Black Widow Vaporizer Review: A Small Budget Smash!

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by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: December 9, 2020

Black Widow Vaporizer desktop

Review Score: 77/100

Price Range:
$33.99-$43.21
Battery Capacity:
2200 mAh
Colors:
Black, Rose Gold, Silver
Works with:
  • Wax icon
  • Herbs icon

Pros

  • Vapes waxes and dry herbs
  • Excellent flavor
  • Multiple temperature selections

Cons

  • The surface can get hot

Vaporizers are not cheap, but this vape is an exception. Black Widow is a budget vaporizer that is constructed from metal alloy casing that is durable and tough. Additionally, this vaporizer works with dry herbs and wax concentrates.

The Black Widow is an excellent option for people who have never used a wax or dry herb vape and do not want to pay a high price. It is less expensive than devices like the G Pro and PAX, and it delivers an exceptional vaping experience.

Unpacking the Starter Kit

The vape pen comes with everything a user needs to vape. There is a brush, tweezers, and a packing tool. Additionally, there is a wax chamber, screens, USB charger, and an A/C adaptor. Finally, there is a well-written and easy to read manual.

Black Widow Vaporizer desktop

Internal Build Quality and Design Review

Overall, this is a very durable and portable dry herb vaporizer. The body is made from aluminum, which is light, making it easier to transport. However, it is quite large, so stowing it in a pocket is not practical unless it is a cargo pocket. The mouthpiece is made from metal, too, and it stays in place thanks to a strong magnetic connection. The disadvantage of the metal casing is that it can get hot. It would be nice if the manufacturer would add some insulation to keep the body cooler.

Battery

The vaporizer sports a powerful 2,200 mah battery that can last three to four hours. The battery works well, whether it is vaping dry herbs or wax concentrates. Bottom-line, this is an excellent device for all-day vaping.

Black Widow battery

Chamber Characteristics Review

The heating chamber is ceramic, long, and narrow, which improves the flavor immensely. There is also an air path that cools the vapor and enhances the flavor. For using dab concentrates, there is a separate pod that can be put on the battery.

Dry Herbs

The ceramic chamber is used for dry herbs. To get the best flavor, use the lower three temperature settings. Using the top two settings reduces the quality of the taste immensely.

Waxes

To use waxes, insert the pods. The pods will require higher temperature settings to heat the dab properly. The flavor when using the waxes is outstanding, so give the cartridge and concentrates a try.

How to Best Use the Black Widow Vaporizer

This vaporizer does not have that many features. It is simple to use and can be depended on to get the job done, which is what a budget vape should do. To use dry herbs, grind them up, and then load the ceramic chamber. For concentrates, insert the pod and load it. For dry herbs, use the lower three temperature settings, and for waxes, use the higher two settings.

Black Widow x2

The device has a one-button operation. Click it five times to turn it on and off. Turning the device on will start the heating process. Hold the firing button for three seconds to adjust the settings. There are five settings: 356, 374, 392, 410, and 428°F.

The Manual

Have a good look at the manual before operating the device. Studying these instructions will not only show the user how to use the vape but also how to use it safely and correctly. Most accidents with vaporizers occur because they are misused. If the device is used according to the directions, there is likely not to be any problems.

How to Clean the Black Widow Vaporizer

The best solution for cleaning a vaporizer and all its parts is isopropyl alcohol. However, warm water will do in a pinch. Take the screens and let them soak overnight in the solution. When they are done soaking, knock the residue off with the cleaning brush, and then pat them down with a cloth until they are dry.

Black Widow x3

As for the chamber, wipe it out with a q-tip soaked in alcohol and the cleaning brush, and then dry it with another q-tip. Do a thorough cleaning every one to two weeks, and do not neglect maintenance. Keeping the device clean will ensure that it runs cleanly.

Black Widow Vaporizer Accessories

Several accessories are essential to the operation of this device. The most important of these is the silicone cover for the metal mouthpiece. Do not lose this. The mouthpiece gets extremely hot, and the silicone cover dissipates the heat. The packing tool is another useful tool because it helps knock away the residue left by dry herbs and concentrate. Also, do not use any charging equipment other than the cord and wall adapter included with the kit. Using anything else could cause an accident with the battery.

Is the Black Widow Vaporizer Dangerous?

The product is made in China, a country whose manufacturers are not well known for their attention to detail. One area of concern is that it uses a non-isolated air path for the vapor. Usually, this would not be a problem, but because fiberglass is used to insulate the device’s innards, there is cause for concern.

Black Widow

It is not known how much, if any, fiberglass is inhaled with the vapor, but this might scare away potential customers. If the manufacturer comes out with a new model in the future, they should incorporate an isolated air path. Doing so would ensure potential buyers that they are not inhaling anything dangerous for their health.

My Black Widow Vaporizer Is Not Working

The device is covered by a one year warranty from the manufacturer. However, if the vape is broken because of misuse, the warranty will be voided. If the vaporizer stops working, there is most likely an issue with the battery and the connector.

Sometimes they can get recessed, which reduces the quality of the vaping experience. This is an issue that can easily be fixed by the manufacturer. Do not try fixing the problem by yourself. Doing this can lead to unnecessary damage to the vape.

Competing Products

The Black Mamba Vaporizer

Each of these two devices has its respective advantages. The chief benefit of using the Black Mamba is that it has a slightly larger chamber. However, the Black Widow has more battery power, and it can use dry herbs and wax concentrate.

Black Mamba

The Black Mamba operates no longer than an hour, and it only vapes dry herbs. Even though the Black Widow has less space for herbs, it is the best option of the two because of its battery life and ability to vape dry herbs and dab.

Black Widow Vaporizer Specifications

Size: 128 by 44 by 26mm
Battery Capacity: 2200 mAh
Chamber: Ceramic
Voltage Output: 3.3V - 4.2V
Construction : Anodized Aluminum and Stainless Steel

Positives and Negatives

The Positives

  • Good price
  • Vapes waxes and dry herbs
  • Excellent flavor
  • Easy to use
  • Multiple temperature selections

The Negatives

  • The surface can get hot
  • Non-isolated air path and fiberglass insulation
  • Does not produce a lot of flavor

Final Thoughts About the Black Widow Vaporizer

There are things to like and dislike about Black Widow Vaporizer dry herb and wax vaporizer. What vapers are going to like is that it is easy to use, does not cost much, and the vapor quality is top-notch. The single button operation reduces the amount of time it takes to learn how to operate the vape. As for the cost, the price is much lower than many top-selling vapes.

Even though this is a low-budget device, the vaping experience is still outstanding. However, the metal surface gets too hot, and they should make an isolated air path to protect the vaper from inhaling fiberglass.

Published: December 1, 2020Updated: December 9, 2020
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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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