IOLITE Vaporizer
(Last Updated On: July 2, 2015)

Iolite portable vaporizers
Let’s face it, there are too many portable vaporizers out there and as we move along, it has become more and more confusing and difficult to decide which portable model to own. 

From our recent Definitive Guide to Portable Vaporizers, we have ranked the Iolite Original Vaporizer as the #1 brand out of all the models we tested. For vape connoisseurs and our most avid readers out there, you may be thinking that there is a reason why we have voted the Iolite instead of the eternal favorite of all – the Arizer Solo Vaporizer. Certainly, there is a reason why we have chosen the Iolite over any other brands because it is a vaporizer that over delivers. 

Lithium Ion Battery vs. Butane Operated Portable Vaporizer: Which is the Best One to Choose? 

Between you and us, portable can be so many things. But sticking to what is the basic principle of what a portable is; it means the ability to carry it anywhere you want: 

  1. With the much needed comfort  – hand-held, lightweight and discreet 
  2. Without so much disruption – doesn’t die down or lose the power to operate

For these reasons, we take comfort with the Iolite Classic Vaporizer as the vaporizer to beat as it is one of the best portable vaporizer brands to-date that is efficiently powered with butane – the same component that operates a lighter. It is certainly a unique model that cannot be matched with powerful portable vaporizers simply with the fact that you can literally take it anywhere you want without thinking too much. 

Imagine this: you are out in camping and you want an ultra vaporizing experience, you wouldn’t want to lose power in the middle of nowhere, right? 

That’s the basic struggle with lithium battery powered portable models – when you are in the middle of nowhere where electricity can be scarce. This the main reason why we have voted the Iolite Classic as the top Portable Vaporizer there is in the market today. No batteries, no charging, no cords, no worries – just an extreme portable vaporizing experience.

The Iolite Portable Vaporizer can last for up to six full sessions between 10-15 minutes each. Once the butane runs out, all you have to do is refill it with butane (by flipping it upside down) and it can be back into operating mode again. 

How Safe is Butane? 

As some of you may know, butane is very risky. Once skin contact with it happens, it can result into skin irritation and can come into your respiratory system if it is inhaled. But the Iolite Original vape has addressed this with its bi-metal heating chamber that melts down butane before you vape. 

Looks Can be Deceiving 

We don’t know about you, but when we first saw the Iolite Vaporizer, we giggled a bit because we find the walkie- talkie design to be totally peculiar. But as the old adage says, you can never judge a book from its cover – truly this one is something that has blown us completely. What it lacked in aesthetics, the folks at Oglesby and Butler made up by packing it with powerful features and uniqueness. 

You see, when you first hold the Iolite Portable Vaporizer, what you will actually notice is it’s easy to use interface. There is no learning curve because once you fill the Iolite with butane, all you have to do is flick the switch from 0 to 1, then push the igniter switch to get you started with the heating cycle. This is going to take from 30-45 seconds so you can achieve the optimal temperature (374° F) that will produce a sustained and sufficient vapor. Once you start to see an orange glow from its indicator, you are ready to get started. 

Once you are ready, just put the tip of the iolite and start to inhale slowly and regularly to produce vapor. 

You will also never get lost as you go along with the Iolite Vaporizer because of its user manual (that is translated into 15 languages – what is efficiency?) that comes along with the starter kit.

Measuring Iolite to Wispr 2 

The folks at Oglesby and Butler did not rest on their laurels and stop with the production of the Iolite Classic as they have expanded and added Iolite Wispr Classic and the Iolite Wispr 2 in their catalog. There is also a second generation of Iolite that we will be released soon. 

So let’s measure up the Iolite Classic to the Wispr 2 Vaporizer. 

Price: The Iolite currently sells at $148.75  and the Wispr 2 at $199.95. If we are to look at the price the Iolite Classic is a clear winner. 

Compatibility: All the Iolite portable models are compatible with the use of your favorite herbs. 

Heat up time: The average heat up time for all Iolite vaporizers is 30-45 seconds of heat up time. 

Surface Heat: With the Wispr 2, the ventilation system has been improved a lot which now makes it cooler to touch when vaporizing. The Iolite and Wispr can be extra hot when you use it continuously. 

Ratings: 9.8/10

Pros: Butane powered so you can use it anywhere without cords, battery and worries. The risk of being in contact with butane is also addressed with its bi-metal heating chamber. Optimal temperature,

Cons: Can be expensive compared to other portable vaporizers. Little bit of hissing sound and butane smell. Can be hot at the surface when used continuously. There is no visible indicator as to how much butane is left. 

Get It Here: IOLITE Original Vaporizer 

We know that you may have some reservations about the Iolite Vaporizer, before you decide to purchase it, let us give you a list of more information so can compare and decide which is the best way to go:


You may be truly surprised and even raising your eyebrows as to why we have chosen the Iolite Classic Vaporizer as the best portable vaporizer there is. But with so much portable vaporizers out there, it cannot be denied that the Iolite Classic has the only one in recent time that proved to be truly revolutionary. With its benefits of being able to vaporizer anywhere without worrying about its power, you are certainly making a great decision of getting it most especially when you are always on the go.

Thank you for reading our IOLITE Vaporizer Review. Do you own an Iolite Portable Vaporizer? Share with us your experience and assessment of it in the comments below!

Written by The Smokazon Team
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