Magic-Flight’s Muad-Dib is one of the prettiest little handheld, battery-operated gizmos you ever did see. It is so attractively hand-crafted; the kind of item one buys simply to look at and is almost afraid to use.
Of course, Magic-Flight does not make and sell this or their Launch Box so you will put them on the mantelpiece to admire or brag about. Customers will still feel conflicted though. They might even buy one to use and one for display purposes only.
Magic-Flight Muad-Dib Concentrate Box
Magic-Flight is a Californian company. They are based in San Diego, more precisely, where they craft vaporizers individually by hand. That alone is a noteworthy fact since the average vaporizer, e cig, or anything electronic is made at a Chinese factory and comes out with thousands of other identical products. Since the Magic-Flight Muad-Dib is made by hand from wood, no two are exactly identical.
Each one will possess subtle or prominent variations of grain. There are just two colors: walnut and black. But against the light, certain highlights will emerge that make you want to just stare without vaping, perhaps for hours, until you start looking vaped.
How to Operate the Magic-Flight Muad-Dib Concentrate Box
This is a high-powered device created to heat concentrated materials to very high temperatures. If you put herbs in here, these values would make your eyes water (literally, since your herbs would burn and create eye-stinging smoke).
That temperature is 480C and it only takes 3 seconds to get there. Batteries are rechargeable “Glyph” AAs which are among the few components which were probably sourced from overseas. When I looked up the term “Glyph,” it appeared this refers specifically to Magic-Flight batteries that last longer than previous versions. The box is only compatible with these cells.
This is a direct-draw device; your kit comes with a whip measuring 1.5 feet made of black silicone. Each package also contains a spoon, storage tin, replacement screen, and battery protection caps, but not a brass bowl which is made mention of on some sites. I believe this is an optional extra for keeping the device clean.
All parts made by or provided by Magic-Flight are replaceable through the company or authorized distributors. These sites also carry optional extras like a water tool and special bag. You can replace the silicone whip, screens, batteries, and so on.
Appearances and Materials
I touched on the materials used to make a Magic-Flight Muad-Dib but there is more to see; so much more to explore. Accents of brass are carefully polished to a shine. Optical grade glass, incorporated into its design, gives the Magic-Flight Muad-Dib an elegant and lasting appearance. One simply cannot use anything weaker than this when operating a device at 480C.
That lens moves aside to reveal your tray: place a tiny amount of wax here. Ensure the battery is not pushed in at that time or you will burn yourself. Once the lens is in place, push in that battery using the battery cap: with this attached, your box will appear to have a little handle on it. Your tube should also be attached at this point so you can inhale lovely, pure-tasting vapor.
Pros and Cons
One major con, obviously, is that you have to attach a whip to use the Muad-Dib because inhaling directly from the vapor outlet would be too hot to handle. That whip is a necessary cooling feature. It is battery-operated, handheld, and wireless, but with so many parts to juggle (pressing the battery, holding the whip) it is not as intuitive or user-friendly as the many other portable boxes out there.
If you wanted to vaporize concentrates instead of herbs, for instance, and didn’t care about true portability, this would be an elegant alternative to the mains-powered Plenty by Storz & Bickel for less money.