This is a great flat iron. This is better that the digital chi because of the placement of the buttons. Because these are located on the side, not on the top, they do not get in the way. It is also a little more narrow that the original chi. It is the perfect size for curling your hair. It heats up very fast and is ready to use in about 30 seconds. I would reccoment this over the digital chi due to the location of the buttons. I know with the standard digital, I would hit them all of the time.
I bought this iron for my wife since she had been telling me she wanted one for a while. She really liked this iron, even though she had another one in mind (also CHI), and the fact that the buttons are on the side she thought it was more convenient than the one that she was thinking about buying. And the carrying pouch makes it a breeze to take it when we travel. Overall it is a great, good quality item. Will definitely recommend it to anyone.