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Pros: Pricing is excellent and much of the workmanship is good but the unit is spoiled by some very poor design choices which could easily be improved.
As you would imagine I have mixed feelings about this table. It does the job and at a price far, far lower than other units of this type.
Cons: The mechanism for tilting the vertical arm could use some simple but important improvements.
1. The release for tilting is made with a screw in bolt which may exert too much pressure on the mating plate. The cone shaped end means that fitting does not need to be all that accurate, but if you tighten too much it presses agains the plate, possibly bending it. By machining to a more precise fit this would not happen because the end of the bolt would fit just right.
A far better design would be a spring loaded release which many well designed adjustable mechanisms use. Instead of having to rotate a knob multiple times, you simply pull back, adjust the tilt and let go to lock in the new position. The spring loading would not thus permit overtightening the screw bolt which may bend and distort the adjustment plate.
2 The tilt mechanism plate has only 2 holes for changing the angle of the vertical bar. This is not enough, one position is exactly perpendicular (90 degs), and the other is 45 degs plus. I really would like a setting in between, and there is plenty of room for another hole which would enable this. Of course I could drill a hole, but I would have to disassemble it first. An extra hole would be simple to drill during the manufacturing process.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this via NeweggFlash but they do not have the option of posting reviews. My adjustable table arrived with the lowest plastic tilt adjustments knobs broken off and in 3 pieces. The bolt is way to tight to turn without the plastic knob, so I had to use pliers to adjust the tilt for use. I've e-mailed the seller to request a replacement part since it does not make sense to send the entire heavy package back. I will update this review, if I can, to review vendor support.
Reviewed By:drdancm,12/19/2013 2:36:54 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
This user purchased this item from Newegg
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Comfortable, Portable( before opening), Overall satisfied, does what i expected. I am going to get some wide velcro straps to keep rolled up when not in use.
Cons: Duffle bag is kind of a one use thing. I was wondering before i purchased "how would it ever go back in?". Answer is , it doesn't. In fact i couldn't even get it out of the bag. Ended up cutting bag to get out. Mattress Nice , Bag only has a one way ticket.
Reviewed By:smithbuilt,10/14/2013 6:51:22 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: Bought for son living in college dorm. Turns uncomfortable rubberized dorm mattress into a comfortable bed. The included carry case makes it compact and easy to transport from home to dorm and back.
Cons: Very hard to put back in carry case. Took two persons and roll of duct tape.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,9/2/2013 8:27:33 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: - Very comfy, enough room for 2 people - not overly heavy - aside from the "initial transportation" bag, it's also wrapped in a nice thick plastic bag - KEEP THIS if you intend to move it frequently like me
Cons: - the bag with wheels that it comes in is nice, but you'll never get it back into it once you take it out, so it really is a "initial transport only" bag
Other Thoughts: We used this as a replacement for an air mattress in camping because I have a back injury. It fits rolled up sideways in a trailblazer so doesn't use ridiculously. If you keep the plastic bag it's wrapped in you can easily put it back in there and roll it back up with two people and tie it up with some packing tape. works pretty well, i'm happy with the purchase, even though the bag is not designed to be reusable. (it was a bonus anyway, so leaving at 5 stars)
Reviewed By:Reinard,8/26/2013 3:19:07 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.