If you are looking for a desktop vaporizer with more versatility, the Arizer Extreme Q is a good choice. This model has a really attractive design with a tapered cylinder that rests on a glowing plate. On the front side, there is a digital display so you can easily monitor your temperature settings and see the actual temperature in real time. You can use the Arizer Extreme Q in several different ways. The unit comes with a bag attachment, a whip (long tube), and a bowl.
This vaporizer is really simple to set up and use. Just place your herb into the main bowl and then set it on the heating element. Next, attach the bag on top and turn it on. Set your temperature, turn on the fan, and inflate the bag. That’s it… you are ready to vape! The best part of the Arizer Extreme Q is the versatility. By using the bag, you get low-temperature vapor that is perfect for vaping with friends. But when you are vaping alone, you can just use the whip and avoid the hassle of using the big bag. It really gives you the best of both worlds.
Unfortunately, there is one big drawback to this unit. It has a lot of small glass pieces that could easily break. If you tend to be a clumsy vaper, you will need to be cautious with the Arizer Extreme Q. The good news is that Arizer offers a 3-year warranty so if you do drop a glass piece, you can have it replaced without much hassle.
When I first ordered this vaporizer, I thought it was a little strange that the unit comes with a remote control for setting the temperature and fan speed. Why do you need a remote if you will have to get up to inhale? Once I actually used this vaporizer, it made more sense. Because it takes a few minutes to heat up, you can switch it on with the remote and give it time to warm up before you go over to the unit and start vaping. So it turns out that the remote is actually a really great feature that sets Arizer Extreme Q apart from competitors!
When I took the Arizer Extreme Q for a test drive, I had pretty good results. It reached the temperature setting quickly and maintained it consistently. While I prefer the Volcano design that is easy to pass between friends, this model was still good. I just thought it was a little annoying that you had to hold your finger over the hole on the glass piece because it made sharing a tiny bit more complicated. It wasn’t a huge deal, but it was something that I definitely noticed.
The Arizer Extreme Q is really well made. It comes with a heavy duty power pack that plugs into a three prong outlet. There are also a lot of different accessories included when you first open it up. You get a remote control, two mouth pieces, two bowls, a nice stirring tool made from glass, extra screens, two balloons, a three-foot whip, and a potpourri dish. While it doesn’t come with a battery pack, you can purchase one separately for about $100. It isn’t really necessary unless you plan to take the vaporizer with you while camping.
One of my favorite things about this model is the noise level. Some vaporizers have loud fans, but the Arizer Extreme Q is very quiet even when you have the fan running on the highest setting. I also loved that you could tweak the temperature with ease and it reaches your set temperature within about 30 seconds.
While versatility is a huge benefit for this unit, it could also be considered a pitfall by more advanced vapers. It performs well with the balloon or the whip, but if you have one preferred method, you might find a different vaporizer that is more specifically designed around that style. All things considered, I think this model is a good starter option. It lets you try multiple vaping methods and then once you really know what you like best, you can purchase another vaporizer that is more advanced and specialized.