Category - Electronic Cigarettes 101

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Heavyweight Vaporizer Bout Crafty vs Pax 3
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E-Cigarette Storage: Where to Put it All
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Ok, so what is an e-cig?
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New study confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes pose minimal health risk – source, CASAA.org

Heavyweight Vaporizer Bout Crafty vs Pax 3

The original Pax by Ploom brought a wealth of innovation, a sleek design, and a top-of-the-line experience for vaporizer users around the world back in 2012. However, the original Pax suffered a few fatal flaws, such as the sticking mouthpiece. Four years following the release of the original device, the designers at Plum went back to the drawing board and produced a new and improved Pax 3. The new Pax 3 is smaller, lighter, and more powerful than its predecessor. But is it strong enough to knock out the Crafty? Continue reading for a head-to-head heavyweight comparison of the Pax 4 vs the Crafty.

Crafty vs Pax 3 Heating Mechanisms

The Pax 2 is designed as a 100% pure conduction vaporizers, which is the less efficient of the two models. On the other hand, the Crafty is a hybrid unit that uses both convection and conduction heating. In the beginning of the session, the Crafty uses a little bit of conduction to get the process started, and then it uses mostly convection heating from that point forward. The Crafty’s advanced heating method allows users to enjoy the best of both worlds, which is one of the ways the unit delivers a high quality of vapor. As a result, round one of the Pax 2 vs the Crafty goes to the Crafty.

Crafty vs Pax 3   Vaporizer Usage

First and foremost, one of the biggest problems with the Pax 2 is it doesn’t perform well with a partially filled chamber. This means that if you are running low or like to use smaller amounts, the Pax 2 will not produce as thick of a cloud of vapor. On the other hand, the Crafty doesn’t have this problem. Simply use the small liquid pad to act as a spacer for a smaller load, which pushes the herbs down so it will produce thicker vapor. The Crafty produces thick luscious cloud regardless of how full the chamber is packed, which renders it victorious in round two of the Pax 2 vs the Crafty bout.

Crafty vs Pax 3 Temperature Controls

Pax 3

The Pax 2 offers four different temperature settings, which is an upgrade from the three temperature settings on the original Pax. These temperatures range from 360F – 420F, while the original Pax was only 370F – 410F. Every temperature range is controlled through the temperature of the blend instead of the temp of the chamber. This new method is a clear improvement over the previous model, which allows the Pax 2 to offer more consistent draws compared to the original Pax. However, it doesn’t’ stand a chance against the Crafty.

The Pax 3 allows you to access 4 pre-set temperatures by pressing and holding the power button to enter the temperature select menu. There is also a 5th temp setting which is operated and programmed through the mobile apps. This makes interacting with the Pax 3 a fairly hassle free experience and really does not require a mobile device if you so choose.

Crafty

The Crafty only uses two temperature settings, but you can set those temperatures at whatever you like ranging from 104F up to 410F through the awesome smartphone app, which is available on both Android and iOS. You can use the app to check battery life, control the temperature settings, and even see the temperature of the unit in real time. It can also be used to control several other features. This innovative app places you at the helm of your vapor ship, and you can steer as you choose. The Crafty app and superior temperature controls are a few facets the Pax 2 can’t contend.

Crafty vs Pax 3   Vapour Quality

Crafty

 

Another major difference between the Pax 2 and the Crafty is the vapor quality or the amount of resistance in the draws. Simply put, the Crafty is in a class of its own. With one of the freest flowing vapor paths, this unit offers very little to no resistance. This is partly due to the high-quality all-glass vapor path of the unit. The low resistance of the Crafty allows you to pack it tight or loose as you like. In either case, you will always enjoy the same high-quality vapor no matter how you draw or pack the chamber.

Pax 3

On the other hand, the resistance in the Pax 2 is based heavily on the speed you inhale. Simply put, if you do not draw very slowly with the Pax 2, it will have a lot of resistance. As a matter of fact, the Pax 2 requires a certain amount of technique to truly enjoy your vapor session. This problem can be partially attributed to the mouthpiece of the Pax, which is explained in more detail later. With the Pax 2, it’s best to take slow long draws for anywhere between 10 and 20 seconds. The resistance of the Pax 2 is also affected more heavily by these factors:

  • How tight or full you packed the chamber
  • The type of aromatherapy you are vaping
  • The coarseness of the grind
  • The temperature you are vaporizing at

Simply put, the Pax 2 has too many factors affecting its vapor quality. While the Crafty effortlessly delivers knockout draws time after time. Round four of the Crafty vs Pax 2 goes to the Crafty.

Crafty vs Pax 3   Portability and Size

When it comes to size, the Pax is smaller than the Crafty. While the Crafty measures 4.3”H x 2.2”D x 1.3”W, the Pax comes in slightly smaller at 3.87”H x 1.21”W x .085”D. However, the real difference in size can be attributed to the weight of the devices. The Crafty weighs 136 grams, while the Pax only weighs 92 grams. In either case, both of these units are extremely small and light compared to the other portable vaporizers on the market today. For instance, the Ascent weighs 192 grams, the Haze weighs 193, and the Firefly weighs 241. In any case, you can still comfortably fit either the Crafty or the Pax in your pocket, but the Pax offers a more smooth and streamlined design. The Pax 2’s tiny size proves it victorious in this category.

Crafty vs Pax 3   The Knockout Round

One of the biggest problems with the original Pax was the sticking mouthpiece, which was solved with a new lip-sensing mouthpiece. The lip-sensing mouthpiece is a hole used for inhaling vapor approximately the size of a headphone jack located near the only button on the device. Although this innovative design allowed them to significantly reduce the size of the Pax 3, the unit can get hot if it is maxed out too long. Simply put, no one wants to put their lips on hot aluminum!

