According to consumer surveys, most people cite their number one concern of purchasing an item as price in relation to quality. The vaporizer industry is not immune to this sentiment, and the market is saturated with a variety of low-cost brands. There are lots of popular and efficient units such as the Atmos Boss and the Pulsar APX. In particular, the Pulsar is currently one of the best selling low-range units that has already been written extensively about. However, this article is going to cover a slightly less hyped device: the recently upgraded Boundless CFC 2.0 vaporizer. I’ve had the pleasure of trying many Boundless products including the Tera, the original CFC, and the CFX. I am a fan of Boundless Technology, especially their higher end units, but the following review will reveal both the bad and the good of this vaporizer, as well as technical specs.
Design, Portability & Easiness of Use
The Boundless CFC 2.0 is long, sleek, and only slightly more discreet than the original model. It weighs about 3 ounces, and it has a hardy, solid feel to it. The device sits comfortably in the palm of the hand, however, with a height of 5.2 inches- most consumers will agree it’s not the most concealable unit. One the bright side, the CFC 2.0 does shine in regards to the actual hand-piece: it’s designed with ridges/grooves that act as insulation from heat and allow for easy gripping. Like all Boundless units, the device comes in black and in my opinion, values functionality over flashiness. Therefore, consumers that prefer bold and bright looks may want to consider a different brand. It should also be noted that it comes with a choice of two different mouth-pieces, one is a standard and the other one can be used for heavier batters.
This vaporizer is not complex in design, and should take less than twenty seconds for any user to learn. The unit has one large center button, and an LED display screen where two smaller buttons are located. To begin a a vaping session, have the unit charged via the USB cable located at the bottom, top the oven, and turn the device on by clicking the big button five times in succession. The display screen will then light up, and show both the battery life indicator and the temperature. Next, go ahead and select the temperature by using the tiny, up and down buttons on the display. It should only take about thirty five seconds to reach a temp in the 390 range, and users can physically watch device heat up to temperature. Users are free from this point to enjoy their session.
Oven Capacity & Temperature Control
The Boundless CFC 2.0 excels in terms of oven capacity; the heating chamber easily holds 0.4 to 0.5 grams of flower and it’s efficient at conserving herb as well. The device utilizes a ceramic bowl and it’s easy to load with a simple pop of the mouthpiece. One of the best aspects of this unit is the precise temperature control. There are very few options under $100 that will give users exact temp control, and fortunately, the CFC 2.0 is one them. The device comes with a range of 146 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit, although, I would recommend a start point of at least 370 degrees.
Vapor Quality & Price Point
The clouds produced by the Boundless CFC 2.0 are magnificent and dense, especially when users consider its’ retail price of $89.95. I tried the unit at several different temperatures (370, 390 and 410 degrees) to get a feel for it and I was not disappointed. The vapor is very flavorful, although it was slightly warm even at lower temps. The mouthpiece with the holes is the best for tasting the herb fully, and the hits are definitely intense. It can get the job done with just a quick three minute session for users that want to rip. However, if a consumer is looking for a more continuous, light session, it allows for that experience as well. I would recommend using the standard mouthpiece and a lower temperature of about 390 for any user that wants cool sips.
In summary, a price point of $89.95 is very fair for what the consumer is receiving. It’s pretty rare that a unit will provide a huge oven, precise temperature control, and high quality vapor for under a hundred, and the Boundless CFC 2.0 easily meets all three of these expectations.
Battery Life & Accessories
The Boundless CFC 2.0 contains a non-removable 18650 battery which will usually give about ten sessions before users need to charge. It takes a little under three hours to get full juice via the USB cable, and the device should not be used while charging. As far as other accessories, the box comes with a water pipe adapter, chamber screens, a scrub brush and a packing tool. It’s fairly loaded for a low-cost unit.
On a scale of 1 to 10, the Boundless CFC 2.0 is a nice revision of the original and probably lands about an 8.5 out of 10. Users that are concerned primarily with functionality, control and vapor quality are going to fall in love with this device. However, I do think consumers that want smaller, ultra discreet units or those that want to personalize their vaporizer with specific colors will probably want to explore another route.