Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 vs S-Cape vs Premier Series Comparison

Feature S-Cape Prodigy 2.0 Premier Series
DynastyMattress S-Cape Adjustable Beds Set Sleep SystemLeggett & Platt S-Cape Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed

Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0

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Leggett & Platt Premier Series Adjustable BedLeggett & Platt PREMIER

TOP 5 Critical Differences

1. Adjustability
  1. Head Tilting
  2. Foot Tilting

Adjustable bed with head tilt and foot tilt

The S-Cape ‘only’ has head tilting and foot tilting. However, this should not worry you too much because until ~2014, all adjustable beds only had these two levels of tilting!

    1. Head Tilting
    2. Foot Tilting
    3. Pillow Tilting – an additional adjustment facilitating even better positioning of head/neck, especially when reading, working on the laptop, watching TV etc.

Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Pillow TiltBoth the Prodigy 2.0 and Premier series adjustable beds have an additional levels of tilting known as pillow tilting. This allows for further tilting of the head/neck when reading, working on a laptop, watching TV, sitting up to have breakfast-on-bed etc.

Other than Leggett & Platt, Serta motion custom adjustable bed as well as Reverie 8Q also come with pillow tilting.

For decades, adjustable beds only had (1) head tilting and (2) foot tilting. Just a few years back, a third level of tilting in the form of pillow tilting was introduced to adjustable beds. This third level of tilting helps you bring the head further forward for even better comfort when reading, watching TV, working on the laptop etc. However, this is not an absolute must. Tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of adjustable bed users are perfectly happy with head tilting and foot tilting alone. However, if you suffer from neck pains/sprains every now and again, you may find the luxury of pillow tilting highly useful.

That’s a win for the Prodigy 2.0 and the Premier series, over the Leggett & Platt S-Cape!

Prodigy 2.0 Pillow tilting adjustment positions

 2. Programmability The S-Cape has 2 programmable positions This Prodigy 2.o has 4 programmable positions The Premier series has 7 programmable positions
What’s the difference between factory preset positions and programmable memory positions?

The whole idea behind buying an adjustable bed is to be able to change the bed to adopt various positions at your command! Typically, an adjustable bed could be adjusted to assume the following positions:

  1. Flat position – for sleeping
  2. Head raised (Sitting-up position) – for reading books, watching TV, working on your laptops, playing video games etc. (for some people all these positions may be the same; for others, they may be slightly different to one another: e.g. TV watching position may be slightly leaned back compared to the book reading position or vice versa. On the latest ‘pillow tilt’, you’re likely to have two different inclinations for reading and watching TV.
  3. Feet raised – relaxing position
  4. Lounging/zero-gravity position – both head and legs raised (relaxing position)
  5. In-between positions – for example, in the feet raised position, you may have 2-3 preferences. Certain times, you may only want to lift your feet 15 degrees; at other times, you may want to raise your feet 30 degrees.

S-Cape-remote memory positionsAdjustable beds come with 2-4 factory preset positions. In other words, these positions are pre-programmed on to the remote controller. For example, when you want to return to a flat position from a reading position, you don’t have to continuously press the ‘head down’ until the bed becomes flat; instead you could press the ‘flat’ button once and the ‘head’ section will be automatically lowered until the bed becomes flat. Such pre-programmed positions are known as ‘factory preset’ positions. Factory preset position for ‘flat bed’ works fine. But a factory preset position for ‘watching TV’ doesn’t work that great. That’s because we have different heights, different preferences on how much we want to lean back etc. etc. In that sense, factory preset positions have limited value.

What’s really useful are the programmable positions. For Amanda, the most preferred TV watching position may be a head inclination at 30 degrees. But for Melinda, the ideal position may be 60 degrees while for Belinda it may be 42 degrees. Now, this is where programmability becomes important. A factory pre-set TV watching position could not cater for Amanda, Belinda and Melinda!

In short, the more programmable positions, the merrier. However, we feel that the 7 positions on the Premier series is a bit of an overkill and the 4 positions on the Prodigy 2.0 would hit the sweet spot for most adjustable bed shoppers. Again, the Premier series comes out victorious, however, it would be unfair to call the Prodigy 2.0 a loser. In conclusion, let’s call this a tie in our Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 vs Premier series comparison.

 3. Factory pre-set positions The S-Cape has 2 pre-set positions

The pre-set positions on the S-Cape are REALLY pre-set, unlike in the case of the Prodigy 2.0 and the Premier series.

The Prodigy 2.0 has 2 pre-set positions The Premier series has 4 pre-set positions
Note that these “pre-set” positions are actually customizable. If you don’t like the factory pre-set positions, simply overwrite/reprogram them to something you like better
4. Price A queen-size S-Cape can be bought for ~$1200 to $1400 (without the mattress) A queen-size Prodigy 2.0 can be bought for ~$1850 (without the mattress) A queen-size Premier series bed without mattress typically costs ~$2800
Even though the Premier series comes with a lot of built in features, you need to understand that they come at a cost. Would you rather save $1000 and buy yourself something you’ve craved a for long time OR would you rather invest that money on a Premier series? Recall that the premier series is not too different from the Prodigy 2.0 anymore.
5. MicroHook retention system No, traditional retainer bar prevents the mattress from slipping down the bed Yes, eliminates the need to have bulky mattress retainer bars! No, traditional retainer bar prevents the mattress from slipping down the bed

Adjustable bed with 4 mattress retaining bars

You need a way to make sure that the mattress doesn’t slide off the bottom of the adjustable bed when the head section is raised. Traditionally, this was achieved by using mattress retainer bars. You can find them as a single retainer bar at the foot of the bed or on the four corners as illustrated on the image on the right. They do a great job at what they’re supposed to do; however, they can get in the way when you’re making your bed. This can be annoying!

