The first half of 2019 definitely gave us some good weed tech, with the launch of smart vaporizers from some of the biggest names in the industry like Haze Technologies, Dr. Dabber, Puffco and AtmosRX, the first half of 2019 really was high time for us cannabis consumers. Whether you’re a casual consumer, an occasional user, or a medicating patient, the products that came out this year so far did nothing but to impress us in ways we could never imagine. 2019 saw the unveiling of vaporizers we never knew we needed. I know there’s more to come with almost seven more months to go, who knows what other manufacturers have in store for us. To celebrate these new vaporizers in the industry, I thought I’d look back and list the best vaporizers that came out in 2019.
1. The Puffco Peak
The Puffco first made news around January of 2019, with the promise of taking modern-day dab enthusiasts to unprecedented heights. The Puffco is a portable wax concentrate vaporizer that’s set to turn the vaping industry upside down. Combining the elements of an e-nail and a dab rig, the Puffco Peak was seen as a smart e-rig deserving of its own category. This premium portable dab device boasts some of the hottest techs when it comes to wax concentrate consumption. Equipped with what Puffco likes to call ITC or intelligent temperature calibration, the Peak is able to tell the optimal temperature setting based on your current, running heat level. In identifying the optimal temperature level it can automatically adjust its profile to match the ideal temperature all while vaping. It’s a strength as it claims is in group sessions where it ensures that everyone gets the same satisfying hit every single time. True to its word the Peak managed to generate tasty clouds of vapor where everyone present in our group sesh reported to experience the same level of high.
Here are some of Puffco Peak’s strongest suit:
- Torchless Heating
- Ceramic Cup Nail
- Glass Peak Bubbler
- Glass Carb Cap
The Puffco Peak paved the way for 2019’s “torchless heating parade” — spoiler alert, I’ve got a couple of torchless rigs in this list — and totally eschewed the need of butane-based heating components which made for safer dabbing sessions, letting you hit even if you’re halfway stoned.
Other notable features are the use of glass pieces allowing the Puffco Peak to faithfully preserve the flavors of your wax concentrates as well as its aroma and potency. The Puffco Peak also used a ceramic cup nail which in my opinion helped improved the flavors of the wax concentrates placed onto these premium ceramic heating elements.
Overall, the Puffco Peak I’d say spearheaded 2019’s vaporizer revolution, and what followed shook the vape industry.
2. AtmosRX — The Swiss
It’s the Swiss army knife of vaporizers, the AtmosRX Swiss is the one TRUE multi-purpose vaporizer. This wax and herb vaporizer can function as a desktop unit, a portable vaporizer, and a rig insert. It literally works like a vaporizer from Transformers, the AtmosRX Swiss ensures you’re ready to roll out whatever the situation may be. If you want to bust it out a home and get the desktop experience, simply attach the Swiss to its base stand. It can take up both 22mm and 24mm batteries. Want to go outside and experience the same performance with the Swiss? Remove the base stand and carry it around with you as you would a portable vaporizer. If you’re at a friends’ house and he pulls out his favorite bong, you can still enjoy what the Swiss have to offer by using it as a rigging attachment. There’s simply no end to what the Swiss can do, what’s best about it is that all these fancy metamorphoses are backed up by top-notch technology and a three preset temperature setting. All housed in a scratch resistant housing. Here’s more of what the Swiss have up its sleeves.
- Dedicated Reverse Airflow Tube
- Compatible with Various Chambers
- High-Speed Heat Up Time
- Fast and Easy Refill
- Works as Rig Insert
- Scratch Resistant Housing
- Three Preset Temperature Settings
- Micro USB Charging
If you think that’s too much well look at what our third entry has in store for you.
3. The Dr. Dabber Switch
Dubbed as the world’s first conduction powered e-rig, the Dr. Dabber Switch just redefined portable dabbing. Conduction defeats the traditional heating methods that are convection and conduction. Conduction heating uses a “high-frequency alternating current that’s directed and absorbed by Switch’s induction cups.” Conduction heating indirectly heats your materials allowing no contact from the actual heating element which makes a safer and more efficient method of vaporization. The high-quality induction cups simply absorbs heat and is in no way coming in direct contact with any metal or mechanical component. Induction heating is primarily used in industrial applications like furnaces, welding, and cooking. This unique method of heating industrial strength matter can now be found in Dr. D’s latest vaporizer product. Let’s look at more of what this smart dab tech can do.
- 4 Second Heat Up
- 25 Heat Profiles
- 150 Uses Per Charge
- 60 Minute Charging
- Dual Herb and Oil Functionality
- High-Grade Ceramic Induction Cups
- Pass-Through Charging
- Borosilicate Glass Pieces
Moreover, induction heating offers a precise, targeted, rapid, reusable, and renewable heating source that’s light years better and faster than convection and conduction heating.
4. Boundless Tera
The Tera Vaporizer from Boundless Technologies is a sleek vaporizer that delivers desktop-like vapors in a compact and lightweight body. The Tera Vaporizer is considered as some of the best convection-style portable vaporizers in today’s industry. Thanks to its superb heating components, your dry herb materials are heated to perfection and best of all it does not reach the point of combustion. The Boundless Tera also boasts removable 18650 batteries, allowing it to transcend the boundaries of portable vaporizers. If you find yourself running low on power, simply change your batteries with a fresh batch and you can enjoy superior vapors on-the-go. Not only does it improves your portable vaping experience but it also packs a variety of features you’re sure to love, here’s why it’s worth checking out.
- USB Charging
- Convection Heating
- Glass Mouthpiece
- Water Pipe Adapter
- Isolated Airpath
- Compact Design
- Removable 18650 Batteries
- Dual Herb/Wax Compatibility
- Precision Temperature (140-446F)
While the Boundless Tera is widely considered as one of 2019’s best portable dry herb vaporizer, it can still function as a wax concentrate vaporizer. You can load your favorite wax concentrates onto Tera’s stainless steel concentrate pads and even attach a water filter so you can enjoy moisture-conditioned hits.
5. The Haze Square
The Square from Haze Technologies is another vaporizer that features cutting-edge canna-tech. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Haze Technologies’ rise to fame is with their flagship device, the HAze Dual. It’s been received with a warm welcome from most vaping communities that it has already undergone several iterations and facelifts. The Haze Dual’s strength lies in its dual-chamber allowing consumers to pack twice as much material in the Haze Dual with whatever material is available. Their newest vaporizer, the Square, lets you pack twice as more. Yes, the Square features four material chamber in a rotating metal plate. Crazy, right? With the Square, you can use and enjoy a variety of cannabis products simultaneously. The way I do it is I pack herbs and waxes in the chamber and then switch the plates every now and then. The Haze Square is powered by a convection oven so it vaporizes your materials without getting to the point of combustion. Take a look at some of Haze Square’s top-notch features.
- Variable and Adjustable Temperature Levels
- Impact Resistant Aluminum Housing
- USB-C Charging
- Built-In Mouthpiece Storage
- Downloadable App for Better Customization Options
- Convection Heating
- Haptic Feedback Vibration
- 2600mAh Battery
The Haze Square has an upscale Pro Version which lets you download Haze Tech’s app that lets you completely customize the Haze Square Pro.
These are just the top 5 vaporizers we have seen in 2019, there’s still more. I may have missed some vaporizers so please hit me with your favorite vaporizer in the comments. Today’s advancement in technology gave way to the weed tech we say today, while they’re all cutting-edge, innovative and groundbreaking I still believe there’s still a lot to explore and our favorite brands have more to offer.