The Dr. Dabber Switch over is a mobile, induction powered, concentrate vaporizer that makes swabbing enjoyable, very easy as well as risk-free. I’ve intended to evaluate it for some time currently, so forgive me if I go long. I had the satisfaction of beta screening it prior to its launch, as well as it’s been among my preferred bit gears since. As opposed to public assumption, it doesn’t evaporate completely dry natural herbs. Yet it doesn’t require that dual-use trick, anyhow. It’s worth the high cost for the bits alone.
A desire to strike
The Switch over includes 2 ceramic layered titanium induction heating unit mugs that warm up quick for delicious hits. The black one is planned for Fallen leave setting (natural herbs), while the white one is for Oil setting (focuses). They equal, besides shade, so do not hesitate to make use of either for oils. Bits equally steam off all-time low, rather than accumulating in the edges. When it’s time to tidy up, the Switch over has a cleansing setting for the mugs. From bit to clean-up, the Switch over is extremely simple to make use of.
Connoisseurs will certainly like the tasty add-on mugs with inserts made from ceramic, sapphire, quartz as well as SiC (Silicon Carbide). The costs mugs are messier as well as tidy up like conventional at-home bit gears, with q-tips, deep soaks, as well as burn-offs. While the preference was much better on the costs mugs, I discovered myself making use of the supply mugs one of the most – they’re a wind to make use of!
Crazy battery life
Dr. Dabber declares approximately 150 bits on a solitary cost as well as, while we didn’t obtain anywhere near that insurance claim in our screening, the Switch over battery life is still best in course by a lengthy mile. While 150 bits on a solitary cost may be mathematically feasible on the most affordable power setups, real life usage will certainly be a lot various. We ran a battery completely dry, making use of just the center temperature level for bits with the typical mugs, as well as obtained 96 cycles prior to it closed down. Yet that lacked any type of cleansing cycles, a requirement that would certainly run the battery down quicker.
We after that placed the Switch over with a much more “real life” battery examination, making use of just the supply mugs, however with any type of temperature level we seemed like at the time. Throughout a couple of days we took 48 bits as well as ran 11 cleansing cycles prior to it collapsed. We generally balanced a cleansing cycle every 4 or 5 bits. The Switch over is developed to run all the time, as well as when the battery goes out, you can still utilize it while it credits complete in around half an hour.
Warms up in secs
The Switch over is quick. Transform it on, fill a bit, as well as press the switch. 10 secs later on you’ll be deep right into your bit. The supply mugs are developed for abuse, warming up swiftly over as well as over once again consistently. We’ll chat a little bit a lot more regarding the costs mugs later on, however they swab in a different way. They warm up slower (as long as 20 secs) as well as are much less effective, however taste divine.
I favor “chilly tons” bits, when I fill the mug prior to transforming on the warm. Yet the Switch over jobs equally as well with “warm tons” bits. Simply transform the warm on, await it to transform environment-friendly, as well as swiftly fill your concentrate.
Sector leading technology
Induction home heating isn’t simply a buzzword when it involves the Switch over. It’s what establishes it apart. Induction adjustments whatever from the warm up time, to battery life, effectiveness, security as well as toughness. The Switch over promptly strikes constant temperature levels, equally steams focuses, as well as securely cools off without burning. Yet the very best component may be the toughness of the induction mugs.
Long lasting layout
In the beginning glimpse, the Switch over may look vulnerable with the glass bubbler hanging off away, however resilient advancement exists within. The huge glass leading hides a deep well that holds the mugs, as well as warms them up. Various other bit gears make use of vulnerable ceramic mugs as well as slim cords to warm up, however the Switch over ditches all that for resilient, titanium mugs that amazingly warm up with the glass well. The only point you need to need to change is any type of mistakenly damaged glass.
No person else is also trying this sort of innovation. The Switch over is method in advance of the remainder of the market, as well as will certainly have a long service life.
A lot of temperature levels as well as alternatives
Select a bit, any type of bit! Out of package, the Switch over prepares with 5 temperature levels for swabbing. Yet if you dig a little much deeper, you’ll find 25 alternatives from 300° F to 800° F in 20 level increments (150° C to 425° C). In between the supply mugs as well as the costs mugs, there are more than 100 feasible mixes, each with its very own personality. This doesn’t also think about the different completely dry natural herb temperature level range, with its very own 25+ temperature levels setups. Yet that’s due to the fact that we don’t think about the Switch over a completely dry natural herb vape, as well as you shouldn’t either.
Not a completely dry natural herb vape
While the Switch over is just one of my preferred methods to swab, it’s unfulfilling, at best, with completely dry natural herbs. The very first hits from a mug are hardly obvious, as well as swiftly look to a blend of vapor as well as smoke that won’t taste good to anyone who’s vaporized before. Don’t fall for the marketing. You should only buy the Switch for dabs.
If you’re booking for a dry herb vape, we’ve got lots of great ones that compliment the Switch well. If anything, Leaf Mode on the Switch is a hit with smokers. It’s potent and more efficient than smoking. If your idea of heaven is dabs and smokes, stop reading and buy a Switch now! Grab an extra bubbler, too, so you can switch between oils and herbs without contaminating your dabs with the strong, smokey taste.
