Updated 27 Jun 2016

Silver Bullet

Black Velvet

Snapshot: The Silver Bullet Black Velvet hairdryer has 2 speed settings and 3 heat settings. But how well did it dry hair?

Black Velvet
Consumer score
SCORE
Average price

$165

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Test results

Overall score
74
Performance
?/10
Drying rate
?/10
Airflow speed
?/10
Temperature range
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK drying rate.
  • OK airflow speed.
  • Good temperature range.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very comfortable to hold.
  • Controls are OK to operate while using the hairdryer.
  • Good styling score from user panel.

But

  • No diffuser.
  • No cool shot.

About our test and trial

Our lab assessed performance, then our panel put the hairdryers through their paces in the real world to test ease of use.

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (50%)
  • Ease of use (50%)

Average price is from an April/May 2016 survey.

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Full specs

Model

Average price
$165

Specifications

Watts (W)
2000
Weight (g)
806
Noise (dBA)
83
Controls
Rocker
Speed settings
2

Features

Heat settings
3 (includes "no" heat setting)
Cool shot
No
Turbo
×
Ionic
Not stated
Concentrator
1
Diffuser
×
Hanging loop

More Info

Notes

From dateline.co.nz and hair salons.