I had this hairdryer before my last one because I wanted a more conveniently sized one suitable for travelling that wasn't one of those annoying folding ones or an actual travel sized one (I have had both of these kinds in the past and they are both completely pointless). This one from Visiq is smaller than the average hair dryer which means that it fit the bill for me wanting to travel with it.
I had the hair dryer for quite a while and it did a good job overall. I found that it fit well in my hand luggage sized suitcase. It has a decent length cord too which is something that is usually lacking in smaller hair dryers. The cord length of this one means that it can be used pertty much anyway and you can get it to reach a mirror. It has two poer settings and three temperature settings which is very much the industry standard as far as I am aware, or at least all the ones that I have had in the past have all had this.
It's not perfect though because it is only a 1200 watt hair dryer, which is quite underpowered really and means that it does take longer than average to dry your hair. I have shoulder length hair and it took a good ten minutes to get my hair properly dry, which is actually quite a long time for me and it hurts your arm!
Overall though I would recommend the hair dryer because it only costs nine pounds in Argos (which is where I got mine and they still have it). I would say it is great for a travel dryer but a little slow for an every day one.
I have had this hair dryer for years! I remember asking for a hair dryer for my birthday while I was still a teenager from my Dad. He had no idea what was good way back then (well he still has no idea if I'm honest!) so I looked in the Argos catalogue (yeah not even online!!) and picked out this hair dryer, he bought it for me and it's still going strong now.
WHAT'S IT LIKE
It is quite a sleek black hair dryer, not too bulky at all. It came with a diffuser comb which makes it quite big when that is attached.
It is all black, with a sliver filter bit on the end where the air is sucked in and white writing on the side.
It has two speed settings so you can chose if you want it low or more powerful, and it has three heat settings. The highest setting actually does get very hot so best not to hold it in the same place for too long as (ouch!) it burns! There is also a little blue button that you can hold down for if you want a blast of cool air.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
Yes, yes yes!!!
This is the best hair dryer I have ever owned! It is powerful and has a good range of heat settings!
I have really thick heavy hair (like really really thick, it's a nightmare!) and I need a decent hair dryer. I often wash and dry my hair right before I go to work so need a decent dryer that will dry it quickly. I've had to use my Mum's before when I got ready for work round her house and it took me forever. It was no where near as powerful as mine and it cost her a lot more!
The diffuser is a good accessory but not essential, I'm often in a rush and don't really use it that often and it is still an amazing hair dryer.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
As I mentioned earlier, I got mine from Argos and I believe Argos are still selling them.
It cost me (well actually my Dad!) £9.99.
Well I think it's pretty obvious from my review that I love this hair dryer and would definitely recommend! It is amazing!
Really powerful, hardwearing and long lasting and at a bargain price!
5 / 5 for me!
Thank you for reading
xx Mrs K xx
=Visiq Trio Hairdryer=
I needed to buy a new travel hairdryer, as I left mine when I was away in the summer, not exactly left, I forget to pack it to come home with, so I did not want to spend more than £10 on a replacement hairdryer.
Argos catalogue to hand I saw this Visiq trio hairdryer, and as well as the basic nozzle it also included a diffuser, great as that would be brilliant for drying my daughters hair. The dryer was £9.99 Also included for this price was a brush and a comb.
It is smaller than most standard hairdryers, but bigger than a travel hairdryer, a nice in-between size.
I was very impressed with the speed of this hairdryer, as it was a 1800W and had 2 heat speed settings.
The hairdryer, was easy to use quick to dry the hair, the only bug bearer that I found was it was noisy, than other driers that I have used previously, if I was using this on a regular basis then I would find that this is a problem but for holidays, I work on the basis of its merits such as speed and size outweighs the noise issue
=Would I recommend=
I would recommend this hairdryer, and especially for £10 if you get a year's use from it then you've defiantly had your money's worth.