While this lip-sensing mouthpiece may have seemed like a brilliant idea, it proves to be more of a hassle than a functional value-added feature. Even though the temperature of the Pax 3 may not be hot enough to burn, it can be uncomfortable. Worst of all, using the optional mouthpiece of the Pax 3 doesn’t do much to mitigate the heat after a few draws. On the other hand, the Crafty manages to effectively draft heat away from the device and remain comfortably cool after repeated and continuous use, which is why the Crafty wins the final round of the Pax 3 vs Crafty bout…

Crafty vs Pax 3   The Final Scorecard

In the end, the Pax 3 offers several advancements over its predecessor, including increased portability from the smaller size of the device. Even with those updates and fixes, the Pax 3 doesn’t add up to the Crafty. The Crafty offers unparalleled vapor quality, outstanding functionality, and simplicity in use. Best of all, the Crafty always remains cool to the touch, which is something else the Pax 3 cannot do. On the final scorecard of the Pax 3 vs the Crafty, the Crafty remains victorious and cool under pressure!

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E-Cigarette Storage: Where to Put it All

You have all of your e-cig supplies on-hand: multiple batteries, e-juice, full and blank cartomizers, an atomizer for drip testing . . . it can get to be a bit cumbersome. If you’re like many vapers, your electronic cigarettes and related supplies have already taken over a drawer, cabinet or surface in your home. You have to have all of these supplies, though, so what’s the solution?

While we have no doubt that eventually the market will make up for this lapse and you’ll able to go to the department store and buy an e-cigarette caddy, that day isn’t here yet. In the meantime, we have a few suggestions from our own experience and the vaping community regarding some e-cigarette storage options.

Permanent Electronic Cigarette Storage

When we say permanent storage, we mean your bulk supplies. Extra backup batteries, blank cartomizers and other pieces of your e-cig collection need to go some place accessible, but you don’t necessarily need them with you at all times.

The best solution we’ve seen for the permanent e-cigarettes storage issue is the tackle box. Anglers use them to organize lures, and crafters long ago adopted this same storage method for beads, buttons, ribbon and other supplies. People even use tackle boxes for large jewelry and makeup collections on occasion.
When it comes to electronic cigarette storage, a tackle box is an excellent choice all around. You get multiple compartments, all easily accessible.  We’ve seen other methods like wooden chests, plastic bins, and even cardboard boxes, but the tackle box remains the best method for both organization and storage purposes.

Keeping Your E-Cigs Handy During the Day

At work and at home, you need to keep your e-cig handy, and that usually means having access to at least one standby battery and cartomizer. For this, you can get fancy, or go with something on-hand, and there are advantages to both approaches.

If you use something you already have available it saves you a purchase. However, the best option most people have around their homes that both carries electronic cigarettes upright and is portable is a glass or coffee mug. This approach may be fine for you, but we’ve heard more than one story about a vaper who – used to storing e-cigs in a coffee mug – accidentally gives their electronic cigarette a caffeine bath.

Instead, another innovative idea has been mentioned repeatedly around the vaping community: a toothbrush holder. This is one of the most creative approaches out there, and it works beautifully as long as your electronic cigarettes are of the slimmer variety. Each e-cig slides right into a toothbrush slot. Find the right one and you should be able to keep several batteries and cartomizers on-hand at all times, in a manner that allows you to pick them up and carry them with you when you relocate to another room.

Storing Your Electronic Cigarettes for Travel

When it comes to traveling with your e-cigs like Njoy e-cigarette or your vape mod, you have plenty of options. It really all comes down to how many supplies you’ll need to take and how you plan on traveling. One quick tip for airline travel, for example, is to buy pre-filled cartomizers or fill your own beforehand, because it saves you potential confusion and hassles when you try to bring e-liquid through airport security.

As far as your actual storage container, though, a pouch will generally be a better choice than a box for travel. Look for pencil pouches in the school supply section of your local store, or use a toiletry or makeup bag. These often have a few different compartments to allow for separation of your supplies.

Specially Made Storage

For larger, long-term storage, you’ll definitely need to consider a tackle box or other option, but for your everyday needs, you may be able to purchase something like the personal charging case (PCC). Something made by the manufacturer is going to be your best bet for size and usability, not to mention that the PCCs both carry and charge your e-cigs.

The above suggestions are only a few of the innovations we’ve heard about from the electronic cigarette community sites such as e-cigs forum and Ecig Reviews sites. With as fast as the industry is growing, though, we may need to update this article with new electronic cigarette storage options sooner than we might expect!

Ok, so what is an e-cig?

An e cigarette, or electronic cigarette is a device designed to produce vapor. This simulates the smoke found in traditional cigarettes. The vapor produced by the e-cigarette may optionally contain nicotine and flavorings.

Traditional electronic cigarettes are designed to look like regular cigarettes as well. They are tubes about the same length as a regular cigarette. e-Cigarettes feature an LED light at the end of the device that turns on when the user puffs, furthering the illusion of smoking.

e-Cigarettes are not combusted like regular cigarettes. They do not output the carcinogens and other chemicals that makes traditional cigarettes so dangerous. Electronic cigarettes also do not have the chemical additives such as ammonia commonly found in traditional cigarettes. Read More

New study confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes pose minimal health risk – source, CASAA.org

E-cigarette users can breathe a little easier today. A study just released by Professor Igor Burstyn, Drexel University School of Public Health, confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) pose no health concern for users or bystanders. This is the first definitive study of e-cigarette chemistry and finds that there are no health concerns based on generally accepted exposure limits. Read More

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