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Review: Prohibited Fifth Degree vaporizer

Why are you even looking at those other guys?

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Most will agree that a good handheld vaporizer is one that’s easily operated, isn’t cumbersome to hold, has a long-lasting battery, and doesn’t break the bank. In this sense, the Prohibited Fifth Degree is perhaps the platonic ideal of a handheld vaporizer, and at $200, it’s a steal.

The device comes in an assortment of colors, but all are of a sturdy metallic construction that calls to mind a fighter jet. The entire unit is operated by a single button, and colorful LEDs light up to tell you what it’s doing. Three taps of the button turn the device on or off. Two taps will begin a cycle through low (390 F), medium (415 F), or high (440 F) heat settings. One long press activates the heating element, which will hit its target temperature in about a minute or less.

Importantly, the Fifth Degree comes with two different purpose-built cartridges: one for herbs, one for wax. They are held in place by magnets, and each snaps in and out of the body with a satisfying click. The device will be warm to the touch when you’re using it, but it doesn’t even come close to a dangerous-feeling temperature.

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The battery is perhaps our favorite component. It retains a charge for a long time, easily lasting for a day of use. It recharges in approximately one hour. Perhaps the only negative about this vaporizer is that it recharges with a proprietary connector. Don’t lose the cable!

It’s clear that the Prohibited team put a lot of thought into designing a workhorse of a vaporizer. The Fifth Degree is more portable and affordable than many competing models. Why are you even looking at those other guys? Learn more by clicking here.

A sample unit was provided to KnowTechie for the purpose of this review.

Tom Zimmerman has been writing for the Internet in one form or another for something crazy like 10 years. Let's not worry too much about the exact number.

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