There’s this website out there called Behance where you can share your media-based projects, be it illustrations, graphics, videos, or what have you. In our case, we wanted to share the totality of our work – our website. So we made an account and soon after realized that their website, at least the parts we’re trying to access, are unbelievably slow to respond. We’re talking minutes of trying to load a page. We wanted to browse through the projects that others have shared but after staring at the same project page for what seemed like 10 minutes, waiting for the illustrations to load, we gave up. How could it be this slow? We refreshed. Same thing. So we went to a different part of the site, the part where we can upload our own work and when we got there we found the same thing: minutes of loading, still not completely loaded. Will it ever load? We wondered so we went over to our favorite search engine and queried it. We found some listings on the Adobe forum with similar complaints about the slowness of the site. They start years ago and carry into the present. An ongoing problem? Seems it. Persistent through years. But we imagine that not all users are experiencing such issues, just some. Otherwise, surely, or so we’d like to imagine, something would have been done by now to resolve it. The strange thing is that sometimes pages of the site load quick for us and other times, basically the opposite.
But for now, we do have a profile on there. Which we actually didn’t seem to have any trouble creating. It was only after we’d created our profile that the troubles began. Either way, we have an account and a profile that corresponds with it. We managed to once again secure our name, Vaporizer Shark, so you can find us at Behance.net/VaporizerShark or just search for us on there by name if you already have an account and find that easier for whatever reason.
After what was definitely a matter of minutes (not hours, but still quite the wait), the “Create Project” section of the site loaded for us so we’re going to jump back in there and try to upload our work and see what happens. If we do manage to get our work shared, we’ll be sure to post an update here on our blog in some fashion to let you all know about it so you can head on over to check it out and give us a big thumbs up if you like what you see.
Update: The Behance website suddenly began working for us – loading at speeds we consider to be normal. Subsequently, we’ve managed to add one of our projects, which we’ll tell you more about in our next post, so stay tuned!
While we ourselves are reviewers of vapes (and knowledgeable ones at that), we couldn’t help but find ourselves curious as to what the Reddit community had to say about the latest portable from DaVinci Vaporizers, the IQ. Mind you, this is a vape that we like and have our thoughts on, which we’ve detailed in our review, but still, we found ourselves wondering what the Redditors had to say about it. And thanks to the way the Reddit website is setup, this was by no means an impossible task so we headed over to the Vaporents section of the site, which is where all the vapers get together to talk vapes, and we started combing through their comments to see what they had to say. While we can’t say that we read through everything and analyzed it all, the sampling that we did examine left a clear impression upon us: some appreciate it, some do not. But how could this be? How is it that some customers found themselves ecstatic with their new vape while others were, based on their statements on Reddit, thoroughly displeased with both the vape itself and the company’s customer service? This is a question that we then dug deeper to answer and that answer, along with the rest of our findings, can be found on our site.
DaVinci IQ Information
While we’re not going to spill all the beans here, leaving you with a reason to take a look at the analysis we shared on our site, we will tell you a bit about this vape in case you’re unfamiliar. It’s called the “IQ” and it’s made by one of our favorite vaporizer manufacturers, at least as far as portables go given that they don’t even make any desktop units at this time, the DaVinci Vaporizer company. These guys, a Las Vegas based outfit, really know what they’re doing when it comes to designing and manufacturing portable vaporizers. You look at what they’re doing as of late and it’s extremely impressive. They’re taking into account that component materials matter and depending upon where they’re located in the vape and what they do, the material they’re constructed from can be incredibly important. Take, for instance, the vapor path. We and just about everyone else that knows what’s good wants the material that the vapor path is constructed from to be as inert as possible and that’s at least one of the reasons why DaVinci decided to design their last portable, the Ascent, with a 100% glass vapor path that is glass all the way from the bowl/oven clear through to the mouthpiece. All glass, all the way. But then they got to thinking, or so we assume, that they could really one-up themselves and use something like glass, only stronger. In steps ceramic zirconia, a material that’s inert like glass, only much-much stronger. So it has the same quality that glass is often used for in smoking and vaping, only it’s a whole lot more durable. And this is just one example of DaVinci’s keen eye for detail and their proactive take on improving vaporizer technology one vape at a time.
