KandyPens RUBI Vaporizer Review (Refillable Pods)

This is the KandyPens RUBI vape pen for thin oils, CBD liquid, distillate and e-liquid, and this is the sleekest and lightest portable oil vape I’ve reviewed.

It looks good, feels good, it performs well, and it’s cheap. It’s under $50 with my discount code, and for light oil vaping on-the-go I recommend it.

Watch my review video above for all the details or read my video transcription below:

This little vape is called the RUBI. It is a tiny little portable vaporizer for thin oils and e-liquids. I’m going to talk about using this with oils in this review because I do not vape e-juice.

RUBI Vape Pen

Now this thing may look familiar, you may have seen something like this before, but this one’s different. It’s improved because this is an open system, so the pods or cartridges, whatever you want to call them, they’re refillable. You can open them easily and ut your own oil or liquid in, you don’t have to buy the pre-filled closed system cartridges to use this, so that is pretty cool.

That was basically the deal breaker or deciding factor on why I haven’t reviewed any other ones like this, because I didn’t want to or couldn’t get the pods. So now I’m putting my own oil in this thing.

Basically what I did is I mixed some wax that I had with some terpenes. That’s what I do to avoid using the PG and stuff or mixing it with e-juice. But you can also do that, there’s products out there where you can mix a little wax with some propylene glycol blend that they make to make it liquid, you make it thinner so that you can put it into pods like this. And that’s if you don’t want to use terpenes which are a little more expensive.

RUBI Side View

So two of the other really important advantages of it are no leaking from the pods and no spit back through the mouth piece. Now inside the pods, here’s a little clip of what’s going on inside of them.

These are not my hands, but there is the ceramic coil, the heating element, and then there’s japanese cotton around the coil. Then you have the stainless steel tube inside. So the coil itself is 1.6 ohm and the battery gives you 8.5 watts of power, or 3.7 volts. So it’s actually pretty powerful for the size, I’m getting a lot of vapor from it.

You don’t need a proprietary charger for it, it just has a micro-USB port for convenience. The battery itself is 280mAh. So it’s a pretty small light battery, it’s not going to last forever. I’m going to estimate that for oil use like I’m doing, 30 to 50 draws per charge is what you’ll get. It’s going to depend on how long you pull for, but I would say if you pull really long and take big rips you’ll get like 30, and if you kind of take light to medium draws you’ll get like 50.

Oil Vaporizer Pen

Then it recharges really fast, it’s been recharging in like a half an hour for me through USB. It’s extremely light, it weighs a half an ounceā€¦ half an ounce. It’s 50 bucks. It’s actually under 50 bucks, I usually have like a promo code or whatever for it. It’s pretty cheap but it’s a good product, it feels well-made, and it’s been working for me well.

I haven’t had this a very long time so I can’t comment on the extended life of the pods, but so far they seem to be OK, I’m getting good vapor from them as you can see. I haven’t gotten any leaking or anything yet so it’s looking good with those.

KandyPens RUBI

It’s a good pod, a good system. They do give you a lifetime warranty on the battery, you would just have to pay for shipping if something goes wrong with it.

Click here to buy the RUBI from the official KandyPens store. Make sure you use my promo code STAYUP25 to get 25% off this vape. I do get compensated if you buy one through my referral link and I seriously appreciate your support!

When it comes time to buy more pods use code STAYUP50 for 50% OFF which brings the price of each pod down to $5.

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  • Can you vape wax with it? I mean without mixing it with anything, just pure dense wax… jaja Great review btw!!

    • That’s the auto shut-off kicking in, it automatically turns off the heater after a prolonged draw. If you stop and start your draw again it’ll fire right back up.

    • it just stops hitting, im not sure about the rubi but my dab pen you just had to stop for a sec and rip away again.

  • am buing this product and pods with your cupon code and i thank you a lot for this, also am happy to give u back for the great value u orrefing. also i read u use terpene instead of pg please can you tell me what product u use . thanks for the attention
    hugs from italy

      • I have a Rubi and love it…. However… Only 2 days after ordering refill pods from their website I had a fraudulent charge attempted on my account for $1147 for a bill to AT&T. My sister in South Carolina purchased the pods also at the same time and also had a fraudulent charge for over $400 that was taken from her account and she had to fight to get back. I have contacted Kandypens and they told me that no malicious code is on the site. I have checked Reddit and other forums and found that this theme is far more common than it should ever be. Love the products but I will never buy from them direct again since no resolution or recourse nor compensation were offered.

        • Hi Donald I have investigated this issue not long ago and concluded that there is no wrong-doing by KP going on.

          KP never sees the customer’s full CC numbers, and I have verified that they spend quite a bit on website security, it’s the payment processors behind the scenes that normally get compromised.

          The vape industry is weird in that most regular merchant service providers will not provide accounts for companies that sell vaporizers. So what happens is these companies have to use alternative providers and this ends up being one of the issues.

          It’s not just KP, it happens with a lot of vape stores unfortunately, and many regular stores as well.

          I’m personally on my 5th business debit card in 18 months, and I’ve never used this one at KP. It seems everywhere you shop these days you’re at risk, even at Target for example.

          The only reason I’m sounding defensive here is because I’m going to most likely be selling my own vape products soon and I’m going to have to use one of these alternative payment providers. If someone gets their card compromised after shopping at my store and posts a comment like yours online I’d be very upset about it!

          Lastly you need to look into getting credit card companies that handle these situations better, I have Capital One & Bank of America for example and have been through about 15 cards between both, never once liable for any fraud charges on any of them nor did I have to fight for my money back!

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