ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer Review – The New & Improved Best-Selling Smite

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The first dry botanical vaporizer from ZEUSArsenal, the ZEUS Smite, took the market by storm. It quickly rose to become our best-selling unit and it has been praised by critics like iDigitalTimes and KnowTechie for its 3 hour battery life, ease of use and very affordable price point as a great starter vape. While the Smite was receiving feedback from both reviewers and connoisseurs, ZEUSArsenal was already responding by working on the second generation model which caters to those who want premium features in a great vape under $200. So, without further ado, we are very excited to bring you the exclusive first review of the new and improved Smite: The ZEUS Smite Plus Portable Vaporizer.

Review: ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer front review

Video Transcript
Let’s have a look at the Smite Plus Vaporizer. This unit is the new and improved version of the original Smite Vaporizer from the Canadian-based manufacturer ZEUSArsenal.

Inside the box you’ll find the Smite Plus vaporizer , one mouthpiece, one charger, two screens, one cleaning brush, one cleaning tool and if you order with us you can also choose to receive a free ZEUS Bolt grinder made of aircraft grade aluminum.

The first thing you’ll want to do with the unit is sterilize it. To do that, press the power button on the side of the unit 5 times quickly to turn on the unit. Use the up arrow button to bring the unit to its highest temperature, which is 222 degrees Celsius. The Smite plus will automatically begin to heat, so let the unit sit and run through a full cycle. After 5 minutes, the Smite plus will go into sleep mode, so to re-engage the unit, press any button once and then hold the power button for 3 seconds to start heating again. Repeat this process 3 more times to complete the sterilization. This will get rid of any of the manufacturing oils that may have gotten inside the unit as a result of putting it together.

Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to load your unit with freshly ground botanical. To grind up your botanical we always recommend using the ZEUS bolt grinder. The bolt grinder has been calibrated to grind up your botanical to the perfect consistency for vaporization. That means its fine enough to be properly vaporized inside of your unit, but not so fine that it fly’s through screens. To load your unit, slide the top lid over to expose the heating chamber. Using your ZEUS scoop, load freshly ground botanical into the heading chamber. Take the mouthpiece out from the bottom compartment of your unit, screw it in on top of the heating chamber and you are ready to vaporize!

The Smite plus vaporizer has precise temperature control which you can adjust to the individual degree by pressing the up arrow and down arrow buttons on the side of the unit. You can see the unit’s set and actual temperature on the LED screen and you can also flip between Celsius and Fahrenheit by pressing and holding the up and down arrow buttons at the same time for 3 seconds. The Smite plus can be set between 40 – 222 degrees Celsius and it will automatically begin heating to the last pre-set temperature when turned on. For best results, we recommend vaporizing between 190 – 210 degrees Celsius. Once the chamber is fully heated, the set temperature shown on the screen will match the actual temperature shown on the screen. This unit heats up super-fast and can reach its highest temperature in less than 30 seconds!

To wrap this unit up, I’d like to tell you guys about some of the key features of the Smite plus that make it such a stellar unit. The first is the Smite Plus’s precise temperature control. This unit offers you complete control over the type of vapor want, and connoisseurs who prefer either dense clouds or light flavourful draws will be fully satisfied by the Smite plus’s wide temperature range. The second is the Smite plus’s ease of use. This unit features separate function buttons and a crisp LED display. It’s easy to load, clean, charge and its simple functionality makes it the perfect vaporizer for both beginners and true connoisseurs alike. The third is the Smite’ plus’s battery indicator. This unit features a 4 bar battery indicator on the LED screen which tells you how much charge is left in your unit, with each battery bar representing about 25% of its 3 hour battery life. This is a great feature because you can always check to make sure you have enough battery life and never be caught without a charge.

The Smite is an excellent unit for those looking for a convenient, high-value vaporizer that’s easy to use and offers efficient, satisfying vapor time after time. I’m HollyJane for TorontoV TV. We hope you enjoyed this video and we hope you found it useful. And for all you connoisseurs out there, keep vapin!

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer digital controls

How it Works

Like the original, the Smite Plus’s mouthpiece is stored in a hidden compartment located at the bottom of the unit. Slide the bottom lid over and take out the mouthpiece. Slide the top lid over to reveal the heating chamber and load your botanical into the chamber so it is about 80% full, packing it down slightly. Screw the mouthpiece on top of the heating chamber. To turn the unit on, press the power button on the side of the unit 5 times quickly (in 2 seconds) and the LED will turn on and display ‘Summoning Smite’. Adjust the temperature to your liking by using the up and down arrow buttons on the side of the unit. The Smite Plus will automatically begin to heat. When the ‘actual’ temperature displayed on the screen matches the ‘set’ temperature, you are ready to enjoy your vapor!

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer digital temperature display

Temperature Flexibility

The Smite Plus has precise temperature control in the range of 40°C to 222°C. This is a very wide range and it really allows you to have complete control over the type of vapor you get with the Smite Plus. We recommend vaporizing between 190 °C -210 °C, however if your preference is for light, wispy and flavourful draws, you can try starting a little lower, say at 185 °C and vapor taste your way up in 2-3 degree increments. If you prefer thick, visible clouds, definitely start vaping at 210°C and you can work your way up all the way to the highest heat setting for dense draws that are sure to satisfy. The precise temperature control of the Smite Plus coupled with its LED digital display is a great premium feature which puts the Smite Plus’s temperature flexibility on par with much more expensive units, like the Mighty.

