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Poor quality unit,
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This review is from: Prospera Electronic Pulse Massager (Health and Beauty)
I have not returned this unit, but intend on doing so. It does work, but only on generic programs for selected body areas.
1) The batteries (cheap chinese type) arrived dead.
2) At $18 (for 4 pads) replacement pads are very expensive and they recommend only using their brand.
3) Instructions are non-existent - there is more information in their advertisement than the manual.
4) This thing eats batteries, and does not have the option of 110v hookup. Purchase a 110v unit instead.
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Initial post: Jan 29, 2012 4:37:52 PM PST
Thank you for your honest review. You have saved me quite a bit of money because I will NOT buy the Prospera. I have the TCM iMassager which requires you to spend over $30 for 2-4 cheapened replacement pads that are not as sticky or long lasting as the originals. As a result I will stick with a good TENS device which allows using pads sold at a low price. These pads (for a TENS) can easily be found all over the internet and are about 80% less expensive than for the Prospera or TCM units (due to greed in my opinion). This gimmick reminds me of printers. You can buy a printer for as little as $30. However, when you have to replace the ink it can cost over $100!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 5:54:27 AM PST
David C. Cook says:
i have often wondered why it is that ink cost more than a printer myself, i think it is one of those things where they can charge whatever because you have to have the ink; i really hate the products / services that are in this category, just doesn't seem fair ! on to my question, in your or anyone else's opinion, do these otc. " tens units " actually treat / relieve chronic muscle tension associated w/ chronic pain due to injury ?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 10:20:38 AM PST
robyyn myers says:
which tens unit did you buy?
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 6:57:39 PM PDT
Hi David - after all this time I just noticed your post. I bought the Digital Acupuncture Physiotherapy Machine for under $30. I've had 4 TENS type machines over the years and this is without a doubt the best. Here's a link: Digital Acupuncture Physiotherapy Machine
Posted on Apr 13, 2013 5:43:52 AM PDT
nature lover says:
The reason why it is battery operated as opposed to 110v is that if something goes wrong, a 110v connection could kill you.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2013 6:21:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 17, 2013 6:21:46 PM PDT
H. Vaughan says:
"The reason why it is battery operated as opposed to 110v is that if something goes wrong, a 110v connection could kill you."
That's a statement based on ignorance. Yes, any system like this will use low voltage, but there is no reason a system like this couldn't use a wall-wart to provide a low amount of power from a plug-in unit. There are, literally, millions of products that operate on less than 12 volts that do this.
Also, it's not 110 volts that kills. It's the amps.
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