So many websites with vape info but mostly there aren’t worth my while to read because they’re just a bunch of gibberish from someone that doesn’t know the first thing about vapes. That’s usually the case but here and there I do actually come across good sites. In this case, I found a little blog on WordPress that looks like it has some potential. Potential for what? To be a real vape blog of sorts. They’re up to speed with what’s going on. Like, for example, they know about the new vapes on the market, they seem to know what’s up with some of the old ones, and they’ve got some insight. Worth listening to? In my opinion, yeah for sure. The blog, Everything Vaporizer on wordpress.com, claims to be on a mission to explore all of the different aspects of vaping. Interestingly enough, there’s information on the blog about a 3D vaporizer print that’s been put out by an Israeli company that’s actually got backing from the government of Israel. That’s something that people reading my site here probably haven’t heard about because I don’t think I mentioned anything of it. They seem to be on top of what’s happening with vapes and that’s a good sign. I’m going to keep an eye on this one and see where it goes.
That vaporizerwire.com site that covered some of my reviews a while back looks like it’s become the top site for vaporizer news. I check it here and there and there’s usually some interesting to read about. One of the interesting things I saw was the Bud-Bug Grinder which I think is made by the same company that makes PUFFiT vaporizers. It’s an automated grinder that moves. Insane.
Back to the blog I was talking about, it’s not as legit as Vaporizer Blog but it seems to be the same general idea to some degree. The address, if you want to check out the blog, is http://everythingvaporizer.wordpress.com
Storz & Bickel’s two new vaporizers, both of which are portables, the Mighty & Crafty vapes.
Mighty & Crafty are their names. What’s with these names? First there’s the Plenty and now the Mighty and Crafty? Plenty, just so you know, is a handheld vaporizer with a cord that needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet so it’s not a portable like these two new ones. Actually, these are the only portables that Storz & Bickel makes. They’re probably make more in the future (my guess) but for now, this is it. They’re brand new and they are crazy expensive but supposedly work super good. I haven’t used them yet but I’ve heard good things from everyone I know that has so it should be exciting to see if these takeover the portable vape game as the best vapes in the game.
It’s snowing right now and that has me wondering how well these portable vapes would work on the mountain when I’m up on the lift between runs down the slopes. I wonder if they’d work while it’s straight up snowing on me or if they’d have any weird issues.
I saw that the Crafty has a phone app that works with smartphones. It lets you adjust the temperature settings or something along those lines. Seems a little ridiculous that it has a phone app but hey, whatever I guess.
Mighty vaporizer, between the two, is the pricier and it’s so much money that it makes most portable vaporizers look cheap in comparison. Wow. I mean, seriously, this thing is loot. Why so much? I don’t know but I’m not that surprised because the Volcano vapes are crazy money too, but they’re good, real good. So maybe these are just that good. Then again, I wasn’t hugely impressed with the Plenty, although that thing does make some serious vapor, it’s not as legit as some of the other vapes I’ve tested and it’s still pretty expensive so this definitely has me wondering about these two new ones.
While I haven’t tested either of these vapes yet, Vape Forest has and they’ve thrown up reviews for both. You can see their Mighty vaporizer review here and their review of the Crafty here. For a couple of portable vaporizers, both seem to have rated highly on Vape Forest. I saw the Mighty reviewed on the Critic’s site and it rated really high there too. By the look of things, these are some of the best portable vaporizers going into 2015. Because they were released late this year, they might technically be the best portable vapes 2014 saw but then again, maybe not.
This isn’t real news in my opinion but it’s worth mentioning in an update to this blog, I guess. So what happened exactly is the Oxford English Dictionary decided for a variety of reasons, that they unveiled on their blog, to crown the word “vape” as the 2014 word of the year. I think this speaks loudly as to how prevalent vaping has become. I mean, you’ve got people all over the world using vaporizers at this point. Is it popular just because of the type of vaporizers that I review here on vaporizer2013.com or is it more about the other kinds of vapes? I can’t say for sure without any raw data to analyze but what I can say is that my guess is that it’s attributed to all types of vapes.
