Portable Vaporizers vs Desktop Vaporizers

Jan 9, 2019

Portable Vaporizers vs Desktop Vaporizers

Portable Vaporizers Vs Desktop Vaporizers

Expanding your vaping arsenal can be a daunting task when there are so many options in the market today. When choosing a vaporizer, there is a lot to consider, including what type of vaporizer would best accommodate your lifestyle. You have to keep in mind the device’s features such as heating method, technological advancements, efficiency and durability.

However, one of the biggest decisions you’ll go back and forth about is whether to choose a portable vaporizer or desktop model. Well, we are here to help! We are going to take a look at the differences between desktop and portable vaporizers, the pros and cons of both and how to choose the right device for you.

What is a Vaporizer? G Pen Elite vaporizer on leather background

What is a Vaporizer and How does it Work?

Before we can get into the specifics of differences between portable and desktop vaporizers; here is a quick refresher course on how vaporizers work.

A vaporizer is a device that is utilized to extract the compounds out of electric liquids (e-liquids), concentrates or dry herb blends without actually having to burn the materials. This method results in vapor and huge cloud production that gives you great flavor profiles and satisfying draws. Vaporizers offer a great alternative to traditional forms of consuming your goodies that do not involve combustion, allowing you to avoid the dangers of smoking.

Vaporizers work on the principles of convection or conduction heating. Convection vapes work by heating the air around the product in the chamber to where the compounds in the materials start transforming into vapor.

While conduction vaporizers work by heating a surface and then the user places the desired amount of product on the surface

Why You should get a portable vaporizer

Why You Should Get a Portable

While portable vaporizers are a fan favorite by many users for a variety of reasons, the main motivation behind purchasing these vapes are because of their portability.

Portable vaporizers are prominently smaller in stature compared to their desktop counterparts, meaning they are perfect for travel as they easily fit into the pocket, backpack or even a purse. Portable vapes are compatible with a variety of materials including dry herb, concentrates or e-liquids.

Portable vaporizers are generally easier to load, as well as control compared to desktop vaporizers, as the simplistic design makes it more accommodating to the user. They run on a rechargeable battery which can last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, depending on usage.

Most portable vaporizers include portable chargers or even car adapters, and as an added bonus, they’re usually designed to look like everyday items for discretion.

Finally, because of their petite size and simple designs, portable vaporizers are usually more cost efficient than big, sophisticated desktop vaporizers.

Top Portable Vaporizers

Below are some of the most popular portable vaporizers sold here at Got Vape.

Full Color Snap VV with model

The Exxus Snap VV Variable Cartridge Vaporizer by Exxus Vape

Winner of the 4th Annual Jack Herer Cup 2018- 2019 Bet Vaporizer Award, the Exxus Snap VV Variable Cartridge Vaporizer is an incredible, ultra-compact device. The device features magnetic adapters compatible with any 510 threaded cartridge that snap the cartridge right into place. At 3 inches tall and an inch wide, this travel friendly also employs 4 voltage settings to power the thickest of oils, while allows the user to have a more precise session for maximum, enhanced flavor profiles. This device has a preheat function which allows for hands free usage in 10 second intervals and it has 11mm opening on the top for a comfortable fit for most cartridges on the market. The Exxus Snap VV Variable Cartridge Vaporizer is available in a variety of color options as well as two limited edition colors, Nomad and Gold. These two vibrant, colorful units have matching cartridges to accompany the design of the device.

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Wulf Micro Plus by Wulf Mods

A top of the line device enjoy robust flavorful sessions with the help of the Wulf Micro Pus by Wulf Mods. This sleek, trendy ultra-portable unit is designed to stand out and great for discreet usage as its no bigger than a lighter in your palm. Ergonomically designed is measures at 60mm by 31mm by 16mm for the most comfortable fit making it ideal for travel. Featuring a premium quality designed tank, magnetic adapters, four variable voltage settings from 2.8V to 4.2V as well as a universal 510 threading, the Wulf Micro Plus combines high quality performance and functionality.

