New from Vaporite, a company that typically makes conduction style vape pens, is the Cosmic. While this unit may look like a pen-style vape, it actually functions as a true vaporizer. The cosmic boasts some cool features (Bluetooth compatability) and includes some nice extras (water filtration tool and power bank), so let’s see what it’s all about.
The Cosmic is essentially a re-branded Atmos Orbit, however, that’s not to say it doesn’t look good. Leather grips on the base are accented by chrome trim, giving this unit a touch of class and a luxurious feel. The Cosmic features a rubber mouthpiece that must be removed to secure the included water filtration device.
All things considered, the aesthetic value of the Cosmic is probably one of its biggest selling points. The one thing I don’t really like about the look of this unit is its sheer size. For a portable, it’s quite large, and not necessarily something you’ll be able to stick in your pocket and run out the door with.
The Cosmic allows you to choose between 3 selectable heat settings: Level (Blue): 320°, Level 2 (Green): 356°, Level 3 (Red): 428°F. To turn the unit on, you click the power button five times. To activate the heating element, press the button three times. Once activated, the unit will default to its Level 2 (Green) setting, which is 356°F. To cycle through the temperature settings, press the power button three more times. I’m not a huge fan of this type of temperature selection method, as I much prefer a digital readout of some sort to eliminate confusion.
BLUETOOTH / SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY
Taking a page out of Storz & Bickel’s playbook (manufacturer of Volcano products), Vaporite got ‘Crafty’ (see what I did there?) and included a pretty cool little feature with the Cosmic: Bluetooth capability and a downloadable App which allows you to sync your vaporizer to your smartphone and adjust temperature remotely, monitor how much and often you vape, as well as the intensity of your sessions.
The App also gives you real-time feedback, puff records and tells you if you could be using the Cosmic more efficiently. Now, being able to quantify your vape sessions and get precise metrics is probably not entirely necessary, but is a pretty cool feature nonetheless.
INCLUDED WATER FILTRATION ADAPTER
While hydrotube accessories are nothing new, it’s pretty rare to see one included with the unit itself without jacking the price up (the Pinnacle Pro DLX Kit costs an additional $50). The Cosmic comes equipped with a high quality glass water adapter at no additional charge, giving you the ability to enhance the already ultra-smooth vapor being produced and cooling it through water filtration.
I’m a big fan of water adapters and use them often when I vaporize (I recently purchased a rig for my Arizer Air which hits like a dream). Again, at the risk of sounding like a Vaporite fanboy (which I assure you I am NOT), I think the addition of the hydrotube with the Cosmic was a really smart move on their part, making an already attractive package even more irresistible. My only gripe (pretty much about the entire unit) is the way the hydrotube sits on the unit. It’s not the most secure fit I’ve ever seen. It’s almost certain to fall off at some point, which is sure to be a bummer.
Something pretty cool and unique about the Cosmic is that an external power bank is included with the unit. This gives you the ability to charge-up the replaceable battery and power bank when you’re near a power source, then continue charging once you’re on-the-go with that built up juice. I like that Vaporite included this with the unit, and not as something additional you have to purchase.
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there – at our favorite vape spot all settled in ready to take in the scenery and blast-off. Except, you forgot to charge up last night and now you have no other choice but to stay grounded or punch a one way ticket to combustion city. Vaporite knows us vape enthusiast can be forgetful at times, so kudos to them for hooking us up
TIME TO VAPE
Operating the Cosmic is pretty straight forward. Just detach the mouthpiece and place some finely ground herbs into the generously sized heating chamber and select your desired heat setting. I chose the MID setting (356°F) for my session, and found the Cosmic to produce some decent clouds. However, I felt like I was really having to work for my hits, which was kind of annoying.
Since the Cosmic’s herb chamber is completely separate from the heating element, it seems like there is very little conduction going on, and mostly convection. After inspecting the herbs after my session, everything looked to heat pretty evenly with no signs of scorching. It looks like about 80% of the bud had been fully vaporized, which in my experience is a pretty standard number across the board
The $100 – $200 price range is pretty competitive among portable herbal vaporizers, and although there’s nothing inherently horrible about the Cosmic, I can think of about 10 other portables I would recommend before this unit. However, the included water filtration tool and external power bank are nice features, and something you won’t find included with most other portables.
If you find yourself unable to resist the allure of the Cosmic, you can purchase one from the vaporizer retailer I typically recommend, as well as another trusted store that I’ve purchased vapes and accessories from in the past.
The Verdict | Vaporite Cosmic Vaporizer Review
Considering what you’re getting with the Cosmic (a water filtration tool, Bluetooth capability, as well as an external power bank), the price tag doesn’t seem horrible. The build quality seems good, and the vapor production isn’t horrible. If you’re dead set on staying below the $150 mark, then the Cosmic is a good option.