The "D" models use an optical sensor arrangement which eliminates the need for physical contacts and results in extremely smooth operation.  The sensor requires an external power supply of +10 to 15VDC, connected via a pre-attached pigtail lead with socket.  Matching plug and a power cord are supplied. The images show the base of the GD105MKII bug, and a closeup of the sensor arrangement.  To view an image of the circuit diagram, click here. One might think the sensors themselves should be relatively inexpensive, but in the bug or paddle application the sensors have to be extremely fast.  In fact, the cost of the sensors themselves accounts for 80% of the price difference between the optical and mechanical models, with the balance being the electronics to support them.

That’s the positives. What about criticisms of GHD products? Well, in some cases, GHD straighteners have been reported to experience heating problems and, when you are in a hurry to get to work and need to avoid frizz, it’s incredibly frustrating when your straighteners won’t heat rapidly. However, that’s an issue with individual products, and GHD’s customer service team should be able to sort out a replacement quickly.


The GHD SUPERAutobug Keyer is a state-of-the-art electronice memory keyer with some unique features.  All controls are on the front of the enclosure-- no "programming" is required.    Flip the switch on the right and your electronic keyer becomes an "E-bug,"  or electronic semiautomatic bug key.  Many modern keyers can be operated in bug mode, but this one will record your messages with whatever "bug spacing" or rhythm you use.  You can even record message memories with a straight key, and all of the details of your "fist" are preserved for instant sending. 
Speed is also a factor. While GHD straighteners are high-quality and safe to use, they aren’t the fastest straightening irons on the market. Cheaper designs with metal plates will tend to heat up faster, so they may be more appropriate for people who are usually in a hurry. If you are confident about your ability to avoid scorching your hair or skin, a cheaper iron could be ideal.
ghd launched its first advertising campaign in 2003, as the sponsor of the British reality television show The Salon.[20] The company has also featured prominently on Australia’s Next Top Model.[21] In November 2009, ghd ran a popular series of advertisements titled ‘Twisted Fairytales', including depictions of characters such as Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella with the tagline "You can do anything with your hair".[22][23] Singer Katy Perry was named the face of ghd in December 2011.[24][25]
I can't believe Amazon would allow one of their trusted sellers to sell fakes. I received mine today and it took about 5 seconds to realize that it was fake. I could not register it on the ghd website, and I came across the information below to help identify fakes. This straightener did not have a reset button on the plug, and had many more of the 'give-aways' that it was a fake! DO NOT BUY FROM THIS SELLER.
The classic fully-automatic "bug" key with mechanical  contacts is the first "autokey" GHD has made in a decade. The devil is in the details, and GHD's choice of materials, dimensions, and other technical features, results in a bug that has an unusually crisp and precise feel over its entire speed range.   Fingerpieces and weights are packed separately, but easy to install, and there is a third weight that can be installed on the dash lever to bring the speed down farther.   The GN209W weighs 2-1/4 Lbs and the base measures a tidy 3" by 5". 

In addition to their exceptional hair straighteners, ghd offers innovations that'll help unleash your creative side. Amp up your beauty arsenal with specialized curling irons, wands, and more—like an amazing hair dryer—that'll give new meaning to playing with your hair! Complete your look by treating those tresses to a brush or comb from the collection.
For those who prefer the American style, GHD's new GT501MIL offers all of the features of the 501A with the lever bent down to within 3mm of the base at closure.  Overall the lever is a little bit longer so there is a slight increase in leverage and mass.  The knob is specially designed for comfortable "disk grip" sending. The base is finished in merror-polished hard chrome, while the lever and trunion assembly are finished in GHD's trademark "pear" finish..
In 2001, ghd revolutionised the way women styled their hair with the launch of its first styler – a professional tool designed for salon use that could also be easily used at home. ghd has continued to be a leader and innovator in hair styling with its range of professional brushes, ghd Style styling products and the launch of its first hairdryer, ghd air™.
Beautiful to look at, the ghd Gold V Classic is also lovely to hold. It’s designed to be extremely lightweight, so it won’t tire your arm out holding it. And with its standout gold ceramic plates, it brings a touch of luxury to your hair-styling regime too. The designers at ghd have done everything to ensure that the Gold V Classic delivers top-class styling with minimum fuss.
A note about the photography-- that much chrome is tough to photograph!  What may appear to be smears or blotches in the photographs are often reflections, and sometimes diagonal lines result in a jagged or "aliased" appearance.  Please rest assured, the base of each GHD chrome key has a superb mirror-finish, at a time when OSHA and EPA restrictions have made good chrome plating almost impossible in the US. Larger upper parts have what GHD calls a "pear" finish which is a flawless satin chrome, much more resistant to fingermarks. The black-based keys are a heavy, durable multi-layer powder-coat which will resist wear and marking for many years.  The black-based keys are more expensive than the chrome versions, because the powder-coating process and associated handling are more expensive than electroplating in Japan. 
The "D" models use an optical sensor arrangement which eliminates the need for physical contacts and results in extremely smooth operation.  The sensor requires an external power supply of +10 to 15VDC, connected via a pre-attached pigtail lead with socket.  Matching plug and a power cord are supplied. The images show the base of the GD105MKII bug, and a closeup of the sensor arrangement.  To view an image of the circuit diagram, click here. One might think the sensors themselves should be relatively inexpensive, but in the bug or paddle application the sensors have to be extremely fast.  In fact, the cost of the sensors themselves accounts for 80% of the price difference between the optical and mechanical models, with the balance being the electronics to support them.
Easy-to-use and safer for strands, the ghd Classic 1" Inch Styler with ceramic heat technology operates at the optimum 365°F styling temperature for smooth, no-frizz styling. It delivers professional, long-lasting results, sealing the cuticle for a glossy finish that looks salon-done and stays flawless all day. Designed for utmost styling flexibility, the versatile one-inch round barrel makes it easy to straighten, curl, or wave all hair types and lengths. It heats up in 30 seconds and works fast so you can effortlessly create everyday styles in a snap, while the smooth-contoured floating plates glide through strands without snagging or pulling.

The ghd max styler comes complete with advanced ceramic heat technology, ensuring a consistent and even optimum styling temperature of 185°ﹾC throughout your style. Smooth, golden floating plates deliver snag-free styling and shine, while the wider plates enable you to style larger sections of hair with ease, perfect for taming frizz in naturally curly hair and great for longer hair types, when creating waves, curls or a simple straight.


Hair dryers – Includes the GHD Air hairdryer with a 2,100W motor that generates enough air pressure to dry hair quickly. The temperature can be rapidly shifted from high heat levels to extremely cool thanks to the “Cool shot” function, while a 3m long cable makes the hair dryer extremely mobile as well. Also features the more expensive GHD Aura hair dryer which delivers a more concentrated jet of hot air and technology which lowers the temperature of the casing, avoiding uncomfortable overheating. It’s also lighter and quieter than most competitors.
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