The Infiniti Pro by Conair 1,875 Watt Salon Performance AC Motor Styling Tool, though recommended by several publications, is average according to most owners. Reviewers find it powerful but say it lacks heat. Those with hair that's prone to damage see the low heat as a pro. One main complaint is this dryer shorts relatively frequently. But for the price, it isn't bad. For a more reliable dryer that packs heat, try our best reviewed pick the Revlon Tourmaline Ionic Hair Dryer RV544 (Est. $25) .
Powerful with low heat. Conair claims the motor in the Infiniti Pro lasts three times longer than most dryers, yet several owners say their dryers shorted suddenly -- some even say it sparked or burned. When the dryer doesn't burn out, many owners are very happy with it. In terms of power, several find that it offers a good amount of air and is strong. The heat from this dryer is somewhat low, owners say; some consider this a pro because it reduces damage, while others say it prevents the dryer from working well. Noise is somewhat of an issue as owners find it to be loud -- though one owner says the motor doesn't produce the same high-pitched whining sound that many others do.
Not too heavy. Good Housekeeping editors describe the Infiniti Pro as being "fairly average in performance and ease of use." Owners had little to say about ease of use, which may be a compliment in itself; other dryers receive some complaints about button locations or attachment functionality. Several owners do specifically mention that the dryer, though not light, isn't too heavy to use easily.
1. Good Housekeeping
The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested hair dryers in a lab environment and gave the dryers to consumers for at-home testing. The Infiniti Pro by Conair 1,875 Watt Salon Performance AC Motor Styling Tool scores a B. At-home reviewers found the Salon Performance AC Motor dried their hair quickly, but it had the slowest drying time in lab tests. Users also liked that the dryer was powerful but "not too hot." GHRI testers also found that the Conair AC Motor Styling Tool was also very loud but otherwise "fairly average in performance and ease of use."
Review: Infiniti Pro by Conair AC Motor Hair Dryer, Editors of Good Housekeeping, August 2012
InStyle magazine editors send out and review hundreds of beauty products each year for their Best Beauty Buys list. In 2013, the Conair Infiniti Pro AC Motor is named the best inexpensive blow dryer. Editors chatted with Rihanna's hair stylist, who says this dryer lasts far longer than most hair dryers. She also says the Conair Infiniti Pro works quickly on thick hair and is great for travel.
Review: Best Beauty Buys, Editors of InStyle magazine, Not dated
More than 340 reviewers give the Infiniti Pro by Conair AC Motor Styling Tool an average score of 4.1 out of 5 stars. Many reviewers love the power of this dryer, but some say it leaves their hair dry and unmanageable. One owner says she's purchased this dryer twice, and twice it's sparked and shorted. Owners are divided about how loud the dryer is -- one owner describes the fan as having a loud, motor noise, but a softer high-pitched squeal that some other dryers have.
Review: Conair Infiniti Pro AC Motor Styling Tool, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
InStyle.com editors name a "steal" and a "splurge" option for four hair tools, including hair dryers. The Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer is named both a best buy and the best steal, while the Parlux 3200 is named the best splurge. Editors say the Conair "rivals its pricier counterparts." It dries hair quickly and reduces frizz.
Review: Get Hollywood Hair: The Best Hair Tools for Every Budget, Editors of InStyle magazine, Not dated
About 10 reviewers rate the Infiniti Pro by Conair at MakeupAlley.com, and it averages only 3.1 out of 5 stars. Some owners are happy with this hair dryer, but most of the reviews are lukewarm. Reviewers say the dryer doesn't get hot enough, but some owners see the low heat as a pro. Another common complaint: Reviewers say the dryer loses power or stops working suddenly, and a few owners say the dryer is loud.
Review: Conair - Infiniti Pro 1875 AC Motor Dryer, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of May 2013
6. Prevention Magazine
Prevention.com editors pick the four best hair dryers for four different hair types. The Infiniti Pro by Conair is their pick for thick and frizz-prone hair; it's recommended because it can cut down drying time. They also note that it emits more negative ions, which helps to seal the cuticle and leave hair smooth and frizz-free. It's unclear whether other dryers were tested and compared.
Review: 4 Blow Dryers That Give You Great Hair, Editors of Prevention magazine, Not dated
Julyne Derrick selects the Infiniti Pro by Conair as the best drugstore brand hair dryer. She's had an Infiniti Pro for a few years and says it still works perfectly. She also praises its low price and retractable cord. It's unclear whether or not all the dryers were tested and compared to others.
Review: Top 11 Blow Dryers, Julyne Derrick, Not dated