Is the Dyson Corrale Worth Its $699 Price Tag?

Spoiler alert: Worth every penny

Dyson Just Launched a $699 Cordless Flat Iron Called Corrale

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When the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer was released in 2016, I was skeptical of its performance against its $599 price tag. For a hair device that performs a single function, it didn’t seem to justify the price, especially when its closest competitor offered one at half the price. That said, the Dyson Supersonic was a product that you had to try before knowing its true worth, much like how people swear by its vacuum cleaner after using them. The extensive research put into the study of different hair types, design and engineering cumulated into a hairdryer which was high-performance, dried hair really quickly, didn’t tire out your wrist, and caused less damage to hair—in other words, worth every bit cent.

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Fast forward to 2020, Dyson has just released the Corrale, a flat iron that allows you to create both straight and curled hair, and is a product that breaks away from the brand’s usual air-powered devices like the Supersonic and AirWrap. At first glance, the Dyson Corrale looks just like any other flat iron—it looks like tongs with two pieces of flat iron that you press on a section of hair to apply heat in order to style it. While the design isn’t groundbreaking, the price is a jaw-dropping $699, which is similar to the AirWrap Complete set. The price can also be off-putting for some since it doesn’t come with any attachments like the AirWrap does.

Dyson Corrale

On paper, the Dyson Corrale shares the same standards as the Supersonic and AirWrap in terms of testing as well as how it’s designed to style with minimal damage to hair. Much has also been said about the amount of hair they procure in order to conduct tests when they embarked on the Supersonic and AirWrap.

However, to appreciate the Corrale requires hands-on experience, just like the Supersonic. When you style a section of hair with a traditional flat iron, you’ll usually end up making a few passes as the heat is applied unevenly. The standard plates are often rigid, and doesn’t offer much hold on hair—imagine trying to use the flat iron to hold up a bunch of uncooked spaghetti.

 

Dyson Corrale flexible plates

The Corrale’s unique heating plates, on the other hand, give a better grip. The flexible plates are able to warp and flex around a section of your hair, offering even distribution of heat all around it. This means fewer passes are required to your hair is subjected to less heat damage over time.

The Dyson Corrale also has its own built-in battery, which means you don’t have to fumble on wires while styling. While wireless flat irons aren’t exactly a new idea, most products on the market aren’t exactly user-friendly because manufacturers tend to cut corners order to maintain portability of the device; the flat iron is usually not hot enough, or the plates are just too small. The Dyson Corrale doesn’t compromise on those standards though. It comes with three heat settings 165°C, 185°C, and 210°C, fully capable of straightening fine as well as thick and coarse lock, surpassing the performance of any wired flat iron. It also has a charging dock that won’t damage your vanity when the plates are still hot, plus there is an option to use it as a wired device as it connects magnetically to the bottom of the Corrale.

Dyson has also thought about the travel regulations that come with battery-powered devices that have heating elements. There is a safety lock that you can detach to disconnect the battery from the heating elements, making it possible for you to bring it on your vacations when the pandemic blows over.

In short, the Dyson Corrale may perform a single function as a flat iron, but it does a damn good job of it.

The Dyson Corrale is priced at $699 and is available on dyson.com.sg.

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