It lasted for about 5 months, which is very reasonable. I thought it was the most amazing thing ever, but then I was introduced the the battery powered booger suckers, and my life was changed! It pulled 2× the snot without having to go blue in face, which is no fun when your probably sick too!
As far as bouncers go, I think this is top of the line. Plush fabric that unzips and washes easily. We had an issue with the sound not working and they sent us a new base, just had to send them a video. Very fluid motions, the dangling balls are fun when they start noticing them. Too bad my little girl NEVER WANTED TO USE IT! She got too used to being in people's arms and never wanted this.