My initial thought when seeing the Magic Flight Launch Box (MFLB) was, ‘Wow, this thing is tiny!’ It is hard to imagine that a piece of wood that is no bigger than the size of a box of matchsticks is able of releasing thick hits of vapor within seconds. This is a vaporizer that must be seen to impress. We’ve seen nothing but rave reviews, so we decided to test it out and see what the hype is all about.
The MFLB is available in two versions: with or without charger. Both versions come with two rechargeable batteries, an aluminum tin, a carrying pouch, a brush and a mouth piece.
Unlike other currently available handheld vaporizers such as the iolite (butane) and Vapir NO2 (built-in battery) the Magic Flight uses a single AA NiMh battery as power source. The battery can be inserted at the side of the vaporizer, and when pressed firmly its power will be converted into heat. A combination of infrared and conduction heating are applied to maintain a temperature around 380 Fahrenheit (183 and 202 degree Celsius). However, the temperature can be influenced by the draw rate.
Before one can vaporize, the acrylic (Plexiglass) slide needs to be opened and finely ground (this is important) herb can be inserted into the trench. The MFLB will hold a maximum of about 100 milligrams. Now insert a charged AA battery into the hole at the side of the unit. Wait for about 4 seconds, and start to inhale. Afterwards, the battery needs to be removed in order to prevent your herb from becoming too hot.
While it takes a bit of practice at first, things went much smoother after a few hits and overheating did not occur. Inhaling slowly allows for higher temperatures, whereas inhaling too fast can cause the herb inside the Magic Flight Launch Box to swirl, resulting in thin vapour. With the right use, the hits are thick and flavorful, almost as good as with many electric vaporizers.
The only downside about the MFLB would be the battery life, since one battery is good for about 20 hits. Therefore, carrying an additional battery is a necessity.