The Crafty Plus is the smallest Storz & Bickel’s portable vaporizer, a German company that created the mythical Volcano desktop vaporizer.
Their reputation for high quality items materializes this time into the Crafty Plus, a true best seller vaporizer.
- Vaping method: Hybrid
- What can I vape?: Herbs, oils concentrates
- Heating speed: 20 seconds
- Battery life: 120 minutes
- Warranty: 2 years
Crafty Plus review | Design and build quality
This vaporizer immediately stands out for the classic “finned” design (the same as the bigger brother Mighty) and the lack of a LCD display (which can be replaced with your smartphone screen as you can read later) for temperature indication: it is not a bad thing because it makes it more compact, so that it makes it comfortable in a hand or in the pockets of your jacket.
The Crafty Plus is not as compact as it can be a Pax 3, but its handle is safer thanks to the “grippy”surface, which makes the grip tight.
Its weight is about 4,7 oz (136 grams).
Crafty Plus review | Stealth
Nothing spectacular here, just an average sized vaporizer. Stealthiness is not the Crafty’s beast feature, but, as you can see, it fits nicely in your hand.
Crafty Plus Review | Battery
The battery is probably the weak point of this vaporizer; nothing dramatic, of course, but let’s analyze it.
The Crafty battery is lithium-free and is not swappable on the fly, like other portable vaporizers (unfortunately).
The battery life is about 120 minutes: this is a very welcome upgrade of this “Plus” version, that finally give to the Crafty a battery life which is comparable, if not better, to many other competitors.
The fully dry battery recharge time is about 2 hours, but it can be used while charging.
Another thing we did not like is the auto shutdown function: since it snaps automatically after only 1 minute of inactivity, it is not exactly practical.
One positive feature, however, is that the Crafty can be recharged with a simple micro USB port, that makes it suitable to be recharged virtually anywhere.
Crafty Plus review| Vapor quality
One thing in which Crafty certainly does not get rid of is steam quality: with preset temperatures (the standard 356°F / 180°C) and the boost, which is activated by double clicking on the power button, at 383°F /195°C) you can enjoy 100% all the aromas of your herbs (or oils) : the Crafty has one of the smoothest and coolest vapor of any vape of this size.
The vaporization chamber volume is average, and can hold up to 0,01 oz (0.3 grams) of weed.
As we said earlier, the Crafty does not have any display, or button for fine tuning of the temperature.
This has been (partially) fixed by creating an app for your smartphones (and smartwatches, both apple and android): by installing it, you can connect to your vaporizer and using the virtual buttons of the app, to fine tuning the temperature, but not only that.
Via the app you can also:
- Setting up your favorite routines
- Localize your vaporizer (really??)
- Stores previously connected serial numbers
- Adjusts automatic shutdown
- Customize alarm tones
Crafty Plus review | Should I buy it?
Let’s start by saying that the Crafty is definitely one of the best portable vaporizers on the market and, considering the number of competitors around, it makes it a great product.
There is also to be said that it has some minor defects, which are the lack of an LCD screen and buttons for the fine temperature regulation and the short warranty period.
That said this new “Plus” version comes with a ton of improvements:
- 30% faster warm-up time
- Significantly improved battery life
- New and elegant design for optimal grip and grip
- Improved body material
- Improved electronics and optimized electronic board
- 2 year warranty (plus 1 year warranty after registration on Storz & Bickel’s webite)
To me, the best news is the improved electronics, which was a Crafty flaw in the past versions.
An to sum it up, when it comes to vapor quality, this vaporizer is surely on the top: so, if you are looking for cool and tasty vapor, the Crafty is a must have.
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