The popularity of vaping as the primary method of use for cannabis has increased significantly over the past few years, with recent studies indicating that a majority of cannabis smokers (61%) have utilized this method. When surveyed, many cited the good taste, optimal effects, and satisfying experience that vaping cannabis can provide.
The addition of cannabis smokers to an already burgeoning consumer group has led vaping manufacturers to up their competitiveness via continuous innovation. The following are just a few technological advances to watch out for.
Coil-Free Vaping Devices
Most current devices contain coils made of resistance wire. An electrical current heats this coil up, transforming vape juice into vapor. Unfortunately, these coils often need to be replaced and sometimes, the taste of the juice can be a little burnt. Early in 2022, a new vaping chip was developed.
Made with ultrasonic technology, it vibrates three million times per second, turning the juice into a soft cloud of vapor. The particles in this vapor are tinier and are therefore able to deliver the product more efficiently. Moreover, users never need to worry about the unpleasant flavor that burnt coils can produce.
Ubiquitous connectivity is a fact of daily life, and most of us enjoy the ability to connect various devices (including our cars and home intelligence systems) with our smartphones.
Smart vaping pens passively monitor your cannabis consumption (measuring your dosage and frequency of use), while also tracking the feelings generated and taking note of how many doses are required to produce those sensations). You can then therefore choose the exact dose of cannabis you need to provide relief and/or enjoyment.
Children can be incredibly capable when it comes to working out how technology works, so if you vape, keeping your pen childproof is key if you have little ones in the house. A handful of savvy brands have created child-resistant pens with an integrated safe locker and oil isolation technology.
The safe locker is twistable and the design of the pen is so discreet it probably won’t attract much attention from anyone except the user.
Improved Pod Systems
In the recent past, most cartridges were large and systems relied on 510 thread batteries. Today, pod systems are portable and discreet so that far less juice is wasted. This system can also be charged via a universal USB port, so that you don’t have to wait too long before it is fully charged.
Ultra Fine Devices
In January this year, vaping producer, SMOORE, held a livestream event to announce that it had developed an ultra-thin ceramic coil vape pod solution that would benefit design, flavor, and heating capabilities. The reason fine and mini vapes are so popular is that they are capable of creating room-filling clouds while operating at a low wattage and consuming less battery power.
In general, mesh coils have been used in mini vape mods because they have the same surface area as coils with a much lower mass. However, the development of ultra-fine coils leads to ultra-efficient devices that reduce the emission of heavy metals by almost 79%.
When combined with a temperature control layer and thermal conductivity, the emission of aldehydes and ketones can drop by almost 81%. SMOORE’s new system boasts three layers of composite materials that optimize energy. A porous thermal resistance layer stops heat from escaping, while an electro layer reduces wasteful energy consumption.
Moreover, the new coil vape pod solution has a ‘shock-wave mode’ that sends delicate vibrations to users, so they can feel greater resonance every time they inhale.
Fewer things can be more annoying for vape users than losing their precious juice to leakage. New vaping devices contain leakage-proof technology that contains an enhanced capillary structure. It also boasts a cutting-edge choke valve that stops condensation in its tracks. Finally, the addition of an ultra-absorbent lock layer can prevent e-liquids from splashing.
Pure Stainless Steel Blades
As mentioned above, most conventional vape devices are still based on a coil-and-wick system. Companies are constantly battling to find more efficient means of heating and vaporizing liquid, and lowering the number of toxins ants in vapor products. iSwitch has created a stainless steel blade that does away with the need for a coil-and-wick.
A dedicated capillary system constantly feeds the system, so it never becomes dry and does not overheat or cause ‘dry-wicking’. The latter occurs when coil-and-wick systems are overused or misused, resulting in the formation of toxic byproducts such as carbonyls.
Vaping has enjoyed a big boom in popularity, with customers using their systems to vape everything from cannabis to nicotine and even totally nicotine-free products. Innovative technology that is making systems more attractive include coil-free devices (which totally remove the need for coils) and ultra-thin ceramic coil vape pod solutions. These deliver a vaping experience that is safer, more pleasant, and longer-lasting.
Top companies are also working to make products last longer by reducing the chance of leakage. They are prioritizing novel systems that eliminate the chance of dry-wicking. Doing so reduces the number of toxins produced during the process of vaping.
New pens are also smarter; they are able to ‘read’ users’ ideal dosages, so they don’t have to play guessing games every time they pull out their pen. Vaping systems are additionally savvier when it comes to child safety. Finally, newer devices are smaller and more portable, and they enable consumers to avoid juice wastage.