Monday, September 10, 2012

G-Pen Vaporizer by Grenco Review 4.6





Ease Of Use:
Oil can be a pain to fill in most vaporizers, a good thing about the G-Pen, you can fit a lot of oil in it so you don't have to fill it very often. In our testing one packed tank would last over a week with daily use. Other than filling the Tank the G-Pen is single button operation and could be used by anyone with no instructions

Design:
Oil can make a mess, if you let the G-Pen sit on its side too long it can spill. This is true for most oil vaporizers and is a small issue. The oil is held in a separate replaceable tank which makes less mess.

Battery Life:
Don't expect this battery to run out on you anytime soon. Each charge holds about 400 hits. Oil vapor is much stronger than standard vaporizers and 400 hits is much more than you would ever need in a day. 

Vapor Hits:
Oil Vapor is very solid and can make you cough. The G-Pen hits as strong as much more expensive oil vaporizers. The Button automatically shuts off after 10 seconds, for extra large hits press the button while inhaling for a few seconds then let go and press the button again, this will let you take longer draws that would impress anyone

Portability:
The G-Pen is about the size of a Sharpie Marker and can be taken anywhere. We recommend carrying the G-Pen in a case, however if you are vamping on the go it will easily fit in any pocket. The small size of the G-Pen also makes it very discreet

Bottom Line:
If you are looking to buy your first Oil Vaporizer, start with the G-Pen. The G-Pen works better than most pen vaporizers we have tried and the price is much less than other versions. Replacement parts are easy to find so you can keep your G-Pen working for a long time.

The instant heat up is something you do not see with a lot of vaporizers, this makes the G-Pen perfect for quick single draws. The battery life ensures you will have more hits than necessary available, however the 
size and weight will make you forget this vape is in your pocket.



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Arizer Solo Review 4.6




Ease Of Use:
The Solo is one of the easier vaporizers to use, there is no learning curve like with some vaporizers. Fill the Glass Stem, put it inside the vaporizer, set the temperature and you are done

Design:
Older versions of the Arizer Solo had some issues with the design. Versions m-105 and below had issues with smell, newer versions have resolved all major issues. Be sure to ask if you are buying the most recent version.

Battery Life:
The battery life is in a class of its own, 5 hour battery life makes the Solo the longest lasting battery vaporizer available. 

Vapor Hits:
The Solo is notorious for providing the highest quality vapor. The vapor hits are equal to most large desktop vaporizers

Portability:
Because of the large battery the Solo is bigger than most portable vaporizers, it is too big to carry in your pocket but small enough to take with you

Bottom Line:
This is one of the best Portable Vaporizers. The dense vapor hits and long battery life make the Solo better than most other vaporizers. The glass filling chamber provides you with top quality flavor. 


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Iolite Wispr Vaporizer Review


     We are excited to finally get our hands on the long awaited update to the Iolite Original. The new Wispr Vaporizer is packed full of new features that make this one of the best portable vaporizers we have ever seen. Here are some of the new features you will find in the new Iolite Wispr:


Packaging:  
     Getting a new vaporizer is always fun. Iolite packed the Wispr Vaporizer in a box that makes it feel like the Apple iPhone of Vaporizers.


     
Fuel Gauge: 
     The iolite fills with butane in only 6 seconds. With the new Wispr, you can view exactly how much fuel is in your Vaporizer. 
     The butane now fills from the bottom. The pin feels more sturdy then previous versions. Iolite has also added a unique serial number at the bottom to help fight the counterfeit vaporizers commonly found on eBay and Amazon.
     Iolite also added a new Ignition Light to make it easier to tell when the vaporizer is active.

New Filling Chamber: 
     The Wispr filling chamber is surprisingly different then their original vaporizer. The mouth piece is now made out of silicon and is very flexible. The original Iolite straws were known to break, the new Wispr straw appears to be unbreakable under normal use. The chamber is the same width but is noticeably longer. Longer bowls increase the density of vapor. 


     The filling chamber pin is longer than the original, we also noticed the Wispr Chamber is now insulated which will help preserve heat. Preserving the heat will keep the chamber at the high temp longer which means the Wispr will need less fuel to operate.


     The actual size of the Wispr is slightly bigger than the original, however the new design keeps the outside from getting hot. 





On / Off:
     The Original Iolite had a switch for the butane and a separate switch for the ignition. The Wispr combined both into one easy to use slide switch. When the orange is showing, the butane is on, you then push down the slide one more time and the ignighter starts heating the vaporizer.


Conclusion:
     The Wisprs new retro design is a very cool look. Even though the Wispr only weighs 4.5 ounces, it has a very sturdy feel and does not get hot like the original does.  The ignition light, fuel gauge, and flexible straw shows that Iolite has been listening to their customers. The actual vapor will not disappoint, the longer filling chamber gives a stronger vapor and great flavor. There are no noticeable smells with the Wispr which is a common flaw with other brands. 

     Iolite continues to make great products, Get your Wispr today with free Butane.

