The Arizer Solo Portable Diffuser is quite a neat little device for the weedist looking to get high without using flames.
The Arizer Solo is labeled as a portable diffuser because it has so many functions, but I’ve really just used it as a vaporizer. The accessories that come with the Solo include a charger, two glass aroma tubes, one glass aroma dish, some sample potpourri, and of course the instruction manual.
In addition to being able to vaporize cannabis the Solo works as a potpourri warmer, essential oil diffuser, herbal steamer, deodorizer, Citronella warmer, wickless candle and flameless scent warmer. It can be used for aromatherapy, dehydrating fresh spices and herbs, and heating wood chips, resin and kneaded incense. Needless to say, the solo is quite the multi tool.
I’ve had the Solo for almost a year now, and I can attest to its durability (thanks to the many times it has been dropped while being passed around a circle of stoners). The Arizer Solo is designed with a solid outer shell to protect the unit from damage and general wear and tear. Internally, the Solo also has another solid layer to protect the ceramic heating unit inside, making the Solo pretty much stoner proof. Just be careful about the glass stem though, because that can definitely break.
The Arizer Solo operates using a high quality lithium ion battery. The battery life is quite good for a portable unit, lasting up to two hours of continuous use. The charge time for the battery takes four hours for a complete charge, but the solo can be used while charging as well, so if you’re not on the go you won’t have to worry about the time it takes. The Solo also comes with a safety shut off feature after the diffuser is idle for 12 minutes.
The Solo has only two buttons, an upward arrow and a downward arrow to adjust to the preferred vaporizing temperature. The diffuser takes a maximum of 2.5 minutes to heat up and has 7 different temperature levels:
- Level 1-50°C / 122°F (15 sec)
- Level 2-185°C / 365°F (1 min)
- Level 3-190°C / 374°F (1 min 10)
- Level 4-195°C / 383°F (1 min 30 sec)
- Level 5-200°C / 393°F (1 min 50 sec)
- Level 6-205°C / 401°F (2 min 10 sec)
- Level 7-210°C / 410°F (2 min 30 sec)
The Solo is quite enjoyable to use and can vape both flower and wax. To be honest using wax with this vape is where I’ve seen the Solo really shine. I don’t really like to smoke wax often, but wax hits from the solo just hit so clean I have such a good time with it. The complaints I have about the Solo come when using the diffuser with bud. The bowl is pretty small so it needs to be frequently repacked.
While using the vape, sometimes little pieces of herbs escape through the glass pipe and can get in your mouth. But this problem is an easy fix if you just fit a screen in the bowl piece on the glass mouth piece, conveniently available in the perfect size for the Solo on Ebay. I’d also recommend buying the Solo from a redistributor on Ebay because you can get it new for half the retail price.
I’d definitely recommend the Solo as a vaporizer for the weedist willing to spend a little on a reliable piece that will last over time.