The battle of the best. That’s what you could call this review today, or alternatively, if you wanted to be a bit more succinct and stylish, you could just say Star Wars. The Space Case and The Cosmic Case. Two otherworldly legends in their own right, both poised on the brink of champion status. Yet, there can be only one. Let’s see which premium herb grinder wins the day and reigns supreme!
First up, let’s talk about specs. For comparative purposes, we’ll match up the two “large” size 4 piece grinders and see how they measure up. The Cosmic Case comes in a bit smaller at 2.75 inches while the Space Case clocks in at a robust 3.5 inches in diameter. The material the Space Case is made from is titanium whereas the Cosmic is Aluminum, which happens to be much lighter due to its lower density as an alloy. So with a heavier metal and a markedly bigger size, the Space Case is going to be the heavier of the two and also the less portable because of this. Of course you can fit more herb in with a wider diameter, so there’s something to be said for that as well.
The screen or sifting mechanism on the Space Case always seems to get superior reviews in that, it is made of a better quality with a finer mesh screen which allows less unwanted material to collect in the compartment of underneath. The teeth look to be remarkably similar to each other on both grinders, though they seem a bit more spread out in the Space Case due to the larger diameter. There is a certain smoothness in handling the Space Case’s connectable pieces that seems to slightly edge out the handling of the Cosmic, though you’d have to see for yourself to confirm this interpretation.
Both grinders come in two piece units of multiple sizes which are the basic top and bottom, and 4 piece units, which also add a sieve for collecting fine particulate matter and a little storage compartment to collect it under the screen portion of the grinder. Cosmic however, also offers a newer style called a “Super Shredder”, which actually turns in both directions to self-clean when done grinding, and instead of giving you the normal finely ground particles a grinder is supposed to, it keeps it a bit larger, much like how the material would look if broken up by hand.
The pricing is definitely of note as Cosmic offers a similar style and product for about twenty dollars less, though its large version is not as big as Space Case’s which has a definite advantage which you are absolutely paying for in that in has a greater capacity. When I researched for the warranty information on these two companies, I was sadly disappointed to not find either of their manufacturer sites in any of the results. Hence, a word of warning: be very careful to specifically read the warranty offered by the retailer who is selling either brand, and if none is listed, send a formal email requesting warranty information for the specific make and model you’ve got your eye on.