As new technology gets released, even newer products come down the pike. If a company isn’t innovative, they get left behind. But if you’re PAX Vapor and you came out with an awesome vaporizer, one of the most popular in the country, how can you top what you’ve already done?
You improve it.
That’s exactly what PAX did with their PAX 2 vaporizer, the follow-up to their innovative and celebrated original PAX vaporizer. You’ll see as we dig into it a little more, but it’s a great product. But is it right for you?
Read on, good friends, read on.
The Original vs. PAX 2
Since PAX 2 is an upgrade from the original PAX, we’re going to be referring to it quite a bit. In short, the original PAX was a great vaporizer, but it wasn’t perfect. The mouthpiece was alright, but some people didn’t like the sucking-on-a-nipple feel it had, the oven could have been a little larger and the cleaning of the unit was more than a bit wonky.
That said, it was an innovative vaporizer and many people raved about it, despite the drawbacks.
Now, how does the PAX 2 hold up?
First, let’s take some look at the raw numbers:
- 87 inches tall
- 21 inches wide
- 8 inches deep
- 90 grams
- 4 temp settings: 360, 380, 400 and 420 degrees Fahrenheit
- 90 minutes of usage per charge
Nice and small. The design, which we’ll talk about in a second, makes it almost disappear in your hand or pocket. The oven is stainless steel and, in accordance with the smaller sized unit compared to the PAX, it’s slightly smaller, although it’s got a deeper oven.
The PAX 2, like the original, has an anodized aluminum exterior that comes in several colors. There is a flower-shaped four-light LED on the front that looks sleek and refined. The slim, uncluttered design, the attractive LED and the clean aluminum casing have led many people to call it the iPod of vapes, and they aren’t wrong.
But that fancy LED isn’t just eye-candy. It’s actually an integral part of the device. Once turned on, it will glow purple as it warms up. Green means go, as in ready to go. Blue means it’s going into standby mode. Shaking it shows the current battery level.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. Although there are different versions of the PAX 2, they all work in basically the same way. However, the designers have created some unique ways to unlock different tricks with the device, even some games, such as Simon Says. Not everyone will have them, but that’s one of the things that makes the device unique.
With excellence, we’re happy to say.
The PAX 2 opens by clicking on the magnetic lid on the bottom. It releases, granting access to the deeper oven. Fill it up, replace the lid and turn it over. A click on the mouthpiece starts up the heating element. In about a minute and a half, you’re ready to go.
The PAX, like the PAX 2, has a sleek and refined design, but it’s a rugged unit. The new flat mouthpiece has lip sensing technology, so there’s nothing to push to activate. And best of all, it can produce decently thick clouds of smoke. It’s still a conduction vape, but you can pull some nice vapor.
Need to clean it fairly often. Only a USB charger, which is great, but a wall wart charging unit isn’t included.
Best suited for:
The person who wants a discrete, portable conduction vaporizer that can easily blend in with most environments. It doesn’t look like a pen or a vaporizer, more like an MP3 player or some sort of cool tech device.
So, in the end, the big question is it worth the money? Honestly, yes. It’s a discrete portable vaporizer for all your combustible needs. It’s sexy as hell, comes with a number of options and it’s got cool tricks up its sleeve. I mean, Easter Eggs. Come on!
Basically, you could do a lot worse than picking up a PAX 2 Vaporizer. If you’re in the market, take a serious look at it. If you like what you see, by all means pick one up. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.