PAX 3 Portable Herbal Vaporizer by PAX Labs
- Device Dimensions: 3.87” x 1.21” x 0.85”
- Oven Dimensions: 0.4”h x 0.73”w x 0.34”d
- For Dry Herb and Concentrates
- High-Polish Anodized Aluminium
- 15 seconds heat time
- 90 minutes charge time
- 4+ Temperature Settings
- Easy to use
- Lip-sensing technology
- Motion sensing technology
- Magnetic USB Charging dock
- One-button operation
- Party Mode - Enhance your vaping experience!
- Temperature Settings: Low = 360 degrees F, Medium = 380 degrees F, Medium-High = 400 degrees F, High = 420 degrees F
- Pax Labs provides a 10-year manufacturer's defect warranty
When people talk about herbal vaporizers, Pax Labs is often the first name mentioned and for good reason. Since the company’s founding in 2007, Pax has become synonymous with the herbal vaporizer, thank to their many innovations starting with the Pax by Ploom and the wildly successful Pax 2. In many ways, the new Pax 3 take everything the company has ever learned and bundles it into a single innovative device, that combines years of technical prowess with smart and elegant design.
Taking the mantle as the company's flagship device, the Pax 3 can be best described as easy-to-use, portable, and powerful. The device is arguably one of the best herbal vaporizers on the market and could easily stand as the flagship device for herbal vaporization as a whole. The precedent set by the Pax 3 should be seen as a new bar for all other portable vaporizers, and any serious vape enthusiast should consider picking up a Pax 3 as their daily driver.
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While some people may discount the capabilities of the Pax 3, due in part to its size, the device itself offer a ton of power and features within its diminutive package. The battery, which has been improved formt he Pax 2, is ample enough to work all day, while the on-board chip provides a host of functions that any vaper will find useful. The package even includes a special accessory that allows the Pax 3 to work with herbal concentrates.
Ultimately, the Pax 3 presents users with a truly disruptive herbal vaporizer in a sleek and elegant package. The design is meant to instantly appeal to vapers, while still being discreet enough to not draw attention when using. The included concentrate option provides a sense of duality to the Pax 3, giving vapers a single option to use for multiple materials. Finally, the unique heating method used by the Pax 3 ensures each hit from the device offers up potent plumage, with a focus on flavour, density, and efficiency.
Design and Features
From a first glance, the Pax 3 is quite similar to the Pax 2, and you wouldn’t be completely wrong to think these devices look similar. The new Pax 3 does draw design elements from its predecessor, including similar dimensions (3.87” x 1.21” x 0.85”). However, the Pax 3 does feature a new metal exterior, giving the device a more robust and durable feel. The new metal material helps the device standout in the hand of the user and the curved features of the device help it fit perfectly in the hand or pocket, while also hinting at the futuristic and powerful capabilities of the internals. The Pax 3 is currently available in Matte Black, Matte Rose Gold, Matte Silver, and Teal.
In terms of internals, the Pax 3 is definitely nothing to discount or scoff at. As we mentioned before, Pax Labs is no stranger to innovation and the company has taken everything they've ever learned and put it in the Pax 3. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that the Pax 3 is by far one of the strongest and most efficient herbal vaporizers on the market today.
The 3500mAh battery ensures users can enjoy 5-10 vaping sessions before the battery completely dies out. The battery is rechargeable through a proprietary magnetic USB charging dock that can fully fill the battery in just under an hour and a half.
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While the battery capabilities may be interesting to some, the true appeal of the device lies in its internal capabilities. The device comes 4 different pre-set temperature levels (360 degrees F, 380 degrees F, 400 degrees F, 420 degrees F), all of which work with the Pax 3’s 15-second heat up time. A single control button on the device turns the Pax 3 on and off, and can also be used to cycle through the temperature settings. Shaking the Pax 3 will showcase the battery life remaining on the device, which will be indicated through an LED indicator arranged in the shape of the Pax logo. There are 4 LED lights on the device, with each line representing how much of a charge the Pax 3 has.
