Smono are a German brand with a reputation for making simple, practical vaporizers that stand the test of time. Whether you’re looking for a cutting-edge vape to handle all materials during marathon sessions, or just a humble vape pen for the occasional microdosing, there’s a good chance Smono makes a vape to suit your tastes.
Smono are also known for another thing: their low prices. One of the benefits of ignoring the urge to make all your vapes look like iPhones is that you don’t have to price your vape like an iPhone either. For that reason, Smono vaporizers have become quietly popular amongst vapers who care more about consistent performance than aesthetic trends.
Our team at the Herbalize Store has a special soft spot for Smono vapes, and we’re proud to carry a wide variety of the most popular models (at prices that are, frankly, impossible to beat). We think you’ll find a lot to like in Smono vaporizers, so we put together this quick guide that will tell you everything you need to know about the brand.
At the Herbalize Store, we typically field a lot of questions from shoppers about our collection of Smono vaporizers. Here are some of the most common things people ask us:
1. How do Smono vapes work?
Smono vapes tend to use convection heating systems—instead of setting your material ablaze, it’s blasted with superhot air as it sits in the oven chamber. Various ‘therapeutic compounds’ are then released, producing the thick clouds of vapor that give vaping its name.
Many Smono devices allow you to adjust the temperature of the air that heats your material, which can release different combinations and concentrations of various compounds.
2. What can you vape with Smono devices?
Smono vapes are compatible with all types of materials, including: dry herb, solid concentrates like wax, and liquid concentrates (i.e. oils). Some devices can handle multiple types of materials, often with the aid of special ‘concentrate pods,’ whilst others are designed for dry herb only.
There are even Smono vaporizers designed solely for use with concentrates, like the Smono DAB (which we’ll discuss more in a bit).
3. Are Smono vapes worth the money?
It’s a subjective question, but the consensus amongst users and reviewers seems to be an unequivocal ‘yes.’ Part of the reason is because Smono devices produce top quality vapor with minimal upkeep, but another reason Smono vapes are worth the money is because they don’t cost very much to begin with—so you don’t have to worry about making a big investment on a lemon.
4. Where can you buy Smono vapes?
Smono vapes are available at a number of online retailers (if you speak German and you feel adventurous, you could even try buying one off the manufacturer’s website), but we’d recommend choosing the Herbalize Store. We know we’re a little biased here, but we have our reasons! Not only are we the world’s most sustainable online vape shop (for every Smono device you buy, we’ll plant a tree in your name) but we also offer free UK shipping and free 14 day returns.
5. What’s the best Smono vape?
The answer will depend on a few things: which kind of material you want to vape, how big of a device you prefer, what kind of control you want over your temperature settings, and so on. If you keep reading, you’ll find our expert recommendations on the best Smono vapes for vapers of all stripes.
What Makes Smono Vapes Stand Out?
Smono’s greatest calling card is its ability to deliver high end features at surprisingly low prices, and it’s this value for money that typically attracts curious shoppers first. But once you take a closer look, you’ll find a lot more to like about Smono vaporizers:
1. Durable Design
As a general rule, Smono vapes prioritise functionality over form (with some notable exceptions like the elegant DAB). On the plus side, this means that Smono vapes—made with rugged, grippable plastic frames—won’t be out of commission if you accidentally drop them or give them a good bang on the table. The glass mouthpieces are a bit delicate, to be sure, but they’re affordable and easy to replace if needed.
2. Compatible With All Vape Materials
No matter whether you’re a fan of flower or a connoisseur of concentrates, there’s a Smono vaporizer to meet your needs—and in many cases, you can use your Smono device to vape whatever suits your fancy. The brand has a wide selection of dual use vaporizers, whilst also carrying dry herb vaporizers and concentrate vaporizers for those who prefer to stick with what they know.
3. Long Battery Life
One of the most frustrating experiences a vaper can have is running out of power in the middle of a session (or even worse, before the party even begins). Smono vapes help avoid this problem by having large, long-lasting batteries that can handle session after session without missing a beat. Many models also feature pass-through-charging, which allows the device to be used even whilst plugged into an external power source.
Best Smono Vape For You
Finding the right vape is like finding the right pair of shoes: it feels really, really good when you get the right fit. Here’s what our experts at the Herbalize Store would recommend for vapers of various experience levels:
- Beginners: The Smono DAB is a sleek, lightweight vape pen built for concentrates like wax and shatter. The user-friendly controls are perfect for vape novices, and the inconspicuous design makes it ideal for vaping on the go. It’s also easy to store at home or work—and as a bonus, it’s a breeze to clean, so you spend more time vaping and less time scraping gunk out of your device.
- Casual Users: The Smono 3 is a bargain hunter’s dream: precision temperature controls, compatible with herbs and concentrates, and built like an absolute tank. It’s been out for years now, but it still compares favourably with newer models in terms of vapor quality and battery life—and needless to say, it’s a whole lot more affordable than many of its competitors.
- Advanced Vapers: The Smono 4 Pro is an upgraded version of the base Smono 4 model, and it improves on its predecessor’s impressive performance with a smoother draw, reduced heating time, and lighter body. This dry herb vaporizer has all the muscle experienced vapers need, and its remarkably low price makes it a no-brainer addition to your kit.
What’s New in Smono’s Collection?
Smono are fairly prolific when it comes to releasing new models, and each unveiling is typically greeted with a wave of internet speculation and eager discussion. And for good reason—each new Smono vape seems to add more features for less money, which is music to the ears of any vape devotee. Here’s a quick rundown of the latest Smono creation:
The Smono Flowermate Pro 6 is the latest iteration of Smono’s popular Flowermate line, and it’s one of the most versatile (and powerful) devices the brand has ever made. Compatible with both dry herbs and concentrates, the Flowermate Pro 6 features precision temperature controls and a giant 2600mAh Samsung battery that provides up to 2.5 hours on a single charge. At less than half the price of devices with similar features, this is an excellent option for vape fans of every background and budget.
Final Thoughts on Smono Vaporizers
A Smono vaporizer is like a nice, reliable sedan—it might not turn heads or win beauty contests, but it’s a reliable and low-maintenance device that won’t let you down when you need it.
In an age where it seems like vaporizers are either in a space age arms race to add new features (which dramatically increases the price) or a cost-cutting plunge to capture the bottom of the market (which results in a lot of substandard vapes), Smono has successfully taken the middle path.
When you buy a Smono vape, you know you’ll be getting great vapor quality, solid construction, and a surprisingly customisable experience. There’s not much more you can ask for in a vape, in our opinion.