Juul vapor is the latest innovation from Pax Labs, the same people that brought you the famous Pax vaporizer.
Marketed as a closed-system that’s “intensely satisfying,” Juul is sleek and stealthier than the Pax 2. It’s also designed for e-liquids. But can it live up to the hype? Let’s take a closer look at what this new vaporizer has to offer.
What Makes the Juul Vape Pen Different?
Unlike the Pax vaporizer, the Juul is designed for use with e-liquids. It looks like Pax Labs is trying to tap into the e-cigarette market with a product that helps user choose the right nicotine strength and vapor quality for their own personal taste.
The Juul gives you control over the device’s temperature and power to allow for a smooth delivery of nicotine. It’s compact, too, so you can take with you on the go.
With a liquid-to-wick cartridge, this vaporizer produces thick, flavorful vapor every time. The cartridges are known as Juulpods, and they come in a variety of flavors.
The Juul e cigarette is easy to use, too. There are no buttons and no switches. To use it, insert the Juulpod and draw. It’s that easy.
A simple indicator light lets you know the remaining battery life, and it also lets you know the pull strength. Red is low, yellow is medium and green is high. Just tap the device twice to indicate the charge level.
The Juul’s design is sleek and modern. Strangely enough, it looks like a USB stick – which makes it great for stealth purposes.
Its plastic housing is BPA-free, food-grade and heat-resistant for safe, easy use. The vapor path is made of stainless steel for a crisp, pure taste. And it’s built with a nichrome coil heater and industry-standard wick. The lithium ion battery and other internal components are protected by an aluminum shell, which is completely separate from the liquid and vapor path.
Judging from other e cigarette reviews, people are excited about the Juul. It’s easy to use, it produces thick vapor, and it’s more cost effective than traditional cigarettes. This may not be the first e-cigarette to hit the market, but Pax Labs is definitely improving on the original design.
How Does The Juul Vaporizer Work?
How exactly does this vaporizer work? If you’re familiar with e-cigarettes, then you already know the basics of how the Juul works. It uses a liquid-to-wick cartridge-based system to deliver nicotine and produce vapor, but Pax Labs simplified the process.
To get started, all you have to do is remove the colored cap from your Juulpod, and insert the cartridge into the device. That’s it! The cartridge actually becomes your mouthpiece, so there’s nothing to take apart. Just slide the cartridge back out when you’re done, and insert a new one.
As I said before, there are no buttons with this device. Just take a draw to start it up. Pax Labs does warn new users to take it slow because it can be a little strong for first-timers.
Juulpods can be purchased directly from the Juul Vapor website.
These pods come in four flavors:
- Tabaac: Rich American tobacco.
- Mint: Fresh peppermint with a refreshing aftertaste.
- Bruule: Flavors of crème brûlée, silky custard and vanilla cake.
- Fruut: Grapes, peaches, berries and hints of herbs.
A multi-pack is also available that comes with one of each flavor.
Each pack of Juulpods comes with four pods. Each pod has 0.7ml of liquid, and that liquid contains 5% nicotine by weight. One pod is roughly equivalent to 200 puffs, or a pack of cigarettes.
There’s a lot of talk about temperature control with this vaporizer, but how exactly does it work. If there are no buttons or switches, how can you possibly adjust the temperature?
The marketing lingo for this product is a bit misleading here. The temperature is actually regulated internally using proprietary firmware. This ensures that just the right amount of power is distributed, so your vapor is never too hot or too cool. This method also preserves the flavor and helps produce thicker vapor.
Charging and Battery Life
Charging the Juul is a breeze. It has a magnetic base that stands directly on top of the magnetic USB charger. And it only takes about an hour to charge completely.
We did want to point out one issue, though. Because of its magnetic base, charging can affect other electronics. For example, if you charge the Juul using one of your computer’s USB ports, it may put your computer in sleep mode. It won’t damage your system, but this can be inconvenient and you’ll need to find an alternative USB port to charge with.
Pax Labs also notes that you should keep this vaporizer away from credit cards, key cards and any other items that have magnetic strips.
Although the Juul has a small battery, each charge will last you about 200 puffs. That’s roughly equivalent to a pack of cigarettes. If you’re a heavy smoker, you may need to recharge once per day, but for most people, the Juul’s charge will last all day.
How Much are E Cigs and Juulpods?
Right now, Pax Labs is selling a pack of four pods for $15.99. If each pod is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes, you’re looking at $3.99 a pack – much cheaper than traditional cigarettes. With the auto-ship option, you save about two bucks and will receive shipments every month.
The e-cig device is currently selling for $49.99 through the Juul Vapor website, and it comes with everything you need, including:
- 1 rechargeable Juul
- Magnetic USB charger
- 1 mult-pack of Juul pods
All devices are backed by a 1-year warranty.
Is the Juul the Best E Cig?
The Juul takes an innovative approach to the e-cigarette concept. Its design is lightweight, compact and incredibly simple. Without any buttons or switches, the Juul may actually be safer than other e-cig models because you have to take a draw to power it up.
Cartridges are so simple and easy to insert or remove. Plus, they double as a mouthpiece.
But this device is not without a few minor flaws. Like other ecig reviews point out, you don’t have much flexibility as far as liquids go. You’re stuck with Juulpods. This means you can only choose from four flavors, and you can only use liquids with a 5% nicotine level. If you’re trying to quit, this may not be the right device for you. If you’re looking for more flavor options, this may not be the right vaporizer for you either.
For the average user, the Juul is a breath of fresh air. And it’s so affordably priced, it’s hard to pass up.