After years of thinking about which folder to buy. Spending many enjoyable hours looking through various websites and blogs I bought a Swift (Aloha Bike Factory, Honolulu).
The price was okay, the fold was okay for me and now I`ve put a few Ks under the wheels I feel it was the right choice. No disrespect to Bike Friday, Brompton and the like but I am very satisfied with my choice.
I`d never ridden a bike with small wheels before. Apart from the bigger potholes around Diamond Head it is not an issue. My usual transport has been a mountain bike with off road tyres so the stock Kendas feel very efficient.
If I had to identify what persuaded me over the other makes I would say,
various levels of fold (from simple quick fold to suitcase packing)
use of standard parts
much cheaper than Bike Friday ( although I was so close to buying a NWT)
feels very stable even when out of the saddle
decent amount of useful accessories.