MicroHook retention system gets rid of the retaining bars and the annoyance that come with it. This technology gets rid of the annoying metal retaining bar; yet, ensures that the mattress would not slip off the bed no matter how much you raise your head.

Update: Retainer bars seems to be better than MicroHook system. The mattress is NOT 100% stationary with the MicroHooks. It can move a tad bit in spite of the hooks. This customer also has had the same experience. In contrast, with the retainer bars, the mattress cannot move at all.

Conclusion: The Premier series is the most sophisticated adjustable bed from Leggett & Platt with the highest number of ‘luxury’ features. However, some of those features (e.g. 7 programmable positions) are not really necessary for most people. In short, the Premier Series is great, but does it have that extra “oomph” to justify the extra $1000?

This is where the Prodigy 2.0 becomes the sweet spot for most adjustable bed users/shoppers. The Prodigy 2.0 is more feature-rich compared to the S-Cape; yet doesn’t carry the ‘non-essential’ bells and whistles of the premier series or its price tag. This is why most people consider the Prodigy 2.0 to be the winner when it comes to available adjustable beds in the 2016 marketplace.

TOP 10 Minor Differences

Feature S-Cape Prodigy 2.0 Premier Series
DynastyMattress S-Cape Adjustable Beds Set Sleep SystemLeggett & Platt S-Cape Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed

Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0

Leggett & Platt Premier Series Adjustable BedLeggett & Platt PREMIER
1. USB ports None 4 USB ports on either side of the adjustable foundation 1 USB port on either side of the base
2. Smartphone controllable Nope Yes, using free Android and iOS apps
3. Remote controller Wireless, Illuminated Industry-first capacitive-touch remote 7″ touchscreen tablet remote
4. Built-in massage All 3 models have the following;

  • Dual, full-body massage: upper and lower therapeutic body massage
  • Wave action: to relax those tired muscles from head to foot.
NO Pulse action In addition to “Wave action”, the Premier series also has something called the “Pulse Action” massage. Leggett & Platt Premier series massage functions on remote
5. Sleep timer No Yes, the bed will automatically lower in to the ‘sleeping position’ from reading/TV positions, after a programmed, set time.
6. Alarm No Yes, the bed will vibrate or the remote will beep. In case of split king models, this vibration won’t disturb your partner
7. Snore control Yes, by setting a programmable position to an anti-snore angle Yes Yes
8. Under-bed lighting No  Yes Yes
9. LP Sense™ This is a safety feature that is available only on the Model P-232. This technology can ‘sense’ human or pet presence and stops bed operation if pinch points between the platform and base are obstructed
10. LP Connect™ Another feature found only on this model. Control room lighting, air flow, sounds from the touchscreen tablet remote. Bedroom scene setting feature is carried out using LP Connect™

10 Similarities

1. Wall hugging All 3 of them have wall hugging.

On certain basic models of adjustable beds, when the head is raised, the entire top half of the bed slides forward. This is great, however, when this happens, you suddenly find yourself way in front of your nightstand. This is NOT a good thing because what this means is that it’ll be extremely difficult to reach back if you ever wanted to reach for something on the nightstand like the TV remote controller, your reading glasses, or that cup of tea! Reaching back at this strange angle may well result in you getting a sprained neck/back.

However, the Leggett & Platt S-Cape, Prodigy 2.0 and the Premier series are equipped with this feature known as ‘wall hugging. It does exact what it says it does; it makes sure that the headboard HUGS the wall and doesn’t leave it however much you raise your head! Instead of the headboard sliding forwards, now, the bottom half slides back towards the head. How cool is that?! Thanks to wall hugging technology, you have the luxury of staying right by the side of the nightstand regardless of the position you’re enjoying on your adjustable bed (no we’re not referring to missionary position etc…)

2. Lift capacity All 3 of them can withstand weights of up to 700 pounds
3. One-touch flat button Yes, all 3 Leggett & Platt adjustable bases come with a pre-programmed one-touch flat button so that you don’t have to press ‘head down’ and ‘legs down’ continuously every time you want to change from ‘TV watching’ to ‘sleeping’!
4. Free fall Yes. Head and foot sections of these adjustable beds can be lowered even if/when there is a power failure. This is a real nice handy feature considering that you don’t want to be stuck in ‘TV watching’ position until next morning, when the power finally comes back up after the dreaded storm!
5. Available with or without mattress
If you already own high-quality mattresses compatible with adjustable beds, you’re welcome to use them. However, if your mattresses are wearing out and it’s time for a replacement, buying an adjustable bed + mattress combo gives the best savings. Generally, you’ll have to spend $500 upwards on a decent queen-size mattress. But, as you can see below, when you buy a bed and mattress combo, you’re saving a lot. The downside of buying an adjustable bed and mattress combo is that you don’t get to pick and choose your mattress brand; you just have to go with whatever that’s available. However, note that the ones we have recommended below happen to be combos with high-quality mattresses.
6. Quiet motors Yes WhisperQuiet WhisperQuiet
7. Speakers No. None of the 3 have built-in speakers. However, here’s one with excellent built-in speakers
8. Headboard brackets Included with all 3 models
9. Available sizes All 3 are available in the following common sizes:

  • Twin, Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • Split King
 10. UL listed Yes

1 COMMENT

  1. Wow, a great Leggett and Platt Prodigy review. Took me hours to read and understand the various features on different adjustable bed brands. Can you please tell me the difference between free fall and flat positions please?

    Emma, Austin

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