At first look I was super-impressed with the design and features of the straighteners. My favourite feature is that there are 12 variable heat settings, so if you don't want to crank it up to 235 degrees you can toggle the setting and vary the temperature using the digital display. It also shows you on the display as it heats up, though it gets to full temperature in 15 settings so you don't have to wait long. The design is really sleek with slim, long plates and a really long cord which is another useful feature if, like me, your plug socket is not as close to your mirror as you'd like. It also comes with an auto shut-off feature so you don't have to rush back home if you suddenly panic that you've left them on (Mum, I'm looking at you right about now).
But do they work? The short answer is yes. As you can see from the reviews on the Very website these easily match up to GHDs, and more. They effortlessly straightened my fairly thick hair and made it feel smooth as well as straight. They didn't pull my hair out or make it frizzy and flyaway like GHDs used to, and the extra features make them well-worth the price tag. A big thumbs up from me.