The WISPR Vaporiser Looks Like a Retro Transistor Radio

By Andrew Liszewski on at

There's an endless list of reasons why you should probably just quit smoking. But quitting isn't easy, so the WISPR promises to deliver everything you love about cigarettes, with a bit less of the stuff that could be killing you.

Thanks to design firms Thing Tank and Sequitur Creative, IOLITE's WISPR vaporiser looks like a retro-riffic transistor radio from yesteryear. But inside it packs a butane burner and a compartment for holding pipe tobacoo, or other herbs, as their website suggests.

Once filled with both fuel and your leaves of choice, you light the WISPR and wait for it to heat up to 374 degrees. At that temperature the tobacco is heated instead of burned, producing a vapor that's inhaled through a pop-up straw. Still not healthy but also less un-healthy, as the process reduces the amount of toxins you're taking in. Available in five very appealing colors for about £180. [WISPR via Wired]