- Retractable line cord with push button control
- 2 heat and 2 speed settings
- Includes Cool Shot Button to help lock style in place
- Includes Concentrator for sleek and smooth hair
- Includes Diffuser to help enhance your curls and waves
Conair 209R Ion Shine(s) for Under $20.00!
You can’t get much for $20 these days. However, an Andrew Jackson will get you the Conair 209R Ion Shine 1875 watt hair dryer from Amazon.com, and your even have some change left over! This dryer produces an impressive jet stream of air, with a selection of 3 heat settings. The technical specifications boast “Clouds of negatively-charged ions neutralize positive charges that are in the air and reduce the static electricity that causes fly-away frizzies and dulls hair.” Well, I don’t know what all of that means but I will admit that my hair is not frizzy after using this dryer. There is also a cold-shot button, which quickly removes heat from the air output, which is a great feature. The dryer has a little weight to it, but it is not bulky and seems to be balanced quite well. All hair dryers are fairly noisey but this Conair 209R Ion Shine is quieter than most of my previous dryers.One of my favorite features of this model, the built-in cord retractor, seems to be getting negative comments from other reviewers here on Amazon. Common sense tells me that I should hold onto the heavy power adapter with one hand while holding in the cord release buttong with the other. You easily control the retraction speed this way, which prevents the end from whipping around as most people are complaining about. It’s really not a big deal and doesn’t take much effort on the user’s part.I do wish that this dryer had three air speed settings, since high is sometimes too harsh, and the low setting is usually too soft. Overall, for less than $20.00 this is a real bargain of a hair dryer and I couldn’t be much happier with my purchase. Thanks for the great deal Amazon! =o)
Good dryer that shrieks like a Nazgul
This is an okay dryer. I was a bit concerned about purchasing due to the reviews on it being heavy…but it isn’t heavy. Performance is good but nothing stellar. No problems retracting cord…just hold the end of it so it doesn’t flop. There is some power behind it.I’d say the most off putting thing about this dryer is the noise! It honestly reminded me of the shriek of the Nazgul. I got used to it after the initial shock. So far so good-seems to be worth the money.
I bought this dryer at a local store, and 3 days later am packing it back up in the box to return. I really like this dryer, but man is it heavy!!! Too bad, because my hair looks great after using it. Although I really like the cord keeper feature, the cord is too short for me. I like the heat this dryer blows out, but often it gets too hot, so if I have a necklace on it burns. If it wasn’t so heavy, I’d keep it.
great power, dries hair fast. love the retractable cord!
Arrived in time. I’ve only had it for one month so I’m not sure how long it will last but so far I’ve had no problems. This hair dryer is great. I’m not sure if it is as good as the more expensive brands as I have never paid over $20 for one but it definitely gets the job done. Oh and I looove the retractable cord.
Good for the money, but some flaws
I bought this as a second hairdryer to leave at my second home, figuring that it was cheap and had a retractable cord to save space. I also own a Conair Infiniti 213L. For the price, the 209R is a decent buy. However, for $50 more, I highly prefer the Infiniti 213L. Otherwise, the 213X (the cheaper equivalent to the 213L) is only $16 more.Pros:Conair with Ion Shine and Ceramic TechnologyRetractable cord; as others noted, it retracts violently though – hold the plug while retractingRemovable, washable filterCons:It’s noisyIt’s still surprisingly heavy compared to Conair’s other $15 models.The “Cold Shot” is lukewarmNo ion on/off buttonComparison to the 213L:209R has a limited 2-year warranty, while the 213L has a 5-year warranty209R does not “calm” my hair down as much.209R takes a little longer to dry, seems less powerful (?)209R does have a smaller “cold shot” button, which is better than the 213L (too easy to press on the 213L)213L has an ion on/off button.213L’s cold shot is actually cold.213L is about equivalent in weight, though, so for those complaining that the 209R is heavy, they’re *all* heavy.213L is much, much quieter.213L has Swarovski crystals (silly, I know, but pretty).213L does NOT have a retracting cord, however.Overall:I’ll keep this one, because $20 was my “price point.” I don’t want to spend $35 (or $68) on a “throwaway” hairdryer. But in a pinch, this one works OK. However, if I was thinking long-term (who buys hair dryers like candy anyway?), I’d go with the 213L.
I like the cord keeper…
It’s a blow dryer. I have never noticed any difference of any dryer from the ones my mother used on me as a child in the early 90’s to all the new "amazing" technology. Let your hair air dry until it’s about half dry, dry the dryer with a paddle brush and only point the dryer down on medium heat. It’s all the same. I like the cord keeper and the bright color.
I”m pretty pleased
This dryer has the features I wanted, and works like I hoped. It dries my long hair quickly, though I don’t know for sure it would do the same for super-thick hair. Also, combined with the right technique and product, it leaves hair is smooth and shiny. Some people have complained about the weight; I haven’t noticed it being heavy at all, and I consider myself puny.I like the retractable cord, although I learned the hard way to hold the plug while retracting. It does have two speeds (besides off) and three heat settings, along with a cool shot button. It also uses ceramic technology, though not tourmaline, for those who are up on those kinds of things.All that said, my point of comparison was a 15-year-old dryer that was probably cheap to begin with. If you’re looking for something nice, I’m sure there are better dryers out there, including better Conair models. But this does exactly what I need. I found this on sale for around $15 and I feel like I got a great deal for that money.
Not spectacular, but I like one of the features
Not so sure it’s better than my old out-dated hair dryer in terms of drying ability. The ionic shine feature doesn’t really do much, either. At least I don’t notice a difference. The cool blast? It’s slow in coming.Where this product shines is the cord keeper. I think the cord could be a little longer, but for the convenience of quick rewind, I’ll take it.
THIS CONAIR HAIR DRYER DOES THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I HAVE BEEN USING CONAIR HAIR DRYERS FOR YEARS. NATURALLY, WHEN MY LAST ONE FINALLY GAVE OUT, STARTED TO EXPLORE NEW ONES.WITH A RETRACTABLE CORD.FOUND THIS ONE FOR UNDER $20.00 AND IS SIMILAR TO MY OLD ONE, EXCEPT IT HAD MORE POWER. THIS HAIR DRYER DOES EVERYTHING THAT I REQUIRE WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE. VERY PLEASED WITH IT AND AM CERTAIN IT WILL LAST A GOOD COUPLE OF YEARS AS HAVE ALL MY OTHERS.