Sonic Vaporizer Review

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Posted August 8, 2013 by in Vaporizer Reviews

Rating

Aesthetics
8.2


Quality
8.4


Value
8.2


Performance
8.9


Total Score
8.4

8.4/ 10

Vaporizer Attributes:
Portable, Battery Powered, Digital Display, Temp Control

Quick Review

 
Manufacturer: Sonic
 

The Good:

The Sonic vaporizer heats up very quickly and holds the herb tightly inside with a magnetic seal. The digital display provides very accurate vaporization every time.
 

The Bad:

The battery life is a little lacking when it comes to a portable vaporizer. The draw stem can break after extended use.
 
THE BOTTOM LINE

A good vaporizer for those who want a quick heating portable with a digital temperature display. The heating chamber is easy to clean and designed to last. Though the draw stem may break, they can easily be replaced.

Full Review

DESIGN AND AESTHETICS

The Sonic portable vaporizer has a digital display that shows both the remaining battery level and temperature setting.  Once the temp is set and the heat button pressed, a red light will illuminate and switch to green when ready for use.  A flexible draw stem can be screwed into the unit when vaporizing and can be removed for safe transportation.  If bent too frequently, the stem may break free from the threading.  The heating chamber is held tightly closed with magnets.  This insures no herb accidentally spills out.  And the Sonic vaporizer is at temperature within a minute, making it a very discreet portable.

This vaporizer was designed in California and offers some pretty neat features, such as a built in cleaning brush and small light right by the herb chamber.  This allows for accurate loading of the chamber even in the dark.  The cleaning brush is conveniently located on the bottom of the unit and discreetly stores away when not in use.  The Sonic comes in fives various colors; black, purple, blue, green and orange.  All of the units have a sleek silver frame and black draw stem.

WHERE SHOULD I SET THE TEMPERATURE?

As with all vaporizers, the temperature setting is really a factor of how much vapor production one is looking for.  The digital display is nice, as being able to dial it in allows for very accurate vaporization.  A good starting point for vaporizing is right around 360° and slowly climb up from there until desired vapor forms.  Clean the heating chamber after use to insure the Sonic provides the best tasting vapor every time.  Also clean the screen above the heating chamber to prevent the vape from clogging up and losing efficiency.  Unscrew the threaded chamber cap and easily remove the screen to slip a brand new one in there.

HOW LONG DOES THE BATTERY LAST?

The battery life of the Sonic vaporizer is roughly 45 minutes to just shy of an hour.  It is a good idea to plug the unit in for charging after every few uses to insure the battery is ready when you are.  The battery meter will start flashing when connected to the charger and will remain solid when complete.  If the Sonic is heated and turned off frequently, the battery life will slightly shorten as opposed to use for a few long sessions.

CAN THE SONIC BE USED WHILE CHARGING?

Yes, the Sonic can be used while connected to the charger.  This is convenient if the battery happens to die right in the middle of a vape session.  Simply hook it up to keep on vaping and vaping some more.  Though it may be a brief inconvenience at the time, the Sonic will charge up and can be removed for portable use once more.  Keep an eye on the battery meter and remember to connect to the charger for peak performance.  If using the Sonic at home, just plug it in and never even worry about the remaining battery life.

DO I NEED A SCREEN?

The Sonic does require a small screen that goes above the heating chamber.  This prevents any herbal material from being sucked up into the draw stem during use.  The bowl area itself has four small holes at the bottom and does not necessarily require a screen.  If using a coarser grind, the herb will not fall through these little holes.  However if the herb is ground to a powdery consistency, it is then a good call to toss a screen down into the heating chamber.  Always remember to change the screens out after extended use, as this will lengthen the overall life of the Sonic vaporizer.  A clean screen will also provide the best tasting vapor possible.

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Charge the Sonic fully before using it for the first time.  Leave the herb a little coarser when vaporizing and a screen will not be required down in the heating chamber.  Remember to frequently clean the vape for quality vapor production every time.  Unscrew the draw stem when transporting the unit, otherwise it is likely to wear out quickly if bent a lot.  Do not use excessive force when attempting to open the herb chamber, as this may cause the hinge to loosen up.  Hook it up to the charger when not in use for a battery that is always ready to vaporize.

OVERALL REVIEW

When it comes to portable vaporizers, the Sonic is certainly one to consider.  It heats up quick enough to be vaping within a minute and it creates clouds of vapor.  It vaporizes accurately with the digital temperature display and it can be changed between Fahrenheit & Celsius.  Though the battery life may feel a little lacking at times, the unit can be used while connected to the charger.  Plus all of the little benefits, such as the herb chamber light and built in cleaning brush add a lot of value to this vape.

