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How to Choose a Wax Pen

How to Choose a Wax Pen

A wax pen or a dab pen allows you to enjoy the benefits of oily waxes, without smoke so that you are able to limited your exposure to harmful toxins.

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With a wax pen, you are able to vaporize on the go as these pens are fitted with a rechargeable battery.

Wax pens are discreet as they are compact devices so it is easy to put a wax pen in your pocket or handbag.

When you look for wax pens, you will also find dab pens that are compatible with wax.

A wax pen is a vaporizer that has been designed to vaporize waxy oil concentrates. With a wax pen, you will find a heating chamber where your concentrate will need to be dabbed. The battery supplies the power, which will then heat up the material and produce the vapor. This vapor can then be inhaled through the mouthpiece.

Multifunctional and Single Function Dab Pens

There are two main wax pens available, which are multifunction vape pens and standalone wax pens.

Multifunction vape pens allow you to vape more than one material. This means you are able to use these vaporizers for wax, herbs and oils.

Standalone wax pens can only be used with wax and no other material.

Other Features to Consider

When you are looking at buying a wax pen, you will not only need to look at the function it offers and choose, which one is best for you, you will also need to look at other factors.

Battery Life

Wax pen vaporizers will have different types of batteries. There are some that allow you to vape for hours and some that will have shorter battery life. You will need to take into consideration how often you will be vaping.

Charging Options

Many dab pens can be charged with a USB, but you will find some that have more charging options. This includes plugs for a wall outlet and adapters for your car.


Wax pens differ in size with the smaller units having a smaller chamber and less powerful batteries, but these can be easy to carry around.


There are wax pens that have attachments, which you may find useful. For instance if you prefer a smooth, cool vapor then you may want to consider a water vapor pen with a glass water pipe attachment. You will need to look at the attachments on offer for wax pens and see if you find any beneficial.


There are many wax pen designs from simple to elaborate. You can choose a vaporizer that is sleek or one that is a little flashier.


The better wax pens will have a longer warranty. This is a great way to compare the quality of a vaporizer.


The price does differ with wax pens, but as there is such a broad range, you are sure to find one that fits your budget.

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Boundless CF Review

Boundless CF Review

If you are looking for an affordable, easy to use vaporizer, then the Boundless CF may just be the device for you. This is a portable vaporizer that easily fits into your pocket.


Ease of Use

The Boundless CF works well with both small and large loads, whether it is packed tightly or loosely or if it is fine or loose grinds. The Boundless CF offers good results with very little effort. You will also experience longer vaping sessions due to the larger herb chamber.

The Power

The Boundless CF is a powerful portable vaporizer that is able to heat up in less than 20 seconds. You will get big, flavorful clouds from the first draw.

Hybrid Heating

The Boundless CF uses a combination of conduction and convection heating through the use of a ceramic heater. The CF provides an even vaporization with great vapor quality and good flavor.

Air Flow

The Boundless CF has medium resistance, there is more free airflow than other portable vaporizers. The air path is also isolated from other electronics.

Temperature Settings

The Boundless CF has 5 temperature settings, so temperatures can be set depending on how you like it, but if you prefer a wider range of temperature control then you might want to look at the Boundless CFX.

One Button Control

One button controls this vaporizer. When the button is pressed 5 times, the device will turn on. Temperature is chosen by holding down the button. An LED indicator will blink whilst the unit is heating and will be solid once the temperature has ben reached.

Other Factors

  • The Boundless CF can be used with concentrated extracts and dry herbs.
  • After 5 minutes the device will automatically shut off.
  • Modern look and durable
  • Fits in your pocket making it discreet.

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Atmos Vicod 5G Review

Atmos Vicod 5G Review

One of the newest herbal vaporizers on the market is the Atmos Vicod 5G. The main features of this new vaporizer are:

  • A 2200mah Lithium Polymer battery for extended battery use
  • Has an embedded ceramic heating chamber
  • Digital temperature control
  • Glass mouthpiece with long stem
  • OLED screen displays temperature and battery life
  • Compact


The Atmos Vicod 5G is a discreet unit measuring 3.45 inches in height and 1.57 inches in diameter. The Vicod 5G is easy to conceal and fits in your hand comfortably.

Ease of Use

Many users will want to know how easy it is to use a vaporizer and the Vicod 5G is easy to use.

The Vicod 5G uses a ceramic heating chamber and this has an oven baking style system that is able to vaporize your dry herbs without combustion.

The vapor quality that you receive from this unit will vary depending on the mouthpiece that you use. The unit has a built in rubber mouthpiece that gives an adequate vapor but you will find that it can get pretty warm. This is due to the vaporizer being small and the mouthpiece being right on top of the heating chamber.

