Parents say the InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing lives up to its name with near-noiseless operation and easy portability. Many note the convenience of the swing-away toy bar. Generous padding and strong battery life also win raves. Complaints are scarce, but so are reviews compared to more established models.
Safe and stable. The InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing features a five-point harness and padding for small infants, including a head support pillow. There are two recline positions. Reviewers say the swing is extremely easy to set up, and several say it feels more stable than comparable travel swings. The swing is recommended for use from birth until 25 pounds.
Quiet and portable. Reviewers praise the InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing's quiet operation and range of music and sounds, which they say are soothing and high quality. The swing has adjustable volume. There are five swing speeds and a timer. Though a couple of parents note that the swing is very low to the ground, they like that the toy bar swings out of the way, allowing easier access to their babies. The toy bar features a plush hanging animal, which at least one parent says is underwhelming. All users agree that the swing seems comfortable and plush, and all praise its small footprint. It folds easily for travel and storage.
Long battery life. The InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing has removable, washable padding. It does not convert to a bouncer or any type of seat. The swing only takes batteries, but reviewers are satisfied with battery life, which the manufacturer bills as three times that of comparable swings. Reports of quality issues are sparse, though one owner says the swing stopped working after just a few uses. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Review Credibility: Very Good The InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing earns an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars in a handful of reviews on Amazon.com. Reviews are uniformly positive, praising the swing's small footprint, relaxing music, good battery life, modern look, soft padding and quiet operation. Owners also like that it's an affordable option and has a smaller footprint than full-size swings.
Review: InGenuity Smart and Quiet Swing, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good In about 10 reviews on Buzzillions.com, the InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing gets an overall rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. Owners like its slim profile and easy-to-store fold. They also say it's quiet, sturdy and safe. All of the reviews are highly positive, with no cons noted.
Review: Bright Starts Ingenuity Smart and Quiet Portable Swing, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good A few reviewers on BuyBuyBaby.com give the InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing an average of 3.4 out of 5. Owners say the swing is lightweight, soothing and doesn't eat batteries. One notes that bigger babies have to be positioned correctly for it to work, and another says the swing suddenly stopped working after a few uses.
Review: InGenuity by Bright Starts Smart & Quiet Swing, Contributors to BuyBuyBaby.com, As of March 2013
4. Pregnancy & Newborn
Review Credibility: Good This thorough review praises the InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing's small footprint and slim-to-store profile. It also praises the movable toy bar, quiet operation, five-point harness, soothing music, soft fabric and strong battery life. However, it does not note any cons or compare the swing to any other models.
Review: Ingenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing, Editors of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine, Not dated