What’s up everyone? It’s been a while since I posted an update on here so I just thought I’d stop in and push out some updates. I’m starting with this news regarding DaVinci’s customization of the Ascent. Woah. What an idea. You can customize the Ascent Vaporizer using a tool on the manufacturer’s site. Pretty cool. There are a lot of skinning options with this program so finding something sick to fit your style is not a problem. I’m actually thinking about building my own custom one but I haven’t gotten around to finding the exact color scheme I want, too many options. The customization of this second generation vaporizer by DaVinci ended up on NY Daily News where the author discussed how the customization aspect of the Ascents could take vaporization and vaporizers into the big leagues, the mainstream. I don’t know if having the ability to skin your vape is enough, but hey, maybe?
What else is new… well, there’s another vaporizer review site on the radar. Well, actually, there are a lot, but this one is cool. Its got some really well written reviews that are obviously coming from people who know what they’re talking about. You can tell when they bash a vape like the Palm and then say that an old portable like the Arizer Solo is legit that they know the vaporizers they’re talking about because I can also say that the Palm is bogus and the Solo is definitely what’s up. You know? Oh I forgot to mention the name of the site, it’s Vape Hawk. I don’t think they have a Facebook or anything but maybe they will. Right now, all they seem to have are reviews on their site. There aren’t that many but whose used every vape? Not I. The ones they got reviews for though are pretty popular like both of the Volcano vapes, Pax, Solo, MFLB, Ascent, viVape, and some others. Definitely one of those sites people should consult. It’s kind of a joke that some of the reviewers that people seem to give the most credit to don’t really seem to know what they’re talking about when they rate a vape like the Pax as high as they do. It’s not ‘that’ good. Seriously. The review of the Pax on vapehawk.com doesn’t have it that highly rated which seems to be fairly accurate in my opinion.
I’m going to cut this short because there’s not much else I want to say in this post. I probably should have saved the Vape Hawk information for the next post but that’s okay.
Trippy Stix Vape (Image Source: HMJ TV/YouTube)
Trippy Stix are vape pens and they’re pretty popular so it’s no surprise that Vape Forest has finally published a Trippy Stix review on their website. As far as I’m aware, these aren’t the same as the “Trippy Stick” or “Trippy Sticks.” These days, vaporizer pens are a dime a dozen and there’s plenty of vaporizers that don’t come off as exactly original.
The one spelled with an “X” (TrippyStix) is the one which was reviewed on VapeForest.com and it’s marketed as the first non-cartridge pen vaporizer.
This is one of those easy to use vapes and they’re not crazily expensive, at least not by vaporizer standards. It’s all relative but a portable for less than $150 is basically cheap in my book. Compare to the $250+ range where you’ll find the Ascent, Pax, and Firefly.
The Stix apparently heat up in a handful of seconds and that’s fast by portable vape standards but not necessarily so by electronic cigarette standards.
This device somewhat competes with the likes of Grenco Science’s G Pens, as it’s also a portable pen designed to vaporize essential aromatherapy oils.
The company behind it has collaborated with the rapper 2 Chainz to release a gold colored model that’s known as the 2 Chainz Trippy Stix, according to a report on VaporizerWire.com. This signature edition model isn’t a new concept, as Grenco Science has been collaborating with hip-hop artists for a while now. They’ve even got a Snoop Dogg series of G Pen and Micro G-Pen vaporizers.
I can’t wait to test this one out for myself. I’ll update you when I get my hands on one and manage to review it. That’s it for now.
Hey everyone, this is just a quick update in which I’ll gloat a little bit. I didn’t put a ton of time (obviously) into recording my vaporizer review videos that I uploaded to the Vaporizer2013 YouTube channel, but all the same, they’ve apparently attracted the attention of VaporizerWire.com, a vaporizer news website, who shared a few of my videos on their site. I don’t know if they’ll share all of them but wouldn’t that be cool?
You can see some of the video reviews I did that Vaporizer Wire shared here: http://www.vaporizerwire.com/topics/reviews/
There’s a mix of vape reviews from different places so you’ll have to look closely to see which ones are mine but I assure you that they are there!
Seeing as they showed me some love, I’m going to have to send some back by doing a quick review of their site. It looks good. Nice and clean with a cool looking logo. They appear to have come out in 2014 and they’ve quickly covered a lot of vaporizer news from the release of Snoop Dogg’s G Pen and his microG vapes to the Sky Cloud vaporizer’s fundraiser by KandyPens. They also appear to be collecting pictures explaining different aspects of vaporizers and vaporizing. Obviously, seeing as they’ve got my vape video reviews, they also have vaporizer reviews on their site.
