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Did you know: there's a smartphone that you can smoke... err, vape!

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Did you know: there's a smartphone that you can smoke... err, vape!

Hey there, any vapers around here? Believe it or not, someone in the smartphone industry is thinking about you! Los Angeles-based vape factory Vaporcade has a line-up of "cellular vaping" products that's surely worth taking a peek at. You might be thinking that integrating two devices that have nothing in common, other than lithium-ion batteries and mobility, doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But we think the Vaporcade's Jupiter and Shuttle products will leave you convinced.

Jupiter is a duo of Android 4.4 (yes...) smartphones that are also vapes. Or a duo of vapes that are also smartphones, depending on your way of looking at things. We'd love to tell you more about their specs and such, but judging by the absence of such information on the website, Vaporcade is selling these on the wings of sheer novelty. That, and a hefty bit of marketing hyperbole, which we won't dare annoy you with. But it is worth mentioning that the company developed Jupiter in partnership with Herbert A. Gilbert, the man who invented and patented the electronic cigarette way back in 1965. And for sheer trivia's sake, one of Vaporcade's co-founders is the brother of James Cameron (yes, the James Cameron), while the other has had a long and prolific career in the gaming industry.

Vaporcade Jupiter, the phone you vape

Vaporcade Jupiter, the phone you vape

Back to the vaping handsets in question, there's a $299 3G model and a $499 4G model. You will tell them apart by the presence of a vaporizer on their top part. Said unit features interactive "Surround lighting" as to make vaping a truly illuminating experience. It also claims to offer the "safest, smoothest" vaporizing technology out there, along with dual battery power for both the vape and the smartphone. The handset also features a "multi-functional" home button, along with a proprietary user interface and a dedicated vaping app.

The "cellular" vaporizer works with the Vaporcade Shuttle, which is the company's proprietary juice format. Sold in cartons of five, Shuttles contain 6ml of "hand-crafted" e-liquid. They are designed to be anti-spillage, maintenance-free, and come in Black Pearl, Defiant, Red Dragon, Serenity, and Q flavors. These don't speak much to use, but hey, 'Red Dragon' sure sounds more interesting than "strawberry" or whatever!

Just so you know, the devices are available for pre-order at $299 for the 3G model level and $499 for the 4G product. You can check out Vaporcade's website for more details, as well as interesting products that don't have anything to do with smartphones.


source: Vaporcade

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posted on 21 Jan 2016, 07:18 3

1. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


What a stupid idea. Combining 2 addictions with a single battery means both will run out far too quickly.

Some needs to come out with an iPhone vaping case though, so pretentious douchebags can be pretentious douchebags and irritate people on multiple levels. I'll congratulate anybody that's trying to give up smoking actual cigarettes, but that doesn't mean that I nor anyone else wants to walk through a cloud of nicotine tainted, foul-smelling, lung filtered sh!t while walking behind you at Walmart.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 11:17 6

5. xq10xa (Posts: 663; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


All that comment. Calling people douchebags and complaining about their foul smoke. Yet you go to Walmart.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 16:12 2

8. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It was a general statement, twit, could apply to anybody.

But yes, I do go to a Walmart, its a neighborhood market (just groceries and stuff) that's a block for my apartment. I haven't stepped into a proper Walmart (or Target or even Best Buy) in years. Don't plan to either, since I've got Amazon Prime.

I'm guessing you vape. If you do, I hope you have the goddamned courtesy to make sure nobody's near you at that moment.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 17:06

9. mattkl (Posts: 212; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


"along with dual battery power for both the vape and the smartphone."

What a stupid idea not to read the article you're commenting about.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 17:15 1

10. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


You're right, I missed that part. It begs the question of how it all charges though - individually or separately.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 18:12

11. mattkl (Posts: 212; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


A built in charge utility would be nice with various combinations. Maybe charge from phone when phone is charging, always charge from phone, charge when battery is at X level, and never charge when phone is below X level. I think it should come with an external port for individual charging also.

Good question.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 07:48 1

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 1601; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


These things are supposed to help you stop smoking..... If you can smoke from your $299/$499 phone, you won't stop,

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 10:58

4. Brewski (Posts: 321; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


No.

True, electronic cigarettes were originally introduced for this purpose but modern vaporizer setups are now for the smoking elite, connoisseurs if you will.

People spend more money on vaporizers and accessories than a traditional smoker ever would. I know plenty of people who geek out harder on that sort of stuff than we here on PA do for our phones.

No one I know has any plans of quitting, especially if they drop that kind of cash on a sweet vape rig.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 11:54 1

6. azimesmail (Posts: 131; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


Here in Canada, the cigarettes I used to smoke are $15.87 a pack after taxes. I used to smoke a pack a day. That's $476.10 every 30 days. If I bought a new vaping system every month, plus e-liquid. I'd still be saving $200+ a month. But buying a new vaping system every month is stupid. So I spent $200 one time, and one 240ml bottle of e-liquid lasts me a month. I pay $40 for it. So I'm saving $400+ every month. I'd call that saving money.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 13:28

7. LikeMyself (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Responsible smoker! You care for your money and that's great!

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 09:06

3. mariow2015 (Posts: 39; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Idea is cool, but would rather have it in the form of a case rather than phone. Would buy in a second!

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 18:30

12. JakeH (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 May 2014)


this is cool and all but what are the phone specs??

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