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Malem Ultimate

Malem Ultimate

Features & Technology: Malem Ultimate is a wired alarm. The sensor is a traditional clip.
  • Traditional wired alarm, 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.
  • Vibration not available.
  • Depending on the model, up to 8 sounds are available.
  • Sound and/or vibration available.
  • Clip sensor which clips onto cotton briefs.
Convenience: Where it can be used:
  • Unisex. Can be used with males and females, children and adults.
  • Battery powered. Can be used anywhere.
  Comfort:
  • Medium (typical) for the alarm box attached to clothing by a clip.
  • Only one setting for loudness. No volume control.
  • One vibration level. Low, as in pager or cell phone. Some models do not provide a vibration.
  • Average bulkiness.
Easy-to-Use and Clean:
  • Stainless steel clip can be cleaned with soap-water and dried with towel.
  • The clip has hidden areas that cannot be conveniently reached for cleaning or drying.
  • The moving parts of the clip can break if care is not used
Cost:
Up-front Initial Cost:  $99.95 .
Continuing Costs for Supplies and Expected Replacement Parts in 6 Months: $0.00
Limited Warranty: 1 year on alarm, 3 months on clip sensor.
 
Credibility: Providing Complete Product Data: Average.
Advertising: Good (inadequate data provided)
Trust in Company Claims: Very Good.

Comparisons:

Comparing Malem Ultimate with Chummie Premium and Chummie Elite:
  • Both have average sound levels. 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 may cost more than the Chummie alarms.
    Examine the factual data presented.     Which would you prefer? Malem Ultimate or Chummie Premium or Elite? Is your reasoning logical?
 
Comparing Malem Ultimate with DryBuddyEZ+ 2:
  • Both may have average sound levels (Malem will not provide sound level data).
  • Malem Ultimate has no volume control while DryBuddyEZ+ 2 has a continuous volume control.
  • Malem Ultimate is a little less bulky than the DryBuddyEZ+ 2.
  • DryBuddyEZ+ 2 magnetic sensor is much easier to use and clean thoroughly than Malem’s clip sensor. It is also more durable and has a 1 year warranty as opposed to Malem’s 3 months.
  • DryBuddyEZ+ 2 is much less expensive than the Malem Ultimate.
     Examine the factual data presented.      Which would you prefer? Malem Ultimate or DryBuddyEZ+ 2? Is your reasoning logical?
 
Comparing Malem Ultimate with Wet-Stop3:
  • Both have average sound levels. Neither provides sound levels data.
  • Wet-Stop3 is bulkier than the Malem.
  • The Malem Ultimate is much more expensive than the Wet-Stop3.
    Examine the factual data presented.     Which would you prefer? Malem Ultimate or Wet-Stop3? Is your reasoning logical?