This is a great iron for people like myself who hate electric cords on ANYTHING. It is good quality material, and it heats up quite nicely. My hair is somewhat thin, so the heat lasts for the whole job. If you have thick hair, it might be a different story. If you want to set it in the charger while you grab another section of hair, it is a little hard to pull back out with one hand. I have to use both hands to pull it out while anchoring the charger base. But I REALLY recommend it. Oh, and it's so affordable comparatively speaking!