The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is the latest iteration of the OG of medical-grade vaporizers – the Storz & Bickel Volcano Vaporizer. Often referred to as the reinvention of an icon, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is the perfect upgrade for the Volcano desktop vaporizer. It’s got all the right stuff to make the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer a device relevant for another decade. Some of its noticeable upgrades include the ability to deliver vapors via whip or via a balloon bag giving you the advantage of both delivery systems whether you’re vaping alone or with a group of friends. A rotating tube system allows the whip delivery seamless motion especially when you’re passing the whip around. The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is powered by an improved double helix heating technology harnessing both convection and conduction heating allowing you to reap the benefits your select botanicals and wax concentrates have to offer. The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer also improves upon the precision technology found on its predecessors having been outfitted with the ability to connect to a downloadable smartphone application allowing you to further customize and personalize your sessions. It can be controlled through the digital touch screen display or via the downloadable Bluetooth application allowing the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer to do more and be more compared to other desktop vaporizers.
If you’ve been saving up for the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer, here are a few things you might want to consider before you use your savings to buy the face-lifted Volcano. Check out our updated and unbiased vaporizer review of the advanced version of the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer. We, at VapoCorner, know that desktop vaporizers aren’t as affordable and as cheap as their smaller counterparts – especially devices from Storz & Bickel. So, here are our opinions that might help you make your decision when wanting to buy the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer.
One of the Volcano’s biggest leap since the update to the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is the inclusion of the smartphone application that allows the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer to do more and be more. Unfortunately for iPhone users, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer application is currently unavailable and can only be downloaded through the App Store in Android devices.
The downloadable application allows you to make small tweaks to your sessions like define and play workflows, switch Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer’s vibration functionality on or off, change or set the automatic shutoff feature, set LED light brightness level, switch the vibration function of your smartphone on or off, switch the alarm tone of your smartphone on or off, and lastly, update the firmware of the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer. All these at the tap of the screen of the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer smartphone application. The addition of this feature puts the Hybrid on the map once again and adds welcome functionalities and features that put the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer ahead of the game. This also makes the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer the king in personalization and customization in the desktop vaporizer platform.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what each feature does and how vital of a role the smartphone app plays.
For consumers looking for a forward-looking desktop vaporizer, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer can make a great option. However, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer suffers from the lack of support Storz & Bickel products get in Apple devices as the application used to control all these features is not available in the Apple App Store which means owning a Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer sucks if you’re an iPhone user.
The folks at Storz & Bickel always look for new ways to improve your experience whether by redesigning and reinventing their products or simply by inventing a new one. The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer falls in the former than the latter and offers its consumers novel means of consuming both herbs and wax concentrates. Its former iteration; the original Volcano Vaporizer and the Volcano Digital, both only allowed vapor delivery through balloon bags, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer reinvents this iconic delivery system and allows consumers to consume their vapors either through the use of a whip or by a balloon bag. This allows the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer to exploit the advantages of each delivery system. The balloon bag, iconic to the brand and the Volcano itself, allows you to collect the vapor in a balloon bag for added portability, the balloon bag also allows the vapors to cool down a bit before you inhale them. This way you can consume your vapors wherever you are in the house and let the vapors cool down for a smoother and a more comfortable draw. One the other hand, using the inclusive whip allows you to make vaping with the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer more of a social act and a collective experience. You can sit with a group of friends and pass the whip around during your group sessions.
Bringing together these elements makes the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer the true hybrid vaporizer not only in paper but also in practice. You simply can’t get any better than the performance of the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer. Not only does it allow you to enjoy two modes of vapor delivery, but it also allows the use of two types of materials in both wax concentrates and botanical dry herb strains. That said, the value you get from using the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is pretty much like getting two vaporizers for the price of one – an expensive one that is. Having said that, the price of a Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is not something you’d expect your average desktop vaporizer to be. Although desktop devices, in general, tend to be expensive, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is the type that you’d have to save up for. It’s quite understandable given its technology and the type of engineering involved in the production and manufacture of this product. Nevertheless, even high-rollers find this desktop unit to be quite on the expensive side.
As with other industries, the vaporizer industry gives you exactly what you pay for. If you have money to burn, you will find that the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is a device worth investing in. On the other hand, if you’re someone working with a tight budget, you’d best be looking the other way around.
In keeping with its design as a dual-purpose, hybrid device, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer also uses a heating system that allows you to combine and get the best of what both convection and conduction heating has to offer. Dubbed by the folks at Storz & Bickel as the Double Helix Heating System, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer features the use of both a conduction and a convection oven allowing you to heat your herbs and your wax concentrates without reaching the point of combustion. This means regardless of the material you put in the device, you’re to expect the smoothest and the cleanest draws vaporizers this industry can provide. The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer’s Double Helix Heating System uses both the power of hot air and the heat coming from the walls and the floor of the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer’s oven to heat your select materials. That said, you can reduce the risks of burning your materials as well as the risk of inhaling smoke from combusted wax or plant matter.
Thanks to the Double Helix Technology used in each Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer, you can get vapors quickly in as fast as 1 to 2 minutes. No more waiting for the vapors to be produced, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer can give you results in less than 120 seconds. This makes the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer an ideal desktop vaporizer not only for recreational consumers but also for patients that need fast and immediate relief from their medical conditions. Imagine loading your herbs in the chamber and getting results in as fast as 60 seconds, you can enjoy quick pain relief from rheumatism and arthritis.
The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is a value-laden device that helps justify its high price tag. Overall, we can recommend the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer not only for advanced consumers but even for beginners who want to experience what it’s like to use a top-tier vaporizer. So long as you have the money for it, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer can easily be one of the best desktop vaporizers on the market.