The CFX+ is a portable dry herb vaporizer that was released by boundless (homepage) a couple of months ago, and I've got to use it quite a bit. In this review, I'll tell you what's good about it, what could have been better, and if should you invest $200 in this device vs comparable options.
Let's start with the facts-
- As I mentioned earlier, the CFX+ is a dry herb vaporizer which means that it is compatible with dry, raw, ground weed.
- Similarly to its predecessor, the CFX+ has a boxy shape with grooves that stretch along the body. These grooves help cool down the device and make it more comfortable to hold by separating your fingers from the hot body.
- It has a magnetic mouthpiece which we'll get to in a second
- Under the mouthpiece sits the Ceramic oven, which fits around a quarter to a third of a gram.
- It has a USB-C port at the side and an air intake hole at the bottom.
- On the other side, there are +/- buttons and a full-color LCD screen right on the front of the device.
- The mouthpiece has a built-in oven tool and Zirconia air path, which is supposed to cool the vapor as it travels through it with every inhale.
To use the CFX+:
- Remove the magnetic mouthpiece.
- Next, pack a full but not tight oven. You want air to be able to move through the herb, so don't pack it too tightly. You can use the oven tool to lightly push the herb down. The vape has a raised edge and a funnel-shaped top, so the herb easily slides into the oven.
- Now let's close the mouthpiece and hold the two buttons to turn the vape on and start heating up.
- After a quick logo display, the vape will start heating up to the desired temperature, with a maximum of 430F.
- I'll set mine up on 390F, which is a good place to start for most people.
- Then I'll wait until the temperature has reached and inhale through the mouthpiece.
Vapor quality & performance
The vapor quality of the CFX+ was excellent. Super smooth and flavorful. It took a couple of hits to get fully warmed up, and once it got going, I was usually able to get 5-6 super-flavorful draws that are dense and full of terpenes. As with all dry herb vapes, sessions start the most flavorful and slowly become harsh and thin.
As far as the extraction, we can tell by this closeup that the herb is fully cashed. It is brown and crunchy, which is exactly what we want to see.
What could have been better:
- The LCD screen is a fingerprint magnet. It is pretty easy to clean, so that isn't the biggest deal, just something to be aware of.
- Also, the interface of the CFX+ is a little clunky. To see the menu, you need to click both buttons together, then navigate through the menu, and press both buttons again together as you want to change device options. The settings screen allows to set the session duration, toggle between F/C, and set the brightness of the screen.
- Another interface issue- it doesn't time out when on stand-by mode. So if you leave it on this screen, it will just drain itself all the way to 0% battery.
- Lastly, and tell me in the comments below if you agree with me here- the vape has hepatic feedback, which is usually a helpful feature. But in this case, the vape Vibrates when turned on and off, but not when the temp has reached. Like most vapes with this feature do. I find this to be pointless and even a little silly. I want my haptic feedback when the temp has reached, not when I turn the device on.
All said and done. The CFX+ is a simple vape that delivers when it comes to flavor and performance. It has a familiar boxy shape that is portable and stealthy, and the device feels solid and balanced while holding.
It is currently priced at $200, which makes it hard to recommend over the Air 2 Max, which retails for the same price or even the Crafty, which is slightly more expensive but substantially stronger and more robust.
While the vapor quality is very good, the half-done interface takes some getting used to.
I predict that the price will be adjusted in a couple of months once the initial hype is over, and that will probably make the CFX+ a more attractive deal.
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- Compatible: Dry Herb
- Released Date: May 2022
- Body Material: Plastic
- Smartphone App: No
- Vibration Notification: No
- Adjustable Airflow: No
- Mouthpiece Material: Zirconia
- Display Type: LCD
- Warranty: 1 Year
- Oven Material: Ceramic
- Oven Capacity: 0.3gr grams
- Temperature Settings: 250-450°F
- Heating Method: Conduction
- Heat up Time: 50-60
- Charger Type: USB-C
- Battery Type: Internal
- Battery Capacity: mAh
- Sesh Per Charge: 6-9 Sessions
- Overall Score: 3.7
- MSRP: $199
- Coupon Code: TVG15
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