The LED indicators also provide real-time communication for heating and is combined with a vibration function to let the user know when the Pax 3 has reached the desired temperature setting. The Pax 3 also comes with unique lip-sensing technology that will automatically cool down the mouthpiece once the device is set down. All these features add to the user-friendly nature of the device and makes it perfect for novice users.
Part of the Pax 3’s capabilities come from the internal heating chamber featured on the device. Thanks to the marvelous work of Pax Labs’ engineers, the device manages to pack in the same quality seen on much larger devices. Part of the appeal of the Pax 3, lies in its ability to truly draw out the optimal flavour of whatever material you use. Convection heating is the main reason for this but is often relegated to bulkier desktop devices. That being said, the Pax 3 manages to integrate a very capable convection heating chamber that pulls optimal vapour and flavour from the material its heating.
Unique to the Pax 3 is its ability to connect to a smartphone for a more in-depth level of customizability. Available for iOS and Android, the PAX Vapor App gives users an added layer of control over their device, in an easy-to-use and intuitive overlay. With the app, users will be able to:
- Switch through the various dynamic heating modes
- Select the temperature of their choice
- Monitor battery levels
- Customize the device’s LED colors
- Disable or enable vibration feedback
- Lock the device when carrying
This companion app is truly unique to the Pax 3 and gives it the distinction of being one of the few smart vaporizers on the market. Furthermore, it adds another sense of innovation to the Pax 3 and showcases the intersection of technology and how it can be leveraged for vaping purposes. The device will connect to your phone through Bluetooth, so be sure to have that enabled on your smartphone.
Pros and cons
- Fast heat up times
- Improved battery life
- Bluetooth capabilities
- Compatible with both dry herb and concentrates
- Uses convection heating for improved flavour and vapour production
- Does come at a higher price, but with the features, it is warranted
What’s in the box?
Included with the Pax 3 Vaporizer is everything you’ll need to immediately use the device, as well as the necessary tools to keep it functioning properly. Additional supplies can be purchased through 180 Smoke, but the included pieces should last quite a while.
In the package, users will find:
- 1 x Pax 3 Device
- 1 x Maintenance Kits
- 1 x 3 Screens
- 1 x 2 Mouthpieces
- 1 x 3 Oven Lids (2 dry herbs lids and 1 concentrate insert)
- 1 x Multi-Tool
- 1 x USB Charging Cable and Dock
- 1 x 10 Year Warranty
While Pax Labs does employ a high-level of quality control, there are some instances in which your PAX 3 may have some sort of issue. Thankfully, Pax Labs offers an extensive 10 year warranty policy that covers a wide range of issues with the PAX 3 device.
What does the warranty cover?
The warranty offered by Pax Labs encompasses any defects in materials and workmanship for the PAX 3. These defects must fall under the normal wear and tear for a device being used within 10 years of retail purchase, and the warranty is not transferable if the PAX 3 is purchased through a 3rd party reseller, such as eBay and Craigslist.
What will Pax Labs do?
If a claim is considered valid under the PAX 3 warranty, Pax Labs will either repair the defect or exchange the device for a new one. This decision is made under Pax Lab’s discretion, as is the choice to consider a defect as valid or not.
What is NOT covered by Pax Labs’ warranty?
First and foremost, Pax Labs does hold the right to refuse warranty based on a myriad of factors, some of which include:
- Damage caused by accidents
- Damage caused by exposure to moisture
- Damage caused by operating the device outside intended usage
- Damage caused by certain concentrates not permitted in the device
- Any modified device
- Cosmetic damage
- Any device which has a tampered serial number
- Normal performance degradation
These are just some of the factors Pax Labs considers when determining warranty for a device, and a detailed list of the PAX 3 warranty can be found on the Pax Labs website.
Several accessories sold separately are compatible with both the PAX 2 and PAX 3 vaporizers: