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Conair Infiniti 223x

Conair Infiniti 223x Review

Hair Dryers

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Best Feature:
Inexpensive dryer has tourmaline, ionic & ceramic technology
Worst Feature:
Louder and heavier than higher priced dryers
Best Uses:
Salon-quality results without breaking the bank
Pricing:
$35 (3-year warranty)
Manufacturer:

Where to Buy

Store Name
Price
$25.00
$31.69
$32.99

Overview

InStyle Magazine has recognized the Conair Infiniti 223x Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer as one of the year’s "Best Beauty Buys" the last four years in a row. The 223x has most of the same great features as the higher-priced dryers at just a fraction of the price. It has a high-torque DC motor that is designed to make hair drying and styling fast and easy. The 223x combines two leading hair styling technologies: tourmaline ceramic and ionic. Both work to reduce drying time and damage, while improving shine and texture. It has 3 heat and 2 speed settings to suit different hair types and styles. You can find it on Amazon for around $25, and it is backed by a 3 year warranty.

Product Report Card Grade

We give Conair’s Infiniti 223x Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer a B+ because it is an affordable hair dryer that features the same advanced technology used by more expensive professional models. We deducted points however because customers complained that it is louder and heavier than more expensive hair dryers. Some customers also felt that it had much a shorter lifespan.


 
This Product
Overall Score
Our Awards
Date Reviewed
April 2013
April 2013
January 2012
Pros
Very inexpensive hair dryer with tourmaline ionic technology; retractable cord prevents damage and is convenient for storage and travel; removable filter makes it easy to clean
Significantly cuts down on drying time; exceptionally lightweight; drying technology leaves hair smoother and softer; features an ionic switch; long cord length; conveniently sized for travel/storage; multiple heat/speed combinations; extended life AC motor
Affordable professional-grade hair dryer; lighter and more compact than conventional dryers; long cord length; multiple heat/speed combinations; long-lasting AC motor; removable filter makes it easy to clean; rubber casing makes it easy to grip
Cons
Noisier than more expensive brands; cord is on the shorter side; heat/speed settings are limited; shorter lifespan than expensive dryers
Expensive; some complaints that the dryer was still quite top heavy compared to other professional dryers and buttons were awkwardly placed; some customers felt it didn't work well with the diffuser attachment for curly hair
Some complaints that the dryer was somewhat top heavy compared to other professional dryers; some complaints that the concentrator attachment falls off the nozzle at higher power settings
Type
Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic
Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic
Ceramic Ionic
Price (MSRP)
$25
$160
$60
Warranty
3-year limited warranty
2-year limited warranty
3-year limited warranty
Dimensions
4.75" x 9.5" x 11"
6.2" long
8.5" x 3.8" x 9.8"
Weight (lbs)
2.5
1.2
2.2
Drying Technology
The Infiniti 223x has tourmaline ceramic coils that prevent damage to hair because they can distribute heat more evenly. The ionic generator also helps to reduce drying time and leave hair smooth and shiny.
While improved heat distribution reduces hair damage, a tourmaline-coated ionic generator substantially cuts drying time and seals the cuticle to lock in moisture and reduce frizz and static by 90%. One interesting bonus feature of the 4000i is that it has an ion switch, which you can leave on for smooth/straight hair or turn off if you want to add more volume.
In addition to providing improved heat distribution to prevent hair damage, the Carrera 2's ceramic ionic technology also reduces overall drying time and seals the cuticle to make hair silkier and shinier.
Settings
It has 3 heat and 2 speed settings.
It has 6 speed/heat settings.
It has 6 speed/heat settings.
Cool Shot Button
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ion Switch
No
Yes
No
Motor Type
DC
AC
AC
Power
1875W
1875W (can produce airspeed of 80mph and airflow of 86 m3/h)
1900W
Voltage
110
110
110
Cord
Has a 5' power cord (retractable).
Has a 9' professional power cord (fixed).
Has a 9' professional power cord (fixed).
Included Attachments
Comes with a soft finger diffuser for curly/wavy hair and a concentrator.
Comes with 2 concentrators.
Comes with an extra narrow concentrator nozzle (8 mm).
Product Design
Available in a fuchsia finish.
Available in a matte black or pink finish.
Available in a matte black finish that has a soft rubberized texture.

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Retractable cord prevents damage and is convenient for storage and travel
  • Same technology as higher priced dryers
  • Removable filter makes it easy to clean
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Louder than more expensive brands
  • Cord is on the shorter side
  • Heavier
  • Heat/speed settings are limited
  • Shorter lifetime than expensive dryers

Key Features

Product Size
The dryer measures 4.75" x 9.5" x 11" and weighs 2.5 lbs.
Voltage
110 V AC
Wattage
1875W
Motor
High-torque DC motor increases the velocity of the dryer’s airflow making styling easy and fast
Adjustable Settings
In addition to 3 heat and 2 speed settings, the 223x also has a cool shot button to “set” your hair.
Tourmaline Ceramic Heat Technology
Tourmaline ceramic coils are better than metal coils because they generate full-spectrum, infrared heat and ions. Improved heat distribution reduces damage and ions smooth the cuticle to give you silky, shiny hair.
Ionizing Function
The 223x generates negative ions that fight flyaways, frizz and static electricity. The technology also works to split apart water molecules, which drastically reduces drying time. Tourmaline dryers are thought to create a higher number of negative ions than regular ionic dryer.
Product Design
Comes in fuchsia.
Cord
5’ retractable line cord
Included Attachments
Soft finger diffuser for curly/wavy hair and concentrator
Warranty
Limited 3 year warranty

Reputation

The 223x has received very good reviews online from customers. It is an affordable hair dryer that has all the technology of some of the professional dryers without the high price tag.


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