Successor to the SilverSurfer, the Da Buddha vaporizer is a compactly designed device that delivers a decent vapor at a decent price point.
The Da Buddha vaporizer is a compactly designed vaporizer manufactured by 7th Floor, LLC in Colorado, USA. It’s touted as a “hands free” vaporizer, but I’m not exactly sure what that means, since you still need your hands to, like, use it.
The Da Buddha vaporizer is the descendant of the Silver Surfer vaporizer and was introduced to the market in 2008. Encased in an anodized aluminum shell, the (ahem…excuse me)… It is about the size of a pint glass, roughly 20cm (8in) tall. It has a simple “radio” dial to turn on and adjust the heat setting.
No heat indicator
But there’s no indicator on the dial itself to tell you how hot Da Buddha Vaporizer underbelly gets.
The Da Buddha vaporizer is smartly designed, but not really up front about this in the manual.
The temperature is fully adjustable, but adjusting can get tricky. This can be especially annoying when turning it on for the first time and trying to find the right vape temperature for your bud, keef or whatever. Maybe you won’t know the exact temperature but Da Buddha Vaporizer does reach an optimum vape temperature.
It comes with a tube attachment, mouthpiece, which 7th Floor sells customized versions of and a kind of scary-looking mixing tool.
It’s basically a long and sharp needle. I would stay away from that and just use anything else. At least I would. I can be a klutz.
The plus is that Da Buddha Vaporizer comes with a nice plush carrying case made from Hemp that has plenty of padding. It could survive in tact if dropped in its case, and the case itself makes a nice portable pillow for the park or whatever. Da Buddha comes in silver and black and according to the company’s website it can also be used as an oil diffuser. I’m not sure how that works because I didn’t notice any bowl attachment for holding oils.
Da Buddha is solid, circular and steady. It uses the standard “direct-inhale” technology of most vapes, but there’s a spin, literally; Da Buddha is constructed so the air is circulated through the fill chamber rather than over it.
With vaporizers that have the tube attachment on the side, the hot air can move over the product in the fill chamber and only vape what’s on the top, leaving what’s on the bottom untouched.
A simple stir of the product in the filling chamber could solve that minor issue but I like the fact that Da Buddha vaporizer’s well-constructed ceramic heating system takes care of that. Yes. I’m lazy. Vaped not stirred.
But with the tube attachment being on the side of Da Buddha vaporizer, it’s easy to spill your product when attaching it to the vaporizer. Push your screen deep in the fill chamber and don’t over pack your product.
It took a while to heat up as well about 5 minutes. I would consider this a con on a list of pros and cons but considering the ingenuity of Da Buddha Vaporizer’s heating elements and circular hot air flow system I could ignore it and practice patience.
Bringing Da Buddha Vaporizer home
Retailing at $190 US Da Buddha vaporizer is available with a 120-volt or 220-volt power adaptor with a 3m (10ft) cord that can get in the way if you don’t need it.
It also comes with an impressive three-year warranty. There is also a 10-year or lifetime warranty option that costs extra of course.
So as for vaporizers that sell for under $200, Da Buddha is Da Bargain, the pillow-sized carrying case let’s you rest your head over a very smart purchase.