Der Omicron Vaporizer ist ein elektrischer Vaporizer, der vorallem zum Verdampfen von (Hasch)Öl und anderen konzentrierten Formen von Cannabis, wie Butter oder Ice-o-lator, geeignet ist.
Der Omicron hat die Form einer E-Zigarette und arbeitet nach dem selben Prinzip. Der Vaporizer ist mit einem eingebauten Akku ausgestattet, der mittels einem USB-Stecker (und eventuell mit einem Adapter für die Steckdose) aufgeladen werden kann.
Eine Füllung reicht aus für 300-400 Hits, abhängig vom verwendeten Inhalt.
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Omicron Vaporizer ReviewBy Vaporizer Info on 06-03-2012
The Omicron is a pen-style portable vaporizer that works on cartridges which can be filled with various types of concentrates (think hash oil, BHO, budder etc). The Omicron allows the user to instantly vaporize, meaning there is virtually no heat-up time.
We’d heard many good things about this device, and we first got to try it at the 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. We then got in touch with the folks at THC Scientific, and they were kind enough to hook us up with a Starter Kit of the Omicron to review.
Please note that we used version 1.1 of the Omicron for this review, which is currently no longer available as has been replaced by the V2. This is an improved version that comes with 2 replaceable batteries (version 1.1 has a built-in battery) that will also last about 10% longer than the battery in V1.1. The good news for V1.1 owners is that a separate herb chamber is in the works and will become available over time.
The packaging of the Omicron looks clean and professional. We received the double unit kit, which contains two Omicrons (which essentially consists of the battery, use button and cover). The cartridges are packed in a separate box, with each cartridge having its own mouthpiece and a nifty little cap to seal the cartridge when it is not in use.
The Omicron itself looks nice and sleek. Without the mouthpiece, it is about the size of a regular pen, making it very easy to carry in your (inside) pocket. A rugged carrying case is included, which also provides room for several additional cartridges and other accessories.
Also included is a charger, where the user can choose to charge the battery via AC or by USB. Unfortunately, this USB charger won’t be included in the V2 release.
Ease of use
The Omicron can be used with severl types of extracts, provided the extract melts when heated. In our test we used BHO (Butane Hash Oil). It is also important that the concentrate does not contain any plant matter, as this can cause the cartridge to clog.
Filling a cartridge requires some effort, but the provided filling tool worked really well for us. What we did was place the filling tool on the tip of the cartridge (standing up). We then gently poured the heated hash oil into the ‘funnel’. By heating the side of the filling tool the oil becomes more liquid and will run down into the cartridge.
Each cartridge holds about a gram of oil, enough for hundreds of hits. Some users claim to have gotten more than 500 hits out of a single cartridge!
After charging the battery, which takes about 3,5 hours, the prefilled cartridge can easily be attached to the unit by screwing it on. After placing the cover over the cartridge and inserting the mouthpiece, we are ready to go.
All it takes to vaporize is to press the button on the side for 3 to 5 seconds, while at the same time gently inhaling from the silicon mouthpiece. Within seconds, nice white clouds of vapour can be observed. Quite amazing and convenient!
The cartridges come with a little whip cap that can be attached when you are not using the vaporizer. It is recommended to store the Omicron with a filled cartridge in an upright position, to prevent leaking of the cartridge. Additionally, one can choose to unload the cartridge and seal it with the white cap that comes with it.
Vapor & Taste
The taste of the vapour is good, but nothing spectacular. However, I must stress that this may have to do with the fact that I’ve never been a great fan of BHO – regarding the taste that is. As with all types of oils and extracts, I’m sure the taste can vary quite a bit. I did notice a very slight taste of metal/silicon, but this seems to fade when taking slightly larger hits. The clouds produced by the Omicron are impressive and will get you ripped in no time. The temperature of the vapor is just fine, it doesn’t get too hot at all, even after up to 5 seconds of continually – yet slowly- inhaling.
The Omicron is hard to beat when it comes to efficiency. One or two hits of the Omicron will produce an effect that would otherwise require several hits with other portables (when vaporizing herbs instead of extracts).
