The VS3 vaporizer (or Titan-4 Vaporizer) is the latest portable vaporizer by chinese company Vaporsource, who is also responsible for the titan vaporizers and the smartphone shaped VS2. What looks like a firefly clone at first is actually more like a futuristic version of the magic flight launch box paired with the davinci ascent and the vaporgenie.
So far, this is definitely the best vaporizer from Vaporsource. In the last couple of weeks, I have recieved plenty new chinese vaporizers and this one is indeed the best one of all, when it’s about taste! Due to the glass airpath the taste of the vapor is super pure and clean. I can’t believe I’m saying this about a product that was designed and produced by the same company that brought us the titan vaporizers. I would recommend using the VS3 without the plastic mouthpiece though and sip on the glass straw directly.
Unfortunately, the VS3 only has three temperature presets and just two of these make sense to me (380°F, 400°F), the third one (440°F) is simply too hot for a herbal vaporizer. A concentrate pad is not included, but maybe if you add some cotton to the herb chamber you might be able to use it with wax and oil, as well.
However, it performs great with herbs on 380 and 400°F! It also reaches vaporizing temperatures very quick. In just 30 seconds you’re ready to take the first draws. What differs the VS3 from most other portable vaporizers is that it produces massive clouds within a very short time and so new vapor forms very fast. This means you can take many hits one after another without having to wait between the hits. This also means that your herbs will be consumed very fast too, though.
Compared to the Vaporsource VS2, the herb chamber of the VS3 is very big and you can fill in up to 0,3g of fine grinded herbs. Due to the glass cover you can see what’s going on in the herb chamber and monitor the discoloration of your herbs. That’s very cool, although the glass cover will tarnish very fast. That’s why you should clean it very often, but be careful and only use ISO alcohol to clean the herb camber and the glass cover, since it will also remove the paint from the plastic housing!
The VS3 vaporizer is not very small, but super light. Although that also means that it is not very robust and will break easily when you drop it on the floor. Especially the glass straw won’t survive a fall, I guess. There is a second one included though, but it might be a problem to replace it when it breaks inside the vaporizers body. That’s the biggest problem I have with the VS3. If you’re very clumsy this vaporizer is most likely not the right choice for you.
Overall, I like it very much, though. Especially taste wise, this is one of the best vaporizers made and designed in china and it’s super cheap. However, super cheap is also the housing, I think. If you can live with that, the VS3 vaporizer is not a bad choice at all and a real bargain, compared to similar units like the davinci ascent or the magic flight launch box. Also I blelieve former pipe or one hitter smokers will love this pipe style vaporizer.