The intelligent decisions made in the selection of materials aside, the DaVinci designers certainly have some tricks up their sleeves and when it comes to the IQ, there’s quite a few. In this case, we’re looking at a vape that’s definitely with the times as it not only has some of the most advanced digital temperature controls we’ve ever seen, it also has an app. Back to those temperature controls we just mentioned, there’s a feature that we always have to point out because we’ve basically fallen madly in love with it and that’s the boost mode. When you hit it, the heating element just kicks into full gear and starts heating up like it has nothing better to do than to prove how aggressively it can heat up. This is a feature that we often use near the end of our sessions to squeeze out whatever remains of our blend before we dump the leftovers in a container for reuse. If you don’t know what we’re talking about when we say that we make a point to save our leftovers for reuse, you’ll want to take a look at our guide on recycling vape trash. Anyways, the boost mode is just one of the numerous heating modes that the vape offers and there aren’t just heating modes, there are also other modes… We use the “…” to add a sinister effect even though there’s nothing sinister about what we’re about to tell you about, but there’s even a “stealth” mode. Guess what that does? It makes the vape disappear into the shadows like a ninja! Just kidding. But it does turn down the lights in an attempt to make it a little less conspicuous. But these aren’t the features that really get us, well not the stealth mode anyways, it’s actually the replaceable battery design that really does it for us. Well, that and the fact that this vape is basically awesome. But the battery design is one in which you can pop it out and pop in a new one in a few seconds, keeping the vaping going as long as you want it to (assuming you keep some fully charged replacement batteries handy at all times). Compared to any other system, this is the ideal. At least, that’s the way we see it at this point. Smart move on DaVinci’s part.
As far as displays go, the IQ’s is one of the coolest we’ve ever seen implemented in a portable vaporizer. It uses LED lights to convey what’s up with the vape, but not like you might think – nothing like the Pax 1 vaporizer. It actually uses a total of 51 small LED lights in a fashion that’ll make you question how an actual display could be better. This extremely energy efficient means of conveying the status of the vape is yet another way that DaVinci proves that when it comes to intelligent design, their heads are definitely in the right place.
That’s it for this blog post. You can learn more about the DaVinci IQ and other vapes by visiting our website at VaporizerShark.com – a site that we strongly suggest you bookmark and homepage, but we’ll settle for just having you take a look and letting us know what you think. Thanks for reading, from your friends at Vaporizer Shark, stay healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Perhaps we were silly for doing so, but we thought it a good idea to discuss some vapes that don’t yet exist, particularly the Firefly 3 and the Haze V4. While neither of these vapes is on the market yet, we figure that they might be seeing as there’s already a Firefly 2 and Haze V3. So what’s next? Exactly. And in the meantime, we thought some of you might be interested in keeping tabs with what is known about these vapes– information like release dates, rumors, and all that. So we put together these articles about each nonexistent vape and shared them in the vape guides section of our website. They’re on there if any of you care to check them out. We also linked to them in the opening sentence of this paragraph so you can click those links to take a look at their corresponding articles on our site.
What inspired this? Well basically, we put together a similar article and published it on our site about the Pax 4, which we actually told all of you about in an earlier blog update. After doing so, we thought to ourselves: why not do it with some other vapes that we might see successors to? Given that there’s an original Firefly, the Firefly 1 vaporizer as some have come to call it, and there’s a Firefly 2 – why not a Firefly 3? And with the Haze vaporizer, there’s an original, then there’s the Haze V2, Haze V2.5, and now the latest, the Haze V3. What’ll come next? The Haze V3.5? Maybe. But it could be the Haze V4. We’ll just have to wait and see. For now, all that we do know about these vapes can be found on our site. So if you’re interested, head on over to our site to see what we know.
