Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Adjustable Bed Reviews: 25 PROS and CONS

Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Review

​This Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 review looks at 20 Pros and 5 Cons of the adjustable bed. In addition, we have also provided a Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0 vs Prodigy 2.0 vs Premier Series adjustable ​bed frame comparison at the end of this review. Further, we show you a few buying options and existing Prodigy 2.0 deals. Enjoy, and educate yourself!

Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 Review - Summary Table

​Feature

​Details

Independent Pillow Tilting*

​​Make sure it has separate pillow tilting Buttons on the remote as shown ​Here (6th image from Top)

Programmable Memory Positions on Remote

​2

Programmable Memory Positions on ​Smart App

​2

Preset Memory Positions on Remote

​Anti-snore ​& Flat

​Wall Hugging

​Lumbar Support

Elevation Lift

Furniture-Style Decking

Dual, ​Full Body Massage

​Wave & Pulse Massage

​Massage Timer

Manufacturer rating**

Made in USA

Sleep Timer

​Gentle wake-up Alarm

Microhook Mattress Retention

Mattress Retention Bar

USB Ports

8

‘Whisper’ quiet motors

lifting capacity (including Mattress)

850 Lbs

Under-bed Night Lamp

Height-adjustable Legs

Smart Bed/ Smart Apps

Remote Lock - Safety Feature

​Price

​Moderate

​Overall ​Rating

​Here's an Adjustable Bed that's even better than the prodigy 2.0

5.0
sven and son adjustable bed review

​Sven & Son Platinum

​The ​Sven & Son Platinum adjustable bed has ALL of the following ​essential features ​and more. ​It has more features than the Prodigy 2.0 for ~$1​500 ​less (for a split-king size)

  • ​Independent Pillow Tilt
  • ​Independent Lumbar Support
  • ​​Dual Massage with Pulse, Wave or Full Body
  • ​4 Memory Positions
  • ​Platform Bed Compatibility with Zero-Clearance Design
  • ​Wall Hugging (Sven & Son calls it Headboard Hugging)
  • ​The Prodigy 2.0 doesn't have above 2nd and 5th features

* ​A note on independent pillow tilting

When pillow tilting was first introduced ​back in 2016/17, it wasn't independent. In other words, there was NO separate button on the remote to activate pillow tilting. You simply keep pressing the 'head tilt' button and when the head tilt is maximally flexed, pillow tilting kicks in. This is because there were only 2 motors and 2 corresponding buttons on the remote; one for the foot tilt and one for the head tilt. 

As time went by, both manufacturers and consumers realized ​the importance and extra convenience of ​'independent' pillow tilting. They added a 3rd motor and a 3rd remote button to give rise to independent pillow tilting. Thanks to this newly found 'independence', now you can activate pillow tilting even when the bed is not fully raised. ​

** A note on manufacturer rating

Leggett & Platt is one of the, if not the leading manufacturer of adjustable bed frames. Even the adjustable bases on Sleep Number beds (such as Sleep Number FlexFit 3, that cost as much as $10,000) are manufactured by Leggett and Platt. If you ​go through the manual of above Sleep Number bases, you'll notice ​that the warranty for the Sleep Number adjustable bases is through Leggett & Platt. Now that you know this, you can have absolute confidence in purchasing a Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed.

20 PROS of the Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0

The Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 has the following great features.

