KandyPens Crystal Review

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kandypens crystal review

The Good: Pure, flavorful vapor with nice clouds | Quartz bowl | Easy to maintain | Low draw resistance | Long battery life | Battery is 510 threaded

The Bad: Package only includes one atomizer | Mouthpiece area may get hot after multiple sessions

The Bottom Line: I love how efficient the Crystal is because I can use a little wax and get a lot of sessions out of it. The great tasting vapor and smooth airflow guarantee that each of those sessions is a complete blast. If the price doesn’t put you off, then I can easily recommend the Crystal to flavor chasers everywhere.

$134.97 Visit KandyPens

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Kit and Accessories

kandypens crystal kit
L-R: Black velvet bag, dab tool, KandyPens Crystal, extra glass mouthpiece, USB cable.
  • KandyPens Crystal
  • One extra glass mouthpiece
  • Dab tool
  • USB charging cable
  • Black velvet pouch

Compatibility: The Crystal is only compatible with Wax, Extracts, Dabs, Concentrate.

Quartz Atomizer: The Crystal uses a quartz bowl that is heated from below by a coil, instead of the traditional wire wrapped around a rod that you see in most vape pens. This style of atomizer is becoming popular in vape pens because it is easier to load than the quartz rod coils and produces purer vapor than ceramic coils. The battery on the Crystal is 510 threaded, so you can use it with other compatible pre-filled cartridges if you want.

Official Accessories

You can buy replacements for the atomizer and the glass mouthpiece at KandyPens official site.

Design and Features

kandypens crystal design
The Crystal’s battery and its quartz atomizer use 510 threading, so they can be used with other compatible devices.

Overall Design: The Crystal is slightly thicker than a typical vape pen, which gives it more stability and sturdiness. At just about four inches in height, the Crystal is pretty portable, but you have to be careful about the exposed glass mouthpiece when you’re carrying it around.

There are four vertically arranged lights on the side that illuminate in different colors and patterns depending on the voltage setting. They provide a nice bit of flash to the relatively sedate design while still being usefully functional as well.

Ease of Use: Like most vape pens, the Crystal uses one button for everything, so the learning curve isn’t too steep. The mouthpiece and atomizer are both very easy to remove and reattach, so you won’t have any problems when it’s time to clean or load the Crystal. And speaking of loading, that is a very easy process because of the wide opening and the bowl design.

Build Quality: The Crystal is made from stainless steel, it’s tough, and it has a nice heft to it, so it feels sturdy. The Crystal seems like it can withstand some rough treatment since previous KandyPens products have proven to be durable and long-lasting.

Special Features

Sesh Mode: Normally you have to hold down the power button while inhaling from the Crystal, but by activating sesh mode the device keeps heating for about ten seconds without your having to hold down the button. You activate sesh mode by tapping the power button twice, and I like using it when I take longer draws instead of holding down the button.

Cleaning and Maintenance

The quartz bowl means that cleaning the Crystal is pretty easy. If there is residue left over, then you can turn the Crystal to its highest setting to burn it off. However, this can wear down the battery if you have to do it a few times in a row. You can also use an alcohol wipe to clean out the chamber after a session, while the bowl is still warm.

How to Use

kandypens crystal how to use
Loading the Crystal is easy because of the wide opening of the quartz bowl.
  1. Remove the mouthpiece to reveal the quartz bowl.
  2. Dab your wax into the bowl and then replace the mouthpiece.
  3. Press the power button five times to turn on the Crystal.
  4. Press the power button three times to cycle through the voltage settings.
  5. (Optional) Press the power button twice to activate sesh mode.
  6. Inhale from the mouthpiece.

Voltage Settings: 2.6V | 3.0V | 3.6V | 4.2V

Performance and Vapor Quality

kandypens crystal performance
The quartz bowl of the Crystal produces pure flavorful vapor and big clouds.

Vaporizer Performance: The quartz bowl heats up very quickly so there’s very little down time once you turn the Crystal on. If you do a couple of back-to-back sessions, then the mouthpiece area can get a little hot to the touch, but with more casual use, it will stay cool. Multiple sessions in a row are a definite possibility with the Crystal because you can get nearly a dozen sessions out of about 0.1g of wax. Draw resistance is low so the airflow is smooth and vaping is easy on the lungs.

