Storz & Bickel aren’t known for updating their vaporizers often. So, when they do, it’s kind of a big deal. I recently tested the Crafty+ which is the first update since the release of the original. The Mighty has seen minor updates since its initial release, but has recently earned its first “plus”.
In my last review, I flippantly mention how S&B “should have just gone USB-C on both devices”. Evidently, that’s exactly what they did. The new Mighty+ features USB-C charging. But they didn’t just stop there. They also went back to the Crafty+ and added a USB-C port to that one too! If you know anything about Storz & Bickel, you know how untraditional that is for them.
Let’s take a look at all of the new updates we can expect to see on the Mighty+.
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I will be doing a complete review of the Mighty+ in the very near future. In the meantime, here are all the new features. For a complete rundown of the features on the OG Mighty, check out our full Mighty & Crafty+ comparison.
Here’s a breakdown of the latest updates on the Mighty+:
Supercharge function (reaches 80% charge in 40 minutes)
60-second heat up times
Ceramic coated chamber
Updated software (with idle mode)
Orange buttons (instead of grey)
Improved housing (new texture)
Extended warranty (with registration)
The Mighty+ offers a bit more than just USB-C compatibility. It now has a super-charge option that reaches 80% capacity in 40 minutes. The previous Mighty takes close to 90 minutes and requires a wall adapter, so that’s a significant improvement in my book. But more on that later.
The heat up times are (a bit) faster. The last version took over a minute to heat up, which is not so impressive by today’s standards. The new Mighty+ takes about a minute—but is worth the wait. They’ve also added a third boost setting, so you can now double or triple-click to increase temps. The new software also now features a sleep function to preserve battery life.
The Mighty+ features a new ceramic-coated chamber versus the original one which was made of aluminum. It’s the same material they used on the newest Volcano and will most likely be implemented again in future Storz & Bickel updates.
I don’t believe they did it so much for flavor. Supposedly, this material is more resilient against discoloration from long-term usage. If you’ve ever seen how funky and gunky the previous aluminum chambers can get, then this is good news, especially if you plan on using it as your daily driver.
Other updates include improved housing for added durability and an optimized design for stability. One of the few quirks with the Mighty is that it doesn’t stand up on a table. They have added little support fins, but I think it would have made a lot more sense to just flatten it out.
Another minor update is that they also made the control buttons orange instead of grey. This is more of a design choice than an upgrade, but I must admit that the orange buttons make it pop. They also added a curved texture to the heat fin design to make it grippier like the Crafty+. The OG Mighty already gave me a Goodyear vibe, but now it looks more like a car tire than ever!
The Mighty+ comes with a three-year warranty upon registration, versus the original two-year warranty. I suspect they are trying to create more of an incentive for people to register their devices. In addition, the Mighty+ is actually one of the first vaporizers to obtain UL certification.
Here’s the deal. The new Mighty+ does USB-C charging and comes with quick charge capability. However, the supercharge option is only available with a 45-watt charging block— and it’s sold separately. Using a standard USB port, it takes an hour longer than the original to charge!
So, you’ll have to sacrifice those faster charge times for the convenience of USB-C. It almost seems pointless, until you shell out the additional $25 for the supercharger. I would have liked to see it included with the kit instead of as an additional purchase, but you know the deal.
In terms of performance, it doesn’t seem like that much has really changed. If you already own a Mighty and use it on the regular, you’ll probably survive without the Mighty+. However, this was the big update that S&B fans were yearning for. Was it worth the wait? I can’t wait to find out.
Even considering the charging block situation, I give them props for keeping up with the times with the USB-C thing. I am still curious to see how the new Mighty+ performs up against the OG.
What was your experience like with the Mighty or Mighty+? Leave a comment below!