Archive | April, 2008

30 April 2008 0 Comments

New: The Extreme Vaporizer by Arizer

We’re excited to announce the addition of a new vaporizer model to our store. It is the Extreme Vaporizer by Arizer:

Although we haven’t had a chance to test this vapo model extensively, our first impressions are mostly positive. The Extreme produces good vapor that is fairly dense. The unit itself is well designed with a back-lit LED and easy controls. It even has a remote for long distance operation (this is a vaporizer first as far as we know). It’s price of $269 is reasonable too. The only real drawback of the Extreme Vaporizer is that it is not as user friendly as the Volcano or herbalAire. One has to connect a bunch of glass pieces and plastic tubing to fill bags. Direct-inhale use is a lot simpler, but here at VapeNow we are very partial to our balloon-style vapes. Overall we are pleased to see another decent vaporizer on the market after having tried out the Extreme a few times. It’s a sign that vaporizer technology and vaporizers themselves will keep getting better and less expensive.

30 April 2008 0 Comments

Vapir ONE v5.0 Vaporizer Video Review

We’ve posted a video review of the Vapir ONE v.5.0 handheld vaporizer on YouTube:

The Vapir ONE 5.0 is one of our best sellers due to its portability and relatively low price. We’re not crazy about the bags that Vapir sells with the unit — they don’t work as well as Volcano balloons — but that doesn’t seem to be an issue for most people. We hope to have a comprehensive Staff Review up soon. Many thanks to hand model T. Peters once again.

29 April 2008 0 Comments

10+ ft. of Vapor with the Volcano Digit

The rolls of bags you buy from S&B; are 10+ feet long. It’s easy to put a new bag in the Easy Valve. So why not make a 10 foot bag and fill it up? Why not indeed:

After trying it out we are huge fans. You can ever get one whole bag out of just one largish filling chamber. It’s great for groups because there is no wait time once the bag is filled up and it lasts a long time. It also seems more efficient because there is less starting and stopping. If you’d rather buy it than make it, we have 10′ Party Balloons for sale in our store.

Many thanks to our friend Levels Van De Capp for the fine acting.

(more vaporizer videos)

28 April 2008 0 Comments

Vaporizer Heating Elements 101

To someone who is just beginning to learn about vaporizers, the wide range of heating elements that come with different vaporizer models can be quite overwhelming. There is also a lot of spammy propaganda out there claiming that this or that heating element is the best. We’ve published the article below to aid those looking to learn about vaporizer heating elements from an unbiased source. [At right: the herbalAire’s aluminum heating element]

Introduction: Our heating element can beat up your heating element…
Anyone who has taken two seconds to survey the breadth of the vaporizer market quickly notices that various brands tout their heating element as “the best available” while pointing out health risks associated with their competitors’ models. Evaluating all these (sometimes conflicting) statements can be quite a task. The purpose of this article is not to endorse a specific type of heating element, but instead to gather the available information about heating elements in one place to aid people in making informed decisions when buying a vaporizer.

Why Do Heating Elements Matter?
The heating element is the most integral part of any vaporizer. It regulates the temperature of the air that catalyzes the active ingredients as the air passes through it. A note: the air passing through the heating element may be either propelled by a pump in balloon-style models i.e. the Volcano Vaporizer or by one’s own in direct-inhalation style vaporizers i.e. the VaporCannon. Some models, such as the herbalAire, are capable of both balloon and direct-inhale style vaporization. A primary requirement for all heating elements is precision – you want your vaporizer to actually be at the temperature you set – but health considerations may also play when people shop for vaporizers. (more)

Read the entire article: Types of Vaporizer Heating Elements in our Articles Section