25 October 2007 0 Comments

The Vapir ONE, VooDoo, Green Vapors Love Triangle

Vaporizer enthusiasts have probably noticed that the Vapir ONE v.5.0 and the VooDoo by Pyro Products are virtually identical models. They have recently been joined by a third model, Green Vapors, also by Pyro Products that is very similar. When I opened our first shipment of Green Vapors a couple days ago, I noticed they even said ‘Vapir ONE’ on them.

We’ve been wondering about this relationship for awhile — specifically does Pyro simply rebrand Vapir models — so we contacted Pyro this morning and asked for an explanation. This is the response we received:

“The Green Vapors do have the Vapir name on them. Vapir holds the patent for this type of technology so we have to have them manufacture the VooDoo, Mystifire, and Green Vapors vaporizers. The VooDoo is essentially the same vaporizer as the Vapir One, too. However, we require different specs for our vaporizers when we order a batch from Vapir. The fan must be the best available, same with the heating element, etc. We don’t allow them to use inferior components in our vaporizers to reduce costs. The Green Vapors have our specs so you are guaranteed to have the best available components. The Green Vapors were manufactured after our last batch of VooDoos, when a better fan became available, so the fan in these is upgraded from our last batch of VooDoos. The warranties are absolutely guaranteed by Pyro Products. We stand behind all of our products and, as usual, we ensure that you will receive the best customer service possible.”

We followed up by asking about the specs they use at Pyro, response below:

“In the past, our specs were higher than the ones that Vapir used for their own vaporizers. I believe that they had a lot of problems with the earlier versions of the Vapir One, and at some point they upgraded to match our specs. I can’t tell you for sure what their specs are, as that information isn’t available to us, but I can tell you that we require the best parts available so that our vaporizers are the highest possible quality. I’m not sure whether Vapir does that or not.

With the VooDoos, we get less than half of one percent returned to us with warranty issues. Since we’ve been selling the Green Vapors, I haven’t heard of even one unit malfunctioning. We’ve sold hundreds at this point, and they’ve been doing very well.”

And we also inquired about why they don’t enclose any material with the Green Vapors vaporizer because it is a little confusing, response below:

“We don’t enclose any material to explain why they say Vapir. If anyone asks, I tell them exactly what I told you – Vapir manufacturers our vaporizers, they have always been Vapir-manufactured, and our warranties and customer service fully back our products. We will always ensure that our products are of the best possible quality, and we will always do whatever we can to keep our customers happy.”

The responses to our questions cleared things up a lot and confirmed our thinking that Vapir actually manufactures all of these models. They only differ in the specs to which they are fabricated. So, in review, here is how these three very similar vaporizers — the Vapir ONE, the Green Vapors, and the VooDoo — stack up:

Vapir ONE v5.0
Manufactured by Vapir, Inc
Specs: Unknown
Price: $149.99
Accessories Included:

  • 5 Durable Balloons/Bags
  • 5 Caps for Inflatable Bags
  • 1 X-Tip Mouth Pieces
  • 2 Tube Attachments

Green Vapors
Manufactured by Vapir, Inc
Specs: Highest quality available
Price: $124.99
Accessories Included:

  • FREE HEXX Mini herb grinder
  • 5 Black Magic Balloons
  • 3 Empty Herbs Disks
  • 3 Pre-Filled Mystic Potion Aromatic Herb Disks
  • 2 Security Key (for locking of unit)
  • 15″ TrancePorter Tube
  • Mouthpiece
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • Power Cord 110V
  • Free Instructional Audio CD
  • Warranty Card

VooDoo – Manufacturing Temporarily Halted
Manufactured by Vapir, Inc
Specs: Highest quality available
Price: $149.99
Accessories Included:

  • FREE HEXX Mini herb grinder
  • 3 Black Magic Balloons
  • 3 Empty Herbs Disks
  • 3 Pre-Filled Mystic Potion Aromatic Herb Disks
  • 2 VooDOoo Security Key (for locking of unit)
  • 15″ TrancePorter Tube
  • Mouthpiece
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • Power Cord 110V
  • Free Instructional Audio CD
  • VooDoo Warranty Card

So what does this tell us? Upon review, which is the best vaporizer on paper? Since the VooDoo is temporarily discontinued (I believe it will be manufactured again at some point in time, but I can’t get any definite info) we can narrow our consideration down to the Vapir ONE 5.0 and the Green Vapors. On paper, the Green Vapors looks like the better vaporizer. It is cheaper and it comes with more free accessories. We will be testing out the other side of this comparison by trying out the actual units soon and of course we will post the reviews of all the models. Thanks for reading and please post any questions.
– VN

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