iDealBed 4i Custom Adjustable Bed Review

Idealbed 4i Custom Adjustable Bed Review

iDealBed 4i Custom Adjustable Bed Review – Major PROS

We like to start off this iDealBed adjustable bed review with its major positives. Then we discuss the minor positives followed by the major drawbacks. Hope you’ll find this iDealBed 4i Custom review educational and helpful.

The following specs are the important ones that can positively influence your decision on purchasing an iDealBed 4i Custom adjustable base

Leggett and Platt is the Manufacturer of iDealBed 4i Custom

Manufactured by Leggett & Platt

As this consumer correctly points out iDealBed bases are manufactured by Legget and Platt, the ‘Cadillac’ of adjustable beds. The setup guide, the owner’s manual, warranty, support telephone number etc. are all from Leggett & Platt. The only differences are the massively discounted price and the brand name!iDealBed 4i is made in the USA

iDealBed 4i Custom adjustable beds are made in the USA

The iDealBed 4i is designed, engineered and developed in the U.S.A, like all L&P adjustable foundations.

Idealbed 4i 850 lb Lift Capacity

Ultra Quiet Lift Motors with up to 850 lb lift capacity

Adjustable beds that come under the brand name of “Leggett & Platt” market them as “Whisper Quiet”; iDealBed have opted for the term ‘Ultra quiet’. It’s the same motor, so their ‘quietness’ is equally good!

Don’t take our word for it, check out what this buyer has to say.

The 850 lb limit deserves special mention because certain adjustable foundations like this Craftmatic Legacy have lifting capacities as low as 450 pounds. They give you the option of upgrading to 600 pounds at an extra cost, which really sucks. In that sense, the ultra-quiet L&P motors with a 850 lb lifting capacity of the i4 Custom bed deserves praise.iDealBed Smart Wave Massage Feature

Full body massage including ‘wave’ feature

Most adjustable bases come with massage nowadays. But on most models in this price range, the massage is nothing more than an annoying vibration. On such low-quality models, the massage motors located at the bottom of the base are unable to produce a strong enough massage through the mattress. But the iDealBed massage function is as good as that on a high-end model. Massage functions of the iDealBed 4i Custom adjustable base

The massage has 3 speeds (like all L&P models do), wave, pulse, continuous and timer modes. So for example, if you want the massage to turn off exactly after 30 minutes (after you fall asleep), just set the timer for 30 minutes and it’ll automatically turn off without making you worry about staying up to turn the massage off 🙂 BTW, the ‘wave’ feels like a rolling massage that flows up and down from head to foot and vice versa. They call it ‘iDeal Smart Wave Massage’.

IMPORTANT: Don’t expect the iDealBed 4i to compete with your personal masseur. After all, the massage motors have to work through a 8 – 12 inch thick mattress. You’ll see that some people found the massage feature to be amazing while others did not get a strong massage through their 12″ thick memory foam mattresses. This is true not only for this particular adjustable bed, but for any adjustable bed.

It’s just common sense; how can you expect to feel any massage through 12 inches of mattress? Bottom line is that you shouldn’t buy this bed, purely for its massage function, especially if you have a very thick and firm mattress.2-step assembly of 4i custom base

4i Custom comes pre-assembled; no tools required

This 74 year-old man assembled it almost single-handedly. Assembling adjustable beds used to be a full-day job a couple of years ago. But starting about 2016-17, manufacturers started producing these 5-minute-assembly adjustable beds. Several models other than the 4i Custom, like the German-made Hofish, Classic Brands adjustable bed and even the low-profile L&P Raven come pre-assembled. Simply put, the 4i comes with the entire base ‘folded’ in half. You just take it out of the box, ‘unfold’ it, secure the two halves together and screw the legs in. It really is that simple.iDealBed 4i preset and customizable memory positions

3-preset memory positions

Zero Gravity, Anti-Snore, and Flat positions

2-customizable memory positions

More would have been better. Some models have as many as 4 programmable memory positions

 

iDealBed Deal Price

Leggett & Platt Quality for iDealBed Price

Hope we don’t offend iDealBed when we say that. But that’s the bottom line!

