The market for cheap, ‘micro’ wax pens seems to be heating up lately. For a long time, the $50 and under market was filled with junk and maybe one or two pens that were actually worth considering. This is all changing, and the pen we’ll be looking at today is probably going to become a favorite at this price point for many people. Without further adieu, meet the Dr. Dabber Light…There’s a lot to say about this pen, but let’s get the basics out of the way. This thing is small, and it produces very good vapor. Interested? Keep reading… also if this is your first wax pen be sure to check out our Buyers Guide for helpful info and tips.
Review: Dr Dabber Light
How it Works
As far as vape pens go, the Light is very basic. There are just three sections: the battery, the atomizer, and the mouthpiece. The battery section has a single button, which you use to turn it on and engage the heat.
The atomizer and mouthpiece both screw into place, and that’s pretty much all there is to it. There’s not a lot you can alter about the experience of using the Light. There are only two types of atomizers that they offer that are compatible with the Light, and both are very similar.
While flexibility is typically highly valued, it’s hard to offer a wide feature set at a low price and do everything well. Dr. Dabber’s aim with the Light seems to be to just offer a simple device that produces good vapor from a small package. This isn’t right for everyone, but it is for some.
Unlike its big brother, the Dr. Dabber Aurora, there is no temperature flexibility with the Light. You can’t change the voltage or wattage either.
Again, flexibility is not the name of the game with this vaporizer. If that is what you are looking for, you’ll need to look elsewhere, and probably spend a little more money too.
Vapor quality is very good, especially when you consider the price point. Among $50 and under pens, it’s definitely one of the best. It even outperforms many higher priced units.
The flavor is what is most impressive. Most cheap pens give off a very burnt taste, especially towards the end of a session. You don’t get any of the typical cheap pen problems with the Light.
With all that being said, don’t buy this and expect it to compare to some of the elites of the wax pen world like the Source Orb 4. This is still a $50 pen, after all. If you want unbeatable flavor, you’ll need to spend more money.
Manufacturing quality is also very good. This may not have a fancy design, but Dr. Dabber managed to pack a very efficient device into a very small package.
The Light also lives up to its name… it’s noticeably light. Even so, it doesn’t feel cheap. The button protrudes a little far compared to most vapes, but this is something you’ll get used to. If you’re shopping for your first, you won’t even notice.
From what we can tell, Dr. Dabber didn’t publish the specs of the battery. I can tell you that it is internal and quite a bit smaller than the ones used in other Dr. Dabber devices.
In their FAQ section, Dr. Dabber says it should last for 100 draws. An average user would probably get a couple days from this, while heavier users would likely find themselves needing to recharge it daily.
Yes, all wax pens tend to be portable. But the Light is one of the most portable that I’ve ever seen considering the performance. This is barely bigger than a cigarette, and very similar in size to a pen.
The pocket test is how I usually judge portability, but you could carry this anywhere with ease. Even your hand. It’s so small and light that you really won’t notice it. Forgetting where you put it may actually be a bigger problem!
Let’s just say that the tiny size isn’t just good for portability. My guess is the vast majority of people wouldn’t even notice you carrying this, and if they did, they would think it is either a cheap, gas station e-cig or a pen.
If discretion is important to you, this is a good option. There are other options that are also very discreet, but there aren’t many that are more discreet.
The Dr. Dabber Light is a fantastic choice for certain uses. If you are a beginner or just looking for a cheap pen to keep in your car for using while out and about, you’d probably be very happy with this.
There’s nothing fancy about it and you can’t customize it to your own preferences, but it is dependable, portable, and offers above average vapor with great flavor.
In the $50 and under category, this is one of the best. The next step up would be something like the Thunder 2, which will provide even better flavor and a more efficient experience.
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