Have some speculations, comments, inside information about either of these vapes? Share it in the comments section here or on our site, or if you really want to, you can even use the contact form on our website to send it directly to us.
That’s it for this blog update. In our next one, we’re going to be talking a bit about the DaVinci IQ and what others think about it.
Why it took us so long we will never be able to explain, but as it stands, we are now active members of the Facebook community as we now have an official page for our website that you can find at Facebook.com/VaporizerShark. If you take a look at it, you’ll find that we’ve already shared a great deal of content even though we don’t have any followers. But if you do follow it by pressing the “like” button on the page, you’ll find that we’re more than capable of keeping you up to date with what’s good and new in the vaping scene and our site. So if you want to stay current with the vape industry and us, your favorite reviewers of vaporizers, then click the like button and follow our page!
We’re actually pretty happy about this, especially because we managed to get “VaporizerShark” and didn’t have to settle on some weird URL like Facebook.com/VaporizerShark181882 or something similarly less desirable.
So why’d we do it? why did we go out of our way to make a Facebook page for ourselves? For a lot of reasons. One, we wanted to make sure to claim the “VaporizerShark” alias/URL for our page if it was available, which thankfully it was. Two, we wanted to make sure that we were able to connect with our followers online and we can’t help but recognize that former AOLer Mark Zuckerberg’s ginormous social network is one of the most popular in the world. So we figured we’d be able to connect with a lot of our followers and those with like-minds if we setup camp there. And with that, you have our reasoning for finally creating a FB page. Honestly, we should have done it sooner, but it’s done now, so that’s pretty much that. We hope you like it, but even if you don’t – no worries, we’re going to update it soon.
In our last post here on our blog, we talked about a similar topic as we shared with all of you, our lovely visitors and followers, a link to our Crunchbase profile. But in our next post, you can expect something a bit more fun as we talk about some of the fresh content we just added to our site. So if you’re interested in knowing what’s new on our site, stay tuned for the next update. In the meantime, you could just surf on over to our site at VaporizerShark.com to see for yourself what it is we’ve been up to (hint, hint).
TechCrunch, a news publisher dedicated to the coverage of technology and startups, is the force behind Crunchbase, which is somewhat of a research arm for their company that helps them gather data on companies and their individuals. While this might not have any significance to you, it does to us as we like to keep up with the latest happenings in the world of tech and new tech startups are a big part of that. That’s something that we fall into, the world of tech and new tech startups, as we ourselves are a tech startup of sorts. With this in mind, we went ahead and added ourselves, Vaporizer Shark, to the Crunchbase database of company profiles, which we later tweeted about on our official Twitter account.
Impressed with how few likes and retweets our tweet received? We’re not. We would love to see our social media presence expand on social networks like Twitter, but as it stands, we’re just too focused on delivering fresh content to all of you – content that’s not just fresh, but accurate, in-depth, and interesting as well. And that just simply takes up too much of our time, leaving us with not enough free time to try and expand our reach by increasing our following. While that’s a bit of a bummer for us, the upside is that all of you can still visit our website at anytime and find all kinds of fresh new content churned out by our knowledgeable team of vaporizer aficionados.
Anyways, here’s a link to our Crunchbase profile so that you can take a look if you’re interested. It’s really not anything special, but for us, it marks a pivotal moment in our existence: the day we joined Crunchbase and became that much cooler. We’re joking about that last part, but it does mark the day we joined their business directory. We wonder if anyone will find us on there that isn’t reading this or checking out our twitter? It seems kind of obscure to us, like the kind of thing people don’t just stumble upon. Maybe we’re wrong. Who knows. Anyways, enjoy. That’s it for this post. We’ll update again soon. So stay tuned for more because it’s coming at you.
