Most of today’s popular desktop vaporizers are pretty complicated and have huge control panels that can be intimidating for new vapers. But the Hot Box is different. It’s very simple and intuitive without all the bells and whistles that make other models complicated. It turns on and off with a single switch and best of all, it’s really affordable so you can start using a desktop vaporizer without spending a ton of money in the process.
I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting a lot from this vaporizer when I first looked at it. The Hot Box is much less expensive and it seemed almost too simple when I took it out of the box. But after I tried it, I changed my mind and decided that it’s actually a great option. The design is sturdy and actually pretty trendy and modern looking. I though the chrome heating component added to the experience and gave me a cleaner taste. Even if you are new to vaping with a whip, you will get the hang of it really quickly using the Hot Box.
Of course, there are a few drawbacks to such a simple design. The thing that really bothered me most was that it takes quite a while to heat up. It usually took about ten minutes to reach the temperature needed to start vaping. While that’s not terrible, it’s still quite a bit more than some higher end units that can heat up in under a minute. I also felt like the whip was a little stiff. It didn’t seem to make any difference in performance, but it wasn’t quite as comfortable as some of the whips I’ve tried with other units.
Another drawback is the one-dial design. While I loved the simplicity, I didn’t like that I had no control over the temperature. It’s not very customizable and the casing got really hot after I vaped for a while. After several uses, I found myself really wishing I could tweak the temperature just a little.
All things considered, I still recommend the Hot Box if you want a whip style vaporizer that is simple and easy to use. It’s affordably priced and offers a pretty good overall performance. While it’s not in the same ball park as the Volcano or Herbalizer, it is still satisfying and will be the perfect choice for vapers on a tight budget.