The Arizer Air 2 has officially been announced and released on Arizer’s website! They haven’t started shipping them to customers or to stores, in fact we are still waiting for our review model, that is how fast Arizer moves. Here’s all the information we currently know about it.
Preview: Arizer Air 2
What We Know
Like I said in the introduction, the only official information from Arizer is just a few pictures on their website and the words, “Same small size, even BIGGER performance!” That may not seem like a whole lot, but you can tell a surprising amount from the pictures supplied.
The biggest change that we can confirm is that the Arizer Air 2 will have complete temperature control. There is a digital screen to display the temperature, along with up and down buttons to adjust it. The screen also provides a battery meter so you have a good idea of what your charge is at all times.
Like the Solo 2, the Air 2 also has three buttons now. Two are obviously for adjusting the temperature, the third one is a menu button just like we saw introduced on the Solo 2.
The Air 2 will still be powered by removable 18650 batteries and in fact that claim that the new batteries will now like 50% longer which is a massive improvement over the original Air.
As for color availability, it looks like you will get the same choice as the Solo 2, Carbon Black and Mystic Blue.
What We Can Speculate On
There’s almost certainly going to be improvements that a picture alone won’t be able to show, especially considering the fact that they’re advertising “BIGGER performance”. The question is what.
The first thing that comes to mind is a more powerful heater. Specifically, I’m guessing that the Air 2 will heat up much faster than the original. It would be great to see it heating up in 30 seconds or less like the Solo 2, but even 45 would be good.
The more I think about it, the more it seems that the improvements will mirror the improvements seen from the Solo to the Solo 2. With that in mind, I’m also thinking that the Air 2 will have improved airflow over the original. This may seem small, but it actually makes a huge difference to performance.
As of right now it looks like the Air 2 will cost $289 CAD, which is just $10 less than the Solo 2. We find this pricing quite interesting seeing as the original Solo and Air were much further from each other in terms of price.
Ultimately this will make the decision for you the customer a bit more difficult. Would you rather go with the Solo 2 which is a work horse with 3 hours of battery or the Air 2 which offers portability and swap-able batteries.
That’s everything we know about the Arizer Air 2. As soon as we get the Arizer Air 2 in our hands and have had a chance to test we will be sure to have a review up letting you know our final thoughts on Arizer’s latest release so be sure to check our blog often.