Extreme-Q Review and Tutorial ~10:03
The Extreme Q desktop vaporizer is made by the Canadian company Arizer which is the same company that makes the Air, Air 2, Solo, Solo 2 and the new ArGo vaporizer. Arizer is known for releasing high quality, reliable products at very competitive price points. They have been a favorite among the vaporizer community for years.
The Extreme-Q vaporizer was released back in 2010 and still continues to be one of the most popular desktop models, especially as an alternative to the more expensive vaporizers like the Volcano, CloudEVO, and Herbalizer.
The Extreme Q retails for $239 but you can pick it up from my recommended authorized Arizer store for $149 .
This Extreme Q Vaporizer Review will walk you through the basic features, talk about the different options available and also compare it to some of the other popular desktop vaporizers. You can also check out the Extreme Q Review video above to see my step by step tutorial on how to use the Extreme-Q desktop vaporizer and also watch a quick demo session.
Extreme Q Features:
The Extreme Q is what is called a “multi-purpose” vaporizer. It has the option to fill bags through a forced air system or you can use a whip. The whip can be used in a couple different fashions. You can use it by “direct draw” which won’t be assisted at all (No fan). You will use your lungs to draw heat over the chamber and get vapor through the whip. You can also use the whip with forced air. Basically the same way you would fill the balloon but instead, you are using the whip.
The Extreme Q comes standard with a digital temperature display and remote control. You can adjust the temperature easily by pressing buttons on the display or using the remote. This vaporizer is really the best of both worlds. I know a lot of people that prefer whip style vapes over balloons. You can adjust the temperature down to single degree if you want to get that precise but I have noticed that you should run a little higher than normal because the chamber sits higher than the heating element. So in order to get the best vape temp, you should set it around 372 degrees.
This unit is fairly easy to clean but it does come with multiple whips and screens so it is a bit time-consuming. I’ve also noticed the glass chamber that sits above the heating element tends to get pretty hot with prolonged use and the bags tend to take quite a bit longer to fill when compared to the Volcano, BUT you’re also paying a fraction of the price.
Extreme Q Options: Whip vs Balloon
The vapor quality from the whip is decent and I found it best to use the assisted forced air on the lowest fan speed setting to get the best results. The other thing I noticed was the amount of time it takes to fill the balloons. On the slowest fan setting, which gives you the best vapor quality, it takes about 3 ½ – 4 minutes to fill completely. You can bump it up to fan speed three which will knock down the fill time to about 1 ½ minutes. But when I did this I noticed the vapor quality became less dense and not as satisfying. At least I felt it was nowhere near the vapor density of a Volcano balloon. On the plus side, it was a bit quieter than the volcano when filling the balloons.
Warranty Info: The Extreme Q comes with a lifetime warranty on the ceramic heating element and a three-year warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship.
Straight from Arizer.com: “All units carry a lifetime warranty on the ceramic heating element. The Extreme Q and V-Tower have a limited 3-year warranty covering parts and labor costs against defects in materials and workmanship…Shipping costs and glass parts are not covered under warranty.”
Extreme-Q Vaporizer Review Summary
Overall, the Extreme Q comes standard with some pretty great features like the digital temperature display and the included remote control. It also provides the user with multiple options being a multi-purpose vaporizer. Like I mentioned earlier, some people do prefer the whip over balloons. You get to choose between the forced air balloon and the whip option.
You can click here to buy the Extreme Q from the same place I get mine and they are an authorized dealer so you know the three-year warranty is valid.
Personally, I prefer the vapor quality from the volcano balloons but if you can’t quite shell out the cash for the volcano then the Extreme Q is by no means a bad vaporizer.
The Extreme-Q is one of the best desktop dry herb vaporizers on the market especially for the price.
It is also fairly inconspicuous, so you could leave it in the kitchen and not too many people would know what it is.
The blue glowing LED on the bottom and the remote control are nice features… they just aren’t really needed.