Dyson SupersonicThe Dyson Supersonic costs $400 — but it’s worth every penny.Avery Hartmans/Business Insider

The hair care space isn’t one that’s seen much tech innovation since handheld hair dryers went mainstream in the 1950s.

While there are flashy new products from time to time, most of us settle for the same-old, same-old: Gadgets that may help us look our best, but are a total pain to use.

So I jumped at the chance to test out the Dyson Supersonic, a $400 hair dryer that looks like something used in outer space. This product is said to be extremely powerful, super-fast, and capable of much more than turning my hair from wet to dry. 

Not only did the Supersonic live up to my expectations, it went above and beyond. Here’s what using it was like: