Vaping is an enjoyable and a rewarding hobby, for me, I consider vaping as an adopted culture. A change of old habits and a decision to live a healthier and better lifestyle. Take my word for it, I’ve been smoking long before I got my first paycheck, and at some point, I’ve decided to quit smoking almost entirely but patches and gums didn’t work for me. Vaping opened an infallible option for me to switch to a healthier alternative, a recourse which allows me to enjoy the satisfying sensation of inhaling vapor as opposed to smoke, without compromising my health and putting my lungs into hazardous risks.
Combustion is the main source of most lung-related diseases, burnt materials, whether you’re using dry vegetable matter or waxy oil concentrates has the potential to release toxins that are harmful to your health. Modern-day vaporizers have paved the way for the consumption of different variations of cannabis strains like oil-based materials and wax concentrates apart from the traditional dry herb kind and have improved the method of how these materials are consumed.
Dabbing isn’t new, it’s been around for almost a decade now and many have been hooked to dabbing who have been dry herb cannabis consumers. Most have appreciated its more potent effects mainly because of its concentrated nature. With that said, dabbing wax concentrates is one of the best ways of experiencing the precious cannabinoids from cannabis herbs. Initially, dabs are used with desktop devices where several pieces of components and attachments are assembled all together to form a dab rig. This process could be difficult and at times daunting, the outcome is received with great satisfaction. Until recently, dab enthusiasts have been enduring this long and arduous task of using a dab rig and have been mostly confined to indoor sessions. With the dawn of portable wax concentrate vaporizers like the Yocan Hive 2.0, wax consumers like myself have begun to experience a different spectrum of possibilities and practical means of enjoying wax concentrates almost anywhere we go. Combine the benefits of vaping together with the potent effects of dabbing wax concentrates and you’ve got a perfect pair.
In this review, we’ll look into some of the features which made the Yocan Hive 2.0 a sure success. To help us review the Yocan Hive 2.0 we’ll simply measure it in terms of value, aesthetics, quality, and performance respectively.
The Yocan Hive 2.0 Overview
The Yocan Hive 2.0 is the second iteration of the original Yocan Hive. This second generation portable wax concentrate vaporizer is a great place to start if you’re new to wax consumption. At such an affordable price point the Yocan Hive 2.0 sits at the pinnacle of vaporizers that are valued for having a remarkable performance to price ratio. Take a quick look at some of Yocan Hive 2.0’s unique features.
- Quartz Coil
- USB Charging
- Leak-Proof Design
- Magnetic Connection
- Compact and Portable
- Available in Different Colors
- Window View for Juice/Wax Level
- 2 Wax Atomizers for Juice and Wax
- Voltage Adjustable (Low/Medium/High)
So now that you have an idea of vaping, dabbing, and the Yocan Hive 2.0 in general, we can start this review and discuss the details of the Hive 2.0 from Yocan.
The word “value” has come up in different vaping advertisements and commercials, it has been casually used to market vaporizer products every now and then. But what does value really mean to the daily cannabis consumer? Similar to how other people understand value, vapers look at it as the estimated worth or usefulness of something whether it be a vaporizer, an atomizer, or a battery, cannabis consumers see value if they know they’ll be getting more out of what they’ve paid for. For example, the features you see in the Yocan Hive 2.0 is commonly seen on portable wax vaporizers twice its price, variable voltage batteries, magnetic connections, interchangeable atomizers, all top-tier qualities. Threadless connections and extra atomizers don’t come cheap but the Yocan Hive 2.0 delivers the same quality, the same features and the same everything for almost half the price.
Though exponentially affordable, Yocan does not allow the quality of their products to suffer. In fact, Yocan prides itself on being one of the foremost brands in manufacturing and exporting vaporizer devices, their products are manufactured with “IQC, IPQC, LQC, and FQA in mind.” All the products that are shipped have passed “CE, RoHS and FCC certifications.” Yocan wants to change the common misconception that affordable is cheap. Their devices are made using ISO 9001 standards.
Aesthetics play a huge role in vaping, it shapes the look of your vaporizer and at the same time, it determines your overall feel and experience. You really can’t say much about the Yocan Hive 2.0 in terms of aesthetic design, the layout and arrangement of this portable wax concentrate vaporizer features minimalistic arrangement which surprisingly gives it a sophisticated, classic vibe, the Yocan Hive 2.0 can definitely rock a black or a navy suit. The color options are subtle which demonstrates a calm and composed nature while its rectangular shaped body is a presage to its unparalleled robust performance. Its contoured sides make for an ergonomic experience while grasping the Yocan Hive 2.0. It’s built like a luxurious car for the cultured and cultivated dabber.
Yocan is backed up by a professional R&D team and uses a strict quality control to ensure the best outcome.
It’s no wonder why Yocan managed to secure several patented technologies you’d never see in other vaporizers. The effort they put into manufacturing their products is the reason why vaporizers like the Yocan Hive 2.0 is considered as one of the best portable wax vaporizers on the market today. The seamless use of magnetic connections only shows how innovative the Yocan Hive 2.0 is. Because the Yocan Hive 2.0 is made by using only high-quality materials, as long as the device is not abused, the chances of breaking it are really low. Actual data shows that there is only a small percentage of consumers who have reported issues with the Yocan Hive 2.0.
For its price, the Yocan Hive 2.0 yields outstanding performance, thanks to Yocan Hive 2.0’s unique features like its variable voltage batteries. It provides wax consumers with the freedom to customize their daily vaping sessions.
We all know that different wax concentrates require different heat settings to unlock its full potential and release its true power. Different wax concentrates carry different consistency and should be heated accordingly. Having different voltage settings allow you to choose between different power levels. The lowest setting gives you thin wisps of clouds with a lighter intensity that’s easy to both the throat and the lungs. The medium setting will give you a subtle vapor density with increased strength and using the highest voltage setting produces substantially stronger vapor output. This allows wax concentrate consumers with varying performance options instead of being stuck with just a single temperature setting, a rarity amongst portable wax vaporizers in this price range.
I personally find the medium voltage very comfortable with better flavor retention and decent cloud production. I found the higher voltage option to be stronger and warmer, though the clouds of vapor are still enjoyable and it won’t cause you to cough in between draws.
Overall, the Yocan Hive 2.0 is worth every penny. With an affordable price tag, the Yocan Hive 2.0 provides most wax concentrate consumers with good value. I’ve enjoyed the variable voltage setting the most and would recommend the medium to high setting switching the levels according to your taste. The Yocan Hive 2.0 is not only good for wax concentrates but it’s also perfect for e-juices and oil concentrates.