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That $600 Hairdryer Everyone’s Talking About? We Got One!

Let's just say that curiosity got the better of us and before we knew it, "YEAP, ADD TO CART!" Here's what we have to say about it...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a certain Teletubby’s dismembered antennae? No, it is that SGD$600 hairdryer – fine, SGD$599 – everyone’s been talking about! There’s been a lot of buzz lately about a certain hairdryer from Dyson, the company that made it possible for us to stick our heads into fans and not die. Yeah, you know the one.

Called the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, the little wonder claims a variety of benefits. Apparently, it not only significantly cuts hair-drying time, there is also some fancy-schmancy technology in there that leaves your hair looking smoother and shinier. Hairdryers generally cause damage in a long run, but not this one. We didn’t read up to much about the science, but apparently if the air coming out gets too hot, the Dyson Supersonic regulates the temperature and brings it down. Less hot air, less heat damage, less damaged goods. It sounds like you’re buying a fridge.

Now, the T. A whopping SGD$98 million went into its creation, and that’s cool, but the big, important question still remains – how well does this thing work? We heard about the Dyson Supersonic back when we were in Tokyo and got down to trying it immediately when we got back. We couldn’t resist.

Verdict? Yes, it actually does cut the hair-drying time. Not just by half, my friends, but almost a third. Just a quick run with it for three minutes – the blast of air is that strong – and we were out the door. Magic? Maybe. What is surprising is how quiet it is considering how much air it is generating. There is none of that loud, annoying, wailing sound that comes with conventional hairdryers. Finally, the weight. With all that technology, it should weigh the approximate of a baby elephant, right? Wrong. It is, by far, the lightest and most compact hairdryer we’ve ever come across. There’s no need for crummy hotel hairdryers anymore. You can even stuff socks into the hole to save luggage space.

Will we look at our old hairdryers the same way again? No. Will we go back to our old hairdryers? No. However, we will say this – as much as it is an amazing hairdryer, the price tag is a heavy one. If you’re going to feel the burn on those dolla’, dolla’ bills, then perhaps it is best to skip this. But, if you’re willing to take the plunge and need just one more reason to do it, you can always use this to dry/cool down basically everything else – nail polish, wet laundry, your child’s artwork, porridge etc.


Main Photo: Getty/Dyson

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