Vaporfection ViVape Vaporizer Review
The ViVape Vaporizer from Vaporfection is an advanced desktop vaporizer that sport features you’d find on a smartphone. The Vaporfection ViVape Vaporizer’s most noticeable feature is its touchpad, which allows you to control this tabletop vaporizer effortlessly. The ViVape also boasts a dual delivery method where you can use either a bag or a wand to draw vapors from the ViVape.
This cutting-edge vaporizer also boasts an all-glass technology which allows it to produce clean vapors with fuller flavors. The inert properties of glass keep the vapors cool and provide even heating to your herbal blends. In this review, we’ll break down the highs and the lows of the ViVape Vaporizer from Vaporfection to help you decide if this tabletop unit is worth your investment.
Why the ViVape
The ViVape is a product from renowned vaporizer manufacturer, Vaporfection. The ViVape was first introduced to the market in the fall of 2011 and was immediately received with acclaim and with warm welcome. It was one of the first few tabletop vapes that featured and offered consumer-friendly appearance and sophisticated technology without compromising ease of operation. The straightforward means of using the ViVape won the hearts of many consumers who felt like the ViVape was the answer to their plea for a technologically advanced desktop vaporizer. One that looked like it was from the future but something that does not give off that intimidating vibe.
Unlike your traditional desktop vaporizer, the ViVape can be operated through a touchpad where one can effortlessly set the time and temperature wherein the ViVape will operate. It eschews the conventional analog and tactile buttons and incorporates temperature management through the touchpad screen which makes for a truly unique vaping experience.
This takes the meaning of ease of use to a whole new level.
The ViVape Experience
We took the ViVape out for a run and took our own test notes. Here’s how the ViVape works.
Out of the box, the ViVape looks smart and sleek. It measures 7.75 inches tall and is about 5.25 inches wide. The ViVape feels compact enough with a substantial weight of about 1.75 lbs. The ViVape draws power from a wall socket so we begin by connecting the power cord to the port found at the back of the unit. Like what we do with almost all the desktop vaporizers we test, a quick sanitation which involves several minutes of keeping the vaporizer powered on without any materials loaded is expected. Nevertheless, once plugged, the ViVape touch screen immediately lights up and welcomes you to its user-friendly “vapor sense” touch screen temperature control system and quickly displays the power button inviting you to start the tabletop unit.
It might take new users to get familiar with the sequences of the actions required to run the ViVape. Instead of having to select the temperature level at first, we were surprised that the vapor sense interface asked us to select a default shut off time which can be adjusted using the “+” and the “-” icons found on the touch screen. Next, it took us to the delivery selection screen where we were given the option between “bag balloon” or “wand whip,” and then that’s when you get to the temperature. By tapping the temperature area above the “off” button you can adjust the temperature level of the ViVape depending on your preference. Decreasing the temperature weakens the vapor while increasing the temperature makes it stronger. After selecting your desired temperature level, the ViVape will start to run and an LED light located just right inside the all-glass vapor path will start to light up showing you that it’s ready to be used.
Balloons and Whips
If you’ve used a whip style desktop vape before, you wouldn't find any difficulty using the ViVape on the whip or wand mode neither will you find assembling the whip a challenge. In case you run into some problems attaching the tubing onto the glass pieces, remember that keeping the end of the glass components make connecting the vinyl tubes easier and in a way works well to seal the connections once the damp ends begin to dry.
The chamber of the whip connects directly to the actual unit and vaporizes your herbal blends through convection heating. We found the internal fan to be a little too strong and may feel uncomfortable for beginners and the vapors will come out of the whip even when you’re not drawing from it. The powerful fans, however, are perfect for filling the balloon bags with vapors and it can fill a single balloon bag in about a minute and a half. The balloon bags make for an ideal option for larger group sessions and even comes with an extra mouthpiece.
Remember that the temperatures can be adjusted even in between sessions. We recommend removing the herb chambers in between sessions as well to stir the materials occasionally to loosen your ground materials to obtain maximum vapor flowing quality. When turning off the vaporizer, the touch screen will display and say that it’s cooling down and pulling the plug while it cools down might damage the ViVape significantly. Wait until the screen turns off before removing the plug from your wall socket to ensure that the device will not be damaged internally.
The ViVape from Vaporfection packs tons of accessories, here’s a list of what’s inside the box.
- 1 x Vapor Valve
- 2 x Custom Tapered Bags
- 2 x Medical Grade Tie Wraps
- 1 x Medical Grade Hose (3 Feet)
- 1 x Wand/Whip Herbal Glass Container
- 1 x Glass Mouthpiece
- 1 x Stir Stick/Screen Replacement Tool
- 6 x Screen Replacements
- 1 x Power Cord
- 1 x Owner's Manual
- 1 x Owner Registration Card
Each component is made from medical-grade materials and is certified safe to be used for dry herb consumption.
Is It Worth It?
The ViVape is currently one of the vaporizers that have a good price to performance ratio and the features it boasts makes it worth every penny.
The Vaporfection ViVape Vaporizer is made for the individuals who are looking to enjoy a unique and a distinctive vaping experience. Something one won’t get from the average analog and digital vaporizer. It puts emphasis on convenience and comfort although one might have to get used to the vapor sense interface. The ViVape delivers premium vapors and operates like a device from the future.