  1. Pillow tilting – this is a 3rd level of tilting in addition to ‘head’ and ‘foot’ tilting that exist on all adjustable beds
  2. Wall hugging – lets you stay close to the nightstand when the head is raised
  3. FOUR programmable memory positions – set these to lounge, zero-gravity, TV watching, book-reading, feet up or even a weird **x position etc. etc.
  4. TWO factory preset positions (flat and anti-snore positions)
  5. Microhook mattress retention system – eliminates annoying mattress retainer bars
  6. Dual motor, full body, 3-speed therapeutic massage – also has wave massage mode
  7. EIGHT USB ports – you’ll probably never use all eight 🙂
  8. Capacitive touch remote – nice looking, solid-feeling, illuminated/backlit wireless remote
  9. Smart bed – smartphone app controllable via Bluetooth – the remote doesn’t have room for all the features of the Prodigy 2.0. The app takes care of those (e.g sleep timer, alarm clock, additional memory positions etc.)
  10. Safety features – ‘lock’ available on remote to prevent accidental bed movements
  11. Sleep timer
  12. Wake up alarm ‘clock’
  13. Anti-snore button
  14. Under-bed nightlight
  15. ‘Whisper’ quiet motors – have a 850 pound lifting capacity (including mattress)
  16. Legs – 6 – 8 inch adjustable height metal legs
  17. Leggett & Platt – it’s from a top quality manufacturer of adjustable beds
  18. Made in USA – it’s designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA
  19. Not ultra-expensive – it’s a LOT CHEAPER than most adjustable beds you’ll find in your local mattress store. Many models you’ll find locally would be >$4000 for a split king
  20. Available with 10 – 14″ Cool Gel mattressOn this page…

5 CONS of the Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0

The L&P Prodigy 2.0 would have been even better if not for the following. This is the short version of the cons; scroll down for the detailed version.

      1. Aint’ Cheap – sure it’s cheaper than most adjustable bases you’d find in your local store. But it’s more expensive than some decent models you’d find online
      2. No Lumbar Support – the basic Prodigy 2.0 doesn’t have lumbar support. But the Prodigy 2.0 Elite Comfort does have lumbar support.
      3. No Elevation Lift – again, not an essential feature. You only need it if you have night time acid reflux. Elevation Lift of this model allows you to elevate your body higher than the rest of the body and sleep without heartburn.
      4. Can’t use as a standalone bed – well… you can, but it won’t look nice because you could see all the gadgets underneath. However, if you place it inside a panel bed with headboard, foot board and side-rails, all those mechanical parts will be covered. Adjustable beds that you can use as a standalone bed generally have a deck-on-deck/furniture style. This model is an excellent example for a furniture-style adjustable bed that can be used as a standalone bed without an additional bed frame
      5. No speakers – you’re probably like WTH !!? Well of course not having built-in speakers isn’t a con; but since there are other beds with built-in speakers, we thought we’ll just include it as a con… but it really isn’t

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

FeatureS-Cape 2.0 Prodigy 2.0Premier Series
 Leggett and Platt S-Cape 2.0Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 Important: read customer reviews on this pageLeggett & Platt Premier Series Adjustable BedLeggett & Platt PREMIER
1. Pillow Tilting

Most adjustable beds have only two types of adjustments. They are:

    1. Head Tilting
  1. Foot Tilting

But the Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed comes with 3 levels of adjustments. They are:

      1. Head Tilting
      1. Foot Tilting
    1. Pillow Tilting – an additional head adjustment that supports the head and neck during reading books, watching TV, working on the laptop etc.

Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 ReviewIn addition to the Prodigy 2.0, the Premier series adjustable foundation also comes with “pillow tilting”. Pillow tilting is especially useful when reading books, watching TV, having breakfast, checking email on the laptop etc. in the ‘sit-up’ position. You can adjust the pillow tilt so that your head and neck are properly supported by the adjustable base.

Other adjustable foundations with Pillow Tilting:

Out of all the differences between the Prodigy 2.0 and the S-Cape 2.0, “Pillow Tilting” is the most critical! Pillow tilting alone is enough for us to recommend the Prodigy 2.0 over the S-Cape 2.0. The S-Cape, Reverie 9T, the popular Classic Brands adjustable bed, some Sleep Number beds and many other adjustable beds ‘only’ have head tilting and foot tilting. However, this should not worry you too much because until ~2015, all adjustable beds only had these two levels of tilting! We want to emphasize that pillow tilting is NOT an absolute must. Tens of thousands of Americans that have bought adjustable beds in the past were perfectly happy without pillow tilting! Even this EXTREMELY popular adjustable bed frame doesn’t have pillow tilting.

