I would totally recommend this to a friend, or someone who is buying their first vaporizer. I love how compact it is compared to my pipes, and the flavor of my herbs is amazing! The battery will last me about 2 days on average, and I am a moderate to heavy 'smoker'. I do wish there was a battery indicator somewhere on the device, but it's nothing I am fretting over. I have just made it part of my routine to charge it while I do homework every couple days. As I mentioned in the cons, the external temperature is hot to the touch, not enough to actually burn you, but enough to pull away from heat.
I was expecting something different aesthetically when it arrived, like something more shiny, but that was not the case. Again, not a big deal, I just thought it would be a more metallic material, it is more of a silicone coated metal. So, it is almost a rubbery, hard texture. Overall, I think this is a great pen for anyone, especially for the price!! I am no longer smoking, and only vaporizing. I feel great! My lungs are clearing up, and so is my skin!!! My skin now has a natural glow again, and is not so ashy. I use much less herbs when I smoke, and I enjoy the effects much more, in a better clarity. I hope this gives someone an idea of what to expect with this device.