Magic Flight Launch Box Review
Magic Flight Launch Box
The Magic Flight Launch Box is the ultimate product to use when you need to enjoy your herbs quickly and quietly. Quite simply, the Launch Box is the smallest, fastest, and stealthiest vaporizer available anywhere in the world! This little wooden box really is beautiful, and I’m starting to believe it really is magic too! It’s tiny, about the size of a small box of wooden matches. Not significantly larger than two AA batteries sitting next to each other.
The left half of the Launch Box is taken up by the chamber used to hold the screen (and your load), while the right half of the box holds the single AA rechargeable battery used to heat the screen. The entire top of the Box is covered with a 1/4″ plastic cover that is attached in one corner, and swivels out of the way to provide complete access to the chamber. The cover is held firmly in place, yet is really easy to slide out of the way.
Magic Flight include two AA NiMH batteries for use with the Box. If you choose to use your own batteries, you’ll have to peel off the outer plastic wrapper before they’ll work with the MFLB.
Filling up the bowl is easy and very secure. You fire up the unit by pushing the AA battery all the way into the Box. You don’t have to press and hold the battery in while using it. I really like the operation the way it is – the battery is held pretty firmly in position. There is a down side to this though; you really must remember to slide the battery out a little when you’re done.
You can travel with the battery completely removed (even if the bowl is full), or you can reverse the battery so it doesn’t work electrically, but is held in place in its spot in the Box. You could also travel with the battery inserted correctly, but not pushed in all the way, but this makes it all too easy to accidentally fire up the unit when it’s in your pocket.
Before inserting the battery all the way, I sucked on the tube, and was astounded to see the air patterns in the bowl. The finely ground load swirled nicely around the bowl. Another big smile.
I take a hit, and everything is fine, sweet taste and way more vapor density than I expected. Nearly as much vapor density as I get with my Volcano Vaporizer. This is really great. Even after more bowlfuls, I still don’t really ever see much vapor in the bowl.
The MFLB holds way more than one hit. I think of it as a three-hitter to twelve-hitter! If I fill the bowl full, I get a dozen good hits, with the last hit or two not being very tasty. The last couple of hits actually seem to have more vapor density than the previous ones, probably due to my current technique which allows the screen to get hotter at the end. Interestingly enough, I don’t get the “roasted popcorn” flavor at the end, just less good flavor and more grunge flavor. I’m a flavor kind of guy, so most of my experimenting was with a partial filling, about a third of the way full. This gives me three or four really good hits before the load appears to be done.
Speaking of which, the Box appears to do a good job of evenly extracting the good stuff. The load turns uniformly brown. If I pack a full load (12 hits worth), the outside does turn brown before the inside, but stirring between hits (either manually with a NON-SHARP tool, or by just inhaling too strongly through the tube, which stirs things up) takes care of keeping the flavor sweet though more than just the first hit.
It looks like a full load is going to be perfect when I want to share with a friend or two.
I far prefer the Launch Box. It has charm. It works better for my needs, whether I’m sharing with a friend or by myself. It’s stealthy. It’s easy to use. The Launch Box is nice to handle (it’s a tiny package), easy to shake/stir, and easy to empty and clean.
The instructions say to only expect a bowlful or so per battery – this is important! I use the temperature of the stream to determine how hard and long to draw, and I don’t miss not being able to see the vapor stream at all. I can tell if a battery is mostly depleted by noting how long it takes before the stream is warm. I use breath modulation to control the vapor density and temperature. Draw slowly as it’s easy to inhale too rapidly and cool off the chamber to below the point you desire.
Size: 4. As you can see, the Magic Flight Launch Box is very much on the small side. As a matter of fact, you could set four of these things on a single dollar bill. Talk about small. Until I unboxed it, I truly had no idea and was actually somewhat surprised about the size. But, it is a good thing. The size of the box makes it that much more versatile in terms of where you can bring and use it, therefore I have given it a 4 out of 5. Until you actually have this thing in your hands, you don’t fully understand how small this thing is, the Magic Flight sure delivers in this aspect.
Portability: 5. In the few days I have had the Launch Box, I have brought it everywhere. The movies, the store, random burn cruises, the damn bathroom, everywhere. You can use it in almost any situation. 5 out of 5 for sure.
Craftsmanship/Warranty: 4. I’m sure nobody likes a piece of junk thrown together, and neither do the folks at Magic Flight. Simply put, this is a very sturdy and reliable vape. It looks simple, yet I couldn’t stop admiring the tiny piece of work. It is very well put together, and with care, it could last you a very long time. Besides it comes with a lifetime warranty, though I don’t even think I will need it, considering how well put together and simple it is. Very well done. 4 out of 5.
Usage: 5. This is where the Launch Box really shines. Whenever you want a quick toke you simply load the trench, slide the lid closed, and insert your battery, wait about 3 seconds and inhale slowly until out of breath. Its that simple. You could do it anywhere, almost anytime, you are simply sliding a battery into position. You might not get huge milky rips but it sure does get you ripped, that’s for sure. I smoke way too much just because this vaporizer is so easy to operate. This might be a negative to some, but definitely not me. Five out of five without a doubt.