Today we have a device that pushes the boundaries of what a wax pen can do, the Source Orb 4 Signature Kit. This kit does away with the standard pen battery and puts full control in your hands with a 40W mod battery. So lets dive in and see what makes this new design so special. Also if this is your first time purchasing a wax pen, be sure to check out our Wax Pen Buyers Guide which is full of helpful tips of what to look for when purchasing your first pen.
Review: Source Orb 4 Signature Kit
How it Works
To use the Source Orb 4 Signature kit, take the mouthpiece, remove the magnetic cap to reveal the atomizer bay and install one of the 8 included atomizers onto the mouthpiece. Load the atomizer with your favorite concentrate and snap the magnetic lid back on the mouthpiece.
Take the assembled mouthpiece and screw it onto the base of the mod battery. Click the power button 5 times to turn the mod on and set your desired wattage using the up and down arrow buttons. For most included atomizers between 15 – 20 watts is recommended, for the Source Terra 2 atomizer they recommend 30 watts. Once you have set the wattage, press the power button and begin to draw from the mouthpiece to enjoy your vapor.
The Source Orb 4 signature kit has great temperature flexibility, this is because SourceVapes opted to use a mod instead of the started pen battery. With most units like the Dr. Dabber Aurora which have a pen battery you only have access to 3 pre-set temperature. With a mod you are able to adjust the wattage that powers the atomizers up to a maximum of 40 watts. This gives you a very large heating range to work with so that you can find your preferred vapor quality.
This mod also has a temperature control mode where you can actually set the temperature that a certain coil will reach and will not let it exceed. This is great for people who are a little more seasoned with waxes and know what temperature range they prefer their vapor.
To access temperature control press the power button 3 times to access the menu, press the up button until the display shows “Ni200” and press the power button, the unit will then read the attached atomizer and check it for compatibility with temperature mode. Only some of the atomizers work with temperature control.
The mods ability to set your own wattage or temperature has a drastic impact on the quality of vapor you can achieve from the Source Orb 4 signature kit. Lower wattages and temperatures will provide you with a full flavored wax experience, allowing you to taste all the subtle flavor notes in your concentrates. If you are a person who prefers large clouds of vapor, you can increase the temperature or wattage and you will be chasing clouds in no time.
The other factor that affects vapor quality is the atomizers themselves and this kit has a whopping 8 atomizers in total giving you tons of variety. 4 atomizers feature exposed coils, which are better for achieving vapor production, and the other 4 are a bucket design that promotes more even heating and better flavor.
One thing that is constant across all atomizers is great vapor quality. While each atomizer is uniquely different they all perform as intended and well provided smooth draws each time. We encourage you to give them all a try to see which ones you may enjoy more.
SourceVapes has always been known for the quality and performance of their products and we are happy to say that the Source Orb 4 Signature Kit is another shining example.
The mod battery feels solid in your hands and is responsive to all button presses. The display is bright and easy to read even in harsher lighting conditions. The mouthpiece is made of titanium, is beautifully constructed with SourceVapes signature look. They have opted for a magnetic cap system for the mouthpiece rather than the traditional threading. This looks to solve an issue where the threads would get gummed up from oils and had the potential of seizing completely.
All 8 atomizers are beautifully constructed with high-quality materials. SourceVapes uses Grade 1 titanium for all its exposed coils and for the titanium bucket and it really shows. Grade 1 titanium will turn purple/blue when heated and the coils in the Source Orb 4 signature kit do exactly that, meaning that Source is using the best materials currently available for wax pen parts giving us piece of mind.
Traditional wax pens usually suffer from poor battery life because the battery itself is rather small in order to keep the unit the size of a pen.
With the Source Orb 4 Signature kit you are given a mod battery which contains a 2600mah battery provides users almost 4 times the battery power of a standard wax pen. If you are a moderate user you won’t have to charge the Orb 4 for a while.
If you are a heavier user this unit should be able to still last you a full day of vaping.
Unfortunately, this may be the one department where the Orb 4 needs improvement. The device itself is not overly bulky, but because it is not a pen you will notice it more in your pocket when you want to carry it around. In fact, you may want to think about grabbing a vaporizer case for this baby.
The only issue with transporting the Orb 4 that way is that the magnetic cap mouthpiece has a tendency to come apart in your pocket. This really hinders the overall portability of the device and forces you to either store it in your bag or keep the unit with the included storage box.
The storage box is handy for taking the entire kit with you if you are going to a friend or going away for the weekend. It is small enough that it should easily fit in a bag. The box is sturdy and able to take some rough handling. We are glad that source gives you a case for the Orb 4 signature kit, because without it we would be sure to lose all the atomizers.
Ease of Use
The introduction of a mod into a wax unit certainly adds a learning curve to the device. You will have to discover for yourself which wattage you prefer for each atomizer or learn how to use the device in temperature control. This may seem daunting at first, but luckily the mod is actually quite easy to navigate and once you get the hang of it, it will be second nature.
The end result is a better more powerful wax experience. So just take some time to learn this unit and you will be enjoying your wax in no time. We also enjoy the magnetic mouthpiece, while it is a hindrance to portability it makes loading and maintenance much easier than units that use threading.
The Source Orb 4 Signature kit is designed for those who are serious about waxes giving you 8 atomizers and full control over your sessions with a mod battery. We love the design of the magnetic mouthpiece making loading a breeze, though it does tend to detach if put in your pocket.
The mod gives you up to 40 watts of power and temperature control for a fine-tuned session with your concentrates. We love the included carrying case, it helps keep things organized and is perfect for taking the Orb 4 with you to impress your friends.
If you are looking to pick one up you can find it in our shop.
If you like the design of the Orb 4 Signature Kit but are looking for something a little more straightforward and shaped like a pen, be sure to check out the Source Orb 4 Premium kit. It is almost the exact same unit but features a stick battery rather than a mod.
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