The Prodigy 2.0 is the most affordable of Leggett and Platt’s premium adjustable beds. It is getting very good reviews and owners seem pleased with their purchase. The Prodigy 2.0 comes with a host of great features including wallhugger technology, multiple built-in USB charging ports, an Apple and Android app, a massage feature, three movable bed sections, under bed lighting, and more. Also, the Prodigy 2 is built in the USA by American workers.
L&P Adjustable Bed Models Leggett and Platt have 9 performance model adjustable beds and 3 premium model adjustable beds. The premium model adjustable beds are as follows:
All of the Prodigy models are very similar with just a few small differences. Probably the biggest difference is that the Prodigy 2.0 does not have lumbar support and the Prodigy 2.0+ and Comfort Elite do. In this review we are only looking at the Prodigy 2.0
Adjustable Bed & Mattress Bundles The Prodigy is sold by some retailers as a bundle with a mattress or mattresses. The mattresses are not manufactured by Leggett and Platt but are typically chosen as a good fit for the adjustable bed. One very good example of this can be found on Amazon. This is the Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 combined with Nature’s Sleep memory foam mattresses (Queen size example shown below). This bundle is the most popular Leggett and Platt bundle on Amazon (by a significant margin) and as such we refer to it frequently in this review.
Consumer Ratings Consumer ratings for the Leggett and Platt / Nature’s Sleep bundle were found on both the US and Canadian Amazon websites. The ratings can be seen in the table below:
4.4 stars out of 5
4.5 stars out of 5
These consumer ratings are very good and make this combination worth consideration. However should you wish to purchase the Prodigy 2.0 without any mattress then you can find it here.
PROS & CONS A thorough review of Prodigy 2.0 owner comments has provided the following likes and dislikes:
PROS - It is a reasonably priced adjustable bed - Under bed lighting is nice - USB charging outlets are handy - Leg height can be adjusted - Well built - Built in the USA - A true wallhugger adjustable bed - Operation is quiet and smooth - Remote control is easy and intuitive to use - Three moveable areas of the bed
CONS - Adjustable bed frame is heavy - Some say the Nature’s Sleep mattresses are too firm
What Are Owners Saying? As the consumer ratings indicate, most owners are pleased with their adjustable bed and we see many positive comments such as “a great buy”, “very comfortable”, “I would purchase this again”, “recommended”, “extremely happy”, “the prodigy 2.0 is amazing”, “awesome bed frame”, “great bed” “excellent quality”, “I could not be happier”, “worth every penny”, etc.
Folks report that the bed moves smoothly and that the motors are quiet. Also, there are a host of comments related to how easy it is to operate the bed. The remote has simple and intuitive controls and the App adds even more functionality.
The under-bed lighting feature is also very popular. The feature helps when the room is dark and you need to get out of bed, and it doesn't result in disturbing your partner. The lighting can also be controlled by the remote or the App.
Should you buy the bundle on Amazon you will be able to order white glove service from Sleep Geekz (more on this later). What we wish to highlight here is that this service is available and that customers have been very happy dealing with Sleep Geekz.
Other positives reported by owners include the split king feature (whereby each side of the bed can be controlled independently from the other), the bed position memory settings, the very sturdy bed frame, the snore setting, the fact that the bed has 3 moveable sections (as opposed to the more typical 2), and that folks with back pain have reported an improvement in symptoms.
On the downside, the unit has no castor wheels so moving it is difficult because it is rather heavy. We've also seen a few comments about the built-in USB ports not always working.
In addition, while most people like the Sleep Number mattresses provided in the package, there are a number of folks who have found the mattresses too firm - especially the 10 inch mattresses. Fortunately the mattresses do not seem to sleep hot.
A Word about Leggett & Platt J.P. Leggett and C.B. Platt formed their business in the late 1800’s in Missouri. They introduced the Leggett and Platt spiral steel coil bed spring in 1885, and the business was incorporated in 1901. The company has continued operating in the USA to present day.
The company has been building adjustable bed bases for over 40 years and they are sold at large retail outlets as well as online. Few, if any, adjustable bed manufacturers have been around as long, and some have come and gone. This is especially important when you need replacement parts – which can happen with any adjustable bed after 5 or 10 years. If the manufacturer is overseas or does not exist anymore then you have a problem. With a Leggett and Platt adjustable bed you can find parts for a 25 year old unit and you can get them quickly. This is no small thing, especially for such a significant investment.
Also, Leggett and Platt adjustable beds used to sell under the name CraftMatic, and they continue to provide adjustable beds to Sleep Number. All Leggett & Platt adjustable beds are made in the USA – more specifically in Joplin Missouri and Georgetown Kentucky.
Adjustable Bed Sizes The Prodigy 2.0 is available in Twin XL, Queen and Split King. Note that a Split King is actually two Twin XL's.
Adjustable Bed Sections The Prodigy 2.0 has three adjustable sections – head, foot and pillow. Many adjustable beds only have two (don’t have “pillow”). The Pillow tilt feature allows you to adjust your head tilt independently. Also, each section of the Prodigy 2.0 is powered by an independent motor.
Following you can see some of the bed positions possible with the 3 different section adjustments:
Adjustable Legs The leg height on the bed is adjustable. This is an important feature especially if you find that the unit with the mattress sits too high or too low. The ability to adjust the height of each leg and lock it in place goes a long way in resolving this problem.
