Below is our historical review of the Herbalizer, it was a fantastic vaporizer, but sadly it’s gone forever. Try the Volcano Vaporizer instead.
Historical Overview of The Once Great Herbalizer
Are you looking for one of the highest end vaporizers on the market that offers something more? The Herbalizer is a luxury, high-tech desktop unit with precision temperature control and an intuitive interface. This is one of the most expensive vaporizers on the market, but is it worth the price for you? Find out in this full review.
Where does this stand in relation to the market for this kind of product in general?
The Herbalizer is as top of the line as they come. With a $599 price point, what is all the hype about? What is that something more? Well, not only is the Herbalizer a desktop vaporizer, but it’s also an aromatherapy machine for your household. Now that’s something new.
The vaporizer aspect of the Herbalizer comes with many functions. Precision temperature control lets you select a temperature between 290 – 445 °F allowing you consistency and variety when consuming. The LED digital screen makes it clear when the device is ready at your desired temperature. The internal software prevents the device from overheating. The Herbalizer also comes with a tilt sensor and will shut the heater down if the device is knocked over. In addition, sleep mode is automatically activated if you walk away from the device. This clamshell-shaped device with plastic components makes it great for your desktop or living room. No more worrying about your dog or friend bumping into a top-heavy glass device.
Aromatherapy mode allows you to use the Herbalizer to freshen up the aromas of your room. Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the bowl and turn on the fan. The quiet mode setting reduces the noise of the fan and creates a pleasant, discrete experience. The timer on the Herbalizer can be set from a few minutes to an hour, a great feature to utilize before you go to bed or leave the house.
The digital LED screen is also unique. Many devices use dials, colored lights, or smartphone apps to work the temperature function. The screen on the Herbalizer is all in one and incredibly intuitive. You can now read when your device is ready at your temperature and know instinctively what it’s set to.
What are your feelings on the design?
One of the best parts about the Herbalizer is that there is no assembly required and no additional storage needed. Instead of adding water and putting glass pieces together, there are only two things you do to set up an Herbalizer. Plug it in and attach the hose (or balloon) to the bowl. This also makes it easy to put away. The hose lays nicely around the internal screen fitting perfectly inside of the device. The clamshell design keeps it simple — open and close the Herbalizer with everything stored inside.
There is one very cool bonus feature that sets the Herbalizer apart from other devices. The hidden accessory tray. The eggshell shape creates a rounded top allowing room for another level of accessory storage. Pull down on the interior part of the lid to access this tray. Inside you will find a storage box for your herb and a mini brush that comes with the Herbalizer. Use this brush to clean out your bowl after use. How cool is that?
When loading the Herbalizer, pull the bowl towards you to release it from the magnetic base. Open the bowl with a quarter turn twist and place your herb inside. It’s as easy as that. In addition, the medical grade silicon whip with a stainless steel mouthpiece keeps in line with the luxury design of the Herbalizer. The long hose makes a clean, fun inhale that enters the body with ease. If you prefer to consume out of a balloon instead of a hose, you can do that with the Herbalizer as well. The device comes with four balloons — another added bonus in the package. Hats off to the designers of the Herbalizer.
What is your feeling on the usefulness?
The Herbalizer comes with two functions — vaporization and aromatherapy. You can vaporize herbs, wax, or concentrates of your choice. You would expect this versatility from a $599 device. With precision temperature control, you can now consume different forms of herb exactly how you want and read the temperature settings on a digital screen. This is definitely a useful feature considering how many vaporizers on the market use dials or colored lights. The aromatherapy component is an added bonus. Standard aromatherapy diffusers are fairly inexpensive, so the added value isn’t enormous, but it is convenient to combine the devices.
You may also separately purchase glass adapters and bubblers that will work with the Herbalizer. This is about as versatile and useful as it gets for consumers.
My favorite part of the Herbalizer is how compact it is. This thoughtful design requires no thinking to use, carry, or store and this matters. The eggshell shape feels modern and the lack of glass parts means less worrying about fragility. The long hose makes it easy to pass around to friends in the room and the stainless steel mouthpiece is simple to wipe clean in communal environments. Communal usage is a common reason for purchasing desktop devices, so these little considerations make a difference in your experience.
If you were describing it to a friend how would you explain it and give it relevance?
You could say that the Herbalizer is intended for sophisticated consumers who know exactly what temperature they want to vaporize at. Some consumers prefer preset settings because they either don’t care too much about specific temperatures or they may find the literature confusing. Either way, precision temperature control does imply that this is sold to an experienced consumer who knows what is best for them. For $599, you will want to get the most out of your device. Consumers who vaporize herb and concentrates in a variety of ways can be quite happy with the purchase of an Herbalizer.
The company also makes a branded Chong’s Choice Herbalizer, the signatures series of Tommy Chong. For $100 less, you can purchase this device without the aromatherapy function. This could be a great option for those looking to save money who won’t use the function or already have an aromatherapy diffuser at home.
The Herbalizer comes with a limited 2-year warranty to the original purchaser. You need to register your device online to be eligible for the warranty.
Overall, the Herbalizer is multi-functional, incredibly useful and thoughtful device that can serve consumers of all types. If you are willing to spend the money, this device acts as an all-in-one for your home consumption needs.
- 2 Year Quality Guarantee (Limited Warranty)
- Sold online only in the US and authorized retailer shops across the US and Canada
- Made in the USA
- +/- 5 °F temperature control with 1° setpoint control
- Configurable Display °C or °F
- Optional Assisted Delivery
- Over Temperature Shutoff
- Auto Shutoff w/ Sleep Function
- Tip Over Auto Shutoff
- LCD with auto-adjusting brightness
- Magnetic Bowl
- CoolGrips™Insulated Bowl
- Hidden Accessory Tray
- SqueezeValve™ Balloon System
- 2-year Limited Warranty
- (4) SqueezeValve™ Balloons
- 3ft silicone whip
- Magnetic Bowl
- Stash Box
- (2) Aromapads
- (2) Spare Bowl Screens
- Quick Start Guide
- Vaportherapy™ herbal blend
- Cleaning brush
- Power cord
- NOTE: The Herbalizer no longer includes essential oil