Desktop Vaporizers and Portable Vapes

Desktop Vaporizers and Portable Vapes

Desktop vaporizers for dry herbs are what Elev8 does best.  Since 2004 Elev8 has been perfecting the art of vaporizing with our Silver Surfer desktop vaporizers originally designed for dry herbs.

There are desktop vaporizers or portable vapes desigend for vaporizing, dabbing and diffusing for all budgets and for each situation and type of person.  Elev8 desktop vaporizers are quality built by people like you.

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Elev8s main desktop vaporizer, the Silver Surfer (so tough it has been shot with a .223 and .308 and still works) is Elev8ed with lights and a fan to become the Super Surfer Desktop vaporizer.  Both of these models can be fully upgraded to Elev8's Wave Rider Series aka WRS.  This is the art of vaping to the next level.  For budget minded people Elev8 offers the DBV desktop vaporizers.  When on the go, Elev8 offers the Sidekick portable vaporizer for dry herb, and the Waxmaxer for concentrates.

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Volcano desktop vaporizer vs Super Surfer desktop vaporizer

Best desktop vaporizers of 2022

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  • The Da Buddha - DBV Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer The Da Buddha - DBV Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    DBV - The Da Buddha Hot Air Extraction Desktop Vaporizer

    The Da Buddha - DBV Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    The Da Buddha Desktop Vape and Diffuser offers great functionality and a durable vaping experience at a rock-bottom price.With the runaway success of the legendary Silver Surfer Dry Herb Vaporizer, our fans begged us to develop a more affordable desk…

    $209.00
  • Wax Maxer V2 Pro Dab Pen Wax Maxer V2 Pro Dab Pen

    Wax Maxer Vaporizer and Diffuser

    Wax Maxer V2 Pro Dab Pen

    The Wax Maxer dab pen is the newest most advanced concentrate dabbing pen to hit the market! What did we do to improve the Wax Maxer Dab pen?   O-Ring Top We found that if the threads get sticky it becomes slightly difficult to remove the…

    $30.00
  • The Super Surfer 2.0 Forced Air Dry Herb Extraction The Super Surfer 2.0 Forced Air Dry Herb Extraction

    SUP - Super Surfer Desktop Forced Air Vaporizer

    The Super Surfer 2.0 Forced Air Dry Herb Extraction

    The ultimate consumption Desktop Vaporizer & Diffuser (vape/e-nail/diffuser) for connoisseurs This Super Surfer desktop vaporizer uses heat to extract the essence from dry herb for the best flavor. Using a whip or bag, the Super Surfer desktop.…

    $385.00 - $465.00
  • SideKick Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer V2 SideKick Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer V2

    SideKick Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer

    SideKick Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer V2

    Why choose a Sidekick Dry Herb Portable Vaporizer? This portable dry herb heat extraction is built for the connoisseur on the go.  Easy to use and easy to maintain so you consistently get the hit you want.  The SideKick has more features t…

    $220.00
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    ELEV8R Enail Vaporizer Full Kit ELEV8R Enail Vaporizer Full Kit

    Elev8R Torch Hot Air Extraction Vaporizer

    ELEV8R Enail Vaporizer Full Kit

    If you like the way an enail works with it connected to your rig, you will LOVE the way the new Elev8R E-Nail vaporizing kit.With the 5 pin connector you can easily change out heaters.  This E-nail and Elev8r combo set is a great...

    Was: $220.00
    Now: $199.00
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    Life Saber Vaporizer? Color Assortment Life Saber Vaporizer? With Top Off

    Life Saber Portable Herbal Vaporizer

    Life Saber Vaporizer

    Why choose a Life Saber? Handmade all glass vapor path for clean tasty vapor 10' power cord with advanced strain relief makes it easy to pass around the room Ceramic heating element provides even convective heat, reducing the risk of...

    $170.00 - $190.00
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    E pro dabbing rig up close E Pro Dabbing RIg Kit
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    G9 or Greenlight

    E Pro Electric Dabbing Rig & Portable E Nail by G9

    This is what you have been asking!  Full dabbing control is built into this dabbing enail unit by G9.  This is the only portable dabbing e nail rig that comes with a built in recycler, oh and is it DOPE!!     G9 E Pro Dabbing..…

    Was: $199.99
    Now: $120.00
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  • Buda Dab Pen Buda Dab Pen

    G9 or Greenlight

    Buda Dab Pen

    Dab pens have become common place in todays smoking world. Which dab pen is the best? Well we like this one, although small it doesn't feel light or cheap. The battery life exceeded our expectations and it doesn't leak like many other pens we've trie…

