ZEUS Smite Vaporizer Review

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ZEUS Arsenal’s first offering to the vaporizer world, the Thunder, was a pen-style unit that was well received by critics like Trend Hunter and customers alike. This time, they’ve brought a portable dry botanical vaporizer to the table: the ZEUS Smite! This little unit is compact and delivers quite the punch for its size. So let’s jump into the review to see what this new unit can do!

Review: ZEUS Smite Vaporizer

ZEUS Smite Vaporizer Review

Video Transcript

What’s up everyone? This is Keagan for TorontoV TV. Let’s have a look at the Smite, the newest portable vaporizer from ZEUSArsenal, the makers of the Zeus Thunder Pen style vaporizer. First I’ll tell you what’s in the package then we’re getting to how it works.

Inside the package you’ll find the Zeus Smite portable vaporizer, a mouthpiece, a charger, two spare screens, a cleaning brush, a packing tool and if you order with us you can also choose to receive a Zeus Bolt Grinder made of aircraft-grade aluminum.

The first thing you’re going to want to do is to sterilize the unit. To do that pull the mouthpiece out of the bottom compartment of the unit and screw it down to the top. Once you screw that on press the power button five times to turn the unit on. Now that the unit is on, press and hold the power button to change the temperature up. You’re going to want to do this twice until the LED in the power button is glowing red to indicate that it’s at the max temperature. Now let it sit as it heats up. Once it heats up to temperature it’ll keep going for about five minutes until the auto shut-off kicks in and it turns the unit off. You want to let the unit go through three cycles to fully sterilize the unit and get rid of all the manufacturing oils that may have gotten into the unit as a result of putting it together.

To load your vaporizer you’re going to need two things. The first thing is freshly ground botanical. For grinding up your botanical we suggest always using the Zeus Bolt Grinder. It’s been calibrated to grind up your botanical to that perfect consistency. That means its fine enough to be efficiently vaporized inside of your unit but not so fine that it falls through the screens. Next we’re going to need to unscrew the mouthpiece to expose the heating chamber. Once you’ve done that simply take your botanical and fill your heating chamber up to the top of the surrounding heating element. Once you’ve done that screw the mouthpiece back on and set your temperature to the desired setting.

To set the temperature while the unit is on simply press and hold the power button until the LED in the power button changes colors to indicate that the new temperature has been set. The unit has three temperature settings. Blue indicates that the unit’s at a 196 °C, purple indicates that the unit’s at 204 °C, and the red indicates that the unit is at 212 °C. Once your unit has been loaded and the temperature has been set, simply wait for the LED in the power button to stop flashing and glow a solid color. This indicates that the unit has reached the said temperature. Next just take slow, steady draws from the mouthpiece to enjoy your vapor. The unit will turn itself off after five minutes. To continue your session simply press and hold the power button and reset your temperature.

To wrap this video up I’d like to tell you guys about some of the impressive features of the Zeus Smite portable vaporizer. The first are its temperature settings. Because the temperature settings cover such a wide range of temperatures, this units can satisfy fans of thinner more flavorful vapor, while also satisfying fans of thicker satisfying vapor. The second is that this unit is really easy to use. Because of its one button design this unit makes it easy for any connoisseur to pick up this unit and start with their vaporizing session quickly and easily.
The third is that this unit delivers a great bang for your buck. Because this unit is such a great all-around performer you can be sure that every dollar you spend on this unit will be well worth it.

The Zeus Smite vaporizer is a great vaporizer for any kind of Sir who’s looking for really good all-around portable vaporizer that’s easy to use and still very convenient to carry around with them.

I’m Keagan for TorontoV TV. We hope you enjoyed this video and we hope you find it useful. And for all you connoisseurs out there: “Keep vaping!”

How it Works

How It Works

The Smite’s mouth piece is hidden in a compartment on the bottom of the unit. Just slide the panel over to open the compartment and pull the mouth piece out. Next, load your botanical into the heating chamber in the top of the unit that’s also hidden behind a sliding panel before screwing the mouthpiece onto the top of the unit. Finally, press the power button 5 times in 2 seconds to turn it on, and once the heating chamber reaches temperature you can start enjoying your vapor!

Temperature Flexibility

Temperature Flexibility

The Smite has some pretty good temperature flexibility despite it not having a digital display or more than 1 button. Once the unit is on, you can cycle through the pre-determined temperature settings by holding the power button for 3 seconds. This will move you up through the temperature settings until you reach the max, at which point changing the temperature will bring you back to the first setting. The unit’s set temperature is indicated by a coloured LED in the power button – blue is 196 Celsius, purple is 204 Celsius, and red is 221 Celsius.

Vapor Quality

Vapor Quality

As we mentioned before, this unit has a surprising amount of temperature flexibility. This helps connoisseurs of all sorts get vapor that’s as thick and satisfying or as thin and flavorful as they’d like! The ceramic heating chamber and mouth piece don’t impart any strange or unpleasant flavors in the vapor, so the flavor is pure and pleasant while the length of the mouth piece helps to give the vapor some time to cool off before reaching your mouth.

Now if you’re looking to get the best vaporization experience possible with the ZEUS Smite 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 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!

Manufacturing Quality

Manufacturing Quality

The unit seems to have been well made. The shell feels like high quality metal and all the details have been well attended to. The ZEUS logo as well as the Z-shaped vending at the top of the unit give the unit a nice, unique feel and look like they were well executed. The sliders that hide the compartments at the top and bottom of the unit all feel smooth and nice and take care of their functions well without issue. The light inside the heating chamber is also a really nice touch and makes it really easy to see your botanical as you load it in and even lets you easily check the status of your botanical mid-way through a session without any hassle. To top it off, the company is also backing it with a 1 year warranty so you won’t have to worry about it failing on you soon.

