Boundless CF Review & Vaporizer Tutorial
Overall I've really liked using the Boundless CF vaporizer. It's a really nice, portable vaporizer that comes in at a cheap price point. An alternative might be an XMAX Starry, or something like that. The XMAX Starry is a little bit smaller. But if you're looking for maybe an entry level, portable vaporizer with no frills, it just works out of the box quite well with a decent battery life, then yeah, definitely check out the Boundless CF.
I'm going to show you:
In the Box
1 x Boundless CF Vaporizer
1 x User Manual
1 x USB Cable
1 x Concentrate Pod
1 x Cleaning Brush
1 x Packing Tool
Boundless CF Review
✅ Easy To Use
The first pro of the CF is that it is easy to use, it's pretty foolproof. You just toss your herb in the chamber and then turn it on, wait for it to heat up and it's ready to go. There are other vaporizers that are far trickier to use. The test I like to do is give it to a friend to try. If they can get it working the first time without help, it’s a success. The CF passed with flying colours.
✅ Simple Functionality
The second thing is that it's super simple functionality. There's no screen on it, but you can just choose your temperature easily with the five lights. It also has a battery meter, so you just press the button three times to get a sense of where your battery life is at. It's just simple, no frills, but it just works well. Sometimes you don't need an app to make your vaporizer work well.
✅ Big Bowl
The third thing I really like about it is that the bowl is very big. You can fit quite a lot of herb in there… I believe you can fit at least 0.3g and possibly more. That means you can fill it up and it's good to go for a while. That being said, it can also do a little bit of herb quite well. You don't need to fill it completely I've found, but then it does start to gunk up the mouthpiece screen faster when you have less in there.
✅ Vapor Production
The fourth thing I like about the CF is that I do get a lot of vapor from it. Even from a small, cheaper vaporizer, you can definitely hit it quite hard. That’s a big step up from other low-cost vaporizers made in China that barely produce any visible vapor. That won’t be a problem with the CF.
✅ Nice Size
The fifth thing I've found is that it's small. So it has a really nice form even compared to the CFX, which is the bigger brother of the CF. It feels nice in your hand and can fit in your pocket no problem. The size is even quite nice for at home use and is super comfortable to chill on the couch with.
❌ No Overcharge Protection
I think the first con I found is that you can overcharge this thing, so you can't really leave it to charge overnight. You need to keep an eye on it for when it's done charging. And I think that's actually a big nuisance because if you just forget, you can ruin the battery after a few times and really drain that battery. It can severely shorten the life of this vaporizer since you can’t replace the batteries.
❌ No Pass-Through Charging
The second thing is there's no pass-through charging. So pass-through charging means that you can charge it while using it. With the CF you need to wait for this to completely charge before you use it. Unlike the Arizer Solo 2 or the Mighty, you can't do pass-through charging with the CF, which is a little bit annoying. If you blasted through the battery and you want to keep going, you might need to use another vaporizer to smoke instead of using it.
❌ Feels A Bit Cheap
The third thing I don't like about it is that it is made almost entirely of plastic. It feels a little bit cheap. This feels like something that's made in China, and it is made in China... but there are other vaporizers like the Fury Edge that are too, but feel much sturdier. That being said, that’s just my opinion and doesn’t really matter that much.
The fourth thing I don't like about it is compared to other vaporizers, and you might not care about this, but the flavor isn't great. There are better tasting vaporizers when it comes down to it. If it's your first vaporizer that won't matter. I've tried over 30 vaporizers, so the different flavour becomes more apparent the more vaporizer you use. But I don't think it's a big problem for first timers or somebody who just wants a portable unit.
❌ Tricky To Load
The fifth thing that I don't like is the way the mouthpiece screws on, you can get herb in the crack. When you load it, herb can get in the crack and when you put this lid back on, it can stop you from doing that and it gets a little bit dirty. There are funnels that can help you funnel your herb in there, but I feel like they could have done something a little bit better so it didn't get as dirty. Other vaporizers like the Davinci IQ2 are so clean and simple to load in comparison.
❌ Annoying To Clean
The sixth thing I don't like is that it is a little bit annoying to clean. I'll show you how to clean it later in this article, but it's not as simple as other vaporizers. With the Firefly 2+ you just pretty much brush out the bowl and with the Arizer Solo 2 you just put the stem in some rubbing alcohol. With the Boundless CF you need to pull apart some pieces and put it back together. It's not hard, it's just not as easy. Maybe I'm just spoiled by having tried many vaporizers.
How to use the Boundless CF
Now I'll show you how the Boundless CF works, it’s pretty easy. You just need to load the top. Twist off the mouthpiece to reveal the chamber. Toss your ground up herb in the chamber (up to .3g) and brush out any extra that didn’t make it in the chamber. A funnel may be useful here if you’re not very dexterous. Then twist back on the mouthpiece.
Okay, so we have our herb in the chamber! Press the side button five times and then it starts blinking like it's ready to heat up. The lights will blink until it's ready to go. Then take a long draw from the vaporizer. I usually get a better hit on the second go. Also play around with different temperatures to see what’s right for you.
The other functionality that’s good to know is how to check the battery life. Press the side button three times to see what your battery is at.
How to clean the Boundless CF
Okay, so now I'll show you how to clean the Boundless CF. All you really need is some isopropyl alcohol, maybe some Q-tips, and the pokey tool they provide . There's also the brush which is good for brushing out the bowl. After every use, make sure you do brush out the bowl.
First thing’s first, separate the mouthpiece. It breaks off into two pieces which just pull apart. The plastic piece that you breathe into, you can just clean that out with a Q-tip. Then there’s the one with the mouthpiece screen which should screw off and leave you with three metal pieces.
Then poke out the chamber screen with the pokey tool. You should see it in the chamber, just poke it down on one side.
Proceed to put all of the metal pieces in a bowl with some rubbing alcohol. You can leave them in there for a few minutes, then give them a better rubdown with a Q-tip, and then rinse them under warm water to get off all the alcohol.
While the metal pieces are soaking you can give the plastic pieces a rub with a Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. Make sure they’re completely dry before you put them back together.
The bowl should stay relatively clean as long as you brush it out every time after use. If not you can use a little bit of iso alcohol on a Q-tip, but do it holding the unit upside down so no alcohol trickles inside.
Once you’ve done all of that, and everything is dry, you can reassemble! It’s not that tough to clean but it does take a bit of practice.
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