Since the invention of paper, the design of rolled cigarettes hasn’t changed much. Not so with vaporizers. The great thing about technology is that it’s changeable, adaptable, and customizable. Since their invention, vaporizers have undergone countless transformations to accommodate the needs of each individual user. Today, vape users can find just about any combination of features to enjoy their version of a perfect session. Let’s explore some of the upgrades vaporizers have most recently experienced.
More Efficient Batteries
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One of the best upgrades vapers have benefitted from are the more efficient battery designs. Some of the initial batteries would lose their charge after a short session or lack the power necessary to satisfy cloud chasers. For a while, the batteries increased in size to make up for these shortfalls. But, this only made the devices bigger and more awkward to handle. After a few advancements in battery technology, users are now back to the slim models of the past, but with much better batteries. Plus, some batteries can even be charged while in use, so users don’t have to wait on their device when the urge to vape hits. Even MODs have decreased in size, and mini MODs are now commonplace.
Safer MOD Options
When MODs were first becoming popular, there were reports of fast-draining batteries and dangerous hardware combinations. Most of these were created by vapers who wanted to test the boundaries of their devices but didn’t have the experience or knowledge to safely combine various parts. This sometimes resulted in battery explosions that gave vaporizers as the whole a bad rap. Today, users can find MOD kits that have all of the necessary parts and remove the guesswork and confusion over part compatibility, which are much safer for the typical user.
E-Juice Flavors and Variants
When vape companies first started experimenting with flavors, the average consumer could find the classic menthol flavors alongside a few fruity flavors to satisfy their desire for variety from session to session. Now there are dessert flavors, milk flavors, and proprietary blends alongside the original flavor lines. However, this summer San Francisco passed a ban on flavored e-liquids, which may spread to other states as well. If it does, consumers may want to stock up on their favorite flavors sooner rather than later.
Another exciting recent e-juice invention is nicotine salts. Instead of standard freebase nicotine found in standard e-juice, nicotine salts include benzoic acid in the production process to lower the pH of the nicotine and deliver smoother throat hits to consumers. They are ideal for low power devices, such as cigalikes, and pod systems.
The ratio of vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol in e-juice mixtures is another personalization users have enjoyed. Higher VG liquids pair well with MODs, as they produce more vapor for larger clouds and can handle the higher heat without burning the throat. If flavored e-liquids are banned nationwide, it will be interesting to see how e-juice companies use these current trends to stay relevant to vapers.
Better Displays and Control
The first vape pens didn’t offer much in terms of control or options. Users couldn’t adjust the temperature to their preference or see how much battery they had left. Vaporizer manufacturers have started making both desktop vaporizers and portable vapes with bigger displays and more temperature control. These features have become essential especially for devices that can handle different types of product.
More Product Options
While vaporizers were originally intended for use with nicotine products, users quickly found ways to use other product with this technology. Users now enjoy the benefits of cleaner vapor technology with their dry herb vapes, waxy oils vapes, and eRigs. Another benefit to all of these pieces is that they are portable, so users don’t have to worry about transporting a large device from location to location.
Borrowing ideas from bubblers and other filtrated hand pipes, water filtered vaporizers take “clean” to the next level. Various water attachments help users filter their vapes even further and cool them down before taking a hit. If a device doesn’t include temperature adjustment controls, this is one way users can alter the temperature of their hits if they are too hot for their preferences. Sometimes users can find water filtered mouthpieces to pair with their favorite vaporizer, so they don’t have to purchase a whole new device.
As the vaping industry continues to grow with more smokers turning to this healthier alternative, products will only get better and evolve with the times. We look forward to seeing what the future holds in store for vape technology and other related developments.