This video features the AroMed 4.0 Vaporizer by Research & Experience. Thanks to T. Peters for his expert hand modeling.
The AroMed 4 is a direct inhale vaporizer. However, it is much different than other direct inhale units, such as the VaporTower or VaporCannon. The AroMed uses a halogen bulb instead of a ceramic heating element for a heat sources, which is a kind of cool feature. The whole setup looks more like a chemistry class that ran into a desk lamp than a vaporizer, but it does produce vapor. We haven’t used it enough to decided whether we like it or not. Once we do, we’ll post a full review. -VN
We pleased to announce that VapeNow is now the Official North American distributor for the herbalAire Vaporizer! With the recent closing of S&B; America and the subsequent drying up of the Volcano Vaporizer supply, the herbalAire is now the best balloon-style vaporizer on the American market. It’s much cheaper than the Volcano, but it may be even more efficient. As an added bonus the herbalAire can also be used for direct inhale as well.
If you are a qualified retail outlet or distributor interested in carrying the herbalAire, please visit our Wholesale section for more info.
We were shocked and dismayed last week when we learned that Storz & Bickel America is closing its doors at the end of 2007 and, even worse, S&B; is no longer importing the Volcano Classic or Digit models to the U.S.
This is bad news coming in the middle of the Holiday Season. We are entirely sold out of Digits, but we do have some Classics in stock. Get them while you can! We also have some assorted parts and extra bags, but it seems as if these may be in short supply soon too. Hopefully someone will make Volcanoes available in the U.S. before too long. We have already been talking to a few people about this and it seems likely, but not for some time.
The Volcano Digit and Classic Vaporizers are by far the best models on the market; however, in light of S&B;’s decision to discontinue importing them we believe that the best vaporizer model left on the U.S. market is the herbalAire. It is less expensive than the Volcano, while still extracting the same amount of vapor. Only problem is that it has a much slower pump. Read our herbalAire Staff Review.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on any developments with regard to Volcanoes, thanks for reading. -VN
Hi everyone. We’re excited to announce the debut of our brand new vaporizer hotline:
or numerically: (888) 448-2767
Want to check up on your order or have a question about a vaporizer? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re more than happy to help and if we aren’t available when you call, leave a message. We will get back to you ASAP.
The handheld Phedor Vaporizer is one of our top-selling models. We think this is likely due to the fact that it is highly portable. Its competition is somewhat lacking: the VaporGenie is not a true, electronic vaporizer and the Oxygen O2 Mini handheld has some design issues i.e. a tiny filling chamber. Read more about the Phedor in our most recent Staff Review.
There is clearly a lot demand for a good, portable vaporizer, but the technology is still catching up. The three handheld models we carry all approach vaporization differently. The Oxygen Mini is the only true, electronic vaporizer, but it’s still hard to scale all the components down. The VaporGenie mixes hot air from a lighter with cooler air. And the Phedor is a lot more like a lighter than a vaporizer. We’re interested to see how this area develops. Hopefully, good portable vaporizers will be available in the not-too-distant-future!
Exciting news! Over the past month we have been designing our brand new stickers. We received them early this week and have to say that we are very pleased with the results (the big margins are for printing and trimming purposes):
If anyone would like a free sticker or two, just send us your mailing address. We’ll send some stickers to you free of charge. We hope you all like the designs and would be happy to hear any suggestions/comments.
In vaporizer related news, there are a couple new developments you may be interested in.
- We are now carrying the Aromed 4.0. Like the Volcano, this herbal vaporizer is manufactured in Germany, hopefully the Aromed will prove to be as effective We’ve been testing it out and will post a full review soon. It’s cheaper than the Volcano at only $440 and uses a halogen bulb to heat the vaporizable material, which is pretty cool. It actually looks like a high tech, digital reading lamp instead of a vaporizer. The Aromed is availble in Euro or US plugs.
- We continue to wait for our first shipment of Vapezilla Classics. Hopefully they will arrive in time for Christmas!
We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and didn’t eat too much turkey.
At first we were not very pleased with the VaporTower. However, after refining our inhalation technique we were able to get very nice results. Try setting the dial at about 1 o’clock and taking long slow inhales interspersed with shorter puffs. We have posted a full Staff Review on our site for those of you interested in the details. Our basic conclusion is that the VaporTower is a nice direct inhale vaporizer, perhaps the best on the market. It’s main competition seems to be the Vapor Cannon 3G. We also have more pictures of the VaporTower.
The VaporTower was created by vaportower.com.
We received an email from Wicked Roots (the company that manufactures the Phedor, the Classic Vapezilla, and the Super Vapezilla Vaporizer models) yesterday saying that they were having supply problems due to the secondary CA Wildfires that are in the vicinity of their facilities. Our best wishes our with them.
We have plenty of Phedors in stock, but we don’t have any Super or Classic Vapezillas. Distribution is supposed to resume in December and we’re hoping to get Classic Vapezillas in stock for Christmas. The availability of the Super Vapezilla is less certain, which is unfortunate because it is their best vaporizer of the three they make. We will keep you posted with updates.
This post is a brief review of the HerbalAire Vaporizer. You can also read our full Staff Review of the HerbalAire.
The HerbalAire is one of the top 5 vaporizers on the market right now. It compares favorably to the S&B; Volcano, which is collectively recognized as the “best” vaporizer. Th HerbalAire generates vapor of similar density with the same efficiency of a Volcano. It’s also smaller, and more portable. You can use the HerbalAire without the air pump for direct inhale.
Best of all, at $250 the HerbalAire is substantially less expensive than the Volcano. The HerbalAire is not without it’s flaws, however. The air pump is downright horrible: bags can take 3-5 minutes to fill (30 seconds for the Volcano). The balloon is not a great design either, we made our own because the ones that come with the model are just too small. Additionally, you can’t close the balloon’s opening and vapor always gets out. Hopefully these problems will be fixed in the future. As is, the HerbalAire is just a “good model,” not a “great one,” but still perhaps the best option if a Volcano is too expensive.