Vape Enthusiast/Electrical Engineer
Wow, I've got to say, I was quite pleasantly surprised with this little dab pen. I've been looking for a good replacement for my traditional nectar collectors that's safer to use while working (I work from home) and won't clog up like most dab pens, so... honey-straw style was a must. I also just picked up a much more expensive Dipper pen like this, thanks to an awesome sale deal.
The Airis8 looks like the Dipper's little brother. Same general look/feel and production level. No more looseness to either button, no internal rattle when you shake it a little, etc. I really expected to see a significant difference in quality, considering that even at non-sale price, it's 1/4 the cost, and currently 1/5 the cost of the dipper, but so far, other than a slightly better fit on the dipper from using just 1 rubber seal instead of 2 on the cap/cover and the airflow difference? They're very similar indeed.
There is less airflow through the Airis8, resulting in it being easier to "sip" a smaller amount of concentrate, which I find particularly useful, as micro-dosing like that keeps me able to work quickly and efficiently, whereas with the dipper I have to be much more careful to separate a bit away from the rest, as it'll easily instantly fire it all in one go. Now... that being said, I was able to take a nice large dab with the Airis8, it just took a few seconds longer, as I had to inhale a lot slower, so in that case, there's a pretty clear winner.
... it still DOES have the ability to really kick when you set it to high-temp mode, giving you a nice hard dab, but also provides you the option to "sip".
Oh, and at the low temperature setting, it tastes better, so does a better job at not burning off the terpenes, which the dipper tends to do after a second or 2, even on low. With the Airis8, the taste just kept steady and didn't even taste the slightest burnt after a good 5-6 second draw. I can definitely say I recommend this to anyone using concentrates ... as it's quite a good quality product, especially for the cost.
The dipper, on the other hand ... DOES have way more airflow, and therefore the capability of producing much larger rips.
Reviewed by: Ferret (Verified Buyer) on 6/21/2019