PenSimple Is A Brand New Take On What An Herb Grinder Can Be

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PenSimple Grinder

7.5

Grind

7.5/10

Kief

6.0/10

Quality

8.5/10

Price

8.0/10

PenSimple Herb Grinder

One thing about herb grinders is that almost all of them seem to have a similar design and shape.  There may be slight variations between each model in terms of teeth shape, size, number of pieces, etc., but at the end of the day they use the same basic principals to grind your herb.  This entails putting the herb in the top chamber of the grinder, and turning the lid so that the teeth grind your stash to perfection.

In general, I go by the mantra of if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, but that doesn’t mean that the herb grinder market couldn’t use some fresh ideas.  For any readers would like a new take on herb grinding, the folks at PenSimple have got you covered.  They have completely reimagined the herb grinder and come up with the PenSimple Grinder.  It looks totally different than your run of the mill four piece aluminum grinders, and because of this has some unique features.

Design


As with the namesake of the PenSimple, the shape of this grinder is akin to a pen.  This makes it easy to hold and manipulate so that you can aim the herb with precision.  Dimensions for the PenSimple are 7″x1″x1″ with a weight of only 4.3 ounces, making it very lightweight compared to typical aluminum weed grinders.

There are four pieces that attach with the PenSimple Grinder.  As with standard grinders, the PenSimple has a grind chamber made up of a lid with teeth and bottom with holes to allow the ground herb to fall through.  With PenSimple there are only a few small teeth on the lid, but none on the bottom part of the grind chamber, like you see with typical herb grinders.

It is important to realize that the PenSimple does not grind your herb for you.  This is still a manual process.

What it does do is help to dispense the ground herb out of the tip making it easier to get the herb in your joint or bowl without spillage.  With a simple push of a button your ground up stash is neatly dispersed with pinpoint accuracy.  I love this feature, and is certainly a step up from typical grinders where you have to use your fingers or scraper tool to manipulate the herb.

Materials

PenSimple Grinders are made of aircraft-grade aluminum, meaning this thing is built to last.  We are glad to see PenSimple use such quality materials on their grinders as it shows they take quality seriously.  Another positive is that it doesn’t appear that PenSimple’s design requires any glueing of components, making it less likely that any individual part will break loose.

Three Different Grinder Modes

Unique to the PenSimple Grinder is the flexibility of having three distinct grinder modes.   The three grinder modes are full, maximum-storage, and direct-grind.

Full Mode

This is default mode of the PenSimple.  Load the herb in the grinding chamber, and once ground it is ready to be unleashed at the push of a button.

 

Maximum-Storage Mode

For when you are traveling, or on a hiking trip having the maximum amount of herb ready to go is a must.  Maximum-Storage Mode allows you to store up to 3 grams of your finest herb by removing the top and bottom grind teeth.  In this mode you cannot grind any additional herb.

PenSimple Grinder

Direct Grind Mode

Take out the storage compartment and then you have an efficient grinding machine.  This is perfect for when you want to keep a small stash fresh and grind on the go.  This mode holds up to .25 grams, but can be ground on command and still dispensed using the electric point and shoot tip.

PenSimple Direct Grind

What PenSimple Should Improve

In the future, PenSimple should strongly consider adding an electric element to the herb grinding process.  Having both an electrical grinding process and the automatic dispensing tip would go a long way to set the PenSimple apart.

Another issue with the PenSimple is that the 1 inch diameter design creates an environment where it is easy for herb to clog the unit.  PenSimple will have to choose between keeping their grinder portable-friendly with a frequent cleaning requirement, or to make the diameter larger meaning the grinder would become slightly less portable.

Price

PenSimple has made some bold innovations to the herb grinder, and as such you can expect to pay more for this grinder than your average four-piece aluminum grinder.  At $60, the PenSimple is not a bargain, but is cheaper than premium American Made grinders like Phoenician.  This is a reasonable price point for this product.

The Final Grind

PenSimple has changed the herb grinder game with its point and shoot design.  This certainly makes filling your bowl easier than ever before.

We wish that PenSimple would have added an electric grinding component, and are surprised that the actual grinding process is still manual.

Whether this is a good choice for you will depend on how much you value the point and shoot electric dispensing feature.  If this is a big deal to you, then the PenSimple is really the best choice.  However, for those who care equally about other functions like storage capacity, grind quality, and grinder jamming, we recommend you look at conventional high quality grinders.

