(Last Updated On: April 26, 2020)

The German vaporizer and wax pen manufacturing firm Storz & Bickel has been a pioneer of top-notch vaporization devices for almost two decades now. And just recently, they have hit the headlines again with a masterpiece of a desktop vaporizer, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer. If you have been eyeing this new vaporizer like so many other enthusiasts out there, here’s what you need to know about it.

A Little into the History of Volcano Vaporizers

Storz & Bickel launched the original Volcano Vaporizer, a desktop vaporizer, back in the late 1990s and set the golden standard in vaporization in an age when cannabis legalization was yet to occur in the US. It arrived in the market as the first legal desktop vaporizer for administering medical cannabis, and surprisingly enough it was able to extract the active ingredients from the herb with an efficiency of 75%.


Classic and Digital Variants of Volcano Vaporizers

The Volcano Vaporizer comes in two variants:

  •         Volcano Classic: This was the Storz & Bickel’s first release, and it had a mechanical dial to regulate temperature. Though not portable, the classic model became an instant hit for its exceptional vapor quality.
  •         Volcano Digit: Seven years after the original model arrived in the market, the company released a digital iteration. While the knobs and switches in the classic one render a retro feeling, this one came with buttons and a more crisp display.

What’s New in This Hybrid Vaporizer?

The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is a blend of the old and the new. Like its predecessors, it shares the same conical shape with a height of eight inches and a width of seven inches and weighs almost 8 lbs. But it has got exceptional updates:

  1.   Better Controls

Keeping up with the new age technology, this Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer comes with a touch screen interface. These touch-sensitive controls give the instrument a smoother, cleaner, and sleeker look. Other than the standard controls like temperature, fan, and power, you can now even alter the heating pattern and adjust the shutoff timer.

  1.   Bluetooth Connectivity

Storz & Bickel has once again proved its supremacy by introducing remote customization in a desktop vaporizer. Thus, with Bluetooth connectivity, you can carry out all operations including customization of the touch screen display, adjustment of temperature, switching on and off the device, etc. remotely via a smartphone app.

  1.   Hybrid Function: You can Whip or Blow as you wish

All the previous versions of Volcano vaporizers used pumps to fill up bags for vapor intake. But in the new Volcano Hybrid, both delivery methods are supported; balloon bags and whips; hence the name Hybrid vaporizer. The whip is connected to a rotating adapter. So, you can sit with your friends and experience classic hookah in the comfort of your home with direct draws from a tube, or if you wish, you can stick to your old bags for inhalation.

  1.   Faster Heating Mechanism

The sleek design of this brand new desktop vaporizer isn’t all. There’s more to it hidden inside. Under its hood, there lies a double helix heating system which has made the heating process better and faster as compared to its older models. A typical heating session now takes around 40 seconds instead of three to six minutes. The temperature range lies between 104°F and 446°F.

  1.   New Filing Chamber

The company redesigned the filling chamber and made it different from the previous Easy Valve model to incorporate the latest heating techniques. To get the best experience by using Storz & Bickel’s dosing capsules, you will need a new reducer. The other accessories from the former models are quite compatible with this hybrid model.


What is the Price?

This hybrid has entered the market at $699.00. Compared to the Volcano Digit, you might find it to be a tad extra. But, with such superior quality and unparalleled updates featuring the latest designs and engineering advancements, it’s completely worth the money.   

With the discovery of the immense therapeutic benefits of cannabis and subsequent legalization, the market for marijuana vaporizing devices has increased manifold in recent times. The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer can cater to the demands of the people without compromising on the quality of vapor even the slightest bit.

Written by Kathy Cooley