The Astra is the newest full sized portable vaporizer from Atmos. Priced around $120, the Astra will be competing with units like the G-Pro, K-Vape, X-Pen and others. However, don’t write the Astra off as just another portable vaporizer. Let’s take a look at what sets this unit apart from others in its class.
5 Temperature Settings
With the Astra, you’ll be able to to select from five preset temperature settings, from 356°-428°F. While competing units typically only offer three selectable heat settings, the Astra offers a bit more of a customized vaping experience. In addition to more temperature options, the Astra also has LED indicator lights which display it’s current temperature. This is a night touch, as I’m not a fan relying on different colored lights to tell me what temperature my vaporizer is at (G-Pro, K-Vape, Titan-1, X-Pen). In the world of portable vaporizers, stainless steel heating chambers are typically the norm. However, the Astra’s heating chamber is made from ceramic, which ensures a much more efficient vaporization process and higher quality vapor.
It’s more common for a portable vaporizer to be only dry herb compatible, the Astra comes with a cup for wax and waxy oils. This is a nice feature, especially considering you’re getting a dual-function vaporizer for $120. Other dual-function units, such as the Pinnacle Pro or the White Rhino Hylo, retail for closer to $200. I really like how Atmos chose not to jack up the price of the Astra, when they easily could have. Instead, they chose to keep the price very affordable and attractive.
Replaceable Li-Ion Battery
Whereas the batteries of most portable units are embedded into the units themselves, if an issue arises with the battery, you’ll most likely need to replace the entire unit. In my experience, battery issues are somewhat common. This is honestly the thing that bums me out the most. Time and time again, I find myself having to deal with a manufacturers customer service department arguing over warranty coverage.
With the Astra, if you ever have issues with it’s 2000mAh lithium-ion battery, you can simply replace it! No more squabbling with customer service agents are having to wait weeks for your vaporizer to be repaired or replaced. I’m hoping to see more manufacturers taking this approach to vaporizer production. As far as I can tell, the only reason you would embed the battery directly into the unit is so screw the customer. It’s very refreshing to see Atmos take the consumer’s side on this one.
Overall, I don’t really have anything negative to say about the Astra. You really won’t find anything that performs as well as this vaporizer at the price-point. If you’re in the market for a new portable unit, you should really consider the Astra. Check out the video below to learn even more.