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Sidekick is uncommon in that it gives hits that are almost on par with our desktop vaporizers. No herb portable provides the easy airflow and bountiful hits of Sidekick.
Please note this item is hand assembled in the USA and may have marks left over from manufacture. Slight marks on the screen or the body are normal. This vaporizer's main purpose of this vaporizer is the ease and superior quality of the hit. We find it better than any other portable we've tried, at any price, yet it costs half the price of the nearest competitor.
Get the SideKick V2 here if you want the latest improvements with a longer battery life. The V2 has a longer battery life and improved function over the V1, but the V1 still boasts a mighty heater; albeit needing more battery changes than it's upgrade, the V2. This V1 actually heats up faster than the V2, but the batteries only last a couple bowl packings.
The Sidekick V1 vaporizer an American-made portable that draws better
than all others that we have tried, including Pax, Magic Flight,
DaVinci, and Mighty/Crafty. There is no restriction to the airflow
in this unit, so you can inhale as naturally and easily as you do using our
desktop units. Since our founding in 1999, our customers have asked us to make a portable way to vaporize herbs. However,
after inventing the technology that powers our vapor
boxes, we've become quite partial to the incredibly dense and
sweet taste that it provides but unfortunately, the VB1 technology doesn't lend itself to the portable realm.
Portable units are complicated and have to
be manufactured to be extremely energy-efficient, since they are limited to the power
of a battery. While considering whether to build a completely new portable from the ground up, we came across a unit that another well-respected company in
our industry that had already done extensive R&D and built a solid portable unit
with no drawbacks and we're proud to offer this quality
product to you.
The SideKick was years
in the making but well worth the wait. The rugged aluminum case construction will withstand years of use. The mouthpiece is hand-blown glass produced in Colorado. Unlike almost every portable we've tried, the Sidekick doesn't off-gas fumes or and doesn’t smell like chemicals.
The vapor mist is cooled down over a long airpath that
features the vortex cooling chamber in the center of the unit. Because of the cooling chamber--a technology unique to the Sidekick--the draw is very extremely smooth, making this our favorite portable vaporizer. The Sidekick has a generously-sized ceramic bowl and features an innovative way to stir
the contents for efficient, more flavorful herb use. And, crucially, the Sidekick is easy to disassemble
is primarily for loose-leaf herbs but comes with a concentrate can as well. It warms up quickly and stays hot from when you turn it on until you turn
it off and, smartly, these units automatically shut off after 7 minutes. The Sidekick V1 kit comes with two sets of rechargeable batteries which you rotate between the vaporizer and the charging station, which is also included. In addition, these kits come with a hemp case and a useful, well-thought-out set of tools.
Contents of the kit:
1 - SideKick Portable Vaporizer
1 - Glass Mouthpiece
2 - Cleaning Brushes
4 - 18350 3.7V 700mAh Batteries with caps
1 - External battery wall charger
1 - Small Philips Screwdriver
1 - Small Bowl-Packing Tongs
1 - Marble Pick Tool
1 - Concentrate Can
accessories can be found here.
A word about the differences between the Sidekick V1 and V2. The V1 uses a stacked pair of 18350 batteries at a time. The V2 has a single, larger 18650 battery that has significantly longer battery life and is better-suited for those going off the grid for a period of time (think backwoods camping). The V2 also has re-engineered top and bottom pieces which provide more durability and a tighter fit than the V1.
(Note: V1 batteries must be kept in
matched pairs so that they wear the same; there are colored stickers in
the kit that you will use to identify batteries that go with each other).
Break up or grind your herbs with a grinder, scissors, or your fingers – just make certain the herbs is broken up and fluffy.
Grab the top lid in front of the gear next to the mouthpiece and pull up at a slight angle away from the mouthpiece. With some of your favorite ground herbs, load your bowl to about the middle of the silicone. You can gently pack the herbs, but not too firm. Remember you must have some room to stir the bowl and allow the herbs move about. To put the lid on, make sure that the gear tool is turned furthest away from the mouthpiece as shown, holding the lid at about a 45 degree angle set the notch back in the hole. Set the lid back in place in the same angle you removed it, and you will feel the magnets grab.
Turn the SideKick on by pressing the power button for 2 seconds. The SideKick logo will light up and a few seconds later the main screen will show up. Turning the Sidekick off is as easy as it was to turn it on, just press the power button for 2 seconds. The SideKick features an automatic shutoff after 7 minutes to conserve battery power, and just in case you forgot to turn it off, it will take care of that for you!
The SideKick Vaporizer is adjustable from .5 to 11 giving you 22 points of temperature control for extracting the essence from your favorite herbs. The temperature of the SideKick can go from 248° F to 470° F. Press the up or down button to select your desired setting. Once you have selected your desired setting, press the power button 1 time. You will see the current setting begin to rise. Once the unit is at the set temperature it will vibrate letting you know it is ready to use. With the LCD screen the SideKick also notifies you of the battery life left and the battery voltage. The LCD will also display the surfing time of your vape session.
Pull up on the mouthpiece to adjust your air pathway and find the length that is most comfortable for you. In addition, we have made the act of stirring your bowl throughout your vape session totally effortless by creating a stirring mechanism that works with just the push of your thumb. Just spin the gear forward or backward and you are stirring the herbs in the bowl. The SideKick uses a hybrid conduction/convection heating system for the best battery efficiency, but that also means it is always cooking your herbs when the heater is turned on. To vape your herbs evenly and achieve the best flavor, stir the bowl slowly whenever you are not inhaling to prevent the herbs from cooking too much and to allow air to flow through the herbs evenly. We highly recommend to not stir the bowl while you are inhaling as there is a slight chance of herbs slipping past the screen. We have found that half way through a bowl, it is good to take the lid off and press the herbs down a bit to keep the vapor thick.
• During operation, SideKick components get sufficiently hot to cause combustion and severe burns! Never touch the ceramic heater or surrounding metal. Always allow a cool-down before touching any inner SideKick components after turning the device off.
• Keep the SideKick out of reach of children and away from pets. Never leave unattended with a child in the vicinity.
• Keep the SideKick away from combustibles such as paper, fabric, plastic and anything else you think could catch fire.
• Never let hair or loose clothing come in contact with the heat source.
We know how much of a hassle it can be to clean most portable vaporizers, so we have designed the SideKick to be simple and effortless to take apart for a good cleaning.
Changing the screen is as simple as unscrewing the screw holding it to the top lid.
Your SideKick uses two 18350 batteries. Charge fully before first use. Please read the battery warnings and charging directions with the batteries and charger. We highly suggest following these guidelines.Keep the batteries in pairs - We have included colored stickers you can place on your batteries to keep them together. The sets need to discharge together and age together.The colored stickers can also be written on with a permanent marker with the first date of use to track the age of the batteries as time goes by.
Batteries will last longer if they are not used hard while hot. Both charging and using your vaporizer cause the batteries to heat up. Don't use your vaporizer if it is hot from being left in the sun - Let it cool first. Don't start a charge when the batteries are still hot from being used. Let them cool down before charging. The charger has 2 settings, one for fast charge (1A) and one for slower(0.5A). You will extend the life of your batteries by charging them on the slow setting.
Cap the batteries when not in use - The SideKick comes with 4 silicone battery caps. Capping the batteries during storage will prevent the risk of fire or explosion that occurs if the battery is shorted.
7th Floor / SSV offers a 90 day warranty with each SideKick. The ceramic heating chamber is covered for 5 years. Contact us if you need repair.