Articles by Gear Diary Staff

DynaVap M Review: Brings Battery-Free Bliss to Vaping

We’ve covered dry herb vapes here before, but they’re usually fairly advanced with fancy battery life, apps to control temperature, and other neat tricks. We recently tested a much simpler vape, the DynaVap M, and it blows the battery based vapes away!


Omura Series X Dry Herb Vaporizer Review: An Easy, New Way to Vape

As legislation to legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis moves forward in numerous states, and as CBD use continues to explode, new technologies for consumption are coming to market. The Omura Series X is a sleek device that heats, rather than burns, whole flower herbs with impressive results. It reenvisions the entire vaping process and looks like something Apple would release.




Vessel Batteries Are Next-Level, Refined Batteries for 510 Cartridges

Among the most impressive things to observe in the technology space are those times when someone comes up with a “better mousetrap” that’s far better than what it seeks to replace. This is the case with vape pen batteries from a small company called Vessel. They may be “just” batteries for 510 thread cartridges, but they are nothing short of gorgeous.



ZEUS ARC GT High-Performance Dry Herb Vape Is a Compact Powerhouse

Combining quality materials, a simple but refined industrial design, and high performance, the Zeus Arc GT is a superb vape. The good people at TVape sent us one of the $229.99 portable vapes for review, and we are impressed. Anodized aluminum with a matte black finish and a gold chamber and vapor path, are key to why this is a quality product.


Arizer Extreme Q Is a Great Desktop Vaporizer for Under $150

If you’re looking for a vaporizer that does it all, you should definitely check out the Arizer Extreme Q. It’s a vape, it’s an aromatherapy device, it’s a high-tech toy, and it’s serious business. Arizer refers to it as their “heavy hitter” and they aren’t kidding.




Chill Out Your Vape with the ZEUS Iceborn

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. We recently reviewed Utillian 721 vaporizer thanks to TVape. The company was also kind enough to also send along the ZEUS Iceborn, and we quickly came to appreciate the advantage this accessory brings to the excellent 721. The Utillian 721 delivers vapor that is not uncomfortably warm but, thanks to the Iceborn, it can be downright…


Utillian 721 Delivers Vaping Pleasure on the Go

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. TVape offered us the opportunity to review the Utillian 721 vape and the Zeus Iceborn accessory that helps you chill out (literally) even more during a vaping session. The Utillian 721 has an MSRP of $174.99 while the Iceborn accessory is $69.99. That may sound pricey but, together, they are an absolute pleasure to use.


Bitcoin Sounds Exciting, but Beware the Many Risks

Do you know what Bitcoin is? You’ve probably heard of it, and maybe you’ve seen the zigzagging of potential value and wondered if you should own some for yourself. It’s important to be educated before you buy, and that’s where Gear Diary is hoping to help.


Vapium Strain Hunters Edition Vape: A Special Edition Summit+ Vaporizer

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. We recently reviewed the Vapium Summit+ Vape. The title of that post, “Vapium Summit+: A Weather and Budget-Friendly Vaporizer” says it all. The Summit+ is designed to go anywhere and priced right. The company offers one with special branding. Called the Strain Hunters Edition, it is intended to let you “get out there with the only vaporizer…


Buyer Beware if You’re Being Offered Private Stocks

I am on the email marketing list for a niche product. It’s out of my price range right now, but I have enjoyed learning more about the company. Tonight I received an email from them that was technically legal but morally dubious: they were offering the chance to buy private shares of their company.



Joyetech eVic VT Review: A Game Changer

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Captain’s Log, Stardate – June 11th, 2015 –  We have entered a new era of vaping. The Joyetech tribe has unveiled a game changer. The Joyetech eVic VT, a new standard in mass-produced vaporizers. Ok, jokes aside here, Joyetech has outdone themselves and they have released my favorite mass-produced device to date.


Innokin Cool Fire IV Review – Too Late?

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Beautiful Starter Box Mod The Innokin Cool Fire IV is a new, low-end regulated device that looks great, but is it too late? Innokin was on top of the world this time last year and each new device they released knocked it out of the park. Something happened and Innokin fell behind.


SX Mini M Class Review: High-Class Vaping!

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Expensive, but worth it! I have been a fan of the SX series since I bought the Sigelei 20-watt over a year ago. Yihi doesn’t disappoint with the SX350J chip that comes in the feature-packed SX Mini M Class. If the name makes you think of a Mercedes, it should and not just because of the name.


What Is Vaping?

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. What is Vaping? What are E-Cigarettes? By definition, ‘vaping’ is the act of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette. Vaping eliminates 4000 chemicals and carcinogenic compounds that come from real cigarettes, without compromising the act of ‘smoking’ itself. Vaping can also contain nicotine as an option for maximized effect of cigarette smoking.


Chris Leckness Talks Vaping

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Hello, esteemed Gear Diary readers. My name is Chris Leckness, and I am a 43-year-old certified geek. I will not bore you with the long story of geekdom that I have lived out, but I will share a little about my online life as a geek.