The choice is yours…

  1. You can buy the same/ similar bed with the Leggett & Platt brand name for $500 – 1000 extra depending on the size (twin XL, full, queen, king, California split-king etc.).
  2. You can buy the same bed manufactured by Leggett & Platt, yet branded by iDealBed for much less

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iDealBed 4i Custom Reclining Bed – ‘Minor’ Specs

The following specs are NOT all that important. Although the manufacturer may speak ‘big’ of them, they’re found in almost all adjustable beds of modern times. These should NOT influence your purchasing decision.Infinite adjustable positions on the iDealBed 4i Custom Bed

Infinite head and foot adjustable positions

The manufacturer boasts that the head can be raised up to 70° and the feet can be raised up to 45°. Give or take a few degrees, there’s hardly any electric bed that can’t do this nowadays.

iDealBed 4i Custom Remote Controller

Wireless Ergonomic Back-Lit Remote

Tthe manufacturer boasts on the looks and ease of use of their wireless remote controller. But, to be quite honest, this remote ain’t pretty at all. However, I wouldn’t worry about the looks and feel of the remote; it does the job of controlling the bed positions. If it looked modern and fancy, awesome; it doesn’t in this case, and that’s perfectly fine with me.

Fits inside your existing bed

Yes, just remove the slats of your platform bed and place it in the middle of the headboard, footboard and side rails.

4 USB ports

Two on either side, to charge your phone, iPad, iPod etc. etc. in this age of smart devices. Again, most models nowadays come with these; even the entry-level ones.Under bed night light of iDealBed 4i

Under-bed night light

This is also becoming a standard feature since around 2017

Power failure? Worry not!

The 4i Custom bed comes with an emergency battery back-up power box that is powered by two 9-volt batteries. This would make sure that your bed won’t get stuck in an upright position in case of a rare power failure.

Three Cons/Drawbacks of the iDealBed 4i Custom Base

No adjustable bed is perfect, especially when you’re buying it at this low price tag.

NO Pillow Tilting

Here’s an iDealBed adjustable base WITH pillow tilting. We discuss the benefits of pillow tilting in great detail on https://bedroom.solutions/best-adjustable-beds/

NO Wall Hugging

The 4i Custom is not a wall hugger. In other words, when you raise the head of the bed, you’re being moved away from the headboard, taking you away from your nightstand. This makes it a little difficult to reach for something on the nightstand/bed-side table. Reaching back awkwardly can potentially sprain your neck/back. But if you’re young and athletic or you don’t have/use a nightstand, the 4i works perfectly well. Here’s an iDealBed WITH wall hugging.

deck-on-deck adjustable bed design

Not a deck-on-deck design

Premium-grade models like the Leggett and Platt Premier and Reverie 9T come with a deck-on-deck design. Heck… even the iDealBed Designer iD5 (aka Leggett & Platt Designer D-222) has a deck-on-deck design. On such models, the lower deck covers the mechanical parts underneath the foundation. Additionally, it gives those beds a really nice, rich look! This is NOT a deal breaker; we’re just listing it here to make our iDealBed 4i Custom adjustable bed review as comprehensive as possible 😉 Even the Prodigy 2.0 which we worship so much isn’t a deck-on-deck model.

Conclusion on the iDealBed 4i Custom Adjustable Bed

Other than the lack of wall hugging and pillow tilting, the iDealBed 4i Custom adjustable bed is full of positives for its price.

If you’ve read our adjustable bed reviews, you know that we don’t recommend cheap beds for many reasons. However, this is an exception, it’s a USA-made Leggett & Platt for the price of a China-made brand.

If you don’t want to invest on a high-end adjustable bed, grab this with both hands.