...and I got to test ride it Saturday at my old LBS. Impressions:
-Folds very small, but I'm not sure if it's smaller than a Brompton or not without seeing them side by side.
-Stands more sturdily while folded than the Brompton.
-Lighter than I remember the Brompton being.
-Handles well with a fairly stiff ride...way stiffer than the Brompton or tikit.
-Folds quicker than the Brompton...maybe not as quickly as the "hyper fold" tikit, but the Jifo's system of linked rods is less finicky: clack-clack and it's folded without any way to foul it up.
-Quick release pedals with a very easy-to-operate design.
So overall the Jifo seemed like it pretty much shared the same advantages and feel of other Dahons just with a smaller fold...and that includes the folding mechanism which has a certain polish and stiffness about it because the rods eliminate the need for the user to guide any flopping or swinging parts into place (hard to describe, but folding the Jifo feels more like "shutting a door" than "folding" something).
Only thing I don't like is the non-unified rear triangle...but I'm picky about that (when is Bike Friday going to make a 20" wheeled tikit?).