For those of you who keep up with our blog, you already knew this was coming because we talked about in our last post, but the day has come – our Hydrology 9 vaporizer review is finally here. You can see it on our site. And for those of you that don’t yet know about this impressive “portable” vaporizer by East Bay, California’s Cloudious9, it has a water filter built directly into it. Not some attachment, but part of the vape itself. And it runs on battery power, technically making it a portable we guess. But let’s be real, it’s not all that portable when it doesn’t fit in your pocket. Don’t let that fool you though, this is definitely a vape to consider – even if it isn’t all that “portable.”
When we first caught wind of that, we were 100% interested in seeing for ourselves what it had to offer. When we saw what it looked like (awesome) and heard what it did (water filtered vapor on the go), we had to see what it was all about and knew quite a few of you there would want to know what was up with it so we rushed to push out our review. Given that we’ve rushed ourselves a bit more than we typically would prefer, we want to note that even now, with our review published, there’s a chance we may make some changes to it as we continue to test and review the Hydrology9. So keep an eye out for updates here on our blog as we may be letting you know of a change to our review – you never know. But anyways, our first impression was that this was a vape worth trying.
How It Works
You put some water in it, being careful not to get water anywhere but where you’re trying to put it. We like to fill it just passed the little holes, but its maker says not to fill it passed the halfway point. Up to you. But whatever you do, be careful because water and electronics are not a good mix. On that note, it’s a leak-proof design. That doesn’t mean you yourself can’t make a mistake and spill water somewhere you shouldn’t, just that when it’s properly assembled, it will not leak. With that in mind, you’ll really want to make a point to put it together right. Read the instructions/manual if you don’t know what you’re doing. Once you’ve got a hang of it, it’s easy to take apart and put back together. Which is a good thing seeing as you’ll occasionally need to completely disassemble it and then reassemble it in order to properly clean it.
Once you have some water in it and you’re ready to vape. You insert your blend and click the button three times to power it up. After a couple of minutes of vaping, it’ll automatically turn off and you’ll have to heat it back if you want to continue to vape. At this point, if you haven’t and you plan on vaping more from the same packed oven, you’ll want to stir your blend. Do this to ensure an even vaporization because if you don’t and you’ve packed it on the fuller side, you’ll likely notice some uneven vaporization. And if you don’t notice, well, there’s a good chance it’s happening anyways. So stir your blend. Either that or don’t pack it so full.
Hydrology 9 And Concentrates
Does it work with concentrates? Yes. Is it designed for concentrates? No, by which we mean that its manufacturer says nothing about using it with concentrates, leaving the strong impression that it is not intended for use with extracts. However, we’ve done it and it does work. But be super-duper careful because you could damage your vape and/or void your warranty if you try. If you do try though, we suggest using only solid concentrates or nothing that will melt when you hit it with heat. You don’t want it leaking. If it doesn’t leak, you might be able to get away with it – we know we did. And actually, if you’re wondering how it worked, it worked really well. Total surprise. It actually works better with concentrates than with dry blend, or at least that’s how it’s been for us. Perhaps you’ll think otherwise, who knows? But if you ask us, this is definitely the way to go. You just want to make a point to be extra careful about what you put in it and how you go about it. And if you’re really worried, just don’t even do it because there is some inherent risk in doing so.
The Water Filter
Integrating a water filter into a portable vaporizer is no easy task, especially when you’re paving the way with a patent-pending design – as is the case with the Hydrology9’s water filter. Somehow, it allows for the free flow of air and vapor while managing to pass it through a water filter that doesn’t leak. Intrigued? You should be. This is some next level vape tech right here and we’re surprised that it looks this good. Seriously, look at it and tell us that this is not one beautiful vaporizer. And when you see it with its lights on, with its lights giving you a show for that matter, you’ll really know what we mean when we say that this is one vape that’ll undoubtedly turn some heads. And then there’s the water filter, which is actually useful as it helps cool and smooth the vapor. By the time it reaches you, it’s some of the smoothest vapor you’ll experience. So if that’s something that means a lot to you, how smooth the vapor is, you’ll have to check out this new vape because its vapor just might be the smoothest.
