Works like a charm. Will admit I almost just threw it away out of frustration because the instructions are anything but clear. Finally after looking up something similar in YouTube I figured out what I was doing wrong and since then I've got nothing but praise for this little iron. It's compact but I do not feel that you lose any power with it, even on my course thick hair it works as long as I use small sections as usual. Planning on taking it with me on my Colorado trip this year and I appreciate how little space it takes up compared to the other irons I have. The instructions could have been better, but the product is exactly as described, I'm happy!