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Discussion in 'Past Contests' started by Vivant, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Vivant

    Vivant Well-Known Member Manufacturer

    Grand Prize : One Alternate Full Kit with One Avatar Controls Intelligent Battery Digicharger


    The Alternate utilizes a heat exchange system. Instead of combusting your loose-leaf products, the alternate uses heated air to vaporize your herbs. This leaves you a clean and smooth draw, unlike traditional combustion systems.
    The loose leaf vaporizer is sleek, compact, affordable and packed with features that allow the user to personalize the device to his/her liking, such as: On Board Adjustable Safety Timer, On Board LED Display, Adjustable Temp, Adjustable Airflow Control, Blowback Prevention, Cooling Top Cap Unit, Removable 18650 battery, Firmware upgradeable and much more.. Most important feature is the device actually does what it is supposed to do :)

    To find complete details on the Alternate please visit www.vivant.com

    To Enter:

    All you have to do to enter is submit a post to this thread letting us know what you would like to see as the next firmware update for the Alternate (In other words, what is something you would like to see the Alternate be able to do that it currently does not have and please be realistic)


    1. Only eligible for Adults 21 and over in the Continental United States only.
    2. Entries accepted until midnight PST 03/13/2017.
    3. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on here on 03/14/2016 around noon PST.
    4. Only one entry per member.

    Wishing everyone the best of luck and can't wait to hear your opinions!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 1, 2017
  2. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

    North Wales
    Please send me one then I'll be able to answer your question :science:
  3. needalift

    needalift Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if you have this or not , but I'd like it to remember my temp preference instead of having to set it all the time .
  4. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

    How about something like the IQ smart path mechanism.

    Set a low temperature for the first couple of pulls to get the best flavour.

    Set medium temp for next set of pulls to generate light clouds.

    Set higher temp for final extraction pull.

    The low, medium, high temps should be user definable.
  5. P.A.M.

    P.A.M. Vapo Rising

    Planet Earth, North America
    Very nice , @Vivant ! Classy portable vape, accessible battery is nice. I can't say if this would be a suggestion or not being I could not find the info on your website or reading owners manual. Perhaps have a bowl size adaptor for microdosing. Many like to vape very little herb at a time. What is the chamber / bowl size of the Alternate?

    Another suggestion woukd be to try and make it water tool friendly if it's not already.

    Congratulations, neat website and vaporizer !

    Edit : the attachable grinder (pic) is pretty neat too! not sure I'd use it (i'd have to try it ) but it made me smirk and have a second look
  6. Reflections

    Reflections Well-Known Member

    wine country , california
    Remote control app for your smartphone that gives you the ability to set basic and booster temperature and other settings according to your preferences.
  7. TwistedGray

    TwistedGray Well-Known Member

    Preheat functionality
    Rapidly heat to high them immediately drop down to low then slowly bring temp back to high.
  8. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

    Looked over your site and it looks like you have near everything covered. As far as firmware I would like to see a stealth mode. Turn the display off and dim the led maybe.
    Only other thing I can come up with would be an optional high quality metal grinder for folks that break plastic ones.

    Looks awesome!
  9. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

    Land of Confusion
    A "Boost" feature would be pretty cool. Use an existing button or button combo to give the heater a little extra boost for as long as it's pressed (an automatic cutoff is realistic) for the times when you want a little more heat, but don't want to go through the process of raising the temp.

    When would you want to do this? Toward the end of the bowl, many people like to amp up the temp a little bit. This would do just that.
  10. seaofgreens

    seaofgreens My Mind Is Free

    Couldn't think of a firmware update I'd like to see, but I would suggest swapping out the plastic grinder with a smaller 2 inch three piece, preferably metal. Or a jyarz container perhaps. Either of which would have more practical use imo.
  11. FreddieFresh

    FreddieFresh Well-Known Member

    1. Definitely should be able to change temps mid session.

    2. There seems to be a bit of confusion with turning the unit off. Perhaps this could be reconsidered and improved.

    3. The timers are pretty short so this may be unnecessary, but if there's a draw speed sensor in place I'd like to see it shut off after a couple of minutes if no one hits it.