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer heating chamber close upVapor Quality

The great temperature flexibility of the Smite Plus really makes for satisfying vapor quality, no matter if your preference is for thick or thin draws. The Smite Plus also features a ceramic heating chamber which evenly vaporizes your botanicals and makes for consistent and efficient vapor production. The original mouthpiece that comes with the Smite Plus is made of high quality silicone and, unlike a lot of vaporizers that feature cheap plastic mouthpieces;, the Smite Plus’s mouthpiece does not taint the flavour of the vapor in anyway. For vapor that’s even more pure, we also recommend investing in the glass mouthpiece (sold separately) as it kicks up the vapor quality and is easier to clean than the silicone mouthpiece.

Now if you’re looking to get the best vaporization experience possible with the ZEUS Smite Plus we’d like to recommend pairing your unit with the new vapor cooling device from ZEUSArsenal, the ZEUS Iceborn. This revolutionary device actually increases the vapor quality of your Smite Plus by 2 points, dramatically cooling it down for smooth frosty draws. It’s also much more efficient than other filtration devices that use water, so you can get even bigger vapor clouds! Take a look!

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer with mouthpieceManufacturing Quality

The manufacturing quality of the original Smite was good, but the Smite Plus really kicks it up a notch with its optimized screens, higher quality plastic used for the lids and improved button quality. The unit still features its high quality aluminum shell which looks and feels quite nice, and its details such as the logo, “Z” shaped vending & crisp LED display are well attended to. The Smite Plus also features a new generation Lithium Ion battery, comes with extra screens and two cleaning tools, so you can keep your Smite Plus clean and maintained easily. The Smite Plus is also backed by a 1 year warranty, which is good to have, just in case!

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer digital display Battery Life

A major improvement of the ZEUS Smite Plus, over the original Smite, is its LED battery display. As mentioned, the Smite Plus features a new generation lithium ion battery which can estimate the amount of battery percentage left. This is then displayed on the LED screen represented by 4 bars, each representing about 25% of the battery left. The battery on the Smite Plus is also an outstanding 2 hours, which means not only will you be able to have many, many sessions without charging up, you will know when it’s time to get to the charger with a quick check of the display. The Smite Plus also has a 5 minute auto ‘sleep’ mode that further saves on battery life!

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer in handPortability

The Smite Plus is a great portable unit due to its compact size & shape. Because you can easily slip the mouthpiece into the compartment at the bottom of the unit, it’s the perfect unit to tote around in your pocket or bag without worry that pieces sticking out are going to get caught on things or break. The Smite Plus’s super long battery life coupled with its battery display also make it the ideal unit to take on the go because you won’t need to charge it for a while and when you do, you will know!

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer heating chamberEase of Use

The Smite Plus is quite intuitive to use. Turning on the unit is just a matter of clicking the power button 5 times and the up and down arrow buttons only control the temperature, making things super simple. The light on the inside of the heating chamber also makes loading, and checking in on your botanicals mid-session, a breeze. The digital display takes any guess work out of knowing what temperature you are vaporizing at and how much battery you have left. The Smite Plus is also super easy to clean and maintain because you really only need to take care of the heating chamber and the fully removable mouthpiece. For more info on how to clean the ZEUS Smite Plus, you can also check out our Cleaning Video here:

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer in a leather bagDiscreetness

The Smite Plus is a pretty discreet portable. It is jet black in color, and its LED display can easily be covered with one hand to minimize light leakage which could tip off the un-savvy. Its size and shape also make it easy to slip into a pocket on a moment’s notice, if needed. When vaporizing indoors or in more public places, you can opt to choose a lower temperature to minimize visible clouds and odor, making the Smite Plus a good choice for those looking to use and store their vape under-cover.

ZEUS Smite Plus Vaporizer package contentsOverall Experience

The ZEUS Smite Plus is an exciting addition to the ever-expanding ZEUSArsenal Collection and we were thoroughly impressed by the improvements which make the Smite Plus outshine other portables in its price range like the Arizer Air. It’s a great option for those who are looking for the premium features like an LED screen, battery indicator and precise temperature control offered by more expensive units like the Ascent, just in a more affordable package. The Smite Plus is now on the market, get yours here and Complete Your Arsenal.

Compatible with ZEUS Iceborn
This vaporizer is compatible with the ZEUS Iceborn, a revolutionary new vapor cooling system engineered by Canadian vape manufacturer ZEUSArsenal. The Iceborn is designed to produce cooler draws and bigger clouds when connected to your vaporizer. The vapour produced is ultra smooth and crisp and because of ice cooling, instead of water filtration, there is no loss of efficiency. The ZEUS Iceborn adds an additional 2 points to the vapor quality score of this vaporizer and is a highly recommended vaporizer accessory.

