This review is for the new and improved PAX 2 by Ploom.
When you first remove it from the box, you instantly notice the "heft" that it has, due to it’s brushed anodized aluminum construction. It by no means feels cheap. The housing looks to be made from heavy duty aluminum. The total unit weight is 3.3 oz. or 91 grams.
Dig further into the box, and you find the USB charger cable, another mouthpiece (ships with the flat mouthpiece installed), a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and a handful of pipe cleaners to use when cleaning the unit.
Once the box is open, and the PAX is in your hand, you will want to visit the PAX web site to access their their online user guide. There isn’t one in the box. I think they should have a least included a single sheet on how to get started, as the unique (and beautiful) design of it makes it difficult to figure things out on your own. The web site also sports some nice instructional videos to help you along. However, once you do learn how to use it, it’s really simple. This minor omission will rule out using it right out of the box for many of us.
- Retail Price: $279.99
- Available Colors: Charcoal, Platinum, Topaz, Flare, Gold
- Exterior Material: Transverse Brushed Anodized Aluminum
- Device Dimensions: 3.87 x 1.21 x 0.85
- Oven Dimensions: 18.5mm x 8.6mm x 10mm
- Battery: Lithium-ion battery recharges in 2-3 hours via USB or AC wall adaptor
- Heat Time: Takes less than a minute to fully heat. Green means go
- Heating Element: Thin film Kapton heater flex
- Internal Accelerometer: Detects motion to put PAX in standby-mode when not in use to conserve battery life and oven contents
- 10 year warranty.
- Materials: Vapor path is constructed entirely from medical grade components. All plastic components are food-safe engineering plastics of the highest quality available
For some reason, there are two mouthpieces. Both are made of quality rubber and easy to interchange. One is flush with the top of the unit, while the other has an elongated volcano in the middle, as shown in the graphic. I tried both and found them to function pretty much the same, except where you place your lips.
I love the charger. Small, simple and efficient. Requires a standard USB port to charge. There is no AC charger included, but is available here. To charge the unit, simply plug the charger into a USB port and lay the PAX on it’s side on the charger cradle. The LED’s begin flashing, indicating it’s charging. Very subtle and efficient. The Lithium-ion battery recharges in 2-3 hours via USB (included) or AC wall adaptor (not included). Any time you wish to know the charge level of the battery, just shake the unit when it is powered on. The number of LED’s showing indicates the amount of power you’ve got left.
Magnetic Oven Lid
Simple to open and close sub-flush lid; held in place by two powerful, neodymium magnets. To open, push in at either end of the lid and the other end will pop up. Remove the lid to reveal the oven.
Easy To Clean
Cleaning is easy. Just dip one of the pipe cleaners in the bottle of alcohol and push it through the hole in the top after removing the mouthpiece. Push it all the way through and it will pop out the oven screen, which can then easily be cleaned. Use a Q-Tip dipped in alcohol to clean the oven if needed.
AC wall adaptor – Plug one end into a wall outlet and the other end into the magnetic charger, eliminating the USB cord or using in conjunction with.
Car Charger – Allows you to charge the unit in your car using the cigarette lighter.
Replacement Screens – Good to have a few extras.
Case – Custom case protects the unit from abuse. Available in Black, Aqua or Fire Red.
You can purchase the PAX 2 here from VapeWorld.
There are a lot of handheld vaporizers out there, ranging in price from 20 bucks to hundreds of dollars. While the PAX 2 is at the higher end of the price scale, it is worth every penny. You have to pay for quality, and PAX delivers that. It fits nicely in pocket or purse, and it’s bold design sets it apart from the others.
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