The FocusVape is a pen-style vaporizer designed for dry herbs and manufactured by iFocus Technology. There have been a lot of new vaporizers being introduced over the past couple of years, so you are forgiven if you assume this is just another manufacturer trying to make some money off of their current popularity.
The truth is that the FocusVape is actually pretty innovative, offering a blend of features that we have never seen in a single vape before. It works very well, delivering smooth vapor with good flavor. One of the features that we love is the adjustable airflow, which really lets you customize the experience to your exact preferences.
Update: iFocus has also released the FocusVape Pro, the design and functionality of the Pro is the same as the original FocusVape but it features an LED display and precise temperature control. This gives users a bit more control over their vapor quality when compared to the original Focusvape while offering the same great quality and feel. The Pro also does not include the external battery charger, it simply charges through micro USB.
Review: FocusVape Vaporizer
The FocusVape turns on with four clicks of the power button, and then temperatures options are toggled through by clicking the same button an additional two times. The heating chamber is accessed by removing the mouthpiece, which easily screws back into place.
Speaking of the mouthpiece, there is an additional accessory that adapts the FocusVape for use with water pipes. The adapter is tapered, meaning it can be used with multiple stem sizes. Even if you don’t plan on using this, it’s a pretty cool option to come with the base unit.
As mentioned above, the airflow control is also a really useful feature. It works by twisting a piece in the middle of the vaporizer that uncovers holes as you move it. You can choose to have between one and three holes active at a time. This will affect draw size, vapor temperature, and draw speed. If you aren’t familiar with other portable vaporizers, this may not seem like a big deal to you, but experienced vape users can attest to the fact that there are many otherwise great units that suffer from overly restricted airflow.
There are six temperature presets on the FocusVape, giving you a range of 180-220° Celcius (356-428°F). This range is wide enough that you should be able to find a level that you enjoy, as even the lowest setting is able to extract pleasant flavor and visible clouds. You can learn more about vaporizing temperatures here. While extended use at the highest setting may cause combustion, a single session does not appear to cause any problems like this.
Vapor quality is better than we were expecting. Pen-style vaporizers are a popular choice for manufacturers because it’s easy to get them made cheap, so there are a lot of them on the market that aren’t all that great at actually delivering good vapor. The vapor that the FocusVape puts out is smooth and flavorful, and the temperature isn’t bad either.
The quality of this vaporizer is definitely above average, with well-machined parts and high quality materials. The mouthpiece is glass, the heating chamber is ceramic, and the exterior cover is made from a silica gel that is both heat and scratch resistant.
This unit also seems built to last. The only piece that is even remotely fragile is the glass mouthpiece, but you get 2 of them with the unit so you are covered in case an accident happens.
The FocusVape uses a 2500mAh LG High Drain battery, which will give you great battery life. The battery is also removable, meaning you can purchase extras to swap in when the other dies.
There are two ways to charge the battery, either by plugging a charger into the unit itself or by removing the battery and placing it in a charging base. The FocusVape even comes with pass-through charging abilities, which means you can use your vape while it is plugged in! Our only complaint is that the unit does seem to take a long time to charge, we found roughly 4 – 5 hours when completely dead.
Portability is exactly what you would expect. It’s not the smallest vape on the market, but it’s small enough that you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding somewhere to carry it. The relative durability of this unit also means you won’t have to worry all that much about breaking it while you are carrying it around in your bag or pocket. The ability to keep extra batteries makes this a great option for people who take extended trips away from electricity, like hiking and camping adventures.
With just one button and not a lot of moving parts, the FocusVape is very easy to use. You’ll want to experiment with temperature levels and airflow settings when you first get it to find your own individual sweet spot, but once you do the vape has an internal memory that allows it to automatically revert to the last temperature setting used. There’s even vibration alerts that will let you know when the unit has fully heated!
This is a category where pen vapes do notoriously well, and this is also true of the FocusVape. The size and shape of this particular vaporizer is a lot like many of the others on the market, which has the effect of allowing them to just blend in. It’s a little too big to completely hide in your hand, but you can always slip it into a pocket if the need arises.
This is a great vaporizer and definitely a good buy for the money. While pen vapes are a dime a dozen these days, the FocusVape manages to blend a unique range of features into a very effective package that helps set it apart from its competitors.
Some of the coolest features are the adjustable airflow and the tapered water pipe adapter. Besides these, the unit covers all the base functionality you would expect from a vaporizer while delivering smooth and flavorful vapor.
We have no problem recommending the FocusVape and if you are looking to pick one up you can get yours here, but always make sure to research and do your due diligence. If you are interested in checking out units that are slightly cheaper or more expensive, start by checking out the ZEUS Smite and the ZEUS Smite+. If you are looking specifically for a pen vape that can handle dry herbs, there’s also the V2 Pro Series 7, which can be used with concentrates as well.