Vaporizer come in a few different types, each designed for a specific lifestyle. Whether you’re a homebody, commuter, dry herb enthusiast, or occasional user, there are thousands of units to choose from that match your preferences. There are three main types: portable, vape pen, and desktop. These types break down into subcategories based on the material they are compatible with, whether it be:
- Dry herb, wax, liquid or all three.
Portable vapes are handheld, battery powered units that enable on-the-go consumption of dry herb, wax, or e-liquid. Usually compact, portable devices won’t burden your pocket, and will generally hide in your hand during use. But despite the stealthy size of these units, they often feature powerful heating systems that deliver:
- clean, smooth, and flavorful vapor.
You get excellent draws and discretion with a portable unit.
Some of the most innovative devices in the industry are portable. The Firefly 2, hailed by the media as “the iPhone of vaporizers,” is one such landmark device. With touch sensor controls, convection heating, and mobile app control, the Firefly 2 paved the way for a generation of advanced dry herb vaporizers that emerged in its wake.
Today the portable vaporizer is one of the most popular devices in the industry, accommodating the commuter lifestyle, producing great tasting hits, and providing the most convenient experience possible.
Portable vaporizers are generally pocket-friendly. Devices like the DaVinci are incredibly compact yet powerful. You can carry them around wherever you go, take a hit with the unit concealed in your hand, then pocket it and go about your day. Like vaporizer pens, portable units are usually charged via USB, ensuring that you can power up from anywhere with a USB outlet or AC outlet (using a wall adapter).
This type is one of the most discreet vaporizers in the world. Slim, pen-shaped, and lightweight, vape pens allow you to take stealthy sips from just about anywhere. Generally speaking, this device is designed for waxy oil or liquid concentrates, though some herb pens exist. Usually ranging from $10 to $200, these units are designed for on-the-fly use, making them the ideal choice for commuters.
Whether you’re a commuter, pedestrian, or want a discreet way to take a hit around the house, this device is geared for quick, easy, and stealthy hits. Most pens are about five inches long and very thin. Some units are as thin as a #2 pencil. This means you can easily hide the device in your hand during use. Likewise the unit will not burden your pocket.A major advantage of using a vaporizer pen is ease-of-use. Rather than toggle temperatures to the degree, most of these units feature preset temperatures so you simply click the control button to change temperature. Once your temperature is chosen, the average pen takes only a few seconds to heat up. Simple controls and rapid heating ensures you can take quick hits on-the-go when you have an opportunity.
Making this vape a very discreet choice.
Portable units are exceptional for on-the-go use. But their small size leaves less room for advanced heating systems, and their wireless power sources limit the degree to which they can efficiently vaporize materials. Desktop vaporizers, on the other hand, are plugged into wall outlets, giving them much more power than smaller devices. Desktop units are also larger. Leaving more room for the heating system.These devices deliver the smoothest, cleanest, best tasting hits possible.
This vaporizer type features three ways to inhale: Whip-style, balloon-bag, or steamrolling. Whip-style units deliver hits through a rubber tube. Balloon-bags are high grade plastic bags that fill up with clouds, making them easy to share. And steamrolling involves taking hits through a water bubbler attachment that moisturizes and further purifies vapor. Some desktop units are limited to one inhalation method, while others feature multiple ways to take a hit.
Desktop vaporizers often feature a forced-air system, which pushes vapor through the air path to help the user take a hit. These units feature high powered fans. Which in some models can be shut off to create more draw resistance, or modulated to adjust the speed of the fan. It’s ideal for those who want the purest draws possible, whether you’re a medicinal or recreational user.
HAPPY VAPING! 🙂