I was fed up with my own hairdryer spending all its time in my daughter's bedroom, so I decided to buy her her own for her eleventh birthday. It sounds a bit obvious but I wanted a hairdryer to do exactly what it should - nothing fancy, and I didn't want to pay a fortune for the privilege, so I went to Argos and got the cheapest I could find. I was prepared for the consequences of this, half expecting it to be no more useful than standing outsid on a windy day, but I was very pleasantly surprised.
I have since learnt that Visiq manufacture several beauty appliances, but in all honesty I had not heard of the brand before I bought this. I guess the fact that it's not a hugely well-known brand goes towards explaining the lower price tag. I really didn't care what brand it was made by though, I just wanted it to work reasonably well. I paid £8.99 for this, which was full price from Argos, and was impressed at how cheap it was. This was actually the slightly dearer version too as it came with a diffuser as well as the standard concentrator nozzle. My daughter doesn't have curly hair, but it comes in handy to add volume to both our heads of long straight hair.
I was impressed at the power of the hairdryer. At 2000 watt it stands at the same wattage as my own, but I was still dubious. I think after paying such a good price I was just waiting to discover the downfall, but it dried her hair quickly, thoroughly and reasonably quietly. The concrator nozzle is great for pointing downwards at her parting to flatten down any loose ends, and the diffuser is a good size with a good curve to it which snuggles nicely round the head.
The hairdryer has 2 heat settings, 3 speed settings and a button that can be pressed for a cool shot of air which apparently sets the style. We mainly use the faster setting on the highest heat, simply to speed up the drying process, but the option to reduce either is available for more careful hairstyling. The high heat setting is very hot, so be sure to keep moving the hairdryer in order to avoid burning hair (or your neck.)
The hairdryer may not be quite as stylish looking as many that are on the market - it is fairly bulky, but to be honest, I don't think this matters much. It's not overly heavy, and my daughter doesn't have a problem holding it up to dry her hair so that's the main thing. The air vent on the back of the hairdryer is detachable which means it will be easily cleaned. It also provides with peace of mind as it has an automatic cut-off facility if it over-heats, which means I know my daughter won't set her room on fire with it!
The only slight negative I have is that I would ideally have like the cable to be a bit longer. It is 1.8 metres long, but if your plug socket is located away from the mirror, as my daughter's is, it can cause a problem (unless you don't mind drying your hair without a mirror, of course.)
All in all, I am delighted with the purchase, and it may well be me stealing her hairdryer in future!
This hairdryer provides excellent value for money. It provides a good standard of blowing power which ensures drying is quick and easy, there are 3 temperature settings, and it must be said the top one, is extremely hot. And cannot be used anywhere near to your scalp although I wouldnt advise using it on your hair either.
One issue I have found with mine is that when I use the hot setting the hairdryer overheats and dies on me, I can then see it glow red inside and have to turn it off, and allow it to cool a little before attempting to re-use.
This is quite a serious problem, but for the money I paid it is not something I will complain about, I am more than happy to accept this and save the extra money I could have spent on something that does exactly the same job, and probably does it no better.
Having read all the relevant dooyoos (thanks all!) I decided that it was not worth spending too much money on a new hairdryer. I therefore turned to my Argos catalogue and chose the cheapest fairly powerful hairdryer with a diffuser. It's not that I even need a diffuser (I have completely straight hair) but I like to get a lot for my tenner and one day perms might be fashionable again! I have never heard of the make the Visiq before, and I wondered whether it would be better to buy a well-known brand. But I decided against this because all brands have a one-year Argos guarantee anyway, so if the dryer only last six months I will have no problem in getting a replacement. Anyway, I chose the Visiq Trio Hairdryer at £9.99 and I am more than satisfied with it. As well as the diffuser attachment, the dryer also has a concentrator nozzle for smooth styling, and a styling brush and comb. At 1800W and with 2 heat/speed settings, it is perfectly adequate for basic drying and styling. In fact, it is easier to switch between two different heat settings than four or five, and I certainly can't be bothered to differentiate that much anyway. The dryer is fairly light and convenient to operate, although it is quite noisy. All in all, it seems to be an excellent dryer for the price although it may be that it will not stand up to very heavy use.