I am an avid user of the full sized CHI flat iron, and I definitely have an appreciation for pro level hair tools. I got this iron as part of a combination travel pack (with a case, a mini hairdryer and some mini CHI products). I bought this set solely because of the CHI name (and I needed some travel tools), but I have found the mini flat iron to fall somewhat short. It does work and it does warm up, but it feels like I'm using a drugstore brand straightener again - my hair doesn't get that instantly straight, shiny and smooth look that I get when using the full size CHI. It's size is good for travel, and since I don't use it as my everyday iron, it does well enough, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it for daily use and it is something of a disappointment coming from the CHI brand.
Las Vegas, NV, USA