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 foundaotion comparison. Further, we show you a few buying options and existing Prodigy 2.0 deals. Enjoy, and educate yourself!
Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Review – Pros and Cons
This Prodigy 2.0 review is organized under the following sub-topics. Feel free to click any one of them, depending on where you want to go.
- 20 Pros of the Prodigy 2.0 (SHORT Version); LONG Version Here…
- 5 Cons of the Prodigy 2.0 (SHORT Version); LONG Version Here…
- S-Cape vs Prodigy 2.0 vs Premier Series Comparison
- The Verdict
The Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 has the following great features.
- Pillow tilting – this is a 3rd level of tilting in addition to ‘head’ and ‘foot’ tilting that exist on all adjustable beds
- Wall hugging – lets you stay close to the nightstand when the head is raised
- SIX one-touch memory positions
- FOUR programmable memory positions – set these to lounge, zero-gravity, TV watching, book-reading, feet up or even a weird **x position etc. etc.
- TWO factory preset positions (flat and anti-snore positions)
- Microhook mattress retention system – eliminates annoying mattress retainer bars
- Dual motor, full body, 3-speed therapeutic massage – also has wave massage mode
- EIGHT USB ports – you’ll probably never use all eight 🙂
- Capacitive touch remote – nice looking, solid-feeling, illuminated/backlit wireless remote
- 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.)
- Safety features – ‘lock’ available on remote to prevent accidental bed movements
- Sleep timer
- Wake up alarm ‘clock’
- Anti-snore button
- Under-bed nightlight
- ‘Whisper’ quiet motors – have a 850 pound lifting capacity (including mattress)
- Legs – 6 – 8 inch adjustable height metal legs
- Leggett & Platt – it’s from a top quality manufacturer of adjustable beds
- Made in USA – it’s designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA
- 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
- Available with 10 – 14″ Cool Gel mattress – On this page…
- Available with 25 YEAR Warranty – On this page…
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.
- 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
- 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
- No LP SenseTM
- LP ConnectTM – these two are high-end safety features of the P-232 adjustable base
- No lumbar support – not an essential feature, but doesn’t hurt to have. Here’s a high-quality adjustable bed with good lumbar support
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Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 vs S-Cape 2.0 vs Premier Series Comparison
Feature S-Cape 2.0
Prodigy 2.0 Premier Series Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0
Important: read customer reviews on this page
Leggett & Platt PREMIER 1. Pillow Tilting
Most adjustable beds have only two types of adjustments. They are:
- Head Tilting
- Foot Tilting
But the Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed comes with 3 levels of adjustments. They are:
- Head Tilting
- Foot Tilting
- Pillow Tilting – an additional head adjustment that supports the head and neck during reading books, watching TV, working on the laptop etc.
In 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 positions The Prodigy 2.0 has 4 programmable memory positions The 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?
Basically, there are two types of memory positions stored on your remote controller.
- 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!
- Programmable memory positions – these can be personalized and manually set by YOU depending on YOUR favorite positions
Simply 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
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.
4. EIGHT USB Ports The 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 Hugging On 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 Massage After 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
7. Sleep Timer Unlike 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. Alarm The 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 control The 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 lighting Some 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. Feature S-Cape 2.0
Prodigy 2.0 Premier Series Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0 Prodigy 2.0 1. Price A queen-size S-Cape 2.0 can be bought for ~$1050 to $1200 (without the mattress) A queen-size Prodigy 2.0 costs ~$1600 A 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 massage All 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 action In addition to “Wave action”, the Premier series also has something called the “Pulse Action” massage. 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?
- 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?)
- 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!
- 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.