Why You Should Go the Desktop Route

Unlike portable vaporizers, desktop vapes are much larger in size and more sophisticated, so they are not designed to be used on the go.

While they aren’t ideal for mobility, they come with a plethora of intricate features that portable vaporizers just don’t offer, making them the irrefutable choice for anyone looking for the perfect vape at home.

Desktop vaporizers are traditionally stationary devices that usually need to be plugged directly into a power source while in use for performance. This means they have a strong, powerful stable source, which usually makes for increased vapor production and more efficient usability. Desktop vaporizers generally incorporate larger chambers and a longer battery life, making it require less refills and recharges than a portable vaporizer. This makes them perfect for longer sessions and sharing amongst friends.

Finally, Desktop vaporizers usually feature a variety of intake methods, such as balloons, whips or water pipe extensions for versatile use. Because they include such advancements, desktop vapes are usually more expensive in price than a portable vaporizer.

Top Desktop Vaporizers

Here are some great options for best-selling desktop vaporizes available through Got Vape:

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Peak Desktop Dab Rig by Puffco

With the Peak Desktop Dab Rig by Puffco enjoy your favorite concentrates. Fashioned from hand-blown borosilicate glass and premium high-grade materials, this durable rig will get the most out of your concentrates, bring out its potency, effects and flavors. The glass attachment for the Puffco Peak incorporates percolation water filtration for smooth, refreshing draw each time. This attachment snaps in and out of the base easily, making storage and cleaning a breeze. Efficient and well-made, the Peak Desktop Dab Rig is one of the most enjoyable way to experience your concentrates.

Volcano Digital Vaporzer black and white

Volcano Digital

An advancement from the Classic Volcano Vaporizer, the Digital Volcano Vaporizer Hot Air Generator by Storz & Bickel is an innovative unit, producing amazing sessions. Employing an extra-large LCD screen digital display, this vaporizer facilitates easy viewing, monitoring of temperatures and for making adjustments. Compatible with dry herbs, the Digital Volcano Vaporizer Hot Air Generator has convection heating that warms the air around the herb to distribute it evenly and produce more vapor while permitting precise customization. The model is crafted from high grade stainless steel and make use of food-safe, odor-free materials for construction. It also employs a premium aluminum heat exchanger and the air pump in the vaporizer is engineered to withstand years of heavy use. The unit includes replacement parts including a valve and balloon that come connected and ready for use as well as a mouthpiece for personal use in a group setting.

What are the Disadvantages of Both?

Although, both portable and desktop vaporizers have a lot of great advantages, they both come with their own set of disadvantages.

Because of their size and budgets, most portable vaporizers don’t employ extra features, limiting the user’s experience. They also have smaller batteries and chambers which aren’t ideal for extra-long sessions.

Desktop vaporizer have a lot of advances and customization features, but their design does not accommodate those looking to vape on the go. Even if they come with a rechargeable battery, desktop vaporizers aren’t very discreet or portable.

What Vaporizer is Best for You

Deciding what the best vaporizer for your lifestyle can be difficult and the decision should not be made with hast. Think about how to you plan on using your vaporizer. If you are looking for something that is more sturdy, technological advanced, longer sessions with your friends then we suggest opting for a desktop vaporizer as they have larger chambers and run off a stable power source and perfect for group and home settings.

If you are a user who prefers vaping on the go, a portable vaporizer will be more your style. While they do not offer as many amenities as a desktop vaporizer, portable vaporizers are travel friendly, discreet and give the perfect hit wherever you go. Newer models are starting to include more sophisticated features so keep an eye out for newer models over the next few months.

Buy Your Perfect Vape Today

Now that you have a better understanding of both Desktop vaporizers and portable vaporizers, head over to the GotVape.com and start browsing our extensive selection of devices. From premium desktop vaporizers to portable vapes and everything in between, Got Vape has everything you need.