Nectar Adjustable Base Review
Our complete review the Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame with built-in massager
We’ve already posted numerous reviews and comparisons of the Nectar bed in a box mattress, but in this post we are dissecting the company’s adjustable bed frame. Yes, it’s affordable, but what else does the Nectar Adjustable Base have to offer? Find out in this review!
- Free Shipping & Returns
- 50 Night Trial Period
- 3-Year Warranty
- Wireless Remote
- Built-In Massager
Anyone that owns the Nectar mattress
Individuals that read or watch TV before bed
People that have aches and pains (3-zone massager built-in)
Couples (available in a split king so you can independently control each side)
Anyone that hates cords (includes a wireless remote and USB ports on the side)
People that own a king or California king size mattress (right now, the frame is not available in those sizes)
Individuals that must have a headboard with their bed frame
Buying The Nectar Adjustable Base
While Nectar is most recognized for their affordable memory foam mattress, they also offer other accessories, including this adjustable bed frame so that you can reach ultimate comfort with a wider range options while you sleep.
Your adjustable bed frame will show up in a large cardboard box that’s about 6′ x 4′ x 8″ which means it’s small enough to be shipped via major carriers such as FedEx and UPS (though it doesn’t always get delivered by these carriers). Total delivery time is about five business days. You can see the delivery details on Nectar’s website.
From the day that the bed frame is delivered, you’ll have a 50-night in-home trial to test out and see if you like it. If you do, keep the bed and it will be covered under a 3-year warranty which includes the electronics, electrical components, motors, and more.
If you don’t like the bed frame, Nectar offers free returns and shipping within the trial period. Just contact the company, and they’ll either arrange for a pick up or help you to donate it to a local charity. You should receive your refund within the week.
Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame Details
The Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame set up was moderately simple and pretty self-explanatory. But you’re going to need two people for this one, so make sure to call over a buddy. It took us about 30 minutes to set it up, and then a couple minutes to figure out the motor clamp. You’re probably more competent than us, and could do it in 25 minutes. It was really nice that they included all the tools that we would need to set the bed frame up, so we weren’t scrambling for our own.
The dimensions of this bed frame are a little tricky because it is adjustable at both the head and foot of the bed. While completely flat, the bed frame is 15” tall, meaning you have about 10” of room underneath the bed frame for storage.
We really appreciate and like that the frame not only has room for storage underneath, but also that storage space does not change. There is a rigid frame that does not move, and only the top sections adjust.
When the head of the bed is elevated, it can reach up to 40” in height. When the foot of the bed is elevated, it can reach up to 21” in height. This bed frame doesn’t come with a headboard, but there is a metal bar and the bottom to hold your mattress in place. It would be a little silly to have a headboard on this frame since it would move up and down as you adjust the frame.
The bed frame is pretty quiet when you are adjusting it up or down—it actually has a very subtle buzz that is more soothing than anything. We also did not experience any slipping or give in the bed frame and it’s surprisingly quick to make your adjustments.
This bed frame is offered in the sizes twin XL, full, queen, and king. Nectar also offers the split king option, meaning each side of the frame moves independently so that you and your partner do not have to have the same setup. We want to note how uncommon it is for a brand to offer a proper king size bed frame, instead of having you sync up two sides of a split bed frame. So that’s something we really appreciate.
Features And Remote
This adjustable bed frame’s core composition is made of black metal and has a grey upholstered border. We’re confident that it can seamlessly blend into just about any bedroom.
Now for the best part about this bed frame—the massage feature. Using the provided wireless remote, you can control three massage zones: head, flat, and foot. Each massage session will last 15 minutes. And while we say “massage,” know that it’s more of a gentle vibration—there is no kneading sensations. The massage feature also should work with pretty much any mattress since the vibrations are reverberating through the bed.
We did notice that if you put too much pressure in certain spots while the bed frame is massaging or moving, it can be noisy. But if you rearrange your sleeping position, the massaging sounds much more gentle, almost like white noise.
Our favorite way to enjoy this bed is a head massage while we’re in the “zero gravity” setting. It’s a position that NASA scientists discovered for their astronauts, and is proven to relieve back pressure while improving circulation. To achieve this setting, there is a “ZG” button on the remote. Nectar offers even more details about zero gravity on their website.
The remote also has a ton of cool features. You set it up to turn on your television, to save your preferred sleeping settings, and it also has a little flashlight on the end of it. If you look closely, in the image above, you can see all of the features of the remote, including the timer, flashlight, anti-snore button, and the others.
Besides all that, the bed frame has two USB outlets on the right side of the bed for easy nighttime charging of your electronics. You might even be able to see in the image above that the USB outlet has a little nightlight built-in. It’s not enough to disrupt or impair your sleep, but it should serve as an easy way to find the outlets in the middle of the night. It’s almost as if they thought of everything.
Price Of The Adjustable Bed Frame
Considering all that this bed frame can do, we’d call the price very moderate. We haven’t seen any discounts applied to this bed frame yet [Check deals on Nectar’s website], but remember that if you tack on a Nectar mattress with your purchase, you’ll get a discount (on the mattress), and they’ll throw in two free pillows. Check out this pricing break down by bed frame size:
There are certain adjustable bed frames on Amazon that are cheaper (and less feature-rich), but if you compare Nectar’s to that of Leesa, Purple, Casper, Saatva, and GhostBed, it is quite a bit more affordable. A queen size adjustable bed frame for around $800, comparatively speaking, is pretty darn affordable.
We just recently got into reviewing adjustable bed frames here at the Slumber Yard, and we have to say that we’re impressed. This bed frame was fairly easy to set up, and we love all the features (especially the zero gravity). If you’re looking for something to elevate your nighttime and sleeping experience, Nectar’s adjustable bed frame might do the trick. In all seriousness, we think it’s a very good value.
We were sent the bed frame for free by Nectar Sleep so that we could test it out. The bed frame now lives in our office so that we can compare it to other popular bed frames.
Nectar most likely figured that kids did not need an adjustable bed frame, which is why they didn’t make a twin. As for the king and California king, we don’t have a solid answer for you here—maybe they will make those sizes in the future.
Not right now. That said, Nectar Sleep does offer 100% free returns inside the trial window, so there’s very little risk for the first few months with the bed frame.
As of now, they have a bed-in-a-box mattress (I’m sure you’re well aware of that), a pillow, a metal bed frame, a mattress foundation, sheets, and a mattress protector.
Not all mattresses will work with an adjustable bed frame. Make sure the bottom of your mattress is flexible, or double check with the company. Most of the bed-in-a-box mattresses out there should work with an adjustable bed frame.
Yes! You can either elevate them at the same time, or just one end at a time.
Yes. The Nectar Adjustable Base comes with a wireless remote.
Yes, on both sides of the frame.
It has a cloth exterior, but the frame itself is made of metal.