Portable but big
If you long for something that’s easy to hit on the go, like the Puffco Peak, the Switch isn’t it. It’s battery powered and portable, but stands at 13” tall, or twice the size of other e-rigs. The Switch is more comparable to at-home dab rigs with big glass bubblers, electronic controllers and wires, and in this context it shines. It’s more compact, with no exposed hot spots, and I can walk all over the house with it without any problems. The Switch packaging doubles as a carrying case, for those times I want to power someone else’s party. So while it’s portable with great battery life, I don’t expect to see it on many beaches or accompanying any dog walks.
Fun light show
Some might see the Switch light show as unnecessary, and maybe even a battery drain, but I love it. I mean, why not? If I can have a great vape, or a great vape that is fun to look at, I’ll take the latter. It has 25 light options from solid colors to flashing rainbows, that are a beacon in darker rooms. One of the options is a stealth mode, when you don’t want to draw attention. Mine is always on!
Cleaning and cool down modes
Once you’ve dabbed several times in the stock cups they will get dark, indicating it’s time to clean. Hold in the “+” button until a few seconds after it hits the highest temperature, blinks red, and starts heating. Let it run a full cycle, and then give it time to cool down.
When doing multiple back-to-back dabs, the Switch can enter cool down mode to protect the internal circuitry. Don’t get mad, it’s keeping you from ruining your £400 vape! It will start blinking blue until it’s done. Let it finish. If you turn it off before it’s done, it will start the cool down process again when you power it back up. The Switch will enter cool down mode quicker, and cool down longer, if you use the self-cleaning mode, or the premium cups in Quartz Mode.
Every vape has its own process that can either draw you into the “ritual”, or frustrate it. The Switch ritual is quick and simple, and gets you back to whatever you were doing. A typical Switch session looks like this:
- For a cold load, place your concentrate in your induction cup.
- Turn the Switch on (toggle left), and select your temperature.
- Use the reverse action tweezers to drop the cup into the glass well, and cover with the carb cap.
- Hit the Go button, wait for the light to turn from red to green, and start your hit.
- If you want, twist the carb cap during your hit.
- Finish when you’ve had enough, or when it times out.
- Set it aside and come back later for more.
Dr. Dabber is a crowd favorite when it comes to accessorizing. The Switch comes with two ceramic coated induction cups and a glass attachment with a tree-style percolator. Dr. Dabber regularly releases new Switch glass attachments, and we tested the Ball Attachment. The pulls felt more turbulent, but in a soothing way, and I prefer it.
Premium induction cups make a big difference. The Smooth Ceramic Induction Cup vapes a little slower than the stock cups, but tastes better. The other three premium cups (Quartz, Sapphire, SiC) vape considerably slower with significant taste upgrades. The Switch has a separate temperature scale (Crystal mode) that heats up slower for the premium cups, and none of the premium cups work with the Switch’s cleaning mode.
The most important upgrade is to the carb cap. I consider it essential, and wish the standard kit came with one. The included carb cap isn’t directional, which means you can’t push the air further into the well, for thicker hits. The good news is the Bubble Cap is the cheapest of the Switch upgrades, at only £19.99. I spent most of my time with the Sunset Directional Carb Cap (£100), and it was well worth it.
Regular maintenance boils down to a quick wipe of the carb cap and glass well with an alcohol sanitizing wipe. The Switch cleans the stock cups for you. Soak the glass attachment in isopropyl alcohol whenever it suits you. That’s about it – really easy.
We will cover this further in our Cleaning & Maintenance Guide coming soon, but the premium cups require regular swabbing and alcohol soaks.
If you’re new to dabbing, go slow with all the features. Start with the standard mode and explore all five temperatures. Then you can move on to some more subtle changes with the Advanced Mode temperatures.
Invest in a directional carb cap before getting premium cups, as they make every hit better.
If it feels like your Switch is broken, make sure the induction cup is inside the well. The Switch will not heat up without it in position. We’ll dive deeper in our Tips and Tricks Guide.
Who’s the Dr. Dabber Switch over for?
In a lot of ways, the Switch is the ultimate dab rig. Yes, it’s big, and you’re going to pay a lot for it. But it fixes so many problems. Broken atomizers don’t exist with the stock cups. Start your bits in five seconds from a cold start. Chasing prized flavors? The premium cups are worth it.
Your friends won’t burn themselves. And speaking of friends, invite them all over for dabs (once it’s safe), because the Switch over can power any party. The battery life is insane, recharges are short, and it dabs while charging!
Who’s the Switch not for?
If you’re looking for a small vape, move along. The Switch is bigger than almost any vape I’ve seen, for dabs or dry herbs. Portable, yes. Run around town, no.
It’s also a high priced vape, starting at £400 for the basic kit. Add at least another £20 for a new carb cap. The rig I hit most of the time is £700 after a new glass attachment, directional carb cap, and a premium induction cup.
The Switch vaporizer isn’t new to the market, but it’s still misunderstood, mostly due to the Fallen leave Setting. If you love to dab and smoke, then this is the vape for you. If you want a top-shelf dab rig, this is the one I reach for more often than not. If you want to vaporize dry herbs, get something else.
Most of my favorite vaporizers are fragile, require a place to set up, and are tethered to a wall. The Switch over makes it easy to share my favorite dabs, as well as take them anywhere in the house. And don’t underestimate the tech in this thing. It feels like it will be serving up bits years from currently.