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Iolite Portable Vaporizer Review

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Buy the Iolite portable vaporizer for $155.99

It is manufactured by Oglesby & Butler who have been creating gas powered tools since 1984 and are located in Carlow, Republic of Ireland.

The iolite vaporizer is a small, hand held vaporizer of mainly plastic (zenite) construction with a stainless steel herb chamber. The iolite is regarded as one of the best portable vaporizers on the market with 1000s sold in just a couple of years.

The Wispr vaporizer is the new and improved model to the Iolite vaporizer produced by the same manufacturer.

The iolite vaporizer only uses FDA approved food and medical grade plastics. This adheres to the ISO: 9001 -2001 quality guidelines.

The iolite uses a similar temperature controller to the Volcano vaporizer.

The iolite has a patented flameless gas catalytic conversion heating system and thermostatic temperature gauge. You fill the iolite with gas just like you would with a refillable gas lighter. Then once the iolite is switched on it initiates a catalytic reaction between butane and oxygen, to give heat, it is claimed, within 45 seconds.

The catalytic conversion makes the gas become completely inert; there is an exhaust system in place to expel any leftover butane simply as water.

  • Direct inhalation vaporizer direct from the small straw
  • Portable, hand held only 2.8 oz / 81 grams
  • Static temperature, not adjustable
  • Plastic (zenite), stainless steel
  • Stainless steel mouthpiece
  • Heat system is via butane, no heat element as such
  • Built in Ireland
  • No batteries but requires gas refills like a refillable lighter would. iolite recommend using gas refills from lighter brands: Vector, Colibri, Newport, Dunhill, Braun, Xikar, and Power with ’5x refined’ being the best quality – these cost about $10 for a 320 ml bottle.
  • Use time is claimed to be 120 minutes per refill
  • Patented design www.faqs.org/patents/app/20100024834
  • The iolite herbal vaporizer offered by Oglesby & Butler comes with a two year warranty

iolite claim that there is a thermostatically controlled bi-metal (what is bi-metal?) regulator which maintains a consistent temperature of 374 ° F (190 °C).

iolite claim that 374 ° degrees Fahrenheit (190 ° degrees centigrade) is the perfect temperature for vaporizing “your blend” but we would suggest that the lack of temperature control could be an issue and we know that marijuana, or more specifically cannabinoids, will usually begin to vaporize at 285 °F (140 °C) through to 392 °F (200 °C).

The iolite cordless vaporizer is truly a portable vaporizer. It lasts up to two hours on a single refill and is made by a company with 25 years’ experience in the ‘gas tools’ industry.

If you would like to find out more about the Iolite portable vaporizer or purchase this vaporizer at the lowest price, please visit this site.

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  • Chris
    September 25, 2014 at 10:04 am
    Rating
    Ease of Use 8
    Time to Heat Up 8
    Efficiency6
    Vaporizer Quality10

    Pocket vape works like a charm
    Chillin’ with my cuz, mega good vape, fits in pocket and works like a charm. My cuz thought it woz a lighter at first, lol. But seriously cool vape. Readin through the comments… why does anyone think this is meant to burn weed instead of vaping?

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  • Nick
    September 25, 2014 at 10:05 am
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    Ease of Use 6
    Time to Heat Up 4
    Efficiency8
    Vaporizer Quality8

    Another one that didn't work for me
    This needs constant refilling of butane (and I don’t smoke a lot…two to three hits)…so as a portable it’s not practical! You would have to bring a can of butane with you too. Then I have to press the button many times to get it to ignite, and it’s just getting worse. What a waste of almost $200. So once again I’m searching for another.

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    • Buddybud
      May 8, 2019 at 9:48 pm

      Last a good amount of time.
      I’ve had mine since the original, I can use it for 2 day,( 6-7 chambers fills) before I run out of butane.

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  • EmilyS
    September 25, 2014 at 10:06 am
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    Ease of Use 8
    Time to Heat Up 6
    Efficiency6
    Vaporizer Quality8

    Great little Vaporizer
    Lots of folk here seem down on the Iolite. I have had one for many years now and I just love it. Never lets me down.

    Yes it did take some getting used to, but its not rocket science. I carry mine to work every day and pop out to the carpark at lunch times. Five minutes with my Iolite and I’m feeling fine and dandy! Great little portable vaporizer.

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  • Holborn Circle
    September 25, 2014 at 10:07 am
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    Ease of Use 6
    Time to Heat Up 6
    Efficiency4
    Vaporizer Quality6

    Good, but outdated
    Am surprised to see that they’re still selling the iolite, thought it had been replaced by the Wispr a long time ago.

    In fact, I’m quite surprised that people still use gas powered vaporizers at all. I used to have an iolite years ago. And yeah, it worked just fine. Sometimes it tended to burn my herb rather than vape it, but it was a neat gadget at the time.

    However, gas vapes have now been surpassed by electronic models. I can’t believe they’re selling this for 180 bucks when you can buy an easy to use electric vape with good functions at the same price. If they sold it for 50 bucks maybe. This is the betamax of vaporizers, it was cool back in the day but is outdated now.

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  • Kim
    September 25, 2014 at 10:08 am
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    Ease of Use 4
    Time to Heat Up 8
    Efficiency6
    Vaporizer Quality10

    Would not purchase another...
    The Iolite was great in the very beginning. Heat up time was minimal and effectiveness was superb..but seemed to be a very fragile product.

    Stopped working after about a week. Yeah you can send it back to the factory and blah blah but who wants a product that will easily malfunction in such a short period of time?? Regardless of warranty, returning and being without your vaporizor is just not worth it to me, efficient or not.

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