I tried Philips HP8200/00 Hair Dryer ... and HP8216 before I ordered this one. Both the others were not upto the mark. I have used hair dryers for a long while and can tell a good one from a mediocre one. This particular hair dryer is the only one that helped me blow dry my wavy frizzy hair straight. I do not like using hair straighteners and prefer to blow dry my hair straight. This dryer is awesome. The straightener was a bonus and the reason I got this set was that other blow dryer with this wattage were same the price. The dryer has 3 heat settings and 3 speed settings and a separate cool shot button. When you want to use cool shot option, turn the dryer on and hold the cool shot button pressed. Cool air starts to flow in sometime.