Not only does a kitchen scale provide the most accurate measurement but you will also notice you will have your recipe together quicker and with less clean up. "The NEW JT-2 and YOU" Recently, we launched the Jscale JT-2 digital tabletop scale. Accurate and affordable only scratch the surface when it comes to describing the JT-2's. These scales may very well become the new benchmark of excellence.
Digital Compact precision scales have been readily available for the past 20 years. In the beginning the major players were only Tanita, Acculab and Ohaus. My Weigh and Gram Precision entered the market later and that was pretty much the bulk of the market for many years. Now it seems every other day there is a new scale "brand" entering the market. Similar to the deregulation of telephones, the recent increase in off-brands and no-name brands flooding the scale market direct from China has both it's positive and negative effects. Until the 1990's we would have thought of a giant metal Toledo or perhaps an old faithful beam balance.
That all changed with Tanita went mass-market with smaller calculator shaped digital scales. Time went on and consumers started demanding new "modern" styles and designs for their scales. This has caused manufacturers to rethink what a scale should look like and look towards the newest popular items to style their scales after. Recently there has been a trend to produce scales that look like household items. These include scales that look like digital cameras, cell phones, PDA's and MP3 players. The same thing has happened to the clock industry and various other industries. Everyone thinks an iPhone is cool, so manufacturers think "hey let's make a scale or clock that looks like one of those". While they may appear funny, underneath their cell phone appearance they are still a scale designed for weighing. On today’s docket is a pen bearing the Zig Zag brand name. Most likely all gimmick, but let’s see if there’s anything different about this unit, compared to every other pen on the market. Zig-Zag has earned an iconic place in stoner culture, having been at the forefront of the industry for over 20 years. Being in the game that long brings with it a certain amount of respect and trust from customers – so when Zig-Zag announced it would be coming out with a vape pen, people were curious to see if the product would live up to the Zig-Zag name. The company known for its thin yet durable rolling papers has introduced a dual-function pen vaporizer that works with both dry herbs and e-juice. By putting their name and logo onto a stealthy vape, Zig-Zag has acknowledged the trend away from combustion and is positioning itself to cater towards those looking for a healthier alternative. We got a Zig-Zag Vaporizer from our preferred vape store and wanted to let you know our thoughts on this vape pen. The Zig-Zag Vaporizer is actually manufactured by Atmos, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it bears a striking resemblance to the AtmosRx Vaporizer in style, and functions identically. They are both powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and feature a stainless steel coil at the bottom of the well-insulated heating chamber. This unit seems to have great temperature regulation and insulation. Even while the interior is getting hot (roughly 380° F) the exterior is cool to the touch, so it’s very easy to carry with you and use no matter where you are. It works off of a single-touch activation system, so there’s literally no waiting. As soon as you unlock the vape and press the button down, the coil will begin to heat up, effectively volatizing the active ingredients in your herbs or e-liquids. Zig-Zag recognized that their audience was two-fold: those who use their papers to roll joints, as well as people who simply like to roll their own cigarettes with the Zig-Zag papers. For this reason, they decided to cater to both demographics with their brand new vaporizer, including not only a dry herb chamber, but also an e-liquid clearomizer. The idea was to provide one device that could effectively work with both types of material. I think this was a smart move, but I personally prefer pens that specialize in one specific function, as I feel like they tend to perform better than their multi-function counterparts.
That being said, for those people who do like these multi-function, they’re probably wondering why the Zig-Zag vape doesn’t come with a wax attachment as well. Like all vape pens, the Zig-Zag heats by conduction, meaning your herbs come into direct contact with the heating coil, producing a fair amount of smoke. It’s not a true “vaporizer” in that sense, since combustion occurs and smoke is produced. This is something important to realize, as vape pen manufactures use the term “vaporizer” pretty loosely. Most all pen-style vaporizers use conduction heating, so they’re not true vaporizers. That being said, vape pens are still super convenient and serve their purpose well.
However, if you’re looking for a handheld portable unit that utilizes convection heating for true vaporization, you’re going to want to steer clear from pen vaporizers and look into portable vaporizers. I found that the Zig-Zag performed just as well as most other vape pens I’ve tried, including the G-Pen, Trifecta and AtmosRx. Aside from being able to get big clouds using the herb chamber, I also found the e-juice setup to work pretty well too. However, as I previously stated, I’d rather have one pen for weed and another for e-juice.