I have always wanted a straightening iron and I finally purchased the Remington T Studio three months ago. Everybody has reccomended the Chi to me so I was a little hesistant to purchase the T-Studio. I have been completely satisified with its performance and it is a great buy for the price. It gives you the ability to control the temperature, large flatening surface, and is very quick to heat up. Ever since I had children it has been hard to have the time to do my hair, but with my T-Studio I have cute hair in a couple minutes.