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Mighty Plus Vaporizer Speculation

Here at Herbalize Store, we love to follow all of the latest speculations regarding new dry herb vaporizers and stoner merch. This time, we’ll take a look at Storz and Bickel, and we’ll tell you all the latest news about the biggest rumour of all – the debut of the Mighty Plus!

ABOUT THE MIGHTY VAPORIZER

The Mighty is one of the world’s most popular vapes, and it’s made its way to the top with good reason! It has so many of the most coveted features, it really is a monster vape in the sense that it gives huge and tasty clouds, and it is made with super high-quality materials which Storz and Bickel are known for.

Since it came out in 2014 along with its smaller brother the Crafty vape, the Mighty has been a community favourite.

However, there were many complaints about the battery life of the vaporizer and a few minor details regarding the outdated technology.

With this feedback, Storz and Bickel revisited the Mighty’s technology, and in 2018 they came out with the version we’re all familiar with now. There was no big external change, but the battery is much better, lasts longer, and is more potent (20% more potent to be exact!).

It has been one of Storz and Bickel’s most loved dry herb vaporizers, and though there have been many vape brands that have tried to make a similar vape to the Mighty, there simply hasn’t been one vape to equal it in its features or potency. So who are Storz and Bickel?

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WHO ARE STORZ AND BICKEL?

Storz and Bickel are a German vape company that have been in the game since the very beginning, starting their vape journey in 1996. They have developed an astounding collection of vapes, and made a huge name for themselves.
They first created the Volcano vaporizer, which is a huge desktop vaporizer, and which still holds its reputation of being one of the most powerful vapes on the market.

From there, they have created a beautiful gallery of vapes including the Mighty vape, the Crafty and Crafty Plus vapes, the Plenty vape, the Volcano Digit, and the Volcano Hybrid.

Since they came out with the Crafty Plus vaporizer, there have been many speculations about the possible debut of the Mighty Plus dry herb vaporizer. So let’s dive into the speculations regarding the Mighty Plus vaporizer, shall we?

THE MIGHTY PLUS VAPORIZER – SPECULATIONS

There have been quite a few rumours going around about the possible release of the new Mighty Plus vaporizer, and we just can’t wait for them to be true!

These rumours and speculations have been going on since 2019, and the rumoured release was to be 2020, like this year! Exciting, right? However, we’re almost 4 months into 2020 and there hasn’t been a word from Storz and Bickel about the Mighty Plus.

Storz and Bickel are known for being amazing at keeping secrets since no one knew about the surprise release of the Volcano Hybrid, or the Crafty Plus vape at that! With that said, it’s no surprise that Storz and Bickel are keeping their Mighty Plus debut a secret this time too.

This has left the entire Storz and Bickel fan community (and any other vape lover) letting our imagination run wild thinking about when the Mighty Plus will be released and what will change in this new model!

Therefore, let’s speculate together about all the changes that would be logical to happen (keeping our wild imaginations at bay as much as possible) and let’s take a look at all the features the Mighty Plus will have!

The classic Mighty is according to many the best vaporizer ever made, find out why in our in-depth review!

MIGHTY PLUS 2020 – CHANGES AND SPECULATIONS

Yes, the Mighty is practically perfect in every way, and it has been hard for a lot of us to try to figure out where there could be improvements to both the model and technology.

So in order to make some experience-based predictions or speculations, let’s take a look at how Storz and Bickel improved their classic Crafty vaporizer when they came out with the Crafty Plus.

ORIGINAL CRAFTY vs CRAFTY PLUS – WHAT CHANGED?

The original Crafty vaporizer was released shortly after the Mighty vape. It is basically a smaller version of the Mighty vape, and has a few differences in terms of oven capacity, battery life, and power.

The Crafty Plus dry herb vaporizer, on the other hand, is an ‘improved version’ of the Crafty vaporizer. Storz and Bickel are really great at taking constructive criticism from their fans, and that’s what happened with the Crafty Plus – they took all the comments and turned them into improvements.

The Crafty Plus now boasts many better features: smaller and lighter design, better grip design on the outside, quicker heat-up time, longer sessions and more of them, MAX heating mode, 60-minute battery life, and a lighter and more comfortable overall design.

With this, we can clearly see all the changes that were most wished for by Crafty vape fans, and how Storz and Bickel took them into consideration when designing the Crafty Plus. Now, let’s speculate about the Mighty Plus vaporizer and what we can predict to change in it.

