The Pax 2, my shiny new toy 🙂
Hey guys, how is everyone today? Just wanted to report in on my newest toy, a Pax 2. I just made an unboxing video and took my first hit… Wowzers this little thing is something else. In a nutshell Ploom took the Pax and improved on every aspect to make it better. Firstly and most importantly, is the lack of any moving parts. My #1 complaint in regards to the Pax was the finicky mouthpiece. The Pax 2 has a petite silicone mouthpiece that works better while looking very streamlined and flat with the top of the unit. It is smaller, more efficient (cooling when you aren’t hitting it/pressing your lips on the mouthpiece), gets up to heat faster and is overall BADASS.
Pax 2 – The digital joint
This thing is our generations joint, in fact I’d like to refer to it as the digital joint as it takes all positive aspects of a joint and improves upon it. This is why I was such a fan of the first Pax is that most good strains these days are strong, we don’t need a whole joint to get medicated. In fact, more often than not a small hit or two will do the trick. With the Pax, you can pack as much as you would in a joint, about .3 and get a green tasting hit the majority of the time, at least until most of the bud is roasted.
Probably the reason the Pax is so popular is that it was designed and developed by Stanford engineering grad students and funded with VC from a major Japanese tobacco firm. Smart people, money and customer care = Great products.
I’ve had the original Pax for 2 years which is coupled with my 2 Piece Medium SpaceCase Titanium Grinder I’ve had for 5 years.
Pax 1 had issues at but the Pax 2 has remedied the mouthpiece issues, efficiency problems and looks and feel more solid. The unit, like the first – has 10 year warranty on the device. I’d like to add when I had issues with my first Pax unit, they replaced the unit promptly for free. This is huge in my book as I received a brand new unit which didn’t have the problems my initial Pax 1 did. Shipping was also prompt to the East Coast – I might add.
My favorite way to smoke cannabis is the joint because it is small, discrete direct and easy to titrate your dose. The downsides are that it is messy, harsh and a pain to put out and pick back up.
The pax functions as a digital joint as it solves these problems by it’s oven allowing the same amount someone would put in a joint ~.3 grams and you can get about 20 hits out of it. You can take a puff or two and turn it off and save it for later.
Draw technique is slow and steady and you only need to inhale for 2-3 seconds. 1-2 inhales of top shelf get’s the job done and then I press the mouthpiece a single time to power it off. It seems I can get around plenty enough of these 1-2 hit sessions in per charge for a full oven roast. It is a good habit to put it on the charger when not in use so it is always full power and ready to go.
It charges VERY fast, taking around 2 hours from the wall to fully charge. Battery life tends to last around an hour and a half as well but is highly variable depending on your preference, heat setting and how long you leave it idle.
Cleaning should be done after a few uses depending on how resinous your herb is and how much you pack in there.
Straight from Ploom:
A BETTER COMPACT VAPORIZER IN EVERY WAY. STREAMLINED WITH A SLIMMER PROFILE AND SIMPLIFIED USER INTERFACE.
More powerful, but remarkably power efficient. A deeper oven allowing a satisfyingly consistent draw. An elegant, ergonomically redesigned mouthpiece that senses the presence of your lips. A more efficient battery, and intelligent heating and cooling systems to optimize usage. An elegant anodized aluminum surface and integrated LED indicator.”
The leading vaporizer that is now better by any measure.
After 2 years of refinement Pax is:
- 25% Smaller
- 10% Lighter
- 30% higher capacity battery
- 20% Deeper oven, evenly heated oven for improved efficiency
- Smarter – with 4 heat settings and lip/motion sensing tech to optimize power and temperature
- New convenient USB Charger
- Single button for on/off and temp changes
- Refined – Polished and transverse brushed anodized aluminum
- Faster heating – less than 1 minute to fully heat