Arizer Extreme Q vape Review
HEAT UP TIME: 6.2/10
Plug the Extreme Q in, turn the power on, set the desired temp and wait. And wait. The device took over three minutes to heat up. This is due to the ceramic heating element, which is a tremendously dense thermal mass that takes time to achieve a completely stable temperature. As with all denser thermal mass, the cool down can take equally long. Up time is important when you analyze to buy vape online.
Heat Up Time (MFR): 3:00 minutes
Heat Up Time (SFW): 3:49 minutes
TEMPERATURE CONTROL: 5.0/10
Temperature can be controlled via the digital LCD display at the base of the front of the unit, or via the remote control. The temperature scale was highly responsive between set & actual temp, but, we found that the convective air temp did not equal the displayed actual temp – it was significantly cooler. In order to compensate, we had to goose up the temp. After letting the device settle, heat up, settle and heat up, we found that the readings on the display were just not accurate. At 350 degrees Fahrenheit, we could not produce any real vapor; at 390 degrees Fahrenheit, our weed burnt.
The glass on glass bowl-heating output stem is a nice touch, and alleviates the uncertainties with cheap plastic. However, the temp transfer or thermal conductivity takes a long time, and can be irregular over shorter duration usage. It is best to let the device heat up completely for maximum thermal efficiency and transfer.
As a forced air vaporizer, the Extreme Q’s multifunctionality allows users to features fill balloons and/or use a whip for direct inhalation. To use a balloon with the forced air system, attach the Extreme’s shortened whip to the black rubber end on the top of the cyclone bowl. When the Extreme’s actual temperature equals the set temp, place the cyclone bowl and mini whip together on top of the unit. Then, attach the balloon to the mini whip and turn the fan on. Balloon inflation takes about one minute. Vapor density is supposedly controlled by the fan speed — lower speeds are said to produce thicker vapor. We found little difference in the vapor density across fan speeds. Likely, due to the mediocre fan used in the forced air system.
For whip only style direct inhalation, first wait for the actual temp to reach the set temp. Then, attach the long whip to the cyclone bowl and place the two together on top of the tower. Begin taking long, slow, steady draws to pull convection over the herbal content. Or, use the fan for a forced air assisted delivery. NOTE: we suggest that prior to using the whip for direct inhalation, turn up the temp, and run the forced air through it for up to 15 mins to reduce that GOD-AWFUL NEW WHIP TASTE.
The cyclone bowl or, the Extreme Q’s herb receptacle is a tapered, double-sided glass bowl (think of a bar jigger made of glass). The cyclone herb receptacle bowl is open ended with a screen in the middle, with a black rubber/silicon wrap around the upper portion (where you place the herb). For best results, fill the cyclone bowl at least halfway.
SFW Etiquette Gurl: Is the cyclone bowl half-full, or half-empty? Or, more importantly, where’s the fresh weed? Philosophy & perspective come from many sources…
Kudos to Arizer for offering a lifetime warranty on their ceramic heating element. Additional parts and accessories like the LCD, fan, and other electronic components carry a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.
EASE OF USE: 5.0/10
While a popular conversation among users, we found the degree of components and accessories for the Arizer Extreme Q annoying. The Extreme Q comes with duplicate parts and pieces, for our convenience, we know but there is such a spread of components that it negates any Ease of Use. The balloon assemblies are all manual using multiple rubber bands and washers. The variety of bowls, glass parts and tubes are not exactly intuitive, but can be figured out (if you aren’t already high).
The digital display screen is easy to read, and the buttons are self-explanatory. In order to adjust certain control features, you have to toggle through multiple screens, which is not user friendly (especially if you are trying to quickly stop the fan from blowing your weed all over the table top). Between the inability to get to your desired screen immediately, and the Menu/Select buttons working in different capacities on each screen, we found that even with all of our bitching about its purpose, it is in fact much easier to just use the remote. Until you can’t find it. Or the batteries die, and you have to go to the store to get the special type of remote batteries. But after all is important the shops where to buy vape pens. Before this me be, like is in case, when I am search where to buy vape pens near me, online vape store can be a better solution because all have free shipping for Us and Canada.
Included in the package are:
– The Extreme Q vapor tower unit
– Remote control
– 2 x cyclone bowls
– 2 x glass mouthpieces
– Glass stir tool
– Replacement screens
– 2x balloons w/ glass fittings
– Mini whip
– Long whip
– Glass aromatherapy bowl (best for waxes and potpourri – not great for essential oils)
– A detailed instruction manual.
THE SFW: 6.0/10
The Extreme Q vapor tower is considered the “budget Volcano vaporizer.” By volume alone, the Arizer Extreme is one of the best selling vaporizers available. A simple do-it-all unit for the conservative user who doesn’t want to incur double the expense.
Arizer’s original design of their vapor tower vaporizer was an empty coffee can for the housing. I continue to see the humble origins in the device today. The heating element is slow and the transfer takes half again as long as the heat up time. The fan/forced air feature is somewhat weak, and results in frustratingly slow balloon inflation and diluted vapor density.
The fact that the device is reasonably priced is a great selling point. Another big plus in favor of the device is that is features a glass on glass airflow pathway – hard to find in a multifunction vaporizer at this price. Also, the fan is relatively quiet and has an auto shut off.
The Arizer touts three temperature sensors for responsive feedback on temp control. We found that the temp control did not result in reliable temperature airflow to the cyclone bowl, and the vapor produced was hit or miss. Triple heat sensors allow the device to respond, but the output was still highly variable.
We like the Arizer Extreme Q but we don’t love it. Because we care more about the vaporizer doing the job of vaporizing than the bevy of features that do not enhance performance. It is a great starter vape, but because vaporization is a lifestyle, you will likely outgrow it with regular use. Fussy accessories, weaker components.
The Extreme Q vaporizer is made by the Canadian manufacturer, Arizer. The Extreme Q is a multifunction, forced air, plug in vaporizer that can be used either to fill a balloon, or via direct inhalation through a whip. Not to be confused with its predecessor, the V-Tower which is a whip only direct inhalation plug in vaporizer by Arizer without a forced air feature. The Extreme features a ceramic heating element and a 3-speed fan.The Extreme Q features double wall stainless steel housing that provides external insulation, keeping it cool to the touch (similar to a good coffee thermos). It also has a digital LCD display on the front of the unit. The digital readout illustrates a variety of info, such as set and actual temperatures, (in Celsius or Fahrenheit) and fan speed. Arizer’s Extreme Q vaporizer also comes with a remote control. While a remote control is probably the last feature we would look for in any of our vaporizers, it is an oft-discussed and highlighted feature among users. The remote controls the power, adjusts temperature, fan speed and the variable lights at the base of the unit. At the base of the unit, the Extreme features LED lights. For enhancement, I suppose. A fun novelty at best, we have seen an increasing variety of vapor towers add lights to their devices. Does it help vaporization? Not at all. With the Extreme Q, it significantly drains battery life, when using the optional battery pack.