The Arizer Solo measures about the size of a soda can and weighs just under 200 grams (7 ounces).
A LED indicator shows the current temperature. When turned off and on, the Solo remembers the last used temperature. There are 7 preset temperatures:
1: 122°F ( 50°C)
2: 365°F (185°C)
3: 374°F (190°C)
4: 383°F (195°C)
5: 392°F (200°C)
6: 401°F (205°C)
7: 410°F (210°C)
Depending on the temperature setting, a charged battery will last for 3-4 hours. Charging takes about 4 hours. The Arizer Solo cannot be used when the battery is charging. It is important to note that his built-in battery cannot be replaced by users.
To save battery power, the unit automatically shuts off after 12 minutes.
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Arizer Solo ReviewBy Vaporizer Info on 15-07-2011
Prior to the launch, not much information had leaked about Arizer’s new portable vape, the Solo. It is the third vaporizer coming from the Arizer Tech company, and expectations were high this time. Time to take a closer look at this Canadian made portable vaporizer!
The Solo comes securely packed with lots of protective foil, especially around the glass parts. All parts are securely and separately packed to avoid damage during transport.
Inside the box we find:
- 1 Arizer Solo Vaporizer (or as described on the instruction sheet, ‘Multi-purpose Battery Powered Micro Heater’)
- 2 glass diffuser tubes
- 1 glass potpourri dish
- 1 charger (and in our case, a EU adapter plug)
- Instruction manual
- Herbal sample
Prior to receiving our Solo, we had read about the unit’s dimensions and knew it was about the size of a small soda can. Of course we had to verify this, and it turned out the Solo is just a little bit smaller than the size of a Red Bull can – the mouthpiece excluded. The vape is quite compact and feels very sturdy. The only plastic parts on the exterior are the buttons and the the part where the LED’s are, which runs onto the base. The Solo looks and feels like it can take a beating.
It is nice to see it comes with a spare diffuser tube, cause even though the glass is fairly thick, it’s still prone to breaking.
On the top of the unit sits a small rubber port, which can be opened to attach the diffuser tube (or potpourri dish).
After charging the Solo for some time (impatient as I am I didn’t fully charge it, which according to the manufacturer takes 4 hours) it is time to put it to use. Curious to know how long it takes to heat up from idle to heat setting 7 (410°F /210°C), I used a timer and found out that the Solo only needs 2 minutes and 40 seconds to fully heat up. Quite impressive!
When heating up, the ‘HEAT’ light flashes, and the heating process is shown by the lights going up from 1 until 7. All in all, operating the unit feels quite intuitive.
When out of the box, the Arizer Solo is set to beep when turned on and when pressing any of the buttons. I was happy to found out that this rather annoying beeping noise can be disabled by pressing and holding the UP button for a second or two.
When loading the diffuser tube I found it helpful to first load the tube, and keep the Solo upside down while connecting the tube, to avoid spilling herb. The glass tube easily fits into the heater, a bit too loosely to my liking. I personally would have preferred a ground glass connection that would hold the mouthpiece a bit tighter, although that would reduce the ability of the glass to rotate. As long as you keep the Solo upright there shouldn’t be any problems.
After loading up the glass stem with some grounded herb and switching it on, it was time to see if the Solo can beat its handheld rivals in terms of efficiency.
At temperature setting 6 the taste is great, all flavours are there and the temperature of the inhaled vapor seems to be just right. The hits are thicker than any other portable vaporizer tried I’ve tried, and there is virtually no learning curve. It is about as convenient as portable vaporizing can get.
The tiny holes in the glass tube didn't allow for any herb to pass through, but I could see this happen if one draws faster or when the herb is very finely ground.
The Arizer Solo is everything you could wish for in a battery-powered portable vape, and it is hard to come up with cons, apart from minor ‘flaws’ such as not being able to vape during charging and the fact that the built-in lithium battery can only be replaced by Arizer (at the cost of $95).
The quality and taste of the vapor produced by the Solo are unparalleled, and the fast heat-up time only adds to this. The well-thought-out design of the Arizer Solo makes it a very easy to use vaporizer.
