The SOLO vape by Cilicon is rechargeable, disposable and customizable. Photo from Cilicon.
Looking for the technology needed to bring a vape into reality? Look no further than Cilicon.
This week I got the SOLO cannabis vape collection from Cilicon. Cilicon is a cannabis vaping solutions provider looking to collaborate with cannabis brands and vape distributors who want to elevate their products and business.
The SOLO collection is one of the company’s many vape options. They make 510 cartridges, disposables, batteries, pod systems, and more.
The spec package they sent me was beautifully designed. It folded out as I opened it almost like a popup book, presenting me with six SOLO vapes with different designs, and a charging cable.
The SOLO series uses the newest Formatrix technology, which is their ceramic coil. The company has upgraded the coil to keep as much of the smell and taste from the terpenes as possible. It is also made to store as much oil as possible to give customers the best and longest vaping experience possible.
The series comes in two parts — the battery and the cap. It has a part in the middle that separates the concentrate from the tip. This snap-in capability allows for easy fill-up and capping. It also makes it simple for consumers to refill the product.
The base is what is customizable on this product. This is where companies can choose what color it is, or where their branding goes. Many vape pen suppliers only offer customizable logos and pen colors. Cilicon, however, allows for a customizable oil window and mouthpiece shape, as well as a logo and pen color. They want their customers to have unique products on the market.
The vape is breath-activated, and doesn’t take much effort at all to get the concentrate out. I’ve used some vapes before that force consumers to suck and suck before any product is released. With the Solo series, it’s almost instantaneous.
Cilicon provides different options including breath-activated and button-activated. Clogging is a common problem with vape products, and Cilicon tries to eliminate that problem. For the breath-activated products, they have a dual-airflow design that allows the product to be released easier, and prevents clogging. With the button products, when consumers press the button, it heats the coils so that the product loosens to dispense the oil without clogging.
The oil Tanks
Additionally, the vapes have v-shaped oil tanks, which allow users to get out every drop of oil/concentrate. This holds 1 ml of concentrate max. The oil tank is see-through so consumers can see just how much product they have left over. Tanks can be refilled or replaced when needed.
The company made the tanks out of food-grade plastic, so people aren’t inhaling any harmful chemicals. The metal used in the central tube is medical grade SUS316L stainless steel, making this product safer than some competing vapes.
The vape has a micro-usb rechargeable battery. It is a 280maH battery, which means a person can spend 475 seconds (or about 8 consecutive minutes) puffing on the vape before having to recharge it. That might not sound like a lot. But, if each puff only lasts a couple of seconds max, consumers get a lot of use out of this product before having to recharge again.
Conscious, Customizable Products
Right out of the box, I noticed the customization of the product. I got a few different designs and showed it to my friends. We all thought they were interesting. We marveled about how smooth they felt in our hands. Four of them were black with subtle lined, elegant patterns on them. The other two were colorful; one was more of a green mixed with many other colors, and the other was the same but more blue.
In terms of the customization option, I feel as though both brands and customers can enjoy the ability to personalize a product. People want to feel unique, and brands love giving people that opportunity. According to their website, Cilicon can make these in any color, or with any printed picture/logo that customers may want.
I like how this company focuses on delta-8 and cannabis rather than nicotine vapes. While cannabis has many benefits, nicotine is extremely addictive and causes a number of health issues. I’m happy there are companies out there who strictly work with cannabis vapes instead of nicotine, prioritizing the health of the public instead of profit.
Cilicon also appears to be aware of the impact large companies can have on the environment. For example, they have sections on their website focusing on sustainability, and being environmentally conscious. According to the website, their hazardous waste is handled by third parties who can dispose of it properly. They also use solar energy to heat their water, use energy efficient light bulbs, and turn off appliances daily to save energy. It appears to be important to them, and it’s something that not every company cares about or is transparent about.
Overall, their products seem well made and I like the messages they stand behind.
Written by Kaylin Smida