The STOK Edition One by ThisThingRips is a variable voltage wax pen. It features a sleek, all-white design and dual ceramic rod atomizers with titanium coils, plus there is a ‘rally mode’ that keeps the coils engaged for 20 seconds for using it with groups. And if this is your first wax vaporizer be sure to check out our Wax Pen Buyers Guide for helpful info and tips.
Review: ThisThingRips STOK Edition One
How it Works
If you are expecting something revolutionary, you’ll have to look elsewhere. This has the same functionality and core design of pretty much every other wax pen on the market right now.
For those of you who may not know what I mean, this has a battery, an atomizer that screws into the battery, and a mouthpiece that sits overtop that. The atomizer has dual rods with titanium coils wrapped around them. This style is the most commonly used by manufacturers, although quartz is the material you typically see for the chamber lining and rods. These use ceramic. I’ll go over the implications of this more in the vapor quality section.
To turn the unit on, you click the only button on the device five times. To adjust the voltage, you click it three times. Clicking and holding the button will engage the coils for taking a draw, while clicking it twice will activate a ‘quick rally mode’ and keep the coils on for 20 seconds.
This has three different voltage settings. The instruction manual also gives temperature ranges for each level, but don’t confuse this with temperature control.
You can tell what level you are on based on the color of the button (it has an indicator light behind it). The levels are:
- Blue = 3.4v (600-700F)
- Teal = 3.8v (700-800F)
- Red = 4.2v (800F+)
These are higher temperature ranges than I like to see, but at least you have some control.
The vapor quality of the STOK Edition 1 is good, but nothing special. It’s enjoyable with average flavor and bigger than usual draws. The bigger draws can be attributed to a restricted airflow, which means the air doesn’t move through the atomizer as fast – allowing more time for vapor production and less temperature drop.
The use of ceramic is interesting. A lot of people will tell you that ceramic doesn’t taste as good as quartz. I personally don’t notice a big difference between the two. I’ve had ceramic atomizers that deliver better taste than quartz, and vice versa. I notice a much bigger flavor difference due to build quality and temperature levels.
Speaking of temperature levels, I wish there was a lower power option for this. 600-800+F is too high to get optimal flavor. It would have also been nice to have more than one atomizer option.
The manufacturing quality of the STOK Edition One seems to be good. It is made from good materials and the machining is well done. The build is pretty standard though – it definitely isn’t winning any points for originality.
The appearance is nice. The all-white design gives it a polished look and feel. Again, it really isn’t that much different from other options out there, but I’d say it looks better than your average pen.
The battery life is good. I can’t find any documentation that indicates what the actual capacity is though. It’s not listed in the instruction book or on their website.
How long it lasts you will depend on what setting you use and how long your draws are. Obviously vaping on the highest level using the 20 second rally mode will deplete your charge much faster than short draws on the 3.4v setting.
I’d guess about half a day for heavy users and several days or more if you only take the occasional draw.
The portability is good. It’s small enough to just slide in your pocket and go without any discomfort. It’s also durable enough to carry around in a bag without a protective case, as long as you are careful not to bump it too much.
It’s on par with most wax pens as far as portability goes, perhaps a little better thanks to a slightly reduced size.
Ease of Use
This is very easy to use, especially if you have used a wax pen before. They almost all have the exact same functionality, and the STOK Edition One is no exception.
I’ve gone over this already, but if you managed to forget it already: five clicks of the single button turns it on, three clicks adjusts the power, and holding the button engages the coils. The only thing different is that this has the rally mode, which is activated with two clicks.
Accessing the coils is also very convenient because the mouthpiece is held on with friction from an o-ring instead of screwing. The seal is still tight though, and there isn’t any chance of it coming off accidentally.
This small size of this makes it easy to hold and conceal in your hand, so it shouldn’t be too hard to stay discreet with this.
Keep it on the lowest power level and take short draws to keep visible vapor to a minimum if need be.
The STOK Edition One is a good middle of the road vape pen.
It’s far from being the best out there, but it’s far from being the worst too.
The biggest pros are the sleek appearance and dense draws. The variable voltage is also nice, even though I would have greatly preferred a lower option. The rally mode is interesting in theory, but in practice 20 seconds is still far too little for passing around to other people. I’ve never found it inconvenient to press the button again anyway.
The biggest cons are the lack of atomizer options and restricted airflow. The flavor is also just average, but there’s still enough for it to be enjoyable – especially for people getting their first wax pen.
If you want something with better flavor, look for options with lower temperature levels and coilless atomizers like the Thunder 2.
If you are looking for a portable e-nail that has actually has precise temperature control and the bonus of having a herb attachment as well, we would encourage you to check out the Focusvape Tourist
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