THE MIGHTY PLUS VAPORIZER

The Mighty vaporizer is practically perfect, especially after the battery improvement that debuted in 2018. However, there are still some things that some users think could improve the overall Mighty experience.

One of these changes could be the build. The Mighty is pretty darn big for most of us. Of course, this is due to the powerful batteries within it, so we can make that allowance.

Except it is quite hard to conceal or store away, and so one of the main things that we see as a possible change is the size, much like with the Crafty Plus. On that note, there could be some changes in the grip design on the outside.

Yes, the Mighty is easy to grip, but since it is so big, the grip is almost useless for people with smaller hands. Therefore, if the grip is redesigned, it could be much easier for everyone to hold and use instead of just those who can physically hold it.

There is also the possibility of the Crafty Plus weighing less. Since the Crafty Plus came out to be lighter, the Mighty Plus could quite possibly be lighter as well. This would be awesome because it will also make it easier to hold and use.

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Then, we can look at what could change on the inside of the vaporizer. The first thing that could be a big difference is the size of the chamber, which many people find a bit small at 0.3g. We could potentially expect up to a 70% increase in chamber size, which would really make the vape a lot more desirable.

We could also speculate that the charging time could be cut down since many people find the Mighty’s charging time a bit long compared to its actual battery life. Whether or not this is a sure change we don’t know, but it would be quite nice, don’t you think?

One of the biggest changes that people want for the Mighty Plus to have is removable batteries. These would allow people to 1) charge a set of batteries while using the others, 2) replace old batteries with newer ones and not have to buy a whole new unit, and 3) better vapour quality thanks to the ability to buy fresh batteries.

The last thing we see as a slight possibility is a larger LED display for better accessibility and overall easier experience switching between temperatures.

On this note, the addition of a boost or MAX mode would also be quite nice.
This concludes all the possible changes we see coming in the Mighty Plus vaporizer rumoured to come out later this year.

So cross your fingers and hope that all the changes you’d like to see are included in the redesign of the Mighty Plus vaporizer!

WHEN WILL THE MIGHTY PLUS VAPORIZER DEBUT?

Thanks to the speculations and rumours, we are hopeful that the Mighty Plus vape will come out later this 2020. However, we have to take into account how long it takes to make these changes, design the new vape, and manufacture all the new units.

With these things in mind, it could even push the debut date back until 2021. However, with so much hype that’s going on in the vape community about the new Mighty Plus, it is most likely that it will debut by the end of 2020. So exciting!

WHAT DO STORZ AND BICKEL SAY?

Storz and Bickel are quite good at keeping everything quite under the radar until they are sure their products will debut at a set time. So what we’ve seen recently is that Storz and Bickel still haven’t released any information on their website or on their social media platforms.

This leads us to believe that either Storz and Bickel are still working on the Mighty Plus vaporizer, or that they still haven’t gotten their plans together for the release of the vaporizer. But this could be an indicator that they’ll surprise us all this 2020 with a new and improved version of the Mighty Vaporizer!

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OTHER NEW VAPORIZER DEBUTING IN 2020

While Storz and Bickel are busy creating their much-awaited Mighty Plus dry herb vaporizer, other well-loved vaporizer brands are coming out with their new 2020 vaporizers.

DynaVap announced the debut of their new DynaVap VapCap vaporizer set to debut in March 2020. We couldn’t be more excited, and we are proud to be one of the privileged stores to offer it as soon as it comes out! Stay tuned to get the latest VapCap 2020 unit!

PAX has been rumoured to be designing the newest PAX 4 unit, and since the rumours were last year, there is a good possibility of it debuting in 2020. The PAX 4 could be a huge hit, and we’re really hoping it comes out in 2020 in order to get a good look at what PAX has been up to recently!

It’s easy to see that the vape community will be quite busy both getting to know the new herb vaporizers coming out in 2020, and also speculating about all the other vaporizers rumoured to come out this year.

In terms of the Mighty Plus dry herb vaporizer, we still can’t be too sure about whether or not it will debut later in the year. But what we can be sure of is that whenever it does come out it will be a huge hit! We’re expecting big things this 2020, and you should too!

Stay tuned into Herbalize Store’s blogs and speculations in order to find out first about all the newest vapes and smoking accessories coming out this year, and be the first to get all the newest vapes!

This time, we’ll take a look at Storz and Bickel, and we’ll tell you all the latest news about the biggest rumour of all – the debut of the Mighty Plus!