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Kozo Grinder Review: Does It Live Up To The Hype?

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Kozo Herb Grinder

8.1

Grind

8.0/10

Kief

8.5/10

Quality

8.0/10

Price

8.0/10

One of the hottest selling herb grinders to hit the market in recent months is the Kozo Herb Grinder.  This grinder has been selling so well that it appears that Kozo has had a hard time keeping it in stock.  The reviews for this herb grinder are also stellar leading to a good reputation.

At BestGrinder.net we like to dig a little deeper to see if the sales volume and reviews match up with the quality.  Let’s take a close look at the Kozo Grinder’s pricing, features, and quality.

Grinder Design

Outer Design

The Kozo Grinder is no doubt a good looking herb grinder.  I personally like the black and white lines that are included as design elements on the outside of the Kozo.

Another feature on the outside of the Kozo Herb Grinder is the indents that span vertically from the top of the grinder to the bottom.  These are part of the herb grinder to enhance the grip so that you can twist the lid with greater ease.  The more grip you can get the more grinding you can do, its that simple.

Teeth

Kozo Grinders feature square shaped teeth that have sharp edges to help break up herb.  I’ve mentioned before that I like diamond-shaped teeth similar to those featured on Black Tie Grinders.  Diamond teeth do a better job at shredding herb with the least amount of force.

That being said, the teeth on the Kozo Grinder are not bad and will work for most herb fans.  For those who are serious herb connoisseurs you may want to find a grinder with diamond shaped teeth.

Other Design Components

Updated Design

Kozo has had a round of updates in an effort to improve upon their original herb grinder.  This update primarily includes an increase in the height of the walls on the removable herb collection piece so that the Kozo Grinder can hold more herb.

Size

Kozo Grinders come in a single 2.5 inch diameter size.  This is the most common size for personal use herb grinders and should satisfy the vast majority of herb grinder users.

Price

It appears that Kozo varies the price of their herb grinder frequently.  I’ve seen the Kozo Grinder priced anywhere from $20 to $24.  If you are set on getting a Kozo Grinder and see that it is at the higher end of that range it may be worth waiting a few days before buying to see if the price drops.

Variety

Colors

Kozo currently only comes in black.  Certainly a choice that will work for most, but not exactly exciting.  Hopefully in the future Kozo will expand their offerings to include more colors.

Quality

The Kozo Grinder is most similar to The Rocket Grinder in terms of quality and styling.  Both are fine grinders, but not the best of the best.

Kozo Grinders feel solid in your hands and do have a smooth turning action, which is a big plus.  If they’d switch over to diamond shaped teeth this grinder would be really hard to beat.

The vast majority of reviewers have been happy with this grinder, with a select few mentioning that the bottom set of teeth fell out after a few uses.  This is a common issue with grinders made from two pieces of aluminum that are glued together.

Fake Reviews?

For those who are unaware the reputation of Amazon’s reviews have taken a beating lately.  Some sellers are using unethical tactics to get unwarranted positive reviews.  This means you may end up buying something that isn’t what you expect in terms of quality.

We are not going to accuse Kozo of these practices, but their reviews do appear to be too positive for the quality of their product.  In fact, reviewmeta.com also finds their reviews to be suspicious.

Does this mean you shouldn’t buy a Kozo Grinder? No, but you should realize that their current rating on Amazon is likely inflated.

Extras

Kozo Grinders do not come with many extras.  Their grinder box does feature their logo, but is a simple brown cardboard box.  Included with your purchase is a pollen scraper which is common with most herb grinders.

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Summary

What We Like About The Kozo Grinder

  • Updated design allows for the grinder to hold more herb
  • Priced fairly reasonably and similar to the competition
  • Has indentations for your fingers which enhance grip

What We Don’t Like About The Kozo Grinder

  • Square teeth are simply inferior to diamond teeth
  • Uses two pieces of aluminum which means the bottom set of teeth may fall out over time

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Atmos Ruva Kit Review

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Atmos Ruva

8.3

Vapor

8.0/10

Features

9.0/10

Quality

8.0/10

Price

8.0/10

Pros

  • Customizable heating settings that range from 330-430 degrees
  • LED screen that makes the Ruva easy to use
  • Rubber outer cover is heat resistant
  • Vapor quality is strong even with moderate draws

Cons

  • Only works for dry herbs (no waxes or concentrates)

Full Review

Portable vaporizers have become more technologically advanced over the last five years and now have some great features that used to only be found on full-sized vaporizer units.

