Zeus Smite Plus Cannabis Vaporizer Brings The Thunder In Heat And Chill
Zeus Smite Plus
At this point, I think I’ve reached vaporizer review fatigue. While the products continue to reach new heights of technological advancement, it’s hard to not feel a bit of apathy towards the very flooded market. However, I can still be slightly blown away by some of the newer vapes. So, did the Zeus Smite Plus vape blow me away? Let’s just say we’ve come a long way in cannabis smoking technology. Insert joke about Gatorade bottle bongs here.
The Zeus Smite Plus from TVape feels comparable to the previously reviewed Utillian 721, though in the end, it is really a much different vape. It is strictly a cannabis flower vape and makes a point of trying to be the literal god of that market. With a name like Zeus, that kind of makes sense. All the booklets and packaging came adorned with some sort of lightning bolt font, with strong god-of-thunder-and-weed statements.
There was a lot I didn’t like about this vaporizer that might be the same things you love about it. It has a smooth anodized aluminum finish, which isn’t all that bad as most general use vaporizers have this type of finish. I kind of prefer something a bit more rubberized. The Zeus Smite Plus has three control buttons instead of a one-for-all button. The power button controls the obvious, while the up and down buttons control the heat adjustment.
I’ll get back to the heat in a second, but let me gripe about the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece screws on to the top of the chamber. The chamber itself is narrow and deep enough but doesn’t have that recessed lip that I like that keeps the cannabis from making a mess. In fact, loading this thing was messy every single time. To expose the chamber, you have to slide back a cover. Since the top of the chamber is flush and not recessed, this causes weed crumbs to get under and in-between this slide cover and the top of the vape. To compound this, when closed over the chamber, the hole for the power cable is exposed.
On the bottom of the vape, there is another slide cover and this one is where the screw on mouthpiece is kept when not in use. While the Utillian 721 mouthpiece rotates back into place, this one (with its own screen, rubber seal and rubber tip) needs to be stored in a chamber. It’s a tad odd and off-putting to me, but you might like the slide chambers. I just found myself scraping crumbs out of the top slide, putting my thumb over the chamber and tapping the device to get all the crumbs out.
The 2nd gen 18650 Lithium Ion battery gives you about two hours of battery life, which isn’t terrible but also kind of limits portability because the charger is proprietary. You know how I feel about proprietary chargers. They suck. Any type of portable electronics should be using standard USB, save for Apple products of course because, ecosystem.
Where the Zeus Smite Plus shines is with the temperature control. The digital display is a nice touch and you can increase temperature by the degree. The convection temperature runs from 40°C-222°C, so you have a good range depending on the consistency of your product and how fat you want your clouds to be. Additionally, there is a battery life indicator on the screen, which leaves out that annoying guessing game I play with most of my vapes or shaking the device to light up some LEDS to indicate battery life.
There are also a ton of accessories for the Zeus Smite Plus, most compatible with the entirety of TVape’s product line. Most notable is the Zeus Iceborn, which is a vapor cooling device. It’s a pretty interesting experience hooking this thing up. Kind of like smoking a cannabis infused glacier. It has this tube system that you screw into the Zeus Smite Plus instead of the mouthpiece tip and it cools down hot vapor with ice filtration.
Will the Zeus Smite Plus replace my Pax 3 as my daily go-to vaporizer? This is a question I have to ask myself every time I review a new vape. It has a nice chamber and heats up really, really quickly but that might not be enough.
The Zeus Smite Plus certainly will suffice as the “I’m sitting on the couch and not doing a damn thing tonight” vape. It will not be able to replace the pocket feel of smaller vapes though and is limited for portability by that proprietary charger. With its speedy heating and speedy cooling with the Zeus Iceborn, it is certainly a unique and fresh entry into the crowded field of cannabis vaporizers. Plus, it came with extra screens. That alone is like 20 bonus points in my arbitrary point system. I give it twelve frozen smoking banana peels out of fifteen handfuls of hash brownies.
The Zeus Smite Plus retails for $169 and is on sale now. A review unit was provided by the manufacturer.
In this vaporizer review I take a hit from the Zeus Smite Plus, a godly little vape with some cool accessories.
ZEUS Smite Plus
The ZEUS Smite Plus is the advanced version of the Original ZEUS Smite with an obvious addition of the LED display. Featuring full ceramic heating chamber, the tough herbal vaporizer constructed with premium anodized aluminum can survive wear and tears while producing pure vapors. Weighting 21 grams lighter than its predecessor, the Smite Plus comes with precise temperature control.
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- Brand / Manufacturer: ZeusArsenal
- Type: Portable Vaporizer
- Usage: Herbs
- Mouthpiece material: Glass
- Heating Technique: Conduction
- Temperature control: Full control
- Energy Source: Battery
- Material: Aluminum
- Average battery life: 120 minutes
- Chamber/oven material: Ceramic
- Delivery Method: Direct
- Origin: Canada
- Temperature Settings: 40°C – 222°C
- Heat-up time: 1 – 2 minutes
- Weight: 185 grams
- Size: 10.4 x 6 x 2.2 cm
- Warranty: 1 year(s)
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The ZEUS Smite Plus is the advanced version of the Original with an obvious addition of the LED display. Featuring full ceramic heating chamber, the tough herbal vaporizer constructed with premium anodized aluminum can survive wear and tears while producing pure vapors. Weighting lighter than its predecessor, the Smite Plus comes with precise temperature control.