Black Mamba Dry Herb Vaporizer Review


by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: December 28, 2020

Black Mamba desktop

Review Score: 82/100

Price Range:
Heating Time:
20-30 seconds
Working voltage:
3.3-4.2 V
Charging time:
2 hours
Works with:
  • Herbs icon


  • Affordable price
  • Rubber finish
  • Compact, slim size


  • Short battery life
  • You must pack it fully

Starting Price: $ 52.99

Do you love cannabis but aren’t sure if a vape will offer the same level of satisfaction and same high as smoking? Unfortunately, most dry herb vaporizers are expensive. The cheaper ones either don’t completely vaporize the herbs or will simply roast them. Both are a big no-no. Therefore, if you’re going through the same dilemma, Black Mamba vaporizer might be a good choice for you.

Why Might Black Mamba Be a Good Choice?

Black Mamba desktop

Ok, it might not be the best dry herb vaporizer on the market. However, it’s one of the most affordable options and yet offers a nearly as good vaping experience as any other. In other words, if you’re unsure whether dry herb vaporizers are for you or not, try the Black Mamba. It will give you the answer without having to break the bank.

The First Impression

It’s a conductive, portable dry herb vaporizer with a unique design and a chamber with a decent size. As a result, it can hold up to 0.65 grams of the medium. It has an all-glass vapor path. Seeing the vapor is always fun. It also has a food-grade mouthpiece, which is also made of glass. To customize your experience, you can choose from five different temperature settings including 365°F, 374°F, 392°F, 410°F, and 428°F.
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Ease of Use

From filling the herb chamber to adjusting the heat settings, using Black Mamba is a mere case of common sense. The one button operation makes life easier, and the perfect size of the mouthpiece adds on to it. On top of that, the ergonomic design of the vape makes holding it very easy.

There is no LCD, which is usually superfluous in the case of simple vaporizers and can drain the battery. Instead, it has five LED lights that tell you what heat level the vaporizer is at. You can change it using the single button. It quickly changes between the heat levels and makes life simple. That way, you can enjoy your vape instead of getting lost in the bells and whistles.

Putting the Black Mamba to the Test

The first thing that stood out when using Black Mamba was the quick heat up time. It takes only a couple of seconds. Only five heat settings were somewhat off-putting, especially if you want to fine-tune and customize your experience.

This little bad boy has an all-ceramic chamber, and ceramic chambers offer the best flavor, especially for flowers. The glass vapor path and mouthpiece ensure that the flavor stays fresh until it reaches your taste buds. In fact, the flavor from the Black Mamba is better than many of the expensive vapes. The only thing you have to ensure is to pack the chamber fully. Being a conduction vaporizer, the vapor won’t be as dense in case you under-pack it.

The flavor is highly commendable; the vapor production, not so much. It offers more vapor at higher heat settings, but you lose the taste because of excessive heat. Medium heat settings offered an ideal balance between flavor and vapor.

Battery Life

My only real gripe against Black Mamba is the relatively short battery life. Again, using it at medium heat settings will give you 30–45 minutes of vaping when you charge it fully. However, higher settings drain the battery much faster though. Surprisingly, the 1600mAh battery is pretty powerful, but maybe the little giant needs a lot of power to function. On the flip, the good thing is that you can charge it using a USB charger, which is always a great thing.

Build Quality and Design

Expecting a top notch build might be a little too much to ask for from such an affordable unit. However, the Black Mamba does have a pretty creditable build. It gives a sturdy feel when you hold it.

Its design is simply amazing. It’s unlike anything we have seen so far. As a result, it means you can rest assured that you’re not getting one of those white label generics. It looks like a USB flash drive with an elegant, curved shape. Although it’s available in several vibrant colors, the red and green LED lights look particularly nice on the black finish. Because it looks like a fashion accessory you won’t be ashamed to use it in public.

Black Mamba Specifications

Dimensions: 145*46*26.5mm
Heating Time: 20-30 seconds
Capacity: .65 g
Battery: 1600 mAh built-in battery (lasts one hour)
Working voltage: 3.3-4.2 V
Charging time: 2 hours

Pros and Cons


  • Affordable price
  • Rubber finish
  • Compact, slim size
  • Amazingly smooth and even flavor
  • Micro USB charging


  • Short battery life
  • You must pack it fully
  • Unknown manufacturer

Black Mamba – Value for Money

It might not be the most elegant or the sturdiest vaporizer under the sun. On the other hand, it’s worth way more than the price mainly because of the amazing flavor it offers. Despite a couple of shortcomings, there are many reasons to love the Black Mamba dry herb vaporizer. It could be the elegant design, affordable price, instant heat up, and so on.

However, the amazing flavor it offers alone is a good enough reason to grab it for the price. It’s not going to beat the big guys that cost $200 or more. However, if you’re on a budget, the Black Mamba is the way to go. In conclusion, we highly recommend it to those who are hesitant to vape their herbs instead of smoking them. Therefore, stop thinking you won’t get the same flavor and satisfaction. Try the Black Mamba, it will not disappoint you.

Published: February 23, 2017Updated: December 28, 2020

Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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11 comments on “Black Mamba Dry Herb Vaporizer Review

  • Jamie

    September 10, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Absolutely sxxx

  • Daniel

    April 18, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks for the review. Do you have an estimation how long a 0-100% charging run takes? I don’t consider the poor battery life to be an obstacle in the world of USB ports. 😉

  • Wendy

    December 28, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    I tried ordering replacement parts for the Black Mamba but I couldn’t as it stated on Amazon that the Mamba was recalled as it causes cancer. Have you heard about this?

    • James Bickford

      January 18, 2021 at 7:54 am

      Hi Wendy, thanks for writing in, but I think the Black Mamba that has been recalled is another product entirely. The Black Mamba vaporizer is still available on many retail sites even though Amazon may not be carrying it at the moment. The Black Mamba you may be thinking about is an enhancement pill that may contain harmful ingredients, just so you are aware. Please let us know if you need any help finding replacement parts? Thanks again.

  • Yan-Erik Iversen

    April 27, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I have and yes the battery is an issue but other than that for a cheap vape it is a good one that actually works

    • Bobby

      September 9, 2018 at 5:20 am

      I’ve bought my one just a couple days ago, I’ve tried using it but it hasn’t really been working I have no idea what I’m doing wrong could you help?

  • Dennis

    April 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Wants a good temperature for burning ?

  • Alexander

    December 20, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Been using it for a few weeks and so far so great! Although you guys are right about the battery life. I find myself charging it every day. Not a bad thing as you can Vape for a good 20 minutes-1hour and then just leave it charging.

  • Jenny Black

    October 31, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I love my black .am a I have 4 of them and I really like them.

  • Nayo Luv

    July 12, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Where to buy this?

    • DEL_i2i

      July 14, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Sorry just wanted to say I have tried many styles, makes, etc. and made this my everyday vape . Hope this and that link help