Personally, I’ve never seen a site that was dedicating to vapor news like this one but from what I can tell, it’s pretty much one of a kind.
If you have any idea what vape I should try to review next, let me know!
Carbon Ascent Vaporizer (Source: Gizmodo)
In recent vaporizer-news, Gizmodo.com published a review of the Ascent portable vaporizer by DaVinci (davincivaporizer.com) and it looks like they got the new carbon model. If you didn’t know, DaVinci Vaporizers released a new color/pattern for their Ascent, the carbon-fiber looking one. This is just one of those portable vaporizer reviews that you have to read. It’s not the best review I’ve ever seen but it seems straight forward and honest to me and that’s what counts. It doesn’t matter if the author agrees or disagrees with me. What matters is that it’s their honest opinion. Honest vaporizer reviews aren’t as easy to come by as I would like and that’s part of the reason why I like having my own site (this one) to publish my own thoughts.
Back to Gizmodo’s review. The author compares Ascent to Pax and Firefly. All three are portable vaporizers. All three seem to be popular. One of the main differences is Ascent’s ability to vape liquids where the Firefly and Pax vaporizers aren’t really designed for it. Nice to see a big name like Gizmodo reviewing portables. Props guys.
Vapir Rise is the most shareable desktop vape I’ve seen. It has a splitter that lets you connect 4 tubes. It’s been a long time coming (a multi-user vape). I’m glad there’s finally something out there that’s really designed to be shared. The loading chamber is big enough and the fan powerful enough to support the 4 tubes. If you don’t want to use all 4, there are valves to shut so you can plug the tubes you’re not using which is cool if you’re only with one or two other people. For whatever reason, the main tube in the center seems to work best. Not sure why this is but my testing says that this is the case. I don’t have a video for this myself, at least not just yet, but VapeForest.com does and here it is. Their VapirRise review video that’s on up YouTube.com:
To those that don’t know, this one also lets you use a bag. That’s not all, you ambient aromatherapy fans will be pleased to find that it can easily accommodate your needs. Bored? Switch it up. That’s what this is all about and it does it all in style with its digital temperature controls and bright blue screen.
I think it’s fair to assume that vaporizing aromatic blends in public is acceptable, however, you should always be courteous of others, but this isn’t about portable vaporizers, it’s about electronic cigarettes. E-cigs have been around for a little while now and it appears as if some airports actually allow patrons to use them inside of their terminals. Miami International Airport, as one of numerous examples, is one of those airports or at least was at the time USA Today Network reported on the matter, however, a representative of the airport apparently said that the policy is being reviewed.
So what’s the problem with using e-cigs indoors? I think the main problem is that there isn’t enough research available to determine whether or not it’s safe or not. After all, the FDA is tasked with protecting the general population from unsafe products, right?
I have to admit, when I was reading about all of this, I didn’t actually consult the USA Today story but rather I read this story on The Epoch Times.
For anyone wondering how the industry has been growing, the US Center for Disease Control said that this particular industry, that of electronic cigs, has been growing rapidly since their initial release.
Vaporizer Cooking (Credit: VapeForest)
It seem as if a lot of people have mistaken vaporizers for electronic cigarettes and vice versa when they’re actually fairly different. I mean, vaporizers have legitimate applications beyond vaporizing tobacco and liquid nicotine blends. Just to give a couple of examples, you can use a vaporizer in aromatherapy and in culinary arts. Vaporizer cooking is a newer concept that you might not have heard of, but it’s been happening for a while. Surprised? I was when I first found out. The picture to the right that I snagged from Vape Forest’s blog (blog.vapeforest.com) explains more about this culinary arts phenomena. Back to these new rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
So who is in favor of e-cigs and against the proposed regulations? Well, the makers of Blu e-cigarettes for one. Being one of the more popular brands, it’s no surprise that they’re against any new rules which would inhibit sales and/or diminish the popularity of e cigs. There are others, but more interesting might be who is lobbying in favor of these new regulations. I personally think that it’s likely that some of the big tobacco companies are lobbying against e-cigs for obvious reasons.
I’ve smoked cigarettes and I’ve used an e-cig. From my own personal experience, I concluded that e-cigs felt less harmful/damaging to my body. I could really feel the difference in my throat.
You can read more about these new rules pertaining to e cigs and potentially vaporizers over at All Voices. For everyone’s reference, I don’t review e cigs, just vaporizers and yes, there is a difference.