While all parts are constructed in China, the quality of the Omicron seems to be good. It feels quite sturdy and does not contain any loose or fragile parts. We’ve used our Omicron intensively for about a week, and did not encounter any issues whatsoever.
The battery lasted us about 80 hits, but this depends on the length of draws you take. Charging takes about 3,5 hours, and the Omicron cannot be used while charging.
I think it is safe to say that this is the future of vaporizing. With more and more dispensaries offering high grade extracts, combined with the efficiency and convenience of vaporizing oils with the Omicron make it an outstanding choice for any type of user. A loading chamber for herbs and other types of (non-meltable) extracts such as hash and ice-o-lator would only add to this.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye THC Scientific as they seem to have some interesting updates and new products in the pipeline. For now, the Omicron provides a convenient and healthy way to consume oils and other extracts!
User submitted vaporizer reviews
Omicron Vaporizer reviewBy bholover on 23-11-2011
This is without doubt the ultimate vaporizer for oils. The taste is just awesome and a full cartridge will provide more hits than you could wish for. If you're into vaporizing oil or budder, this is the best choice out there at this moment!
Only drawback I noticed is that the filling process can be slightly messy, but I believe there will be accessories available in the future to make this a little bit easier. Good thing you don't have to refill it a lot since its so efficient =)
Omicron Vaporizer reviewBy Visitor on 19-01-2012
I just love the ease of operation. The filling is a little messy but not so hard to deal with. We had a problem with the charging unit. The wires for the charger came loose and we had to resolder the connection and now it works great. I think the cause of the failure was that the cartridge was wound too tight. I am much more careful now! Seriously though, my dispensary said a lot of complaints about the charger not working, this is probably why. Thinking about opening a repair business!
Omicron Vaporizer reviewBy uncharged bob on 28-02-2012
The pen itself is great. The weak link is the battery charger which has to be replaced with regularity and $20.00 a pop. If they get that glitch straightened out it would be a five star tool.
Omicron Vaporizer reviewBy MrSmithster on 19-03-2012
Fine for stealth use, not for daily use. Pro...easy to use, stealth, works kinda decent, not great. Cons...could be smaller, carts dont last as long as lead to believe, constant care needed so not clogged, weak vapor unless multiple "cycles" are used per hit, even then its nothing like a real hit, carts that pop and sizzle when still half full (using award winning waxes and budders), moisture building up in carts causing pop and sizzle, it stinks, smells like OG Skunk after a few uses which kills the stealth use, you have to keep your head/Omi pointed down while using (why no curved tip?), much hype, but didnt live up to it in my opinion. The kicker is 3 weeks after I buy, they come out with the new improved model. For $50 I can upgrade? Screw that. Not paying another $50 only to find out the next best model has been released. They should have waited releasing the first version when they knew it sucked and that the new version would be superior. Will not waste any more money on this company. I sold mine, wasnt worth it to me...
Omicron Vaporizer (V2.5) reviewBy smokinghot on 28-02-2013
The omicron V2 is a performing vaporizer, as long as you take very good care of it.
-Great amount of vapor
-Fast heat up time
-Built tough, solid materials, high precision construction
-Excellent customer service (had a faulty top replaced free of charge, plus got an extra filling cup and atomizer for free)
-Works best when batteries are fully charged only, performance gradually diminishes.
-I find myself recharging 2 batteries, twice daily, in other words I go through 4 charges every day, only 1 month in.
-Cartridges get clogged, unclogging them drains the battery even more.
-With heavy-duty use, cartridges last no more than 2 weeks.
It's a high maintenance vaporizer, but it gets the job done proper.
Overall I love my omicron v2. I'd rate it 8/10.
Omicron Vaporizer (V2.5) reviewBy Visitor on 20-04-2013
hi ...i have one of these ....and ordered some extras too....the herb attachement and more cartridges in lower heating times.....i love this little thing ...i use rso in it ,and it works amazingly...iwould highly recommend it to anybody who uses a lot of oil .....thumbs up
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