The Nokiva Portable Vaporizer is a small pocket vape made by Airistech in Shenzhen, China. Atmos has white-labeled this device so you might have come across this exact same looking vaporizer branded by Atmos as Vicod.
First Impression of the Nokiva Portable Vaporizer
The first time I looked at the picture of this vaporizer on the box when I got it, it sure reminded me of the old little Nokia phones. Even the font for the brand name seems to be similar to that of the Nokia logo.
The Design of the Nokiva Portable Vaporizer
It is a quite simple discreet design, that is small enough to fit into your pocket and even your palm. As I mentioned above, it resembles a little Nokia mobile phone from the 90’s.
I do like to be able to ‘stand up’ the vapes while I am loading the chamber and the rounded bottom part of the Nokiva does not allow for that. You need to hold the device in one hand and load it with the other. Not a huge deal, however good to be aware of.
The little plastic mouthpiece that it comes within the box gets very hot after a couple or so minutes into the session, so I have mostly used the included extra glass mouthpiece.
The mouthpieces lock into the vape with a double o-ring. You just press the mouthpiece in and the O-rings lock it in place airtight.
After using it for a while, I noticed that pieces of herbs started to get stuck in the area where the mouthpiece locks in. Getting your botanicals in and out of the chamber inevitably results in particles getting stuck in that area where the mouthpiece goes and pushing the mouthpiece in becomes more and more difficult over time.
I tried cleaning the rim, however, it seems to be a challenge to keep that area clean. As a result of that, after a short while of using the vaporizer, I keep having to press the mouthpiece back to its place during the sessions.
I can keep it clean enough so the mouthpiece somewhat locks in, however, not clean enough to stop having to keep pressing the mouthpiece back during vaporizing sessions.
How to Use the Nokiva Portable Vaporizer
It is pretty simple to use. You can access the chamber by taking the mouthpiece off the device. It has a narrow but quite deep ceramic chamber. It actually comes with a good size herb chamber for such a small vaporizer.
Load your herbs tight but don’t overpack it. Try to keep the area around the top of the chamber clean so that your mouthpiece can go in there easily.
Once you are done packing your chamber, push in the mouthpiece firmly and you are ready to go.
Press the power button 5 times in a sequence to start up the vaporizer. For the first time it will be set to 375 Fahrenheit and as soon as it turns on it starts heating up really fast.
You can set your desired temperature with the two arrows below the digital display.
If you’d like to change the displayed temperature to Celsius, press and hold the power button until it changes. Takes about 3 to 5 seconds and it should change over.
The available temperature range is between 300 and 435 Fahrenheit (149 – 224 Celsius).
The display will show “Heat” while it is heating up and then switches to “Warm” when it has reached your set temperature.
After 5 minutes the vaporizer turns off automatically. If you’d like to turn it back on, you can simply press the power button 5 times again.
If you’d like to turn it off at any time, same as turning on, press the power button 5 times in a sequence.
Vapor Quality of the Nokiva Portable Vaporizer
The vapor is reasonably good quality. Starting the sessions at a lower temperature (360 F – 180 Celsius) and gradually increasing it produced good quality flavorful vapor.
The vapor path is quite short, even with the glass mouthpiece, so it gets a little hot and dry after a while, however, it is better than I expected overall.
Battery Life and Charging of the Nokiva Vaporizer
The battery lasts for about 9 to 12 sessions on one charge and then it needs to go on the charger. It takes between 2 to 3 hours to fully charge and you can’t use it while it is on the charger.
Pretty average battery life in this category, not bad, but not outstanding either.
It charges with a supplied micro USB cable.
The blue light on the buttons flashes while it is charging and turns solid blue when the battery is fully charged.
Cleaning and Maintaining the Nokiva Portable Vaporizer
Cleaning it reasonably easy. I suggest you clean the chamber as well as the screen on the mouthpiece with the supplied brush after every (or every other) load. This will help you to keep it clean for a while.
When you feel it needs a bit more cleaning than just brushing, you can use rubbing alcohol to clean the resin built up off the pieces.
There are 4 extra o-rings in the box to replace them on the mouthpiece as they get old. Replacing the o-rings is quite simple, you can use the supplied packing tool to take the old o-rings off and then slide the new ones on. Nice and easy to clean and maintain.
What Comes in the Box With the Nokiva Portable Vaporizer?
1 x Airistech Herbva Nokiva Portable Device
1 x Flat Mouthpiece
1 x Glass Mouthpiece
4 x Silicone Ring
1 x USB Charger
1 x Cleaning Brush
1 x Dab Tool
1 x User Manual
Who is the Nokiva Portable Vaporizer for?
I would not recommend this vaporizer for experienced vapers and everyday users. However, it is a great vaporizer for newbies who want to get a well-priced portable vaporizer that’s very easy to use and maintain. It is perfect for occasional vapers in a need for a good reliable, lower-priced vaporizer that they can use every now and then.
The Nokiva portable vaporizer does the job it is intended for and produces good quality vapor for occasional use. Perfect for newbies and occasional users. It has a ceramic chamber, however, the mouthpiece is plastic. Some members of our community don’t like plastic in the vapor path however, I found no plastic taste or any foreign taste at all.
A good little vaporizer overall.
If you’d like to give the Airistech Nokiva a try, you can get one for yourself here.
UPDATE 07 April 2020:
Since our review almost two years ago, the Nokiva vaporizer is still in demand and starting off many folks on their herbal vaping journey. These days Airistech calls it Herbva Nokiva as they are branding all their herbal vaporizers Herbva. We updated the article today to reflect that.
Also, since this review, Airistech has launched the Herbva X and the Herbva 5G.