By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez |
“Watch out! Hit the deck!” was my first thought when seeing the Crafty, which has a black, round look that vaguely resembles a flash grenade, but after prolonged use of this high-quality convection-powered vape – offered by the manufacturers of the legendary Volcano – I can afford it. to recommend wholeheartedly.
In fact, I like some Crafty for me. May I say so? Can we throw Crafty pillows and don Crafty-themed t-shirts to celebrate?
The Crafty is light in the hand, which is no small consideration for portability. It is also surprisingly easy to use. My vape inexperienced friends, who have helped me with the testing, are routinely baffled by my countless vapes, but have figured out how to load the Crafty with ease (screw off the top, put the plant in, pop, boom).
Thoughtful design touches abound: the orange “on” button is placed where you can easily turn it on or off with your ring finger, and taking a shot is as easy as inhaling through the plastic mouthpiece (no additional button press required) . Said mouthpiece turns up like a straw with a sippy cup and turns back down in parallel with the vapor.
Hits are smoother, even compared to other vaporizers, bringing out the unique flavor of the strain without ever overpowering. As it should be: this is a cough-free zone.
The heat-up time is about a minute, which is admittedly long, but the Crafty is smart. It will vibrate in your hands when it’s done, and the stripe of LEDs on the bottom of the vape will change from red to green.
When turned on and off, it heats up faster if it has been used recently, and turns off automatically when not in use.
Because the Crafty is ribbed and with slats, the heat from the machine is more easily dissipated due to the larger surface. It gets warm, but not uncomfortably so. It’s a smart touch.
One design feature you’ll miss in the Crafty is temperature controls, which seem like a big oversight for a vaporizer that costs nearly $400 (and on the Crafty’s more expensive Storz & Bickel siblings, the Mighty, and the ever-classic Volcano).
But wait! The Crafty slyly sneaks these controls into a free smartphone app, which is on both iOS and some Android phones.
The app connects your phone to the vape via Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing you to control the temperature and also the “boost” temperature, which is activated by tapping the power button twice for a little extra heat. into your flowers. The app even lets you turn off the Crafty’s LED lights and vibrating features.
The battery life is strong and will last a few group vape sessions. And I’d be remiss not to mention the odds and ends that come with the Crafty: a plastic grinder (which works decently because it’s a free pack-in), a cleaning brush, and replacement screens.
If you have the sim dollars to spend on a $400 vaporizer, The Crafty is a great choice and highly recommended.
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Cool Factor: The Crafty will not win beauty pageants. More than one observer asked me what I was doing with a walkie-talkie in my hands. But using a smartphone app to control my vape made me feel like I was enjoying 420 in the year 2420.
practical: The Crafty’s light weight is good for portability, the battery lasts a long time and is easy to charge. The Crafty is made for travel.
Affordability: Let’s face it: $400 is a lot of money, even for a premium vaporizer. But if you have the money, The Crafty won’t hurt you.
General: If you value design, like portability and have some cash to spare, The Crafty is an industry leading choice and comes highly recommended.