Kit and Accessories
- HoneyStick HRB Turbo
- Two mouthpieces
- Cleaning brush
- Micro USB charging cable
Compatibility: The HoneyStick HRB Turbo is only compatible with dry herb.
Design and Features
The HRB Turbo is a cool-looking device with a slim profile and a sleek design. That would make it a perfectly pocket-friendly device if not for one problem that we’ll get to later. The Turbo has an aluminum body with rubber grips on the sides that make it easy to hold. It has a single power button on the front below which lies the three temperature indicator lights. In a nice touch, the lights have the temperature numbers labeled by each light, though the writing for them is pretty small. Overall, the Turbo is a pretty good-looking device and one of the better-looking vapes that cost under $100.
Looks aren’t everything of course, you want your vaporizer to be functional as well and it is here where the Turbo falters. It comes with two different mouthpieces, a standard rubber one and one that has space for a glass tip, though that tip isn’t included in the kit. The problem is that either mouthpiece sits too loosely on the Turbo, which means that it is very easy for them to fall off. This is more than just a minor inconvenience because the herb chamber is located below the mouthpiece. So if the mouthpiece slips of while the Turbo is in your pocket and there is herb in the chamber, you will be left with quite a mess to clean up. That’s a shame because everything else about the Turbo’s design is pretty solid.
The sleek design, simple portability, and choice of two different mouthpieces would have been the standout features if not for how loosely the latter components sit on the rest of the HRB Turbo.
How To Use
- Remove the mouthpiece to expose the herb chamber.
- Fill the chamber with weed and then replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- Press the power button three times to select one of the preset temperatures.
- Once the device has finished heating, inhale from the mouthpiece.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The HRB Turbo is a very low maintenance vaporizer. You just need to pop off the mouthpiece and use the included cleaning brush to wipe away any residue and you’re done.
Performance and Vapor Quality
The Turbo heats up rather quickly for a device in this price range. It stays cool to the touch too, thanks to those insulating rubber grips on the side. The mouthpiece doesn’t get too hot either even though it is situated right over the herb chamber.
The vapor produced by the Turbo is good, not the best in this price range, but far from the worst. The temperature settings are all well-chosen and you’ll get some nice vapor from any one of them, though I prefer the lowest one. Draw resistance with the default rubber mouthpiece is pretty low, but I get the feeling that it would be even lower with the other mouthpiece and a glass tip. In fact, I feel that the vaping would be better in general with that combination, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to try it because a glass tip wasn’t included in the kit.
The Turbo can last for about an hour before it needs to be recharged. When it does need to be recharged, you can expect to wait for about three and a half hours until it’s finished.