The Alfa Vaporizer advertises itself as one of the smallest battery powered portable vaporizers on the market, measuring in at a truly pocket-sized 8.7cm x 4.8cm x 1.9cm and weighing only 105g and I have to agree with their marketing advertisement, this beauty is smaller than my mobile phone!!
The Alfa also feels well-built and robust, it has an extremely sexy and sturdy metal encasing that gives the feel of quality and strength. Temperature is adjusted using a click turn dial located on the top of the Alfa opposite the small silicone mouthpiece which removable and the heating chamber is located at the bottom.
From what little amount of reviews I have seen for the Goboof Alfa vaporizer it seems to always be well praised and for good reason this little Irish vape is certainly a heavy contender for the top spot in my eyes. The Alfa is extremely simple to use in every way it’s relatively easy to clean and operate and it gives a very satisfying quality of vapor.
The Goboof Alfa is a conduction vaporizer similar to the Pax but don’t let this put you off as it really does work great, it has five settings available on the touch dial and Goboof Decided to Offer a simple Low, medium and High pre-sets instead of baffling us with numbers, with two extra pre-sets. The first one is A/P (Auto Puff) which adjusts and knocks the temperature up a few degrees every time you take a puff. And the second pre-set A/T (Auto Time) this raises the temperature slowly of the course of around 20 minutes. This pre-set in my opinion is a great feature as I like to start on a low temperature and work up anyway so the option of automating it is a great addition to the Alphas arsenal, although 20 minutes is a little over the top for most folks average sessions. Despite this it still works fine getting to a good enough temp to finish your vape session with a smile on your face, it has also been fitted with an auto shut-off feature that kicks in around 10-15minutes to prevent you from ever burning out your heating element.
The Low and Medium setting was what I utilised the most as the High pre-set could make the Vapor harsh and the mouthpiece could also become rather hot.
The Battery life on this Vaporizer is amazing considering the small size of the unit it gives around one and a half hours of use before you need to charge it back up. The battery certainly takes its time when it comes to recharging but you have the facility to use it while on charge so this is not a major problem.
When it comes to packing your chamber with your favourite herbs I would recommend to first put them through agrinder to get optimal results. The chamber utilises a heating pin that makes it stand out from the crowd, this surely helps heating your blend of herbs much more evenly than a standard chamber without a pin in the middle. It’s a great idea for conduction vapes but it can make adding your herbs a little more tricky this is where grinding your herbs will especially help.
Overall this is a great Vaporizer that has many more pros than cons, well done Goboof you have my Vote!