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Planet of the Vapes
The Crafty+ features a new slick design packaged in improved housing. The intuitive one-button control offers three pre-set temperatures for convenient use on-the-go. Don’t sacrifice performance for portability — get both with the Crafty+ Vaporizer.
Storz & Bickel
This German manufacturer is known for superior craftsmanship and durability, producing some of the industry’s most iconic vaporizers like the Crafty+ and Volcano Hybrid.
Who is the Crafty+ Vaporizer for?
The vaporizer aficionados who like stronger hitting sessions and don’t mind paying for one of the most expensive portable vaporizers on the market.
Consistent vapor with a Super-Boost feature that ups the ante to maximum heat for a strong finish no matter what temperature you started the session with.
Crafty+ Overall Value
The Crafty+ is definitely serving up quality design and user experience, but there are comparable alternatives, like the Pax 3 and Arizer Solo 2, that pack in just as many impressive features at a lower price.
Pros & Cons
- Large bowl size allows for a tightly condensed “pack”
- The Crafty+ Vaporizer carries no odor – perfect for a purse or bag
- Reaches a reliable temperature very quickly
- The unit itself is hand-held, but does not fit in a “traditional” pocket
- Lack of digital temp read on the device itself
- The bluetooth app is only available on android
Getting Started with the Crafty Is Easy!
Easy removal of the top mouthpiece will expose an impressively sized bowl chamber awaiting dried herb placement. The precision temperature control complements the ability to pack a tight bowl of ground herb into the Crafty+ Vaporizer.
The Crafty+ Vaporizer light turns red when the Storz & Bickel patented combination of convection and conduction heating system is firing up. In roughly one minute, the red light changes to green – indicating that the unit is ready for a direct draw. Maneuvering the mouthpiece in a circular motion, you are ready to take your first pull!
60 Second Heat-Up
Storz & Bickel revamped the heating system to reach the desired temperature in approximately 60 seconds. The boost and triple boost mode help achieve quick temperature increases. If you find your draw is losing some pull, double click the button to initiate boost mode. Achieving the triple boost (highest pre-set temp) is as easy as clicking the button located on the side. At boosted temperatures, you may feel a bit of a kick from the pull in your throat. This can be an appealing feature for some, but if it’s a bit too much for your lungs, you can cancel the boost mode with a simple click of the button.
Bluetooth Integration & App Control
Now, this is where things can get fun with the Crafty+ Vaporizer. Storz & Bickel designs are based on user experience, keeping controls simple to operate and understand. The Crafty+ follows suit with a single control button for power and temperature settings. You are limited to three preset temperatures you can toggle between but can gain more flexibility through the Andriod app’s Bluetooth capabilities.
The app adds precision temperature control, a vape locator, and technical support. You can also adjust the automatic shutoff time, personalize alarm tones, changed the LED brightness, and remotely turn your Crafty+ on or off. While the Crafty+ is compatible with wax concentrates using a drip pad inserted into the oven, users have reported that the max temperature works best with dry herbs.
PEEK Cooling Unit
The mouthpiece is another highlight. The contained design allows for a personalized draw experience, with no risk of vapor escape. The cooling unit is made from PEEK; a high-grade, heat-resistant plastic commonly used for surgical implants. As vapor passes through the cooling unit, it is said to produce thick, satisfying clouds at a pleasant temperature.
Maintaining and Cleaning The Crafty+
The cleaning and maintenance of this portable vaporizer are straightforward and easy to accomplish. The mouthpiece/cooling unit can be easily removed with a quick counter-clockwise turn. Using the cleaning brush, you can sweep the chamber.
The user manual is an excellent resource for any questions about the maintenance of the Crafty+. After prolonged use, you may want to use a little bit of Isopropyl on a Q-tip (or perhaps an alcohol swab) to get a deeper clean. Once all of the components are dry, fire up your device to burn any residual alcohol(s) that may be hanging around.
