Atmos Vicod 5G V2 Review
The Atmos Vicod 5G Second Generation, a dry herb portable vaporizer with an option for concentrates, is a noticeable upgrade over its already solid predecessor. Not only that, many vape lovers think this device is one of the best of its class. Are the upgrades enough? Is it the Vicod 5G 2 the vaporizer for you? Read on to find out more.
Battery on the Atmos Vicod 5G 2
This unit comes with a strong battery that really shines. The battery is 2200mah and is constructed out of lithium polymer. Its temperature range is a versatile 149 to 224 Degrees. This temperature range is obviously in Fahrenheit, but you can also switch to Celsius as you wish. The Vicod 5G Second Generation only takes an hour or two to fully charge, but can last up to 90 full minutes of continuous vape usage. On top of those superior stats, the Vicod 5G 2 is lightning-quick when it comes to heat up time – ready to toke in just 30 seconds.
Using the Atmos Vicod 5G 2 Portable Vaporizer
This unit was designed for use with dry herbs, but it does come with a high quality titanium cup that you can use to vape waxes, crumble and other concentrates. Many vape lovers have compared the Vicod 5G 2 to the Davinci Ascent. The 5G 2 is more affordable than the Ascent, though, with a price tag of under $150. Even though the price tag is on the cheaper side, you won’t have to sacrifice quality or usability. The Vicod 5G 2nd Generation is almost half the size of its predecessor, at approx. 3.45” inches high, 1.5 inch wide. This compact size along with its speedy heat up time and comfortable, graspable rubber make the Vicod 5G 2 a perfect choice for fast, discreet vape hits while you are out and about, wherever you are.
The Vicod 5G 2nd Generation comes with a bright, easy to read OLED display. The device will remember what temperature setting you vaped at during your previous session, and heat up to that specific temperature automatically. We highly recommend packing your dry herbs into this device evenly and not too tight, ensuring proper airflow. We also suggest that you vape at lower temperatures, as the Vicod 5G 2, like other small, inexpensive portable vaporizers, tends to get hot in your hands, and lose flavor quality at higher temperatures and can burn your herbs too quickly. Although the solid rubber helps reduce the potential for feeling hot in your hands, there is still a small risk that inexperienced users can experience a small burn if they aren’t careful. As long as you stay under 224, your dry herb sessions should give you high quality, smooth and tasty vapor hits with minimal harshness. Sessions using the titanium concentrate cup can require higher temperatures, but the similar concept applies.
This unit comes with a convection-heating element for dry herbs that is made of ceramic. This material is conducive to producing tasty vapor. While you won’t blow the thickest of clouds with this unit, it still delivers delicious hits with just about every toke you’ll take. The device has precise temperature controls that you can select up or down at 1-degree increments, which is rare for devices at this affordable price point. You can toggle between temps in either Celsius or Fahrenheit.
Once you’ve packed your herbs, connect a mouthpiece and hit the ON button 5 times repeatedly. Once it’s powered on, it will automatically begin to climb to the temperature you last vaped at. It’s easy to tell when the Vicod 5G Second Generation is heating up, because the screen says ‘heat’ and blue lights will flash. When the device is ready for vaping, the blue light will stay on continuously and the screen will say ‘warm’.
This unit comes with two mouthpieces, one for discreet tokes and a longer glass stem that tends to deliver vape hits that are slightly tastier. The half a gram bowl on this device is impressive, especially for its compact size.
What Comes With the Atmos Vicod 5G Second Generation?
Right out of the box, the Amtos Vicod 5G Second Generation contains the device itself, a flat, small mouthpiece, a longer glass stem, a titanium cup for wax and other concentrates, a USB charger, a cleaning brush, a packing tool and a user’s guide. This device also comes with an impressive 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. You can pick between one of four colors with the Vicod 5G Second Generation – black orange, white or red.
• The Atmos Vicod 5G 2 can vape both dry herbs and extracts
• Its compact size and easily graspable rubber exterior make it perfect for discreet hits
• 30 second heat up time is some of the quickest in the industry
• Choose from 4 different color choices of black, orange, white or red
• Easy to understand, straightforward functionality and usability friendly to both newbies and experienced vaporizer users alike
• Affordable at under $150
• 5 year warranty
• Precise temperature controls at 1-degree intervals
• At higher temperatures, the Atmos Vicod 5G 2nd Generation can get hot, due to its small size
• Some users report the device causes flavor denigration at temperatures above 205 degrees Celsius
• Automatic heat up settings can be confusing for inexperienced users that want a different temperature
As you can see, the ‘CONS’ section of our review on the Atmos Vicod 5G 2 is rather short, because this unit simply does not have that many issues whatsoever. The issues it does have can be remedied rather easily with a few precautions and tweaks. With a very affordable price point at under $150, this is the perfect portable vaporizer for newbies looking for their first device to enter into the vape world. It also makes a great backup for experienced users as well.
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