Storz and Bickel introduced the Mighty vaporizer to the consumer market back in 2014. That’s seven years ago from today, and after all these years, it remains the king and is a pillar in the dry herb vaping scene. But with the launch of the Crafty + last year, consumers are wondering if there is a Mighty vaporizer update on the horizon. So it’s natural that the rumor mill has been churning.
With curiosity brewing and the possibility of an imminent release date, we decided to dive into forums and the deepest corners of the online vaping world to find out what people want to see from the Mighty Plus. While also trying to predict what nifty features and upgrades Storz and Bickel’s finest German Engineering team have up their sleeves.
Let’s discuss what Storz & Bickel has confirmed and what consumers hope from an updated version of the Mighty vaporizer.
Storz & Bickel Confirmed Improved Heating
Storz and Bickel kept the majority of the Mighty+ updates sealed in a vault. However, they did release a 20-Years-Volcano-Documentary, where Bickel mentioned they are “working on the Mighty +” and it features “improved heat-up times and other advantages” to cater to everyone’s needs. We can confirm now that the Mighty+ can heat up your materials in as little as 60 seconds as it is equipped with an optimized heater.
The Mighty+ vaporizer will continue to use a combination of convection heating with conduction to provide fast and continuous vaporization.
New Improved MIGHTY+ Heating Helps
Great things come to those who wait...but who has time for that? Storz & Bickel reworked the filling chamber for faster heat-up times and flavor retention. The heating chamber was reduced in mass, making it more efficient, and can heat your dry herbs or concentrates in 60 seconds. S&B also added a ceramic coating to the heating chamber that will help retain the flavor of your materials.
If that isn’t enough, S&B also added a new Superbooster mode that increases the temp by 59ºF (15ºC). This mode is great for enthusiasts who enjoy high temperature dry herb or concentrate draws as it will deliver thicker vapor and a more intense “throat feel” with each draw, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Activating the pre-set temperature mode is similar to the Crafty+, just triple-click the on/off button.
Forums have also pointed out that they’d love to see an adjustable airflow or convection:conduction ratios, but it looks like there will be no adjustable airflow feature added to the MIGHTY+.
How Will The Mighty Plus Be Improved?
One of many reasons why the Mighty hasn’t been updated is because there’s simply not much to update. The name says it all: it’s a mighty device. It has quick heat-up times, is easy to use, and features a Dual-Lithium-Ion battery that lasts four hours of continuous use.
New MIGHTY+ Design
Something we’ve come to know and learn about Storz & Bickel is they stick fairly close to the same design of their products. They do make small tweaks, but nothing drastic. This is why for 20 years their newer and more powerful Volcano Hybrid features a similar design to the Volcano Classic. This also rings true for the Crafty+.
Storz & Bickel also made a design tweak to the Mighty+ vaporizer’s body. Currently, the Mighty has a curved bottom and can’t stand on its own, risking the possibility of easily knocking it over. Enthusiasts were hoping the Mighty+ will be designed with a self-standing bottom. This will give consumers a worry-free experience, make for easy loading, safe storing and improve the overall experience.
The last design tweak that’s speculated is a new OLED display with a cleaner interface that is easier to see.
Mighty+ Improved Battery And USB-C Charging
The Mighty has always had one of the best battery life when it comes to reliability. Although there are vaporizers, like the Arizer Solo II, that take the crown for the best battery life, the Mighty’s pair of soldered 18650 batteries are always in good working condition.
Just like the Crafty + got an extra hour of battery life, we hope to see the Mighty’s power management revised. Rumors have so far pointed towards the Mighty + seeing a battery upgrade, so it's a power-efficient battery that offers 10-20% more battery life. We also hope the batteries will be removable, but Storz & Bickel will likely not include that.
We can confirm the Mighty+ will now includeUSB-C to USB type A which makes sense with the recent switch over the years. The flexibility of USB-C will let you charge the Mighty Plus with existing power supplies like notebooks, smartphones, tablets, and any power bank with a 100W capacity. USB-C also offers faster charging with pass-through capabilities, so you can simultaneously vape while charging.
And last but not least, Storz & Bickel improved and redesigned the Mighty Plus’s circuit board so it can manage the significant power increase. This means that the Might+ can be charged with 45 watts and now features a Supercharge function, which makes it possible to charge the battery to 80% in 40 minutes.
When’s The Mighty Plus Release Date?
Speculations of the Mighty+ being released in 2021 were spot on, and it’s sooner than we expected. Storz & Bickel's official launch date for the Mighty+ vaporizer is September 23, 2021.
Well, there you have it. Those are the biggest and newest improvements made to the Mighty+ vaporizer. While not all the speculated upgrades were implemented, the Mighty Plus definitely saw internal and external design improvements. We will keep this blog updated with Mighty + info whenever we get new info.
Disclaimer: Storz & Bickel has not fully confirmed the potential new features for the Mighty+ mentioned in this article.