Review: Wizvape PX2 Vaporizer
How It Works
To use this unit, first you’ll have to take off the cap and fill up the heating chamber with your botanical, making sure that the unit is off. Once you’ve filled the unit, select your temperature using the temperature dial on the front of the unit. With the temperature selected, pull the plug from the cap and put the plastic mouth piece into the hole that has been revealed, then flick the switch on the back of the unit to turn the unit on, and press the long button to engage the heating element for 60 seconds. The unit will heat up to the selected temperature and run for 60 seconds, then return to standby mode until the button is pressed again to activate another 60 second cycle. As the cycle is running, take slow draws through the mouth piece to enjoy your vapor.
This unit has a few problems that seem to start around here and carry forth and build on each other as things go on. You have the option to select from about 4 temperature settings that range from 110 Celsius to 130 Celsius at the lowest temperature up to the top setting which provides heat ranging from 240 Celsius to 260 Celsius. This may seem like quite an unbelievable and impossible offering when it comes to temperatures in a portable unit, and that’s because it is in a way. The unit uses a coil as it’s heat source, and when air is drawn past it, its heat is all but completely extinguished unless you’re at the maximum setting. Even then, there is still a pretty large amount of heat lost when you draw from the unit.
The unit pretty much fails completely in this category. The first reason for that is the coil we mentioned in the temperature flexibility section. The unit’s coil is subject to wild temperature fluctuations when air movement is added to the equation. The moment you draw from the unit, the coil is cooled by the air and goes from hot to ice cold pretty much instantaneously. The result is a very, very wispy vapor at temperatures lower than max, and that’s if you get any vapor at all. At maximum, the coil dies get hot, and stays hot, but the problem is that it is way too hot, and simply ends up combusting your botanical. The second problem is that the unit’s mouth piece is plastic. This mouth piece ends up tainting any vapor you do manage to get from the unit by giving it a very distinct, plastic flavor that’s more than just a little bit unpleasant.
Most of the materials used to make this unit are actually pretty decent quality, which only makes its poor performance all the more confusing. The heating chamber is actually made of a porous ceramic and the walls of the chamber are glass. The body of the unit is plastic, and so is the shell that sits around the heating chamber. The mouth piece is also plastic, which is probably the worst of it as it makes the vapor taste like plastic. The heat source is a metal coil inside the top of the unit and as energy is conducted through it, it heats up and creates the heat used to vaporize your botanical, but it’s not nearly powerful enough to function properly.
The battery life of this unit leaves a lot to be desired. It takes about 3 hours or so to charge up and only lasts about 45 minutes. This means you won’t be able to use it very much while you’re on the go, but that might be for the best. With the way this unit performs, you won’t want to use it that much if at all.
This unit has a pretty portable shape. It seems to have been modeled after pen vaporizers and is small and very light. It has a very rounded shape and is about 15.5 cm high without the mouth piece in. Unfortunately, because of the poor battery life and equally poor performance, it isn’t exactly the first unit you’d want to take with you on a trip.
Ease of Use
This unit is really not easy to use. The coil makes it impossible to take draws from the unit without obliterating the heat that the coil struggles to make, and at higher temperatures, there’s little you can do to keep the unit from combusting your botanical. The unit also gets very hot while in use and before long the unit is next to impossible to hold without hurting your hands or using a glove to protect yourself from the heat. Loading the unit is a bit of a problem as it doesn’t have a flat bottom and cleaning it is hard because of the very fragile glass and ceramic heating chamber that can quite easily slip off the unit once the cap is pulled off and break.
This unit is only partly discreet. The look and size of the unit really makes it easy to have stealthy sessions, but seeing as using the unit is only possible when at max temperature which causes combustion, it’s really not that discreet.
This unit does what it can to change the way we use and think about vaporizers, but it misses the mark in too many important areas to really call it a success in the slightest. The main issue is really the fact that is doesn’t really make for even a passable vaporizing experience, so this unit is better left on the shelf or in the garbage.
Thanks for reading and as always, keep vapin’! 😉