When it comes to the size of a vape, it definitely matters. And while we’re not going to dive too deep into this right now, you can read more about our thoughts on this vape’s portability in the “Portability Analysis” section below. For now, we do want to say that this vape is so big that many of you may not consider it a portable at all even though it does have cordless operation thanks to its internal battery. For those of you that can’t look beyond its large size in the context of it being a portable vaporizer, perhaps think of it as a desktop vape instead. After all, that’s where you’re going to be getting the most use out of it – at home, not on the go.
This is a strange aspect of this vape – the temp controls. We’re not going to sit here and say that we love them because we don’t. Yes, they are easy to use. But no, they are not ideal. Our first complaint with them is that we don’t know what temperature we’re actually vaping on when we’re on the different settings, of which there are five. Heck, we don’t even know the temperature range that it offers. And the reason for this lack of insight is due to the fact that as of writing, its manufacturer, the California-based vape startup Cloudious9, has yet to release that information. Why? No idea. But as it stands, finding the right temperature option or options to use is a guessing game. With a little bit of trial and error, you can find the options that work for you. For us, we tend to only use the highest settings when vaping concentrates, something that we don’t advise doing without first assessing the potential risks involved in vaping extracts with a vape that isn’t technically designed to do so, at least not according to its manufacturer. Back to its temperature controls, they’re easy enough to use and with a little effort you’ll figure out which settings you prefer, but it could be better. There could be a digital display and the ability to set the temp in one degree intervals between a range, but we’ll take what we can get when it’s a water filtered cordless vaporizer that does what it’s supposed to: produce vapor and filter it through water. And that is something that it 100% does. It also does more, which is what we’re going to talk about next – the entertainment.
There are two light shows to choose from. These are strictly for entertainment purposes as they serve no real function beyond entertaining you and your friends while you vape. To activate them, either press and hold the button for three seconds while it’s not heating up to activate the slow show or do the same while it is heating up and it’ll start the fast show.
So here’s where we tell you whether or not it’s actually a portable. While it technically classifies due to its cordless, battery powered design, we’re not going to go ahead and be so quick to label it a portable. If it were truly portable, we’d carry it around with us more often. It’s a bit too much for all that. This isn’t to say you can’t easily stuff it into a backpack and even quite a few purses, it’s just to say that it’s not going to slide in a pocket and go wherever you go – or at least, that hasn’t been the case for us. Plus there’s the glass to worry about. So this is one of those vapes that ends up spending a lot of time around the house where it certainly finds its fair share of use. It’s like the Mighty vaporizer in that sense. While the Mighty, one of the two Storz & Bickel portables, is a “portable” like the Hydrology, it’s really not all that portable due to its clumsy proportions. So it, like the Hydrology, tends to end up being more of a home vape even though it’s cordless and battery powered.
This is a question that’s best answered by our complete review on the Vaporizer Shark website, but we’ll address it to a lesser extent here and now to save you time. Still, we strongly suggest checking out the full review on our site because we get into much greater detail in our assessment of this new water filtered vape so you’ll want to read it after if you still have any questions about its viability and worth. Onto our assessment, this is a vape that has its place. For those who need a vape that produces extra smooth vapor, here it is. The vapor is of the smoothest quality that we’ve seen. Definitely top tier in that regard. In other aspects, the vapor could stand to see some improvement, but if it’s just smooth vapor that you’re after, this vape is more than capable of providing it. For those in need of a portable, you’re going to have to take a look at some other portable vaporizers, like these ones here, because this just isn’t all that portable. But if home use is what you’re after, you have a serious contender right here. To see what we really think about it and to gauge how it fares against its competitors, check out our in-depth Hydrology 9 vaporizer review on our website.
Here’s a video put together by the manufacturer which shows the Hydrology 9 vaporizer in all of its portable water filtering glory.
