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The Firefly 2 Portable Vaporizer is the newest model and 2nd generation for 2017-2018 founded by the San Francisco company that created the original. While the original unit took only a few moments to heat, this one is even faster at 3 to 5 seconds. I loved the low maintenance of the original.This fine product ranks high in our best medical cannabis vaporizers 2017-2018 reviews.
However, it seemed that the battery drained fast and it was a bit heavy. Thankfully, they’ve addressed these very issues with the Firefly 2 Portable Vaporizer model.
Let’s examine some of the great features and some of the changes from the original model to the Firefly 2 Portable Vaporizer. You’re going to love them. Then I’ll include a few tips as well as pros and cons to help make your vaping experience even better. You might also want to checkout The Davinci IQ Vaporizer Review we did, which is very similar but both offer unique features and preferences.
This newer unit is ideal for anyone who wants an ideal vaping experience that promises smooth flavor. It practically heats on demand, so you’re not going to have to wait. If you’re in for a quick session of vaping, you’re sure to get it with this model.
It’s ideal if you’re on a short break or if you simply want to break your sessions up into smaller sessions without wasting your herbs or your break time.
This model is about 33 percent smaller, and it’s at least 50 percent lighter than the original model. This makes it super easy to port around. They switched from a stainless steel body to a magnesium alloy, and that made all the difference in the world for weight.
It may not be quite as discreet as other models, but it makes up for this in the weight when compared to some of the other models on the market today.
It comes with some great accessories as well. With two batteries that are very easy to swap out, you’ll always be ready to vape. Most units only have one battery unless you purchase an extra. It also includes an easy to use cleaning kit with two plastic sword/toothpick type implements that make it easy to clean.
A multi side brush and some isopropyl alcohol wipes are also included. Another bonus is the USB charging dock and the handy concentrate pads.
With a 50 watt heater and the borosilicate glass bowl, you’re going to be delighted with the six different heat settings. It also has five settings for the dry herbs as well as a setting for concentrate.
It quickly reaches the temperature of 400F within 3 seconds and if you prefer a 420F setting it will take 5 seconds. Be aware that the glass bowl will transmit heat so don’t burn your finger in the bowl.
It has glass sides and metal bottom, so it is easy to burn yourself if you’re not mindful of this fact. If you set it to concentrate, you’ll hold the trigger for about 10 seconds, and then you’ll feel the heat on the bottom.
Please note: Like most of the vaporizers the firelfly 2 can only use dry herbs and concentrates and can’t use e-liquid such as the V2 Pro Series 3 can.
It’s easy to break this down into multiple sessions with this bowl. It will only heat up the herbs while you have your finger on the trigger so you won’t have to worry about wasting your product. As the original glows slightly you’ll also see that with the Firefly 2 Portable Vaporizer. If you’re trying to be discreet in the dark, you’ll want to slightly cover this with your hand.
Just like we mentioned in the DaVinci IQ review, it also offers applications for Apple and Android using Bluetooth.
You can readily change the settings of temperature and battery life and adjust the temperature for your herbs with this application. More features are possible using these applications.
One of the things I love about this Firefly 2 is that it’s so easy to clean. This can’t be said the same about the DaVinci Ascent as we discuss in our pro and cons of that review. With the Firefly I can go for a long time between cleanings as it tends to burn immaculate.
You’ll get a bit of residue buildup on the window. With no screen in the bowl, you just use an alcohol wipe or a paper towel with some alcohol on it to wipe it out periodically. Simply wipe the vapor path on the lid and body after that, and you’ve just cleaned your Firefly 2 Portable Vaporizer. The same can be said in regards to cleaning a desktop vaporizer.
When timing the whole process, it only took me a minute to clean my Firefly 2. That’s pretty fast. I counted the bowls before I felt it necessary to clean it and that was 26. That’s when the buildup prevented the lid from sealing. I used my fingernail and scraped around in the bowl to make it seal and it again worked perfectly.
With my original Firefly, the battery was always running down. That was the biggest issue I had with it. My new Firefly 2 has even better heating efficiency and the battery life is 100 percent improved. It also has a backup battery so I never have to wait around to use it, I always have a battery at the ready.
I get six bowls per charge when I use the dry herbs now. I’ll take about six to eight draws per bowl for about 35 to 45 seconds each. If I’m using concentrate, the battery slows a bit, however. I feel that the battery lasts so much longer that I’m very satisfied.
Oh, did I mention that it only takes about 45 to 50 minutes for the battery to charge? That makes it an even sweeter deal. Within the first 20 minutes of charge, the battery reaches a whopping 80 percent charge, so it’s fast and efficient. You’ll love it. You can also get an external charger.
All in all, I felt that this newer model was well worth it and just what the Medical Marijuana Doctor ordered! I’ll get a lot more use out of it, and it’s better quality. It offers me an incredible flavor and a cool vaping experience.
With the minimal need for maintenance and with maximum efficiency, I felt that the Firefly 2 Portable Vaporizer was a great value for my money and me hardly ever have to clean it or do any form of maintenance.
My original model was good; the Firefly 2 Portable Vaporizer is great, and I’ll recommend it to everyone that I know that is looking for the perfect vaporizer and the perfect vaping experience. You simply can’t go wrong with the Firefly 2. You’ll be amazed at how quickly and easily you’ll be up and vaping with this model.