While the Flowermate S30 is only a little bit cheaper, it does have a couple of differences compared to its bigger brother S50. Most importantly, it is less powerful (30 Watt, instead of 50. Hence the name). This allows the use of the Dual Coil attachment, which the too powerful S50 would simply break I’m told. Unlike it’s bigger brother, the Flowermate S30 doesn’t have a removable battery.
But aside from the differences, let’s take a look what we find inside the box first.
Inside the Flowermate S30 box
- 1 Dual Coil Wrapped Quartz Heating Element
- 1 Titanium Heating Element
- 1 30 Watt Power Module with 2200mAh Capacity
- 1 Mini Bubbler
- 1 Mini Bubbler Measuring Tube
- 1 USB Charger
- 1 Packing Tool
- 1 Short Glass Cover
Preparing the Flowermate S30 for first time use
Like the Flowermate S50, the Flowermate S30 has a micro usb slot at the bottom and as such can be charged with the supplied USB cable. A wall charger is not supplied, but you probably have one laying around or simply plug it into your computer.
Titanium nail or Dual Coil attachment? Glass Bubbler or Short Glass Cover?
When it’s fully charged up, there’s a couple of decisions you have to make. Titanium nail or Dual Coil attachment? Glass Bubbler or Short Glass Cover?
We tested the Flowermate S50 with the Titanium Nail and Glass Bubbler already, so we tested the Flowermate S30 mostly with the Dual Coil and Short Glass Cover.
You just drop some of your favorite extract on top of the Dual Coils and you’re good to go! Don’t overdo it though… It might clog otherwise.
Using the Flowermate S30
Simply press the on/off button 5 times to turn the S30 on. By using the +/- buttons below, you can change the Wattage or Voltage. Pressing the button 3 times when it’s already on, changes the setting to ‘Titanium’, for that attachment.
For the Dual Coil attachment however, I noticed the lowest setting, 5 Watts, is already enough for big clouds
For the Dual Coil attachment however, I noticed the lowest setting, 5 Watts, is already enough for big clouds.
The battery lasts forever on this setting too and we have barely been having to charge the S30.
I did run into some problems pocketing the S30 in my jeans and it getting quite hot. As such, be careful you don’t put it in tight pockets.
For more information on how to use the Glass Bubbler, we recommend checking our Flowermate S50 review.
- Battery life
- Feels more premium than the S50 weirdly enough
- Battery not replaceable
- Be careful pocketing the S30 in tight clothes
Both the Flowmate S30 and the S50 are solid and cheap options to get into electronic dabbing on the go. So which one would I recommend, the S30 or S50? It’s hard to tell, but personally I’ve been more fond of the Dual Coil with quartz instead of the Titanium Nail, which the S50 feels designed for. The S50 with Titanium Nail and Glass Bubbler also feels more for at home, while the S30 with Dual Coil and Short Glass Path are much easier for dabbing on the go. But you won’t be able to replace the battery. I wouldn’t be worried about the latter though, the battery life on the S30 is terrific. Choices, choices…