Conair Curler – The Unbound Cordless Automated Hair Curler
Price Category: Value
- $99.99 Retail
- Chamber is small
- Battery life is short (30min)
- not enough power
- Annoying beeping noise
- You have to physically hold the button down
- Uncomfortable to hold
- Has a burning smell
- Frizzy hair results
Conair Cordless Curling Iron Sounds Great On Paper
The Conair cordless curling iron is a $99 cordless hair tool that looks very intriguing. Number one, Conair curler is completely cordless. This is a great plus because cords get in the way when curling hair. Number two, the Conair Curler is fully automated. Who does not like a hassle free hair tool. The last great point is the promise of 60 minutes of charge time. That should be plenty of time to do any hairstyle with a heated hair tool. All of these elements sound great. Let’s see if there are any draw backs to this hair tool.
Conair Curler Falls short
Honestly, this Conair Curler hair tool was a little frustrating. Did I mention that I tested the prototype before Conair picked it up from a Chinese manufacturer. I had hoped the manufacturer would have taken the feedback of the people who tested the prototype more seriously. Let’s go through all the set backs.
The biggest problem with battery powered hair tools is that they do not have enough power to style the hair properly. The Unbound Curler promises 60 minuted of working time, it does not deliver on that promise. Even if we simply left the the iron running without curling the hair, the battery lasts 45 minutes. The problem gets worse when putting old hair into a hot iron, which draws power out of the battery that much faster. When trying to style my short hair on a lower heat setting, I barely had time to finish the hairstyle. Anyone with longer hair will not have enough battery life to finish it.
Another point to take into account, the chamber of the Conair Curler is too small. One can not fit that much hair into it. If you have thick and/or coarse hair this will be an issue because the tool will give you an error. There is only so much hair that can be placed into the hair tool. Furthermore, the entry point for the hair into the hair tool is limited as well. I had to constantly pay careful attention to make sure I’m putting the hair in the right location.
Here come the annoying point. You have to hold the curl automation button down to have the curler work. Your fingers will get a workout. So much for the automation on this point. If that is not annoying enough, the constant beeping of the Conair Curler while you hold it is enough to hit your nerves.
The burning smell is an indication of bad quality control, or a bad manufacturing process all together.
Finally the Results
After using this Conair cordless curling iron, and similar tools to it, the results are not as good as I hoped they would be. This is a 100 dollar tool, and one would expect to get decent results from it. My hair was left frizzy, and the curls did not hold as long as they would with the regular curling iron.
This is an indication that the alloy material that are used in this curler were not considered properly. I suspect that cheaper ceramic plating was used in the hair curler. Cheap metals will not distribute heat properly and will dry the hair out.
I have mentioned the point about having the hair fall out too soon. This is simply not having enough heat penetrating the hair. To have enough heat one has to create a very efficient system, understanding that battery power is an issue for everyone at this stage of technology. For example you will notice that Dyson used copper alloy plating to provide better heat transfer. All of these bullets point out the lack of design and consideration when creating this tool.
It it worth noting that I did like the controls this tool provided to the end user. Everything from temperature range to nice LCD screen are great.
Conair Curler is made for…
So, who would enjoy this automated cordless Conair Curler. I would recommend it to someone that has thin and short hair. I do not think the lack of power would be an issue. Also, someone that can live with a bit of audible annoyance. Also, if you just can’t get a handle on curling your hair, this would be better option.
Similar Automated Curlers
Amazon is full of Conair Curler copycats. As bad as i think this curler is, every curler on Amazon will be that much worse. One thing that Conair will do a thousand times better is quality control. They will give you some kind of guarantee and they will be around to fix the issue(s). I do want to mention some of the similar tools that are on Amazon, which are most likely produced by the same factory, but with much less quality control:
- Automated hair curler by Laluztop
- Automated hair iron by ISOWESHE
- Cordless automated hair curler by PFUM
- Cordles automated curler by Duomishu
All of these are much cheaper than Conair Cordless Curler, but come at a greater risk. You can definitely find some great deals on Amazon. Needless to say, I would scour the comments and the brand before buying from them. Many do use questionable marketing tactics. Good Hunting!
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