Reverie 9T Review with 15 Pros and Cons
The Reverie 9T adjustable bed is a relatively new model from Reverie. As of February, 2018, the Reverie 9T has been able to cement its place in our list of top 10 best adjustable beds.
Top 5 Pros of the Reverie 9T Adjustable Bed
- Aesthetics: this sleek adjustable bed is probably one of the sexiest looking adjustable foundations you would find in 2018.
- It has an overall sleek design
- It has a deck-on-deck design: meaning the upper deck or the moving foundation (the part that raises and lowers) rests on the bottom frame/deck
- The bottom deck has a dark brown wooden-like, high-end furniture appearance
- The upper deck is upholstered in grey cloth with a foam top
- The upper deck is split in to two sections. The sectional upper deck prevents wrinkle formation during bed elevation (see pictures below)
- Lumbar support: there are dozens and dozens of adjustable bases, but only a handful of them have this unique feature known as lumbar support. The lumbar support of the 9T gives additional support for your lumbar area whether you’re lying down flat or sitting upright. It’s optional, you can completely turn it off if and when you don’t want it. This feature makes the Reverie 9T one of the best adjustable beds for back pain. Most of us with back pain will find the extra lumbar support very soothing.
- 3 Pre-set memory positions: nowadays, even entry-level adjustable beds come with factory pre-set memory positions. So it’s no wonder that the high-end Reverie 9T comes with built-in anti-snore, zero-gravity and flat positions.
- 2 Customizable memory positions: in addition to the pre-programmed memory positions, the Reverie 9T comes with two programmable memory positions. In other words, you can programme these positions to your favorite position and then recall it with the press of a single button. For example, if you watch TV or read books from your adjustable bed, you may want to programme your favorite ‘TV watching’ position on your remote. On the other hand, those with restless leg syndrome (RLS) may want to programme their remote to a ‘feet up’ position that will help the blood flow back towards the heart and ease irritability in the legs. With customizable memory positions, you’re in control!
- Wall hugger / wall snuggler: some beds that raise are not wall huggers/snugglers. In other words, when the head-section is raised, your upper body is pushed away from the headboard/wall. It doesn’t ‘hug’ the wall. When that happens, you’re far away from your nightstand. So, if you need to pick something up from the nightstand, you have to reach back awkwardly. That can potentially sprain your neck/back. However, a select few models of adjustable bases happen to hug or snug the wall, even when the head is raised. The 9T is one of them. In other words, while the head section raises, it also glides back towards the wall. That way, you’re never too far from the nightstand. This is a must have feature. Here’s an excellent video comparing a wall-hugger and a non wall-hugger.
- 3D massage: this is one of the best things about the Reverie 9T base. It has two massage motors in the head and foot regions and these motors emit a special type of massage known as “3D”. The 3D massage feature help improve blood supply even more than ‘regular’ massage and really relaxes those tensed muscles at the end of a busy day. There are 10 levels of massage intensity. There is a special kind of massage called ‘wave’. Simply, you feel like a wave of massage goes from head to foot; there are 4 intensity levels to wave massage.
- 850 Lb weight lifting capacity: some adjustable beds can lift only up to 550 or 650 pounds. But, not the 9T. The Reverie 9T can lift up to 850 pounds of weight. However, remember this 850 Lb is the total weight of the person/s + mattress.
- ProGripTM Technology: until about 2016-2017, all adjustable beds came with mattress retaining bars. That’s because when the head-section raises, the mattress can get pushed out from the bottom side. The mattress retainer bars were able to hold the mattress in place without letting it slide through the bottom. However, the problem is that, these retainer bars can interfere with placing the bed sheets, when you’re making the bed. Leggett & Platt recognized this problem and introduced the ‘MicrohookTM Retention System’ in models like the Prodigy 2.0 and S-Cape 2.0. This was something like the self-adhering ‘velcro’ fasteners. The ‘micro hooks’ on the upper deck of the adjustable foundation would ‘stick/fasten’ to the mattress and hold it in place without letting it slip away. This is now getting popular and Reverie has caught up on it as well; they call it ProGripTM, instead of MicroHookTM
- Under-bed lighting: two strips of LED lights placed under the bed can be used as a soothing night-light. Leave it on all night long or turn it on with your remote, when you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night etc.
- Bluetooth: allows you to control your bed via the iOS Reverie app. Unfortunately, there is no Android app at the time of writing this
The Major Cons of the Reverie 9T Adjustable Base
- Price: like we said, this is one of the sleekest and sexiest electric beds in the current market. Just like women, sleek and sexy adjustable beds don’t come cheap. Expect to pay around $3000 for a split king version. That ain’t cheap 🙁
- No Pillow tilting: we’ve emphasized the importance of pillow tilting all along. The extra level of tilting supports your neck beautifully and helps you keep your neck and shoulders sprain-free when you read or work on your laptop for long hours. Unfortunately, the Reverie 9T doesn’t come with the pillow tilting feature. Reverie included pillow tilting on the 8Q, but they didn’t include pillow tilting on the 9T.
- No Android App: the Reverie 9T adjustable bed can be controlled by your Apple smartphone. However, currently, there is only an iOS app; an Android App is not available from Reverie. However, I wouldn’t consider this a deal breaker. The functionalities of the remote controller would be more than enough. However, if you plan to use functions like the Alarm Timer, you won’t be able to do it without an Apple phone/iPad
- No Remote Lock: again, not a deal breaker; nevertheless, a useful feature to have. If you’re careless and accidentally press a button on the remote, the bed can potentially raise or lower. To prevent these ‘accidents’, remote controllers of some beds like the Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 come with a remote lock. Locking the remote will ensure that the bed doesn’t change position even if you accidentally press the wrong button.
Reverie 9T Adjustable Bed Review Video
Below we have embedded several great review videos of the Reverie 9T adjustable bed base.
This Reverie 9T video review is from the manufacturer
Here’s another Reverie 9T review video
More interesting things on the Reverie 9T to follow soon…
Reverie 9T Owner’s Manual
You can download the owner’s manual of the Reverie 9T foundation from this link
Reverie 9T Queen vs 9T King Adjustable Bed
The Reverie 9T queen adjustable bed is 80 inches long and 60 inches wide (80″ x 60″) like most standard queen beds. Any adjustable bed friendly queen-sized mattress will fit this bed. Generally, memory foam and latex mattresses work best with adjustable beds; innerspring mattresses are not recommended for electric beds that are adjustable (raise and lower themselves). The Reverie 9T king size is 80 inches long and 76 inches wide (80″ x 76″) like most standard king size beds.
Reverie 9T Split King
If you’re looking to buy a split king, be informed that there are two models. One is the ‘regular’ split king that is 80″ x 76″. The other is the California split-king which measures 84″ x 72″. Note that the California split-king size is longer than the regular king, however, it’s 4″ narrower. If you consider yourselves ‘tall and skinny’, the California split-king may work best for you.
Where to buy?
- You should definitely try your local mattress store
- You can also buy it online here…
- You can also check the manufacturer for buying options in your area
It’s a real pity that the Reverie 9T doesn’t come with pillow tilting. This is the major deal breaker for me. However, if you would have no use for pillow tilting, grab this with both hands.