The CFX Portable Vaporizer is one of a kind when it comes to delivering a hugely satisfying vaping experience at an amazing price.
The CFX, made by Boundless Vapes (a well-known vaporizer manufacturer), is a portable dry-herb conduction vaporizer (to vape dry herbs you could also look at the dry herb tanks). Boundless also makes a smaller version called the CF, which is less expensive. Both these vaporizer products aim to compete with the popular portable vaporizers Crafty and Mighty—do they succeed? Read on to see what we thought!
What is the CFX?
The Boundless CFX was created to enhance your vaporization experience in as many ways as possible. It is equipped with one of the most powerful heaters you can buy, delivering 80 watts of power. This heater gets the CFX to full heat in less than 20 seconds. The CFX comes with a fully isolated air-path, and it has complete temperature control like in the TC mods). These features, coupled with the bright OLED screen, will give you a vaping experience like never before, and at a great price.
The CFX measures 5 inches (length) x 2¾ inches (width) x 1¼ (depth). It weighs around 207 grams and, essentially, is a vaporizer targeting users who want maximum power in their hands. It isn’t by any means a small vape, but it isn’t a particularly large one either—competitors like the Mighty are larger. The CFX packs quite a punch in a decent amount of space, and it feels really comfortable in the hands and easy to use in group settings. Although it isn’t too difficult to pocket, the CFX is still bulky enough where it’s probably better to carry it separately inside a bag or a jacket.
Overall, the unit is very durable and reliable. The screen might make things a little difficult to wipe down, but the device itself is very easy to maintain and has no software errors or delays. It’s simple and effective. One word of advice though: the CFX comes with an outstanding cleaning brush, and the brush is best used while the unit is still warm. After each session, twist off the mouthpiece, empty out the spent herbs and then brush off the screen.
Maintaining and cleaning the unit is very simple. The screen requires a light touch, which is obvious due to its delicate components, but the rest of the unit is problem-free. Clean up is simple, requiring only a brush or wet wipe dipped in alcohol. The brush that comes in the box is amazing for looking after the product, even when the model is still warm; and in fact the vaporizer is easier to clean while it’s still warm.
After your vaping session, as the CFX is cooling down, just remove the mouthpiece, empty out any residue and brush the screen. Any leftovers will come right off. The brush can also be used to clean the chamber. If you neglect this part and load the chamber multiple times without cleaning it out thoroughly, you may face some resistance problems while drawing.
Here’s where we get to the bread and butter of the CFX. The device is built with a ceramic heater and a ceramic chamber that can take some serious heat. It comes with a medical-grade plastic vapor path and a temperature spectrum ranging from 100-430°F. It has a very quick heat-up time of over 400°F in less than 20 seconds, thanks to its powerful heater. Very few vaporizers come close to it.
The unit comes with a 1.7-inch OLED display, coupled with “Up” and “Down” buttons that let you control the temperature (which of course is shown on the display). There’s almost no delay between the button press and the display refresh, and the brightness of the display lets you see the temperature clearly during the day. Unfortunately, though, this poses a problem at night as you can’t turn down the brightness for whatever reason–be it to put less strain on the eyes or to be more inconspicuous.
How you control the temperature is entirely up to you. We recommend start at a mid-range temperature of 300-340°F, and then incrementally raising the temperature by 20°F. Although you can crank the CFX up to its full temperature safely, you may find that your herbs run out a little faster at the peak temperature and the vapor starts getting wispy sooner. So I would suggest ending at around 390-400°F. But it’s entirely up to how you prefer to vape, and no matter which way, the CFX can accommodate.
Two Lithium-ion 2500 mAh batteries running at 7.4 volts power the CFX. Although non-replaceable, these are fully rechargeable and come with a long battery life. A full charge can last you for 60 minutes or more, and the batteries charges up from empty to full in a matter of half an hour through an AC wall outlet. Charging from a PC through a USB cable can take a few hours to max out the battery.
Inside the packaging, you will find:
- CFX Vaporizer
- Wall charger
- USB charging cable that can be used separately
- Instruction manual
- Wax/concentrate pod
- Cleaning brush
- Packing tool
The Boundless CFX is a great amalgam of some awesome features at an amazing price. With a fully-controllable temperature spectrum, less than 20 seconds of average heat-up time, and a great battery life, the CFX doesn’t fail to amaze. Admittedly, it might not be the easiest vape to carry around, but that is easily remedied through some simple getting used to with the CFX.
Boundless CFX Vaporizer
Vape Rating: 90/100 by Vaping Daily