At first glance, the Smono 5 may look like your standard discreet, understated vaporizer. It has a simple black design, with a sensibly located glass mouthpiece. However, when you notice the small display, you’ll realize that this vape has a lot of flair! It might be one of the first vaporizers we have come across that plays fun little animated videos to let you know what’s going on inside it.
On top of this it’s also a solid convection vaporizer with a robust heating system, powerful Samsung battery, and a rapid heat up time that will be ready to go in less than thirty seconds.
This vape is also incredibly easy to clean and maintain, and best of all, the manufacturer offers an impressive 10 year warranty!
Who is the Smono 5 for?
The Smono 5 may be one of the best starter vapes we’ve ever come across. Not only does it cover all of the braces that a solid introductory vaporizer should, its screen and simple control scheme practically eliminate the learning curve. If you are thinking about making your first foray into the world of portable vapes, and you’re looking to make a decent investment then the Smono 5 may be the ideal vaporizer for you.
Who is the Smono 5 not for?
The vast majority of vape fans out there will be more than happy with the Smono 5, it ticks nearly every box. However, if you’re a real vape aficionado, and if you want to push your vape experiences into the premium bracket, then the Smono just won't have the oomph that you want. You should be looking at desktop vaporizers, or a Storz & Bickel.
If you’re into vaping concentrates, then the Smono won't scratch that itch either, while it is fantastic when it comes to dry herbs, it can't compete with dedicated concentrate vapes.
The Smono 5 runs a little hotter than a lot of the convection vapes that we’re used to t dealing with, it has a broad temperature range that stretches from 165 C all the way to 240 C. This might be a bit high for some users, however with careful use you can get very consistent results. It uses a stepless adjustment system. This means that you don’t have to worry about memorizing any pre-sets; the Smono 5 allows you to cycle through its full heat spectrum smoothly, degree by degree.
The Smono 5 as a full removable Samsung 300mAh battery. This solid power source offers you over 10 sessions on a single charge. When it does eventually run down, it is quickly and easily recharged with a USB C connection. The ability to remove the battery means that you could even carry a spare for longer, uninterrupted sessions
The Smono 5 is a pretty standard portable vaporizer at first glance. It has a small, rectangular shape that measures in at about 2”x1”x3”. This is incredibly portable and easy to store. It’s so small that you could hide it in the palm of your hand, making it especially attractive to those who like to keep their vape experience discreet. It has a semi-satin, soft touch finish that's pretty resistant to smudges and fingerprints, but will still need a wipe down from time to time. The mouthpiece is found at the top of the device and is made out of hygienic glass, so you can expect pure and flavorful hits. However, the unique feature of this vape is its proportionally large screen. This is a full colour OLED screen that plays a host of animations to let you know exactly what’s going on inside your device. This is super easy to read, even at a glance. We can see full colour screens like this becoming an industry standard over the next few years. Finally, its control scheme is incredibly simple and intuitive, featuring only 3 buttons: A power button, and two temperature control buttons
The Smono 5 features a closed convection heating system. This circulates hot air through your vape’s chamber, gradually baking the active ingredients out of the herb. This generates a thicker and more flavorful vapor. Usually, the downside of convection heating is that it takes a little longer to reach vaping temperatures. However, thanks to the Smono 5’s closed convection heating system, it can reach vape temperature in less than 30 seconds. This means you can enjoy the dense and tasty vapor without having to wait about.
The Smono 5 does not feature a compatible smartphone app. Instead, all the controls and functionality of the vape are built in.
How to use the Mighty Smono 5?
The Smono 5 is a simple and straightforward vaporizer to use. To load the chamber simply remove the mouthpiece, this will expose the ceramic oven, allowing you to load in your herb. As the Smono 5 is a convection vaporizer, it works best with a medium grind and a semi-dense pack. This leaves enough space between herb particles for the air to comfortably flow through. Adjusting the temperature on this device is super-intuitive thanks to its simple three button control scheme. Simply press up or down to adjust the temperature accordingly. The bright, clear, and full colour OLED screen is incredibly easy to use, allowing you to know your battery life, internal temperature, and how long until the auto shut off timer kicks in.
Measuring in at about 2”x1”x3”, the Smono 5 vaporizer is the ideal portable vaporizer. It can slip into any pocket or bag easily, and it won't weigh you down. This is the ideal vaporizer for anyone who likes to enjoy their vape experience on the go, or even just for people who enjoy a little more discretion.
The Smono 5 comes with a shockingly generous 10-year warranty.
Out of the box, the Smono 5 comes bundles with a floral storage box. It also comes with a tamping tool, cleaning brush, and tweezers, which are essential when it comes to loading and maintaining the ceramic chamber. Finally, the mouthpiece seal will keep the glass mouthpiece safe when the vape is in storage.