We’ve been hearing rumours of a PAX 3 Vaporizer for months now but PAX Labs have just officially confirmed it with an announcement of not one, but two new vaporizers. The PAX 3 and the new PAX ERA, a dedicated oils and concentrates vaporizer.
The PAX 3 Vaporizer is Officially Confirmed
Some big news for die-hard PAX fans, rumour has it that the new PAX 3 will be available in the US from mid-October and we are hoping that an International release will happen by early 2017. There has been no news yet on when we’ll be able to stock the PAX 3 but we will be sure to keep you all updated as soon as we receive word.
PAX 3 Features and Design
So…what does it look like?
Behold, the PAX 3 Vaporizer. It looks almost identical to the PAX 2 with a shiny new finish and some different colour selections, but it also has some important new features.
Oils and Concentrates Insert
The PAX 3 will be able to vaporize oils and concentrates, something that previous models have not been able to achieve. The PAX 3 will include a special oven lid with an oils canister attached that will allow users to use concentrated extracts in their vaporizer. It will also ship with a half-pack oven lid included for those who don’t care to pack a full load.
Instant Heating and Fast Charge
PAX Labs stuffed a lot of technology into the PAX 2, and they’ve beefed it up even more with a more powerful heater in the PAX 3. The battery capacity has also been increased slightly but don’t expect to see an increase in battery life. That extra capacity is most likely needed to accommodate the faster heat time.
The PAX 3 features an oven that is twice as powerful as the PAX 2, making it four times more powerful than the original Ploom Pax. The new heater cuts initial heat up time down to just 15 seconds, while subsequent sessions will heat almost instantly.
The PAX 3 uses the same lip sensing technology and internal accelerometer as the PAX 2. It senses when you are vaping or when the unit is sitting idle, entering a battery saving standby mode and then re-engaging the heater when you pick it up again. This feature made the PAX 2 more efficient than the original, and it stands to reason that the PAX 3’s increased power will allow it to cool down and re-heat even faster. If this turns out to be true, hopefully it will mean increased performance and not a loss in battery life from constant cooling and re-heating cycles.
The PAX 3 will also have a faster charge time, reaching full battery life in just 60 minutes via the same USB charge dock as the PAX 2.
PAX Vapor App
It seems that everyone is jumping on the app bandwagon these days with more and more portable vaporizers being released with Bluetooth apps. The Crafty by Storz & Bickel was the first to introduce the concept, with the Summit+ and Firefly 2 falling closely behind. Now it seems that PAX Labs have also jumped on board with the new PAX Vapor app for smartphones.
The PAX 3 can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing users to access more features. It has been confirmed that the PAX Vapor app will allow users to upgrade the firmware of the PAX 3 and is also expected to open up additional temperature control options. We’re hoping to see full digital temperature control, as an app that uses pre-set temperatures (like the Firefly 2) seems kind of redundant when the PAX already has pre-sets built right into the unit.
PAX Labs have been a little coy about exactly what the app will allow users to control, but they have said this:
“Additional app features available for PAX 3 include dynamic modes: pre-designed vapor experiences for distinct occasions that optimize temperature settings, vapor production and LED brightness.” – PAX Labs
Haptic Feedback Notifications
The PAX 3 vaporizer still uses coloured LED indicators and we assume it will also respond to the same gestures as the PAX 2 when checking battery life, engaging the heater or accessing Party Mode. However, the PAX 3 will also vibrate to signal when the heater is ready.
PAX 3 Vaporizer Components: What’s in the Box?
The PAX 3 Vaporizer will ship with mostly the same components with a few additional extras thrown in. It will include an oils and concentrates attachment as well as the new half-pack oven lid and Multi Tool.
Full Kit Includes:
- 1 x PAX 3 Vaporizer
- 1 x USB charging dock
- 1 x Concentrate insert
- 1 x Standard oven lid
- 1 x Half pack oven lid
- 1 x Multi Tool
- 1 x Flat mouthpiece
- 1 x Raised mouthpiece
- 3 x Replacement screens
- 1 x Cleaning kit
- 1 x Instruction manual