I've had several electric warming blankets over the years and I love them, as I am always cold and my husband is always hot: a lightweight warming blanket works perfectly in all seasons here at the beach in the San Francisco Bay Area. This product, however, cannot even remotely be labelled a "blanket". "Comforter", maybe, or perhaps "filled duvet" or "quilt", but not blanket. It is extremely heavy; is double fabric sewn together with some sort of brittle, noisy lining in between. It did not fulfill my requirements on any level. If you want a very heavy, cumbersome, odd, slippery product that rattles when you move it, you may want this. Otherwise, save your money. Mine is being returned as we speak.
After research ALL of the different electric blankets, I determined this was the better one for me. It was not the cheapest, but all of the other brands did not do what I wanted the blanket to do. One issue with some of the other brands, was for king size, there was about a 10 inch "dead zone" in the middle of the king size blanket, where there were no coils or heat. I did not like that. Another problem was so many bad reviews on the cheaper ones, especially not lasting for one season or sometimes one month without needing replacement. Another major shortfall with ALL of the other brands was that the reviews complained the electric cords from the bottom of the bed to the controls were not long enough which resulted in the controls being pulled of the night stand. This blanket has extra long cords and that has not been a problem with this blanket. This blanket gets plenty warm and I keep it on 3 out of 10 and it warms up fast. You don't need a prewarming function. This blanket is warm within minutes. The wires are very thin and don't show in the blanket and the blanket feels like a normal soft blanket and not a blanket of stiff hard wires, which the cheaper ones do. You get your money's worth here, which is what I wanted.
Nice and soft blanket and can hardly feel the wires. Fits my California king very well. It takes a bit of time to warm up but heats very warm and evenly distributed. I got the blue and i like the color and the am happy with quality. Shipped fast.
the blanket itself is plush and has a great feel. the heating wires are very small and lend to the overall comfort BUT the plug attachment to the blanket pulled out which made the heating unit useless..this area of the product needs improvement
I ordered the pearl color because it looked like it was a light grayish color. When it came I thought they messed up and sent me the taupe instead of the pearl so I returned it an then resent it to me. Finaly figured out the pearl color looks like he taupe color. Its definitely a light tan/beige color. Seems like a nce blanket otherwise but I didn't take it out of the package- just touched it so can't comment on that- but did have a nice thick plush feel.