Crafty+ | Mighty Review

Background

The Crafty & Mighty have been around since 2014 and have been two of the best dry herb vaporizers available since then. Today (late 2019) the Crafty is getting a refresh- called the Crafty+. As you can figure out by the name, it is an upgrade that keeps the same form and functionality, with a few upgraded features and better performance.

This is the second new vaporizer Storz & Bickel has launched this year, the other one being the Volcano Hybrid desktop vaporizer. The Crafty+ isn’t as big an upgrade as the Hybrid but it is significant nonetheless. Hopefully, S&B continues this trend and bring us a Mighty+ (or maybe even a Plenty+) sometime soon.

Kit and Accessories

Crafty+ Kit

  • Crafty+ Vaporizer
  • 1x Dosing capsule
  • Two drip pads for concentrates
  • USB charging cable
  • Replacement screens & seals

Mighty Kit

  • Mighty vaporizer
  • Herb mill & Filling aid
  • Drip pad
  • 1x Dosing capsule
  • Cleaning brush & replacement screens
  • Wall outlet adapter

Compatibility: The Crafty+ and the Mighty are primarily dry herb vaporizers but they are compatible with solid wax concentrates using a “drip pad” that inserts into the oven.

Optional Accessories

  • The dosing capsule included in either kit can be pre-filled with herb and then placed in the oven when you’re ready to vape. You can get more of them in sets of eight or forty.
  • You can also get a handy capsule caddy that holds a maximum of four dosing capsules and that can be attached to your keychain.
  • The Filling Aid is included with the Mighty kit, and used to be included in the Crafty kit, but unfortunately, it is no longer included with the Crafty+. The Filling aid (view on S&B website) is a great accessory that will make packing the oven a super convenient and straightforward process. It stores herb and funnels it into the oven when needed. It makes packing a perfect oven, a breeze.
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Design and Features

Design

The Crafty+ and the Mighty are both tough, rugged vaporizers that put function over style. They each have hard plastic bodies that feature a finned design for dissipating excess heat. The result is that neither of them gets hot while they’re being used. They each also have a swiveling mouthpiece that folds away when not in use and feels great to inhale from when it is in use.

They are both very easy to use and have a straightforward interface without any unnecessary buttons or functions. The Mighty has analog controls and a digital display built into the device for precise temperature control. The Crafty+ needs the smartphone app for granular control, it’s the same app that is used in the new Storz & Bickel Volcano. Otherwise, you can only use three preset temperatures, more about that later.

If you do have the app, you can use it to set the Crafty+ to any temperature between 104°F and 410°F, which is the same temperature range as the Mighty. You can also use the app to check the battery level and calibrate other vaporizer settings. The app also has a “find-my-vape” feature that makes the Crafty vibrate and flash its lights.

The Crafty+ and the Mighty naturally have a lot in common, but they also have some significant differences, the most obvious one being their respective sizes. The Mighty is the larger of the two and is better suited for home use since carrying it around is tricky unless you put it in a backpack or purse. The Crafty+ is the more portable friendly option because of its pocket-friendly size. Despite the size difference, both the Crafty+ and the Mighty have identically sized ovens capable of holding around 0.25g of dry herb.

Build Quality

The Crafty’s and Mighty’s body is made from Medical grade Plastic called PEEK, which is an advanced biomaterial often used in medical implants. It has a rigid design with grooves that stretch along its’ body. This is a brilliant design that allows for excellent heat dispersion and keeps the unit cool and comfortable to hold.

Crafty+ Boost & Super-Boost modes

Pressing the power button twice (boost) or three times (super-boost) during a session activates one of the modes. Boost will increase the temperature by 10 to 15 °F and the super-boost will increase to the maximum temperature (410 °F). So while there is no way to control the exact temperature from the device, you can gradually increase the temperature and make the most out of your plants.

The Storz & Bickel EcoSystem

S&B has a bunch of accessories and aids that are compatible with all of their vaporizers. Some of those accessories are:

  • Dosing Capsules– you can use small dosing capsules that can be pre-filled with herb and just pop them in and out of the oven while on-the-go. The capsules can fit in a keychain, eliminating the need to pack an oven. S&B also sells filling trays and aids that can fill up to 40 capsules at a time. Using the capsules is super easy and convenient.
  • Filling Aid– clips to the top of the vape and functions as a funnel into the oven. This filling aid is also a container, so you can keep a small amount of ground herb inside. The aid clips to the oven, and funnels the herb inside. Aside from the obvious benefit of not losing any herbs when filling, you’ll also keep your vape clean (because fewer derbies fall around the heating element). The biggest benefit is that packing an oven becomes consistent and controlled. The density is always optimal, the amount is always the same, and it just streamlines the oven-packing procedure.

