The air bed can be set up quickly and easily thanks to automatic functions.
last modified: 12.06.2019, 11:18
The ETEKCITY Premium Air Bed scored well on the comfort test. For a long time, hardly any air escaped, it even seemed as if the air bed would fill up on its own as soon as the pressure dropped. But the material smells very chemical, so it doesn't look as good as the competition. The assembly and disassembly, on the other hand, is explained simply and comprehensibly in the instructions. With a time of 3:34 min, the inflation time is in the middle range. Also the air deflation takes with 3:59 min in the comparison somewhat longer. In summary, it can be said that the air bed fulfils its purpose well.
The ETEKCITY Premium Air Bed arrives in an attractively designed cardboard box containing the most important information. The airbed is packed in a plastic case and in a transport bag.
The mattress is covered on the top with a light brown viscose fabric, otherwise from a grey PVC material. When taken out, the airbed feels good in quality, but it is noticeable that it smells strongly chemical. The smell does not change even after one hour of ventilation.
For use, the mattress must be unfolded and placed in a dry place. The 220 V cable is integrated directly into the air bed. The instructions for use can also be found in the packaging, which is written in detail and comprehensibly in five languages. Pictures and illustrations that illustrate the structure and use of the airbed are helpful.
The airbed is guaranteed for 2 years. A guarantee passport is enclosed in the packaging.
The delivery includes:
- Instruction manual
- Guarantee passport
- 2 reparation patches
- Air bed
The ETEKCITY Premium Air Bed should be connected to the power supply when unfolded. Then the construction is very simple: A switch box with a rotary knob is integrated on the side of the air bed. The following settings can be made on the knob: "INFLATE", "OFF", "DEFLATE".
To let in air, turn the switch from "OFF" to "INFLATE". Then the ventilation starts automatically. Please note: The ventilation must under no circumstances be blocked or dirty!
According to the manufacturer there is an automatic switch-off after 5 minutes to avoid overheating. We tested this and found that the ventilation was not switched off after the specified time, even the control LED did not flash red, as described in the manual. So you have to set the switch back to "OFF" to stop the air supply.
It took about 3 minutes and 34 seconds until the mattress had a solid height and we felt it was ready for testing. It was noticeable that the temperature of the ventilation was increased during the inflation.
The ventilation was also very loud - measured at a distance of one meter, the sound level meter showed a level of 75 dB. So you should pay attention to the time of construction if people are already sleeping in the house or if there are noise-sensitive creatures in the room. Please also make sure that infants aged 0-15 months should not lie on the mattress or sleep. There is a high risk of suffocation here!
As soon as the air is to be deflated, the switch must be turned from "OFF" to "DEFLATE". It took about 3 minutes and 59 seconds until the air was completely sucked out of the airbed. It is recommended to let the ventilation cool down before storing. The air bed can then simply be folded up again and placed in the transport bag.
The air bed scored well in the comfort test. The air did not escape and the lying feeling was extremely comfortable. Even on a hard laminate floor, the airbed feels totally good. Even after several minutes of use, the mattress still looked very stable. When you leave the air bed, it even seems to blow itself up easily. The size also scores well in our test. Two people fit on the airbed side by side without any problems.
When you move on the mattress, it doesn't make any unpleasant noises. However, lint quickly sticks to the viscose surface. They can be removed quickly, but in general the material attracts dust and fibres easily.
After the comfort test, our airbeds had to pass the long-term test. We blew them up completely and set them up overnight. The difference in height is our result. The ETEKCITY Premium Air Bed has a ground elevation of 45.5 cm in the evening. The next morning the air bed is still 45.5 cm high. So the air is kept in the mattress.
If the air pump is dirty or broken, please do not open the housing! Then there is the danger of an electric shock! In case of problems with the pump, contact the customer service and do not touch the pump yourself. Otherwise the air bed should be clean and dry before storage. How exactly to clean the mattress cannot be found in the instructions for use, but we recommend that you remove fluff and dust from the surface with a lint roller. Then store the airbed in a cool, dry place.
We have evaluated about 100 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are approx. 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Electric air pump with battery
- The air can be released and admitted without any problems
- Comfortable lying comfort
- High quality material
The following points were noted negatively:
- Unpleasant chemical scent
- No LED for the state of charge
- Loud noises
- Loses air
Is it also suitable for outdoor use, for example when it rains?
No, there is an explicit indication on the mattress that it must not come into contact with rain. In addition, the air bed must be connected to the power supply, which often proves difficult outdoors.
Can the mattress accommodate two people?
Yes, two people can fit on the mattress.
Does the air mattress contain an air pump or does it inflate automatically?
Filling the airbed works automatically.
Does the mattress have a warranty?
Yes, 2 years from date of purchase.
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|Scope of delivery||Operation instruction, warranty, 2 repair stickers, air bed, protection case|
|Manual language||EN, DE, FR, ES, IT|
|Quality of instructions||Good, included with the most important Information|
|Additional Warranty||Two years, warranty included|
|Weight||Before inflation: 9,6 kg|
|Maximum load||295 kg|
|Number of persons||2|
|Material||Upper side made of viscose fabric, otherwise PVC material|
|Smell||A little bit chemical at the beginning|
|LED-Display||Yes, to display the 30 min cooling time|
|Overload protection||Yes, automatic switch-off of ventilation after 5 minutes|
|Power consumption||220-240 V|
|Volume||75 dB during air pumping and air releasing, messured by the ventilation from one meter away|
|Construction and dismantling||Easy, button for switching air or realesing air|
|Time during pumping||3:34 min|
|Time during air release||3:59 min|
|Repair mend||Yes, two pieces|