We have loved this swing. It is smaller so it doesn't take up a ton of space and it can fold down to be somewhat compact for storage or traveling. Our baby loves it. She spent many nights and every nap for a time in this swing because it was the only place she would sleep. The swing is a light speed but can be turned to a faster setting depending of what the baby prefers. Our girl was fairly heavy as a baby so when the battery would get low, at the high speeds she would really be rocking at the low speed. My only wish is that this had a plug in the wall option so that we didn't have to rely on batteries all the time. Versatility My only complaint is that it doesn't have an option to plug into the wall. Durability We bought ours from a consignment store so I'm sure it has seen its fair share of use. We have used it heavily for the first few months of our baby's life. Ease of Use Super easy to use, just lay the baby in the seat and turn it on. Safety The seat is nicely curved so the baby doesn't just slide out and there is a waist belt to strap the baby in. We generally didn't use the strap because we felt she was secure enough and was also wrapped in a blanket so a strap between the legs wouldn't work so well. Features For a swing, this does all a swing does like go back and forth. There are fancier ones that go side to side but for a travel one you can't expect everything.