Canada-based brand Arizer has made built a pretty good reputation for themselves first as creators of affordable desktop vaporizers, and later on – reliable portable dry herb vaporizers such as the Solo 2 (review | buy) and the Arizer Go (review | buy). Regardless of whether desktop or portable – Arizer devices have a similar set of cornerstone features: precise temperature control, clear OLED screens, and long, borosilicate mouthpieces that keep the vapor cool, which is an Arizer signature.
Now, Arizer has gone back to its roots and released a new desktop device – the Arizer XQ2. While the XQ2 has yet to arrive for me to do a full review – I’m pretty excited to see what seems to be an updated version of the Extreme Q (review | buy). According to the product page – the remote-controlled XQ2 is the culmination of Arizer’s 15 years of product design and development experience, and of the feedback from their customers.
The Arizer XQ2’s kit comes with a full suite of accessories. Several of them are made of Arizier’s signature high-temperature, borosilicate glass. The most notable one being a new Glass Connoisseur that reportedly brings your herb a lot closer to the heater.
Here’s a quick list of the XQ2’s accessories:
- 3-Inch whip
- Glass mini whip, balloon mouthpiece, connoisseur bowl, and aromatherapy dish
- Balloon connector, caps, and balloon bags
- Domed and flat screens
- Air intake filter
- Stainless steel tool
- Power adapter
- Remote Control
Design & Features
Device and Attachments: Design-wise, the Arizer XQ2, much like other Arizer desktop vaporizers, is cone-shaped and relatively tall. The main body has a shiny finish, and the top is where you attach either the whip attachment or the collection bag. The 3-inch whip attachment has glass ends for easy cleaning and maintenance and silicone tubing, and it also swivels 360° for easy sharing. The Balloon attachment is made for high volume use and is detachable for better portability – it also comes with a borosilicate glass attachment for pure and clean vapor.
Base: The base of the XQ2 houses the digital display, and 5 buttons for power, settings, temperature controls, and a dedicated button for the 3-speed fan. As mentioned earlier, the Arizer XQ2 is a remote-controlled device and I’ll let you know more about its functions when I have it for review.
LED Strip: There’s also an LED strip that covers the entire lower portion of the base. The LED lights when set to dynamic mode indicates the device status and the current mode you’re in – which is either of the following:
- Heating – Pulses from Yellow to Orange
- Reach Set Temperature – Blinks Green twice
- Stable Temperature – Pulses orange continuously
- Fan Operation – Pulses purple
- Cooling – Pulses cyan
- Cooling with Fan – Pulses blue
Spectrum Mode, on the other hand, is a bit more fun and changes colors every 2 seconds in a loop. The lights may also be switched off if you’d like.
So far, the XQ2 seems like a pretty interesting desktop vaporizer. Priced at $239, it’s also one of the more affordable desktops on the market. Arizer products do a pretty great job of delivering pure, well tasting, and high-quality vapor, so I’m pretty excited to test this device out!
I’ll update this page as soon as I have it for a full review! Stay tuned!