Vaporizers are one of the most popular additions to the industry. With so many iterations, it's hard to know where to start! This guide is designed to give you the full scope of vaporizer technology to give you the best possible experience.
Vaporizers hit the scene in the early 2010s. When they first came on board, they were designed as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. They were big, bulky, and required a lot of time and effort to use. As cumbersome as they were in the beginning, it was only a matter of time before technology evolved to provide users with a better experience.
It wasn't long after they were developed that someone had the idea to use dry herbs and oils to innovate the entire industry. Since then, innovative technology has taken the industry by storm.
With so many devices on the market, each one gives users a unique vaping experience. For those who are just starting to make the switch, we created a guide to better help you understand the benefits of each one and to guide you through the buyer's process.
The idea of moving away from using a lighter has always been the technological side of vaping. With combustion, you have a lot of added chemicals that can enter the lungs. With vaporization, you only get what you want and how you want it.
Dry herb vaporizers have come a long way When they were first introduced, they only came in small sizes (for discretion) which meant that the battery life was short and the bowl size was small. On top of that, they only provide a few adjustable heat settings.
Since then, technology has developed to a point where a consumer can control the exact temperature that they want and decide if they want to have a conduction or convection style vaping experience.
Conduction: Almost all conduction vaporizers have the full capacity to deliver clean tasteful hits. Conduction vaporizers produce thicker clouds due to direct contact with the heating element.
Convection: The overall consensus is that convection vaporizers can produce equal to or even better than vaporizer production. Convection provides an experience that rarely causes throat stress. Convection vaporizers do not have the benefit of large cloud production, but for many people that is perfectly fine.
The Akimbo is one of iKrushers most innovative dry-herb vaporizers.
This is where technology has innovated the most. The idea of using a dab was to stop the use of combustion methods. Lighting a joint, or ripping a bong meant that you needed to use fire. The material that was burnt would then enter the lungs and had the potential to cause issues. With dabs, it was 100% extracted CBD. The method of dabbing also was a game changer for the industry.
With the traditional methods, you needed a rig, banger, carb cap, and torch. You would heat the banger with the torch until it was red hot. From there, you had to guess as to when it was cooled down enough to not give you a burnt hit, but also hot enough to where your concentrates would evaporate.
This was one of the first methods by which vaping took hold. By providing everything one would need into one concise package, taking a dab anywhere was now available.
These vaporizers allow the user to adjust the precise temperature at which they want to vape. They also provide a number of industry-changing accessories. The ability to switch between titanium or ceramic dish has given users the ability to fine-tune their vaping experience in order to give themselves the best possible hit. Large battery life means less charging and more power. Water filtration systems kept the traditional methods alive in a modern outlook.
The iKrusher Alpha is one of the best industry-leading concentrate vaporizers on the market.
One of the first methods for vaping CBD was the invention of the 510 thread cartridge and the 510 thread battery.
These devices started off on the wrong foot. With cotton wicks and low-quality atomizers, many made the early switch only to be disappointed. Since then, technology has made this one of the most popular devices in the industry. Ceramic coil technology has made every hit produce clean and tasty rips that give the user exactly what they want.
On top of that, battery life and size provide the users with a more customizable experience. While not as customizable and full-scale concentrate vaporizers, pushing the technical boundaries has been what this industry has been all about.
These small and simple pens provide a discrete and odorless experience. With variable voltage settings, a user can now obtain the best balance between having a hard rip or a smaller more adequate rip.
The invention of these cartridges and the technology that they use has been the founding innovative design for the remaining products on this list.
In the same way that cartridges became a universal product, pods and pod systems have become another variable within the industry.
Using a similar aspect as cartridges, the pod is designed to fit inside a specific device. This has led many companies to have their own standard when it comes to providing users with a specific strain. Cartridges are filled by the distributor and often in conjunction with the battery itself.
Once a customer has obtained their pen, they can walk into their local smoke shop and pick up the branded pod filled with their favorite strain. These pods utilize the same ceramic technology that cartridges use, but at an even more discrete instance.
For those companies that wanted to sell an all-in-one solution...
Utilizing the same premise and technology as pods and cartridges, disposable vaporizers have the tank and battery built together. The business that fills their cartridges and pods can also use the same methods for filling these. The catch is that these devices are single-use. Once the contents are fully used or the battery dies, the user can simply throw it away.
These devices were developed for the perfect on-the-go experience.