Ok, so far I love my croc. It gets really hot and makes my hair super straight. My hair is thick and wavy, the regular chi doesn't cut it. So if your hair just needs a little smoothing, this straightener is not for you. My stylist told me that it had some digital problems which is why this company started making the U Smooth but for the price I had to try it...I'll be happy if it will last 2 years because my wet to dry chi only lasted a couple years and I spent a lot on it.