We recommend that you go for an adjustable base with Pillow Tilting:

    • If you will be using your adjustable bed for reading books, watching TV and working on the laptop on a daily basis
  • OR if you already have text neck or general neck pains/sprains

On the other hand, it doesn’t hurt to go for one without Pillow Tilting:

    • If you won’t be excessively using your adjustable bed for reading books, watching TV and working on the laptop
  • OR if you have strong neck muscles and you’re used to staring at your smartphone/iPad without any clinical symptoms whatsoever

If someone asks us to pick the single most biggest thing about the all new 2016 Prodigy 2.0, we’d say it’s “Pillow Tilting”!

2. Programmable Memory Positions The S-Cape 2.0 has 2 programmable memory positionsThe Prodigy 2.0 has 4 programmable memory positionsThe Premier series has 7 programmable memory positions
What’s the BIG deal about programmable memory positions?

Adjustable beds are all about varying positions! You wanted a break from the monotony of sleeping in the same position; that’s why you bought an adjustable bed, correct?

Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Adjustable Positions

Basically, there are two types of memory positions stored on your remote controller.

  1. Factory preset memory positions – these are already preset by the manufacturer. These positions may or may not be YOUR favorite positions. On some models, these can be overwritten; on others, …… you can’t!
  2. Programmable memory positions – these can be personalized and manually set by YOU depending on YOUR favorite positions

Programmable memory positions on the Prodigy 2.0 Remote ControllerSimply put, we prefer programmable memory positions over factory preset memory positions. Assume that a particular model has 4 factory preset positions for (A) TV watching (45 degree incline), (B) book reading (60 degree incline), (C) zero gravity/lounge position, and (D) flat position for sleeping. Let’s say someone has heartburn and his ideal sleeping position should be a 5 degree incline. Now, because there isn’t a programmed memory position for 5 degrees, he’ll have to first bring it down to the ‘flat position’ and then manually raise it 5 degrees every night! As for the 45 degree and 50 degree positions, they may not be the ideal TV watching and book reading positions for everybody. Based on the various heights, weights, preferred postures and medical conditions, people may want these set at slightly different angles. If you had the option of customizing the memory positions, you could set each of those favorite positions to YOUR PERSONAL favorite positions. If you only had the option of factory preset positions, either you have to be content with what the manufacturer assumed your favorite positions were OR you’ll have to adjust the bed to your favorite positions manually every time you wanted to change the position. This won’t be fun because it’ll be pressing down, down, down, ooh that’s a little too low; then up, up, oh now it’s a little too high, down again… you get the idea. It can be frustrating to set the position manually every time, rather than pressing a single button to recall that personalized position stored on your remote. We have gone to great detail about why programmable memory positions are preferred over factory preset memory positions on our Prodigy 2.0 vs S-Cape vs Premier Series comparison. Please refer to it if you’d like more details on this! In summary, the more programmable memory positions an adjustable foundation has, the better. Thus, if model X has 4 factory preset positions and model Y has 4 programmable memory positions, model Y wins the battle hands-down! With that in mind, the 4 programmable memory positions on the Prodigy 2.0 compared to the 2 on the S-Cape make the Prodigy 2.0 the clear winner on this comparison. Update late 2017: Nowadays, it is not uncommon to see customizable memory positions even on entry-level adjustable beds like the Hofish Adjustable Bed Base

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3. MicroHook retention system

Adjustable bed with 4 mattress retaining bars

Mattress retainer bars are unheard of on regular beds. Did you realize that the mattress could slide down when the head is raised on an adjustable bed? Yes it could! This is where the mattress retainer bar comes in. It holds the mattress in place and makes sure that it doesn’t slide down every time you raise the head to read a book or watch TV. However, unfortunately it gets in the way when you make the bed in the morning or place a bed skirt. In fact, if you decide to dress your adjustable bed with a bed skirt, you’ll need to drill two holes on the skirt and work the retainer through those holes. This can be a real hassle.

