So it’s time for a little vaporizer review. I’m sure most people know that we’re not talking about something your mom put in your room when you had the flu. Oh, no, we are talking about vaporizing your herbal material rather than smoking it. If you smoke frequently and want to give your lungs a break, having a good herbal vaporizer is a good idea. For those of you new to medicinal marijuana who feel uncomfortable with the prospect of using a bong or rolling up a joint, the vaporizer provides a nice alternative to make sure you get what you need.
According to the Magic Flight Website:
The Magic-Flight Launch Box is a small, fast, portable vaporizer usable by anyone, anywhere, anytime.
It provides a convenient, reliable and efficient alternative to smoking.
As you look at most vaporizers, they are usually larger tabletop boxes with tubing coming out of them, or they are uber-expensive devices used to fill balloons you can pass around. Those are great, in their place. What to do when you need something more portable? Well, at first look, you can see this thing is small. I mean really small!
The storage tin they give you with it is still smaller than the smallest vaporizer on the market, and this one holds the unit, a battery charger, rechargeable batteries, an optional mouthpiece, brush, instructions and a little bag to put it in. The Launch Box is essentially a little wooden box, with a hole for a battery and a little Plexiglass covered slot for your smoking material. The idea is you grind your herb, put a pinch in the unit, then put your re-chargeable battery in its place, and in four seconds, inhale!
Okay, that was pretty good. The vapor is sharper than smoke, you can really taste the herb without the smoke. You can shake it around a little, and push the battery in again and take another hit. You can only take a few minutes’ worth of hits with a single battery, and then you need to use the second battery. Many people who don’t understand this will blame the unit, but trust me, once you understand the design, how it works and how to use it, it’s pretty good.
For people who don’t want that hassle, and who have unlimited funds and no need to hide a large appliance, could buy a Vocano. For people who need to travel, to be stealth, and who want a decent experience should consider this. The weakness with this product is the batteries, and that you only get two and you have to wait for them to charge. You will need more batteries if you are planning on sharing with more than one person.
A lot of reviewers complain that other batteries don’t work with the Launch Box. That couldn’t be further from the truth. You just need to get NiMH batteries of 2200mA or higher – and get this, you have to peel them. No, not with a knife. You just need to peel the plastic logo wrap off of them so they are bare metal. Many people have reported that the Energizer Rechargeables work well with Magic Flight.
I give the Magic Flight Launch Box an 8 out of 10. As a vaporizer alone, it’s just a 7, but the portability is really unparalleled. There is not another vaporizer you can just pull out, fully loaded, out of a normal pocket, unless you’ve got some pretty big pockets! It’s a nice kit, complete with everything but the smoking material and it comes with a lifetime warranty. Did I mention the thing is only 2″x3″x1″? We’ve seen them selling for around $100-120 average.
Pros: small size, vapor quality, price
Cons: battery life, slight learning curve but no different than any vaporizer