A full review of the Puffco Peak, the world's first smart dab rig.

Puffco Peak Review: How Smart is Your Rig? 

When I first saw someone dab a cannabis concentrate, I was shocked. It looks intimidating. There are several tools involved, including a loud, fiery blowtorch, a nail, and a red-hot bowl that would melt my skin if I touched it.

I’m a simple woman, I like simple things. In an interview I conducted with Tommy Chong, he said he prefers “the flame against the flower, the old way.” And I tend to agree, I like some flower and a bowl and I’m all set.

So when I first heard about the Puffco Peak, the award-winning smart vaporizer, I was skeptical. Smoking cannabis is already great, why fix something if it’s not broken? 

Then I spoke with the CEO of Puffco, Roger Volodarsky, and he told me his staff is more productive after using the Peak. More productive? Again, I was skeptical, but decided to give this fancy apparatus a try.

First Impressions

Puffco CEO Roger Volodarsky (left) in deep research and development mode.

Puffco CEO Roger Volodarsky (left) in deep research and development mode.

I’ve been using the Puffco Peak for just over two months. Let me tell you people, as someone who had no interest in vaping concentrates, dabbing, or anything that didn’t involve pyrex and a Bic lighter, I love this device.

Smart Rig Design

The Peak is lightweight, fits comfortably in your hand, and it’s truly a “smart” device. The first of its kind to include haptic feedback, the Peak knows when your concentrate has reached the perfect temperature. It’s like a bong you don’t have to light that vibrates to let you know when your perfect hit is ready.

What if my perfect hit is different than your perfect hit? The Peak is adjustable, with three temperature settings and a “sesh mode” that burns a little slower so you can share with your friends.  

Puffco is also offering the new Peak Lightning, a limited edition version that lights up in a variety of colors.

Haptic Feedback

The device centers around haptic feedback, buzzing to let you know your hit is ready, vibrating again when the heat has been turned off and your concentrate is used up. 

It vibrates to let you know you’ve switched temperatures and also blinks different colors indicating higher or lower temps. The white light is the lowest setting, green is the middle, and red is the highest setting for the biggest hit. 

I use the white setting the most often, as the red creates a monstrous hit out of even the smallest amount of concentrate.

Making Your Concentrates Last

That’s the other thing about this product, it makes your concentrate last forever. The tiniest pinhead of wax, shatter, sugar, resin, or budder turns into a giant hit, often allowing me to take several large hits before the machine vibrates to let me know it’s done. 

For people who are looking to get the most return on their cannabis products, this machine certainly seems to make the wax last.

This could be particularly helpful for those who are using concentrates medicinally, as it delivers a potent hit from a very small amount of product.

Peak User Experience

The Peak was designed to be easy to share and convenient to transport.

The Peak was designed to be easy to share and convenient to transport.

So, back to the productivity question. As the cannabis industry becomes more advanced, companies are able to tell their customers more about what to expect from a given product. 

Consumers can often decide if they want a relaxed, therapeutic experience or an energetic, creative high. 

Personally, I haven’t mastered which products will provide which results. As such, I don’t take chances with using cannabis in work settings, at networking events, or when paying my bills… or anything that requires responsibility, frankly. 

So, it seemed ludicrous that a cannabis delivery system might change the way I experienced the plant. However, much to my surprise and delight, the Peak does just that. 

It provides such a clean, easy smoke and I feel elevated after using it. I feel sharp, capable, calm, and present. Rather than paranoia or anxiety, I feel focused and motivated. 

Though the Puffco Peak hasn’t changed my policy on when and where I use cannabis, it has certainly made me feel like I could be a productive member of society while under the influence, if that were my priority.

Overall Value

The Puffco Peak expanded my smoking horizons. It’s a clean vapor that highlights the flavor of the terpene profile of your concentrate. 

It’s easy to clean, customizable (check out the Puffco Peak Glass Open), fun to share with friends, and significantly less intimidating than the blowtorch and nail method I mentioned earlier. 

The one and only drawback that might have prevented me from purchasing the Peak? The price tag. The Puffco Peak retails for $380, which is next level compared to the Pyrex I was sporting prior. 

But, you get what you pay for. This item feels luxurious, it smokes beautifully, and the high isn’t something you can get with other vaporizers. You’re paying for an award-winning product and thankfully, that’s what you get.

For more info about the Puffco Peak and an exclusive interview with Roger Volodarsky, stay tuned for the fall issue of Cannabis & Tech Today. Subscribe here so you never miss an interview.

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