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Tag Archives: Smoking

The Bud Bug Will Grind Your Botanicals, Put A Smile On Your Face

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There are times when you need to grind some herbs, and there are plenty of devices for that. Most of them however are of the “badass” variety, with some kind of metal, laser etching, super blades, anodized this. The Bud Bug is the first automatic grinder we’ve come across that would also put a huge smile on your face while using it. Don’t believe us? Watch the video below until the end, it’s only 30 seconds long.

Simply insert whatever needs grinding, close it up and watch as the Bud Bug’s stupid face as it does its job, making a line of finely ground botanicals that comes out its behind. It’s a novelty item, sure, but for $35 you and your buds can have a good chuckle as you refill your vaporizers.

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Smokio Is A Smart eCigarette, Oxymoron Nothwithstanding

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Not since the 1950′s has anyone put the concept of smart and smoking together, but with the advent of electronic cigarettes it was only a matter of time until it happened. Smokio may look like just another one of the current crop of vapour-producing cessation aids/alternative smokes, but it happens to be able to pair with your smartphone. In doing so, you gain access to the ability to track how much you’ve smoked, where you’ve smoked, and even find out how many equivalent analog cigarettes you would have inhaled had you not made the switch. Other features include being able to check the battery and regulate how much smoke you get with each puff.

While some of the jury is still out regarding the long-term safety of electronic cigs, everything points to them being much much safer than their tobacco based dopplegangers. If the Smokio’s features have made of you a potential buyer, know that there’s no price or availability information yet. We will know more once they launch their Kickstarter, which should happen “soon”.

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24K Gold Rolling Paper? Why Not

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If you’re the kind of person who rolls up his own smokables, you’ll surely know that rolling papers come in an almost endless array of colors, flavors and patterns. But we must admit this is the first time we come across 24K gold paper. Called Shine Papers, they are just like regular rolling papers, only with 100% more gold on them. Considering we’ve seen gold flakes in Goldschlagger liquor, edible gold flakes on cakes and pastries, we shouldn’t be too surprised to see the same treatment applied to this product. As to who exactly might be attracted by this, we can venture a couple of guesses. Snoop Dog Lion is definitely not one of those guesses. Nope.

It’s $55 for a pack of 12. What… did you think it would be cheap?

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This e-Cig Is A Little Different Than Regular e-Cigs

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Electronic cigarettes are quickly becoming a popular alternative to smoking, as well as being a quitting aid for many. They work by vaporizing a mixture of propylene glycol, flavor and nicotine, which is supposed to be less lethal than their analogue counterparts. But anyone who’s ever tried one knows that they’re quite far from the real thing, both in taste and “feel”. It’s a small price to pay for a “healthier vice”, however the ModelTwo from Ploom might represent a decent compromise for those that just can’t get used to it. Instead of flavoured propyene glycol, the ModelTwo uses actual tobacco pods, which it vaporizes, but doesn’t combust. You’re meant to smoke these over a period of 5 to 10 minutes, like a normal cigarette, instead of puffing on them non-stop like most people end up doing with traditional e-cigs. And the smoke that is produced is allegedly much closer to the real thing, while still not carrying the carcinogenic combustion by-products.

Fully charged, the ModelTwo can go through around 5 pods, and the unit charges upright on a USB-connected dock. The pods come in several flavors, ranging from honey cognac, to mint, to straight up tobacco. $6 will get you 12 pods, so this isn’t necessarily cheaper than cigarettes, but it is arguably healthier. It’s $40 for the device itself, though a starter kit with 4 pod packs and a carrying case will set you back $66. Finally, shipping starts in August.

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OhGizmo! Lightning Review: The Puffit Vaporizer

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No matter how free and open minded the society you live in is, there are times when lighting up can be frowned upon. Not to mention the byproducts of combustion are carcinogenic, and often painful in the lungs. So, more and more people are turning towards vaporizers, since they get the job done without actually burning anything; there’s less smell and no traditional “smoke” to speak of. The Puffit vaporizer from the company DiscreetVape is designed to look inconspicuous, allowing you to consume your herb of choice in settings you normally would not. The following is a quick run down of my impressions with the device.

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Strike Matchbox Does Double, Maybe Triple Duty

By David Ponce

The Strike matchbox is a multipurpose match container.

Its top dial twists open to dispense one match at a time, while its strike material-coated barrel allows you to light one as you’re removing it. Need a quick surface to light a spare match? Strike’s textured bottom will ignite strike-anywhere matches and its included sticky strike pads will light the rest.

It’s a smart, simple design and is accordingly inexpensive. Currently going through the design process at Quirky, the company plans to sell it for $9.

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WISPR Vaporizer Looks Great

By David Ponce

The item in the picture is a vaporizer. It’s called the WISPR. It vaporizes… herbs. And in this particular instance, looks cool doing so. Not cheap by any means, $270 will get you the device itself plus 2 x Pipe Cleaner, 1 x Filling Chamber and Mouthpiece, 1 x Replacement Fine Mesh Screen and 2 x Mouthpiece Replacement Tips. It comes in 5 pastel-y looking colors.

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Super Smoker Releases Electronic Cigarette

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By Luke Anderson

One of the things I’ve always been happy about is that I never picked up smoking. My parents both smoked a lot when I was a kid, so I think that seeing a cloud of smoke in the living room was enough to turn me off to them. Unfortunately for those that have picked up the habit, it’s a tough one to kick. We’ve seen gum and patches that are supposed to help you quit, but what about gadgets? We’ve already seen a couple of electronic cigarettes, and now SuperSmoker’s Blue is the latest one to his stores.

SuperSmoker has launched their interesting cigarette alternative, which should be much healthier than your ordinary cancer stick. These devices look very much like a regular cigarette, but instead of having you inhale all of the toxic chemicals that you usually find, you’ll only find nicotine. Since nicotine is the addictive ingredient, most people should be able to switch without much of an issue. They even went as far as to use the same filters, giving you an even more realistic experience.

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Crown7 Nicotine Hit-Stick

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The Crown7 electronic cigarette delivers your hit of nicotine whenever you need it. Just turn it on, pull it to your lips and take a drag of your favorite body chemistry changing drug; it’s a lot like the real thing, sans the fire. No longer will the masses be forced to drag around boxes of highly taxed death sticks or be forced in to submission by fire; this electronic cigarette delivers a statement on your ability to both scoff at the smoking bans and announce your over-dependence on an outside chemical to the world.

Available in a sleek narco-stick (100$) format as well as the more elegant pipe (150$) and the basic cigar (67$). Replacement Nicotine cartridges run about 10$, less if you buy in bulk. The high price may offset some, but if you’re buying cigarettes, you should be used to extreme price gouging already.

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