Atmos has brought the Ruva to market as their attempt to compete in the advanced portable dry herb vaporizer space.

With a great many features found on some of the most expensive portable vaporizers the Atmos Ruva is a great value for those wanting the bells and whistles without the budget busting price.

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Atmos Boss Vaporizer Review

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Atmos Boss Vaporizer

7.6

Vapor

7.0/10

Features

8.5/10

Quality

8.0/10

Price

7.0/10

Pros

  • Convection heating eliminates the risk of combusting herb
  • Stainless steel herb chamber
  • Small size vape pen that is very portable and allows you to take it on the go

Cons

  • One heat setting may not work for all
  • Less vapor produced than most conduction vapes

Full Review

Vape pens are the ultimate in portability when it comes to the modern consumption of herb and waxes.  Unlike their larger portable vaporizer counterparts, vaporizer pens are thinner, similar to the thickness of a cigar.

Vape pens are usually cheaper than portable vaporizers and have less features.  This is what you sacrifice for the extra portability and discreteness.

We’ve discussed several other Atmos Vaporizers here at BestGrinder.net, and today we take an in depth look at the Atmos Boss Vaporizer Pen.

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Atmos Tyga Pillar Vaporizer Review

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Atmos Tyga X Shine Pillar Vaporizer

8.1

Vapor

8.5/10

Features

8.5/10

Quality

8.5/10

Price

7.0/10

Pros

  • Deep ceramic chamber that holds herb
  • Six different heat settings allow for customized vaping experience
  • Comes with a five-year warranty
  • Works with both dry herb and waxes
  • Vapor quality is good and does not require strong pulls

Cons

  • Not the best value due to Tyga partnership
  • Conduction heating element works well but not on par with the best convection heating elements

Full Review

As the vaporizer industry continues to grow, big names in the music industry have begun to partner with vaporizer makers to create exclusive product lines.

Atmos has jumped into a partnership with the rapper Tyga to promote the Tyga X Shine Pillar Kit.  For those who are unfamiliar, Tyga is a successful rapper currently signed with Def Jam and has had several charting hits.

At the end of the day, it is the quality of the vaporizer that matters no matter who’s name is on the packaging.  While we think partnerships are good for marketing, they often do not speak to the quality of the product.  Below we give you an in depth look at our thoughts on the Atmos Tyga Pillar Vaporizer.

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Atmos Jump Vaporizer Review – Quality at an Affordable Price

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Atmos Jump Vaporizer

8.4

Vapor

8.0/10

Features

7.6/10

Quality

8.0/10

Price

10.0/10

Pros

  • One of the best vape pens in terms of vapor quality
  • Stylish looks that are available in multiple color options
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Single heat setting may not meet the needs of all users
  • Conduction heating mechanism

Full Review

One of the most difficult challenges faced by anyone looking to buy a vaporizer on a budget is finding a quality vape that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars.  We all know the premium brands including Pax and Storz and Bickel put out great products, but they are downright expensive.

On the flip side you have cheap vaporizers that don’t break the budget, but don’t vape and end up simply combusting your precious herb.  In that case you might as well roll a joint and skip the vaporizer all together.

So, is there a way to get a quality vape while bypassing the high price point? Yes, and it comes in the form of the Atmos Jump Vaporizer.

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Five Best Rolling Papers of 2018

When it comes to smoking pot there is nothing quite like rolling up a joint and letting it blaze. Having a quality rolling paper allows for the joint to be rolled tightly and burn consistently.

These days there are so many different rolling paper brands that it can be difficult to know which is best. Other factors to consider when selecting a rolling paper includes flavoring, ease of rolling, materials, and price.

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Rocket Grinder Review

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Rocket Grinder

7.9

Grind

7.0/10

Keif

8.0/10

Quality

7.0/10

Price

9.5/10

It has been awhile since we have reviewed an herb grinder, so today we are going to provide an in depth look at the Rocket Herb Grinder.  This is the Rocket Herb Grinder sold on Amazon, and not the other Rocket Herb Grinder that is motorized.

