Pros: Cheaper then sleep number brand. Hidden motor. Wired wall mountable remotes.
Cheaper then sleep number brand. Hidden motor. Wired wall mountable remotes.
Cons: Air matresses eventually leaks and creates waterbed/hammack effect. Went out of business in 2005.
Air matresses eventually leaks and creates waterbed/hammack effect. Went out of business in 2005.
I only read one review that was correct and seemed unbiased, so to speak. It worked well the first two years. You have to find the sweet spot and the remote does have a memmory button but that is lost with a power failure, so the number system is better for that extremely rare ocasion. I had one air bed replaced under warranty. It has since gone bad again (at the seams). I tried vinyl cement which lasted only a few weeks. After the first few years I replaced the regular foam with more memmory foam. So I have 4" instead of the 1". I can only sleep on one side of the bed now becuase the loss of air on the other side creates the waterbed/hammack effect overnight. The sleep number brand air beds seemed to support better when soft (different air chamber design) but they are even more expensive and have the same failure issues (and i've read theirs has mold issues in humid climates). I have been debating replacing the air mattress with a Temperpedic system but they are about $4,000 now. I may try the Costco version intead becuase it's $400. Quite the price difference! I have been trying to contact Nautilus for a matress replacement, but they went out of business in 2005. Some other brands are: http://www.Comfortairdirect.com and http://www.sommaair.com which claims to have many seperate individual air chambers ...which seams to be better two then the previously mentioned two, if you review their product on their websites.
Pro: Pump is hidden inside the bed and unlike the sleep number brand, the remotes can be attached to each nighstand for easy reach (velcro and caddy) and they don't get lost (wired). Being able to have two firmness levels for two people on one bed is great. Washable matress top and you can change between silk and wool if you didn't realize that you can opt out of buying a second one.
Con: Allthough cheaper then the sleep number brand, it's still quite expensive. They include a second pillowtop in the kit without asking. I would have rather saved the $200 without it as I found out after the purchase, I could have aske to receive only one. With both air bed systems you loose at least 8" of bed width as the sides have a 4" of foam rail to support the air matresses which you can't sleep on (too uncomfortable). So a king size actually feels like a Queen (and so on). You also can get to close to the center or sleep on the center as therr is no support. The sleep Number version has the same problems. If you do a search there are other company's that seam to have better products. One claims to be the original trend setter and the other claims to have individual air chamber coils.