Mighty or Mighty+ (Plus) - a decision-making aid
Storz & Bickel has launched the long-awaited Mighty+ (Plus) vaporizer. In the meantime, the first copies have arrived at our customers and we have also taken a close look at the vaporizer.
Both the Mighty and the Mighty+ (Plus) are currently being sold by Storz & Bickel. You can also get both models in our shop.
In the run-up, there was a lot of speculation (including from us) about the innovations of the Mighty+ (Plus). A lot has happened, a lot has been disappointing.
But one after anonther.
The Mighy+ comes with a slightly modified design, some predetermined breaking points on the edge of the pot have been eliminated, the front buttons and the lettering now shine in the typical Storz & Bickel orange. Slightly curved grooves are intended to make the "mighty" appear a little slimmer.
New are two "knobs" attached to the bottom, which should ensure a secure footing when filling with the filling chamber tool turned over at the same time.
Coarse motorists should still use a separate stand, the Mighty is now a little more secure than before, but still quite wobbly.
If we look to the side, a USB Type-C port smiles at us.
That may seem contemporary and ultimately Storz & Bickel is also implementing an EU directive that wants to make the USB-C connection a quasi-standard, but it does not only bring advantages.
In addition to the positive properties, such as having to carry less cable and a quick charge function, mains operation is no longer possible when the battery is empty, as was the case with the "old" model.
Rather, the battery has to charge for a few minutes before the Mighty+ can be switched on again.
A sufficiently powerful power supply unit is required for the fast charging function. A USB-A to USB-C cable is included, you won't find a charger in the shrunken box, nor a grinder or a filling aid, which are still included with the "normal" Mighty.
The cooling unit, all other accessories and the wearing parts such as dosing capsules, sieves and sealing rings have remained unchanged.
With a slight turn to the left, we turn off the cooling unit and look into the now ceramic-coated filling chamber, which hides the otherwise stubborn residues with dark gray and is easier to clean.
Freshly filled, we switch on the Mighty+ and it actually picked up a notch when it heated up. By Mighty standards, it heats up to the desired temperature extremely quickly.
Which brings us to steam performance and probably the most important aspect. Mighty owners can sit back, relax and take a hit, Storz & Bickel didn't reinvent the wheel.
The Mighty has rightly belonged to the top class of vaporizers for years.
The evaporator unit has always been almost perfectly efficient. Not much has changed with the Mighty+.
In the lower temperature ranges, the Mighty+ is now a bit more powerful, we suspect an improvement in the heating of the supplied air.
On the other hand, the filled material seems to be exhausted earlier than with the Mighty. We're seeing a solid improvement here, but not a huge leap up.
Storz & Bickel remains true to the batteries and uses soldered 18650 cells.
They can be replaced with a little manual skill, a screwdriver and a soldering iron. A battery cover on the left and right would have been more contemporary.
If the energy sources are worn out due to frequent use, those who are not technically skilled can take advantage of the paid support from the manufacturer.
Nothing new with the display, Storz & Bickel relies on the tried and tested.
Oh yeah, there's a "super booster" function on top of that for free.
Finally, the price and our recommendation.
With the Mighty+, Storz & Bickel delivers a solid facelift and you get one of the best vaporizers on the market.
What we don't like so much is the hefty price premium that Storz and Bickel charge.
The RRP is €50 higher, which is also reflected in the dealer conditions and the accessories have been greatly reduced.
The grinder and the filling aid together have a street price of around €15 and the charger, if not available, with sufficient power for the quick charging function also costs around €20 to €25. Together, this makes a price increase of around €70.
We would have wished for more stable prices here.
For whom is the Mighty+ worthwhile and for whom not?
As described above, owners of an intact Mighty can sit back and relax. The "normal" Mighty is far from being old-fashioned and is on par with the Mighty+.
Anyone who is often out and about or forgets about the charger will certainly appreciate not having to carry one charger in their case and no bulky power supply unit.
The filling chamber is easier to clean, which is a blessing especially for the fraction of users who have not anchored daily cleaning as a fixed ritual in their daily schedule.
The 2-year warranty also speaks in favor of the Mighty+, which can be extended to 3 years by registering with the manufacturer.
With the Mighty, it remains legal at 2 years. warranty.
We leave it to our valued customers whether this is worth the additional cost. We offer both versions at fair prices and our service is also free.
Author: Udo Meyer