    $29.99
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    SSV the Silver Surfer Classic Design Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer Silver Surfer Vehicle Pick Your Base Color On Any Housing

    SSV - Silver Surfer Desktop Vaporizer

    SSV the Silver Surfer Classic Design Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    The Silver Surfer Vaporizer aka SSV is the gold standard for dry herb vapes. Vape, dab and diffuse in one machine, crafted in the USA. Unlike traditional e-cig vapes, this desktop vape uses hot air to extract the essence of your dry herb, creating p…

    $275.00 - $315.00
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    Cosmetic Seconds - Life Saber Vaporizer Cosmetic Seconds - Life Saber Vaporizer

    Life Saber Portable Herbal Vaporizer

    Cosmetic Seconds - Life Saber Vaporizer

    *Here you can find Cosmetic Second Life Saber Vaporizers, at a discounted price! These units are 100% brand new, fully warranted and have never been used. They may simply have a minor imperfection (dent, scratch or blemish) that occurred during the..…

    Was: $140.00
    Now: $120.00
  • Elev8 Classic Mini Enail by Elev8 Elev8 Classic Mini Enail by Elev8

    Elev8 Desktop Herbal Vaporizers and Diffusers

    Elev8 Classic Mini Enail by Elev8

    Elev8 Classic Mini Enail is a revolutionary device for everyone serious about dabbing. It allows you to control the temperature precisely of your nail, which means you can enjoy a more flavorsome, healthier inhale than ever possible be…

    $189.99
  • Puffco Plus V2 Puffco Plus V2

    Puffco Concentrate Portable Vaporizer

    Puffco Plus V2

      Features: Portable Concentrate Pen Large coil-less ceramic chamber for oils New mouthpiece allows for easier scooping and loading 3-in-1 mouthpiece functions as carb cap, loading tool, and splash guard Length: 6in Metal Body "Sesh-Mo…

  • Volcano Digital Vaporizer Unit Volcano Digital Vaporizer Full Kit

    Storz & Bickel

    Volcano Digital Hot Air Extraction for Dry Herbs- Storz and Bickel

    Features of the Volcano Digit: Includes Easy Valve Starter Set 3 Year Warranty Large Digital LED Display Automatic Shut-Off Feature Vapor Bag Delivery System Advanced Diaphragm Pump Quality German Engineering Trusted Name & Proven...

  • Plenty Handheld  Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer Plenty Handheld  Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer
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    Storz & Bickel

    Plenty Handheld Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    Who Needs A Plenty Vehicle? The Plenty vehicle by Storz & Bickel is great for people that want a quality device at an affordable price.  The Plenty offers a really cool inhale with the stainless steel transfer.  With the Plenty you can…

    $249.00
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  • ELEV8R Enail Replacement PID and Coil ELEV8R Enail Replacement PID and Coil
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    Elev8R Torch Hot Air Extraction Vaporizer

    ELEV8R Enail Replacement PID and Coil

    Looking for a new PID for your Enail?  Do you already own an Elev8R and want to add some permanent power?  This is the kit for you! This product includes: An Enail PID Controller by Elev8 An Elev8R Kevlar Heat Coil A power cable …

    $150.00
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  • Focus V Carta Electric Dab Rig Focus V Carta Electric Dab Rig

    Carta Focus V

    Focus V Carta Electric Dab Rig

      The Focus V Carta Vape Dab Rig V2 is a portable electric dab rig with modern features. It's the newest dabbing rig for concentrates packed with features for easier use and a more fun experience. Here at Elev8 we love …

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    Henail Plus by G9 by Greenlight Portable Dab RIg Henail Plus by G9 by Greenlight Portable Dab RIg

    G9 or Greenlight

    Henail Plus by G9 by Greenlight Portable Dab RIg

    THE KIT INCLUDES: 1 x Henail Plus with 18650/2500mAh Li-Ion Battery 1 x Megentic Stainless Steel Carb Cap With Dab Tool 1 x Detachable Glass Attachment 1 x Titanium Nail 1 x Ceramic Nail 1 x Quartz Nail 1 x Silicon Container 1 x USB Charger …

    Was: $175.00
    Now: $125.00
  • Puffco Peak Pro Puffco Peak Pro

    Puffco Concentrate Portable Vaporizer

    Puffco Peak Pro

    The Peak Pro represents a new standard for concentrate consumption technology. For the beginner, it's the most efficient and seamless way to experience the magic of concentrates. For the connoisseur, it offers the highest level of customization and.…

