My daughter likes this dryer, my niece likes this dryer, I like this dryer.... it doesn't get the whole room hot. The time can be adjusted in 5 min increments. The fan speed can be set. The temperature can be set up to 176 degrees. The fan blows hard then drops down to softer through out the drying process. The heat can be felt all around the head (unlike with tabletop hood dryers). its Comfortable , one could easily set under it for 1 hour if needed. But yes it dries fast. I will say that to you can not hear when you are under there. I was able to watch videos on my cell phone but to achieve video watching on the computer the volume has to be turned up. But the dryer to people sitting on the outside of it is not loud.
They're very nice for space savers but they burn out fast!!! I purchased 6 in February 2011 and I had to replace 4 in the first year. I'm currently shopping for new dryers. Now they do come with a 1 year warranty and LCL Beauty did replace them for me. But two years later I'm buying 6 new dryers. I'm going back to the Venus Plus by Highland purchased at Sally's they have last me for 12 years. I just wanted an upgrade to the space savers but they're not long term cost effective! At least 6- 8 years would be better then 1year.
I searched reviews for a Professional Dryer for a long time before I bought this dryer. I LOVE IT! It leaves my hair super shiny and it shortens my drying time from 60 minutes to approximately 45 minutes. My hair is shoulder length, thick and curly. I love the heat control function and the size of the bonnet. My large rollers fit well inside. I called the seller in advance with some questions and the person with whom I spoke was friendly and knowledgeable. The dryer arrived and in perfect shape. I had difficulty putting it together - I hired someone to help me but it took him 10 minutes so if you have an aptitude for putting things together, this dryer will not be a problem. I recommend it highly!!