Crafty Vaporizer Review
There are a number of companies out there who deliver the vaporizers in a variety of styles, shapes, and sizes. This is great for those of you looking for a nice collection of devices, but it might also make you wonder of that company might be spreading themselves a little too thin. That is an accusation that can never be directed at Storz and Bickel out of Germany, as they only have a pair of vaporizers in their line-up. One of those is known as the Crafty Vaporizer, and it has built a solid reputation for itself in the time that it has been available on the market. The Germans have put a lot of work into making this device the best it can be, so let’s take a closer look at what it delivers.
Getting to know the Storz and Bickel Crafty
Portability – The Crafty Vaporizer is bigger than a vape pen, but a little smaller than most box mods, making it pretty easy to carry around. It certainly feels nice in the hand, and is light enough that it won’t feel as though you are lugging around a hefty piece of equipment.
Ease of Use – LED lights and vibration indicators account for most of the controls on this device, as there are very few buttons to deal with. The draw resistance is a little on the high side, which means it might take some time to get used to it all when you first fire this thing up.
Power Source – The device is powered by an internal battery that will deliver the juice for about 45 minutes on a full charge. It takes about 2 hours to fully charge this thing from empty, but it is possible to vape while you charge, as long as you wait about 20 minutes after the charging begins.
Prep Time – You are not going to get the speed of a vape pen when heating up the Crafty, but it’s still not a particularly long wait time. You can expect to wait anywhere from 45 seconds to 2 minutes for the device to be ready, depending on the temperature setting you choose.
Temperature Settings – There are 2 temperature settings – Normal and Boost – with the Crafty, and you can check in on those settings in real time by using the accompanying smartphone app, which is a rather cool touch.
Vapor Quality – What you get with the Crafty is a device that deliver smooth, flavorful vapor that some people have compared to the potency and consistency you get with a powerful desktop vaporizer.
Pricing – At over $400, this may not be the perfect dry herb vaporizer for newbies or casual vapers. It’s a fantastic device, though, and will definitely be a hit with experienced vaporizer users.
Guarantee – You get a 2-year warranty with the Crafty, but there is no reason why this device shouldn’t last a whole lot longer than that.
Pros and Cons
- Great performance and vapor quality
- As powerful as many desktop vaporizers
- Adjustable heat settings and smartphone app control
- Vented body ensures the device does not get hot in your hand
- LED and vibration indicators make it easy to recognize when the device is ready
- More expensive than the average portable vaporize
- Exterior mouthpiece can get a little dirty
- Shorter battery life than some vaporizers