Connoisseurs who vaporize on the go want to make sure that they are getting the best experience possible. This is something we understand very well, so in today’s Vape Showdown, we are comparing two portable units to see which one comes out on top. In one corner, we have the Magic Flight Launch Box a fan favorite from Magic Flight in California. In the other corner, we have the Iolite V2 from Ireland. Let’s get started.
MFLB vs Iolite V2
The Magic Flight produces above average vapor. Your vapor is dependent on how long you hold the battery in. This requires a bit of practice but is manageable over time.
The Iolite produces good quality vapor. This unit has a patented catalytic converter that uses purified butane to efficiently heat your botanical. With this technology, you never have to worry about taking in butane when drawing your vapor or having it ruin the vapors taste. You can improve your vapor by picking up the optimizer accessory and you can get a consistent experience from the first use.
The Magic Flight has good manufacturing quality. It is made in California and has a lifetime warranty. The design is very simple and easy to use, so not a lot can go wrong. You do, however, want to be careful with the screens. They are fragile and can’t be replaced. But if you have any problems, the manufacturer will take care of you.
The Iolite is made well. All components that come in contact with heat are made with high quality stainless steel. The casing is made of plastic like material that is designed for safety. Previous generations have had their problems, but Iolite has taken steps to improve on them with this latest version.
Ease of Use
The Magic Flight is pretty easy to use but takes some practice to get the most out of it. You load your botanical and attach the mouthpiece. You then take your battery and push it into the unit. The Magic Flight heats up pretty quickly. You may have to use a finishing grinder on your botanical to get the best vapor possible.
The Iolite is very simple to use. All you need to do is fill it up with purified butane and your botanical in the appropriate areas, then flip the switch and click the button. All you have to do then is wait about 45 seconds before you can start vaporizing. Loading your botanical and fuel is easy and efficient and the auto shut off feature is also a nice feature that makes your experience hassle-free.
The Magic Flight is quite portable. It is powered by rechargeable batteries that are easy to carry around with you. If need be, you can charge and carry a bunch of batteries so you’re never caught unprepared.
The Iolite is very portable. It weighs 81 grams, making it very light and hard to notice when carrying it around. It uses purified butane, so you don’t have to worry about charging batteries all the time. You can get around 2 hours of continuous vaporizing when your butane is full. This design choice makes this unit ideal for camping and cottage trip.
The Magic Flight is very discreet. You can easily hide this unit in the palm of your hand. It becomes a little less discreet as soon as you put the battery in for use. This won’t take long but it is something to consider. You can make this unit even more discreet if you vaporize without the mouthpiece. The manufacturers refer to this as native style use.
The Iolite is quite discreet. It is small and looks similar to a smartphone in size and shape. You can easily fit this unit into your pocket as you carry it around on the go. It heats up quickly so you can limit the amount of time you have it out and about in plain view but it does make a hissing noise while in use. This could attract some unwanted attention if someone hears the hissing around you and can’t see where it’s coming from.
The Iolite vaporizes at one temperature, 195 degrees Celsius and that temperature can’t be altered by any means. The Magic Flight lets you change the temperature depending on how long you hold the battery in and how hard you draw from the unit. It isn’t super precise but it does give you some extra control over your temperature that the Iolite can’t provide.
We have had quite the battle today in our Vape Showdown. After careful consideration, our winner today is the Magic Flight Launch Box. It has superior manufacturing quality, portability and discreetness in the bag. You may want to pick up the Iolite if you are looking for a portable vaporizer with great ease of use and a power source that you don’t need to charge, but the MFLB is the overall winner for today.