Obviously, we're partial to the TRUBlanket. We designed it to be a step above the rest. But we wanted you to know exactly what the different options are on the market.
The GRAVITY blanket is quite nice, and the most easily comparable to the TRUBlanket at a slightly more expensive price point the TRUBlanket. It's great quality, but it doesn't quite measure up in our opinion. Depending on the size, the beads are either plastic or glass. The squares are larger than our small diamond-shaped pattern. The weight doesn't distribute as well. The cotton blanket material is only 200 thread count, which is a rough weave.
Target and Sharper Image both have budget options that can't compare to TRUBlanket. First off, neither blanekt has an outer cover. The squares are large, so beads shift and both blankets are uncomfortably lumpy. The Target version isn't machine washable, which we find to be a deal-breaker. After all, if you can't clean the blanket, it will need replacing much sooner.
For those of you hoping for a budget option, stay tuned. We hope to have some great news for you very soon!