Oct 18, 2013 - This is my first professional quality hair dryer. I knew I needed a dryer which was light weight for easy handling (and the gyroscopic balancing was a plus in that regard), one with low dB for hearing protection and to keep from waking up my husband. I wanted ceramic tourmaline for even, infra-red heat and negative ions. Separate heat and airflow speed controls were also minimum requirements. That lead me to the SuperSolano 3500 Lite, which had some other nice features, such as the 12’ cord, low EMF emissions, nano silver to kill germs, a ceramic heater, lead free build, polycarbonate shell, and Solano’s promise that their dryers are ethically built, without child labour. An appropriate diffuser would have been more helpful for me than the "director" nozzles the dryer comes with; however, the Finger Softstyler Diffuser made by Solano, which I purchased separately, doesn’t seem to be designed to work with this dryer. I was able to find a folding diffuser with a much more open face, and vented posts which works extremely well with it, using the PixieCurl method, or Jessica McGuinty’s method, as posted on her Jessicurl YouTube Channel; and I have found that with the dryer on warm, I can also dry my hair without the diffuser, using my other hand to cup my hair without any discomfort due to heat. So far the dryer is performing extremely well, and I’m able to dry my hair in a very reasonable timeframe without physical discomfort, using the warm setting and low airspeed. I like the results better than air drying, and it’s nice to have the option of doing either. It’s not only quieter than other dryers I’ve had, but is also completely free of that annoying high pitched whine every other hair dryer I’ve encountered has had.