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June 7, 2012


Announcing The Pax By Ploom

by Slightly Medicated
PAX Vaporizer

Recently a new portable vaporizer was revealed that will be released early this August called PAX. It is a portable conduction style vaporizer that promises to deliver a device that fits in the palm of your hand, making it an excellent option for people who are on the go. Although the device is not out yet, some details have started to emerge.

The price point is going to be $249. This seems to be the price point a lot of portable vaporizer manufactures are settling on. I have no previous experience with this manufacture. I can’t honestly guess if the build quality and performance will be worth the cost. Only time will tell if this device is worth the price tag. The reviews of their previous device seem rather favorable. If that is any indication of how this device will fare, then it could be a favorable sign.

Want to find out more about this sleek new portable vaporizer? Keep reading after the break for more information!

This device has some unique features. There is a built in motion sensor inside the device. This will allow you to check battery level by shaking the device. There is also an automatic sleep mode function. If the device stays still for more than one minute, the device will go into sleep mode. This lowers the temperature to about 150 Celsius or 302 degrees Fahrenheit. It will shut off after another minute or so of no motion.

To turn the device on you press down on the mouth piece. This causes it to pop up and start heating up the device. They claim the device heats up quickly. Pax heats up in as little as 30 seconds. It can be heated to three different temperatures. You can alter the temperate settings by pressing a button inside the top of the device. The different temperatures are:

  • Low = 370 deg. F (188 C)
  • Med = 390 deg. F (199 C)
  • Hot = 410 deg. F (210 C)

You can see an example of the device being used (With Tobacco) in this promotional video:

Pax Battery Life
The internal Lithium-ion battery charges in one hour via the plug-in charging stand (included). The charge lasts an estimated two hours of continuous use, and about a week under typical use.

Pax Construction
Pax’s exterior is anodized aluminum (very Apple MacBook-esque) in either Onyx (black), Cobalt (blue), or Amethyst (purple) colors. All plastic components are food safe engineering plastics. It measures just 4 1/8″ x 1.3″ x 7/8″. The vapor pathway is medical grade stainless steel, just like The heating element at the bottom of the unit, also known as the “oven”.

I had some unanswered questions so I sent an e-mail off to the manufacture. They responded with answers very quickly. I always take that as a good sign. I asked a few different questions. Here is what I asked and their responses:

Can the mouthpiece be cleaned in isopropyl alcohol?
Yes, the mouthpiece can be entirely submersed. The lid, however is best to clean without totally dunking. Just take a q-tip or similar with isopropyl and wipe it down.

How deep is the oven chamber?
Approximately 10mm (3/8″) deep. is now taking pre-orders. I placed a pre-order for this vaporizer. If it preforms as nicely as it looks. We might have another fantastic portable vaporizer. You can expect my impressions along with a full review of this vaporizer come August 2012.
Do you plan on ordering the PAX vaporizer? Leave a comment below and let us know if you are going to pick one up.

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jul 5 2012

    Wow this is just amazing new portable vaporizer,easy to carry anywhere.

  2. meds
    Jul 31 2012

    realistically whats the operating time on one charge in the real world

  3. Christopher
    Aug 10 2012

    Looks great! I cant wait to try it out!

  4. Mar 13 2013

    Pax had some problems with the mouthpiece getting stuck but Ploom has released a new lubricant to help with this issue.

  5. Dexter
    Apr 2 2013

    Pax is awesome!! This review is one of the reasons I purchased mine.

    As a first time owner I saw the need to protect these units. Made a custom case and put on ebay, as I saw the community needed protective cases as well.

    Please check out my ebay page. I am selling custom made carrying cases to protect your investment.

    Follow the link by copy and pasting in your browser.


  6. Apr 6 2013

    How economical to use is the PAX compared to a MFLB? The MFLB reduced my herb bills by 2/3s. I use herbal remedies to deal with constant pain.


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