Arguably one of the most hyped portable vaporizers to ever hit the market, the Firefly 2 is the direct successor of the original Firefly Vaporizer that was once dubbed as the iPhone of vaporizers. For the uninitiated, the Firefly brand was put together by some of the brightest minds from various industries mainly from tech powerhouse, Apple. The folks who worked on the original Firefly concept were personalities that held leadership roles in Silicon Valley. That said, only the best is to be expected from devices that are to come from the Firefly banner. The Firefly 2 is made with some of the best raw materials the industry has to offer which allows the device to perform and last as one would from a vaporizer made with the finest components. Powering the Firefly 2 is a buffed 770mAh rechargeable and removable battery allowing its users not only to recharge it but also to replace it in between sessions. This allows you to take portability to the next level, which we’ll get to in a few. The battery powers the Firefly 2’s convection ovens that allow this portable dry herb vaporizer to yield some of the best vapors to have ever been produced by a portable dry herb vaping device released in its time. It uses preset temperature settings allowing not only advanced consumers but also beginners who want to invest in the Firefly 2 to experience the best results from their select dry herb strains and wax concentrates. Plus, the downloadable application offers additional settings allowing you to maximize your sessions and really reap the benefits that your select materials have to offer. Under the hood, the Firefly 2 is outfitted with a convection over to really bring out the best in your materials, be it wax concentrates or dry herb strains. It may truly be deserving of its over-hyped moniker but the Firefly 2 is not going to be fore everybody else.
The Firefly 2 packs a heavy price tag which may cause the average consumer to step back. We understand that having to shell out a big chunk of your hard-earned cash might not be the best way to test the waters, so getting to know the Firefly 2 a little better may help in allowing you to make a better and an informed decision before you splash some serious cash. The Firefly 2 might just actually be the device you’re looking for but knowing and actually believing that it’s the device for you can make a difference when committing to investing in an expensive vaporizer like the Firefly 2. In this review, we’ll look at some of the features that the Firefly 2 has to offer and whether it’s worth it or not to use as a daily driver or even as an occasional vaporizer. So, join us for a quick but a detailed review of the Firefly 2. Let’s jump right in.
You typically hear this feature on more expensive vaporizers and that’s for some good reason. Convection heating is primarily the best heating method to have ever been used in extracting the active ingredients of your materials especially when it comes to ground botanical plant matter. That’s because convection heating uses the power coming from hot air to vaporize your dry herb strains. Using hot air allows the Firefly 2 to cleanly vaporize your ground botanicals as hot air permeates every nook and cranny of the herbs that are in the chamber. Compare this to a conduction vaporizer that uses the heat from the actual heating element or the walls of the dry herb chamber, exposing the herbs to hot air offers less likelihood of burning the herbs can cause combustion. Convection heating is typically found on larger devices, like desktop vaporizers, because they typically have the components to effectively draw hot air to vaporize your dry herbs. The Firefly 2 does the same thing even when it packs a portable form factor. Convection ovens on vaporizers are coveted by experienced consumers and dry herb connoisseurs because it allows them to heat their herbs at the best temperature level possible. That’s why other brands usually label their products as a “pro” version especially when outfitted with a convection oven. The Firefly 2’s oven size allows you to load decent doses of herbs in it, at around 0.2 grams. This allows you to pack a reasonable amount of material in the chamber which will them be easily and effectively permeated by the hot air produced by the Firefly 2. This results in the best vapor production one can get on a small and portable vaporizer.
And while the convection oven might be ideal for the herbs you’re heating, it’s does not pair well with the Firefly 2’s battery. The use of convection heating demands a lot of power from the Firefly 2’s battery which is why the Firefly 2 has an average battery life of 50 draws. The short, but sweet, battery life the Firefly 2 has to offer is one concern for many consumers because the device was actually designed and engineered for on-the-go use. And a vaporizer that needs to be charged ever two hours may not be the best option if you’re planning to consume your select dry herb strains when you’re out and about. You don’t want to be looking for the nearest power outlet the moment you fire up your Firefly 2 and instead of actually working to your advantage, having a battery that can’t keep up with your needs might not be the best idea. So, make sure to consider these factors when planning to invest in the Firefly 2.
In most vaporizers we’ve used and tested, a removable battery usually breaks the boundaries for a vaporizer and sets it far ahead of the game against its competitors who are in the same platform. That’s why the Firefly 2 is undoubtedly way ahead of the game. Remember how convection heating drains the Firefly 2’s battery? The folks at Firefly shows that they’re ahead of their customers and made the battery removable. There are some benefits to it and some allow the Firefly 2 to transcend the boundaries of what a portable vaporizer can do. See, in most cases, portable vaporizers use integrated batteries. One that are built-in on the device and this is primarily the case for cheaper vaporizers because integrating the battery with the device’s body makes it stronger and more durable. The less moving parts there is on a vaporizer the stronger the body’s integrity is. However, the drawback in integrated batteries is that when the battery runs out of charge, you have no other choice than to plug the vaporizer on a wall outlet. On the other hand, a removable battery allows you to simply just remove any depleted battery and swap a fresh new one with it. Instead of being limited with the capacity of the battery on your vaporizer, the only limit a vaporizer with removable batteries set you is your imagination. As long as you plan your sessions ahead, you can literally use the Firefly 2 without having to plug it in the power outlet a single time. This lets you be more adventurous in your experiences since you can literally use your vaporizer in places where there’s no power.
Another benefit of using the Firefly 2 is that the removable battery actually helps prolong the lifespan of the unit. See, batteries have a predetermined lifecycle measured in the recharge and discharge count of the battery. When a battery reaches its recharge cycle, it will eventually weaken and will hold less charge until it becomes unusable. Vaporizers with integrated batteries will require you to replace the entire unit while a vaporizer with a removable battery will only require you to replace the battery. It allows you to prolong the lifespan of the device and makes for a cheap way of maintaining your Firefly 2. And while it does come with an extra battery, the only downside to it is that you actually have to invest in additional accessories for your vaporizer including more replacement batteries and an external charger. If you can manage to spend more money on your vaporizer so you can take full advantage of this feature, then the Firefly 2 might actually be worth investing in. If not, you will have to bear with its limited battery life which sucks.
The Firefly 2 is as smart as people think it is. It’s actually capable of pairing with your smartphone to access a Bluetooth application allowing you to add more to the options the Firefly 2 has to offer out of the box. The application allows you to control the preset temperature levels allowing you further the Firefly 2’s customization and personalization features. The Firefly 2’s companion app also lets you use a special setting that’s designed and engineered for wax concentrate consumption. It lets you access a treasure trove of settings that can help you make the most of your materials reaping its benefits from the active ingredients released in the lowest setting to the ones released in the highest temperature profiles.
1 x Firefly 2 Vaporizer
2 x 7.4-volt Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries
1 x Cleaning Kit
3 x Concentrate Pads
1 x USB 3.0 Compatible Charging Dock
1 x Charging Cable