Snoop Dogg has had a partnership with Grenco for a very long time, and from that partnership has come a great many pen vaporizers and products. From that host of products, we got the Snoop Dogg Micro G pen vaporizer. The look of it might be something most of you connoisseurs recognize as the physical shape of the pen is a lot like the JAG that we also reviewed recently. This Micro G is for dry botanical instead of extracts, but can it really handle dry botanical? We have yet to see a pen that can actually do that despite all sorts of claims to the contrary, but maybe Grenco has it figured out with this unit. Either way, let’s get into the review to see what this gadget can do!
Review: Snoop Dogg Micro G Vaporizer
How It Works
This Micro G works just like every other Micro G. Once you load your botanical into the heating chamber, you simply press the power button 3 times to unlock the unit and then press and hold the button to engage the heating chamber. This causes the heating coil to heat up so you can take draws from the mouthpiece and enjoy it, though you won’t be enjoying vapor.
This unit has about as much temperature flexibility as any other 1 button unit. There is really only 1 temperature and that temperature combust your botanical. This is really bad for connoisseurs who are looking to benefit from vaporizing as it’s impossible to do with this unit.
As we mentioned in the temperature flexibility section, this unit has only one temperature, which only leads to the combustion of your botanical. As a result, there is no vapor production at all, so the vapor quality is poor to say the least. Every draw will be hot and very irritating right to the very last.
Despite the fact that this unit is unable to do anything but combust, the unit is actually pretty well made. The design that was put on the outside of the pen was very well executed and there are no signs of a seam where you could tear it off. The body seems to be made of metal, as is the mouthpiece up to the tip which is plastic with a little hole. The tank in the pen seems to be metal with a ceramic lining around the inside and a metal coil at the bottom of the tank. Where the tank screws into the battery is made completely of metal as well and is well threaded so that screwing in the tank is easy. The power button is curved inward to fit a finger better and is sturdy and responsive. All the parts are well machined and the small details like the air holes are well executed. All in all it’s a pretty robust pen.
As with all pen units, the battery on this Micro G will last a long time. The battery should last at for a little over 2 hours of continuous use, and with how little you actually have to engage the power to use this unit, you’ll be able to make it through many sessions before you need to recharge, which should take about 2 hours.
Again, like all pen units, this is really easy to take around with you. It’s really small, so it can easily fit inside your pocket without a problem. It’s slim enough that it doesn’t bulge in your pocket and its light enough that you could easily forget it’s even there. You’ll also be able to take it with you on longer trips without having to worry about running out of power at any point in the near future.
Ease of Use
Using this unit is pretty easy. With a 1 button unit, all you need to do is press the button to engage the heating chamber, then sit back and enjoy the vapor. On the other hand, when it comes to actually vaporizing your botanical, it’s impossible to actually do that because the unit is only capable of combustion. There is no combination of techniques that you can use to negate this, so you’ll always end up with the same result.
When it comes to actually using this unit, it’s quite discreet. The size of the unit is small, so it can pretty easily fit in the palm of your hand and it doesn’t otherwise give itself away in terms of looks. Unfortunately, the unit combusts, so you’ll run into a problem when you actually get to using the unit because the smell will be pretty recognizable and far from stealthy. This really kills any discreetness this unit built up with its design.
The major issue here is that the Snoop Dogg Micro G is marketed and sold as a vaporizer, and it’s anything but. It doesn’t have the capabilities to vaporize and instead delivers combustion every time without fail. If that’s the kind of thing you’re looking for, then this unit might just be for you, but without the ability to use anything but dry botanical, you’re going to run into problems if you’re looking to enjoy vapor. It would be nice if this unit could handle Oil or Waxes like the ZEUS Thunder to at least give connoisseurs options, but it can't. Maybe one day we’ll see a pen that can properly vaporize dry botanical, but that day is not today.