The Flowermate VT1.0 Vaporizer by chinese company Shenzhen Smiss Technology Co., Ltd. is the least known vaporizer from the Flowermate series. It is based on their G3 vaporizer, which was introduced right after the first model of the Flowermate V5.0 became popular. However, unlike the V5.0 the G3 was not a original design, but a obvious clone of the inhalater vaporizer by Pharmacor Technologies including all the technical issues the inhalater suffers from. No wonder the G3 didn’t get much love from the vaporizer community and so Smiss decided not to produce and sell it anymore, quickly.
Apparently, they have not abandoned the design entirely though, since a couple of months later the VT1.0 was introduced. The design is still the same, but technically it’s much more like the original Flowermate V5.0 now with a ceramic heating element and the silicone mouthpiece.
This means it now has the same issues the classic Flowermate has, though. It has not seperated the airpath from the electronics (I can feel air escaping through the USB port). Also the mouthpiece is extremly smelly. You should definitely soak the mouthpiece in water before you use the VT1.0 for the first time and do a couple of burn offs with the unit, since it emits some unpleasent smell and taste at first.
Still it’s not a bad vaporizer at all once you’ve got rid of the taste and smell.
The biggest advantage of the Flowermate VT1.0 vaporizer is that it doesn’t have fixed temperature settings, like most pen style vaporizers. At the bottom of the unit there is a dial that lets you control the temperature quite exactly between 330°F and 420°F.
I often criticize the designs of chinese manufacturers, but I actually like the design of the VT1.0 vaporizer. I think it looks quite cool and it does not feel super cheap like most vapes from china. I think it even looks better than the inhalater, the VT1.0 was inspired from.
Another advantage of the VT1.0 is that it’s extremly cheap compared to the rest of the Flowermate family, most likely because it’s still very unknown and less popular than it’s brothers.
It takes 1.45min to reach the max. temperature of 420°F, which is rather long. The vapor taste is not the greatest and it’s not super cloudy as well, but it gets the job done. A additional glass mouthpiece would help to improve the taste, I guess. Unfortunately, the mouthpieces from the Flowermate V5.0 series don’t fit on the VT1.0, so I couldn’t test if that’s the case indeed. However, this might be dangerous to carry around anyway, since it does not have a storage for the mouthpiece.
Although the silicone mouthpiece can be used as a watertool adapter, since it fits very well into 14mm glass connectors. That’s a quite cool feature.
Overall, I’m not super impressed by this portable vaporizer, but also not super disappointed. I think it’s a great alternative to the Titan-1 and Titan-2, which can be bought for a similar price and should get a little more attention. It might be a alterantive to the Herbstick Eco as well, if you want to control the temperature more exact.