  • Storz and Bickel Volcano Hybrid Storz and Bickel Volcano Hybrid

    Storz & Bickel

    Storz and Bickel Volcano Hybrid

    The Volcano Digit Desktop Vaporizer is a high-quality, efficient and user-friendly vaporizer that is a must-have for all vaping enthusiasts. With its advanced features such as the Storz & Bickel Hybrid Inhalation System, 360 Whip Attachment, and.…

    $699.99
  • Da Vinci IQ Front Da Vinci IQ Full Kit

    DaVinci

    Da Vinci IQ

    Smart Path Technology51 LED Dot DisplayCeramic Zirconia Air PathBoost & Standby ModeReplaceable 18650 Battery100% Ceramic Heating ChamberBluetooth IntegrationPrecise Digital Temperature Control System ABOUT THE DAVINCI IQ This innovative dry he…

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    Arizer Extreme Q Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    Arizer Extreme Q Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    This is the Arizer Extreme Q Desktop Vaporizer. This is a budget-friendly dry herb vaporizer which can be used with a whip assembly, or it can be used to fill vapor bags with its forced air fan. The Extreme Q has a digital temperature display with...

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    Arizer V-Tower Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    Arizer V-Tower Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    This is the Arizer V-Tower Desktop Vaporizer. This is a budget-friendly dry herb vaporizer which uses a whip-style assembly with a mouthpiece for direct vapor draws. The Arizer V-Tower has a 1-degree temperature control display, as well as custom...

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    Arizer XQ2 Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    Arizer XQ2 Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    This is the Arizer XQ2 Desktop Vaporizer. This is the newest version of Arizer's Extreme Q desktop platform, with new features to make it stand out above the original version. The XQ2 has advanced session control options including temperature presets…

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    Crafty+ Portable Vaporizer

    Crafty+ Portable Vaporizer

    This is the Crafty+ Portable Vaporizer. This portable dry herb vaporizer uses a ceramic-lined heating chamber to achieve vaporization through a hybrid conduction-convection heating system. The temperature is controlled via 3 temperature presets, and …

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    DaVinci IQ2 Portable Vaporizer

    DaVinci IQ2 Portable Vaporizer

    This is the DaVinci IQ2 Portable Vaporizer. This portable dry herb vaporizer uses a ceramic oven chamber to vaporize via conduction heating, and a zirconia vapor path to cool the vapor before it reaches your lungs. The amount of airflow can be contro…

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    Ditanium Desktop Vaporizer

    Ditanium Desktop Vaporizer

    This is the Ditanium Desktop Vaporizer which is assembled in Flagstaff, Arizona! The Ditanium is a dry herb vaporizer that uses a unique heater system comprised of a ceramic element which is sleeved with quartz glass and then covered with a titanium.…

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    Dr. Dabber Switch  Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    Dr. Dabber Switch Dry Herb Desktop Vaporizer

    This is the Dr. Dabber Switch Desktop Vaporizer. The Dr. Dabber Switch uses an induction heater to vaporize dry herbs, with 25 different heat settings that are controlled via buttons on the side of the unit. This vaporizer is equipped with a battery …

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    DynaVap B Portable Vaporizer

    DynaVap B Portable Vaporizer

    This is the DynaVap B Portable Vaporizer. This unique portable dry herb vaporizer achieves convection vaporization using its signature 'Captive Cap' which the user heats with a lighter, torch, or a special induction heater which is sold separately. W…

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    Firefly 2+ Portable Vaporizer

    Firefly 2+ Portable Vaporizer

    This is the Firefly 2+ Portable Vaporizer. This portable dry herb vaporizer achieves vaporization with a glass-lined dynamic convection heater. The temperature is controlled via on-board presets which can be customized using the Firefly WebApp. The..…

Desktop Vaporizers and Portable Vapes Explained

Desktop vaporizers are stationary devices used to consume dry herbs and concentrates in a way which eliminates many of the risks associated with smoking and combustion. Desktop vaporizers like the Silver Surfer Vaporizer and the Volcano Vaporizer use the principles of convection heating, conduction heating, or a hybrid of the two to convert the essential oils and alkaloids contained within the dry herbs or concentrates into a vapor which the user inhales. A desktop vaporizer draws power using a traditional power cable which plugs into your home's wall outlets. 

