There are a lot of different vaporizers on the market:
Desk Top Models: A desktop vaporizer is generally something you operate at home. Desktop vaporizers like the VapirRise require an outlet for power and aren’t designed with travel in mind. They are typically heavier, more robust units that may be able to hold a larger-than-average amount of herb when compared to the smaller portable units like Vapir NO2. Desktop units usually offer one of the following modes of vapor deliver: the either fill up a balloon with vapor, or they expel vapor through narrow hoses for direct inhalation. The VapirRise is unique because it offers both Balloon inflation and direct inhalation modes.
Portable Vaporizers: a portable vaporizer, as the name suggests, is a vaporizer that does not require a wall outlet to function. Portable vaporizers like the Vapir NO2 will work indoors or outdoors - whenever and wherever you want! Portable Vaporizers either use rechargeable or replaceable batteries. While most portable vaporizers cannot be put to use during the recharge process, the Vapir NO2 will function normally while it’s plugged in for a charge! Portable vaporizer units are great because you can rely on a consistent vaporizer sessions no matter what you’re doing!
Vaporizer Pens: A vaporizer pen - or Vape Pen - is a pocket-sized vaporizer that closely resembles the shape of a typical writing pen. These devices usually function with essential oils rather than raw herbs. Though the Vapir NO2 isn’t the size of typical Vape Pens, it is our portable vaporizer unit that best resembles other Vape Pens as far as functionality is concerned.
Conduction Vaporizer: a conduction vaporizer functions by putting the heating element in direct contact with the herb or oil getting vaporized. These vaporizers are generally not as efficient or clean-tasting when compared to the more expensive convection vaporizers. Conduction vaporizers like the Pax by Ploom require you to mix around your herb to improve the distribution of the heat source. Because conduction vaporizers have direct contact between the raw herbs and the heat source - the distribution of exposure tends to be imperfect and splotchy. Some conduction vaporizers may even burn your raw herb because of the inconsistent heat exposure.
Convection Vaporizer: a convection vaporizer like the VapirRise or Vapir NO2 exposes the raw material to hot air which then facilitates the extraction of the key components. Convection vaporizers tend to be more expensive than conduction vaporizers, but that’s simply because they are more sophisticated in their construction and functionality. Convection vaporizers tend to offer a more even heat exposure resulting in a more thorough and complete extraction process. Quality convection vaporizers like the VapirRise have no hot spots and guarantee consistent, even exposures.