The Canadian Company Arizer has created one of my favorite vaporizers.
The Arizer Extreme Q vaporizer.
Although it is not really a portable vaporizer, the Extreme Q vaporizer is small enough to take with you on the go, as long as you have somewhere to plug it in.
The Arizer Extreme Q is powered by a 19-volt power adapter.
It even has a power adapter for a cigarette lighter in a car (sold separately).
Honestly, the Q was my introduction to the modern era of vaporizers.
Yes, I am still fairly analog when it comes to vaping. I had the opportunity to test it here in Amsterdam with some fellow Amsterdammers. See video below.
The Q’s outer shell is made from stainless steel, and it doesn’t get very warm on the exterior when in use.
Arizer has been one of the leaders in constructing quality glass parts for their vaporizers, seemingly, since the beginning.
The Extreme Q vaporizer comes with a removable glass “elbow’ which can be used to attach the wand whip, or one of the two balloons that also come with the Arizer Q. The fact that you don’t have to switch the elbow attachment completely, depending on whether you’re using a wand whip or a balloon, made a good impression on me.
The Extreme Q vaporizer heats up rather quickly to any temperature you want to set it to. It takes roughly 1 to 3 minutes, depending on the temp setting you choose. Heating temperatures range from 50°C to 260°C (122°F to 500°F). For it’s size, this thing is a monster! And, I mean that in a good way. Other vaporizers out there of comparable size such as the Silver Surfer or the HerbalAire can’t heat up so hot and maintain such a cool exterior.
Coupled with kick ass ceramic heating technology inside, which has a lifetime warranty, the Extreme Q vaporizer also has an LED screen that displays fan, timer and temperature info.
It also has an auto shut-off feature, which seems to be becoming the standard on most quality vaporizers made these days.
The Q even comes with a remote control for changing your settings from a distance of about three to four meters (10-12 feet) or so. This was a first for me, seeing a remote control feature on any vaporizer.
The only thing that bothers me about this feature is that there is no LED display on the remote itself. The LED screen on the Extreme Q vaporizer is rather small, and could be hard to read from a distance. Without a reading on the remote itself, it could be difficult to know exactly what’s going on with your vaporizer on the other side of the room.
But, without a doubt, the Extreme Q vapes like a charm.
With such a high max temperature, the Q can vape even semi-dank buds with little fuss. We were able to vape some pretty dank Silver Haze that wasn’t completely dried out, which gave me an immediate good impression of the Q.
I call it the Volcano Vaporizer, Jr. I think the Q is a competitor to the larger, more expensive Volcano, and is half the size, and a fraction of the price.
The Arizer Extreme Q vaporizer retails for $ 239 (US) at vapor Nation which is an authorized re-seller ( important for warranty).
Out of any of the “stationary” (as opposed to portable) vapes I’ve ever tried, the Extreme Q vaporizer is, by far, one of my favorites.