How to Use

  1. Twist off the cooling unit to expose the herb chamber.
  2. Pour your ground herb into the filling aid.
  3. Firmly attach the filling aid to the herb chamber, remove the stopper from the filling aid and use it to sweep the herb through the open hole of the filling aid into the herb chamber. You also have the option of filling dosing capsules in advance and just popping them into the oven.
  4. Remove the filling aid and then reattach the cooling unit.
  5. Turn on the device and select your temperature.
  6. Once the vape finishes heating, swivel out the mouthpiece and inhale from it.

You can find the official user manual for the Crafty+ here and the manual for the Mighty here.

Cleaning & Maintenance:

Thanks to a very clever design, the Crafty+ and Mighty are two of the easiest vapes to clean and maintain. When vaping dry herb, two components of the vape get dirty- the mouthpiece and the oven.

  • The mouthpiece (aka Air Cooling Unit)– this is the component that sits on top of the oven and includes a mechanism to cool down the vapor. The mouthpiece is part of this component. The Air cooling unit can be disassembled for cleaning, or completely replaced for around $20. I never clean mine, I just purchase a new one every few months. So zero maintenance here.
  • The oven (aka Heating Chamber)– this is where you place the herbs. Since you can remove the entire Air cooling unit that sits on top, there is very convenient access to the oven (for cleaning and packing). The oven needs to be cleaned every 20-40 uses or so with some alcohol wipes. Using dosing capsules significantly reduces the amount of residue that accumulates in the oven.

Performance and Vapor Quality

Performance

Not surprisingly, the larger, more powerful mIghty heats up faster than the smaller Crafty+, the Crafty+ takes about a minute while the Mighty takes about 45 seconds. However, both of them stay pretty cool to the touch while they are being used thanks to the finned design that aids in heat dissipation.

Vapor Quality

Both vapes use a hybrid conduction/convection combination to heat the herb and that combination produces amazing vapor. That is because the herb gets heated more thoroughly and efficiently with that combo than it would with either method, so the vapor is richer, denser, and more potent. The mouthpieces make it easy to enjoy that vapor because their straw-like shapes are among the best way to inhale the vapor, plus their draw resistance is very low.

There isn’t any appreciable difference in vapor quality between the Crafty+ and the Mighty so that shouldn’t be a factor in choosing between the two of them. Both produce outstanding vapor.

Battery Performance

The battery could be a factor in choosing between the two because the Mighty’s battery matches its name, as it’s capable of lasting for an impressive two and a half hours. Even better, it only takes about ninety minutes to recharge, though a power adapter is needed. That can limit convenience since you need to find a wall outlet when it’s time to charge up the Mighty.

One of the biggest drawbacks of the original Crafty was its short battery runtime. It lasted around 3 bowls and took two and a half hours to charge. The new Crafty+ offers a significantly better runtime of 6-7 bowels, with an hour and a half charge time. Unlike the Mighty that uses a proprietary charger, the Crafty+ uses a Micro-UBS charging port.

Crafty+ or Mighty

There is already a Crafty+ vs Mighty comparison, but here is a quick summary. The answer depends on what you want in a vaporizer.

  • If price is a concern, then the Crafty+ is about $80 cheaper than the Mighty.
  • If portability is a factor, then the Crafty+ is easier to carry around.
  • If you need to have on-board temperature display and control, the Mighty is the only one out of the two that offers that.
  • The battery runtime of both vapes is similar, with a slight advantage to the Mighty.
  • The vapor quality is very similar and shouldn’t be a determining factor.

Mighty+ Coming Soon?

Yes! Storz & Bickel accidentally confirmed that a Mighty+ is coming soon. Users on Reddit noticed “compatible with Mighty+” on replacement parts packaging from S&B. This confirms our suspicion regarding a new version of the Mighty vaporizer.

We expect the Mighty+ to-

  • Have longer battery life
  • Improved heating element and faster heat-up time
  • Subtle logo position changes
  • Flat bottom so it can stand upright
  • Hopefully a USB-C charging port
  • App compatibility?

The Mighty is already the #1 dry herb vape right now, I can’t wait to see what else the Mighty+ can bring to the table. Of course this means that you shouldn’t purchase the Mighty right now. Wait for the new version, which will probably make the current version cheaper.

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