Respironics mushroom swivel headgear clips are made of softer materials, with a mushroom shaped head and more ergonomic grip area, than the older style black ball clip. Extensive testing has shown that the mushroom shaped design results in a significant increase in the life of the mask frame socket area as compared to the original design.
Usage Information: These clips will work with all ComfortGel ORIGINAL Nasal, ComfortGel BLUE Nasal, ComfortGel ORIGINAL Full Face, ComfortGel BLUE Full Face, ComfortFusion, ComfortSelect, ComfortFull, and ComfortFull 2 CPAP/BiPAP masks. The DARK GRAY (BLACK) clips are provided standard on all ComfortGel ORIGINAL Nasal, ComfortFusion, ComfortSelect, and ComfortFull 2 masks. The LIGHT BLUE (LIGHT GRAY) clips are made of a more pliable rubber material and are provided standard on all ComfortGel ORIGINAL Full and ComfortGel BLUE Full Face masks.
The mushroom-shaped design better distributes stresses caused during mask removal, deflecting that stress to the body of the mask faceplate instead of the socket area walls
The mushroom clip has a much larger grip area and raised bumps to improve ergonomics and ease of use especially for users with limited hand dexterity
The softer ball clip material on the new clip better absorbs the stresses caused by mask removal, thereby reducing the stresses in the socket area even further
One result of using the softer material in the new ball clip is that its shaft will show wear, evidenced by visible nicks. This is normal and entirely expected; nicks in the material will not cause clip breakage. Respironics tests have shown that the new design will increase the socket area life by over 10 times.