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    Coming Soon, The Haze Square Vaporizer

    The Haze Square Vaporizer 

    Haze Square Vaporizer

    The Haze Square vaporizer is the newest creation to come out of Haze industries, with many holding high expectations for this new vape, due to the Haze V3 vaporizer being a piece of art in its own right and performing pretty much flawlessly. The Haze V3 was known to stand out from the crowd because of its unique dual chamber system, allowing the user to switch between the 2 canisters with ease and giving the user the ability to vape dry herb or concentrates. The Haze Square however has taken this revolution a step further by introducing a rotating system that holds not 2 canisters but 4, you simply rotate the canister you desire to use around to the ceramic heating chamber and vape on!

    Haze Square Vaporizer

    The Haze Square vaporizer still holds the ability to provide the user dual use, so you can put your favourite dry herb or concentrates in these canisters like before with the V3. The Haze Square works smoothly allowing you to rotate and switch from 1 canister to another extremely quickly, literally seconds to be a bit more precise. This I think is a great idea allowing you to load all chambers before you go out the door and giving you 4 good sessions before you have to mess around reloading the unit for the next round, this is truly brilliant idea making this vaporizer stand is truly portable.

    Haze Square Vaporizer

    Keeping with the Haze industries unusual and completely different design and shape choice and off course it’s all in the name of the vape, this is Square in shape made out of high grade aluminium as the majority giving a lovely smooth feel and texture and shouts quality!  The power button is located on the front and the Temperature Setting buttons on top of the unit. The Haze Square vaporizer also has a micro USB for its charging source making topping the battery up a bit easier as nowadays there is always somewhere to plug a USB into nowadays since its now the favourite charging accessory for most smartphones these days. some of the other little features that a definitely worth a mention here is the extremely fast heat up time of around 3 seconds and a haptic feedback vibration alert feature to let you now its reached your required temperature. I for one can't wait to get my hands on this unit and check it out for myself, hopefully I shouldn't have to wait much longer and should be in the store soon.

     

     

    The Best Vaporizers 2017

    Best Vaporizers 2017

    A new year has begun and many shiny new vapes have hit the market, so what are the best vaporizers 2017. With the vape movement ever expanding its hard to keep up with so many vaporizers hitting the scene full of new and sometimes industry changing features. I am sure some will undoubtedly impress and some will unfortunately fail to live up to our expectations.

    How to decide what should be included in the best vaporizers 2017 list?

    With many different types of vaporizer out there I thought I would break it into two categories the Dry herb vaporizer and the Concentrate pen vaporizer, being as these are the most popular units on the market.

    A vaporizer, these days come down to a little more than just how well it works, things I also considered are cost and what extra special features the vapes include.

    Best Dry Herb Vaporizers 2017

    Firefly 2 portable vaporizer

    If money is no object, then the Firefly 2 is really worth checking out. It has many features and looks great! The Firefly 2 is the revamped version of the original firefly keeping the same overall functionality and improving on its weight, size and battery among other things. Some of the features that make the Firefly 2 really special and stand out from the crowd though are things like a 3 second heat up time, this vape definitely won't keep you waiting! It also works off touch sensors, when held the unit heats and when released its shuts off conserving your herbs and battery life. The Original Firefly worked a treat but was let down by its battery, this has now supposedly been addressed and definitely deserves joining the list.

    Firefly 2 Vaporizer

     DaVinci IQ portable vaporizer

    This beauty has yet to prove itself and is the newest kid on the list. I have yet to even test this vape myself but there are many good reviews about the DaVinci IQ on the Internet already. DaVinci is a solid and reliable make and if their previous model "The DaVinci Ascent" is anything to go by this will also hold to the test of time. The first thing you will notice about the DaVinci IQ vaporizer is that it looks so damn good! This vape is elegant as hell and the classiest piece coming out in 2017 so far. Unlike the Firefly 2 the DaVinci IQ is only capable of vaping dry herbs, but this list is called "Best dry herb vaporizers 2017" so we can't really hold that against it. Again, not quite on par with the firefly 2 but still very impressive the DaVinci IQ heats up just 16 seconds and features a new style of heating chamber using ceramic zirconia 360-degree conduction heating. 

