PAX 2 is here!
***UPDATE 4/2/15: My full review is now posted, scroll down for the video.
For anyone not familiar, the original PAX is one of the most popular and best selling portable vaporizers. It’s still available, and the price was recently dropped to $200.
So the new PAX 2, which should start shipping in April, looks very similar to the original. However, the new one is smaller, lighter, and has a longer lasting battery.
The outer shell looks a little different, it has somewhat of a shiny finish. They’re calling it a polished and transverse brushed anodized aluminum, and it’s available in a handful of colors.
The mouthpiece design does seem different also, and apparently it comes with two (different?) mouthpieces that have “lip-sensing technology to optimize heat and vapor production.”
I guess we shall see what that all means ;)
Charging is also different now, the new one is magnetic and attaches to the side of the vape instead of at the mouthpiece. As I’m looking through the specs something caught my eye though, they’re sayin the battery takes 2-3 hours to fully recharge? Damn, the original model charges up in just about an hour, which I always thought was really cool. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a deal-breaker by any means, most of the good portable vapes I like take longer than an hour to charge also.
The new one has 4 temperature settings now instead of 3, and they also seem to have made the herb chamber
larger [Correction: It is deeper, but not actually larger]. Now this is interesting, because the chamber of the original was already on the big side, and using a screen in the oven to take up the extra space is a common trick used by many to pack a smaller amount in there.
I’m curious if they’ll be including their own official oven spacer with the new one, or if we’ll have to
ghetto rig hook it up ourselves again :)
UPDATE 4/2/15: FULL REVIEW & DEMO: