I have the blue Cozmo pump. The best picture I’ve seen of it is on a blog review of the device, at http://srirambala.com/?p=266.
I had the Minimed Paradigm 511 and later the 512 for 6 years, and now that I’m using the Cozmo I absolutely love the control I am getting. Far more interactivity with the pump, and especially if you have a good CDE to partner with, it is an amazing device between setting it up with the computer, uploading all your info to the computer every once in a while, and then analyzing your data with the Cozmo software, plus the Abbott CoPilot software (which can transfer the data directly into itself from the Cozmo software).
I decided on the Cozmo because I did not want a big pod on me (you can get one in the mail, stick it to yourself, and see what it’s like in “real life”), I did not want a separate device I had to carry around and could not lose (the Animas Ping has a great system, but if you lose meters like I do every once in a while, you are out a few hundred bucks to get another one), and I wanted to grow to the next level (Minimeds are a simple system, not very interactive compared to the Cozmo and the Animas).
If you are using insurance, usually the costs are very similar to the end-user.
First things first: do you have a good CDE in your area, who has a lot of insulin pump patients? If not, it looks like you might try connecting with Jackson Pumpers. Contact person is Pennie Hitt 517-784-7572. Find a good CDE and go from there. Get all the info on all the pumps and decide together what makes sense for you. Then if you want you can arrange a test run with your local rep. Cozmo reps are very helpful, by the way, which is another neat thing about that company.