The ALFA by Goboof is an awesome, portable flower vaporizer. It's extremely easy to use with little wait time for the heating process. Within two minutes of opening the box, I was vaping with ease. Well built and simple to use, nothing is overly complicated. But let's break it down a little bit further. Hope you guys enjoy.
The ALFA comes with everything you see here: three pipe cleaners, three toothpicks, three extra screens, a wooden tool, spare mouth piece, a charger, and directions. The ALFA's packaging is very nice and compact—nothing I would save, however you do feel like you're opening a fine product.
This is the herb chamber. I want to say Goboof nailed the depth in how far the chamber goes down in the ALFA. I've seen so many other chambers that are too deep, causing some flower to over-vape while other flower remains unheated. With shallow chambers you just vape through the flower too fast and will often run into that burnt popcorn taste we all "love". Also, the rod you see coming up from the center of the chamber heats the entire chamber as well, truly allowing you to finally vape the whole chamber at once, evenly. This perfect herb chamber design makes for a stronger hit and a longer session on the bowl.
This is the top of the ALFA where the mouthpiece and settings are located. The small notch next to the off setting is your green light. The light will blink until the ALFA is at temp and ready, where it will glow green. Moving around the dial you can see settings such as LO, MID, and HI. As you probly guessed, that is just as it appears—low, medium, and high. The low setting I could not get any desired effects from with a temperature of 374 degrees fahrenheit. Yet while vaping at MID and HI, smoke and effects were apparent. The other two funtions on the dial, A/P (automatic heat-by-puff) and A/T (automatic heat-by-time) were experimented with, but could not produce effects. MID and HI work well enough for me to not even "dig" this product for not producing smoke on three out of its five setttings. I hope that speaks to you.
Now for the mouthpiece—my one drawback. When putting your lips to the mouthpiece, you notice that you are practically kissing the top of your ALFA. Now I know you're going to love it, but a slightly longer mouthpiece would have been nice. The ALFA does get warm and with repeated use, and your lips notice.
The guys at GotVape were rad enough to throw in this grinder, which they do with every purchase on their site. As it turns out, if you buy an ALFA, they'll give you one too. Man, how cool is that! Thanks GotVape! Works like a charm.
Break up your flowers nice and fine, grab your handy dandy tool and pack it in there. Be gentle, but fill the spaces until your herb chamber is full. Turn the dial to your perferred setting, wait for the small green light next to the dial to glow a constant green, and you're good to go!
Big thanks goes out to Goboof and GotVape for sending TheNug the amazing ALFA vaporizer. I like it a lot and recommend it for those out there looking for a nice, chill, relaxing time. Especially beginner vaporizers because of its ease of use.