Have you ever been on your way home and found yourself wishing for a way to start heating up your vape before you arrive? Well, I recently discovered this cool trick on how to heat up a Zephyr Ion vaporizer remotely using your phone and a program called teamviewer. Since some vaporizers can take between 5-10 minutes to fully heat up, this feature can come in quite handy.
The Zephyr allows you to hook it up to a computer using a USB cable, and with the beta Zephyr software (available for download here) you can control the power using a simple interface. For now the software only supports 64-bit Windows, but that may be changing in future releases.
After downloading the software (and connecting the Ion via USB to your computer), you need to make sure that your computer is able to to recognize the Ion vaporizer. Click on the start menu, then look for Devices and Printers. From there, scroll down to the bottom and search for “USB-SERIAL CH340 (COM4)” and right click it. Select properties–>Hardware tab–>Driver–>Update driver–> and then navigate to the folder where you extracted the Zephyr software.
After you finish the above steps, simply click on the file vaporizer.exe in your Ion folder and you’ll see the control screen pictured above. When you reach this screen simply click the Zephyr Ion logo and the other controls will become available for you to select. After setting up the software, get the teamviewer app on your phone so you can access your PC and control your Ion from anywhere!
Personally, I feel that this is a pretty cool concept, and I can only imagine that in the future we will see more vaporizers with internet connectivity features!