Originally Posted by northoceanbeach
At $99 for that plastic piece of junk I don't know if I would exactly snap it up. Wait until you get it. It looks like it was made I the same factory in china that makes carnival prizes. Very cheap.
Hey -easy there! I like my Made in China carnival prizes! And my gold solar-powered prayer wheel with sparkling little jewels that spins on the dashboard of my car!
Seriously, the Neurowave is cheap plastic at $150 or so, and the batteries died in a few months. The original Relief band was the same cheap plastic at $150 or so, except it was blue rather than white, but the batteries could be replaced. It is hard for me to imagine the ComfortQuest being any worse. But that's why I bought two - just in case.
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that all three come from China. Besides, the Chinese excel at making good quality stuff inexpensively if given a good design and decent specifications. My Apple gear, my Sony RX-100 camera and its waterproof case, my Tivoli radios, my oppo blueray, the Lehr outboard on the back of our boat, and all kinds of other cool stuff came from there.
What matters to me - and why I would willingly plop down $100 for a "plastic piece of junk" - is that it is the only thing that works for my spouse. She's highly sensitive to wave motion - even too many wakes on the local lake where we sail make her queasy. A few minutes with the wrist band and she is fine. She loves being on the boat, is a better sailor than I am, and is damned fine company. I'm incredibly lucky to be married to someone who wants to be on the water as much or more than I do. She doesn't gripe when I want to buy new stuff for the boat. So, the choice is simple. If she told me a $3000 Chanel purse would cure her nausea, I'd be at Nordstroms with my AMEX card in a heartbeat.
If the Comforquest proves to be junk, I'll let you know.