Some of you may have already heard of this new “portable” vaporizer but for those of you who haven’t, it’s a battery powered handheld that has a built-in water filter. It looks cool, it vapes cool, but it’s not without its drawbacks. While we’re currently working on our review, we wanted to let you all know about it – just a bit of a heads up so that you know what’s in our pipeline. You can expect to see our complete review before the month’s end. That much we can say for certain.
Another portable that’s in our queue is the Crafty by Storz and Bickel. While we can’t provide any definitive date by which we’ll have our review for it up on our website, we can say that we’ve been very thoroughly impressed with its quality and have been waiting a long time to finally share this review, which we’re basically just putting the final touches on now. When the Volcano’s maker puts out a portable, you better believe it’s something seriously awesome. What’s really impressive about it — just to share a bit about what we think about it before our review goes live — is the fact that it vapes better than your average desktop vaporizer and it’s a portable. It also comes with an app that gives you a lot of control over the temperature as well as a liquid pad that lets it vape liquids and other extracts. Without the liquid pad, a small insert for the heating chamber, it wouldn’t be the vape it is, which is an all-in-one style vape that does it all. Some call this dual-use because it vapes extracts and dried blends. Others call it a three-in-one because it vapes dry material, solid concentrates, and liquids. Whatever the case, it can handle anything you can throw at it – or at least, that’s what we experienced. And for reference, it handles it all in stride, producing some of the best vapor that we’ve seen. Oh, no! We’ve said too much. We’re going to hold off on sharing too much but just know that the Crafty isn’t all good as there are drawbacks to its design. But you’ll just have to wait for our review to find out what we’re talking about so stay tuned for more and if you’re not already, be sure to follow our blog here on WordPress because you’ll be one of the first to know when we publish a new vape review on our website.
Coming Up Next
While you can expect to see both of these reviews somewhat soon, it’s the Hydrology by Cloudious 9 that we’re looking to have a review up for sooner than later. The reason why you’re all going to be enjoying our Hydrology vaporizer review what is likely to be significantly sooner than our Crafty review is due to the fact that we ourselves were so intrigued by it, we couldn’t help but find ourselves compelled to push out our review as fast as we can. We’re going to go ahead and say it now but because of the timing, particularly how quickly we’re going to be publishing our thoughts on it, our thoughts are definitely subject to change given that we might like it more, or like it less. If such is the case, we’ll be sure to update our review, assuming it’s live on our site by then.
What Intrigued Us About The Hydrology 9
After seeing numerous attempts to perfect the vaporizer water filter combo, we’ve been intrigued by the prospect of a portable variant that really did what it was intended to do: produce mad vapor on the fly and pass it through a built-in water filter. There have been attempts, none of which all that portable in our opinion, but having yet to see the perfect water filtered vape, we’ve been continually looking for that one – the one that’ll impress us to the point that it ensures us that water filtered portables are less of a dream than they are a reality. In this reality, we see a melding of two worlds: the old world of water filters and glass and the new world of portable vaporizing technology. Aren’t you intrigued?
Being as we were in such a rush to test it, we’re now in quite the rush to share with you our thoughts, which admittedly may be premature but we’re going to get them out to you in the form of an in-depth review like we always do and if we have to make some changes, we’ll make some changes down the road. We do realize we’re reiterating ourselves here, but we just want to make a point to stress to all of you that we’re really pushing out this review quick after having had limited time to really dwell on our thoughts after extensive testing. So take it for what it’s worth once it arrives. Also, keep in mind that we might refrain from publishing it too quickly for just this reason so you might want to disregard all of this and just wait and see what we have to say and as always, take it all with a grain of salt.
We don’t want to spoil too much of our unpublished reviews on here so you’ll just have to wait until we manage to share them before you get anymore information about them out of us. For now, enjoy the many vaporizer reviews we’ve managed to put together on our website: https://vaporizershark.com/vaporizer-reviews/