Beaker bongs get their style from lab equipment. The beaker-shaped base was taken right from the science community, where glass beakers are used to measure and mix chemicals. The bottom expands outward, resulting in a sturdy base.
In bong form, beakers perform an experimen t of a kind different from that of the laboratory, one where you can come up with theories of life and beyond.
The benefits of a beaker-style bong span far. For one, they offer a sturdy center of gravity, making it a safer option for someone whose housemates might cause some raucous (we're thinking wagging tails and overzealous roomies). Moreover, the bong gets narrower at the top, meaning there's less of a chance that water will get into your mouth as you take a rip.
Beaker bongs often come with a nifty ice-catcher compartment, where you can cool down the hit as it travels up the neck. Due to the space at the base of these bongs, there's plenty of room for the smoke to go, meaning even a compact bong delivers some seriously hearty hits.