Smokeski Review: #1 Electric Dab Rig
Smokeski Background Info
The Smokeski is made by a new company that specializes in electric dab rigs/concentrate vaporizers. Instead of the old school e-nail setup they have made a completely portable dab rig that is also affordable. You shouldn’t get it confused though while it is an affordable electric dab rig it is not a cheap electric dab rig. The Smokeski is made of an aluminum alloy, the glass is 3mm thick borosilicate, the battery is 3000 mAh, and their atomizer is titanium with a silicon carbide bowl. All of this combined with what they include with purchases, their stellar support, 1 year warranty, and reasonably priced replacement parts is why you will frequently see them at the top of our lists. We were shocked when we compared this small company to their competitors.
Performance: How hard does the Smokeski hit?
I was surprised the first time I used this my expectations were low and I thought I was about to be using a cheap electric dab rig. The Smokeski smart rig was affordable, but I quickly learned it was not cheap. The silicon carbide (SiC) insert that is included allows you to experience the true flavor profile of the dab without chazzing. The SiC insert provides an even heat distribution throughout the bucket and is considered to be the king of dabbable surfaces. I was blown away by the milkage and clouds the Smokeski provided. It wasn’t what I expected at all from an affordable electric dab rig.
We found that the airflow from the Smokeski was just as good as every other e-rig you see today. The borosilicate carb cap allows directional control of the intake of air to ensure no wax is left behind. Our tests also found that glass for the PuffCo Peak fit onto the Smokeski device and work if you have that on hand.back to menu ↑
Battery: What is the Smokeski’s battery life?
The Smokeski’s battery comes in at 3000 mAh. This is impressive for a cheap electric dab rig considering this e-rig’s battery stats are at a similar level to the luxury rigs. The Smokeski’s battery mAh beats the PuffCo Peak’s mAh by more than DOUBLE! You can expect about 40-50 sessions without having to recharge on the Smokeski.
What also makes the Smokeski’s top of the class is the usb-c fast charging. If you manage to go through the 40-50 sessions without charging you don’t need to worry since it’s one of the few e-rigs with usb-c fast charging. It will only take a little over an hour to get back to a full battery, but you can get back to dabbing in just a few minutes.back to menu ↑
Portability: Is the Smokeski portable?
This e-rig is ranked our #1 portable dab rig and that’s for good reason. The Smokeski isn’t bulky and is only 3.5” wide x 7.5” tall. They also have a custom dab rig case with foam cutouts that is perfect for travel when you need portable dabs! (Did I mention this is included with the Smokeski electric dab rig for free?) All of this combined with the usb-c fast charging and large battery made the Smokeski our pick for most portable dab rig.back to menu ↑
Build Quality: Is the Smokeski made well?
When you’re getting a $200 electric dab rig you’d expect it to be cheap. That is where you’d be mistaken since this is an affordable e-rig. The complete base of the Smokeski is made of an aluminum alloy. You’d be hard pressed to find a single piece of plastic on it. The glass is made of hand-blown 3mm thick borosilicate glass which is the industry standard. After seeing so many rigs above $250 made mostly out of plastic; I was blown out of the water by the sheer quality of this affordable electric dab rig.back to menu ↑
Whats included with the Smokeski?
- Smokeski Electric Dab Rig
- Carrying Case
- Silicon Carbide Bucket
- Titanium Bucket
- Splash Guard
- Carb Cap
- Oil Slick
- USB-C Charger
- 2x Dab Tools
- 5x Alcohol Wipes
- 5x Q-tips
- 2x Rubber O-rings
- Instruction Manual
Single Button Operation
What really makes this e-rig simple to use, unlike e-nails and other unnecessarily excessive devices, there is only one button. This single button controls the whole thing from powering on, changing heat settings, and starting a session.
The temperature control has four available settings: red, blue, white, and green. You can cycle between these by pressing the button three times. Each coil has its own recommended heat setting(s). This enables you to have full control over the temperatures of your dab ensuring the same preferred heat every time.
When you are ready to dab you can double tap the button to enable session mode. This will start the process of heating up the bucket. After a few seconds it will reach the heat temperature and vibrate to let you know. It will keep it heated at this temperature for an additional ten seconds to ensure peak vaporization of all of the product.
A single press, and hold, of the button enables manual mode. This allows you to continually apply or stop the heat at your discretion. Manual mode comes in handy when a dab in session mode doesn’t quite get everything.
Haptic technology is incorporated into the Smokeski. This is just a fancy way of saying that it will vibrate to let you know when it’s heated. It will also alert you with a buzz whenever a session cycle completes.back to menu ↑
If you have any accidents you don’t need to fear. Every Smokeski is covered under a 1 year warranty that covers the entire unit. If you face any problems with any part you can get each individual piece replaced. If you break or lose something after getting it replaced you can always get a replacement at base cost. It is a part of Smokeski’s ethos to not make a profit on replacement parts.
While I have heard wonderful things on reddit and from our readers about their support I have not had the pleasure of experiencing it myself. Since I got the Smokeski I haven’t had any problems to need assistance with; but judging off their motto on replacement parts I would assume their support is top notch.
This electric dab rig is definitely the best bang for your buck when it comes to value. Their battery is up to par with the luxury electric rigs and in most cases outperform them. They also have a lot that is included with the e-rig including: a travel case, a silicon carbide bucket, a titanium bucket, and more. You won’t find anything else on the market that can provide all of this at that price point.back to menu ↑
Smokeski Review Summary
When you compare the Smokeski and Puffco and put it into perspective; you really start to see the drastic differences between what is the biggest e-rig and what should be the biggest. For instance the release of the Smokeski and the Puffco Peak Pro were only a month apart, but while they have identical stats the difference in price is double. When you compare it to the original Puffco Peak, the stats of the peak are half that of what the Smokeski provides. When you combine this with their fair priced replacement parts, high level build quality, and exceptional performance you have a recipe for success. This electric dab rig is by far the best value without any unneeded pizzazz and easily takes the #1 spot in our book as the best electric dab rig.
- Amazing Vapor Production
- Long Battery Life
- Ultra Portable
- Silicon Carbide Bucket
- Unbeatable Value
- No pass through charging
|Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Charge Time||1-2 Hours|
|Temperature Range||300-800°F (148.88-426.667°C)|
|Heat Up Time||15 Seconds|
|Height||7” (177.8 mm)|
|Width||3.5” (88.9 mm)|
|Weight||12 oz (340 g)|
|Body Material||Aluminum Alloy|
|Bucket Materials||Silicon Carbide (SiC), Titanium, Quartz|