    4. Faster heat up times are always nice. I'd like to see 30 seconds or less, but I think it was stated that it wasn't possible?

    5. It may already be an option but you should be able to turn off the beep and led for stealth.

    6. As mentioned, boost (either button or draw speed initiated) and some sort of preset temp paths (by time or number of draws) as well as the ability to recall the last temp used.

    7. I believe it was stated haptic feedback wasn't a possibility this time, but this should be considered going forward. I personally find it annoying and would want the option to turn it off. But many blind and/or deaf users rely on this feature, which heavily limits their options. It's a small thing that can open your products to a whole different customer base.

    The rest aren't firmware ideas but you definitely need preloadable capsules for regular and micro dosing, a WPA, and different mouthpieces (preferably glass). Also, maybe some sort of loading funnel.
  12. DieHard

    DieHard Accessory supplier

    It would be nice to be able to vape oil. To have a specific "concentrates mode". Also a solution for loading concentrates easily, like perhaps a "oil capsule".
  13. 1_gr8_underdog

    1_gr8_underdog Trapped in the Astral Planes Back from the dead

    Between Jupiter and Saturn
    Ability to dim, go to stealth mode, and customize the colors of the oled screen. Ability to enter custom personal message/greeting at power on. Region specific firmware. To compensate for altitudes. And a compass. Thanks for the contest :tup:
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017
  14. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

    Yep...stealth mode would be a nice firmware mod!
  15. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

    The firmware seems sufficient but a smaller size body would be completely welcomed. I like everything about the functional features but I just can't love it, it looks like paraphernalia. Unless every owner lives in a legal state it's not something easily concealed so that's a huge consideration.
  16. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

    Can you elaborate on what you mean?

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  17. ShovelHead

    ShovelHead Bikes don't leak oil, they mark their territory!

    East Central Illinois
    the heat to go up in 5 degrees increments after a couple minutes, remember settings so you can keep your sweet spot, attachment for a water unit. :spliff:
  18. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

    Ontario, Canada
    Ability to adjust the duration of the auto-off timer ...
  19. irishroots8477

    irishroots8477 El Duderino if you're not into the brevity thing

    The East
    Perhaps a mechanism that can fill bags, or a gong variation.I had more suggestions prior to reading all the specs lol
  20. placetime

    placetime Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the cool contest! :clap:

    I haven't yet been able to think of anything not already mentioned. I agree very much with the ideas of being able to turn off beeps and lights. :tup:
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  21. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

    Judge the Vaper by the Vapor
    Thanks for the awesome contest!

    In a future firmware update, I'd like to see some "Stepped Temperature Session" options.

    What does this mean (at least to me at the moment)?
    It means that if I selected the Daytime Stepping Range, that your vape would start out at about 160C or so. Then in set time increments, it would automatically set the heat 10 degrees higher. Next time increment passes, then 10 degrees higher and so on till it reaches approx 195C.

    Evening Stepping Range, vape would start out at 185C and in 15 degree temperature increments, would continue stepping 15+ each time increment till it reached 230C.

    That would make for a heck of an enjoyable session vape!

    Leave the other options intact, would say just to add this functionality.

    Thanks again for the contest!
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
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  22. Taz

    Taz Tester

    Dirty South
    I would like to see maybe 3 "remembered"settings that I can could set the temps myself. I also like Daves idea of stepped temperatures in the furture.

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  23. NinjaMindTriks

    NinjaMindTriks Ninja Vapor Enthusiast

    The Great Bible Belt!
    I'm all about stealth mode too!
  24. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

    Yep, I think Greenhopper's suggestion would be REALLY super keeewwwwllllll as well!

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  25. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

    The Vapor Trail
    I would like to see an even wider temperature range.
    Perhaps even a temperature boost system to raise the temperature super quickly.
    ...and then there is that. Without having worked with the unit, it is difficult to come up with "improvements"~

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