Magic Flight began its journey, guided by conscious ingenuity, to offer herbal connoisseurs an effective, organic, pure vape experience to leverage the medicinal properties and benefits of plant essence. Our pioneering engineering, solid wood and stainless steel fittings led the way and now our Launch Box proudly celebrates its 10 year anniversary.
Yet as we look around, the landscape is filled with unlabeled, and sometimes unregulated products and folks quickly grabbing for the convenience of cartridges over mindful consideration of what they are taking into their bodies. We are saddened to hear of those whose lives were shortened due to vape cartridge use and the many others whose health has been compromised due to reasons unknown as research is still pending.
The introduction of highly processed herbal material inside cartridges requiring chemicals, additives, or solvents is far from our vision of pure flower power. In conjunction with high heat delivery systems, the combination can be volatile and even dangerous.
These concentrates are a concern, as the source or extraction process cannot be guaranteed. In fact, only the manufacture knows whatвЂ™s really in it, as many cartridges on the market are counterfeits or bootlegged. As a result, to ensure the safety and well being of all, we have made the decision to remove our concentrate vaporizers, the Maud Dib and M.D. Box, from our product line. We will continue to support these products with replacement screens and warranty, but the Maud Dib and M.D. product line will no longer be available.
These concentrate products were both efficient and popular, but as purists, we value the health and wellbeing of our customers over all. In the name of love and mindfulness, we have decided to forgo a portion of our market share to ensure that our handcrafted devices safely vape only material that can be known for certain to be 100% dried herb and flower. In alignment with our ethos, we choose love and the safety of those who wish to vape wisely and responsibly over profits.
WHY THE LAUNCH BOX IS DIFFERENT, UNIQUE and SAFER
It is wise to be mindful and informed of anything you take into your body. In light of the recent incidents of vaping and health concerns, we at Magic Flight would like to speak to these concerns and our company philosophy. We promote the philosophy of choice and encourage making the highest choice. We laser etch on each and every Launch Box, вЂњLove is that which enables choiceвЂќ. We handcraft each Launch Box with love.
Global health and awareness is key at Magic Flight. Our company culture supports artisans. We value craftsmanship over any gain from outsourcing overseas or using inferior materials. We do not use toxic materials that harm or injure. We donate to and support reforestation efforts and projects to minimize our carbon footprint.
The Launch Box was invented and designed to experience the medicinal benefits and enjoyment of pure plant essence. Careful thought, consideration, and methodical research went into creating an organic, dependable, long-lasting dry herb Launch Box vaporizer.
About the Launch Box Construction
The Launch Box is made of solid wood and stainless steel and made in the USA. Constructed with the consumer in mind, the Launch Box is crafted from solid wood, a beautiful, organic material that is renewable, durable and impact resistant. We offer various types of wood but primarily bright Maple, deep Cherry and rich Walnut finished with a food grade mineral oil.
The fittings and screen within the Launch Box are all stainless steel because itвЂ™s strong, corrosion resistant, hygienic (easy to clean), and sustainable. The Launch Box has no moving parts, with the exception of the acrylic cover which swivels. The cover material was selected due to its transparent, impact resistant, and high-heat safety characteristics with no off-gassing. The cover allows you to easily view the vapor and plant material inside the trench and protects the plant material from spilling.
We value our customers and pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service. In addition to our solid construction, Magic Flight offers a generous Limited Lifetime Functional Warranty.
About the Launch Box Design
Magic Flight pioneered the portable vaporizer market, going through many renditions before finally landing on the tried-and-true Launch Box, celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2019. The Launch Box is different and unique, designed to vaporize the essence of dry herbs, organic flower and plant material just below the combustion point. No smoke and no fire hazard. No mysterious chemicals, liquids or additives are ever needed, wanted or used.
Many common pen vapes on the market must use cartridges and liquid additives. They often do not have ingredient labels. There is an absence of extensive research into the long-term effects of these additives. Cartridges are often filled with unlabeled liquids, additives, preservatives, solvents, and other potentially harmful chemicals. Many of these may be harmful when inhaled.
Vape pens require a very specific liquid viscosity in order to function and therefore nearly all vape pens on the market must have these additives included. These unknowns in the liquid may be harmful to health. Additionally, the lithium batteries used in vape pens to convert the liquid to vapor can be dangerous as well.
The Launch Box involves none of these dangerous aspects. With the Launch Box, there is absolutely no cartridge danger. THE LAUNCH BOX DOES NOT USE CARTRIDGES of any kind.
