The Arizer AIR SE: A Vaporizer That Gets the Job Done Without Breaking the Bank
Ah, the Arizer AIR SE. If you're new to the vaporizing game or just looking for a budget-friendly option, this little gadget might just be your new best friend. No, it won't make your bed or walk your dog, but it will give you a solid vaping experience without costing an arm and a leg.
What's in the Box?
First off, let's talk about what you get. The AIR SE comes in a compact box that includes a short stem, a case for the stem, a stir tool, some screen packs, and a USB charging cable. Noticeably absent are extra stems and accessories, but hey, at $89 US dollars, you're not exactly shopping at Tiffany's.
Design and Build
The device comes in two colors: translucent blue haze and reef or white. It's sleek, but not flashy. The charging is via micro USB, which might feel a bit dated, but it gets the job done. The battery door might give you a little struggle at first, but consider it a mini-workout for your fingers.
The Arizer AIR SE boasts around 80 minutes of use per charge. Plus, it has a removable 18650 battery. So, if you're the type who forgets to charge things (you know who you are), you can just swap it out. It also has a "use while charging" feature, which is like the vaporizer's version of multitasking.
How It Works
The Arizer SE uses a glass stem bowl system. Your flower loads into the glass stem bowl, which then goes right into the stainless steel oven. The ceramic heating element ensures even heating, while the glass keeps your flower isolated for great clean flavor. It's a session-style vape, meaning you'll need to let it heat up, get multiple pulls for a five-minute session rather than taking quick one hitter quitters.
The device comes with five preset temperatures, ranging from 356 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Personally, I start my session at 392 degrees (green) and then bump it up to 401 degrees (orange). If I'm using a water pipe adapter, I crank it up to the max 410 degrees.
Operating the AIR SE is straightforward with its three-button interface. Press both buttons simultaneously to turn it on or off. It even beeps to let you know it's active, although you can disable this feature if you're not a fan of unsolicited beeping.
The Good and The Not-So-Good
What I love about this device is its affordability and flexibility. It's compatible with any third-party Arizer stem and works great with a water pipe adapter. On the flip side, it would've been nice to have USB-C charging and a longer stem. Also, a beep to indicate it's ready to use wouldn't hurt.
The Arizer AIR SE is like the Swiss Army knife of budget vaporizers. It's not going to win any beauty contests, but it's reliable, versatile, hits good, small enough and won't have you eating ramen for a month to afford it. So, if you're looking for a vaporizer that's as straightforward as a dad joke, the AIR SE might just be your match made in vaping heaven.