Smarty, Tasty, Crafty
Any new product release by Storz & Bickel is an event to quicken the pulse of serious vapers worldwide.
The German company that legitimized the vaping industry in 2000 with its revolutionary Volcano has consistently raised the bar of quality vapor production.
But for S&B fanboys and girls, Christmas cam early in 2014 when the company released not one new portable vaporizer but two.
And it should be! The Crafty and Mighty are both great vapes that share their core technology, operation and the familiar S&B black & orange exterior. But each address different lifestyle issues and will appeal to different users.
SMALL AND SWEET
The Crafty is the smallest S&B vaporizer so far, with a size of 11.0 x 5.7 x 3.3 cm (4.30 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches) and a weight of 135g (0.3 lbs). It has a plastic exterior but the quality and solidity mark it out as another well-built piece of German engineering.
It takes about 2 hours to charge the dual Lithium-Ion Battery (via mains adapter or USB). It can only be used once it’s around 20% full once the battery has fully discharged.
The Crafty arrives with a grinder, brush, spare sealing rings and a useful filling device.
START HER UP
Pressing the orange button on the side, a red LED light in the base lights up to indicate it’s on and warming to its set temperature (factory setting: 180 degrees C).
It takes around 2 minutes to warm up, when its LEDs turn green and it gives a double vibrating toot-toot. Pay attention; you’ve got to be quick as it powers down if you don’t use it or press the on button in 60 seconds. It’s easy…