We are traditionalists when it comes to herb grinders because we feel that the four piece grinder design is pretty much perfect.  Adding batteries and motors to herb grinders seems to us to be a gimmick and just makes the grinder easier to break.

Rocket has been selling their weed grinder for less than a year at the time of this writing.  However, we have been impressed with their popularity and they have maintained a rating of over 4.0 with more than 50 reviews.

Grinder Design

Outer Design

The first thing we noticed about the Rocket Grinder is the cool design.  The silver colored accents on the aluminum outer body give the grinder a cool look that stands out from the competition.  We also like the indentations on the lid that give your fingers a place grip increasing the user’s leverage to grind herb with greater force. 

Teeth

The Rocket Herb Grinder features 26 square teeth that have sharp edges.  We’ve discussed before that we prefer the diamond shaped teeth of other grinders as they generally grind better.

That beings said, some smokers may prefer the grind provided by square teeth.  If you don’t want to have too fine of a grind, then the Rocket Grinder may provide the herb consistency you are looking for.

Other Design Components

Filter Screen

The kief filter does not screw on to the grinder, but simply fits into the kief catcher chamber.  Whether you like this design is a matter of personal preference.  Generally, we like to have a screwed in filter screen as it allows for a wider screen that more effectively filters herb.

Size

The Rocket Herb Grinder comes in one size, which has a diameter of 2 inches.  This makes it slightly smaller than similar grinders that are usually 2.5 inches in diameter.

If you are looking to grind a lot of herb then you’ll want to look into buying a different herb grinder, but if you are a casual smoker then the Rocket Grinder will likely grind enough herb for your needs.

In the future, we hope that Rocket Grinders will consider making a larger size grinder option.

Price

The Rocket Herb Grinder is quite affordable, and is priced around $25.  This makes it a great grinder for anyone on a budget who wants to get something better than a cheap acrylic grinder.  For those not wanting to spend more than $30 on a decent herb grinder, the Rocket Grinder should be on your short list along with the Golden Gate Grinder and Black Tie Grinder.

Variety

Colors

You won’t find much variety with the Rocket Herb Grinder as it only comes in the black color.  This is the case with many up and coming weed grinder brands, so if color is not an issue for you then the Rocket Grinder is still worth consideration.

Performance

The Rocket Grinder does perform well.  It produces an even herb consistency that is a bit thicker than other grinders with more teeth.

A strength for the Rocket Grinder is the lid magnet.  The Rocket Grinder has one of the strongest lid magnets out of all the grinders we have tested.  You can rest assured that you won’t spill your herb with this grinder.

On the flip side, the Rocket Grinder does have a two piece lid that can lead to breaking over time.  The best aluminum grinders have one piece lids so that breaking is a non-issue.

Warranty

Rocket Grinders offers a 100% money back guarantee.  This allows you to buy with confidence knowing that they will offer you a refund if you are not completely satisfied with your Rocket Grinder’s performance.  Thankfully, this has become the industry standard for herb grinders on Amazon, and most now offer a money back guarantee.

Extras

Included with your Purchase of a Rocket Grinder is a gift box, velvet bag, and plastic pollen scraper.  When it comes to grinders, Rocket Grinder has done a good job adding in some nice bonuses to your purchase which increases the value of this herb grinder.

Summary

What We Like About Rocket Grinder

  • Cool and modern design sets Rocket Grinder apart from the competition
  • Comes with a lot of extras like a carry bag and pollen scraper
  • Lid has spaces that fit fingers for better grinding leverage

What We Don’t Like About The Rocket Grinder

  • At 2″ in diameter, the Rocket Grinder is a bit smaller than many similarly priced competitors
  • Only has 26 teeth which do not grind as evenly as other grinders with more teeth

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5 Reasons to Vape Your Weed Rather Than Smoke It

For as long as we can remember the preferred choice of partaking in marijuana is by smoking. Usually this is done by rolling a joint or smoking out of a pipe.

Today there are many ways to get a quality high, with one of the most innovative being vaping. Vaping has become a popular way of inhaling cannabis. The vaping process is different from other ways of ingesting cannabis in that there are basically mini ovens in each vaporizer that turns the active ingredients in cannabis into vapor.

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