This issue though has been solved though as you will get a long glass stem that can be attached to the unit. This stem will definitely improve the vapor taste and quality whilst cooling it down.

There is also an OLED temperature control display that allows the user to have control over the output of your vapor. It is a good idea to start with a lower temperature and then increase this slowly so that you get the most out of your herbs.

Battery Life

The Vicod 5G uses a 2200mah battery that will provide a longer battery life so that you can use your device for longer. In general, this vaporizer will last for about 5 vaping sessions so it is similar to other portable vaporizers on the market.

Overall, the Atmos Vicod 5G is a discreet vaporizer that provides a great vapor and is perfect for vaping your herbs on the go.

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Pax 2 Features and Tricks

Pax 2 Features and Tricks

The Pax 2 is the newest generation of Pax and has plenty of features to play with. It is important to note that the standby timer before changing any settings is 30 seconds from the last lip sense and the shutoff is three minutes from the last sensed use.pax 2

There are two versions of the Pax 2 and the features looked at here are the Pax 2 with Simon. The version without Simon will play Funky Town when shaken.

Pax 2 Features and Tricks

Spin Technique

When the Pax 2 is horizontal and spun three times smoothly it will change between modes. Shaking the Pax 2 will not count as a spin so be careful about this. There are a number of modes that it changes between.

Party Mode

The four lights are different and will go through different colors. The colors do seem to go in some sort of pattern. When the lip sensor is activated the speed of the colors change. The oven is on and the standby timer will be increased to one minute.

Party Timer

The four lights are still. When you move the Pax 2 the lights will start to move in a random configuration. If the unit is held face down the lights will begin to flicker. The lights will also flicker when the lip sensor is activated and will change rapidly for about 10 seconds. The lights will then freeze after 10 seconds of lip sensor activation. If you remove your lips and replace them it will start again. The oven will be on and the standby is disabled.

Light Painting

The four lights will have the same color and go through all of the colors when the Pax 2 is moved. When you hold it still the lights will go off. Waving the Pax 2 through the air will activate a stream of light that changes color. In this mode to turn the heater off you need to select the fifth available temperature and all the lights will be blue.

Color Carousel

This is where the lights will react to movement and position. When the Pax 2 is laid flat it will show blue. When it is face down the lights will be orange. Upright the colors will go through their cycle. You can turn the heater off by selecting the fifth available temperature and all four lights will be blue.


To enter Simon mode you will need to spin the Pax 2. The lights will flash three times in white. You are now in this mode. Hold the unit face up and horizontally. A pattern will be displayed on the lights. You will need to lean the Pax 2 towards the right light in order to repeat the sequence. This is a fun and unique. game. When you select the fifth temperature the heater can be turned off and all four lights will be blue.

Funky Town

When you turn the unit on you can faintly hear the tune Funky Town, but it is difficult to hear. To unlock this feature you will need to beat a 20-step sequence in the Simon mode. You will know you have unlocked this feature when the Pax 2 flashes four lights in blue, red, green and yellow and starts playing Funky Town. If you want to turn the sound off press the temperature button five times quickly.

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Unique Features and How To Use the DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer

Unique Features and How To Use the DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer

The DaVinci Ascent is from Organicix LLC and is the second generation of vaporizer from them. They have definitely made some changes whilst keeping the vaporizer as portable as possible.

The DaVinci Ascent is able to vaporize both essential oils and dry herbs.


Unique Features of the DaVinci Ascent

There are a few key features that make the DaVinci Ascent different from the original model those being:

  • All glass vapor path
  • The battery life is longer and the batteries offer 2 hours of continuous use.
  • The straw system has been improved
  • The bowl has been relocated to the bottom so it is now easier to load
  • There is now a ceramic bowl, which is a healthier option
  • The design has been changed is more sleek.
  • The LED screen is more intricate
  • You can now customize the settings
  • There is an auto shut off timer

How To Use the DaVinci Ascent

When you receive your DaVinci Ascent you will first need to charge it via the charging port that can be found at the bottom of the unit. It takes at least 5 hours to fully charge the DaVinci Ascent.

Once the vaporizer is charged you will need to press the power button that is located next to the glass mouthpiece. Once you do this you will see the LED screen light up and show DaVinci. As soon as the unit is on the glass lined ceramic bowl will start to heat up.

Due to this you should turn the heater off before you load your chosen matter. To turn the unit off you will need to press the settings button and then the – button. The LED display will then show you a bowl that has no vapor rising from it. This means that the heater is off.

You are now able to load your dry herb into the bowl or place your oil in the oil jar and put that into the bowl.

Once you have loaded the DaVinci Ascent you can turn the heater back on by using the settings button followed by the + button.