Stay tuned for more info on its imminent release and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date with all our contests, sales alerts and other fun stuff! Thanks for reading and as always, keep vapin’! ;)

 

8.7 Score

About Author

Milad is a gadget collector and master crafter extraordinaire. He loves taking things apart, marvel comics and 'Iron Man.'

15 Comments

  1. Canadian vape company used these survey results to develop a revolutionary new product – Maker of Zeus Smite Plus

  2. I have a zeus smithe for about 4 months now. There is something rattling around as if a screw is loose or something. What is it? Its still practically new since I’m not a daily vaper.

  3. i totally disagree..itis a piece of crap unit…after 3 five minute cycles you cannot hold it or breathe off it, it is way too hot…so how can you say it has a 3hr use…..you have to wait until it cools to reuse it.
    The air flow drops by 50% at least during the 2nd five min cycle.
    You cannot clean it entirely so it smells, the mouthpiece is so thin that you cannot clean it, there seems to be some kind of ceramic nugget inside the cap of the mouthpiece as per a post a came across while someone was trying to clean theirs, they took it apart ans broke it not realizing they were not to take that part apart. I emailed the company 3 diff email address off their page, plus left voice mail at every option on their line, and no one returned my contact, they never answer live. I bought my unit thru my local medical dealer and have buyers remorse, worst money I every spent. I cant smoke in my bldg so it was suggested. I did research and all reviews were 80% but I now think it is a crappy company who wrote the review themselves or got someone else to, most of the reviews are identical. very disappointed user. I am on a limited income on medical disability for hereditary disease. It sucked spending the money for something so useless.

    • Hey Karen, I’m sorry to hear you’re disappointed with the Smite. Let me try and address some of the issues you are having to improve your experience.

      Warm vapor is very common in portable units as there is not a lot of time/room for the vapor to cool down from the time it exits the heating chamber to the time it reaches your mouth. This is a very common problem and a recent survey actually revealed this is the number one pet peeve about vaporizers ( check out the survey here: http://torontovaporizer.ca/blog/the-mysterious-habits-of-vapers-survey-data/ ). So rest assured this is not a flaw in the Smite you received. We suggest you try vaporizing at a lower temperature or consider a vapor cooling device like the Iceborn ( http://torontovaporizer.ca/blog/zeus-iceborn-review/ ) to improve your experience if this is very bothersome for you.

      When we refer to 3 hours, we are not suggesting you use the Smite for 3 hours continuously, rather we are stating that the unit has a 3 hour battery life. :)

      Draw resistance can certainly impact your experience so I understand why you may be upset about this. Draw resistance is usually compromised when the screen develops a layer of botanical buildup over the course of your session. This is also very normal for most vaporizers and why we suggest brushing off the screen in between sessions when you are changing your herbs in the heating chamber.

      You can take the entire mouthpiece apart no problem and run a pipe-cleaner soaked with rubbing alcohol through the silicone part to dislodge any particles stuck in the pathway. If you would like more advice on cleaning the Smite Plus, please refer to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STkfvZGIdhQ.

      Which company did you email? Who you purchased from, ZEUSArsenal or us? If you can let us know we can help you get in contact with someone ASAP. We are sorry that you have not heard back, we would like to help resolve this.

      I can assure you that the customer reviews are genuine, from real customers, so I am sorry you feel otherwise. The Smite is our best selling unit and hundreds of connoisseurs North American wide are enjoying it for its long battery life, simple operation and ease of use.

      If we can assist you further and help make your experience with the Smite more enjoyable, please give us a shout: cs@torontovaporizer.com.

      :)

  4. Great product! I just received the smite + today and I got to try different herbs at different temperatures. I got surprised by the quality and the thickness of the vapor coming out of that little sucker. I think its easy to clean, very cheap for the quality of the materials, great instructions and really tasty with the use of my glass mouth piece. I highly suggest it to anybody that’s new or experienced in vaping that wants a discreet , efficient and affordable high quality vape sessions on the go! Only hiccup was with the down button, at first I thought it was stuck, couldn’t click it. But now that I figured out how it works and tried it a couple times, it clicks well. Weird. Enjoy the smite +, I am!

  5. My husband bought this for me for when I have to go out to a doctors appointment. It’s very discrete and fits nicely in my purse. I love the thick vapor I get from mine. I’ve had mine a while now and it’s done a great job. I love this as a portable vaporizer! Good job in creating this hard working vaporizer that actually does what it says it does. :-) It was a good investment! Thanks :-)

  6. I just received my Smite Plus, prompt shipping Thanks guy!
    Just a question though, I know it says battery life 2-3 hours.. First day I charged it, made sure it was full…
    I have used it twice now, about 15 min sessions, and batter has dropped to 2 bars… is this normal?
    I have my temp from 290 to 385. It seems like maybe I have a bad battery with such a low about of time used? Thanks

  7. Bought my Zeus Smite Plus around xmas 2015 and Im still puffing on it till this day! Best Purchase I could have made… Very discreet and compact and gets the job done. Make sure you invest in a glass mouth peice for ease of use and cleaning.

    One luv xo

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