Pax Labs Inc, manufacturer is one of the more well known vaporizer companies based in San Francisco, California. Their earlier models PAX and PAX 2 were highly acclaimed and popular portable vaporizers. Now the company has released their third generation device,PAX 3. PAX 3 is the outcome of serious market study. All its earlier versions lacked oil and wax processing compatibility. In fact, they were simply dry herb vaporizers. As most of the vapers these days like to experiment with multiple forms of raw ingredients, the company decided to come up with an appropriate product.
PAX 3 is the result of that.
The new vaporizer from Pax Labs Inc now boasts concentrate and wax compatibility. Apart from this feature, the new PAX 3 has undergone several internal design changes and hardware upgrades. The form factor and the external design still remains the same. If you are an enthusiast or simply want to know the difference between the two generations of vaporizers then continue reading.
While PAX 2 weighs a little over 90 grams (3.2oz), PAX 3 is heavier by 3 grams(0.1oz). This is insignificant considering the overall portability. However, the dimensions for both the vaporizers remain the same. For those who are curious to know the exact specifications,
Length - 3.1cm (1.21”)
Width - 2.0cm (0.8”)
Height - 9.8cm (3.87”)
This makes PAX 3 one of the best in terms of portability. As mentioned above, these are impressive metrics and offer a discreet way to carry the device. It is unobtrusive, can easily be slipped into the pocket and doesn’t look bulgy.
PAX 2 boasts brushed aluminium body and available in four distinct colors; Copper, Gold, Silver and Black. On the other hand PAX 3 looks stunning in its high gloss dress. The super smooth finish gives it a premium appearance, not that it didn’t look good earlier. However, that extra shine has improved its overall finish considerably. PAX 3 is available in Blue, Silver, Black and Red.
The incredibly well shaped body offers an intuitive, multi-colored LED lights (the petals) that functions as a user interface, providing information about temperature settings and battery status.
One of the outstanding features introduced in PAX 3 is process dry herbs and concentrates / wax. This single addition has changed the leadership game for Pax Labs Inc. Another feature which makes PAX 3 different from its predecessor it the choice between multiple oven lids and mouthpieces.
PAX 3 is equipped with three oven lids. Two are set aside for dry herbs while the third is reserved for concentrates, called the concentrate oven door. The default oven lid is meant for a full session, and the oven is filled to the brim. While the half lid pack as the name suggests reduces the amount of herb that can be stuffed. Nonetheless, the vapor quality and density remains the same, and the user experiences that same sensational light feeling. It is also a great attachment for quick, short sessions. Incidentally, while using half pack insert the drag is reduced.
On the other hand the concentrate oven lid is equipped with a canister which can be filled with liquid / wax material. Typically, the ingredients in the canister should be set up close to the two holes for optimum performance.
PAX 3 now carries a 3500mAh battery. The extra punch has drastically improved the heat up time. As compared to PAX 2 which reaches 182°C (359.6°F) in 18 seconds, the PAX 3’s green LED lights up in 15 seconds – an impressive turnaround from its earlier timing. It also means a fuller vaping session, without long pauses. Vaping in group is now a joyful experience.
What is more astounding is the speed at which it attains the rest of the temperature profiles. For example PAX 3 reaches its most popular third level temperature setting in under 30 seconds which is almost twice as fast as PAX 2. If this is not enough the device can be used every 5 seconds after attaining the desired temperature. This short recouping time means more inhales and higher satisfaction.
So, the next time you sit down with your PAX 3, you'll not need to worry about timing as much as with the PAX 2 which needed longer between draws. The efficient heating system makes PAX 3 one of the finest portable, conduction vaporizer.
Although PAX 2's intelligent motion and lip sensing technology was top notch the PAX 3 offers even better sensitivity. The PAX 3 will increase the heat to adjust for a new vape session as soon as your lips close-in. The device is so sensitive to movement that even if you run your fingers along the mouthpiece the logo color changes instantly reflecting its sensitiveness towards any abrupt motion.
The tactile feature of PAX 3 is incredible. The device now vibrates as soon as you press the start button located at the top, along the mouth and even when it is ready to vape. The haptic feedback is a great way to operate the device without visual attention. Just feel the vaporizer and initiate actions.
Apart from PAX 3’s loose leaf and concentrate material compatibility, the other biggest feature which has been added is the free Smartphone App. This application is available for iOS and Android. So what does this app do and why it is called a revolutionary addition? The answer is really simple. It allows users to fine tune their vaping experience by unlocking the preset heating profiles.
Users can access several intriguing features apart from preset temperature profiles after connecting the device to the smart phone through Bluetooth. The pairing is quick and easy. Once connected users can play PAX 3’s built-in games, adjust the brightness of LED’s, lock and unlock the vaporizer and perform several hardware upgrades.
Incidentally, the vapour circulation or the path for both PAX 2 and PAX 3 remains the same. The channel or the tunnel is made of stainless steel, and separated from the rest of the device components through state-of-the-art insulation. The air is sucked up from outside the oven, and after cooling through the isolated path, reaches the user through the mouth piece.
In both the versions cleaning becomes quite a daunting task as the stainless steel vapor tunnel is extremely narrow. However, on the positive side, PAX3 and PAX 2 come with assorted bristle brushes.
The basic cost of PAX 3 is about 25% more than the PAX 2. While the PAX 2 comes with a 2 year limited warrantee the PAX 3 boasts 10 years. Given the additional features of PAX 3 the extra cost is justifiable.
Some of the complementary inclusions in PAX 2 are - the device, charger, cleaning / maintenance kit and two mouthpieces. PAX 3 on the other hand provides several additional inclusions such as half pack insert, concentrate oven door, charger dock, multi-purpose metal pick and Bluetooth enabled device.
PAX 3 is one of the best vaporizers available in the market today which is compatible with both loose leaf and concentrate materials, offers intelligent dynamic heating that enhances the vapour flavor and at the same time preserves raw material. Powerful battery delivers faster heat-up sessions and haptic feedback communicates with the user through vibrations and not through visual connection. This includes information for device readiness and session prompt. Smart phone compatibility and internal games makes this device a great companion and a healer.
Go for PAX 3. It is worth the extra dollars.