Kit and Accessories
- HoneyStick Stinger
- Ceramic atomizer
- Dab tool
- USB charging cable
Compatibility: The HoneyStick Stinger is only compatible with solid concentrates like wax, shatter, crumble, and so on.
Design and Features
General Design: The Stinger isn’t exactly what you would call a subtle device. This vape pen makes its presence known through its larger than average size and its bold, black color with the yellow HoneyStick lettering. The large, shield-shaped power button also stands out because of the light surrounding it. That light illuminates in different colors based on the wattage setting, which makes the Stinger stand out even more.
The Stinger isn’t just big though, it also has 510 compatibility so you can use it with any pre-filled cartridges you have lying around. Despite the black color, the Stinger isn’t the best at covert vaping, so take note of that if you want the kind of vape pen that won’t attract too much attention.
Portability: The Stinger is five inches tall and about three-quarters of an inch in diameter, so it’s a little bigger than most vape pens. It is still a vape pen though, so portability isn’t too big of an issue as it will still slip into most pockets with ease. Just slightly less ease than skinnier pens, and you will definitely feel its presence in your pocket since it’s so big.
Build Quality: The Stinger is constructed from steel, which gives it an extra degree of ruggedness and toughness that you won’t see in many other vape pens. It is a pretty durable device that can withstand more punishment than most vape pens. I wouldn’t put it to the test though, just be assured that you don’t have to worry should the Stinger ever fall out of your pocket.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Stinger only comes with a ceramic atomizer, which has many advantages, one of which is that it is pretty easy to clean. You can just use a cotton swab or q-tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol to wipe down the chamber. More stubborn residue might require a burn-off, which is when you set the Stinger to its highest setting in order to melt any reclaim.
How to Use
- Unscrew the mouthpiece to expose the chamber.
- Dab your wax into the chamber and then replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- Press the power button three times to cycle through the wattage settings.
- Once the voltage has been reached, inhale from the mouthpiece while pressing the power button.
Wattage Settings: 10 watts (red) | 15 watts (blue) | 20 watts (white)
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: Like most vape pens, the Stinger only takes a few seconds to heat up and then you’re ready to go. The mouthpiece never gets too hot despite being made of steel and the draw resistance is pretty low.
Vapor Quality: The vapor produced by the Stinger is thick and full of flavor, particularly at the middle and low settings. At the highest setting the flavor isn’t as strong but the clouds are bigger if that’s what you’re into. If that is what you’re into, then you should know that the clouds never become too big or dense because the Stinger uses a ceramic coil.
Those types of coils are all about flavor rather than clouds, which suits me just fine. The flavor does tend to dissipate a little quicker than I would like, abruptly dropping off after about five draws. However, those draws are satisfying enough to make the whole experience worth it.
Battery Performance: The Stinger has a hefty 1100 mAh battery that can last all day, and possibly beyond that. Unfortunately, it also has a hefty charge time of about two to four hours, which is pretty excessive for a vape pen.