Is The Extreme Q by Arizer The Best Affordable Desktop Vaporizer For 2016?
Sleek, modern and affordable, this vaporizer offers everything you could ever want in a desktop model:
- Precise temperature control
- Whip or bag use option
- Glass filling chamber
- Cool, smooth vapor with cloud density control
- Fan control
- Remote control
Notice the word “control” in nearly every bullet point? That’s exactly what this vaporizer gives you – the control you need to personalize your vaporizing experience.
With so many great features and top-notch performance, the Arizer Extreme Q may just be the best desktop vaporizer of 2016.
Don’t believe us? Let’s take a closer look at this vaporizer’s features and how it works.
How the Extreme Q Works
At first glance, you wouldn’t know that the Arizer Extreme Q was even a vaporizer. Its sleek black cylindrical design and LCD display makes it look just like any other household appliance.
Aesthetics are nice (and the Extreme Q definitely looks great). But that’s not what you really care about.
It’s what’s under the hood that counts.
Ceramic Heating Element
The Arizer Q uses a ceramic heating element to heat and vaporizer your herb. Ceramic is the preferred choice for vaporizing. It heats evenly, and it doesn’t burn the herb. Two serious bonuses.
Whip or Bag
You have two options when using the Extreme Q: bags or whip. Both are great for solo or group use.
Arizer includes 1 three-foot whip and 1 mini whip. The three-foot is awesome. Why? Because it cools the vapor before it hits your lips, giving you a smooth hit.
Two glass interchangeable whip mouthpieces are included, too. Flavor is never compromised with the Extreme Q.
If you prefer bags, you’ll get two when you buy this vaporizer. They come with glass balloon mouthpieces and O-Rings, so your vapor doesn’t escape. A mini whip is included, too, for easy attachment to the unit.
Precise Temperature Controls
Temperature control is everything when vaporizing. Too hot, and the herb burns. Too cool, and you get weak clouds.
The Extreme Q puts you in the driver seat with precise temperature controls. And they’re easily adjusted in 1-degree increments using the LCD display and nearby buttons.
What temperature range does this vaporizer offer?
- 122° F – 500° F (50° C – 260° C)
The Extreme Q temperature can easily be increased or decreased using the two buttons on the right side of the LCD display, or through the remote control. And you can set a default temperature for your unit, so you can start vaping as quickly as possible.
Don’t feel like getting up to turn on your vaporizer? Now you don’t have to. The Extreme Q comes with a remote control that lets you power up, heat up and adjust the settings without ever having to get up from your chair.
The remote lets you control the vaporizer’s:
- Sleep settings
- Fan speed
And it even includes pre-set temperature buttons for quick, easy use.
Note: Pre-set temps are in listed as Celsius.
Fan, Timer and Light Controls
The Extreme Q gives you even more control by letting you adjust the fan speed, LED lights, audio, and sleep timer with the touch of a button
Unlike other models, you choose when you want the unit to turn off. This can be 30 minutes, or four hours – it’s up to you. Times are adjusted in 30-minute increments, allowing precise control over when your machine automatically powers down.
There are three fan settings, too.
- F1 is the slowest
- F2 is medium
- F3 is the highest setting
And if that wasn’t enough control for you, the Extreme Q also lets you turn the LED lights underneath the unit on or off whenever you please.
Sure the LED lights aren’t necessary. But they look awesome in the dark.
Finally, you can control whether you want to display the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
Arizer Extreme Q Accessories
Want to get even more out of your vaporizer? There are several Arizer Extreme Q 4.0 parts and accessories available, including:
- Glass tuff bowl
- Glass cyclone bowl
- Glass aromatherapy dish
- Screen pack
- Glass stirring tool
- Stainless steel stirring tool
- Glass mouthpiece
- Dome screen pack
- Glass elbow adapter
- Whip kits
- Balloon kits
- Glass heaters and heater covers
- Power adapters
- Portable power pack
- Remote control replacement
- Carrying case
Virtually everything you could ever need – minus herb – is right at your fingertips.
When you purchase the Extreme Q, you’ll receive:
- The Extreme Q Unit
- 2 Glass Cyclone Bowls
- 1 Glass Aromatherapy Dish
- 1 Screen Pack
- 1 Remote Control
- 1 Glass Stirring Tool
- 2 Interchangeable Glass Whip Mouthpieces
- 1 3-Foot Whip
- 1 Mini Whip
- 2 Balloon Bags With Glass Mouthpieces And O-Rings
- 1 Owner’s Manual
- 1 Sample Of Aromatic Botanicals
Arizer gives you everything you need to get started.
Using the Extreme Q is simple:
- Turn on the unit using either the power button on the vaporizer or through the remote control.
- Set your desired temperature, or let the unit heat up to the default temp.
- Grab the glass cyclone bowl, and place your herbs on top of the screen.
- Place the cyclone bowl on top of the unit, rubber side up.
If you’re using balloons:
- Attach the mini whip to the cyclone bowl.
- Attach the balloon.
- Choose your fan speed.
- Let the balloon fill up.
- Detach the glass mouthpiece.
- Place your thumb over the end of the mouthpiece to prevent the vapor from escaping.
If you’re using the whip:
- Attach the glass elbow to the cyclone bowl.
- Choose your preferred fan speed.
Be sure to use the glass stirring tool to stir up your herbs after a few draws. This ensures that your herb is heated evenly.
The Extreme Q is so simple and easy to use, and the quality of each vape session is on par with some of the best-selling vaporizer out there.
How does it compare to the competition?
Extreme Q vs Volcano
The Volcano is arguably the most famous desktop vaporizer in existence. Using convection heating, this unit provides superb vapor, and it’s built to last.
But the Extreme Q is considered the more affordable version of the Volcano. Price point aside, the Extreme Q is on par with the Volcano in terms of vapor quality, consistency and just about every other aspect.
The Volcano offers precise temperature controls, convection heating and many of the same features that the Extreme Q offers.
But it doesn’t come with a whip attachment.
You can buy one separately, but that will just add to the cost of this already pricey vaporizer.
One thing that the Volcano has that the Extreme Q doesn’t: a valve mechanism on the balloon.
That’s one thing that the Extreme Q is lacking (and it would be a nice addition) and is rumored for a late 2016 release. Aside from this, the two are on par in terms of control and performance.
The Extreme Q wins out in terms of cost. The Volcano can cost upwards of $600, depending on which set you choose.
The Extreme Q, on the other hand, sells for just $199. That is why many reviews rate it as the best desktop vaporizer due to the price/value ratio.
Extreme Q vs Vapir Rise
The Varpir Rise looks a lot like the Extreme Q, and it offers nearly identical features, including:
- Temperature control
- Fan speed
- Balloon and whip options
What’s the difference between the two? The Vapir Rise can serve up to four people at the same time. That’s pretty impressive. And it can also be used with essential oils (an oil chamber is included).
In terms of price, the Vapir Rise is about $50 more.
If you’re the type of person who likes to vape in groups, the Vapir Rise may be the better option if you can stretch your budget. Otherwise, the Extreme Q is the clear choice. It’s cheaper, more intuitive and easy to use.
The Extreme Q is one of Arizer’s best vaporizers, and it’s quickly replacing the Volcano for many users. It’s affordably priced, easy to use and its performance is on par with the top models on the market.
You have the option of using balloons or a whip, and the unit gives you precise control over just about every aspect of the vaporization process.
If you want extreme control, performance and efficiency, the Extreme Q is the only choice.