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Crash test of the Crafty vaporizer : Description, functioning and opinion

Choosing the perfect vaporizer, especially one that meets all your needs, is not as simple as you might think. There's no doubt that the vaporizer market has evolved far beyond what most consumers can comprehend. But all is not lost.

While vaporizers can be classified into different categories, the key factors to look for are: strength, reliability, ease of use, portability and overall quality of the vapor; namely sweetness, taste and temperature. The Crafty Vaporizer is a robust portable vaporizer made in Germany by the company Storz & Bickel. And it is among the best vaporizers on the market.

Features of the Crafty vaporizer

The Crafty is a small, light and compact (135g), yet powerful portable vaporizer. It is powered by a single battery. With a size of only 11.0 cm x 5.7 cm x 3.3 cm, it is the smallest vaporizer in the Storz & Bickel range. The vaporizer is easy to use with just one button, and everything else is controlled by the brand's phone app. It comes with two temperature selections; the default temperature and the boost temperature. You can change the default and boost settings by choosing the desired temperature between 40°C and 210°C.

Functioning of the Crafty

After pressing the button, the appliance heats to the factory setting of 180°C (356°F). Press the button twice to activate the higher temperature of 195°C (383°F). The appliance will then automatically turn off one minute after the last button press or use. This automatic shut-off function is used to save battery capacity, allowing the vaporizer to be used as long as possible without recharging. The device signals its shutdown with a slight vibration. A short press of the ON/OFF button while the device is running will reset the power to one minute after use.

Crafty, the best dry herb vaporizer

It is even possible to change the settings on demand, simply by using its app. The Crafty primarily uses convection heating with slight conduction when preheating the bowl. The vaporizer is considered the best dry herb vaporizer, because of the overall enjoyment of using it. You can easily store the Crafty in your hoodie, in your pocket or keep it in your palm.

Battery and charging

The Crafty vaporizer has an internal battery that cannot be removed but lasts a long time. With its much smaller battery, it has a continuous runtime of about 45 minutes. That's pretty short for a portable vaporizer, but it's made up for by the quality of the sessions it offers. It still allows for a few good sessions before running out of power.

The Crafty has a charge time of around 2 hours; however, it can be charged via USB. This USB function is convenient as the vaporizer can be charged by a battery, ideal if you are travelling or enjoying the outdoors. The Crafty also has the function to be used while charging, but it is not instantaneous. If the battery is empty, it will need to be charged for about 20 minutes before the function becomes active.

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Use, performance and vapour quality

In terms of use, the Crafty vaporizer is extremely simple, so much so that a beginner could pick one up and use it without any prior knowledge. It is easy to load with herb by unscrewing the lid. It has automatic heating when turned on - it takes about 90 seconds to reach temperature.

The Crafty uses Bluetooth to communicate with an app on your smartphone. This app provides these functions and controls from the device itself. Plus, it's intuitive and easy to use, so you'll never have connectivity issues or complicated controls using the Crafty's temperature control app.

The Crafty uses Bluetooth to communicate with an app on your smartphone.

How to use the Crafty vaporizer

To start using this vaporizer, the first thing you need to do is unscrew the top part that exposes the herb chamber. It's a really intuitive design, just rotate the top piece to the side and it comes off, and after you load it up, you just put it back on.

The Crafty's herb chamber has a capacity of about 0.3g (depending on the fineness of grind). You don't need to grind your material super fine to get good results with this vapo, it works great with a 4 piece grinder for example. Loading the chamber is very easy. thanks to the filling tool that attaches to the top of the chamber.

This filling tool also acts as a handy storage container, you can put in enough ground herb for about 3 full sessions.

Once you have charged the chamber, simply reattach the top with the mouthpiece and hold the power button down for two seconds to turn it on. The vapo will vibrate and the LED's will flash, then the lights will turn red as the device heats up. After about 90 seconds, the device will vibrate again and the light will turn green to indicate that it has reached the correct vaping temperature.

The 90 second heat time is the normal or default temperature setting, which is what the device is programmed for out of the box. It has 2 temperature settings, normal mode and boost mode. Activating boost mode, which you do by pressing the power button twice while it is on, heats the vape to a higher temperature.

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Advantages and disadvantages of Crafty

The Crafty vaporizer ranks among the best vaporizers for its ease of use, with incredible reliability and consistency. Although it is portable, it is less discreet than the popular Grasshopper or Pax 3. It uses a hybrid convection heating system that offers very cool, smooth and pleasant inhalations. You also have the ability to vapour as you wish, thanks to its range of temperature options.

The main drawbacks of the Crafty are the battery life, the fact that it is not user replaceable. However, it can be charged via a USB cable, allowing it to be recharged almost anywhere.

If you don't want or need absolute portability and don't have the patience to handle the battery, Storz & Bickel's Mighty Vaporizer may be another great option to consider. It has a display that shows the vaping temperature, heats up faster and has twice the battery life of the average portable vaporizer. You'll enjoy up to 8 vape sessions with the Mighty on a full charge versus up to 3 sessions with the Crafty.

Crafty, the best portable vaporizer?

Crafty Vaporizer is a vaporizer with the best portable features including vapor quality, consistency, ease of use, reliability, maintenance and even cleaning. It is the best type of portable combination vaporizer. We highly recommend it to the more experienced as well as the beginners.

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