Instead of micro-USB and barrel ports, both vaporizers are rechargeable via a Type C USB cable. They work with external battery packs and feature pass-through charging, so you can keep vaping when the battery is dead, but a cable is handy. The Crafty+ charges faster with a two-hour fill-up time versus the Mighty+’s three hours. Or you can grab the Supercharger power adapter for the Mighty+ and cut the charge times down to under an hour.
On-Board or smartphone controls
**On November 15th, 2019, Apple removed all vaporizing apps from its app store, including this Storz & Bickel app. In the summer of 2020, Storz & Bickel released a web app to replace the smartphone app for iPhone, mac and pc users. Please read our blog post to learn more about the new web app, and how it affects specific vaporizers, including the Crafty+.**
Might+ has full, on-board controls
The Mighty+ features full digital temperature controls, haptic feedback, Superbooster mode, and an auto-shutoff timer, but it’s how you control those features that set them apart. The Mighty vapes shine with convenience and ease of use thanks to its clearly labeled buttons and a simple, intuitive (LED) display. We prefer having all of our controls readily available, and the Mighty+ fits that profile.
Crafty+ has preset controls & a Bluetooth app
On the other hand, the Crafty+ comes out of the box with a preset temperature range, boost modes that compliment each other perfectly, and a single power button. If you want to tweak these three temperature settings, you’ll need to connect the Bluetooth app, but we found the on-board temperatures to be perfect for almost all of our vaping.
If the app isn’t connected, you can track the temperature through a light on the Crafty+’s base, which is red when heating, then turns green and buzzes when ready. It’s not as clear as the Mighty’s LED display, but it’s an easy-to-understand system.
The Crafty+’s control scheme allows for more control over the auto shutoff, LED brightness, and provides some usage stats through the app, but the Mighty’s just works, and it doesn’t need any extra pieces.
Both have slow heat-up times
Both portable vapes fall behind the competition when it comes to heat-up time. On a full charge, they both take at least a minute to reach temperature, depending on the temperature selected. Most modern vaporizers can heat up in 30-60 seconds, with a few clocking in at under ten seconds.
The Storz and Bickel vaporizers take a different approach, with large heat exchangers that slowly come up to heat, and hold it well. They aren’t great for a quick hit, but they hold temperature well, even during intense draws, and can keep up with or without a grinder.
Crafty+ takes around 80 seconds
The Crafty+ is the slowest of the two with an average heat-up time of 80 seconds. With a drained battery, heat-up times can take up to two minutes, so make sure you have your charger ready to go just in case.
Mighty+ takes around 60 seconds
Vapor from the Mighty+ is ready to go in around 60 seconds. This is nothing spectacular but it’s ahead of the Crafty+. We feel like the quality is worth the wait when you’re looking for a relaxed session – it’s only 30 more seconds to stellar vapor.
We’re authorized dealers of both the Mighty+ and Crafty+ vaporizer, so if you decide to buy yours from us, both units are backed by a two-year warranty against defects. As with all vaporizers purchased from Planet Of The Vapes, you’re also covered by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Which one is right for you?
Both vaporizers are great, reliable options, but different types of users may prefer one over the other.
Mighty+ is best for most users
With almost identical vapor quality, it comes down to use case, budget, and a few key features. Ultimately, the Mighty+ has better battery life and on-board controls but costs $120 more than the Crafty+. Regardless, the Planet of the Vapes staff all prefer the Mighty+ over the Crafty+, and we recommend it for most users.
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Crafty+ is better for travel
The Crafty+ vaporizer is the more pocketable of the two, so it’s the right choice if you’re often hitting the town with an oven in your pocket, and you still want some of the best vapor quality available. It’s still not the most portable option, as conduction vaporizers like the PAX Plus or XMAX Starry are more pocketable, have better battery life, and heat up faster.
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Both are top-shelf vaporizers
Regardless of which vaporizer you choose, both options provide a top-shelf vaping experience. These vapes have a reputation for being some of the absolute best in the industry and lead the way in consistency, reliability, and overall quality. These vapes come with a premium price tag but are worth every penny.
What about the original Mighty vaporizer?
The original Mighty paved the way for modern vaporizers and is still considered an industry leader today. It produces the same high-quality vapor and is just as consistent and reliable as the Mighty+. It doesn’t have the updated features and falls short in a few areas but it still delivers top-notch performance.
Vapor quality is the same
Vapor from the original Mighty is the exact same as the Mighy+. They utilize the same internals and electronics and produce the same, high-quality experience, just as the Crafty+ does. You won’t notice a difference in vapor quality between the different models.
Original Mighty has a barrel port
USB-C charging is great because you can carry a single one for multiple devices. The original Mighty uses a proprietary barrel port charger that you have to lug around. It takes two hours to fully charge and if you lose it, you’re out of luck and will need to pick up an extra one.
Original Mighty takes around 90 seconds to heat up
The original Mighty has the slowest heat-up at around 90 seconds time and can reach up to two minutes depending on its battery level and set temperature. Some users rely heavily on quick results and the original Mighty is slow on the draw.
Mighty vs Mighty+
If you’re on a budget but want the best, or are brand new to vaporizing with no experience whatsoever, get the original Mighty. It’s cheaper, the vapor is just as good, and it comes with the accessories you need. If price isn’t an issue, or you consider yourself an enthusiast and want the latest gear, grab the Mighty+. You’ll appreciate the quicker heat-up time, universal USB-C charging, and cleaner oven chamber.
Check out our Mighty vs Mighty+ vaporizer comparison for a full rundown.
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Instead of trying to draw comparisons between the two products, it’s better to understand they both bring something different to the table. They’re different enough that, if you’ve got the cash to spend, you might even consider both. It’s an expensive proposition to be sure, but it would mean you have a vaporizer for home, one for on-the-go, and dosing capsules to share between them.
If you’re leaning towards the Mighty+ but want something a little cheaper, consider the original Mighty. It’s only $70 more than the Crafty+ and its performance is about on par with the latest Mighty+, minus a few key features.