Da Buddha Herbal Vaporizer
(You can visit my other review of the Silver Surfer Vaporizer here!)
I will be using a 1-10 point system, 1 being bad 10 being great.
Ordered on Sunday night December 6th 2009, arrived Thursday December 10th 2009. Not bad for free shipping (Was $139 at time of purchase) currently priced at $166 with 12% off coupon from VapeWorld.
The packaging mine came in was very subtle outside and very padded inside with big white peanuts. The case it comes with is very very thick (you can't even feel your other finger on the other side if you pinch it). The case has a front pocket and 2 inside pockets. Make sure you EMPTY the box it comes in, my free grinder and other stuff was on the bottom hiding under peanuts.
Value: 10- At $139, mine was a goddamn STEAL! If you are still on the fence about what to get as your next piece, I urge you to get a DBV. Plus it saves you $ on bud and we all need that. This thing will pay for itself within a couple eighths judging from how little you actually have to use.
Ease of Use: 8 - Hands free! Gonna take a bit to get used to (I'll probably master this thing in under a week) Trying to find the perfect temperature setting might take a couple nights. I already burned some (OOPS!) going as far as 3 o'clock. From Cold to Vape takes about 2-5 minutes, much faster than most other vaporizers. The glass interlocks when turned clockwise making it near impossible for the wand to fall out of place and you just suck in at a medium pace. My DBV seems to be perfect around the noon to 1 o'clock setting. The off position is at 6 o'clock.
Flavor: 9 - I have NEVER tasted such delicious herb before. You can really taste your bud breathing out, also it seems that skittles make the flavor come out that much more! After a certain temp setting though (2-3 o'clock) it does give that ever so recognizable "popcorn" flavor/smell which isn't bad but I enjoy the flavor of the lower temps.
Durability: 10 - Built like a goddamn rock. It has 4 big rubber padded feet under a sizable base and the aluminum is thick thick thick. If it were to get knocked onto the floor I would have no worries about it's operating functions. The glass is borosilicate glass so you know you're getting high quality.
Design: 8 - A solid, simple design. It's about the same width as a red party cup and a little taller. I let this thing bake on full for 20 minutes and I could still pick it up! It has a ceramic heating element so the heat is clean. The only reason why it's not a 10 is because it's 90 degree wand angle sometimes makes the herb fall out of where it is placed on the screen, no big deal I just wedged a little notepad under it and everything stays in place. It's 10 foot long cord is amazing, you will be able to plug it in and place it pretty much wherever you want.
Clean up: 8 - Cleaning the DBV is a breeze. Just pop off the glass mouthpiece and wand and use the ol' rubbing alcohol and salt method. I even saved the resin from the wand (but have yet to use it). Also, even after months of use, I have yet to clean the glass heater cover. It just doesn't get dirty!
Accessories/Customizability: 8 - You can order custom colored glass mouthpieces, wands, heater covers, water filters and have unique dials and such. Can also order a glass top to use as an oil diffuser for aromatherapy if you wanted it. Comes in an awesome looking black for an extra $20 but I opted for the economical silver version with no bells and whistles. If you're gonna customize a vaporizer I'd just go with their Silver Surfer vaporizer.
The high: 10 - As expected, me and my friend (he's about 400 pounds, I'm 175) were blazed out of our minds ON ONE PINCH of some exos! Insanely giggly yet you feel as though you can move around and breathe normally. A small grinded amount lasted us from 10pm to 5am. I usually put 2-3 pinches into my dubbler to get just as wrecked but with negative effects like dry mouth etc.
I did not get dry mouth.
I did not feel like an elephant was on my chest.
I did not cough once.
I did not feel like I ever "over did it".
Prepare your brain for a free and clear, clean high that you can recover from easily.
Attaching the DBV to any piece that uses water is a must try I attached it to everything I owned and then some and it works wonders. Think about taking the biggest bong rip ever and not coughing!
I will be updating this review within a week or two as I find that sweet spot and perfect my technique. I'm sure once that happens it will be even better!
Edited by MrMatrix, 21 September 2010 - 02:40 AM.