Legs can be adjusted from 6 inches to 10 inches. This varies the height to the top of the bed (not including the mattress) from 14 inches to 18 inches. If you know the height of the mattress you have or are going to buy you can do the math and determine whether this adjustable bed will provide the right height for you.
Also, the legs themselves are quite sturdy and have a diameter of 2.5 inches.
Wallhugger Technology The Prodigy 2.0 has wallhugger technology. If you do not know what this is then check out the short 24 second video below:
As you can see, the wallhugger technology ensures that you stay closer to the night table/stand beside your bed by simultaneously sliding you back when you are lifting the head area. This makes the night table/stand accessible at all times. Without this feature you can see that access to your book, glasses, remote or whatever is on your night table becomes very awkward. Many adjustable beds do not come with this feature.
Remote Control and App The remote control is backlit, well laid out and simple to use. It has the following controls:
- Anti-snore - Under Bed Light - Safety Lock (ensures no unintended or accidental bed movements) - Head position (up/down) - Foot position (up/down) - Pillow position (up/down) - Position memory settings (2) - Power on/off - Head massage - Foot massage - Flat position setting (returns bed to flat position at the touch of button)
The bed can also be controlled by a downloadable App. The App works with both Apple and Android devices, and it provides a host of controls including those on the remote plus a sleep timer setting and a gentle wake-up alarm.
Notes - If you get a split king adjustable bed each side of the bed can be operated independently. - If you get a split king adjustable bed you will also get a Dual Sync Cable which will allow both sides of the bed to raise and lower simultaneously. This would be useful if you have a king mattress (that is not split).
Nature’s Sleep Mattresses All of the foams used in the Nature’s Sleep mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified. Certified foams have passed rigorous tests ensuring low emissions for indoor air quality. Foams are tested for physical performance, environmental stewardship and indoor emissions. Certified foams have:
- low VOC’s, no CFC’s or ozone depleters - no PBDE/TDCPP/TCEP flame retardants - no heavy metals such as mercury or lead - no formaldehyde - no prohibited phthalates.
Note: I’m sure CertiPUR-US does their job well but bear in mind that this group was put together by members of the global foam industry.
Mattress Heights and Layers Three different heights of mattress are available in several different sizes (with this bundle).
1) 10 inch Mattress Sizes: Twin XL, Queen, Split King Layers: - 8 inches of 1.8 lb high density foam as a base - 2 inches of 4.6 lb cool gel memory foam as a topper - 80/20 cotton polyester cover
2) 12 inch Mattress Sizes: Twin XL, Queen, King, Split King Layers: - 7.75 inches extra high density foam as a base - 2 inches 3.5 lb memory foam - 1 inch 4.5 lb superior cool gel technology memory foam - 1.25 inches 3 lb air gel memory foam as a topper - 80/20 cotton polyester cover
3) 14 inch Mattress Sizes: Twin XL, Queen, Split King Layers:
- 9.5 inches extra high density foam as a base - 1.5 inches memory foam - 2 inches 4 lb superior cool gel technology memory foam - 1 inch 3lb air gel memory foam as a topper
The 10 inch mattresses are all "Medium Firm" and this is likely why some (but not all) owners feel the mattress is too firm. The 12 and 14 inch mattresses seem to be a combination of "Medium" and "Medium Plush". If you want to be sure about the comfort level of the mattress we would suggest a quick call or email to the manufacturer or to Sleep Geekz (see below).
If you purchase the bundle on Amazon you will likely be getting the product from Sleep Geekz (if not then don’t worry about this section of the review). According to everything we have read, working with this company is a good thing. You can see information about Sleep Geekz on Amazon – including a customer service phone number.
The company also offers a white glove service which consumers report is fantastic (of course you have to pay for this). The reason you may want this is because the adjustable bed is very heavy. White glove service typically provides delivery of the product inside the house, setup of the base, and removal of all packing materials. Some say Sleep Geekz is in and out of your house in about 45 minutes. For more details about this we would encourage you to contact them.
The company is getting very good reviews for its service (organizing delivery, answering questions, dealing with issues, etc.). Folks are very pleased with Sleep Geekz and that is no small thing – it provides some peace of mind when you are shelling out for an expensive product.
We have also read that if you have at your disposal two able bodied men who are reasonably strong, then you may not need the white glove service.
Additional Prodigy 2.0 Features
- Each adjustable bed has 4 USB ports built into each side
- The weight capacity of the adjustable bed is 850 lbs - The adjustable bed uses a microhook retention system. This keeps mattresses from slipping so you don't have to have a mattress retainer bar (but one is included should you want or need it). - The adjustable bed is covered in black upholstery - The adjustable bed works with adjustable friendly bed frames. - The adjustable bed is compatible with most headboards
Warranty The Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 carries a limited 1-3-25 warranty. This is the same warranty provided with all L&P adjustable beds. What does 1-3-25 mean?
1st year – full warranty 2nd and 3rd years – limited warranty 4th year through to the 25th year – limited warranty
If you want to see the more details about this particular warranty you can view it here (in English, Spanish, French).
Prodigy 2.0 Manual The Prodigy 2.0 Manual is quite good and it is in English, Spanish and French. The manual covers, among other topics, fabric cleaning details, installation, power down operation, remote control operation & programming, troubleshooting, accessories, and warranty. The writing is clear and there are both graphics and pictures. You can view a copy of the manual here: Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Manual
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