This has got to be one of the handiest curling irons EVA!!! Besides the fact that it is a bit smaller, it offers 3 hair services in one iron. You can crimp your hair in the zig zag style, you can flat iron it or you can brush curl it. It has dual voltage so it really is great for traveling. It heats really quickly and I really like the tourmaline plates for less hair damage. You switch between services with a little button on ht side. The is definitely a keeper...I love it!