     



See The New Iolite Wispr 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vape Or Smoke Review



I had a chance to meet with the creators of the vape-or-smoke vaporizer this week. Before we start selling this new vaporizer, I wanted to test it in the most extreme environments. Of course there is only one way to properly test any vaporizer, take it to Vegas and use it more than any human should.... So here is my honest review of the vape-or-smoke.
I should mention that I offered Mike, the creator of Vape-Or-Smoke, a chance read the review before I posted it. He told me he wants to read it after I post my review, and he asked me to be as judgmental as possible so they can get better feedback. That was surprising to hear, I give them a lot of credit for wanting transparency.
First Impression:
The Vape-Or-Smoke is on the smaller side, only 3.8 oz (filled) and is 3.5” x 2” x .75”. That is bigger than a Magic Flight, but smaller than a Iolite. It is solid black which makes it discreet looking.

Pros:
Durability..
I had a real concern about the quality of this vaporizer considering it has a lot of plastic components. Once I got to hold the Vape-Or-Smoke I was surprised by the actual quality of the build. There was nothing on this vaporizer that I felt would break, and each part fit flush with the other parts. The VS team had material data sheets that showed the mouthpiece was made out of FDA approved food grade materials. The rest of the plastic parts are made out of a very dense plastic, dense enough that I held a torch lighter to the outside of the VS and it did not melt. The bowl is built to aerospace tolerance and has no manufacturing remnants left inside, meaning there were no signs of manufacturing chemicals or metal flakes. I took the liberty of shutting a hotel room door on the bowl and all it did was scratch the outside.
Usability..
In the Vape-Or-Smoke videos, they show the VS being taken completely apart, it is cool to see but is not what is needed for actual use. With your thumb you can slide the bowl out where it can easily be packed and slid back into place, there is also a hole in the back for filling the butane. Those are the main two things you will be doing to your VS day to day, Once the bowl is exposed, you can give it another thumb push and fully disassemble the unit which should be seldom necessary.
Holding the VS in the palm of your hand, you use your thumb to extend the mouthpiece about 45 degrees, then you put your lips on the mouthpiece and lift it to a 90 degree angle ( try using your thumb and mouth at the same time to bring it to 90 degrees )
We used the VS more than we should of for two days straight until the butane ran out. I don't have a exact number of puffs we got off it before the butane went out but it was more than adequate.
You need to start inhaling while you lift the mouthpiece up so the butane torch has enough oxygen to ignite. Once the torch lights up, you get solid vapor almost instantly. You must keep inhaling until you're done. A nice safety feature is the VS only will light up if it is being used.
It was windy and cold in Vegas this week, we all took a walk outside and used the VS in the wind with no problem. The bowl does get hot with frequent use, but no other part gets too hot to hold

Flavor..
I think a better name would of been Vapor-Smoke, not Vape-Or-Smoke. From what I understand the main goal is to give the user two options, vapor with a minimal amount of combustion, or pure vapor. Being a vaporizer snob, I chose to go for the pure vapor. All you have to do is add the thick screen provided which distributes the heat evenly and gives pure vapor.
It took me about two practice bowls to get it right. My first mistake was I inserted the screen wrong, I would love to see a form fitting screen or basket to make the VS a little more user friendly. My second mistake was not inhaling fast enough, usually with portable vapes you have to inhale slowly, this vape is the opposite. After a few practice runs I was getting exactly what I wanted, dense vapor with lots of flavor. Eric who is part of the puff it up crew thought the flavor was too strong. The torch lighter is easy to adjust so we turned it down slightly which brought out a lighter vapor (A nice option)
Butane disperses before it hits the herb, but it's a good idea to use 5x refined butane which is flavorless. We used vector butane which worked perfectly.

It All Comes Apart..
This is a great feature, when you fully open the VS you can completely disassemble it. This might not be ideal for a casual vapor users, but for those of us who put a lot of miles on our vaporizers this makes a lot of sense. Completely pulling the VS apart let's you thoroughly clean the unit, which is a serious problem with other vaporizers. I soaked my VS in formula 420 All Natural for about 5 minutes and it did the trick. The manufacture also recommends rubbing alcohol.
Another great reason for having a vaporizer that completely comes apart is you can replace anything on it, and every part will be available except for the center.
ANOTHER great reason that the VS breaks down into pieces is because custom parts will be available soon. I will go into detail about this later, with some info that isn't supposed to be public knowledge yet..
*ANOTHER* Great reason the VS breaks down into pieces is because the manufacture wants your VS to last forever. So when upgrades are available you will be able to buy upgraded parts instead of a whole new vape. Seriously how cool is that?