    DaVinci IQ vaporizer

    Boundless CF & CFX portable vaporizer

    The Boundless CF and CFX vaporizers had to be both included in this list. Okay so they are not quite as sexy as the first two in the list having a distinct Storz & Bickel Crafty or Mighty look about them, these Boundless vaporizers are fantastic value for money, and generally tick all the boxes of a great vaporizer. They are both well-made and are capable of vaping dry herb & concentrates, while CF is the cheaper option no frills vaporizer and the CFX is packed full of features.

    Boundless CF & CFX vaporizers

    Grenco G Pen Elite vaporizer

    Grenco have been on the scene for a while now starting out with the G pro which is a vaporizer that certainly does the job but is nothing to write home about. The G Pen Elite vaporizer is however fantastic! It’s definitely the smallest vaporizer on the list and full of premium features with the likes of fast heat up times and adjustable and digitally displayed temperature settings. This little vape is perfect for your pocket and absolutely ideal for someone looking to vape on the move.

    Grenco G pen Elite vaporizer

    Best Concentrate pen vaporizers 2017

     

    Kandypens Galaxy pen vaporizer

    Kandypens have yet to gain a name and reputation in the UK but are already well known and respected in the US. The Kandypens Gravity is the creme de la creme when it comes to Concentrate pens and has collected some very creditable awards along its way from the likes of the Vape Critic and High times magazine. The Gravity has a simple and stylish look but it’s what is on the inside that counts with its Quartz crystal-lined heating chamber kicking out smooth clouds and a lifetime warranty on the battery. The Gravity deserves it spot here and is well worth checking out if a premium concentrate pen is what you are after. 

    Kandypens Galaxy pen

    Lynx Hypnos Zero pen vaporizer

    A really well made discreet device, the Lynx Hypnos Zero performs like a champ and is another great choice. The exterior is stainless steel and has the feel of quality, with its ceramic plate atomizer and great battery performance you shouldn’t feel let down with your purchase.

    Linx Hypnos pen vaporizer

     

    Grizzly Honey Dab vaporizer

    While the Grizzly honey dab hasn't quite got the premium feature set like the other two in the list it does perform well at the task it was built for and is much cheaper than the other two. If you are new to the world of concentrate vapes or on a budget the Grizzly honey dab pen is definitely worth looking at.  

    Grizzly honey dab pen vaporizer

    The End of my best vaporizers 2017 Guide.

    So, to conclude above are my favourites for 2017 so far but of course there are many other great vapes that never got a show in and more I am sure to yet be released this year. one vape that should at least have a mention is the Haze V3 that I think is also fantastic and for me wins the title being at least one of the best dry herb vaporizers for 2016, It works a treat and is backed up with a 10-year warranty. I hope this list at least helps and narrows the choice down for you and makes the confusing world of vape purchasing a little easier. 

    Now stocking Kandypens

     Kandypens are now available in store

    Always adding to the ever growing vaporizer inventory, Vape Monster City now also stock Kandypens. Based in California these vaporizer pens have exploded in the States and it is almost impossible to watch a hip hop video without kandypens making a sneaky appearance. To list just just a few Artist videos these cheeky vapes have found fame in are: Kanye West & Nas, Fat Joe, Kid Ink, 50 Cent and Jadakiss, Impressive right! On top of this Kandypens have collected a few prestigious awards along the way such as “Best Vaporizer" Award from High Times Magazine and "Top Vape Pen for Wax 2016" by The Vape Critic. So I think we can both agree these vapes have got to be worth having in our store.

    Kandtpens

    So what Kandypens have we got in store.

    Well unfortunately we haven't managed to get hold of their complete vaporizer range but have got some of the favorites in. 