The Prodigy 2.0 overcomes this problem with a technology known as the ‘MicroHook retention system’. This new system prevents the need to have a retainer bar. Just raise the head (or feet) as much as you want; the mattress won’t slide a single inch, despite the lack of a retainer bar.

Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0 also comes with the MicroHook retention system.

Legget and Platt S-Cape 2.0 microhook retention
The two whitish horizontal stripes you see on the foundation indicate the microhook retention system
4. EIGHT USB PortsProdigy 2.0 USB HubThe Prodigy 2.0 has 4 USB ports on either side of the adjustable foundation. That’s a LOT!! An iPad, a smartphone, Bluetooth headphones…. you name it! Let your imagination run riot!
5. Wall HuggingWall hugger vs non-wall hugger comparisonOn certain popular, yet 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 can potentially hurt/sprain your neck/back. However, the Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0, Prodigy 2.0 and the Premier series are equipped with this feature known as ‘wall hugging’. It does exactly 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…) Check out our Reverie 8Q vs Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed comparison and you’ll see that even those beds that are considered wall huggers aren’t always good wall huggers. Check out the image on the above page and you’ll understand the difference!
6. Built-in MassageAfter a long day at the office, come home to your personal Prodigy 2.0 masseur.
    • Dual, full-body massage: upper and lower therapeutic body massage
  • Wave action: to relax those tired muscles from head to foot.Adjustable bed massage
7. Sleep TimerUnlike the S-Cape, the Prodigy 2.0 comes with a sleep timer. The bed will automatically lower in to the ‘sleeping position’ from reading/TV positions, after a programmed, set time.
8. AlarmProdigy 2.0 alarm on iPhoneThe Prodigy 2.0 has a built-in vibrating alarm. The bed will vibrate or the remote will beep. In case of split king models, this vibration won’t disturb your partner; how convenient is that!
9. Snore controlLegget and Platt Prodigy 2.0 capacitive remote controller - snore button Pillow tilting on Android AppThe Prodigy 2.0 comes with a factory preset anti-snore memory position to counter snoring. On the S-Cape however, you’ll need to program one of those customizable positions to the anti-snore position.
10. Under-bed lightingLeggett and Platt under bed lightingSome people wake-up multiple times every night to go to the bathroom. Some wake-up in the middle of the night for various or no reason! When you wake up at night, you’ll need some light to show you the way to the bathroom. This light can come from a ceiling lamp, wall lamp or a table lamp. All three of these options can potentially wake your better half up who is currently fast-asleep alongside you. Under-bed lighting is ideal in this sense because it lights up the bedroom just enough that you can find your slippers and the path to the bathroom; yet it’s not strong enough to wake your spouse2.0  up.

These are the Drawbacks of the Prodigy Adjustable Base

FeatureS-Cape 2.0 Prodigy 2.0Premier Series
 Leggett and Platt S-Cape 2.0Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bedProdigy 2.0Leggett & Platt Premier Series Adjustable Bed Premier Series
1. PriceA queen-size S-Cape 2.0 can be bought for ~$1050 to $1200 (without the mattress)A queen-size Prodigy 2.0 costs ~$1600A queen-size Premier series bed without mattress typically costs ~$2800
The Prodigy 2.0 is ~$1000 cheaper than the Premier series adjustable base. However, we have listed the price of the Prodigy as a ‘con’ because it’s ~$500 more expensive than the S-Cape adjustable foundation. 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.
2. Pulse action on massageAll 3 models have:
    • Dual, full-body massage: upper and lower therapeutic body massage
  • Wave action: to relax those tired muscles from head to foot

However, only the Premier series beds have pulse action. “Is the lack of pulse action on the Prodigy a big deal?” You ask! “Not at all; wave action is plenty. Remember, if you want the pulse action, you’ll need to pay ~$1000 more to buy a Premier adjustable bed!”

