The Nereus Nova Dry Herb Vaporizer Review. The Nova dry herb Vaporizer is a portable vaporizer manufactured by Atman but rebranded by Nereus. Atman are a very respectable manufacturer and are known for producing high quality vaporizers and have been established since 2009. The Nova fIts very much in the affordable bracket and still carries the premium look and feel of a vaporizer that could easily cost a lot more. It’s not as known in the UK as other affordable models such as the Black Mamba or the Black Widow, however its rapidly becoming considered as a premium quality vaporizer at a great price within the vaping community.
Currently as it’s not as well established as some of the other models the Nereus Nova dry herb vaporizer is what what we would call a hidden gem and those lucky enough to discover it wont be disappointed.
I was very excited when my doorbell rang and the postman greeted me with my new vape! My expectations were high but the question was ‘would I feel let down ?’
So as high as my expectations were, admittedly I did have a little doubt because I thought if it was really good then surely it would be known by now? However my confidence remained in tact as I’m well aware that Atman consistently produce great vapes and I assumed this will be no exception.
Scanning the box I noted that Nereus had given it the premium build which certainly lived up to its reputation. Unboxing it for the first time, out came a very sharp looking, slimline, black vaporizer in anodized casing. Looking at the Nova and its considered designed I thought, this is definitely a vaporizer that I could take anywhere as it fit nicely into my hand and could easily tuck away into any pocket. The power button and temperature controls are deep red and there is a small Nova logo printed in white.
The Nova runs deep with originality as the LCD screen is located out the way at the bottom, which I thought was smart at it only adds to the discreetness of the device. The glass mouthpiece is detachable and revealed a deep ceramic chamber which I was eager to test out.
The Nova scored highly with first impressions, shouting quality from top to bottom. It’s labeled a premium vaporizer and was clear to see why.
Aesthetics are one thing but performance is key. In my opinion, this is the area that needs to score highly. Frustratingly many affordable vaporizers simply do not.
Precise Temperature Control
The Nereus Nova offers precise temperature settings in which you can choose to set in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
Many budget vaporizers have preset temperature settings. This is allowed for and accepted due to the lower cost. To find an affordable vaporizer that allows you to customize your settings is a huge asset.
Herbs react differently according to the temperature they are cooked at. People have individual preferences regarding the effect they are looking to obtain from their herb. Having the precise temperature option allows the vaper to control this aspect. This feature is mainly associated with a mid range or top end device. To find a budget vaporizer with this capability is a fantastic bonus.
Coming complete with a haptic vibration feature that gives you the heads up once the vape has reached your chosen temperature comes in handy when you’re thinking of the usability side of the Nereus Nova.
The ceramic oven is equipped with non-burning technology and the heat up time is very quick. When the vibration feature gives you the heads up that it’s ready you get the feeling that this vape is punching above its price tag functionality wise.
When using the vape, I found that it produces thick, powerful vapor clouds. The mouthpiece is heat resistant and gives great, cool vapor clouds. The Nova certainly provides a powerful kick; another pleasant surprise for a vaporizer within this price range.
Not only was the vapor of good quality, the taste of the herbs was sweet and pure. No strange after tastes that can be produced with some cheaper vaporizers when the heat reacts with the materials of the vape. The clean flavour derived from the Nereus is hugely due to the food grade mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is glass which means it is inert. Therefore no chemical reaction occurs between the vapor as it passes through the glass and into the mouth.
Vaping at different temperatures also provided a nice variation in flavour. It was clear to me that the precise temperature function works well.
Ease of Use
The Nereus Nova is very easy to use with the power button being multifunctional. Charging time is just under two hours and will give you about an hours usage.
The performance side of this vaporizer scores super high as it’s very powerful for a portable vaporizer. With a wide range of temperatures at which to vape at puts the user in complete control. This provides great choice and versatility.
What’s in the Box
- Nova vaporizer
- Heat resistant glass mouthpiece
- Micro USB Charger
- Poika Dot cleaning tool
- User Manual
Final thoughts on the Nereus Nova Vaporizer
In my opinion, this dry herb vaporizer is a star in the making. Certainly up there with the best of them in terms of portable herbal vaporizers. Having the LCD screen on the bottom of the vaporizer is original and it works and presents the vaporizer as any regular vaporizer to the naked eye. This style may not be for everyone but for me it presented no problems.
The only thing that I suggest could be improved is a compartment for the mouthpiece when travelling with your vaporizer. It is removable but having somewhere safe to keep it with the vaporizer itself would be ideal. In saying that, these kind of design elements are reflective of an under £50 price tag and certainly by no means a deal breaker!
In respect to performance, this is where the Nova shines bright. The added features such as the precise temperature control, vibration feature means it’s a bargain for the price. However what is key to this device is that the vapor it produces is amongst the best I have seen in an affordable portable vaporizer. It’s no wonder that those who own a Nova dry herb vaporizer are happy vapers!
If you’re on a budget, or simply not want to spend a fortune on a premium vaporizer, this model is the way to go. The Nova dry herb vaporizer will appeal to all vapers at all levels.