Review : Black Widow Vaporizer
There is a big misconception that decent vaporizers don’t come cheap, we beg to differ here at Kronicvapes. The Black Widow vaporizer only costs a fraction of some of the more pricey dry herb vaporizers on the market so we were very eager to compare.
As with all budget vaporizers I think it’s worth mentioning that you cannot expect to be getting a model packed with many functional extras. Being models more appealing to the newbie vapers all you can expect is a good working device that will perform at a satisfactory level for a good vaping session.
The Black Widow is conduction based budget vaporizer. It’s primary focus is dry herbs but with included capsule inserts it allows the user to vape concentrates or waxes. If your looking for a budget vaporizer you can also read our Best Cheap Dry Herb Vaporizers UK blog for additional models.
Over the last couple of years we have been testing lots of portable vaporizers on the market and the Black Widow holds its own. The company who manufacture this model are based in China and they also manufacture a model called the Black Mamba. Both these models are extremely popular in the UK and the demand is very high.
What’s In The Box
Black Widow Vaporizer
Set of tweezers
Chamber packing tool
2 spare screens
USB connection lead
Material Dried Herb
Heat Time 30 seconds
Temperature Settings 5 settings
Vaporization Method Conduction
Oven Capacity 0.5 grams
Definitely one of the more sturdy and robust vaporizers available on the market today being built with Metal alloy casing and a very durable mouth piece. Not that its ever planned but the Widow certainly can hold its own for any knocks or drops without the cause for alarm. Removing it from the box, the first thing that you will notice is how strong it initially feels and this is a rarity for models below £50.
The mouthpiece feels sturdy and is made of a metallic substance and held in place by a strong magnet. I must say i’m not a huge fan of the mouth piece, even though it’s not plastic which means it can produce a more pure style of vapor I found that as it’s so lowly placed on the vaporizer. After a long usage the mouth piece gets very hot which was a bit of a let down, However there is a small plastic adaptor to place over that to fix this problem.
The Black Widow has a very comprehensive air path and ceramic chamber.
The ceramic chamber can hold an impressive 0.5 grams of herb which is a standard size chamber with todays vaporizers adequate for a good session. It also comes with a separate barrel for wax concentrates. Great if you enjoy vaping alternative materials and require versatility.
The Black Widow is not equipped with a digital screen. However, it has the temperature on display using LED lights which we found both clear to understand and aesthetically pleasing.
The burning question is how well does the Black Widow perform?
I found on that lower temperatures I wasn’t getting the vapor I craved but then I find this to be the case on most portable vaporizers. The flavour tasted incredibly pure and clean however. This would be completely suitable for someone looking for a more subtle hit.
When switching to the higher settings the real bang for your buck kicked in! Strong enough to make you cough, as the thick vapour hit my throat. This little beauty will give you all you need from an affordable and portable dry herb vaporizer.
The Black Widow has five preset temperatures to choose from. Low is set at 356F, Medium Low is set to 374F, Medium is at 392F, Medium High 410F, and finally, the Highest is 428F.
The low setting is too low and the high too high, meaning realistically you will be using only 3 temperatures.
To switch between these five temperatures the Widow uses the standard one button design.
If discretion is important to you the Black Widow’s sleek but simple design is perfect. Plus we found this vaporizer gives off hardly any of the telling smells that make it tricky to vape while out and about. Definitely ticks the box for soul of discretion.
One Button Does All
This device has a one-button interface and very easy to use. There are really only two options, to turn on and off and to change heat settings.
The internal battery is rated at 2200mah and we found it very impressive. You will be able to vape your dry herbs and wax throughly before needing to charge.
How to use the Black Widow Vaporizer:
- Robust and Sturdy
- Ceramic vapor path
- Fits nice in the hand
- Five heat settings
- Battery Life
- No real screen
- Metal Mouthpiece gets a little hot after continuous use .
- No isolated air path
If you are thinking about buying a dry herb vaporizer and want a good quality product for under £50 then this is the model is definitely one for consideration. The build quality is superb the vapor produced of good quality but having an all metallic design means that the entire vaporizer gets hot after continuous use.
The design is standard and would not say it’s the most attractive model and leaning on the chunky I would not say it can slip into any pocket with ease but it’s certainly highly portable.
Fancy digital screens and clever marketing is not this vapes strong point. However raw performance all round is what this little device excels. All in all if you want a decent vaporizer in this price range then you cant go wrong with the Black Widow..
6/10 Good for the price
Susan Henretty became a natural health activist over 10 years ago, after personal experience led her to research the benefits of alternative therapies.
In 2018, Susan and her partner decided to combine their business skills with their shared interest in herbal health and vaporizers. As a result they co-founded Kronicvapes.
Based on her previous interest in the holistic field, this inspired Susan to begin her own regular, health blog. Her writing aims to inform and inspire others; specifically in regards to the beneficial properties of vaporizing natural herbs.
Furthermore, as a herbal health advocator, she endeavours to bring her audience the latest global news and politics, regarding cannabis law; science; opinion and fact based evidence.