Archive | May, 2008

6 May 2008 0 Comments

Video of the VaporGenie Handheld Vaporizer

The VaporGenie is unlike most vaporizers in that it uses an open flame instead of electricity for its heat source:

Being able to use a lighter — torch-style butane is recommended — instead of electricity (either in the form of a battery that needs recharging or an outlet that you can’t take anywhere) with the VaporGenie means that it is a very portable vaporizer. The VaporGenie works by filtering the hot air from the lighter through a special ceramic filter, which is in the top part that screws on, that cools the air to a temperature that is appropriate for vaporizing by mixing it with cooler air. The drawback of the lighter is that if you’re not careful you can burn whatever you are trying to vaporize: there is a little technique required. Another plus of the VaporGenie is that it is one of the cheapest vaporizers, retailing for $49.

Please see the VaporGenie Staff Review for more information.

5 May 2008 0 Comments

Volatizer VM3 Portable Vaporizer Video Tutorial

The Volatizer VM3 is a portable vaporizer manufactured by Chiro-Tec. Below is a video run-through of its operation:

The Volatizer VM3 is very well designed from a functional standpoint. It fits in the palm of your hand –about the size of two cigarette packs back-to-back — with no exposed parts. The mouthpiece retracts beneath a sliding cover when not in use. A similar sliding cover gives access to the chamber where ceramic discs pre-filled with vaporizables are inserted. While the VM3’s form is very elegant, it’s price ($449) is somewhat steep considering that most other portable or handheld vaporizers retail for well under $150.

The main reason to pay the extra $300 for the Volatizer is that it is the most portable electronic vaporizer on the marker. It has an internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery whereas other so-called “portable” vaporizers require an optional, external battery or sometimes even an actual outlet. The VM3 also has an easy-to-read digital display and comes with faux-leather carrying case. Like other portable or hand-held vaporizers, the main problem with the Volatizer VM3 is that the discs that one loads are pretty small and only yield so much vapor.

We will be posting a complete Staff Review of the Volatizer VM3 Handheld Vaporizer in the near future, in the meantime please enjoy the video.

1 May 2008 0 Comments

Vapir Oxygen O2 Mini Vaporizer Video

The Oxgyen Mini-Vaporizer by Vapir has consistently been one of our best selling models.

Portability seems to be a significant consideration for many vaporizer users. The scope of portable and handheld vaporizers currently available is pretty limited. The Oxygen O2 Mini may be the best of the bunch, especially if you consider its price — $99 — versus other models such as the Volatizer VM3. For what it is, the Oxygen works well. You wouldn’t want to use it for more than 1-2 people as emptying and refilling would be a huge hassle. A car charger and an external battery are also available for the O2 Mini. We’ll also be posting a Staff Review of the O2 shortly (feel free to submit your own reviews). Enjoy the video!