The Firefly 2 vaporizer is one of the most revered portable vaporizers ever, so what’s to improve? There were only a few negatives attributed to the Firefly 2, with the biggest gripes being the restrictive airflow and steep learning curve when first using. The Firefly 2+ helps alleviate those issues with a few tweaks to make convection heating on-the-go that much easier to enjoy.
Firefly knew what made their portable vape special and seems to have done a good job at keeping the heart and soul of the Firefly 2 intact when updating it, so users who want to upgrade won’t feel completely lost with the Firefly 2+. The loading of your material is the same, the borosilicate vapor path remains, and the Firefly 2+ app gives you total temperature control. Let’s take a look at the new aspects of the Firefly 2+ that should make your sessions smoother than ever!
Updated Firmware Makes for More Efficient Heating
The Firefly 2+ will utilize the same convection heating system of its predecessor; for flavor centric users convection heating is the preferred heating method. Your material will be housed in a chamber that is totally removed from the heat source, guaranteeing that no combustion will take place even at the highest temperature setting.
One of the lesser talked about drawbacks of convection heating is the instances of decreasing temperature as you take a draw in. Every draw, if unregulated, will decrease the air that is bathing your material and give you uneven results. To combat this, the Firefly 2+ will slowly increase the temperature of the heating element during your draw to ensure your chosen temperature stays constant. Experienced vape users will no doubt appreciate this small yet effective improvement.
Firefly gave the Firefly 2+ updated firmware that gets your material to temperature in an uber-quick three seconds. The cool-down time has been reduced as well, this will prevent your material from being unnecessarily heated when you’re not taking draws, a small yet helpful tweak to the new edition of this vaporizer.
Less Draw Resistance
The biggest gripe with the original Firefly 2 was the draw resistance. Getting a solid draw of vapor from the Firefly 2 was considered more difficult of a process compared to that of other convection vaporizers. This draw resistance can put a hamper on your vapor production, especially if your dry herb is packed too tight. The Firefly 2+ has a reported 33% more airflow, taking away the need to develop a “special draw” when enjoying a session.
An increase in airflow gives you more leniency when it comes to packing the chamber, so a lot of the “pre-session prep” the Firefly 2 needed is no more. Newer vaporizer users who decided to plunge into the “elite device” world with the Firefly 2+ will encounter a device that while still a little complicated to use, won’t make taking a draw any harder than it needs to be.
What To Expect From The Firefly 2+
That’s all the information on the Firefly 2+ that we currently have, but if these changes get implemented it should be a huge difference maker. The Firefly 2+ will be dual-use, a concentrate insert will arrive with each unit, and keep the stylish silhouette of the original Firefly 2. There WILL be an app to give users total control over their temperature, as well as a Burning Man related Easter egg, for all you Burners out there.
We’ll have a comprehensive review of the Firefly 2+ when it arrives, so keep an eye out!