The various colors offered are very slick and entire design itself looks really nice.  It is compact and with the removable draw stem can be taken pretty much anywhere.    The Sonic is a very discreet unit for those who want to vape out on the go.  Pack it up, remove the stem and head out the door ready to vaporize.  If other portables have not been able to meet your needs, grab a Sonic vaporizer and feel the sonic boom!

 

AVAILABLE AT THESE TRUSTED STORES:

Sonic-Vaporizer.com                      $199.99

VaporNation.com                            $199.99

VaporizerDepot.com                       $169.99

 


About the Author

Chuck Shweig

Chuck Shweig is a vaporizer enthusiast from Chicago, Illinois. He has been a medical marijuana patient for 7 years to help alleviate his chronic pain. In 2008 he bought his first vaporizer (a Vapor Brothers unit) and currently owns three others (the Arizer Solo, the G Pen and 7th Floor’s Da Buddha). In his free time he enjoys taking nice long bike rides and listening to The Chemical Brothers.

30 Comments


  1.  
    sonic vaporizer reviewer

    how does it vape compared to the DaVinci? they look alike




  2.  
    VapoReview

    Hey, could you give me their contact please? The email on their website doesn’t work anymore!




  3.  
    JD

    In your review you compare it to the solo, are you saying it has a restrictive “milkshake” draw like the solo? or wide open no restriction like the davinci? ive gotta say it looks like a re-cased davinci but if it functions just as well its definately an improvement.




  4.  
    bongscott

    Can you use it while charging?




  5.  
    Megan Loneyson

    Interesting vaporizer. I would be curious to see how it works in person.

    Are there any demos?




    •  

      Not yet, but we’re working on putting up videos soon, so keep your eyes on this page!




      •  
        Mark Mulder

        I found a pretty good video on Youtube by VaporNation, just google it. I have had a Sonic for about three weeks now and it has worked great. I also own a DaVinci and can say that it hits just as hard if not better. I like the look the of the Sonic better but the DaVinci feels a bit more sturdy. I got the purple Sonic and it is a really eye catcher, I have girls coming up to me all the time asking what I am vaping on.




  6.  
    jordan

    is the straw flexible or hard? does the herb chamber stay closed? could it open in your pocket accidentaly? is sonic owned by davinci? also.. when are these videos supposed to be up?




    •  

      So many questions! :)

      “is the straw flexible or hard?”
      - Flexible, like soft rubber.

      “does the herb chamber stay closed?”
      - Yep, it’s magnetized.

      “could it open in your pocket accidentaly?”
      - I can’t think of a way it could, it’s quite secure.

      “is sonic owned by davinci?”
      - No, and I’ve seen this strange rumor on other sites. It kind of looks like the DaVinci, but it is 100% NOT owned by DaVinci.

      “also.. when are these videos supposed to be up?”
      - Soon … Thank you for your patience!




  7.  
    Charles

    I just ordered one last week should be here once Labor Day weekend ends. Really hope it’s worth the money!




  8.  
    alex

    does it only support 110v or 220v as well?




  9.  
    hasse

    Can you use hard concentrates as well as herb?




  10.  
    juan

    I have a growshop in spain, http://www.2-grow.es, I SOLD two sonic vaporizer in the last months to one of my bests clients, and they are very happy with how it works. I proube it also and it,s one of my favourites portable vaporizers.




  11.  
    Kazza

    How do you change the mesh? I hv one and can’t work out how to change it!!!!




    •  

      Hi Kazza,

      The top mesh screen can be replaced by unscrewing the metal chamber cap. This will allow for the small screen to be removed. The larger bottom screen can be a little trickier, however the best way is to use a pin to catch one of the holes and “pluck” the screen out.

      Let us know if that helps!




  12.  
    john

    How can I change the screen so it would show Fahrenheit instead of Celsius




  13.  
    Levi

    I had to get one of these right when they came out, they look awesome. Now that come in a few different colors I picked up a purple one as well. I had a bit of an issue with the first one I bought but luckily it was under warranty and a breeze to replace. I think I saw big sale for them on their website but not exactly sure when it ends.




  14.  
    John Fitzpatrick

    I have one of these and really like it. I had to replace the mouth piece and did so with a davinci .problem was the rubber hose would pull off the metal leave all the time. As to changing the temperature from F To C or vice versa , just hold down the heat button for a few seconds and release, you’ll see that it changed to one or the other depending on your previous setting.

    John




  15.  
    Kyle

    What would you recommend, this or the DaVinci? I have been looking at them both for about a week and am having a hard time deciding between the two. The Sonic looks cooler but the DaVinci has been around for a long time. I saw a couple reviews on the Sonic online and it seemed like everyone was liking it but it is hard to know for sure. Would rather get your opinion.





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