Affable, affordable and a great introduction to dry herb vaping, the Vie Dry Herb Vaporizer at £49.95 is one of most cost-friendly dry herb devices to be found on the market. Compact and convenient, let’s take a look at and review the Vie Dry Herb Vaporizer in all its glory.
Vie’s Vital Statistics
- Build Quality:7
- Ease Of Use: 7.9
- Heat Chamber Size: 8.5
- Multiple Heat Settings: 9.2
- Value For Money: 9.7
- 2 airflow options
- 3 heat modes
- 4 temperature settings
- Herb capsules create 3600even heating of herbs
- Use for dry herbs and wax concentrates
- Dry herb capsule stores 0.3 grams
- 200 vape puffs per charge
- Vaporizer heats up in 1 minute
- Not suitable for e-liquids
Vie Heating Chamber & Capsules
First things first, the Vie is not to be used with e-liquids. This is a device for those seeking an alternative to the conventional e-liquids that have become so popular. While you may be content with loosely packing your leaves directly into the heating chamber, Vie provides a designated dry herb capsule that stores 0.3g of herbs. Perfect for those on the go, pre-prepare capsules that are mechanically and thermodynamically designed to evenly heat your herbs to 3600to create a great tasting flavourful vape.
Variable Heat Settings
For those looking to truly take control of their vaping experience, the Vie will offer you quite the range of temperature settings to suit your tastes.
Depending on what you’re vaping will determine which heat setting you will need. Whether you’re going to load dry herbs directly into the chamber, use herb capsules or even use concentrates or wax capsules, the Vie will afford you multiple heat modes and temperature settings to provide the optimum heat necessary to create the best vaping experience.
To adjust the heat settings suitable for what you want to vape, you’ll need to press and hold the temperature level button, which can be found on the bottom of your Vie. Then to change the heating mode, simply tap the power button. A blue light will indicate the low heat mode suitable for loading your herbs directly into the heating chamber, a red light signals the correct temperature for dry herb capsules and a purple light indicates the heat mode required for concentrates and wax capsules.
In addition to the various heat modes that you’ll be able to select, you can also apply alternative temperature settings. Once you’re in your desired heat mode, simply select the temperature level by pressing the button found on the bottom of your device. With each press of the button, you’ll be able to navigate through four variable temperature settings, which will be indicated via the LED bars found on the front of your device. One bar indicates 1700C/3380F, two bars for 2000C/3920F, three bars will provide heat of 2200C/4280F and finally, four bars will create heat of 2500C/4820F.
Vie Battery Life
Considering the tech that has gone into this powerful bit of kit, the battery life of the Vie is comparable to some of the far more expensive devices available on the market. With a charging time of approximately one to two hours via a designated USB cable, a fully charged Vie will provide you with up to 200 puffs to enjoy before having to re-charge. Keen to know how much power you have remaining? The light found near the micro USB port will let you know what kind of charge you have left on your device. A green light represents 50-100%, an orange light 30-49%, while a red light means that you have 5-19% left. If you’re seeing a red flashing light, it means that you’ve got less than 5% left and you’ll need to get yourself to a charging point pronto.
Want to vape but think you can’t whilst your device is charging? The Vie has a unique Safe Pass-Through feature, which will let you vape even whilst your device is plugged in.
Sleek, stylish and unassuming, the jet-black coloured Vie is ergonomically designed to fit discreetly into the palm of your hand to let you sit back and vape dry herbs with ease. While you might find similarly designed vaporizers on the market, the Vie includes some unique design features that leave you feeling suitably impressed.
Airflow is an important attribute of any vape. Determining how hot or cool the vapour you inhale is can be the difference between a sweet or sour experience. Contributing to further control in the temperature department, the Vie has a small silicone insert that can be found underneath the mouthpiece. On one side of the insert, you’ll see a maze and on the other just a single hole. For dry herbs, the side of the insert with a maze will help to cool the vapour by spreading the surface area of the vapour before you inhale. The single hole will provide a direct airflow, which is good for products like concentrates and wax.
If want to venture into the world of dry herb vaping, the key to experiencing the perfect vape will be the quality, coarseness and consistency of the herbs that you’re packing into the chamber. Investing in a robust herb grinder such as the Vapour2 PRO Grinder that will finely cut your herbs to the correct consistency will ensure that none of your herbs goes to waste. Always make sure to add dry herbs to your grinder.
A few simple twists should be all that is required to produce the kind of final consistency that you’re looking for. If you grind your herbs too much, your mixture may be too fine which means that your chambers contents may be too dense to vape effectively. If your herb mixture is too fine, you’ll ultimately reduce the airflow and limit the surface area of the herbs that you’re trying to vape. Avoid attempting to grind any moist or damp leaves, as these will clog up your grinder.
Vie Dry Herb Vaporizer Kit Contents
Considering the Vie costs just under £50, you get a lot of brilliant stuff for your bucks. In addition to the Vie Herb Vaporizer, the kit contains two herb capsules, a wax concentrate capsule, USB cable and a whole host of cleaning goodies to keep the device free from any build-up of excess herbs.
- 1 x VIE Vaporizer
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 1 x Advanced User Manual
- 1 x 20cm/12inch USB/Micro Cable
- 1 x Stainless Steel Carrying Tube
- 2 x Herb Capsules
- 1 x Concentrate/ Wax Capsule
- 1 x Cleaning Kit & Parts
- 1 x Microfibre Cleaning Cloth
- 1 x Thick Brush
- 1 x Thin Brush
- 4 x Stainless Steel Screens
- 1 x Large Pick Tool
- 1 x Portable Pick Tool
- 1 x Herb Auto-Packing Spring
- 1 x Sim Card extractor tool
Priced at just under £50, it’s hard to find any faults with the Vie Even if there were any qualms or queries, finding a dry herb vaporizer that’s as affordable and multi-functional as this is hard to come by. If you’re looking for a simple, yet highly capable dry herb vaporizer for the home then choosing the Vie would be a wise move to make.