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Tech companies want in on the cannabis craze—and they’re aiming high.
Weed company Puffco announced a so-called smart bong on Monday, drawing a lot of attention at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The device offers an easy way to consume cannabis concentrates, otherwise known as “dabs,” which according to Leafly are the “fastest and most efficient way to get really, really stoned.”
The process of heating dabs can be very complicated and even dangerous. They are traditionally “dabbed” with a very hot metal, like a butane blowtorch, titanium nail, or electronic heating ring called an enail. None of these methods offers a reliable or safe way to heat concentrates to the correct temperature.
That’s where the Puffco Peak comes in.
The machine requires only 20 minutes to heat—much faster than enails. Even better, you can choose from four different temperatures and a “boost” mode makes sure any leftover concentrate gets used up. An automatic heat adjusting feature ensures your session is consistent throughout.
The last thing you want when you’re getting blazed is deal with wires. Fortunately, the Peak won’t weigh you down. It’s less than a foot tall and weighs just over a pound. Unlike dab rigs, the Peak doesn’t need to be plugged in. The built-in battery, which takes just two hours to charge, is good for 25 to 30 hits.
By far the biggest benefit of the Peak is how simple it is to operate. You just add cannabis in whatever concentrate form you prefer—wax, shutter, budder, or oil—and press the activation button twice. Everything else is hands-off; you can just sit back and watch the smart bong do its thing.
The Peak will be available to pre-order on Jan. 15 with an expected retail price of $350 and begin shipping in early February.
Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.