimate? Is your reasoning logical?

Comparing Chummie Premium with Nytone:

  • Nytone has much softer sound.
  • Nytone has no volume control, and Chummie Premium provides two levels for volume.
  • Nytone has weak vibrations compared to Chummie.
  • Nytone’s 2 CR2025 batteries have much less power and a much shorter life than Chummie’s batteries.
  • The Chummie alarm is bulkier and heavier than Nytone.
  • Nytone’s clip sensor is superior to the Chummie pad sensor for ease of use, cleaning and durability. Nytone has a longer one year sensor warranty.
  • Nytone can only be attached to the arm, and Chummie only to clothing.
  • Chummie is much more expensive.

Examine the factual data presented.

Which would you prefer? Nytone or Chummie Premium? Is your reasoning logical?

Comparing Chummie Premium with Wet-Stop3:

  • Neither provides sound levels data.
  • Chummie Premium and Elite are almost as bulky as the Wet-Stop3.
  • Wet-Stop3’s clip sensor is much easier to use and clean thoroughly than Chummie’s taped pad.
  • Chummie’s sensor has a larger area to sense wetness.
  • Chummie requires significant continuing costs in buying replacement tape and sensors.
  • Chummie’s product claims are not credible.
  • Wet-Stop3 is much less expensive than the Chummie alarms.

Examine the factual data presented.

Which would you prefer? Chummie Premium or Elite or Wet-Stop3? Is your reasoning logical?