Magic Flight Launch Box vs Flashvape Vaporizer, Vape SHOWDOWN (Video)

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Updated: July 22, 2013

The Flashvape Vaporizer and  Magic Flight Launch Boxwork in the same way, but offer completely different benefits. The Magic Flight is well known for its portability and discreetness, whereas the Flashvape is known for offering longer battery life and decent vapour quality compared to other vapes in its price class. Which one is the better buy? Here’s a comparison of the Magic Flight Launch Box vs Flashvape, so that you can decide what unit best meets your needs:

Comparison: MFLB vs Flashvape 

Magic Flight Launch Box vs Flashvape Vaporizer

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Vapour Quality




Magic Flight Launch Box

The Magic Flight produces above average vapor quality. Keep in mind that since the Launch Box is made to give you quick and discreet vapor, Vapor Quality is not the strength of this unit. What is the reason behind this? Well, the battery is short circuited into a thin copper frame and the resulting jump in temperature is then used to vaporize your botanicals. This only takes seconds, but the process is very uneven and as a result, makes it easier to burn your botanicals if you’re not paying attention. Of course you get used to the timing of how to use this unit and once you’ve got your system down, the vapour quality is decent for it’s size. 


Flashvape

The Flashvape has a ceramic heating chamber with a large flat surgical grade stainless steel screen. This allows the unit to cover more surface area and hence produces better vapor quality than the Magic Flight. Also, the airflow through the heating chamber is completely separate from the internal components, further contributing to the improved vapour quality.
Winner: [Flashvape] Larger heating chamber, separate airflow and higher quality heating chamber.

Manufacturing Quality




Magic Flight Launch Box

The Magic Flight is made in the US from carved wood (maple, cherry and walnut quality wood) and comes with a lifetime warranty. There is also a beautifully engraved poem on the back of every MFLB and each comes with their own unique serial number. Manufacturing defects are also next to zero, as Magic Flight has very stringent quality standards to ensure consumer satisfaction. At the end of the day, that means you are guaranteed to get a great working product, for life. The unit is also super simple, making it durable and less likely to breakdown over time (because little can go wrong with it). The MFLB batteries are also great quality, light weight and quickly rechargeable. And in the off chance that you run into problems with your MFLB, Magic Flight has no problems replacing it with a new one (provided the issue is not due to physical damage of course). 


Flashvape

The Flashvape uses the same simple system as the Magic Flight, so it should also be relatively break-proof. The body is made of precision machined aluminum alloy and the heating chamber is made of ceramic. In terms of robustness, this unit can likely withstand a beating. Though the Flashvape is made of more robust materials, the design, precision and care taken in manufacturing the MFLB is superior to that of the Flashvape. Each MFLB is carved from quality wood and is carefully constructed and pieced together. Magic Flight is also very conscious of their customer’s needs. Every one of their releases go through rigorous development phases to ensure that their product exceeds customer’s expectations. So while we say the MFLB is super simple, there is a lot of complexity hidden behind its simple design. Each MFLB represents the effort of many skilled craftsman, and encompasses more than a week of effort from start to finish.
Magic Flight Launch Box

Winner: [MFLB] Durable, high quality, beautiful, complex design made to appear truly simple.

Temperature Flexibility




Magic Flight Launch Box

The Magic Flight is controlled by pressing a battery against the heating element to complete the circuit. The length of time you hold the battery in place changes the heat, but that’s the only control you get over the system. Experienced users generally figure out how to work the Launch Box, after a relatively slow learning curve. That is standard with all battery powered vaporizers that don’t offer temperature control. The Flashvape is no different in this regard.


Flashvape

The Flashvape works by holding down a button for a while to produce vapor. Like the Magic Flight, the only way of adjusting the temperature is based on how long you hold down the button and how fast you draw from the unit. This is relatively difficult to explain, but the Launch Box how it works video on the product page can shed some light on how to manage temperature (click here for the Launch Box Product Page and here for the Flashvape Product Page).

Winner: [Tie] Both units are basic when it comes to temperature flexibility and use the same system.

Portability




Magic Flight Launch Box

This is what the Magic Flight was designed for. The whole point of it being so tiny and simple is so that you can just take it, vape and go. Each battery only holds enough charge for about 2 to 3 vaping sessions, but if you anticipate vaping for longer periods, you can just bring along a couple of extra pre-charged batteries. 


Flashvape

The Flashvape is too large to carry around. It is as large and heavy as a XL flashlight. You could technically take it with you, but it’s clunky and not the most functional vape for on the go use. This is especially true when compared to units like the MFLB that completely disappear in your pocket. One portable benefit that the Flashvape does offer is longer battery life (because the batteries are Lithium Ion and larger). Each one should last about twice as long a Magic Flight battery would. But at the end of the day portability is about more than just battery life. Essentially, the Flashvape performs better indoors, while the small size of the MFLB gives it an edge when used outdoors, which is of course key for this category. So, the MFLB takes the cake because it is lighter, smaller and easier to carry around.
Magic Flight Walnut
Winner: [Magic Flight] Matchbox size, light weight and super easy to use on when out and about.

Discreetness




Magic Flight Launch Box

Again, the tiny size of the Magic Flight makes it amazingly discreet. You can hide it in your fist when vaporizing in public. If you remove the drawing stem it’s even stealthier and because it is completely silent and omits very little smell, this vape scores high on the discreetness scale. 


Flashvape

The Flashvape is easily identifiable as a vaporizer when in use. When not in use it otherwise just looks like a Darth Vader style light saber. Regardless of how you use it though, it is anything but discreet, making it more of an at-home unit than a portable. That being said, it’s obvious the MFLB wins this round too. Discreetness is one of the MFLB’s major selling points. In fact if discreetness if your number 1 priority in finding a vaporizer, we’d recommend checking out our Top Discreet Vaporizers post, to get a better feel for what kind of stealthy vapes are on the market. 
Magic Flight Discreetness
Winner: [Magic Flight] Tiny, odourless and silent, with the ability to vaporize without a drawing stem.  

Vape SHOWDOWN

The Magic Flight and the Flashvape take the same heating mechanism and do seriously different things with it. The clear winner is the MFLB in this showdown because you get a better quality, more durable product. There’s a reason why Magic Flight has been in this business for years and has amassed such a huge, loving following. The MFLB fan base is substantial, which only goes to show that quality products built with care and the end consumer’s needs in mind, will not only last, but grow.

At the end of the day, these are both great vapes, but as you can see, serve entirely different purposes. If you want more of a portable vape, that is super discreet and great quality, the MFLB is the way to go. If instead you want an easy to use vaporizer that can be portable around the house, that gets the job done and is reasonably priced, definitely consider the Flashvape.

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Take Care & Keep Vapin':
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Milad is a gadget collector and master crafter extraordinaire. He loves taking things apart, marvel comics and 'Iron Man.'

2 Comments

  1. magic flight warranty is the greatest.they will replace the unit even if you cause the damage.they now cover the screen in there warranty.the power adapter has lifetime warranty .which other vaporizer has a this kind of warranty? none!!

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