Short Battery Life
The Crafty+ offers an improved battery life compared to the original design, with a good 45 minutes of prolonged use when fully charged. A full charge from zero takes roughly two hours. Storz & Bickel eliminated passthrough charging on the new Crafty+. It’s a nice feature to have in a portable vaporizer with a relatively short battery life, but it is typically hard on the battery. You can still use the device when it’s plugged in, but charging will stop while the heater is on. Some Crafty+ vaporizer reviews say that if you turn the Crafty+ off after every use, the 45 minutes of vaporizing time can be drawn out pretty easily.
Crafty+ Warranty & Accessories
Inside the box, you will find the Crafty+ vaporizer accessories and manuals. Both the user and safety manuals are easy to follow and written in multiple languages. In addition to a series of back-up screens, and drip trays (for those who prefer to use a stickier concentrate), you will find your Crafty+ Vaporizer warranty. The Crafty+ comes with a two-year warranty covering any workmanship and defective compartments. By scanning the attached QR code, you can register with Storz & Bickel to extend your warranty to three years.
Improved Airflow & On-Board Temperatures
As the next generation in herbal sidekicks from Storz & Bickel, the Crafty+ offers a 30% faster heat-up time, improved battery performance, and a new slick design for optimized grip and feel. The airflow is more open than the original, with a low draw resistance that feels more natural, similar to the Mighty Vaporizer. The Super-Boost feature instantly takes you to the max of 410°F, so you can get a kick from the end of any session, no matter what temperature you started at.
Crafty vs. Mighty Vaporizer
The most obvious difference is size. The Crafty+ fits easily into a pocket for the perfect on-the-go companion. The Mighty measures in at 5.5 inches tall and 3.2 inches wide, making it a bit more bulky for most standard pockets. If size doesn’t matter to you, it may come down to the battery life and user experience.
Bigger is typically better when it comes to battery life. The Mighty offers twice the vaporizing time of the Crafty+ and a faster charging time. Even though the Crafty+ takes longer to charge, it comes with a USB cord that is more readily available than the Mighty’s power cord for the 110-volt DC plug.
The Crafty+ Vaporizer comes with pre-set temperatures and a boost mode, with more functionality packed into the Android app. The Mighty Vaporizer offers precision right on the body with front-facing controls and an intuitive LCD display. You can still use the Mighty app, but a lot of the functionality is built right in, unlike the Crafty+.
The Final Verdict
Considered pioneers in Vaporizer technology, Storz & Bickel are the creators of the original desktop Volcano Vaporizer. Storz & Bickel continue to introduce high-quality, practical tools for a growing market of vaporizer fans. You can find the Crafty+ Vaporizer and their other offerings on the virtual shelves of several online retailers.
The Crafty+ Vaporizer provides a quality vaping experience for the herbal enthusiast who likes to take their sessions on adventures. Its load size, device management (via Bluetooth), charge time, controlled airflow, and overall aesthetic make the Crafty+ a solid option for a beginner’s first vaporizer or an upgrade for a seasoned pro.
Better Business Bureau Rating
Despite having many satisfied customers, Storz and Bickel currently has a failing grade from the Better Business Bureau
Storz and Bickel Contact
Crafty+ Specifications | Accessories | Warranty
- 30% faster heat-up
- New, slick design for optimized grip and feel
- Improved housing material
- Super-Boost: Triple-pressing power button gets you to max. temperature of 210°C (410°F)
- Improved electronics and optimized circuit board
- 2 year warranty + 1 year warranty upon registration
Each Crafty+ Includes:
- 1 pc. CRAFTY+ Vaporizer
- 1 pc. USB Cable
- 3 pcs. Base Seal Ring, small
- 3 pcs. Normal Screen, small
- 3 pcs. Coarse Screen, small
- 2 pcs. Drip Pad, small
- 1 pc. Dosing Capsule
- 1 pc. Cleaning Brush
- 1 pc. Instruction for Use (concise)
- 1 pc. Safety Instructions