- 15 Second Heat Time
- Anodized Aluminum Shell
- Bluetooth App
- Haptic Feedback
- High Capacity 3500mAh Battery
- Medical Grade Construction
What happens you take one of the highest rated portable vaporizers ever produced and bump up its power, add the capability to use waxes, and introduce modern app controls? The Pax 3 builds off the success of its predecessor and improves on all fronts to once again take a top spot in the vape market.
Same Form - New Look
At a quick glance, the new model looks almost identical to the Pax 2 other than the new polished anodized aluminum outer casing. This gives off an even sleeker look in line with its Apple-like minimalistic feel, and is available in four colors: black, silver, gold, and rose gold. One small caveat of the new material used for the exterior is that it’s more prone to not only attract fingerprints, but more seriously, scratches and marks too. With the same dimensions of the Pax 2 it’s just as portable too. In other words, you’ll have no problem keeping this out of sight until it’s ready to be put to use. Minor cosmetic changes aside, the performance of the Pax 3 has also been substantially improved. The new 3500mAh battery (up from 3000mAh) helps power the oven at twice the strength as before. Heating occurs about three times quicker now, down from 45 seconds to 15-20, making it the perfect choice for discreet on-the-go usage.
Dry Herb and Wax Capability
Although both the original Pax and the Pax 2 were limited to vaping dry herbs, the Pax 3 now includes a concentrate cover so that you can enjoy waxes with the same level of convenience and quality. Switching between the two is as easy as swapping in and out one of the three included oven lids. For dry herb users you get both a full capacity version and a half-sized one that’s perfect for solo use. One downside of the Pax 2 was that it needed to be packed with a full bowl to achieve proper efficiency. This was fine if you intended to pass it around with a group but could result in leftover material if you were on your own. The new smaller cover can accommodate about 0.2g of herb when packed tightly, just enough for a session on your own without worrying about waste, or worse overdoing it just to finish your material all at one sitting. The Pax 3 even comes with two types of mouthpieces. One sits flush with the main exterior, the second provides a beveled mouthpiece for those who prefer to hit on a more traditional design.
Haptic Feedback and Sensing
Haptic feedback is a feature that is cropping up in more and more vaporizers these days and the Pax 3 uses it to great effect. One feature carried over from the Pax 2 is the ability to sense when your lips are touching the device. If it doesn’t detect your mouth is ready to take a draw the Pax 3 will reduce its temperature a little to maintain battery power and keep your material from heating unnecessarily. It will also recognize when the unit is put down and lower the oven accordingly. Additionally, it even lets you know when it’s ready to use even when in your pocket, for even more stealthiness.
Operating The Pax 3
Many vaporizers force you to click up to five times to turn them on, the Pax 3 simply requires one push of the mouthpiece to start its heating cycle. As mentioned earlier, in as little as 15 seconds the Pax 3 will reach its lowest temperature, with only an additional 5-7 seconds needed to reach the highest. To change temperatures hold down the mouthpiece and it will cycle between four of the preset settings, with a fifth adjustable one when using the app, more on that later. The four included settings are as follows along with the visual LED display tied to each:
- 360F - 1 Green Petal
- 380F - 2 Yellow Petals
- 400F - 3 Orange Petals
- 420F - 4 Red Petals
- Custom - 4 Blue Petals
To load the Pax 3 take some medium to coarse ground herb and pack either the full capacity or half size oven cover. You’ll want to pack it down tightly to encourage the optimum airflow for the best vapor. Finer ground herb can be used to get even more cloud production, however. Starting at the third temperature, let the material heat and then take a light draw without forcing it too much as this can cool the chamber leading to reduced vapor density. The improved screen increases airflow and combined with Pax’s conduction technology produces the utmost quality vapor that’s smooth and flavorful with no nasty bitterness or harshness. Concentrates can be added with the included accessory, just don’t expect it to perform like a dedicated e-nail or rig because it lacks the higher temperatures these devices can reach. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. You’ll probably find that smaller wax dabs will last you a long time with a smoother vape reminiscent of herb.
The 3500mAh battery will run for about 90-100 minutes of use and takes an equal amount of time to recharge. The adapter is magnetic and it easily attaches to the Pax 3 when it’s time to charge. At any time you can shake the Pax 3 to display the current level of battery capacity too. Finally, the included app easily connects to the device once you have setup a bluetooth pair and allows various functions such as naming the unit and setting different heat profiles:
- Boost - continuous heating
- Efficiency - gradual increase of heating
- Flower - only heats when drawing for ultimate in flavor
- Stealth - cools down quicker to avoid odor production
The fifth custom temperature can be set here in case none of the preset temperatures are exactly to your liking.
Buying The Pax 3
The Pax 3 is easily one of the most full-featured vaporizers available that’s also perfectly discreet while offering exceptional vapor quality. The different oven covers offer a lot of flexibility for big sessions with friends, solo adventures, and even the ability to enjoy decent concentrate vaping. With a slick portable form-factor coupled with almost instant heating and haptic feedback you can partake in stealth vaping with ease. As an all-rounder, the Pax 3 is easily worth the sub $300 online price tag, highly recommended.
- Charging Cable/Dock
- Concentrate Insert
- Maintenance Kit
- Oven Lids 2x
- Screens 3x
- 10 Year Warranty
- 3500mAh Battery
- 360F - 420F
- 3.87” x 1.21” x 0.85”
- Dry Herb/Oils
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