miVape Review

The miVape portable vaporizer has finally been released, but just how good is it? In this review, we’ll explore both the good as well as the bad with this hot new vape by the makers of the viVape, Vaporfection. So if you’re interested in finding out what’s really up with this vape, continue reading this review.

After what has literally been years of development, the highly anticipated miVape has finally arrived. And while our expectations were high given the company that’s behind it, Vaporfection, and the time that’s gone into it, we can’t say that we’re all that impressed with it.

For starters, it feels a bit cheap. The reason for this is its plastic shell, which embodies the components hidden beneath. While it looks great, it feels cheap. And for how much it costs, well, we’d expect more from it.

Then there’s the vaporization. While it does produce vapor, it doesn’t do that great of a job. Yes, it works better than quite a few other portables, but when it comes right down to it, the fact that you have to be careful in order to avoid burning your blend just doesn’t sit well with us. To reiterate what we’re saying here, if you don’t pay close attention to what you’re doing while you’re using it, it may very well induce combustion – burning your blend instead of vaporizing it. But this isn’t to say that the vapor doesn’t taste good because it does. But as far as the density goes, it’s just not what we’ve come to expect in the age of the Mighty vaporizer, a portable that produces vapor on par with, if not better than, most desktop units. So just to recap, the miVape’s vapor is tasty, which is good, but it’s just not as thick as you might be hoping for. In order to get visible vapor, you really have to take a nice long draw, which requires you to inhale slowly for about 10 seconds. And even then, it’s just not all that dense. So if you’re expecting to blow some huge clouds of tasty vapor, don’t because it’s just not happening with this little vape. This isn’t to say that the density isn’t alright, because it is. But rather that you simply won’t be blowing super dense clouds. This in itself has its ups and downs, as for some, not having super dense clouds can be seen as a good thing as the vapor it does produce is strong, yet not overpowering.

Before we continue on with this review, we just want to note that combustion seems to only take place when the oven is overloaded. In order to prevent this from happening, just pack the oven loosely, ensuring that there’s some wiggle room in there and you should be fine.

As far as the vapor’s purity goes, as we said, it tastes good. The reason for this is in part due to Vaporfection’s decision to go with a mostly glass vapor pathway, which is something that we first saw in the Ascent, which boasts an all glass vapor pathway. And like the Ascent, the miVape vaporizes both dried blends as well as concentrates. But unlike the Ascent, it doesn’t seem to either all that well.

The heating time with this vape is interesting. When you haven’t used it recently and you go to heat it up, it’ll tell you that it’s ready within less than a minute. However, it’s not actually ready. You have to wait another minute or two after that for the internals to reach the desired temperature so it actually takes longer to heat up than you might otherwise think. But if you’ve recently used it, it doesn’t take long to heat up, maybe 30 seconds or so, which is pretty good as far as heat up times go.

Once it’s warmed up and pumping out vapor, the glass bowl becomes too hot to touch so you need to use the silicone cups that it comes with to grab the bowl, otherwise you might burn your fingers. While this isn’t a huge deal, this does mean that you’ll need to keep the cups handy, which means you’ll need to carry them with you when you.

The temperature range on the miVape ranges from 80 degrees Fahrenheit to 430 degrees Fahrenheit and its digital temperature controls allow you to adjust it in 5 degree increments. For the most part, we found that the ideal range tends to fall between approximately 350F and 415F.

Like many portables, it boasts an auto-shutdown feature which helps conserve battery life. While this might not seem like much, it definitely comes in handy given that a fully charged battery only lasts for about 6 sessions.

Usage is fairly straight forward. Turn it on, set the vaping temperature, heat it up, insert your blend, and begin to inhale. And as far as cleaning it is concerned, it’s surprisingly easy to clean. Given that some vapes, like the original Pax, are difficult to clean, this is definitely a huge plus in our book.

All things considered, the miVape is a pretty good vaporizer. It has its downsides, but overall, it works fairly well, is easy to clean, vaporizes virtually all blend types, and its vapor tastes pretty darn good. If the price tag were a bit lower, it’d probably be one of our favorites. But as it stands, it’s a little too expensive for all that it entails. If you’re interested in buying one anyways, we suggest you buy it from this store.