Eight sent me a free Smart Mattress unit for review, and I documented the unboxing process so Comparakeet readers can see how simple setting up this mattress can be.


The mattress came in a compact box and was fairly easy to cart around. My friend and I made short work of hauling the box in and unwrapping the mattress. From there, it was only a matter of unrolling the product and waiting for it to expand to full size.


The “smart technology layer” is a separate pad that you overlay on the mattress itself like a regular bed cover. Setup only required putting the cover on the mattress, plugging in the power cord, and installing the companion mobile app (available for iOS and Android) that would serve as data repository and control center for the mattress’ smart technology functions.