I believe that this ease of use and the impressive battery life make up for its slightly larger size. It is still small enough not to draw unwanted attention, and let’s not forget that it is completely silent (provided you turn off the beep).
User submitted vaporizer reviews
Arizer Solo reviewBy Rodrigo T on 15-06-2011
Arizer did a great job with the Solo. It is small, lightweight and most important: it produces big and tasty hits of vapor. Ive used it throughout the day now and havent had to charge the battery yet which I think is a great plus compared to other portable vapes.
Arizer Solo reviewBy aufReisen on 16-06-2011
joint? bong? pipe? iphone? -> past
Arizer Solo -> future
Arizer Solo reviewBy August West on 28-06-2011
Arizer really came through with this one........wow. It's expensive but very well designed and you won't believe the big tasty hits you get....and keep getting from it. Adjustable temperature and ALL GLASS delivery system make this a new day in portable vapes. no expensive butane required either (yeah you know who you are)
If you're looking for a new portable buy this one....YOU WON"T BE SORRY! Guaranteed.
Arizer Solo reviewBy Visitorfromouterspace on 27-09-2011
How about it?
Arizer managed to pack the punch that comes out of the Q into a can sized portable unit.
And it works... GREAT! No learning curve at all, and as you suck your first air currents through the device you blast off to a state of bliss.
What do I want more other then my Q and Solo? Food. That's about it. Oh yeah and herbs.
Arizer Solo reviewBy Visitor on 02-12-2011
I received the solo yesterday and was quite impressed it looks solid and feels solid. Easy to turn on and off and easy to adjust temps, and it reaches temps fairly quickly. The battery seems to last quite awhile,..still going on a full charge ( about 5 times used and still going strong) although it has an auto shut off @ 12 min.
The diffuser tubes that came with it seems like the holes are too small and I am not able to take a draw like i wanted or feel like it should, ( I do have a "box" style from vapor warez that has worked flawlessly for 5 years that hits hard and the air flow has not much resistance) so i may be biased but its not like hitting a pipe....Air has to basically go around the tube from the top, it does not go through any part of the machine or element which is like a cup that heats up then heats the tube ( can get very hot be careful!!!) which then vaps the goods, once you get used to hitting its ok ( still wish it had more air flow).... after turning it on it took 2 or 3 min to heat not too bad,....i tried at 4 first and it barely worked ,....basically put it at 6 to work descent...had a pretty strong plastic or rubber taste the first few times( again I use a vapor box that uses glass and ceramic which is very clean) but it does seem to be going away,...After i tested it I had to take off the cap to see what was going on and was a little disappointed to see a plastic " case" holding the heater,.....not sure if or how much chemicals get emitted by getting pretty hot......don't know, again seems like its going away.....Anyway as a vapor "SNOB" I only use vaporizers...for 5 years, and feel this could be a good alternative for vaping on the go.....we'll see.....take care!!!!
Arizer Solo reviewBy Visitor on 20-12-2011
Great gadget, works very fine and produces incredible vapor. the only thing is, that after turning off it doesnt memorizes the temperatur. or does anybody know how i can adjust that?
Arizer Solo reviewBy Powerinthevape on 08-02-2012
This thing is blowing my mind as I write. Get it, it'll be your new best friend.
Arizer Solo reviewBy dodiebird on 22-02-2012
This was touted as "portable". The earlier reviews I read said it did better than the Whispr at altitude which is why I bought it. The "instructions", which don't tell you anything at ALL about how to operate it, give you a list of things the Solo will not do. Does not function well with temperature changes. The "glass" gets too hot to touch and you have to wait at least 2 minutes before disassembling. This is heavy and definetly NOT portable. The "glass" pieces do not fit so I contacted AllStarVapes.com the shady company I bought it from. They will not return or exchange or refund the product. BEWARE. The glass tubes do not fit in the device. Allstar told me to heat it up and the "mealeable material" (glass?) will mold to fit the unit. Dangerous. Also - I just learned you are not able to replace the battery yourself once it runs out. DON'T BUY THIS UNIT!! I have a friend with a Whispr and if you want portability - get that one. Bummed I can't get an exchange, etc. Anyone want to purchase a brand new Arizer Solo? Best for home use, or hotel, etc. Not for hiking, camping, on the go. . .