    KandyPens Galaxy Vaporizer Pen

    Kandypens Galaxy

    The Galaxy vaporizer pen is specifically designed for concentrates and performs extremely well, so well in fact that in won the title of being one of the Vape Critics personal favourites. The Galaxy is a good looking piece of kit, subtle but stylish and available in store in two colours, black or pink. The thing that obviously makes it stand out is that it does its job well, extremely well and the reason for this is that Kandypens have put a lot of thought into its overall design. The Kandypens Galaxy for starters has a heating chamber different to other concentrate pens alike, it has a Quartz crystal-lined chamber with two titanium coils wrapped around two quartz rods. The thing with Quartz is that it handles concentrates much better without any or little absorption giving a much cleaner taste to your vapor and getting rid of any undesirable burnt tastes. The airflow and draw on the Kandypens Galaxy is also really good and features 3 temperature settings, a reasonably good battery life combined with a lifetime warranty (battery)

    KandyPens Gravity Vaporizer Pen

    Kandypens Gravity

    Another award winning vape here, the Kandypens Gravity also features some top draw stuff similar to the Galaxy concentrate pen above. Available in stealth black and again holding a very elegant appeal, The Gravity vape pen hands you the best of both worlds by providing you with a choice. The Quartz crystal chamber with Dual Quartz rods and titanium coils or the coil-less chamber with Ceramic Dish/plate. These are both excellent and will provide different characteristics to depend on your taste preference. It features four temperature settings and again holds the same great battery warranty. 

    KandyPens Slim Kit

    Kandypens slim kit pen vaporizer

    The Slim kit is designed more specifically for the beginner in my opinion it is a cheaper option price wise for someone just starting out that doesn't want to spend an awful lot for their first time. The slim kit can only handle oils and e-liquids but like the rest of the kandypens range it works really well and once again holds that premium look and feel. Also worth mentioning is that it holds the same battery warranty as the pens above. 

     

    Well that is all from me on the Kandypens range, these I hope you can agree are all great additions to the Vape Monster city store. Feel free to comment below and have a nice day all. 

    The explosion of the Concentrate pen vaporizer

    2016 has come and gone and that year certainly had a boom in many vaporizer companies jumping in to the world of the vape biz and introducing their own version of concentrate pen. The year before all these vape companies had their minds set on creating the winning dry herb vaporizer, the portable unit being the standard preference of choice. At the start of last year I didn't even have one concentrate pen on my store for sale, now I have a lucky number of 13.

    So why the sudden invasion in the Concentrate Pen 

    The simple law of supply and demand comes to mind, with many avid vaporizer users looking for a way to use oils and waxes with their vape. Most dry herb vaporizers are not specifically designed with concentrates in mind the heating chambers are not properly designed to hold oils as well as the extra heat also needed to vaporize the concentrate of choice efficiently.

    Is the Concentrate Pen any good and worth the investment?

    This is very much down to preference, what are you looking for in a vaporizer? There are portable hybrid vaporizers available and this is ideal for someone that likes to vape both dry herb and concentrates. Portable Vapes also tend to have a longer lifespan and warranty at the expense of being bigger and able to be designed a little more rugged. But you get what you pay for and the price of a hybrid vaporizer is expensive compared to a concentrate pen that will do a good job of vaping your concentrates for little money.

    Hybrid portable vaporizers

    How does a Concentrate Pen work and how do I use it?

    Well let’s start by breaking it down, the standard for a concentrate pen is to strip down into 3 pieces comprising of:

    1. Battery
    2. Heating Chamber / Atomizer
    3. Mouthpiece

    Dr Dabber Ghost Concentrate pen

    These fit together to become one complete vaporizer unit by usually threading together or sometimes clicking and staying together via magnets. So once you acquainted yourself with your new concentrate pen, you can move to the next phase and load the heating chamber with your concentrate of choice, for this most of these vapes are supplied with a dab tool, a tiny stainless steel type spoon to help you load you wax / oil easily. Once you have finished filling the chamber you can reattach the mouthpiece turn the unit on and start vaping by holding the power button down to heat while you draw on the unit.

