Looking for a few reliable people to test a new product for F30i, DreamWear, and Amaraview

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Re: Looking for a few reliable people to test a new product

Post by Pugsy » Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:25 am

MichiganCamper wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:04 am
I have not had any interest yet. Would it work better if I listed the cushion styles I have samples for? Should I just start over? Any tips on how to best use this forum, technically or otherwise. I am unsure of the etiquette. Thanks, Rita
Pictures and names of mask compatible liners would maybe help but I don't think the absence is why you haven't had any takers yet.

Full face mask users aren't as numerous here when compared to nasal or pillow mask users....so you have a smaller audience to draw from right off the bat. Then how many of those FFM users actually need or want a liner or even want to try one? So an even smaller audience there. Your target market isn't very large....at least among the forum members here.

Lets just suppose that about 1/3 of the members here use a full face mask (just pulling that number out of my hat) then how many of that 1/3 needs or wants some sort of liner? It's going to be a relatively small number and then how many of those people want to bother with testing something are reliable enough to give you some feedback??? People are generally lazy even when trying anything even when that something that is free. :lol: :lol:

Example....I love to try new stuff (and happy to give feedback about it) but not everyone likes to experiment with anything or maybe they don't want to compose any sort of review or opinion. I don't even own a full face mask so as much as I would like to try something new....it's not going to be anything that has to do with full face masks. :lol: :lol: It's just not going to happen.

Go ahead and at least list the available choices and every now and then bump this thread to the top of the main page to get attention to your offer.

Good luck.

And for the others who just want to chit chat.....don't mess up this thread with chit chat...please....thank you.

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Re: Looking for a few reliable people to test a new product

Post by ChicagoGranny » Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:26 pm

MichiganCamper wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:04 am
I have not had any interest yet. Would it work better if I listed the cushion styles I have samples for? Should I just start over? Any tips on how to best use this forum, technically or otherwise. I am unsure of the etiquette. Thanks, Rita
I use the F30i with success and don't find the need for a cushion cover. Can you tell us what the advantages of a cushion cover are?

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Re: Looking for a few reliable people to test a new product

Post by MichiganCamper » Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:07 pm

Chicago Granny, Thank you for the question.
I developed my covers to solve a couple of my own issues. The benefits of the cushion include:

Protecting skin from sores and irritation caused by silicone sensitivity
Feels better than the silicone on your face, especially if you tend to sweat from the silicone
Decreases sliding of the cushion
Keeps the silicone on your mask cleaner and working well longer ( I am on month 11 with my mask cushion)
Decreases leaks and noise partly by helping the mask fit a little better and partly because it maintains the integrity of the silicone
Saves you money in cushion replacement costs (Some people don't care because their insurance pays for the replacements but we ALL pay for the high cost of health care.)
Reduces the number of used cushions ending up in landfills
The covers are washable and reusable.

You can learn more at on my website at https://restoredrest.com

I know my covers are helpful to a lot of people. What I am looking for is information about how they fit on cushions such as the F30i. The seams and sizing are different than the covers I've made for other styles.
Thanks again,

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Re: Looking for a few reliable people to test a new product

Post by lazarus » Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:54 pm

Nothing to say. Just bumping this to the top one more time, in case that helps.
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Re: Looking for a few reliable people to test a new product

Post by Janknitz » Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:21 pm

Karen from Pad-a-Cheek does not make covers for Dreamwear masks, I asked once. I don't know if she's added them since.
I would be interested but I don't use the "over the mouth" part, only the nasal cradle.
I've been thinking of getting a Dreamwear FF mask for when I have a cold and can't breathe through my nose.
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Re: Looking for a few reliable people to test a new product

Post by dmoss74 » Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:48 pm

i have settled on a F&P vitera. but i also have resmed n20 and f20 masks. if you develop any for one of those models, i'd be willing to try.

all are medium sized cushions.

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Re: Looking for a few reliable people to test a new product

Post by MichiganCamper » Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:52 am

Janknitz and dmoss74,

Thank you for your comments and replies.
I already sell covers that fit most of the triangle shaped full face masks and nasal only pillows so I am no longer 'testing" them.

I might try working on a cover for the nasal cradles next but I know I wouldn't even try to cover the silicone that actually fits in the nostrils. Do you think covering the rest of the cradle cushion would be helpful? The cradle sits under the nose, correct? Do you experience any problems with that style besides not being able to use it when you have a cold?

Here are links to our sizing charts which list the cushions that our covers are known to fit (There may be more since the covers are very flexible):

https://restoredrest.com/sizing-chart-full-style
https://restoredrest.com/sizing-chart-nasal-style

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