My mom had bought me the Adventure print standard ceramic straightener (http://www.remingtonproducts.com/womens/HairCare/FlatIrons/Adventure-1-Ceramic-Flat-Iron.aspx) for Christmas, since I had been borrowing my sisters a lot. Well, it certainly looked cheap, and unfortunately it was one product that lived up to it's looks. It pulled my hair and seemed to scrape instead of glide through it at times, while leaving the ends feeling fried. My hair would also start waving out again by the end of the day.
SO I went out and bought this flat iron today after searching and finding many good reviews on it. It's awesome so far! Super fast heat up time means I no longer get to put on my makeup while I wait to straighten my hair. It also straightened all my hair in just minutes, with little to no need to go over it a second time around. I love this product and I can't believe I didn't consider it before. It also left my hair soft and silky, unlike the other animal printed Remington, which is a major plus because I'm always playing with my hair and so is my boyfriend.
Bottom line: Great straightener at an amazing price. Sleek style will have all your friends thinking you paid much more for it!