NO Pulse actionIn addition to “Wave action”, the Premier series also has something called the “Pulse Action” massage. Leggett & Platt Premier series massage functions on remote
3. LP Sense™This is a safety feature that is available only on model P-232 (Premier Series). If any of the pinch points are obstructed, LP Sense technology senses that and stops bed operation to make sure that no human, pet or object gets caught in the bed base. The Prodigy 2.0 does not have this luxury spec!
4. LP Connect™Yet another fancy feature exclusive to the Premier Series. Control room lighting, air flow, TV; all from the touchscreen tablet remote. This bedroom scene setting feature is carried out using LP Connect™. The Prodigy 2.0 does not have this luxury spec either!
5. Bluetooth speakers None of these 3 have built-in Bluetooth speakers. This model has excellent built-in speakers. But, do you really want built-in speakers on your bed?

The Verdict

    1. Leggett & Platt Premier Series: The most sophisticated adjustable bed of the lot. It has anything and everything; all the bells and whistles you can ever imagine on an adjustable bed. However, all these features come at around ~$1000 more than the Prodigy 2.0. One could also argue whether all these features are actually necessary for a bed or not (e.g. 7 adjustable positions, under bed lighting, tablet remote controller, pulse massage, LP Connect with bedroom scenes; do you really need ’em?)
    1. Leggett & Platt S-Cape: The most economical of the lot. Not as sophisticated as Prodigy 2.0 or Premier Series beds; however, it’s MORE THAN just an entry level adjustable bed. It’s priced ~$500 less than the Prodigy 2.0 and ~$1500 less than the Premier Series. If you do decide to go with the S-Cape, the only SIGNIFICANT feature you’re going to miss is “Pillow Tilting”. Don’t worry about the other ‘fancy’ features on the Prodigy and Premier foundations; you can happily live forever without them!
  1. Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0: The 2016 Prodigy 2.0 is more feature-rich than the S-Cape; yet doesn’t carry the ‘non-essential’ bells and whistles of the premier series or its expensive price tag. Considering the relatively ‘feature richness’ and ‘reasonable price tag’, the Prodigy 2.0 hits the sweet spot for the majority of adjustable bed shoppers of 2016.

14 COMMENTS

  1. @ Carol,
    Hi, no I’m afraid it does not. iDealBed 4i comes in Split Queen. The only major difference between the Prodigy 2.0 and the iDealbed 4i custom is the lack of pillow tilting on the latter! As you’ll discover from our iDealBed 4i review, it’s an excellent option built by Leggett & Platt, but coming under a different brand name for a cheaper price.

    However, for reasons I explain here, I don’t recommend the split-queen size. If you really must purchase the split-queen, please go through my reasoning and make sure you understand the ‘implications’ before you purchase!

    Let me know if you have any other questions!
    Belinda

  2. Hi Kathy,

    Thanks for the great question. A lot of people are embracing the ‘split’ concept because of the ‘independence’ it gives the partners. But if you already have a great mattress, you can justify throwing away a $1000 mattress in exchange for a split-king version. Fortunately, there are many non-split king-sized adjustable bases. On our list of Top 7 high-end adjustable bases, you’ll notice that #3 and #4 ranked Sven and Son and the Leggett & Platt Williamsburg Plus bases come with non-split king-size beds. On out list of Top 5 Budget-friendly adjustable frames, #2 (iDealBed 4i Custom) and #4 (Lucid L300) adjustable bed frames come as non-split king beds.

    Hope that helps and good luck with your search. Please do let us know which one you end up buying.
    Belinda

  3. I have a wonderful Amerisleep king size mattress and would like an adjustable base. Since it’s king, I want a king base thats NOT split. Does anyone make that. Or at least a remote that controls both sides of the bed at the same time?

    Thanks,
    Kathy

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