I wanted to love this, the specs are great, it's Tourmaline Ceramic, 30 heat settings, 30 sec heat up, auto shut-off, and a swivel cord. Even has Mineral Conditiong Crystals which they are really probably just referring to the ceramic. So this curling iron's deisgn is so that the heat dial is on the side very near the part where you hold your hand and as you twist the curling iron to curl your hair the heat setting gets changed. The dial has no 'tension' to it so it turns extremely easy and i didnt even realize it was happening. I figured maybe I could just put a picece of tape over it but in the end this just didnt curl my hair like another 1 1/2 barrel I have. I guess you could say my hair didnt look flat-ironed anymore but there just wasnt hardly any change to justify keeping it :( oh ,also the barrel wasnt every long compared to my other one and with long hair you need a longer barrel.