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If you’re in the market for desktop vaporizers you have quite a few, very good options to choose from and they all deliver superior vapor.
Unlike portable weed vapes, desktop vaporizers are mains-connected, meaning they plug into the wall, so you don’t need batteries.
You can read about our favorite devices in detail below or, if you want a quick look, check out our table of the Top Vaporizers below instead…
In the table, you’ll find the best overall vaporizer for performance, the best for value for money, and the best for portability despite still being a mains-connected device.
Best Desktop Vaporizer
Analysis: Or, Which Table Top Vaporizer Should You Buy?
The great thing about a desktop vaporizer – AKA a table top vaporizer – is that, unlike a portable weed vape, like the PAX 3 or Davinci IQ2, you never need to worry about battery life, as they’re mains-connected. You also get WAY MORE performance out of these types of devices.
And when I say, performance, what I mean is vapor quantity – desktop vaporizers, thanks to their larger heating elements, produce MASSES of vapor. Enough to fill a large room. But not all of the desktop vaporizers listed above are equal. They all work much the same but the difference in quality – whether build materials or their internal components – varies massively by price.
The Volcano Hyrbid and the Dr Dabber SWITCH are the best options. But they’re also the most expensive – $699 and $399, respectively. You do need to keep in mind, however, that vaporizers like this will almost certainly last you the rest of your life. Plenty of people still have the OG Volcano, for instance, and that first arrived in the early-1990s.
Of course, if you’re on a stricter budget and you cannot spare $400 to $700 for a desktop vaporizer, you still have an excellent option in the form of the Arizer Extreme Q – it’s a fully functional whip/balloon-style desktop vaporizer with all the performance and functionality you’ll need.
Why is it so cheap? Build materials, for one. You see, the Arizer Extreme Q is made from plastics – at least on its exterior – and this is cheaper to buy in bulk and cheaper to manufacture than metal or other, more premium materials as you’ll find used on the Volcano and/or the Dr Dabber SWITCH.
Similar to the Arizer Extreme Q, you have the Ditanium Vaporizer. Again, this is another cheaper option. But it is still very, very good. It has rapid heating times, is fully customizable, and it will vaporize both concentrates and dry herb, so you’re covered for ALL eventualities. It also uses the more common whip-style system for taking hits.
What Do We Recommend?
If funds allow, go with either the Volcano Hybrid ($699.99) or the Dr Dabber SWITCH ($399.99) – these are the two finest desktop vaporizers on the market right now with respect to performance, design and build quality, and overall vapor production.
Of the two, the Dr Dabber SWITCH – at $399.99 – is significantly cheaper (like half the price) than the Volcano Hybrid and, I’d argue, just as good where it counts. Hence why is is currently listed as the best desktop vaporizer in out breakdown above.
If you’re on a tight budget – or don’t want to spend more than $300 – go with the Arizer Extreme Q, it is the cheapest option on this list and is very, very competitive with respect to overall features and performance. I think given a choice between the Arizer Extreme Q and the Ditanium Vaporizer, I’d be inclined to go with the Arizer Extreme Q – it costs less and does more. And that’s always a winning combination.
And if you need something more portable, check out our guide to the best portable weed vaporizers from the last 12 months…
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