The Upgrades..
Ok I am going to apologize now to the Vape-Or-smoke crew for giving secrets away. These concepts really impressed me and I am sure they will impress others as well. Again all these upgrades will work with the current version, as will future adapters.
- Oil Diffuser -   It looks like a metal plug with a brillo pad inside of it. You can drop a little oil or wax inside the diffuser, then put it inside the bowl and you have instant concentrate vapor. A lot of companies have tried this, no one has come close to doing it right. VS really nailed this concept. I got to use one with an herb oil and it heated up instantly with great flavor. It held about three drops.
- Ceramic Bowl - This is for the "glass only" purest out there. I'm not one of the glass only people, however VS is working on a replacement bowl that is Ceramic-Tungsten
blend which is super strong and has the glass experience
- Custom Cases - VS is working on cases in different colors, and eventually designs. This is strictly for pride of ownership and doesn't change how the VS is used, but is cool.
- Vapor Basket - Earlier I said the screen was a little of a pain to put in, not terrible but it could be improved. Well, they did it and plan on selling it soon

Conclusion:
Don't think I'm being nice to the Vape-Or-Smoke team. If you read our official blog (cheap plug), we have no problem saying a vaporizer sucks.The Vape-Or-Smoke vaporizer is very well made and caters to the experienced vaporizer user. I can’t really comment on combustion because I haven’t smoked in years and have little to compare it to. These guys put a lot of thought into every part of this vaporizer and there is very little I would change on this unit that they haven't thought of already. The actual unit is built very solid.   With the screen in properly it works great as a vaporizer.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Magic Flight Launch Box




When we started PuffItUp.com , our goal was to try every vaporizer on the market and only sell the best. There were a lot of vaporizers we wanted to try right away, and a lot we looked at and put in the maybe pile. Originally, the Magic Flight Launch Box was in that maybe pile. We put off trying the Launch Box, thinking it was nothing special, we were wrong.





The Launch Box arrived in a small tin packed with just about every extra you could imagine. Surprisingly, one of the smallest things in the tin is the Vaporizer. At only 2.5 x 1.25 x .9 inches, this was by far the smallest vaporizer we have ever seen.







This small wooden vaporizer has a slide top cover with a large mesh screen bowl that has a lot of airflow for strong hits. You put your herb in the bowl, cover it up and push the AA battery into the side, within 3 seconds the chamber fills up with dense vapor. Wait what? 3 seconds! That’s right! Most vaporizers take 3-10 minutes to heat up, The Launch Box has an amazing 3-10 second heat up time.





The part that surprised us all, and this was something no one here expected, the flavor you get from the herb is the best we have tasted anywhere! That makes The Magic Flight Launch Box the smallest, fastest heating, best hitting portable vaporizer we have ever seen! The over sized chamber can be used to shake your herb so you can get a good even hit each time.





Bottom line : The looks of this vaporizer might not impress a lot of people, but the ease of use from this fast heating, hard hitting, great tasting vaporizer will make it your favorite. Its low price of $99 and its lifetime guarantee should seal the deal. Each of the two AA batteries are good for about 30 hits and recharge in about 15 minutes. We are so happy to have this vaporizer in our store and we know you will love it as much as we do!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Iolite Vaporizer Review


All right boys and girls, welcome to what should be the first of many product reviews.
The main reason we are doing reviews is to give you our honest opinion of products before you buy them. We only sell products that we would use ourselves. However, our goal here is to be as honest as possible about the pros and cons of the products we sell.
If you have an opinion on anything you read here, please comment on this blog. That being said, let’s get started.




It is only fitting that we start with the Iolite Vaporizer. This is one of the first vaporizers we sold and we continue to sell more of these than any other vaporizer!
The first thing you notice with the Iolite is the packaging. It is somewhat like unboxing an iPhone. Everything is packed in a well designed, molded box.
Right away you will notice with the Iolite is how light it is. Most portable vaporizers use battery packs, which do make it portable, but can add several extra pounds. The use of butane not only makes it weigh less than any other vaporizer, it also heats up faster than any other portable.
Charging the Iolite with butane takes 10 seconds at most and lasts for about 2 hours of use. (Compare that to 30 minutes of use after a 2 hour battery charging.) It’s simple to use. You flick the switch on the back and the butane starts flowing. Press the button on the front and you have ignition. Within 45 seconds, it is hot enough to use, although optimal heating time is closer to 5 minutes. Once the Iolite is at the proper temperature, the butane automatically shuts off. It will turn itself on and off as needed to keep the heating element at the proper temperature.





The actual inhalation air flow is good, but not great. Keep in mind this vaporizer is smaller than others so the air flow is not what you would expect from a bigger unit with a large whip.



When you buy an Iolite make sure that you get the newest model with the stainless steel straws. In the older versions, the straws were solid plastic which could melt and break off. This was a HUGE flaw in the original design. The newer models have fixed this with the addition of metal teeth. Surprisingly, the Iolite is not hot, but the straws can get hot which is why we include a foot of clear tubing. That way you can get a good strong hit without the hot sensation on your mouth. Another thing to note with the clear tubes is that you can see the vape flowing through the tube. Even after hundreds of uses, the tube will still be clear. Compare that to a pipe that accumulates a layer of tar after only a few uses.


Every Iolite is shipped with a neoprene carrying case, pipe cleaners, a cleaning tool, and replacement screens.  With normal usage, you should be all set for about two years, after which you can easily order replacement parts PuffItUp.com :)  
   
Bottom Line: This is one of the best portable vaporizers ever made! The Iolite is so easy to use that you will not mind the minor airflow problem. You will love the ability to take your vaporizer with you wherever you go. Best of all, you get a full 2 year manufacturer’s warranty when you buy from an authorized seller like Puff It Up.