GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Nectar Adjustable Base

Last Updated on May 13, 2024

The adjustable bed base creates a lifestyle home center, turning the bed into more than just a place to sleep. In addition to a spa experience of built-in massage, an adjustable foundation gives the comfy memory foam Adjustable Base the ability to act as if a recliner chair making the bedroom a place to work and relax.

GhostBed vs Nectar

Best Overall Adjustable Base

The race continues for bedding manufacturers to answer the call of consumers seeking to make the bed even more comfortable as well as turn the bedroom into more than just a place to sleep. As the memory foam Adjustable Base has achieved perfection for cooling and ache soothing comfort, the adjustable base is now gaining popularity as the perfect mate for the pliable Adjustable Base.

With GhostBed’s adjustable base and Nectar both offering similar adjustable bed bases – GhostBed is the winner with its wonderful 15 modes of massage compared to Nectar’s only 3 zones. Both bases have retainer bars to hold the Adjustable Base in place but GhostBed goes a step further to assure Adjustable Base retention with its adjustable base’s anti-skid decking.

In addition, GhostBed is clearly the best overall with an amazing warranty that proves the company stands by its product. The GhostBed lifetime warranty is no challenge for Nectar’s only three-year warranty for its base.

I. Features Breakdown

II. Price

III. Materials/ Durability

IV. Comfort

V. Warranty

I. Features Breakdown

Size GhostBed Nectar
Massage Modes 15 Modes 3 Zone
Massage Intensity Levels 10, 20 and 30 minute timers for auto shut down 10 and 20 minute timers for auto shut down
Lounge Yes No
Tilts Head & Foot Head & Foot
Factory Preset Positions 3 – TV, Zero Gravity, Lounge 3 – TV, Anti-Snore, Zero Gravity
Flat Yes Yes
Tv Yes Yes
Zero-Gravity Yes Yes
Memory Custom Programmable Positions 2 3
Remote Wireless, Backlit, 18 functions Wireless, Backlit, 18 functions
Emergency Power Down Yes – Auto to flat in power outage Yes – Auto to flat in power outage
Sync Capable Yes – Two Twin XL can be synced for one King Yes – Two Twin XL can be synced for one King
No. of Legs 6 6
USB Ports Yes – On each side Yes
Mattress Retention System Anti-Skid Decking, Retainer Bar Retainer Bar
Under-bed lighting Yes No
Remote Flashlight Yes Yes
Warranty Limited Lifetime – Steel Frame, Mechanical Base Parts
Full 1 year – Parts, Labor, Freight Limited 2nd year – Parts
First year – Replacement parts sent to purchaser at no cost
3 years – Defects in the workmanship or materials
Delivery To door – less than 1 week from ordering To door – less than 1 week from ordering

II. Price

Size GhostBed* Nectar
TWIN XL (38” X 80”) $999 $649
QUEEN (60” X 80”) $1199 $799
SPLIT KING (2 – TWIN XL) $3,790 $1,895 $1,298

Although Nectar may be slightly less in price, GhostBed truly stands by a product that has been designed and perfected by its longtime knowledge of being in the sleep business.

Nectar has a limited warranty of three-years for its base, compared to GhostBed’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. For just a few dollars more for the GhostBed base one is actually getting a lifetime of enjoyment their money. This is worth the dollars compared to worry of money lost if the Nectar base becomes defective once three years is up.

Unless one wants the less popular full base that GhostBed does not offer, it is evident that GhostBed wins for the lifetime warranty included with their price.

III. Materials/Durability

Both the GhostBed and Nectar bases are similar in appearance – wrapped in a soft neutral grey fabric atop six tubular metal legs. Both companies ship their bases ready to assemble.

It is important to note that for safety two people should lift either base due to their weight. Assembling is much easier for the GhostBed than the Nectar adjustable base. No tools are required to assemble GhostBed’s base. GhostBed has thought out assembly as much as it has thought out the rest of the base design.

To assemble the GhostBed adjustable foundation all one needs to do is to turn down linking bolts and slide them into brackets to connect sections. Then simply screw in legs and place retainer bar in place.

The Nectar base requires one to attach motors with sliding pins to the base. It is also necessary to plug cables in proper ports. Once this is all finished legs are screwed in and retainer bar is placed.

While the GhostBed base can handle a hefty max of 750 pounds, the Nectar base has a 1000-pound lift capacity. Both company’s bases are metal but GhostBed specifically makes mention that its frame is constructed from 100-percent steel.

Both bases come with six tubular feet. The GhostBed feet are a fixed 12-inch height, while the Nectar feet have three height settings at a choice of 4-inches, 6.5-inches, or 10.5-inches.

GhostBed and Nectar both have retainers at foot of bed to hold mattress in place. GhostBed has upped the game by adding a full anti-skid decking to make sure that the mattress will not slip as the base is adjusted.

Nectar is missing the under-bed lighting that is a wonderful added safety feature on the GhostBed adjustable base. Both companies do have USB ports built into their bases to make charging electronic devices easy. Both GhostBed and Nectar bases come with wireless backlit remote controls. Each company’s remote has 18 functions including presets and massage.

Both companies allow for bases to be synced together when needed. The GhostBed and the Nectar adjustable bases both have the function to automatically move to the flat position in case of a power outage.

GhostBed Adjustable Base Layers

IV. Comfort

The adjustable base is all about adding comfort to the sleep center experience. GhostBed and Nectar both have wireless backlit remotes offering 18 functions including massage.

Pain and snoring will certainly be soothed with the comfort that the adjustable bases from Nectar and GhostBed. Both manufacturers offer three presets on their remotes, while GhostBed offers two custom memory settings and Nectar three.

Nectar’s presets include TV, zero-gravity, and anti-snore. Anti-snore may be handy but it can be subjective for different positions for different people so a custom preset for anti-snore comfort may be preferable. GhostBed seems to realize that not all may need anti-snore but just about all want to lounge for comfort. GhostBed wins in this comfort category choosing for their three presets of TV, zero-gravity, and lounge.

With both offering massage timers GhostBed steps out way ahead in comfort when it comes to their massage technology. GhostBed has 15 modes of massage to choose from to sooth a variety of aches and pains. Nectar has three massage zones. Inside each company’s adjustable base are recessed massage units to work with remote settings.

Added to Nectar’s and GhostBed’s remotes is a handy flashlight.

V. Warranty

There is no caparison of warranties between GhostBed and Nectar. GhostBed is the definite victor with its GhostBed Adjustable Base Limited Lifetime Warranty over Nectars only three years of coverage.

The GhostBed warranty includes a full one year warranty on parts, labor, and freight. In the first year of ownership GhostBed will repair or replace any parts discovered defective with no extra cost to consumer. A limited year two warranty from GhostBed covers the replacement of any defective parts less labor and freight. The GhostBed Adjustable Base Limited Lifetime Warranty covers steel and mechanical base parts for life if they are found to be defective.

Nectar warranties their base against defects for just three years. Rather than repairing, Nectar will send replacement parts. Only during the first year will Nectar pay for shipping costs to send parts to replace a defective item.

* Some of the reviewers may have affiliate relationships with GhostBed and receive a commission, similar with other mattress suppliers and consistent with industry practices.

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