8.8 Final Score
Atmos Tyga x Shine Pillar Dry Herb Vaporizer Review Bottom Line
If your after a dry herb vaporizer then you need not look any further than the Atmos Tyga x Shine Pillar Dry Herb Vaporizer Starter Kit. We've tried many vaporizers over the years and all were a little disapointing, but this device is different. It not only looks great but it also produces great vapor from the dry herb you choose! Check it out now!
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The Atmos Pillar was born of a partnership between AtmosRX and a rap music artists named Tyga. Now, I’m typically skeptical whenever some celebrity is involved in the creation of a new product – and especially when it’s my beloved vaping products – but figured we’d give this the benefit of the doubt and check it out. It helped that we were told that the Pillar was an Atmos product, obviously – though we were also excited to see that it was designed to be flexible enough to vaporize not only dry herb but concentrates as well.
This is a kit, so you know you’re in for some fun when you open the box. In this case, we were greeted with a gorgeous, pen-style device, as well as a number of accessories that are ideal choices for the kit. There’s a micro USB charging device, cleaning brush, several replacement screens, concentrate insert, and a chamber tool. That’s a useful assembly of items for only $149.95. So far, so good.
The vaporizer is about as aesthetically appealing as any pen-style unit we’ve seen. It’s black, with plenty of stylistic threading and grooves to give it a nice space-age feel. Those ridges also help to keep the device cool and prevent that uncomfortable warming you can get with some other devices. When you examine it a little closer, you’ll start to really see the attention that went into putting this thing together. The mouthpiece comes with an internal screen, and it’s been crafted from heat-resistant plastic.
This is another simple-to-use product from Atmos, as they chose to use a three-click firing button that’s more flexible than it might first appear. With those three clicks, the device turns on and starts to heat. You can up the temps by pressing the power button for an additional two seconds. Meanwhile, the LED lights are there to notify you that your device is responding. If you want to take the device to maximum heat, you just hold that power button down and let it do its thing.
As noted, this thing can handle both concentrate and dry herb. That’s great for those who need to burn wax concentrate, of course. In this case, all they have to do is use the concentrate insert, place the wax on the screen, and use the Pillar at max temps for best results. At those higher temperatures, the wax heats up quickly and produces some really nice effects.
Dry herbs are just as simple, of course. We had to experiment a bit to get just the right amount of herb in the chamber, but soon figured out that you can pack the oven pretty well. Just be careful to avoid over-stuffing it to the point where you actually block the airflow. There’s apparently no trick to using dry herbs. You just load the oven and vape. Yes, it’s that simple.
Of course, performance tells the tale – so how did the Pillar do in test runs? Well, the draw resistance was the first thing we noticed. This is a low resistance device, meaning that you don’t have to inhale much to draw the vapor into your mouth. And rather than those long draws that you have to use to generate a nice cloud of vapor with some devices, this accomplished the same effect with short draws. That’s impressive. And those vapor clouds were thin, wispy little things either; we’re talking big, thick clouds of vapor you can grab with a fork. Okay, maybe not that thick – but you get the idea.
In our tests, the device never got hot to the touch – a fact that I attribute to the ridged design. That allowed us to have an extended vaping session without ever feeling as though the device was uncomfortable to use. Since we’ve tested some devices in the past that felt like they’d burn our fingers off, this was a pleasant surprise. Overall, you couldn’t ask for more from a personal vaporizer. The price is moderate, the design is flawless, and the performance is exceptional. We’d recommend it for any beginning or intermediate vaper looking for a great portable vaporizer device.