Battery Life

Battery Life

The battery life of the Smite was where the unit really impressed us. It’s usually considered pretty amazing if a vaporizer has the ability to continuously vaporize for about 2 hours. The Smite shattered all our expectations with an astounding 3 hours of continuous use. No other portable unit we’ve tested has been able to pull this feat off, and an impressive showing like this means you’ll be able to go quite a while before you need to plug this unit in to recharge.

Portability

Portability

Being nice and small is always an awesome advantage when it comes to portable units. This unit happens to be nice and compact because of its ability to store the mouth piece in the bottom slider. The rectangular shape with the rounded edges coupled with the light weight make it easy to slip this unit into your pocket and take it with you almost anywhere and the 3 hour battery life means you won’t have to worry about having to charge this unit when you’re out on the go.

Ease of Use

Ease of Use

This unit is really easy to use. It’s only got one button on it which means engaging with the unit is a simple matter of different pressing combinations to engage different functions. Turning it on and off is 5 presses in 2 seconds and changing the temperature is just a matter of holding the button for 3 seconds until the LED in the power button changes colour. It’s easy to use, quick to get started with and a pleasurable experience as a result!

 

Discreetness

Discreetness

The Smite makes great use of its colour to keep it from being too obvious, even when it’s in use. The LED’s might attract some attention in really dark places, but the size of the unit let you hide it pretty easily in your hand to keep the light leakage to a minimum. The adjustable temperature also means you can turn the temp down so that the vapor is less obvious to those around you.

Overall Experience

Overall Experience

It looks like ZEUS has another unit of amazing value on their hands with the Smite. It’s nice and small, easy to use, has good temperature control and amazing better battery life to boot. It may not be the most unique unit out there in terms of it’s functionality, but it provides a good and consistent experience across the board. This is a great unit for any connoisseurs who are just starting out in the vaporizing world and are looking for a no-fuss unit that can provide them with reliable, well rounded and long lasting performance in a small package. With the best value to performance ratio we’ve seen in a while, we highly recommend grabbing this unit. And if you get the ZEUS Smite from us you’ll also receive free shipping and a free ZEUS Bolt grinder too! Talk about a sweet deal.

What the Critics Are Saying

“It’s a rugged, affordable design with a great mouthpiece and nice, even combustion.” AskMen
“If you’re looking for your first loose-leaf vaporizer, you won’t find a better deal than the Smite.” WWeek
“The Zeus Smite and the Zeus Bolt exceeded any and all expectations I had, they are amazing.” BroBible
 

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.

So what do you think, fellow connoisseurs? What’s your favorite ZEUS Arsenal product?

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7.8 Score

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

30 Comments

  1. The Zeus Smite looks like a solid build and the best of their line-up. It has a 3 hour battery life, 3 pre-set temperatures, hidden mouthpiece storage, and high quality materials. I really like the simplicity of this and the portability. 3 colors of LED to tell you the temp and power switch setting that prevents accidentally powering on the unit while on the go. Excellent write-up by the way!

  2. So far I like the Zeus Grinder the best bc thats all I have but after reading this blog it look like I might need to get the Smite to add to the collection. Thanks Toronto Vape always keeping us informed on the latest and greatest in vaping!

  3. I don’t see a date but this must be a pretty recent review. How does this compare to the Arizer Solo or Ascent? Will there be ratings numbers in your 8 categories? Thanks..

  4. my fave is the Zeus vortex grinder, but have the Thunder, Temple, (LOVE those!) also the Torch, and Bolt. Will be waiting for the Smite expectantly.

  5. My Smite arrived today just 24 hours after I ordered it. I am extremely impressed with everything about it, including the packaging (looks like it was designed by Apple) lol. I also didn’t realize Zeus was a Canadian company until after I ordered, its great to do business locally. Also the folks and service at Toronto Vaporizer are second to none! Aaron O, Miranda, and of course Claire do an amazing job, whoever is responsible for running this place knows what they’re doing…are they hiring? :p lol I will definitely be a repeat customer and recommend to all my pals.

  6. I received my Zeus Smite a couple of days ago and I have to say I’m very impressed. I did a bit of research before my purchase as this is my first vaporizer and I didn’t want just any old thing. I did some checking of other vaporizers online and read many reviews of different products. I watched the video on the Smite on your website and I was sold. Let me say it’s worth every penny. It fits nicely in my hand and is super easy to use. It’s certainly well made and feels it when you hold it. I like that it can stand on it’s own as well so that I don’t have to keep it in my hand. It’s great to have a couple of temperature settings to choose from. I like the auto shut-off feature as I have been known to forget to turn things off. So all in all I’m very happy with my purchase! :)

  7. I purchased a Smite recently, and am so far find it is a great unit. Most of my use is out doors, and I like the portability and ease of use. Easy to load and clean, very nice vap, great battery.. I have owned a few vapourizers over the last few years and the Zeus Smite is better than most. A bargain at its price. Hopefully it will keep performing over time

  8. Alec Ray Sherman on

    I LOVE my Smite! Such a great product & gets the job done better than I could have asked. The screen on the mouthpiece needs a good cleaning once in a while so maybe adding that aspect into the how-to videos might be helpful, but other than that it’s a great product & I highly recommend it. 5 stars for sure.

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