The LED screen will then show a thermometer, which means the unit is heating up to your set temperature. The temperature can be changed with the + and – buttons and the LED screen will show what the temperature is set at.

Once the unit has heated up, you just need to pull on the retractable glass mouthpiece and enjoy the vapor.

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Da Buddha Vaporizer Review

The Da Buddha is a desktop vaporizer from 7th Floor and is able to vaporize dry herbs.

Lets take a look at the Da Buddha vaporizer and what it can offer.da buddha vaporizer

The Da Buddha vaporizer does not have the same reputation as the Volcano another dry herb vaporizer, but it does still provide a good vape and is better than other vapes that have a similar selling price.

The Da Buddha is quick to set up and gets hot in 2 to 4 minutes. There is a mighty ceramic heating element and you are able to set the temperature to the ideal level. There is however no numbers on the dial so precision will take some practice.

There are not a lot of buttons or settings that have to be adjusted on the vaporizer, so you will be able to get satisfying draws right away. There is a ground glass connection that holds the wand in place. The only issue is that due to the angle of the wand, herbs fall inside the whip that can result in uneven heating. You will then need to stir the herbs frequently.

The Pros

  • Provides an above average vapor
  • An affordable desktop vaporizer
  • Ground glass hands free connection
  • High quality ceramic heating
  • Fast heat up time
  • Temperature can be customized
  • Easy to use.

The Cons

  • Herbs need to be stirred to prevent combustion and uneven heating
  • Glass components are fragile
  • No numbers on heating dial

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A Look at the Volcano Vaporizer

One of the best vaporizers that you are able to get is the Volcano Vaporizer. It has a great capacity and can be used in groups.

The Volcano will heat up your plant matter to the right temperature so that you are able to inhale it. You are able to get a digital version and the classic version. The digital version will give you a more precise temperature control, but the classic allows you to set a custom temperature.

Once the Volcano Vaporizer is heated to the temperature set, the vapor is carried to the balloon. Over 99% of tar and other harmful carcinogens are removed through the use of the Volcano. Your vapor is then pure, light and smooth.

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The balloons will store your vapor so its ready to use and you will not have to go back to your vaporizer each time.

Volcano Vaporizer Pros

The Volcano Vaporizer comes with a 3-year warranty.

It is made from 100% stainless steel, which makes it durable and reliable.

There is a wide temperature setting from 266 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit.

When you buy the Volcano you will get everything that you need including the balloons, so you can begin right away.

Volcano Vaporizer Cons

You are able to get a classic and digital form, so you will first need to figure out which one of these will best suit your needs. However this is not a true con though as it just involves you making a decision, but keep in mind that the digital does cost more.

The Volcano is reliable and sturdy. It is a vaporizer that will last you years and the German engineering really shines through, as it is hard to fault any aspect of this vaporizer.

The Volcano Vaporizer is pricey, but you get what you pay for and in this case you get a top-notch product.

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The Ins and Outs of the Wispr Vaporizer 2

The Ins and Outs of the Wispr Vaporizer 2

The Wispr is the improved version of the Iolite v2 by Oglesby and Butler. The Wispr is powered by butane, which gives you the freedom to go wherever you want without having to worry about batteries running flat.wispr 2

The Wispr 2 has a valve for butane at the bottom of the unit. You will need to shake the can of butane and then insert the nozzle into the valve. Push the can and hold it for a couple of seconds. You will need to repeat this until a little butane runs out or you can check the gauge under a light.

The Wispr 2 uses a button instead of a switch. Once you have pressed the button, the unit will begin to heat up and the LED light will go orange.

The heating chamber is attached to the mouthpiece. When the vaporizer is heated, pull the heating chamber out, load your herbs and put it back. The indicator light will start to go and off so that it stays at a constant temperature.

The Wispr 2 heats to 210 degrees Celsius, which is perfect temperature to vaporize at. The density of the vapor will depend on the strength and the speed at which you take draws.

With a more constant temperature you are able to get a good vapor quality. The higher temperature means that the vapor is denser and smoother.

The Wispr 2 can easily fit in your pocket and is easy to hold. The drawing stem can be folded down to create a compact vaporizer. A full tank of butane will last for about 2 hours for continuous use. There is an inset window so you can see the level of butane left.

The look of this vaporizer is appealing and it comes in a number of colours.

The Wispr 2 is easy to use as you just need to press the button and wait less than a minute for it to heat up and it takes just seconds to fill it with butane.

The Wispr 2 is a good-looking unit that is easy to use. It folds away and can slip into your pocket for discreetness. You will never have to worry about charging it, as you just need some butane. The vapor quality is good and it heats up fast. Overall the Wispr 2 is a good vaporizer for your dry herbs.

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