How the Launch Box Enables Your Best Choice
The Launch Box is designed to maximally leverage the medicinal properties of plants, herbs and flowers for your wellbeing and benefit. This is in contrast to vape pens that rely on additives to produce huge clouds of vapor.
With the Launch Box, you are in control of the quality and you can choose what you are vaporizing. We recommend using a high-quality organic, sunshine or hydroponic grown flower, dried herb or plant essence in your Launch Box.
The Launch Box is designed to be ‘sipped’ to taste and experience the essence of the dry herb or plant, like a fine wine. As a connoisseur, you can detect subtle notes, various flavors, and nuances of different variations and strains. The Launch Box is highly effective. Only the essence of the plant material is vaporized. It is pure and stealthy with a low volume of discreet vapor.
The Launch Box advantage is that you can choose to experience the pure essence of a plant herb or creatively blend your favorite herb, flower, or strain of cannabis THC (Sativa or Indica) or CBD. You may also blend your favorite medicinal or recreational CBD/THC combination, depending on need or application.
Magic Flight offers a variety of purely herbal blends: Feelin’ Fine, Sweetly Calming, and Balancing Bleus, which contain no Cannabis, THC or CBD for your vaporizing enjoyment. These popular dried herbal blends can be enjoyed using the Launch Box as an alternative for folks who wish to stop smoking tobacco or may be combined with other dry herbs to enhance the experience.
About the Launch Box Portable Power Source
There are a few different batteries on the market to provide a portable power source. Magic Flight values health and environmental safety and responsibly uses nickel metal hydride battery, abbreviated NiMH or NiвЂ“MH, which is a type of rechargeable battery.
Other batteries on the market are lithium batteries which have a history of creating fire. These type of batteries are unsafe and other countries have restrictions importing these batteries.
Magic Flight does not use lithium batteries. We use Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and these batteries donвЂ™t have this issue.
Being environmentally conscious and proactive regarding health and safety, weвЂ™ve carefully considered the complete life cycle of various batteries. Magic Flight also chooses to use Ni-MH batteries because they are rechargeable, longer-lasting, and easier on the environment. We use Harding EnergyвЂ™s recycle program.
We do not use lithium batteries because they are hard to recycle. We do not use nickelвЂ“cadmium cell (NiCd) batteries because the waste is toxic to the environment.
Additionally, Magic Flight does have a plug in Power Adapter 3.0, complete with a wall adapter and car port for use at-home or on-the-go to power the Launch Box without batteries.
The advantage is clear, the Launch Box uses the medicinal properties to help individuals enjoy the benefits of the plant kingdom, purely and cleanly.
What makes the Magic-Flight Launch Box the world’s best portable handheld rechargable herbal vaporizer.
Magic Flight Launch Box Review
Buy This Vape
- Easy to operate, insert battery and vape
- Beautiful wood feels natural and organic, like the herb you’re vaporizing
- Tiny; the most portable vape around
- Easy to clean
- No electronics or moving parts that can fail; will operate for years to come
With the Bad…
- Takes practice to use
- Bring extra batteries; one AA lasts 1-3 good bowls
- Battery can require a firm hand to keep contact
- Slow for groups due to moderate vapor output
A simple, efficient and very portable vaporizer that’s made to last. Just expect a learning curve and bring extra batteries.
Last updated: January 24, 2018
I’ve updated this review and lowered the overall rating to reflect new options and features in portable vaporizers that didn’t exist when I first wrote this review 5 years ago. It remains my top pick for absolute cheapest vape, but only slightly cheaper than a G Pen Elite for $150
The Box, LB, or even MFLB as it’s nicknamed, packs a punch of efficiency inside a tiny beautiful wooden box — a hippies delight.
The Magic Flight Launch Box has a whimsical name for a beautifully simple marijuana vaporizer. It’s known among certain pot smoking circles to be the most discreet of the portables. Holding the small box in your hand feels natural, a feeling only wood can deliver. Other portables are made of plastic or polished aluminum — both durable but cold and robotic feeling; this box draws you in with its rich texture and warm color, inviting you to touch and use it.
Regular marijuana users will appreciate the efficiency and directness of the unit. Expert users of the Magic Flight Launch Box “go native” and gently suck vapors straight from the box, without a whip or tube. This increases vapor efficiency because there’s no condensation effect or wasted vapor. It’s also more flavorful, but can leave the box a little wet.
How to Use the MFLB
Note: I try to photograph my own personal vaporizers after I’ve used them a few hundred times. The Magic Flight pictured here has been put to the test over two years before taking these photos and it still looks good here! That’s the sign of a quality product.
Everything you need to get started: 1) Magic Flight Launch Box. 2) Battery. 3) Grinder. 4) High quality cannabis.
