Hi guys, thanks for checking out today's post! We're going to be comparing two of the hottest vaporizers on the market, the Firefly 2 and the Grasshopper. Both of these units are portable convection-based vaporizers that are cutting-edge in terms of their technology and performance.
Our review today is to discuss the differences pros/cons of both units to allow you to make a good decision if you're in the market for either the Firefly 2 or the Grasshopper as we plan to carry both on Namaste Vapes. So lets start by discussing the new Firefly 2.
Firefly 1 vs Firefly 2
The Firefly 2 is a new and upgraded version of the original Firefly vaporizer. The core function of the unit is the same in that it is a heat on demand vaporizer that requires the user to engage the heater via. touch sensing buttons, in order to produce vapor.
This gives the user a more interactive experience versus a vaporizer which works off using pre-set or user-set temperatures. The Firefly 2 is 100% convection based. Air is carried over a patented ceramic heating element then through an all-glass chamber where there herbs are extracted, vapor produced at which point it passes through all glass vapor pathway to the mouthpiece at the end of the Firefly 2.
As well the new Firefly 2 is lighter weight and more durable. The unit now has a USB charger which is way more convenient than the original unit that needed to be plugged in to the wall.
Perhaps the most interesting new 'application' of the Firefly 2 is its new App! Log in with your iPhone or Android and you can set various temperature profiles varying from low to hot all the way up to Concentrates hot! You can also adjust settings for the control buttons and check the battery life on the unit.
To make a long story short. The Firefly 2 is definitely a ground-breaking vaporizer that uses some of the latest heating technology with an App and amazing performance. The flavor produced by the Firefly 2 is second to none.
Here are the key changes from the Firefly 1 to the Firefly 2:
1 - Lighter - new magnesium alloy body is lighter and more durable
2 - Vapor Pathway - previous model was stainless steel versus new all-glass pathway
3 - USB charging - more convenient from older model
4 - Improved Performance
5 - Use of a new app for heat profiles
The Grasshopper Vaporizer
Lets briefly talk about the Grasshopper. We've also reviewed this unit on its own but we can summarize here. The Grasshopper is a very small and discrete vaporizer that looks very much like a luxury pen. The Grasshopper has a dry herb chamber that is loaded form the top of the pen.
The unit will heat up within 3-5 seconds right to vaporization temperature. The vapor output of the Grasshopper is something really incredible. The first draw may be light, but second, third and 4th draws will produce massive vapor clouds. One great benefit of the Grasshopper as well is that you can use it with a very small amount of material (one-hitter of vapes?).
The only downside of this vape really is the fact that the vapor and the tip of the mouthpiece get unbearably hot. If you're using this vape for more than 3 draws 10 seconds or less, it will get very uncomfortable, even with the use of the silicone sleeve. So truly this vaporizer is very high-tech and advanced. It proves that convection heating is possible in such a small space and that performance is there but just not perfect.
This is why I would say this genuinely is the one-hitter for vapes because it works stunningly for very small amounts of materials and for short sessions. To remedy this, I recommend using the Grasshopper in combination with a Namaste Vapes 14mm water tool. This will provide a much needing cooling of the vapor before reaching your delicate lungs!
So if I had no choice and had to go with one unit I would definitely go with the Firefly 2. The Firefly 2 is so unique and offers the most delicious flavor that its too hard to pass up. I'm not normally a huge fan of apps on vapes but I think this one is actually really useful as well! The Grasshopper is an incredible vaporizer that is also cutting edge in terms of technological achievement for a vaporizer, but in this battle I believe the Firefly 2 will remain champion!
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