I can tell you that I have used pretty much every apparatus out there and the vaporizer is well worth the money. Yes they are pricey, but that is more than made up for in the fact tat you will go through your stash so much slower. It takes so little to get a buzz if you vaporize. Google vaporizer and you will come across a few good sites that list a few different types of products. I can say that I got mine from a place in Cali. Their website is www.vapro.us
and I looooooove the product. Their vaporizer is on the pricier end of things but I take my toking seriously. I can also tell you my singing voice has never been better, my wife loves the fact that she can't smell anything, and my favorite thing about it is that you can really taste the budz for you are not burning it. You may think you have tasted great budz, but until you vaporize those budz, you have no idea what you are missing. Again, I swear I am not a vaporizer salesperson or manufacturer, I am just trying to spread the good word.