    What to look for when buying a Concentrate Pen

    1. Different types of atomizers

    At present there are three different types of atomizers used for the concentrate pen. The wicked, the wickless and the Donut.

    Wicked - A wicked atomizer means that the heating element is wrapped around a piece of absorbent fiber that is Ideal for runny liquids such as low viscosity oils.

    Wickless - A wickless atomizer means that the heating element is wrapped around a piece of quartz or ceramic, this is better for thicker concentrates like wax.

    Donut - This is the newest of atomizer styles for the concentrate pen and probably one of the best in my opinion. This is a flat dish style with no exposed heating element.

    1. Heat settings

    Some pens have one simple heat setting while other come with more or are even adjustable so you can find the perfect sweet spot for your dabs.

    1. Battery

    Something to keep an eye out for when purchasing your concentrate pen if you intend to use it a lot. Most vapes now use a lithium-ion battery the higher the mh, the more charge your battery holds in theory.

    1. Coils and rods

    Rods - The rod is what the coils wraps itself around if your vape pen is wicked the rod will be made out of some kind of absorbent material and wickless rods are either ceramic or more recently quartz. Quartz is supposedly better than ceramic as it’s completely inert and doesn't contaminate the taste what so ever.

    Coils - The coil is essentially your heating element, the heart of your concentrate pen vaporizer. The most recent advance is titanium coils the reason being they have a higher resistance to burning out and are able to maintain better temperatures to get the best out you concentrate of choices flavors. Also worth mentioning is the amount of coils you may have. some wax pens only have one and other have as many as three, the more coils you have generally the faster the heat up is and the quicker you will nail your oils and waxes!

    Well that is the end to this article and I hope I haven't missed anything out feel free to comment below, feedback is always welcome.

     

    The DaVinci IQ is nearly here!!

    I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the IQ vape the newest edition from DaVinci since they released the Ascent which is also an amazing vaporizer and well ahead of its time when it hit the shelves a few years ago and still easily holds its own today with its newer counterparts on the current market.
    So I have been told the IQ is on the way and will be available for delivery before February 1st! You are welcome to pre order yours now and of course all pre-orders will be prioritized and fulfilled as fast as possible so you can be the first to get your hands on this beauty.

    You can look at the full blurb about the DaVinci IQ here, but I thought I would also highlight a few of the interesting and useful features of the IQ below.


    1. First of the heating chamber is made from a material called ceramic zirconia instead of the usual standard ceramic that most top vaporizers use. So what is zirconia and why have DaVinci decided to use it in the newest vaporizer in their arsenal? Well zirconia is a material with very high resistance to cracking as well as many other things that are honestly over my head (read the full wiki on it here) but it is nice to see a vaporizer pushing forward in the market and making changes, possible advances in the game of vapes.


    2. Replaceable 18650 Battery is a great feature on vaporizers today as it gives you the ability to just swap out you flat battery for another and keep on vaping. 18650 batteries are easily available online now and gives you the ability to own a few spare batteries and never suffer a flat and unusable vaporizer again due to lack of power.


    3. Precision temp control ranging from 250-430° F is a great feature further made better by giving you an android / ios app to tinker with these settings. To me precision temp control is wasted as I am happy with the one or two of the usual pre-set temperatures most of the time but never or less it is nice to have the option even if you don’t use it very often.


    4. It has a supposed heat up time of 16 seconds (to 230f) which is extremely fast for a portable vape.


    5. 10 year warranty. This is always a great sign that the company really believes in and stands behind their product and build quality.


    Okay so that is all from me on the DaVinci IQ. Again if you wish to pre-order it and receive it before 1st of February click on the link below.



    Alternatively if you can’t wait for DaVinci’s new king on its mantelpiece or it is simply not for you or out of your price range take a look at the new Boundless range, the CF or more high tech CFX. These in my opinion are cracking portable vaporizers capable of vaping herbs as well as concentrates and are extremely well priced for what you get.