You’ll probably be surprised after your first hit from the soon-to-be released KandyPens MIVA 2 vaporizer. This portable herbal and wax vape may be small, but its clouds are startlingly big. The ceramic conduction/convection oven and 2200mAh battery promise the kind of vapor production you’d expect from a larger unit, but you still get that vaping-on-the-street experience with a very pocket-friendly design.
This is a connoisseur's vape with a reasonable price tag. Surprisingly feature-rich for a little guy, it allows you to pinpoint your favorite temperatures using precision control, and, conveniently, the unit will remember your last setting. An upgraded OLED display gives you command over your sessions, displaying battery power, current heat, and temperature settings.
KandyPens MIVA 2 is an upgrade to an already formidable vape--perfect for beginner and intermediate users who want excellent vapor with an extremely portable design and a reasonable price point.
New Herb/Wax Compatibility - The MIVA 2 works with waxy oils in addition to dry herb. Just dab some wax into the included concentrate insert and load it into the ceramic herb chamber.
Brighter Display - The OLED display has received an upgrade. It’s now brighter and clearer.
Convection/Conduction Heating - Heats herb in the chamber while hot air flows through every nook and cranny in the bowl, thoroughly vaporizing everything.
Smart Memory Technology - KandyPens MIVA 2 remembers the last temp setting you were on so you don’t have to reset the temperature every session.
Precision Temperature Control - Zero in on the ideal temperature between 350F and 430F.
Large Ceramic Chamber - Load up to .5 grams of dry herb into the 100% ceramic chamber.
Lifetime Warranty - The warranty speaks volumes about the quality of KandyPens MIVA 2.
Very Portable - You can conceal this portable vaporizer in your hand with no problem.
Let’s start with the important stuff. KandyPens MIVA 2 is an ace in the vapor production department. It may be small, but its vapor production is big. You have the conduction side of its heating system to thank for that. By heating herb directly on the hot surface of the chamber, the MIVA 2 creates bigger clouds faster.
(Unlike its predecessor, MIVA 2 features a wax insert for vaping concentrates.)
At the same time, the rips are delicious and smooth. That’s where the convection heating comes in. By seeping hot air into the chamber through tiny holes in the bottom plate, the MIVA 2 vaporizes every millimeter of surface area without directly heating it, which maximizes flavor and minimizes combustion. With the glass mouthpiece extension attached, you lose a bit of discretion, but the hits are smooth and clean-tasting.
KandyPens MIVA 2 is quite efficient. After a session, the greens were browned, completely spent--the mark of a combustionless vaporizer.
KandyPens Miva 2 features an upgraded interface with a clearer and brighter OLED Display for monitoring temperature and battery power. Pick temps using the up and down arrow buttons. The display will show you the temp you’ve chosen as well as the current heat as it climbs toward your chosen setting.
(A brighter, better defined OLED display shows temperature climbing to your chosen setting.)
Smart Memory Technology will automatically revert back to your last temp setting. This eliminates the trouble of having to choose temperature at the start of every session. As soon as you turn KandyPens MIVA 2 on it begins heating.
Loading the MIVA 2 is easy. The mouthpiece is connected via rubber grommets so just pop it off, load, and pop it back. The chamber can be cleaned using a toothpick and isopropyl with little effort.
The overall user experience of the MIVA 2 vaporizer feels streamlined and hassle-free.
KandyPens MIVA 2 is simple in design, which reflects in its equally simple user experience. The mouthpiece is ergonomic with good airflow. It pops out to reveal a deep ceramic oven with airholes at the bottom. You can also attach the longer mouthpiece with a glass stem straw to extend the vapor path for smoother hits.
(Easily switch between a regular mouthpiece and a glass straw.)
The improved OLED display has more brightness and clarity to it so you can see it better during the day. It displays each degree as you toggle through the wide range of temperatures. It also shows current temperature and battery power.
Now let’s talk about portability. This vaporizer is one of the most portable on the market. But it’s also incredibly feature-rich for such a compact unit. It’s not everyday you get a smaller portable vape that features precision temperature control or convection heating. But the KandyPens Miva 2 has both. It hides easily in your hand while you vape, and won’t burden your pocket when you carry it around.
In a nutshell, MIVA 2 is easy to use and carry around thanks to its compact, functional design.
The MIVA 2 is powered by a 2200mAh battery. The higher capacity gives you a longer battery life and a rapid 10 to 20 second heat up time. The downside is a longer charge time of 4 to 5 hours.
Luckily you can charge up via Micro-USB, which allows you to power up from more places.
The biggest advantage of the KandyPens Miva 2 battery is precision temperature control. You get over 80 temps to choose from and you narrow it down to the specific degree that best suits your preferences.
Is KandyPens MIVA 2 for You?
If you like more control over your vapor profiles, but don’t want a bulky unit that will jam up your pocket, the KandyPens MIVA 2 is definitely up your alley. This small but mighty portable vaporizer will be available soon.
Thomas Gregorich is a writer at The VaporNation Blog, a Los Angeles-based online publication focused on providing balanced and trustworthy information about vaporizers. His blogs are visited by an average of 60,000 readers each month. His goal? To help build awareness about the true benefits and downsides of vaping.
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