Arizer Solo reviewBy Visitor on 15-03-2012
The last reviewer is inpatient. I too thought the tubes (bowls) didnt fit, but they do. Watch a Youtube video.
The only Drawback I have found are the fact you cant chatge and use at the same time. And a fairly difficult draw (compared to old school papers).
Otherwise its frikkin awesome. I mean AWESOME!!
Arizer Solo reviewBy Sick on 19-03-2012
Realy little great vaporizer!
Arizer Solo reviewBy Visitor on 23-03-2012
I Love my micro solo!
I am fairly new to using a vaporizer.
The micro solo is so handy! It works amazing, the people I have talked to about vaporizing when I tell them about the solo they want one!
It heats up very quickly! It shuts off after 12 minutes which is good for the battery and by than your herb is usually getting over done. Its super easy to clean. Compact!
Overall I have nothing bad the say about the solo; only I wish it were cheaper!
Arizer Solo reviewBy Visitor on 30-03-2012
Been using the solo (black M106 2012 model) for a week now. Can advice it to everybody. Heat up time is good, mostly it will be heated up by the time I loaded the bowl.
I did add an extra screen to the bottom of the heating chamber as well as in the top of the bowl of the glass piece. The bottom one seemed to increase airflow a bit, and takes away most of my concern of AVB getting in the air holes of the unit. The top one in the glass bowl was necessary to stop particals from getting trough and into my mouth. Luckily I had read this thread completely before purchasing the solo so I already knew this would work.
Taste is superb, and vapor production is amazing. My herbs last lots longer and the effect is lot clearer in comparison to smoking. My typical bowl will be about .15 to .2g of herbs and will last me mostly for a good 7-8minutes of vaping. First hit, 15seconds in, is almost always without vapor, but man what a taste. This depends on if this is the first load or not. when the unit is heated up completely, for instance when I start a second session straigth after the first, it will produce vapor even with the first hit after being in the heating chamber for about 10seconds.
I used to own an i-olite, but the Solo literally blows that away when it comes to efficiency and taste. Battery life is huge, for me, I can use it during the day as much as I want and recharge during nighttime. Never ran out of power yet. And the unit does not even get warm after several back to back sessions. Now only thing to see is how long it lasts. And it does not produce any hissing sounds or anything like that.
And I have been using it on the go too. Funny how people have no clue when they see me walking by. Seeing it does produce visable and smelable(hihi) vapor, I would not advice doing this if you don't live in for instance the Netherlands :-)
Arizer Solo reviewBy VectorNectar on 21-04-2012
I've used the "Arizer Solo" for about 4 months now and I simply have to say, I have never been more satisfied with a portable vaporizer before in my whole life(and regarding vaporizers, that's over 10 years of first-hand experience)! First, I also had the problem with getting the glass tubes right and tight into the metallic heating chamber(I had the option to choose between the old and the new, metallic version and I went with the latter), but when I had overcome this miniscule design issue, I was blown away by the sheer aromatic intensity due to the vapour's density, especially at the beginning of a bowl the taste compares absolutely to raw eating of the material, at least when you blow the air out through your nostrils, which I strongly recommend(in general with all vaporizers...like Puff, the Magic Dragon ;) ).
It even works well with rather humid material, in contrast to my experiences with forced-air vaporizers like Storz+Bickel's "Volcano"(which I also own and still use from time to time, especially when I sit in my chamber, while my girlfriend watches something I can't stand or when I seek inspiration for the creation of graphics or music), but the glass tube will naturally hold the humidity and will have to be cleaned sooner, as more condensation material is left inside the tube with more humid material. But if you use dried material, it holds really a long time, before you have to change or clean a screen or glass tube. I haven't changed my tubes yet, it is very stable and I've cleaned it with Ethanol, which works best for me. I prefer the straight tube. First, I use the second heat level(but you can also start sucking during the heating phase, although I usually insert the glass tube only after it has reached the second level) and when the material turns brown and gets that roasted taste, I use the third level to get the rest out of it. I cut it up again to pulverize it perfectly, when it's heating up for the third level.
