Time to set that dab torch aside and behold the future of consuming cannabis concentrates! At least that's what Puffco, the Los Angeles-based portable vaporizer manufacturer, wants you to believe — and for good reason.
Puffco released the Peak, an electronic smart rig, in January 2018. It was a major departure from the pen-style vaporizers, such as the Puffco Pro 2 and Puffco Plus, it had developed prior to its flagship device.
While vape pens provide users with a convenient and discreet way to consume concentrates, dab rigs have perks such as water filtration and, in the eyes of many concentrate connoisseurs, a more fulfilling dabbing experience. This, however, is a vaporization device that is designed to offer both.
What is Puffco Peak?
Dubbed as a “Smart Rig,” the Puffco Peak is a portable electronic vaporizer that is engineered for cannabis concentrate consumers who wish to forgo the messy and time-consuming parts of the dabbing process, such as firing up a blowtorch and waiting for your nail to start blushing red. There's a single button on the base of the device used to control the power and temperature settings, making the dabbing process fairly simple.
The Peak's technology is supposed to automatically adjust the heat and timing to provide the perfect hit, in what the company's website calls this "intelligent temperature calibration" and "haptic feedback." Additionally, the LED light band lets you know the heat cycles and battery level.
There are two different ways to load it with concentrate. You can preheat the device with the concentrate already loaded into the chamber. Or, for a more traditional dabbing experience, wait until the vaporizer reaches the right temperature before dropping a dab from the dab tool.
While a newly purchased Peak comes with a one-year warranty, this warranty reportedly doesn't cover the “glass, atomizers, normal wear and tear, or damage caused by accident or abuse.” Another point of criticism raised by some users is the difficulty they've had getting in touch with Puffco's customer support team.