Most herb enthusiasts have tested out a portable vaporizer at least once in their lives. In fact, that’s an understatement as many users have quit using traditional smoking methods altogether in favor of switching to a vape.
Portable herb and concentrate vaporizers came to prominence around 2006. And now in 2019, there is a huge market of different brands to choose from.
The thing is while portable vaporizers are convenient and easy to use, they simply are incapable of competing against desktop devices. Desktop vaporizers are unique, larger units that are plugged into electrical outlets and typically enjoyed at home.
So the question is why invest in a desktop vaporizer instead of a portable vape?
Below you’ll find the three reasons that desktop devices deserve your undivided attention according to the Vaporizer Chief team, who specialize in herbal vaping!
Quality, and well….quality!
Most portable dry herb (and concentrate) vaporizers tend to use conduction heating methods and are constructed of materials that are less than ideal.
There are some exceptions to the rule such as the Mighty which is a premium portable unit that costs a small fortune. However, for the most part portable units simply can’t hold a candle to a desktop device.
Currently, one of the most infamous desktop vaporizers out there is the Volcano Classic (and Volcano Digital) which has been rated as the highest quality vape for the last decade.
The thing about desktop units is they usually use convection heating and medical-grade or food-grade materials so the vapor quality is pure, creamy, cool, and crisp.
Additionally, users can select between a balloon assembly or a whip assembly depending on what brand they purchase.
For example, the Arizer Extreme Q is a great desktop vaporizer that utilizes a whip and it’s perfect for users that want high-quality cloud but more potent hits.
Durability and Longevity
Desktop vaporizers are on the more expensive side, but they are built to last a lifetime.
Portable vaporizers, on the other hand, may come with warranties but they all eventually need to be replaced. Especially if you are buying a cheaper unit with a non-removable battery.
Also, unfortunately, even the premium portable products can have issues as well and you run the risk of breaking it with a fall.
If you invest in a desktop unit, though, you’ll have no such issues as they are crafted better and both utilized atop a flat surface.
As an added bonus, desktop vapes are also more fun for joint sessions with friends (nothing like passing a balloon!).
Oven Efficiency and Long-term Savings
Finally, the last and more economically-savvy reason to buy a desktop unit is that it will save you money in the long-term.
Portable vapes tend to burn through herb quickly, and you’re forced to pack, scrape out, and re-pack pretty frequently.
Desktop vaporizers boast a high level of oven efficiency due to their use of convection heating and don’t kill all of your flower in one go.
Saving money on herb while taking advantage of the best vapor quality possible is the universal dream.