Vapir NO2

What do you like about your vaporizer and what would you change? The answers to those questions are what prompted the creation of Vapir’s latest device: the NO2. According to their product description, Vapir listened to customer’s comments about what makes an ideal vaporizer and they answered with the NO2.

Vapir NO2 Vaporizer Review

Portable vaporizers are fashionable and convenient, causing a stir with their deceptive shapes and tiny technology. Like a cell phone, a portable vaporizer will sometimes be installed with software so the owner has control over features, like the temperature to heat their herbs to.

Not all portable devices offer control: a lot of them start heating when a button is pressed and stop when they reach their maximum (you hope). Cheap models pose the danger of overheating, but if you buy a recommended model, expect to be protected from this possibility.

The Vapir NO2 automatically hands control to the user who sets his temperature and knows the device will reach it, plus or minus as little as 2 and as much as 5 degrees. When non-digital machines only provide a range of temperature within 100 degrees or so, this variation appears reasonable. Pricier devices are more precise, but expensive.

The Vapir NO2 heats up rapidly so you can be vaping within minutes. Once you have used it a few times and decided which setting appears right, set this temperature on the menu. Show Fahrenheit or Celsius, whatever makes most sense to you. Purchase the right voltage for where you live: 110v for North America, 220v for Australia, or 240v for the UK and mainland Europe.

Battery Powered Vaporizer

Vapir suggests that most portable products rely on a flame created by butane to heat herbs and this creates two risks. One is that you will inhale butane, which is nasty, and the other is that herbs will burn. In either case, the acrid smell and taste will potentially put you off of vaporizing.

The Vapir NO2 is powered by a rechargeable internal battery. There is no flame. Vapir exaggerates slightly: though there are lots of oil-fired vaporizers, battery power is also extremely common in a portable vaporizer priced over $150.

Consumers can continue to vape while their battery is recharging. This is what you call a pass-through function.

Internal Elements

Whereas glass and ceramics are popular materials for vaporizer manufacture, they are also expensive. Vapir uses a brass heating element encased in stainless steel to produce clean vapor which smells and tastes fresh. You could argue that this is inferior to other materials, but the NO2 costs about $150. There are advantages to compromise.

Meanwhile, the difference between glass, ceramic, and metal is considered by some to be subtle, the kind of thing an expert vaporizer or vaporizer snob would notice. In other words, consider the NO2 as a fabulous starting device and do not aim any lower in price.


Though not elegant, the Vapir NO2 fits the bill as a piece of technology masquerading as something else. Its futuristic design resembles a long black car adaptor, so its purpose would not be automatically apparent to most people.