The WISPR E is the latest vaporizer model from the Ireland-based manufacturer Iolite (formerly known as Oglesby & Butler). Normally known for butane-powered vaporizers, like the Iolite has produced fairly nifty devices for people who wanted a high-performing vape without relying on batteries or charging in general, most notably, their original WISPR. The WISPR E is the first battery-powered vaporizer from Ioilte, and we’ve been excited to check it out, but as with all products to grace our lips, we give it a fair amount of scrutiny. So, how careless is this WISPR? TVape gets down to it!
Review: WISPR E
How it Works
Once you actually get the chamber loaded, this is a fairly easy device to use. The filling chamber for the oven area is included in the mouthpiece, but this piece was not able to effectively transfer herbs, so you’ll likely just end up dropping them in as you would with a standard top-loading vaporizer.
Once you have the heating chamber filled, the one-button control does all the work for you; pressing and holding the button until it turns green will turn the unit on. The WISPR E will begin heating up after the next 2-3 minutes.
Unfortunately, there is not much temperature flexibility to speak of with the WISPR E. With just one button to cycle through a variety of temperatures, Iolite is trying to cover a fair amount of heating with the WISPR E.
During the warm-up, the temperature is intended to reach 190°C / 374°F and increases to 210°C / 410°F throughout the session duration. While there is an adapter available for concentrates, it does not seem like the WISPR E heats up enough to really make effective use of wax and other thicker extracts.
The vapor quality has improved a bit, but there’s a bit of a synthetic taste coming from the silicon straw. The vapor actually tastes pretty decent before the temperature heats up beyond the initial warm-up stage.
The temperature range goes through a decent range of flavors for the relatively uninitiated; try drawing slow from the straw for more flavor, and draw quicker for more power.
The all-plastic build of the WISPR E is never really ideal for a portable vaporizer. In particular, the chassis does not feel particularly stable, but (hopefully) should still be able to hold up to a drop or two.
There’s also a concentrate adapter available, although the heat of the WISPR E doesn’t really seem to go high enough to make best use of this feature. Overall, there are boxy type vaporizers with a bit more oomph in the performance department, like the Utillian 720 or Haze Dual V3; these will also allow you to use concentrates as well.
The battery should give upwards of 3 hours of non-continuous session life from a 2-3 hour charge, though this can be somewhat variable when put into practice.
Overall, you can expect around 8 – 10 sessions of a 10-minute duration, which is pretty decent as far as battery-powered portable vaporizers go.
The WISPR E has a flat, flask-type shape which should fit well enough in most pockets and bags. The WISPR E ends up looking a bit like a walkie-talkie, but I wouldn’t necessarily count on this working towards discreetness while the unit is in use.
The bendiness of the straw also helps it to stay secure in the pocket, though we wouldn’t necessarily recommend filling the chamber before throwing this guy in your pocket or bag. The very light build of the WISPR makes the pieces feel like they fit somewhat loosely together, so we would not be surprised if the chamber opened and leaked at some point.
If you are looking to make this unit even more portable we highly suggest picking up the Zeus Armor Case. This unit fits perfectly and there is enough space for the accessories, charger, as well as a custom spot for the Zeus Bolt Grinder. The case is splash resistant, odor resistant, and shock resistant offering a wide range of protection for this vaporizer.
The WISPR E uses just one button and does pretty much all the work for the user. Press and hold the main power button until the green light displays behind it, and the WISPR E will begin heating up. This will take around 2-3 minutes, as opposed to the 30-40 seconds of the butane-powered WISPR.
This makes for an easy device to just turn on and relax with over time. If you’re the type to set your vaporizer and forget it, the WISPR E will provide an acceptable session over the 10 minutes the unit is on before the auto-shutoff is engaged.
The WISPR E is a decent vaporizer for people just starting out with these kinds of devices. It won’t offer much else for anyone who has used more than one or two of these types of devices before, but it’s a simple unit for people to learn on. The design and vapor quality won’t exactly blow anyone away, but it’s a simple and easy session for those with low expectations.
If you’re interested in a similar build with more utility, then it’s worth it to pay a little bit more for better-performing unit like the Utillian 720 or Haze Dual V3 which can handle both herbs and extracts in their boxy little bodies.
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