The only two things I would like to address, are the missing "Sound Off"-Option, when it automatically turns off after 12 minutes(and also when you turn it on...but on the other hand, at least you see the remaining power level every time you turn it on) and the annoying necessity to buy another power supply for usage during charging. I still think it's a straight five-star product, especially for single person (outdoor) use, but 2-5 people can also have way enough from 1 load, naturally depending on the quality of the material that's being used. The "potpourri bowl" can be used for freebasing pure substances or vaporizing budder or oils, if you use it in combination with one of the glass tubes and on the seventh temperature level. I've bought mine at "JustVaporize" and it came in a perfectly fitting "VapeCase" for under 190€ or about 210€ including import taxes. I've owned and used a "SmokeBubble" and an "Iolite" before, the first is better for freebasing pure substances than for vaporizing herbs and the latter was defunctional after 18 months of daily usage(to be fair, that probably was my own fault, as I hadn't always used 5-times refined gas like "Vector"...but even when the "Iolite" seems to be far cheaper first, the expensive gas will neutralize that advantage over time). I still use my "Volcano Classic" sometimes(especially when I got enough time to finish 2-3 ballons, which I get from one load, about half the size of the Volcano's "Easy Valve" chamber, to which I have switched, after being fed up with making my own balloons with the "Solid Valve") as described above and also for bigger party settings, as a huge bag is sure a good thing to share(as you can see more clearly how much is left or how much you already had), but if you don't care about refilling from time to time(and re-charging if you don't own the extra power supply and it's a longer party), then the Arizer Solo will make it totally fine!
Arizer Solo reviewBy Visitor on 04-05-2012
BEST purchase ever, next to my Volcano. The Arizer Solo is PERFECT for traveling! :)
Arizer Solo reviewBy Kine Boisin on 08-05-2012
Best portable, personal vape. Period! I also have a Volcano, but find I'm pulling the Solo out more of the time lately.
Arizer Solo reviewBy Mchado on 15-05-2012
Arizer Solo is just perfect!!!
Arizer Solo reviewBy vaporgoddess on 12-06-2012
OH HOW I MISS MY ARIZER SOLO! Until I destroyed it by accidentally immersing it in liquid, it was my Vape Baby! Alas, as my own idiocy resulted in the destruction of the vape, Arizer can not honor the warrenty, but as soon as I can afford to replace this little gem, I plan to do so.
The Solo is portable, rechargeable, has a temperature control feature and produces clouds of the tastiest, freshest vapor. The glass tube mouthpeice assures that the taste will be the best. Make sure you keep extras on hand because they are very easy to break. My Solo came with a hard shell case with a compartment to hold the glass "aroma tubes." This is a good vape to pass around for sharing, but as the glass tube just sits in there kind of loose, you have to be careful not to tip the unit sideways or upside down. The stealth factor is a big plus as the unit fits perfectly in a average sized drink cup. WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT I ACCIDENTALLY TRASHED MY VAPE! I was using an aluminum cup to hold my Solo. One morning I foolishly used it as an actual coffeee cup. Later, I dropped teh Solo into the cup, but Ooops! It still had coffee in it. Like I said...sure miss my Arizer Solo!
Oh well, life is a learning experience........
Arizer Solo reviewBy Lefthook on 31-08-2012
Right here goes, i use to be a smoker and decided to make the change to vaping due to the health benefits. After many hours of research i decided on the Solo. All i can say is WOW , making the switch from smoking bud is hard but the Solo made it an easy transition. I would recommend this to any one interested in vaping but is not sure what model to choose . There is no learning curve , put your bud in the stem and enjoy the glass airway and smooth tasty hits. Now planet vape have made some awesome free flowing stems which i would recommend and have personally used. All in all this vape is great and the only down side is the glass stem as this can effect the portability of the vape but this i can live with due to the great taste you get by the glass path used. 10/10
Arizer Solo reviewBy Angel on 02-09-2012
Not only the best handheld vaporizer
Arizer Solo reviewBy PFB1500 on 30-11-2012
The Solo is a great Vape.
I have a Atmos and a DaVinci.
I would take my Solo over my DaVinci and the Atmos combined.
If you do not have one you are missing the boat.
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