I have the original pump from when I first bought my balance ball, but this doesn't even compare. For some reason, it leaks air every time you go to pump more air into the ball. Quite a workout to get the ball inflated!
I first used a toning ring recently during physical therapy for a hip replacement and loved it. But the one I bought from Gaiam is not nearly as sturdy, and doesn't provide enough resistance. I suppose if I follow the video I'll toneup just doing the crunches and stretches, but I don't think the ring helps that much.