Grind your medicine well. Here we’re using Magic Flight’s own finishing grinder, an expensive but valuable add-on that almost shaves down the herb into a fine grind.
Load the battery and we’re ready to go. Protip: use the battery cover on the other end as a hand grip.
Push in the battery and 3+ seconds later you’ll see cloudy vapor inside. Inhale slowly, shake the box between hits, and keep trying until you find a technique that works for you.
How it Rated: 86%
Magic Flight is the smallest portable, efficient, inexpensive and built to last. But don’t expect Volcano-sized clouds. And it takes practice to use.
Super efficient. Remove the glass mouth straw and draw vapors straight from the box to get maximum efficiency. A strong high if you take the time to draw slowly and consistently, shaking between hits to stir the herb.
Load herb, insert battery, wait 3-8 seconds and start inhaling vapors, slowly and steadily. Super fast vapor, but takes practice to get inhalation technique down, so keep trying very slow draws until you get good results. The battery can require a firm hand to hold in contact, too. Other devices like the Pax 2 or G Pen Elite are better options for more people looking for a straight-forward and easy to use vape.
This wooden box is an attractive looking object. The wood grain reminds you of nature, earth and the beautiful sky, high above. We appreciate this design as it subtly reminds you about your connection to nature and to each other. On the back, an engraving that we should choose on the basis of love. A thoughtful touch. The battery operation is simple but can hurt your hand and requires practice for use.
Very solid wooden box. Durable screen. Plasic lid is tough and holds up over time.
Load herb; insert battery; go. Getting the battery cap off and repositioned on the back, and loaded can take a few seconds, however, and is kind of painful on my fingers. Other vapes with built-in batteries are easier to deal with for most folks.
Simply slide the plastic cover to the side and load herb with ease, filling the tray to the first level, but not to the top of the entire bowl. The chamber doesn’t hold much, but it’s a powerfully efficient unit, so you’ll use less herb. Bonus: pack the chamber with herb for later that day and travel lite with just the box and a battery for single serving flights.
Grid fine, suck vapors slowly and consistently for good hits. Don’t rush it, go slowly. Inhale with meditative-like focus on the task at hand and you’ll be soaring in no time. Hits directly from the box are stronger than with the glass tube mouth piece, but can get a little wet if you’re not careful.
Slide the cover and tap/shake to dump your duds; clean-up takes 5 seconds. Use the provided brush for extra-good clean-up.
Grind your marijuana finely and shake often to circulate the herb in the chamber. This box is super efficient, especially if you inhale directly from the air hole instead of using the glass mouth tube. Over the long term you’ll be saving about 20% of the herb smoked in a bong or pipe.
Keep the fill chamber screen and air hole clean. Don’t damage the screen, it’s not replaceable.
- Durable wood
- 380°F temperature can be regulated by inhaling more/less
- Lifetime warranty covers everything
- 2½x1¼ inches • 16 oz
The Magic Flight requires patience to learn and develop a technique for inhaling that works for you. Don’t give up, but expect a learning curve. Also batteries; heavy users will be charging batteries constantly, so get 4+ batteries, and consider the power adapter so you can plug in directly.
What’s in the Box?
- The Box
- 2x AA batteries
- battery charger
- velvet storage bag
- 2 battery caps
- cleaning brush
- fancy black tin
- Always keep an extra full-charged battery, a full charge lasts 3-5 bowls worth of vaporizing, but not much longer.
- Always use high quality Nickel Metal Hydride, or NiMH, batteries which are 2000mAh or greater.
- Newer Magic Flight batteries (v2.0) give off more intense heat for a shorter life.
Quotes from Around the Web
“I certainly wouldn’t say the MFLB is the best vape, I’m pretty sure it’s been established there is no such thing. We all have different needs. The MFLB seems to fit those needs for a lot of people, stealth is a big factor. But there’s no denying the engineering and thought put into this little thing to put it on par with most top dollar vapes. I’ve used the Volcano, other bag vapes and boxes too. They’re fantastic, but I enjoy the personality of my MF.”
Alternatives to the Magic Flight
- Pax: small, more powerful, easier to use
- Crafty: stealthy, super powerful, not cheap
- Solo: somewhat bulky, but good power, taste and battery
- Mighty: top notch power and battery at a price
The Bottom Line
This is one of our favorite portable vaporizers. It’s efficient, yet inexpensive and built to last. The MFLB stands alone in it’s simplicity and elegant design: load the battery and it’s on. After about 10-15 minutes it’s done and so are you.
About my Magic Flight Launch Box review
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