With a number of new and innovative features added to an already-successful base design, the Firefly 2 looks to outdo both its predecessor (which I’ve previously reviewed here on VaporBlog) and the competition by offering a next-generation vaping experience. A very recent addition to the market that is currently available for order from their official store, the Firefly 2 combines versatility with simplicity in quite an impressive way. At a much lighter weight and size than the original, it now includes multiple rechargeable batteries, two touch-activated sensors, and an advanced vaporization system.
The Firefly 2 is able to heat up almost instantly, yet ceases to vaporize when the user stops inhaling, avoiding cooked bowls. This difference between the Firefly 2 and a majority of other vaporizers currently available is monumental, not to mention the fact that the instantaneous heating is dictated by the user’s inhalations. Either of the touch sensors on the Firefly 2 (of which there is one on each side) are held down as the user inhales. Although the touch sensors activate the heating coil, the glass bowl actually insulates your cannabis from the heat – this is what prevents the cooked bowls. The heat that comes through is from the air that your breath pulls through the holes in the bottom of the bowl, which heats as it passes over the coil. In combination with changing the heat profile in the app, this allows you to get a precise vaporization experience by changing the speed of your inhales. The bowl in the Firefly 2 is smaller than the previous model with a bowl capacity of 0.15 grams. However, its fast-switch, breath-activated heating ensures as little of each bowl will be lost as possible.
The Firefly 2 is much smaller and slimmer than the original model, weighing in at just 140 grams (55% lighter than the original) and is also 33% smaller. This is a huge difference, and it definitely makes the Firefly 2 highly portable and discreet. Its two batteries allow for extended periods of vaping; should one die, it can be replaced with the other, prior-charged battery until it can be charged. This is extremely useful for outings in which access to an electrical outlet may not be possible, such as a day trip or camping.
The seemingly limited bowl size of the Firefly 2 is further offset by its ability to vaporize concentrates- another highly sought after addition. Through changing the heating profile in the Firefly 2 app, the vape can be made to handle a wide range of potent cannabis oils, greatly magnifying its bowl capacity. The app itself is user-friendly on both Android and iOS, utilizing Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone. Users can control such settings as the heating profile and device identity as well as monitoring the battery life. The concentrates experience is one of the premier offerings of the Firefly 2; it feels similar to using a vape pen, yet manages a far more refined taste, a testament to the overall versatility of the vape. The concentrates vaporize quite well in the Firefly 2, and this is definitely a valuable feature for heavier vapers.
In addition to its advanced capabilities, the Firefly 2 does not lack for sleekness or visual appeal. Its high-quality manufacturing is put on display, and the quick-heating bowl is completely visible through a cover and enables you to see how vaporized your bud is. The mouthpiece is well placed relative to the identical touch sensors, allowing for activation from either side. The $329.95 Firefly 2 is accompanied by a few handy accessories on top of the basic cable and charger, with a cleaning kit and three mesh concentrate pads included in the box. There’s a range of colors to choose from on the Firefly website, as well as vape cases and replacement concentrate pads. The Firefly 2 and its accessories are packaged in an aesthetic yet practical box. To top it all off, the vaporizer comes with a two-year limited warranty from Firefly.
All told, the Firefly 2 looks to captivate the vaporizer market with its mix of innovations and refinements. Appealing to casual and frequent users alike with its interchangeable batteries, instantaneous heating and ability to vape concentrates, it delivers on almost all fronts. Apart from a smaller bowl than some of its counterparts (for which it compensates quite well with its revolutionary quick-heating system) the Firefly 2 is a dependable and exciting new addition to the vaporizer market. I definitely foresee the Firefly 2 being a contender for my favorite portable vape of the upcoming Christmas season!