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Alfa Vaporizer by goboof

Discussion in 'Thread Candidates' started by dopefiend, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. dopefiend

    dopefiend Well-Known Member

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    I just had a very interesting call from a man with a great pedigree in portable vaporizers. He tells me he is now creating vaporizers for his new company, goboof.

    What he had to say was very interesting: unlike his previous products, his new one, the Alfa, is battery powered. It's very small and very simple to use, and although it's conduction, he says they've worked hard to ensure that herbs keep their flavour. He said at the moment it's a flowers-only unit, but they are working on an adapter for use with oils. They are also working on water tool adapters and water tools.

    It also has some pretty unique features such as a "puff sensor", which can either turn the unit off if it's not being used, or even increase the temperature automatically depending on how many puffs you've taken.

    Also it is made in the UK! Parts sourced from Europe, final assembly in Northern Ireland!

    Obviously I haven't seen it yet, but he is going to send me one to have a look at. I'm reserving judgement, but he did help create the first portable vaporizer, and it looks and sounds cool. He says it will be released first in the US, then Europe, hopefully both before Christmas. He aims to retail it for $200 US, or €140 EUR

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    • All in one function dial guarantees ease-of-use.
    • Full control assured with 3 manual, 1 smart auto puff and 1 smart auto time and heat functions.
    • Innovative battery technology provides 2 Hours run time and 30 second heat up.
    • Hard anodised oven with heating-pin ensures even heat distribution and great long-lasting flavour.
    • Sleek ergonomic compact design with all metal anodised machined casing.
    • Automatic smart puff technology shut-off saves battery life.
    see http://goboof.com/ for more details.
     
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  2. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    Looks like the iolite and the vapormax had a baby!
     
  3. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    Not bad at all, yet once again only 3 meager temperature settings... But it's a clear improvement over the FlowerMate Vapormax.
     
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  4. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    That's 2 more temp settings than the iolite had, so that's a step in the right direction.

    :peace:
     
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  5. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    hello beauty...!!!
     
  6. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    I'm intrigued by the heating pin idea. This thing looks like Pax 2.0. Most of the differences fix Pax problems, like the sticky mouthpiece and the temperature control button. I'd prefer at least one more setting at 160°C or 170°C, but this looks like a good device on paper. I wish manufacturers would pick up on providing information about the vapour path and materials used. I don't see anything on their website about those things.
     
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  7. PPN

    PPN Well-Known Member

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    I only saw this sort of heating pin in some chineses craps (Pax counterfeits and vape pen for dry herbs which burns) but since this vape is coming from a respectable manufacturer I hope it use a better technology.

    Hard time to create a new portable vape, too much choices on the market and all with the same form factor and all using conduction, is it a step forward or backward?
     
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  8. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    hello pakalolo and PPN, no actually the heating chamber looks like the one from the iolite and the wispr! Both units have the pin as well
     
  9. StickyShisha

    StickyShisha Well-Known Member

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    does boof have a different meaning on your side of the pond?
     
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  10. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Yeah I've seen the Chinese units using a pin, but the ones I saw were using a coil heater at the bottom of the chamber. I didn't know the Iolite and Wispr used a heating pin.
     
  11. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    they do!
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  12. Severmore

    Severmore Well-Known Member

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    This looks interesting. Any word on the battery being replaceable?
     
  13. °k

    °k Condensing fact from the vapor of nuance

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    Made in Europe but released in the US first? :disgust:
     
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  14. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    I just realized how short the vapor path is on this one, you are supposed to draw from that black cone right?

    I already couldn't stand how hot my Firewood vapor got with the tiny provided glass straw and had (like many people) to hack something longer.

    The gf's FM VaporMax V is ok with a slightly longer mouthpiece but it doesn't do very high temps either.

    What they did in the Ascent (having the vapor path running through the full device height and more) is very clever, even if it brought its share of problems...

    I wonder how this one will fare...
     
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  15. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    I have no clue to be honest, but i expect there will be a tube for it or something
     
  16. weenstoned

    weenstoned Active Member

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    Anyone know the size specs of this? Looks pretty small, but maybe they used a hand model with giant hands.
     
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  17. HillaryClinton

    HillaryClinton Future ruler of earth

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    Look like it might be a tinge smaller then the Flowermate...
     
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  18. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    Oh crap, seems I was too vaked when I posted! I just looked closer at the pix and the bowl is at the bottom while the black cone is at the top, so vapor is flowing though the entire device length, this is good.

    Anyone know what is this switch-like thing next to the bowl?
     
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  19. weenstoned

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    My money is on that switch ejecting the heating pin for cleaning. Or maybe the whole oven.
     
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  20. Severmore

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    Any updates? I noticed the website is currently down...gearing up for launch?
     
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  21. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    beta units should be ready any time soon, but "The Goboof Alfa won't be released in the USA for another couple of months or so however we will have a specific launch date soon"
     
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  22. Severmore

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  23. swoopingbird

    swoopingbird New Member

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    Can anyone verify when this unit will be available for purchase?
     
  24. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    don't think it will be out anytime soon
    but will let you know when I have recieved an update
     

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