Two new reviews on our website and only one of them is a vaporizer! The vaporizer review is for the Crafty, a portable from the Volcano vaporizer company, Storz & Bickel. The other review is of a vaporizer accessory, which in this case is actually an accessory designed for the Crafty but it also works with other USB-compatible devices like cell phones and the like. What is it? It’s the Crafty’s “Power Bank,” a portable charging station that triples the amount of time you get out of the Crafty before its battery dies. This is a big deal. Why? Because the Crafty’s battery only lasts 45 minutes (roughly). That might be long enough for some, but when we’re sharing, which we do often, it’s not enough juice to make it through the long sessions we like to put on our vapes. Subsequently, the Power Bank is a must-have accessory. You need this thing. It owns. But more on that in a bit because right now we want to tell you about the vape that it’s designed to support, the Crafty.
Crafty Vaporizer Information
What really sets this vape apart from most other portable vapes we’ve tested is its crazily powerful vapor production. This thing is straight fire in that regard. By which we mean: it’s amazing. We couldn’t believe it the first time we used it – here it was, a portable vaporizer that worked better than a lot of the plugins out there. Pretty much the only thing it’s missing are built-in digital temperature controls, but that’s something that the Mighty has, which is the other Storz & Bickel portable that’s out right now – so the Crafty really doesn’t need them and it more than makes do with its app. The app, if you didn’t know, allows you to customize its temperature settings, among many other things. Without it, you’re actually stuck using the two default temperatures programmed into it when you get it. But that’s actually good enough, although we personally prefer to customize our temps to our liking. This is the only real downside to not using the app – not having the ability to adjust the temperature. Which, if you don’t use it, is a total bummer because it actually has a really wide temperature range that you can select from. For those that don’t use it, be it that they have no device compatible with the app or just don’t care to, this leaves two temperature settings to choose from, which, as we mentioned, are actually good enough. You basically have a solid vaping temperature on the default setting, which is surprisingly low but unlike with quite a few other vapes, this one works well on low temps so it doesn’t matter that the stock setting is low because it works and it works well. Need a bit more heat? How about a lot more? Hit the boost button and jack up the heat. Simple as that. Those are the two settings. We have all the exact temperature information in our Crafty review on our site. So check that out if you want the specifics of what the temp range is and what the default temp settings are for this vape. Obviously, that (our review) is also where you’ll find out exactly what we think about this vape and how well it stacks up against its competitors, the latter part thanks to the Crafty vaporizer comparison section we included in our review. That’s something that we always include in our reviews – a comparison section.
What else does the Crafty have going for it? A lot. Seriously. For instance, it can handle anything you can throw at it. It’s able to do this (support all blend types) thanks to this little insert that it comes with, the same insert that all of the Storz and Bickel vapes use to vaporize blends other than dry. And what is this little insert called? It’s called the Liquid Pad and what you do is you drop it in the oven and then add your concentrated blend to it, be it liquid, wax, or whatever, and then you vape it as you normally would. We’ve found that higher temperatures work better with these types of blends and also, when vaping them, we’ve noticed that they don’t tend to release vapor immediately as they need to heat up a little first. So if you’re vaping extracts, take a puff to get things going, and then take a nice long slow draw to really get a good hit once it’s heated up. Otherwise, without this little insert, it’s just a really good dry blend portable vape. But because of its little Liquid Pad, it’s a lot more than that – it’s an everything vape. Vape it all.
Heat up time with this portable isn’t the best we’ve seen. Subsequently, we really appreciate the fact that it vibrates to let you know that it’s ready, which is feature that you can turn off and on via the app. What happens is, you turn it on and it starts to heat up, but you stop paying attention because it’s not as quick as one might hope. Next thing you know, it vibrates. As we usually have it a pocket or resting on a flat surface, we either feel it as it shakes or hear it as it rattles. While this feature wouldn’t make a lot of sense for the Firefly 2 due to the fact that it heats up almost instantly, it makes a lot of sense for the Crafty and its much longer (comparatively) heat up time.
How It Works
This is one vape that requires no training to use. It’s so straight forward, we were able to figure out how to vape with it without even looking at the instructions. Admittedly though, to get the most out of it, we did take a look at the usage manual it comes with. This allowed us to make the most of it. Now while we could sit here and tell you how to use, TVape has already put together a video tutorial which they’ve shared on their YouTube channel – so we’re just going to drop that below and let you take a look if you care to know more about how this vape works.
Power Bank Information
Now we’re on to the next segment, which is the part where we tell you all about this handy little portable power supply that is the Crafty Power Bank. This pocket-sized battery pack that extends the usage time on the Crafty by an additional 90 minutes is powered by a 6600mAh lithium-ion battery. Any USB compatible devices can be plugged into it, which means you can charge a lot more than your vape with it. In fact, you can even charge other vapes with it, assuming that they use USB to charge. It has a 5V 1A and 2.1A output and a 5V 1A input. Also, when it comes time to charge the battery pack, you can actually plug it into your laptop or what have you to charge. It’s like the circle of life, only the circle of electronic life. Maybe that doesn’t make any sense. But our point here is that the Power Bank works with a lot of devices, giving you that much more of a reason to carry it around with you. For Crafty users, we highly recommend it. To learn more about it, you can take a look at the review we put together for it on our website. And while you’re there, don’t forget to take a look at our other fresh reviews, reviews for vapes like the somewhat new Hydrology 9 – the portable vaporizer with the built-in liquid filter that you must have heard of by now. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re definitely going to want to take a look because it is one sweet looking vape.
That’s all for now. We hope you enjoyed reading this little update and if you’re interested, be sure to follow us for more vape related content because that’s what we’re all about. Vape all day. Stay cool friends. Until next time!