Desktop vaporizers heat dry herbs or concentrates while giving the user full control over the temperature of the heating element, this allows the user to dial in a 'sweet spot', the point at which the herb starts giving off inhalable vapors without actually combusting or smoking the plant material. This allows the user to inhale a clean and flavorful vapor without inhaling any of the harmful carbons or carcinogens which are contained in smoke. Elev8's desktop vaporizers like the Silver Surfer Vaporizer, the Da Buddha Vaporizer, and the Super Surfer Vaporizer all achieve this by allowing a controlled amount of air to pass around a ceramic heating element before it reaches the dry herb, but other desktop vaporizers like the Volcano have heating elements that make direct contact with the dry herb. 

Portable vaporizers have many limitations in their design which desktop vaporizers simply do not have. Portable vaporizers, by definition, are limited by their power source. Most portable vaporizers like the SideKick are powered with batteries, while some portable vapes like the Elev8R are heated with a flame from a torch. Desktop vaporizers like the Silver Surfer Vaporizer, by comparison, are able to use their power much more efficiently, so it doesn't make sense to use portable vapes at home. Desktop vaporizers are the perfect solution for home use, and portable vaporizers are the perfect solution for vaporizing on the go. 

The difference is in how the heat energy is transferred into the plant material. In conduction vaporizers, the plant material makes direct contact with the heating element. Convection vaporizers, on the other hand, have heating elements that do not make direct contact with the plant material; instead, users draw air through the device, and that air is heated by the heating element before it reaches the plant material. Convection vaporizers like the Silver Surfer Vaporizer and the Elev8R are able to heat the plant material more evenly, and the user has significantly more control over the temperature, decreasing the risk of accidental combustion. Hybrid vaporizers use a combination of both conduction and convection heating, this is most commonly seen in battery-powered portable vaporizers like the SideKick

Most desktop vaporizers use either a whip system or a balloon system (sometimes called a bag). The Silver Surfer Vaporizer is a classic whip vaporizer; it has a glass heater cover which sits over the heating element, a glass wand which holds the dry herb in place, a flexible vinyl tube which extends from the end of the wand to the user's mouth, and a glass mouthpiece which connects to the end of the vinyl tube. Together the wand, tube, and mouthpiece are referred to as a "whip". The Volcano is the classic example of a balloon or bag vaporizer; it has a fan which forces vapor from the heating chamber to fill a plastic bag. Once the bag is full of vapor it can be detached and then the user can inhale the vapor out of the bag. Most vaporizers only use one system or the other, but the Super Surfer Vaporizer has both a whip system and a balloon/bag system included.

Some desktop vaporizers like the Silver Surfer Vaporizer have an analog or manual temperature control knob, and some vaporizers like the Volcano have a digital temperature controller. Digital temperature controls are nice but they only measure the temperature of the heating element itself, so they do not provide an accurate representation of the temperature of the plant material. Digital temperature controllers also cannot account for the changes in temperature that occur when a user draws air more slowly or more quickly. Analog temperature knobs make it quick and easy to adjust the temperature as needed to find your 'sweet spot'. 

When you vaporize dry herbs, the herb or flower is 'roasted' by the heating element on the vaporizer and slowly darkens from its original bright green color to a dark tan or brown, and this is typically how users determine whether they are done vaporizing. It's really up to you to decide how dark you want to 'roast' the herb, and this all part of the process that we call 'the Art of Vaping'. As the herb darkens it will start to give off less vapor because many of the alkaloids have already been vaporized and inhaled.  Experienced users will often start at a low temperature and then slowly increase the temperature as the herb darkens, but if you aren't experienced with using vaporizers then you could accidentally combust the plant material this way, which you absolutely do not want to do. When the dry herb combusts in a vaporizer it gives off a characteristic and unpleasant flavor which permeates the glass, vinyl tubing, and/or balloon bag, and that characteristic combustion flavor indicates that you are inhaling smoke and all of the unhealthy particulates which come with it. Check out this great blog which discusses the difference between vaporization and combustion.

Absolutely! The Silver Surfer Vaporizer, Super Surfer Vaporizer, and Da Buddha Vaporizer can all be converted to enails if you buy an Essential Oil Kit (also known as an EOK). Each vaporizer has its own unique Essential Oil Kit, these are basically quartz dab dish assemblies which we specially designed for our vaporizers. In addition to the EOKs, the Silver Surfer and Super Surfer can be used with a 17mm Flavor Disc installed in the bowl of the Spherical Wand, and this allows you to vaporize concentrates directly through the dry herb wand which is included with the vaporizer, without needing any additional attachments. The Elev8R Portable Torch Vaporizer can also be used as a desktop enail with our Elev8R Enail Kits, or you can just buy the PID and Coil if you already have an Elev8R!

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