Stoner MacGyver marijuana product review: Vapor Kryptonite personal vaporizer

Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver.

The latest? Vapor Kryptonite personal vaporizer/e-cig

What is it, dude? A stealth miniature vaporizer.

How much coin will it run me? $100 for the one we reviewed, but there are a few other cheaper models out as well.

Where can I get one? Check the Vapor website at www.mjvapor.com for the skinny on that 411, bro-brah.

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I've always been a one-hitter kind of guy when it came to stealth cannabis consumption. Taking a hit of herb, then "ghosting" it by holding the smoke until nothing more came out was about as incognito as it got. But now, with a marketplace filled with different miniature vaporizers, there are options out there for people wanting to toke on the down low. This week, we check out the Vapor portable vaporizer.

The Omicron (which we reviewed a few months ago) uses common BHO oil you can find in dispensaries. In contrast, the Vapor vaporizer uses pre-mixed cartridges containing cannabis oil diluted in a liquid that allows it to be instantly vaporized when it comes in contact with the micro heating element inside. On the plus side, this means your vaporizer starts working from second you push down the button, whereas the Omicron took a while to get warmed up.

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Pre-loaded cartridge.
All of the cartridges for the Vapor are pre-made and you really have no idea about the quality of the ganja that was used. But the company touts the 1500 milligram cartridge as holding up to 400 "doses." That means about four hits is recommended to do the job right each time.

The matte-black-and-chrome device looks like a stealth surgical tool or one of those do-it-yourself breathalyzer pens. But beneath the slick exterior, things are pretty simple. If you've ever played around with one of these e-cigarette-based cannabis vaporizers, you've pretty much got the hang of the Vapor. There's three parts to the device: the battery, the THC cartridge and a protective sheath that goes over the cartridge to protect it. The battery end charges via a USB plug that comes with the Vapor, and cartridges can be picked up at dispensaries like Colorado Care Facility, Denver Kush Club, Root Organic and Organix in Breck. (I'm not 100 percent sure on this, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Vapor battery end would work for other types of cartridges as well.)

And though it's futuristically cool looking, it isn't the most unique design out there. Frankly, the thing looks like Vapor bought the units wholesale from a distributor, then slapped a vinyl "Vapor" sticker on the battery end of things and marked up the price to between $80 and $100 depending on which model you choose out of the five types Vapor sells.

There's a single button that acts as an on-off switch, as well as the power button to charge up your hit. Pushing the button five times in a row shuts down or turns on the unit. Holding the button down engages the heating element and delivers about a five-second hit of cannabis vapor. A small LCD screen at the bottom keeps track of your battery life as well as the total number of hits you've smoked off of that cartridge. Other Vapor designs pretty much follow the same format but can run you as much as $50 less than the high-end Kryptonite.

Page down for the results of our testing of the Vapor Kryptonite.


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coloradommjpatient
coloradommjpatient

These things are a great idea, and I love the concept. But I have yet to find one that actually delivers in the potentcey department.

 

Save your money and get a flight box pocket vape. 

malcolmkyle16
malcolmkyle16

Prohibition has helped fill our Prisons and Jails to capacity. Violent criminals, murderers, rapists and child molesters are released early to create space for so called 'drug offenders'. Half of court trial time and also a huge chunk of police officers time is pointlessly wasted. Enormous untaxed profits from illegal drugs fund multi-national criminal empires which bribe law enforcement authorities and spread corruption faster than a raging bush fire. Prohibition takes violent criminals and turns them into multi-billionaires whilst corrupting even entire countries, including our own. Our drug laws are also funding the Taliban and al-Qaeda whose illegal opium profits allow them to buy weapons and pay it's fighters more than $300 a month, compared with the $14 paid to an Afghan policemen.

 

uh...no
uh...no

 @coloradommjpatient

Sorry, but that's a terrible call. The Launce Box is a piece. Not to mention it's purpose is to vaporize herb. The point of this product is to "vape" oil. This may not be the best model on the market but there are several models (from different companies) available that not only deliver in the potency department, but are just as, if not more stealth than the product highlighted here. I think there are many improvements to be made in subsequent generations of these, but for the time being, these are pretty legit.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @malcolmkyle16  -- A64 does NOT legalize marijuana. A64 is a continuation of criminal prohibition, with extra regulations and taxes added.

malcolmkyle16
malcolmkyle16

@DonkeyHotay

An appeal to all Prohibitionists:

 

Most of us know that individuals who use illegal drugs are going to get high—no matter what, so why do you not prefer they acquire them in stores that check IDs and pay taxes? Gifting the market in narcotics to ruthless criminals, foreign terrorists, and corrupt law enforcement officials is seriously compromising our future.  

 

Why do you wish to continue with a policy that has proven itself to be a poison in the veins of our once so "proud & free" nation? Even if you cannot bear the thought of people using drugs, there is absolutely nothing you, or any government, can do to stop them. We have spent 40 years and trillions of dollars on this dangerous farce; Prohibition will not suddenly and miraculously start showing different results. Do you actually believe you may personally have something to lose If we were to begin basing our drug policy on science & logic instead of ignorance, hate and lies?  

 

Maybe you're a police officer, a prison guard, or a local/national politician. Possibly you're scared of losing employment, overtime pay, the many kickbacks, and those regular fat bribes. But what good will any of that do you once our society has followed Mexico over the dystopian abyss of dismembered bodies, vats of acid, and marauding thugs carrying gold-plated AK-47s with leopard-skinned gunstocks? 

 

Kindly allow us to forgo the next level of your sycophantic prohibition-engendered mayhem. 

 

Prohibition prevents regulation: legalize, regulate, and tax!

 

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