Vapor Quality: With the purity of both the quartz bowl and the glass airpath, the vapor was never going to be anything less than amazing, which means that this is some of the best vapor I’ve had from a vape pen in a while. The taste is great and I got some decent clouds out of it even though I mostly stuck to the two middle settings. There are even bigger clouds on the highest setting but this also means harsher vapor.

Battery Performance: The Crystal has a 900 mAh battery that can last for a while before it needs a recharge, even under heavy use. The battery also enables pass-through charging so you can keep vaping while it charges. The USB port is on the side of the Crystal so it stands upright while it charges while also allowing you to take advantage of the pass-through charging feature.

KandyPens Crystal vs Linx Blaze vs HoneyStick Plasma GQ

The Blaze and the Plasma are the other vape pens that use quartz bowls and they both have a lot to offer besides that feature. The Linx Blaze also includes a ceramic bowl and the Plasma has the most powerful battery. However, the Crystal is the least expensive of the three, produces bigger clouds than the Blaze, and has more settings than the GQ, so it can more than hold its own among this tough crowd.

KandyPens CrystalLinx BlazeHoneyStick Plasma GQ
Compatible withWax concentratesWax concentratesWax concentrates
Atomizer TypeQuartz bowlOne quartz bowl + one ceramic coilQuartz bowl
Temperature/Voltage SettingsFourFourTwo
Battery Capacity900 mAh900 mAh1200 mAh
WarrantyLifetimeOne year limitedThirty days
Price$134.97 directly from KandyPens$135.99 directly from Linx vapor$179 directly from HoneyStick

kandypens crystal vs linx blaze

Bottom Line

kandypens crystal
9.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

The KandyPens Crystal is a vape pen that produces some of the purest tasting vapor thanks to the combination of its quartz bowl and glass mouthpiece. Both help to preserve the flavor of the wax and the low draw resistance ensures that you get to enjoy it to the fullest. A powerful battery and the versatility of 510 threading round out a great package.

Who is it for: Beginners and veterans alike will enjoy the tasty vapor and ease of use. Vapers who like to connect other 510 threaded atomizers or cartridges.

Who is it NOT for: Price is a little steep for some vapers. Vapers who like to use different kinds of coils. 

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9 Comments
  1. Hi, I recently bought myself a Kandypens Crystal and I’ve noticed that it usually doesn’t produce a lot of vapor when I apply my cbd sauce. Has this happened or am I inhaling to quickly?

  2. That is really interesting that the crystal is an impressive wax vaporizer. Vape coils are something that I have been researching since I want to know how they work. Maybe I should try out the crystal or quarts coil top.

  3. I have not been happy with the Crystal plus my review on their website explaining the issues was not posted. (So much for checking the reviews, huh?) The atomizer supplied was defective and did not work. A replacement was sent but it does not produce decent vapor and the mouth pieces plugs up very easily. I bought it because it was highly hyped and was extremely pleased with their prior model (Prism). Frankly, I would not waste the money. It may be the new product debugging, or it may be overhyped? Simply does not work well for me.

    Denny

  4. I recently obtained one of these, my 1st concentrate pen. Bought it based on this website review. It seems to work but, I find the power drops out or stops after one session of holding the power button, then on the next draw, it appears to be powered off. I have to cycle all over again to get it back to the desired voltage. Possible problem?

    Has anyone experienced this. I wonder what kind of hassle I’m in for if a return is required.

    Thanks,
    Dean

    • I just got mine and this happens 2 me too. I mean wtf I paid alot of money for this thing and it keeps turning itself off, completely!
      Does anyone read these remarks ?
      Im calling support tomorrow. I hoped I could find the reason of work around this flaw. And I think it’s a major flaw.

    • Mine does this too. It only happens if i repeatedly draw the maximum time. The first time after 10 seconds or so, it blinks and then stops heating even if still pressed. Most of the time i can repeat holding it down, but I think if it gets pushed too hard into overheating, it’ll turn itself off. Should probably contact support to be sure it’s not defectibve.

    • Hi Dean, mine doesn’t seem to have this issue. It auto-powers off between draws? Something is def wrong.

  5. I have never seen any step by step guide to use this thing. #1 press the power burn. 5 times to turn it on. #2 Press the power button 3 times maybe 4 to cycle through its heat settings. #3 press the power btn. twice the activate ” sesh” where a person can take a drag,then pass the unit to another person.

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