IOLITE® Original

IOLITE® Original

Usability is the name of the game with the IOLITE Original Portable Vaporizer. Crafted from the ground up to provide the most no-frill experience possible from a portable vaporizer, this is the original in both name and reality. The IOLITE Original, created by Oglesby and Butler, burst onto the scene in 2008 and set the first standards for portable vaporizers.

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IOLITE® Original Review

There are many like it, but there is only one IOLITE Original. Many, especially IOLITE, credit the Original as being the beginning of the portable vaporizer trend. The industry has changed quite a bit since then but the Original remains popular. The biggest difference between it and other popular vaporizers on the market today is that it operates solely on butane,in fact, the IOLITE Original was the first butane device available. This puts the Original into a separate class altogether from the dominant portable vaporizers on the market right now. But, there’s a reason, like it’s famous ease-of-use, that the IOLITE Original remains.

A Classic Option
The Original is a fantastic option for beginners to the vaping lifestyle that won’t let you down. There are many factors when choosing the right vaporizer and this one is perfect for someone who prizes reliability and simplicity. The IOLITE Original has been around as long as any other vaporizer, coming onto the scene in 2008, and you can expect a solid product from IOLITE. Every Original is produced in Ireland at the famous manufacturing facility of Oglesby and Butler. There’s no guesswork with the Original, it just works.

The Freedom of Butane
It has been a long time since butane was the standard for power in the portable vaporizer industry. However, you can not hide the benefits of using a separate fuel source from the main grid. Primarily, butane is the best option for consumers that want to bring their portable vaporizer outdoors. There is no worry about charging batteries, if you can find butane you can vape anywhere. Changing your butane is a simple process: simply insert the can of butane into the fill valve and
press down for 10 seconds. This should provide around 2 hours (or about 7-8 sessions) of use before having to recharge again.

That being said, IOLITE recommends using only high-quality, extra purified butane in order to maintain the quality of the unit. So, it isn’t entirely without caveats–especially considering you have to find somewhere to store it. Butane or batteries isn’t a conversation about which is better, but rather what works better for you.

Combustion-Free Vapor
You might call it luck, but the engineers at Oglesby and Butler managed to get a one-temperature vaporizer right all the way back in 2008. The temperature tops out at about 374°F, a very reliable temperature for full vaporization. Not only does the material vaporize completely, but it’s virtually impossible to combust your herbs vapor if you use the device correctly.

Here’s a quick guide to combustion-free with a fully-charged IOLITE Original:

  1. Remove the mouthpiece/herb chamber and fill with herbs
  2. Slide heating unit onto mouthpiece
  3. Turn on gas with switch on the side labelled “1” and “0”
  4. Watch for orange light on venting side
  5. Wait a suggested 45 seconds to 2 minutes for temperature to reach vaporization levels
  6. Enjoy!

The Walkie-Talkie Vaporizer
The design of the IOLITE was once a spectacle. The look of the device turned an industry full of products that either looked like kitchen appliances or head shop specials into an industry that produces some of the best looking gadgets available anywhere. It started with the cordless IOLITE Original. Considering the dominance of desktop units at the time, no wonder people made comparisons to the walkie-talkies. But its looks were no accident, it is a rugged and near-unbreakable unit that causes no anxiety when stowed for travel. It also provides portable vapor at a high quality.

IOLITE® Original Video

Watch this reviewer take you through the entire process of loading up and using the IOLITE Original Vaporizer. You can see the quality manufacturing for yourself in the video. Also, check out some tips to understanding how to fully take advantage of this butane beauty.

What’s in the Box

  • 1x IOLITE Original Portable vaporizer
  • 1x Carrying Case
  • 1x Maintenance Tool
  • 1x Cleaning Utensil
  • 2x Pipe Cleaners
  • 1x Herb Chamber Screen
  • 1x Mouthpiece
  • 1x Moisture Condenser
  • 1x Heater Mesh Screen Replacement
  • 1x Instruction Manual


The IOLITE Original Portable Vaporizer is less “just another portable vaporizer” and more of a kind of landmark in the progress of the portable vaporizer community. It’s impossible to ignore the effects it had and continues to have on the market. That being said, there have been many advances made to the technology, including new products from IOLITE. But, purchasing the Original isn’t about fancy tech you might never use. It’s about buying a proven winner that you can count on at a price you can afford. Those are qualities that don’t come around often, do check out their latest version, the Iolite® Version 2.

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