A company named Banana Bros. has recently introduced the world’s first smart grinder, the OTTO is an automatic grinder that boasts unique features that are designed to satisfy even the seasoned dry herb connoisseur.
The OTTO from Banana Bros. is outfitted with a patented SMART grind design which promises even, and almost perfect ground herb consistency allowing the OTTO Grinder to adjust its movement automatically depending on the material it is milling. Moreover, the OTTO Grinder not only grind your dry herb materials to a semi-fine consistency but it also incorporates filling in a premium cone in the process. It’s the perfect device for loose-leaf consumers who prefer the traditional method of smoking cannabis making it the perfect addition to any cannabis enthusiast’s arsenal. In this review, we’ll look at just how well the OTTO from Banana Bros. works and examine just exactly how the smart is OTTO’s SMART grind is.
The OTTO Grinder features cutting-edge weed tech that allows it to sense the type of material in the grinder. Whether you’re grinding herbs of thick, sticky, and moist consistency, or even if you‘re shredding nugs with stems and seeds in it, the OTTO is capable of automatically adjusting its movements to provide you with the best grind. It shifts and changes the direction, speed, and pressure of its grinding teeth for the ideal and perfect grind depending on your material. The grinding blades are of a premium-grade quality that is sturdy and are wear resistant ensuring the longevity of the OTTO grinder.
The OTTO uses a spring-loaded grinding component that’s designed to imitate the torque and gesture of the human hand. This allows your materials to achieve a more natural texture that can closely be compared to that of what the manual grinder has to offer. The OTTO can also determine the granule size of the material allowing it to decide how much cycle it needs to apply in order to get the best finish. In my opinion, the SMART AI has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of milling herbs. For one, the OTTO undeniably mills herbs that are best suited for smoking weed out of a joint though I wouldn’t really be using it to mill my herbs for vaping since its semi-fine grind may not be the best consistency especially for convection-style vaporizers that tend to want ground materials that are super fine and that has that fluffy consistency. Fluffy herbs allow hot air to fill the chambers and saturate the herbs for better vaporization. You can still use herbs milled through the OTTO but make sure to pack it loosely to allow air to move freely on the vaporizer chamber. In terms of smoking using the inclusive premium cones, I’d have to say that the grind is just perfect.
The cones that come included in the OTTO grinder kit are made from natural fiber all the best that nature has to offer, combined and improved in this unique grinder all in a touch of a button.
The OTTO Design
Now that we’ve seen what OTTO hides under the hood let’s turn to its sleek exterior finish. This premium grinder sports a lustrous black finish reminiscent of hi-tech gadgets. With a minimalist design, the OTTO looks like an inconspicuous apparatus that would look good on every table or kitchen counter. With that being said, this heavy-duty herb grinder can also grind other herbs and spices used for cooking. Moreover, it makes incorporating cannabis herbs into edibles a breeze. The only drawback to using an automatic grinder as opposed to a manual herb grinder is the lack of pollen screens. In a 4-piece manual herb grinder, you’ll find a screen that sifts and strains dry herbs and acquire kief. Kief can also be used for edibles, a dash of these pollens that contain precious terpenes and cannabinoids will help you get that mild high just from eating your favorite grub. Nevertheless, having your kief included in the processed herb isn’t exactly bad at all.
What I loved the most about the OTTO Grinder is that while it sports all these advanced weed technologies, using the OTTO didn’t require much of a learning curve. It’s easy and straightforward that even newcomers and beginners with little to no experience with grinders will be milling like a pro in seconds. Here's how you use it.
- Grab your herbs and place the desired amount on the grinder.
- Close the lid and attach the grinder to the one tube.
- Press and hold the power button to turn it on, pressing it once tells the OTTO to start grinding.
- Once grinding is complete, take the freshly filled cones, twist the ends and start smoking.
It’s that easy, the OTTO Grinder includes 20 all-natural cones that can ensure slow burn and clean tasting joints. The OTTO Grinder can also yield 20 to 30 full cones per one single, full charge. It’s more than enough for several sessions making the OTTO Grinder perfect for group sessions and for making heaps of pre-filled rolls you can easily take out when you want to.
The OTTO Grinder is one advanced tool made specifically for smoking weed through joints or cones. It creates an easier environment for cannabis consumers to enhance their dry herb experience without the hassle of manual motion that one would have to suffer when using traditional grinders. While this advanced grinder has its advantages, I find that it also presents several drawbacks but only because of my personal preference. Overall, the OTTO Grinder is something I’d easily recommend to fellow cannabis aficionados especially to the novices and even the advanced users. Here’s what the complete OTTO Grinder kit includes.
- 1 x Banana Bros. OTTO Grinder
- 1 x Fresh Seal Cone Tube
- 1 x Extra Seal
- 1 x Cleaning Brush
- 1 x USB Charging Cable
- 1 x Cone Retention Straw
And here is a summary of its features.
- Single Button Operation
- SMART Grinding Technology
- All-In-One Joint Auto Joint Roller
- Spill Free Filling Funnel
- All-Natural Premium Cones
- Metal Grinder Teeth
- Spring Loaded
- Detects Material Consistency
- USB Charging